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September Qualifier at Prairie Dog Sports Inc.

September 11, 2020 - September 13, 2020 (Friday - Sunday)

This is a qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships.

You've added this event to your watchlist and will receive an email ten days prior to the start of the event reminding you to make any last-minute registration changes or cancel if you no longer plan to attend. If you haven't registered, you will still receive an email reminder if space is still available.

Location

27123 Hwy 597
#43, Bays 1-3 Millenium Center, Burbank Industrial Park
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0
403.348.6564
  • This is an Indoor Event
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Registration

  • Online registration closes 09/08/2020 at midnight (CDT).
  • Pre-registration (online) price per splash for this event is $25.00 (CAD) per dog. Payment is due upon check-in.
  • Splashes can be purchased on-site the day of the event for $30.00 (CAD) per dog.
  • Payment is required at check-in (cash preferred). Refunds will not be issued if you fail to show up for your turn.
  • "Day of Show" entries may be available until limits are reached: 45 dogs per Splash (Distance Jump), 14 dogs per Splash (Air Retrieve), unless otherwise specified.

Event Contact Info

Contact Email Address: prairiedogsports@outlook.com

Contact Phone: 403.348.6564

Event Notes

  • A NADD Registration Number is required to enter, purchase here for $35.00.
  • Splashes include up to four minutes on the dock for one optional practice jump and two judged jumps. You must inform the judge prior to your jump if you want it to be considered a "practice jump".
  • The jump order is set by a posted running order. Each splash closes 30 minutes prior to start time. Failure to be present at the beginning of the splash can result if the forfeiture of jumping in that splash.
  • Each distance jumping Splash allows 2 judged jumps, back to back. The longest jump of them will be your Qualifying Score.
  • You can earn a Diving Dog Title at this event. You must have five Qualifying Scores within a Division. NADD titles are recognized by the AKC and CKC through their recognition programs. View their applications here (AKC) and here (CKC).
  • Please read the official NADD Rules before you attend the Trial.

National Championship Qualifier

This is a qualifier event for the National Diving Dog Championships.
  • In order to qualify, each dog must have a minimum of three splashes completed at this event. We then take the average of the top three jumps from the event for each dog. Only the top dog in each division will receive an automatic invite to the National Championships.
  • Jumps in all the Splashes will count towards your NADD/AKC titles.
  • The Air Retrieve qualifier will be based on the highest score achieved at the event. In both Open & Lap, the Top Finisher for each division will earn invites.

Schedule

Saturday, Jul 11, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #5 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Hydro Dash will begin immediately after the conclusion of of the previous Splash.

Friday, Sep 11, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #1 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 11:00 am: Splash #2 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Air Retrieve will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous Splash.

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #101 (Air Retrieve) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of Air Retrieve.

  • 02:30 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of Air Retrieve.

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #4 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous Splash.

Saturday, Sep 12, 2020
  • 11:00 am: Splash #6 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Air Retrieve will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous Splash.

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #301 (Hydro Dash) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of Hydro Dash.

  • 02:30 pm: Splash #7 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of Hydro Dash.

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #8 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous Splash.

Sunday, Sep 13, 2020
  • 09:00 am: Splash #9 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior.

  • 11:00 am: Splash #10 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous Splash.

  • 01:00 pm: Splash #102 (Air Retrieve) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of Air Retrieve.

  • 02:30 pm: Splash #11 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of Air Retrieve.

  • 04:30 pm: Splash #12 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior. Distance Splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous Splash.

Other Notes

***COVID-19 PRECAUTIONS WILL BE IN PLACE FOR THIS EVENT***

 

EVENT DETAILS:

Please note: Changes may be made to this event due to COVID-19 restrictions in place at the time.

 

You will be attending this event at your own risk and agree to abide by any site regulations set forth for sanitation at this event.

 

Social distancing measures will be in place.  Please follow parking space markings and traffic flow direction.

 

You are required to stay 6 feet (6') or more away from anyone who is not a household member.  This will be strictly enforced, and violators will be excused from the event without refund(s).

 

The use of a non-surgical mask is requested, please bring your own. Masks will be available for $1 each.

 

Hand sanitizer will be provided at entrances and key locations.  Feel free to bring your own for personal use.

 

GAMES

Air Retrieve and Hydro Dash will have additional sanitization measures in place.

Registered competitors are requested to bring their own bumpers and follow precautions in place for the event.

Bumpers are available for purchase on-site $26.25 (gst included).

 

We reserve the right to provide additional rules and updates to comply with all government regulation and to keep our staff, volunteers, and competitors safe and healthy.  Please understand the spirit of these rules is for YOUR benefit and are what allow us to host an event in this time of COVID-19.  We cannot have these events without full cooperation of all in attendance.

 

Pre-Registration is required for this event prior to September 8, 2020 at midnight

 

Pre-payment by e-transfer or PayPal is required prior to September 8, 2020 at midnight, NO cash will be accepted.

 

Facility liability waiver, NADD waiver, and NADD COVID-19 Event waiver must be signed and submitted prior to September 8, 2020

 

Registered competitors watch your emails for event updates going forward.

 

We ask that you help us prevent the spread by limiting the number of people in attendance to handlers only.

