Training in the Ring – Rule Update
As of January 1st, 2019: Once a dog has been Eliminated the dog and handler team will be allowed to continue training in the ring up to a maximum of 60 seconds. This includes the time the team has already spent in the ring leading up to the elimination. Once 60 seconds has elapsed the judge will ask the team to leave the ring. Teams may continue to put their dogs on the contact equipment as long as it’s done in a safe manner. Teams may also continue to train their start line, so long as the team has not continued past the 3rd obstacle on course. Once a team has made it past the 3rd obstacle on course they will not be allowed to come back to the start line in order to avoid having two dogs in the same area at once.
NADAC allows, and encourages, training in the ring, but it shall never be a qualifying run. Any training in the ring must be done in a positive and sportsmanlike manner. Absolutely no harsh corrections or physical corrections shall be allowed.