Video Tape Program in Australia

Course sizes and Equipment Requirements.

Equipment

Due to the covid-19 health crisis the NADAC Office will temporarily allow some variance in equipment specifications used for VT runs in Australia.

The NADAC Equipment specifications can be found in the rule book.  However, you may be allowed to used rubberised contacts and jumps and tunnels from other venues during this temporary exemption.  You should check with the NADAC Australia Office first to gain approval for use before running the course. exhibitor handbook his program will be administered by the NADAC Australia Office.

To help you convert jump heights 4 inches = 100mm, 8 inches = 200mm, 12 inches = 300mm, 16 inches = 400mm, 20 inches = 500mm

Available courses are listed below - simply click on the button to open the pdf which will contain the following;

  • Grid building instructions
  • Course maps with grid references
  • Course maps without grid references
  • Yardages and Standard course times

Ensuring your video footage is good enough for Judging purposes.

The videotape run program is relatively new here in Australia and exhibitors are doing a great job building the courses and I have enjoyed watching the runs and Judging them for you.

When it comes to Judging by video, I rely on the exhibitor to provide video footage that allows me to Judge the run accurately and fairly as well as assess the course build as true to the course map provided.

Camera placement can be quite challenging to ensure you provide adequate footage for the Judge. Your Judge needs to be able to see clearly the following:

  • Unleashing before your run and leashing after your run.
  • The start of your run and the finish of your run for timing and obstacle Judging.
  • The dog negotiating the whole course (obstacles cannot be taken off-screen).
  • All descending contact performances.
  • Chances tapes

If you are lucky enough to have a videographer it is a little easier to ensure you get all these things because they can move around or stand in a position a Judge would normally stand, they can follow the dog with the camera.

If you are doing VTR’s on your own, then you will need a tripod and will need to search for that “sweet spot” to set up your tripod. A camera with widescreen options will make the camera positioning a little easier. Elevation quite often helps get more on-screen too.

With classes with multiple contact performances, you may need to set up a second camera just to get that hard to get contact footage. There will be a place on the VT submission form for you to submit a second camera footage link.

Please also keep in mind that weave poles are also better viewed from the side.

The video must be submitted within 5 days of running the course. Return to main videotape program page for the submission form.

Courses currently available for use within Australia

1010-SUNSHINE ( 100x100 foot ring size)  

Includes:

  • Chances
  • Regular Agility
  • Jumpers
  • Weavers
  • Tunnelers
  • Touch N Go

Unless you are a qualified NADAC Judge you will be required to build all courses by obstacle grid co-ordinates.  This is relatively straight forward and we will give you an instruction sheet to assist you with this.

0608-FREEDOM ( 60x80 foot ring size)  

Includes:

  • Chances
  • Hoopers
  • Jumpers
  • Weavers
  • Tunnelers
  • Barrelers

Unless you are a qualified NADAC Judge you will be required to build all courses by obstacle grid co-ordinates.  This is relatively straight forward and we will give you an instruction sheet to assist you with this.

0810-LANETA HOOPERS ( 80x100 foot ring size)  

Includes:

  • Hoopers

Unless you are a qualified NADAC Judge you will be required to build all courses by obstacle grid co-ordinates.  This is relatively straight forward and we will give you an instruction sheet to assist you with this.

0810-LANETA BARRELERS ( 80x100 foot ring size)  

Includes:

  • Barrelers

Unless you are a qualified NADAC Judge you will be required to build all courses by obstacle grid co-ordinates.  This is relatively straight forward and we will give you an instruction sheet to assist you with this.

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What our NADAC Australia Dog agility exhibitors say

NADAC is the best. It caters for new dogs and handlers as well as for older dogs and handlers and everything in between. The courses are fun and flowing but still challenging, times are achievable and you get rewarded frequently along your NADAC journey. My boys and I love it.

Gayle Baxter.

NADAC is so cool. It caters for every dog and handler from beginner to advanced and from young to old and human athlete to fitness challenged. So much fun with your dog in a relaxed atmosphere.

Donna Merrilees.

I was introduced to NADAC agility, approximately 9 years ago.  I was extremely happy and excited to join with my dog Harvie.  Many things appealed to us. The opportunity to run your dog at a lower jump height. Harvie struggled with the regulation height at other codes. The lower height enabled us to keep playing agility. Only one ring running at any time. This was less stressful for me as a handler, not needing to be in multiple places at once and brilliant when you are running a second dog. Multiple types of courses, ie tunnelers, hoopers etc, are so much fun for everyone. I admire the NADAC philosophy, which makes allowances for veteran dogs and handlers. Most importantly, safety for all is the number one priority of NADAC. On a personal note, the Nadac community is very inclusive and supportive. I highly recommend Nadac to anyone who wants to have fun with their dogs, keep fit and join a great group of people.

Janice Crooks.

NADAC has provided a safe and fun place for my rescue dog to play agility.  It has been central to building his confidence.  It has given him a way to use up mental and physical energy that may otherwise be used on destroying furniture or raiding bins!  Thanks for helping to turn a nervous rescue pooch into a happy agility star.

Milly Burke.

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