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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #75 on: April 30, 2014, 02:49:59 PM »
Is their any place I could watch a run or see a course for Intro? I would like to set something up for my classes to show they can do it!!

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #76 on: April 30, 2014, 02:58:21 PM »
Is their any place I could watch a run or see a course for Intro? I would like to set something up for my classes to show they can do it!!

The last set of VT courses posted has VT included.

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #77 on: April 30, 2014, 08:06:03 PM »
Thank you!!!!! 
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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #78 on: May 01, 2014, 12:28:10 AM »
they are the Olive Oil ones and I couldn't find any intro courses. Is there somewhere else to look?  All it had was the usual courses?

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #79 on: May 01, 2014, 08:07:38 AM »
Look at the "Dogs" VT courses. There are two Intro courses there. Correct "Olive Oil" has none.

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #80 on: May 05, 2014, 09:42:08 PM »
At the Turns N Wraps trial this past weekend in Arizona, we offered Intro for all classes and it was a HIT by all that entered, including myself! There were new teams and some teams that have been in Novice and having difficulty and they ALL were grateful for the Intro level!!  As others have said, there were runs added that we would not have had. Jumping Chollas is offering Intro at the trial in Prescott Valley, AZ in 2 weeks as well and looking forward to watching those teams run their courses that are entered in Intro.

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #81 on: May 09, 2014, 12:40:30 AM »
Terry, I ran my dog Kip in some of the Intro classes at the Turns N Wraps trial. Some were video'd and are on youtube. Unfortunately youtube is blocked at work, so I cannot get you the links... but I think you can find them if you search youtube for CheyAut. That is my youtube name, and doing so you should be able to find my videos. They were uploaded just a couple days ago, you want to look for the Kip ones. 3 of his regular runs got video taped. We also did jumpers but didn't get video. For keywords I put border collie, nadac, and intro regular, so that might help you as well.

I LOVED the intro classes. Kip's brother, Dash, is my main agility dog and is in Elite. His brother Kip is a completely different dog. He still needs a lot of work (he hasn't had nearly the training that Dash has had as he is my husband's dog, and my husband isn't into doing agility, and his personality is just sooooo different (I swear, Dash was a mature dog at 9 weeks when I brought him home, while Kip is still all puppy at nearly 4 years old LOL)). Since TNW added the Intro, I thought I'd take Kip along to play in it. The courses were MUCH easier on us, and we actually Q'd 3 of the 4 regular, earning our Intro title! It even got me wanting to put Kip back in classes (I stopped doing classes with him due to conflicts with my other dogs' classes and just haven't put him back in yet).

And at the JCAC upcoming trial, I'm entering my young dog, Kat, in Intro. She's still learning some handling and distance stuff, but she's really good in class. I put her in a 3 day trial, just 2 days and not many classes/day and she did excellent the first day, but seemed not too happy the second day... but in class she's never like that. So I think the shortened courses and easier handling will be perfect for her confidence and happiness at trials at this stage in her training.

Without the Intro level, I wouldn't have entered Kip and Kat in these two trials.

Those who did the Intro sure seemed to really like and appreciate it! I think it's a WONDERFUL addition to the NADAC levels! :)
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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #82 on: May 17, 2014, 02:34:17 PM »
I recall hearing somewhere that the handler can choose what jump height they want in Intro. Seeing as how I can't find a post confirming this, I am wondering if this is correct. Are dogs required to jump their regular jump height in Intro or can the handler choose the jump height.

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #83 on: May 17, 2014, 05:32:17 PM »
I recall hearing somewhere that the handler can choose what jump height they want in Intro. Seeing as how I can't find a post confirming this, I am wondering if this is correct. Are dogs required to jump their regular jump height in Intro or can the handler choose the jump height.

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Sandy T
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They can choose any "lower" jump height for Intro if desired.  Handlers cannot jump higher then their normal height.

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #84 on: May 17, 2014, 09:19:55 PM »
I got to run the Intro level of Regular today with my young dog who sometimes is less motivated than I would like her to be.  She loved it.  I can't wait to do it again tomorrow!

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #85 on: May 19, 2014, 01:34:26 AM »
My new puppy Tripp and I love the addition of the Intro class.  He's not ready for "prime-time" Novice classes yet, but these are great as he continues to learn and grow as a new agility dog and not be overwhelming.  It's been great for his confidence and for me seeing how he reacts in the ring vs. in training.

A question... what are the title abbreviations for the new Intro classes?

Thanks, Sharon, for what you do for NADAC!!  :)
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Kaiden: NATCH 16 V-NATCH 13 AA NATCH 5 Tartan Bay More Than Meets The Eye PT BN RI URO1 MX MXJ MXF EGC TKI IT
Tripp: NATCH 11, V-NATCH 6 AA NATCH 5 BB's Embrace The Journey CD BN RN URO1 EGC TKI IT
Sketch: NATCH, VersNATCH Nothin' But A Good Time TKI, IT

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #86 on: May 19, 2014, 12:37:36 PM »
I also love the addition of Intro. It was offered this past weekend at the U2 Kan Du Agility trial and it was wonderful to see a large number of Elite handlers ringside watching and cheering the Intro handlers. Great addition!!

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #87 on: May 19, 2014, 07:26:07 PM »
I think the abbreviations will be IAC, IJC, ICC, TG-I, WV-I, TN-I, HP-I. Not sure about extreme titles.

Frances & FitzRoy ICC O-TN-O
Frances Hannan
NATCH2 V-NATCH Wednesday TN-E-600
FitzRoy IAC S-ICC S-IJC TN-E WV-I O-HP-I
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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #88 on: May 20, 2014, 02:44:01 PM »
We added Intro to all of our classes at our trial this weekend and it was a huge hit! Our small trial had 187 Intro runs. It did add a fair bit of time on Saturday but we had to move contact equipment off and back on a couple of times. On Sunday there were fewer big moves and it only added a bit of time. We had brand new teams that weren't quite ready for novice, retired, older dogs that got to play one more time, shy dogs that can't quite handle a whole novice course, high drive dogs that go over the top on a whole novice course and slower, disabled teams that couldn't get through a whole novice course and they all did a wonderful job in Intro. I think this boosted confidence and got a few more beginners addicted.  I will gladly offer it again at our August trial.

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Re: Intro to Agility
« Reply #89 on: June 14, 2014, 12:11:56 PM »
So if my dog is entered in 3 novice classes can he also be entered into a intro level class at the same trial on the same day?