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valli

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Re: Beginners Agility info *Sticky Topic*
« Reply #45 on: December 20, 2013, 07:45:41 PM »
Are the states having BA tests listed some where, like the regular 'trial calendar'?, or do you have to request a test.
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« Reply #46 on: December 26, 2013, 06:15:18 AM »
Are results from BA submitted to NADAC and listed under a dog's points on the website?
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« Reply #47 on: December 26, 2013, 10:35:43 AM »
Yes, they are listed in the calendar section. 

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« Reply #48 on: December 26, 2013, 10:36:57 AM »
Yes...points and titles are listed.  Its great, everything in one place.

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« Reply #49 on: December 26, 2013, 09:15:04 PM »
Thank you Karen, I looked and no state any where up to two states away on each side of Missouri has one listed..a lot of trials are still TBA hopefully one of them will list one.
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« Reply #50 on: December 27, 2013, 07:43:22 AM »
Suggest you let those clubs know there is an interest.  Here in California we probably get oh... maybe 10 dogs that come over from the main ring.  We challenge those with Novice, Open and Elite titles to try it.

We are doing more and more here in Southern CA as more clubs begin to offer it along with their regular trial.

I like to think of this as investing in our futureNADAC agility dogs.  We have had first timers, training for other venues, come to try it and leave with very favorable impression of NADAC.

Good Luck.

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« Reply #51 on: December 31, 2013, 11:42:59 AM »
Suggest you let those clubs know there is an interest.  Here in California we probably get oh... maybe 10 dogs that come over from the main ring.  We challenge those with Novice, Open and Elite titles to try it.

We are doing more and more here in Southern CA as more clubs begin to offer it along with their regular trial.

I like to think of this as investing in our futureNADAC agility dogs.  We have had first timers, training for other venues, come to try it and leave with very favorable impression of NADAC.

Good Luck.

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« Reply #52 on: February 24, 2014, 12:13:25 AM »
Last weekend (2/19/14) the Palomar Club in CA offered BA on Saturday and held EGC Gaters as part of the regular trial in the main arena that same afternoon.  Some of the BA folks made their debut in the main ring by entering the Gaters class.  These handlers felt they were not ready to ask their dogs to do things like weaves and contracts in a full trial setting (my hat is off to them not wanting to push their dogs too fast).  Novice Gaters seemed a logical first step from BA....their dogs had shown success in working the gate and tunnel exercises at the BA Level II or higher.  I am happy to report the dogs and handlers did a fabulous job and they are looking forward to finishing their BA titles and pursuing NADAC.

I really enjoy working with the BA program. I love seeing these young dogs and new handlers progress.  I also like the way it nicely flows into Novice EGC.   

I would like to suggest to groups offering BA on one day at their trial, to consider offering one class that the "advanced" BA folks could try, such as Gaters or Barrelers.  Two rounds of BA and a round (or two) of Barrelers or Gaters seemed to work well for a number of the upper level BA folks.   
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« Reply #53 on: February 24, 2014, 02:14:37 PM »

I really enjoy working with the BA program. I love seeing these young dogs and new handlers progress.  I also like the way it nicely flows into Novice EGC.   


We APPRECIATE and THANK YOU, Karen (and all of the volunteer testers), for your selfless dedication to BA!  Your belief in, and promotion of, the program has helped it grow in So.Cal.  We owe you so much for helping "baby" dogs and handlers gain self confidence in the BA program.

My little Papillon girl Tesla earned her first Qs at the Palomar trial in BA-1, and my scaredy boy Hutch earned his first BA-3 Q...  without BA, neither would have had a chance to play agility with mom that day.  BA ROCKS!

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« Reply #54 on: February 24, 2014, 06:17:51 PM »
Here in remote North Dakota we have no close trials (under 300 miles) and a real problem with air service so I have held 12 BA trials over the past year and they have been fun, we have learned a bunch, well attended.  Since getting a judge is a major expense and effort, I really appreciate NADAC allowing us old "seasoned" handlers to act as judges and give a "trial" experience to our teams.  And yes, they do flow right into the EGC program.  Please keep these available!
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« Reply #55 on: February 24, 2014, 11:49:29 PM »
Here in remote North Dakota we have no close trials (under 300 miles) and a real problem with air service so I have held 12 BA trials over the past year and they have been fun, we have learned a bunch, well attended.  Since getting a judge is a major expense and effort, I really appreciate NADAC allowing us old "seasoned" handlers to act as judges and give a "trial" experience to our teams.  And yes, they do flow right into the EGC program.  Please keep these available!

You are doing a great job in your area!!

Sharon
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Re: Beginners Agility info *Sticky Topic*
« Reply #56 on: February 27, 2014, 07:56:26 AM »
Are the BA tests required before moving to Novice?

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« Reply #57 on: February 27, 2014, 11:41:12 AM »
No, but the BA levels provide an excellent  path to Novice. 

I have had  BA folks say, upon completion of Level 3, that they want a Level 4....I tell them...there is, it is called Novice...lol. 

All dogs, including Elite, can go for their BA titles.

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« Reply #58 on: April 13, 2014, 06:40:04 PM »
Big thumbs up to the host clubs that have found the time to get the numbies started in the fun of NADAC agility by offering the 'Beginners Test' in their trials, :) I have still had no luck finding a trial close to me that offers the BT, I have emailed and requested to a couple, but their trials are so full and run late on the trail day's that they just don't have the time to squeeze them into the trial schedule. :( Would so like to get my young girl started and get her some experience in a trial setting, but guess we'll just have to wait until she's 18 months.....
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Re: Beginners Agility info *Sticky Topic*
« Reply #59 on: April 14, 2014, 05:58:21 AM »
If you have two testers at a BA test, can each tester have their dogs evaluated by the other tester?
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