Video Tape Program in Australia
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Video Tape Program Guidelines
VIDEOTAPE PROGRAM (VT) – AUSTRALIA
As of 17 March, 2020 Australian NADAC exhibitors will have access to a NADAC Video Tape program within Australia. This program will run for a trial period of 12 months.
This program will be administered by the NADAC Australia Office.
- When can you run a VT run?
- During any period when trials have been cancelled due to special circumstances. Currently due to the covid-19 pandemic trials have been cancelled between 16th March – 10th April 2020. Please refer to the NADAC Australia website for any future special circumstance cancellations.
- During the non-trial season between 1st December – 15th February each year
- If you meet the living remotely criteria which prohibit you from entering a normally scheduled trial on the NADAC event calendar.
- How much space will be required to build the course?
- Most courses are either 80 by 100 feet or 90 by 90 feet.
- What classes will be available for VT runs?
- Hoopers and Jumpers will be the only classes permitted at this time. These classes have been chosen as it is more likely that a greater number of exhibitors will have access to jumps and hoops or can easily make them.
- Effective as of 21 March - all NADAC classes are included in the VT program
- Equipment specifications.
- All equipment must meet NADAC specifications. Please refer to the exhibitor handbook. Winged Jumps will be permitted.
- The number of jumps, hoops required varies from course to course. Elite level Jumpers often has 14-16 jumps and perhaps a tunnel. Hoopers often has 12-15 hoops.
- Effective as 21 March - other venue specific equipment may be used for VT runs during the covid-19 situation- must be communicated to the NADAC Australia office prior to use.
- Tunnels under dog walks are always 20 foot long and cannot be substituted with a 15 foot tunnel. Tunnels under Aframes are always 15 foot long and can not be substituted with a 20 foot tunnel.
- Courses and course building.
- You can view and download current VT courses using the button
- Courses must be built using a building by grid method to ensure that they meet NADAC course design and spacing requirements. The NADAC Australia Office will provide a course map with grid references and instructions on how to go about building the course.
- VT runs submitted showing courses not built appropriately will be scored as a non-qualify run due to improper course build and you will be notified.
- All runs must be videotaped from the time the dog and handler come to the start line on a leash to the time the dog is placed on leash and dog and handler has left the course area.
- The entire run must be clearly visible on the video-taped.
- Your video must be uploaded to YouTube as you will be required to provide a link to your video upon submission.
- Videos must be submitted within 5 days of running the course
- The permitted number of runs.
- The maximum number of runs you are permitted to submit of the same course is 2 (Double format).
- You are not permitted to practice the course or sections of the course.
- You are not permitted to run a higher-level course for practice and then video a lower level for video submission.
- NADAC Rules.
- All NADAC rules apply
- Sound ethics and good sportsmanship are expected.
- Video Submission, costs and Judging
- Video submissions will be lodged via the NADAC Australia website
- Cost per run is $12.00 per run
- You will be invoiced for your runs and once payment is received the Office will begin the process of Judging your runs.
- Your runs will be judged by NADAC Judges within the NADAC Australia Office.
- You will be notified via email with your result and if successful your points will be added to your dog’s NADAC records.
SUBMIT YOUR VT RUN(S) FOR JUDGING BY COMPLETING THIS FORM
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What our NADAC Australia Dog agility exhibitors say
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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.
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.
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