Thinking about trying ASCA agility? You will find ASCA trials relaxed and friendly. We welcome all breeds and mixes. Don’t hesitate to ask the judge if you have any questions.
A few things to remember:
Your dog can’t wear a collar when running.
Nice training is permitted – you may pet and touch your dog when in training mode, but no food in the ring. At the discretion of the host club and limited to one-ring trials, toys may be used in training. You must show it to the judge when you enter the ring. You will have up to Maximum Course Time (MCT) to train; then you must leave the ring when your time is up.
Your dog does not need to be registered with ASCA to compete; however, if you want your qualifying scores tracked for titles, you will need a QT number. ASCA registered Aussies have their ASCA registration number, and all other dogs (including Aussies registered with other registries) need to apply for a QT number.
Applications for QT numbers can be found on the website or by asking the Trial Secretary at the competition.
If you have a height card from AKC or NADAC, or a copy of the USDAA Dog Information page showing the dog’s actual height, you can use it to verify your jump height. Include a copy with your entry or show it to the Trial Secretary when checking in. If you have no height card, your dog will be measured at the trial to insure it’s jumping the correct height.
If you don’t want to jump your dog at full height, ASCA’s ACE program will let you jump 4” lower and receive more time to qualify.