I was talking to a friend today about agility and the various venues. She mentioned that supposedly NADAC was falling apart. Since I'm not training a dog in agility at the moment I thought I would ask if this is at all true. It would be a shame because if I ever bother to run Star in agility I think NADAC courses would be more his style.
Beth
I was talking to a friend today about agility and the various venues. She mentioned that supposedly NADAC was falling ... shame because if I ever bother to run Star in agility I think NADAC courses would be more his style.

Hmmm. I don't think so. Now I think NADAC has absolutely suffered since splitting from ASCA. And Sharon seems to be on yet another "let's add new rules!" kicks with the addition of Even! More! Classes! But no, I do not think it's falling apart per se.
I don't think NADAC is ever again, at this point, going to be a true major player on the agility scene. And I know NADAC people are going to scream at me over that, but there are too many other venues out there, and a lot of people just get tired of the ever-changing landscape that is NADAC. AKC and USDAA are, and for the forseeable future will continue to be, the big dogs on the block, with AKC being the biggest.

In a coincidence, I went to my first ASCA agiligy trial today and we had a great time. Cala did not Q but as usual left her indelible impression on the crowds. We had some super Matt McCarter courses (he's also a NADAC judge of course) and we got to do real, true Gamblers again! That I loved. I really had to think and strategize how I was going to do my course. It was so nice to actually be trusted to know how I could best run my own dog.