What venues do you compete in?

What Agility Venue Do You Compete In?


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Dex

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I've only competed in CPE so far with my older dog. Both dogs are registered with AKC so we can trial with them but I've yet to do so. I keep getting distracted by disc dog stuff...
 

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The dogs and I have competed in AKC (Bailey), USDAA (we did Junior Handlers and Bailey did very few regular trials), CPE (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.
 
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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!
I think the poll is asking specifically for agility, judging by the title of the poll :)
 

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We focus in AKC for agility but i liked nadac and would do it again. I haven't tried USDAA or CPE, we're always doing something else those weekends it seems.
 

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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 :D
 

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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 :)
 
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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.
 

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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.
 

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I do only CPE at this point. I know a lot of the clubs that hold CPE trials and I enjoy the games.

I will probably do AKC for the competitiveness, a lot of my agility friends do CPE for fun/practice and AKC for "real".

I loved NADAC when it was more prevalent around here but haven't been to a trial in years.
 

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Don't trial yet but I'm looking mostly at CPE and AKC. That's what's I have access to and I'll probably trial CPE first because of some of the easier levels and games.
 

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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.
 

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AKC for juniors and for when we start rally. We do both AKC and ASFA lure coursing. And when my boy comes we eill do confirmation in AKC along with rally and then lure cousing in both.
 

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I grew up competing in AKC but since I got Hawkeye I have transitioned mainly to ASCA. I do AKC Agility, Obedience, and Tracking; and I do ASCA Conformation, Stockdog, Obedience, and Tracking.
 

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