 

Judges:  Crystal Chaput, Michelle Eadie, Stacy Gheseger, Gulnaz Zagidullina

 

DAILY SCHEDULE

8 am - Building opens

8:30 am - Check-in opens

8:45 am - Judge's meeting (A brief Judge's meeting for each Group will start 15 min before the start of each splash).

9 am - Event begins

Distance splashes will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous splash.

Air Retrieve and Hydro Dash will begin immediately after the conclusion of the previous splash.

 

 AWARDS:

Ribbons are awarded for each qualifying jump, and Rosettes for each title earned.

Ribbons will be available for pick-up at the administration desk shortly after each splash.  It is the responsibility of each registered competitor to pick up their ribbons at the event

 

PRIZE BASKET:

Over $300 in prizes!  Tickets are $5 each, or 5 Tickets for $20.

Contents include: Young Living, Nerf Dog Megatron Competition Stick, Microfiber Dog Towel, 30 Minutes Pool Time at Prairie Dog Sports, Earl's K9 Jerky Treats $25 Gift Certificate, NADD Colored slip leash from MyLeash, Emergency Information Tube from Those Tube Things, Collar from CelticFox Collars, 2' and 6' leashes from Alway's Pet Wear.

 

FACILITY NOTES:

PRAIRIE DOG SPORTS INC. reserves the right to refuse any person(s) and or dog(s) entry to the facility and events.

 

Facility liability waiver, NADD waiver, and NADD COVID-19 Event waiver must be signed at registration before entering the pool/dock area.

 

Please respect a minimum 6 feet (6') distance between all dogs and handlers.

 

If a dog is handled in an aggressive or inappropriate manner a warning may be issued or the team may be asked to leave without refund(s).

 

Treats or food are not allowed in the pool/dock area.

 

Pushing or shoving of dogs into pool is strictly forbidden.

 

***THERE IS NO INDOOR BENCHING FOR THIS EVENT***

Due to COVID-19 there will be NO indoor benching, please come prepared to bench out of your vehicle.

Our rear parking lot will have marked parking designated for registered competitors.

 

All dogs must be crated safely and securely when not working.

Acceptable crates include those that have a solid frame on all sides once together to keep the dog stationary and contained, i.e. solid crates, soft crates, wire crates.  Please ensure the zipper is safety clipped if you are using a soft crate.

Not acceptable crates include those that do not have a solid frame on all sides once together to keep the dog stationary and contained, i.e. x-pens, pop-ups.

 

Please control barking between splashes.

Please show courtesy to all participants.  Manage loud or disruptive dogs.  Treat every dog as if they are reactive or spatially challenged.  Remain aware of what your dog is doing at all times.  Every dog and participant deserve to have a pleasant experience.

 

Do not walk your dog(s) off leash.

Dogs must be on leash at all times except when in crate or on the dock.

No retractable leashes permitted on the property.

 

Approved collars include flat snap or buckle collars of solid construction and leather or nylon leads.  Limited slip martingale collars are allowed.  Single piece slip collars/leads are allowed.  Harnesses are allowed.

 

Electronic collars/devices are NOT allowed anywhere onsite - this includes electronic bark collars.  Prong or pinch collars may be used on site while walking dog, but the collar must be removed before the dog/handler enters pool/dock area.

 

Potty your dog at least 40' away from any entrance/exit.  Do not potty your dog on the building, vehicles, garbage cans, pylons or anything not natural.

 

You are responsible for picking up after your dog(s).  Failure to comply will result in dismissal and/or a one-year ban from the facility and no refund(s) will be issues.

 

Females in season will NOT be permitted in the pool/dock area.

 

Please bring your own water, water dish and poop bags for your dog(s).

 

Please notify staff if your dog eliminates in the pool/dock area for appropriate cleaning and sanitizing.

 

Please communicate all problems, all concerns, and issues  you have with the staff, the facility or any of the handlers and their dogs immediately as they occur, we want to address problems in the real time to solve it during the event.  There is no way to correct it if you mention it to us or NADD after the event is over.

 

Most importantly be happy and have fun with your dog!

 

Address/Driving Directions:

27123 Hwy 597 Burbank Industrial Park, #43 Bays 1-3, Millenium Centre, Blackfalds, Alberta, Canada.

 

We are located just South of Blackfalds on Hwy 597 East in the Burbank Industrial Park.  From the traffic circle at Hwy 2A and Hwy 597 go East on Hwy 597 towards Joffre.  Take the first right into Burbank Industrial Park (Esso Cardlock and Quinn Contracting on the corner), at the yield sign turn right and take the second right into our rear parking lot.

 

Food/Beverages and Services

Blackfalds has A&W, After the Grind, Boston Pizza, McDonald's, Okinawa Sushi, Piccolos Pizza & Pasta, Pizza Hut, Subway, Tim Horton's and several more options.  Blackfalds has a Petvalu, grocery store, and gas stations.

 

Where to Stay:

Our partner hotel is Microtel Inn & Suites by Wyndham Blackfalds $99.99+taxes/might, pet fee included ($89.99 room and $10 pet fee), just mention Prairie Dog Sports when booking.  Hotel Direct 403.885.9797

 

Overnight parking of self-contained units is available to registered participants.  Please let us know if you are planning to park overnight. 

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