TRIALING

AGILITY

There are three levels of Agility - Novice, Excellent and Masters. There is also Open, which is a separate event to the other three. Dogs compete wearing a flat collar with no tags on it, and with the lead removed.

Novice comprises of 14-16 obstacles with tunnels, a walk, scramble, tyre, broad jump, weave poles, a table, and jumps.

Excellent (16-20 obstacles) and Masters (20-24 obstacles) have a seesaw, no table, and extra jumps, with some obstacles being done more than once.

Open can be entered regardless of what level you are currently in, but the dog will have to be able work away from you for part of the course and be able to do the weave poles.

Each course is given a time for completion, with time and course faults taken into account.

A qualifying leg is awarded with a clear round with no time or course faults. Three qualifying scores are required to advance from Novice (AD) to Excellent, five quals to advance from Excellent (ADX) to Masters, and seven quals to obtain the Masters Title (ADM). Three qualifying scores are required for Open (ADO) - there are no higher levels to Open.

AGILITY GAMES

Three agility games can be played – Snooker, Gamblers and Strategic Pairs. There are three levels of difficulty – Novice, Excellent and Masters.

A qualifying leg is awarded with a clear round with no time or course faults. Three qualifying scores are required to advance from Novice to Excellent, five quals to advance from Excellent to Masters, and seven quals to obtain the Masters Title. Titles in Snooker are SD, SDX and SDM; Gamblers GD, GDX and GDM; and Strategic Pairs SPD, SPD, SPDX and SPDM.

JUMPING

There are three levels of Jumping - Novice, Excellent and Masters. There is also Open, which is a separate event to the other three. It is a faster course than Agility, with more stringent rules. Dogs compete wearing a flat collar with no tags on it, and with the lead removed.

Novice comprises of two tunnels and several jumps, some being done more than once.

Excellent and Masters have additional obstacles and the courses more challenging.

Open can be entered regardless of what level you are currently in, but the dog will have to work away from you for part of the course and be able to do the weave poles.

Each course is given a time for completion with time and course faults taken into account. If the dog should touch you while negotiating the course, regardless if it is accidental or not, it is considered as a fault. Obstacles executed in the wrong order or the wrong way means disqualification.

A qualifying leg is awarded with a clear round with no time or course faults. Three qualifying scores are required to advance from Novice (JD) to Excellent, five quals to advance from Excellent (JDX) to Masters, and seven quals to obtain the Masters Title (JDM).

 

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