The dogs and I have competed in AKC (obedience, agility, rally, tracking, conformation), USDAA (we did Junior Handlers and then very few regular trials), APDT, UKC (obedience, rally, conformation), CPE (just a couple trials), CDSP (just a couple trials), and NADAC (what we did the most of).
We did a lot more NADAC than anything else for a few reasons; 1)Most of my classmates did agility... I liked knowing people at trials, 2)I really like(d) the concepts of NADAC.
I still bring Buzz out for our APDT trials to play in veterans if he's feeling up to it but we haven't done anything other than that in years now!
NADAC. We are doing a USDAA intro trial next month to support the friend who is running it, but the rest of our stuff (minus 1 trial here and there) is all NADAC.
We train under an AKC judge, so it's been tricky for us. AKC does not require nearly the distance/discrimination skills that NADAC asks for, and has a lot more sharp turns compared to the flowing NADAC courses. It has been interesting watching our shortfalls come out for this reason. I suspect that unless we start training NADAC specific challenges, we are going to peter out at the higher level courses.
I wish I wanted to do AKC, since that's what we train...but I can't stomach the idea of 12 hour days for 2-3 runs (and I know Lucy would be mentally fried). I like my 6-8 hour days with 6 runs
I run AAC (very much like USDAA), not much up here for CPE and given the choice would do AAC over it. I don't do CKC, for the simple reason I wont s/n to get a card and my dogs are not KC reg'd.
Hope do do USDAA in the future
In our area the only venue for Agility is AAC so I compete in that. I like the sound of NADAC but the only place they have it is on Vancouver Island which would mean a long drive and an expensive Ferry Ride so have not done it.
In my area AKC and CPE are the only real options. CPE is run in venues that make me feel less than safe running my dogs due to flooring and/or equipment, plus is far less competitive. AKC here has some of the top teams in the country so that is our venue of choice.
AKC is most prevalent around here. There is some CPE and some USDAA but not very much, with less and less USDAA every year. Not sure what's going on there but it has definitely decreased. We only do AKC.