Originally Posted by BostonBanker
Aren't there *barrels* now instead of curved tunnels? Or at least the option for them?
No no, they absolutely still have curved tunnels! The barrels do not show up in any of the normal classes (just contacts, jumps, tunnels, weaves, and hoops). Really, the only things different about NADAC compared to AKC is that they require more distance and discrimination skills than AKC (and much faster course times). AKC has additional obstacles and tighter courses.
They introduced "extreme games challenges" last year (maybe 2 years ago?) but those are completely separate classes that are just for fun--they don't count towards titles or anything as of now. I have yet to see them at a trial, although the place I'm going in April is going to offer it at the end of the day...we'll see how it goes! I have a feeling my dog is going to go completely wild being the end of the day and obstacles she's never seen.