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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Audri, Cee Cee, Lily, Toto, and Calypso on November 30, 2018, 09:58:03 AM »
Most clubs by us don't do NATCH bars anymore.  I made my own for Toto when he FINALLY earned his NATCH/V-NATCH.  I made one bar for both awards.   I have been thinking I am going to make some of the short bars that others have made for my more recent NATCH's so I can hang them underneath.  I also had a friend who got me a bar made for Lily's Triple/Triple and I had someone make me one for her Triple Superior Versatility, but haven't done that for Toto yet.  That being said, most clubs do have nice NATCH ribbons so I am good with those after NATCH 1. 

I really like the bars because people can sign them, etc. and they are fun to display, but I understand the expense of them as well.  And I can make my own. 
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Maureen deHaan on November 30, 2018, 08:24:40 AM »
I always have NATCH bars on hand at trials I host - It's a nice wasy to commerorate a NATCH whether it be 1st or 100th :)

 I know I was happy to have one when my first 2 dogs earned their NATCHes - I don't take them for subsequent NATCH after #1 bc I just don't have room for more than 1

Zoe just earned her first NATCH and no pole was offered - it was kind of a bummer - thankfully my BFF had made me a special one that she gave me at class the week following the big event so I have that and it is very special!
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Rosemary on November 30, 2018, 07:56:08 AM »
I always have NATCH bars on hand. I usually assume people who get NATCH 1-3 may want one, but I always ask just to make sure. If a competitor wants a bar, no matter what number the NATCH is, I will give them one.

Recently I started making mini-NATCH bars that are 2 ft long and not as fancy. These were a big hit at my last trial where we had 9 teams earn a NATCH! Many of them were #3 or above.

Photos attached.

Lindsey
www.mountaindogsports.com

I really like those shorter poles.  What a great idea!  Nice group shot too!
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General Discussion / Re: NADAC Shirts
« Last post by Chris Nelson on November 30, 2018, 07:55:07 AM »
Still hoping to get a purple judges shirt that I ordered & paid for before Champs!  Maybe it's in one of those boxes!!

I responded to your email.   They are being worked on.
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by knittingdog on November 30, 2018, 07:33:27 AM »
We only have one trial a year and rarely have someone complete a NATCh (that said, last year we had a NATCh & a V-NATCh).  The idea of keeping a pole &/or ribbon looking "fresh/new" year to year didn't seem that feasible, so we give fancier engraved 1/2 gallon jars:  Club logo, handler/dog names, date and type of award (NATCh, V-NATCh,etc) filled with dog treats. We've done about 8 and they have been very well received. The one draw back is the team doesn't get it that day.

Dave
PAWSitive Dog Sports
Cold Lake, AB


I would love to see a picture of one of those.  Sounds really nice!

Robin



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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by David Tharle on November 30, 2018, 06:30:05 AM »
We only have one trial a year and rarely have someone complete a NATCh (that said, last year we had a NATCh & a V-NATCh).  The idea of keeping a pole &/or ribbon looking "fresh/new" year to year didn't seem that feasible, so we give fancier engraved 1/2 gallon jars:  Club logo, handler/dog names, date and type of award (NATCh, V-NATCh,etc) filled with dog treats. We've done about 8 and they have been very well received. The one draw back is the team doesn't get it that day.

Dave
PAWSitive Dog Sports
Cold Lake, AB
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Trials / Tucson, AZ 3 day trial closes tomorrow!
« Last post by mstomel on November 29, 2018, 09:13:26 PM »
Last call for NADAC entries before closing.  If you want to enter Saguaro Scramblers NADAC trial please do so by tomorrow (Friday, Nov 30)  It's a nice trial, one ring...alternating.... and relaxed.  If you have any questions, let me know.

I have sent out confirmations to everyone so if you entered and did not get one, let me know.

Website: http://www.scramblers.org/index.html
Online entries: https://form.jotform.com/82234073154147

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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by mstomel on November 29, 2018, 09:05:10 PM »
Our club only does a pole for the first Regular natch but you can have a ribbon for every one. There is a club in Cali that does these adorable short polls, like 1' ones. I think those are awesome. I want 2 and I want them to be nunchucks! It would make more sense to me to do that than a ribbon since those silly ribbons are like $40/each but I guess the consensus is that people want ribbons no matter what. A volunteer makes ours and is compensated for the supplies. I think people can pay her $30-$50 to make them one for any additional natch's. I think the origin of the poll was AKC and that you did take the last pole that your dog went over, which is a very pretty sentiment but I guess doesn't translate to Nadac well. The last jump we went over was a hoop! Some people love the polls. If I had Natch 35 and a pole for each you better believe most of my barn plumbing would be signed and decorated. 
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by KarissaKS on November 29, 2018, 04:36:38 PM »
When I moved to TN (from WI) I was utterly dismayed when I saw that the tradition at all of the AKC trials here is to take the bar from the last jump on course. No fancy decorated bar? A dirty old bar? After I spent all that money?  lol  Thankfully I know people who can cut decals for me so I can decorate them properly.

I really appreciate that the NADAC clubs here offer beautifully decorated bars and fantastic ribbons. Kaiser just did back to back weekends to get NATCH 4 followed by V-NATCH 3 and went out of my way to attend those trials because of their bling.  :)  If you want nice NATCH and AA-NATCH gear, come to TN!

I know it's an expense to clubs, but competitors do appreciate it.
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General Discussion / Re: NATCh Pole Question
« Last post by Amy McGovern on November 29, 2018, 03:54:13 PM »
Speaking as mom to someone who just got his first NATCH's (he got all 3 AA, V and regular at once), he for sure wanted bars and a ribbon.  After all the thousands of dollars we have spent on agility, it seems pretty cheap for a club to ask us to pay for bars or a ribbon.  I'm extremely grateful that Dogs on Q had lovely ribbons AND bars and that you get them for free for earning your NATCH!
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