What is required to become a sanctioned NADD Facility?
First, we ask that you read these requirements and fill out the questionnaire below. The application process can take up to 4 to 6 weeks for approval. As our sport has grown and the interest has more than tripled in the last few years, we are now only looking for facilities with several years of diving dog experience. Also we will only be accepting facilities that are currently operating as established dog training. boarding (etc) facilities.
Pool: The pool of water for dock jumping must be at least 4 feet deep. The dimensions of the pool must be at least 21’ x 45’. The water must be clean, clear water, no debris or algae. The pool must have a safe ramp or steps for the dog to exit the water.
Dock: The dock must be of sturdy and well construction. The dock must be 40 feet long by 8 feet wide. The dock must have a barrier around it to prevent dogs from jumping off the dock to the ground. The surface has to be non-slip and have good traction for the handler/dog. Recommendations are: astro-turf, outdoor no-slip carpeting, rubber-like or an approved surface that is non-slip when wet. The finished dock must sit 2 feet off the surface of the water.
You must provide a copy of your insurance.
All pools must have a measuring banner on both sides of the pool. It shall have the numerical number for feet and slashes every 3” increments.
2-NADD Logo banners and 2-AKC logo banners must be displayed on the dock. These banners must be at least 3′ x 3′. Also the banner below the dock must be 2′ x 8′ with the AKC logo at one corner and the NADD logo in the other corner. Your facility name and/or logo can be in the middle of the banner. The facility must also award a strip ribbons to all handler/dog teams that has a qualifying jump and a rosette ribbon for a title.
Judging is manual eyeball judging with one or two judges or a camera system if your facility has one. NADD will also help to train judges in your area. Judges that are certified with other organizations are grandfathered to judge NADD trials.
The facility has total control of the trial. NADD will take your on-line entries and have all your paperwork ready for your trial. The only thing you have to do is your day of show entries. NADD will keep track of every jump and send a certificate of titles to all dogs that earn a title.
As the NADD season get extremely busy during the summer and Fall, we will only approve facilities between the months of Nov-May each year. If a facility wants to apply outside of those dates, they will be concerned, but will have to wait until the following year’s season to host events.
NADD will always try to give each premier Facility an approx 100 mile radius from other NADD facilities. Consideration in metropolitan areas vs Rural areas will be taken.
If you are interested in becoming a NADD facility please complete fill out the application below.