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NADD's Leap into the New Year at Prairie Dog Sports 2021

December 31, 2020 (Thursday)

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.


27123 Hwy 597 Burbank Industrial Park
#43, Bays 1-3 Millenium Center
Blackfalds, AB T0M 0J0
  • This is an Indoor Event
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  • Online registration closes 12/28/2020 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:

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.


Thursday, Dec 31, 2020
  • 08:00 pm: Splash #1 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior

  • 10:00 pm: Splash #2 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior

  • 11:59 pm: Splash #3 (Distance Jump) - Must check-in 30 minutes prior

Other Notes


 You will be attending this event at your own risk and agree to abide by any and all COVID-19 site regulations set forth for everyone's safety and for sanitization at this event.



Please note changes for this event due to COVID-19.

This event will be ran in Groups.  Most likely 3 Groups with Start Times of 8pm, 10pm or 12Midnight  (registered competitors will be divided in to Groups of roughly 10 handler/dog teams; Groups are assigned a time to attend to complete registered Splashes;  Splashes are ran back-to-back for each Group;  Ribbons are available on-site and we ask that you leave once you have completed all your jumps).  


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 required anytime you are in the building, please bring your own.


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


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 December 27, 2020 at midnight.


Pre payment by e-transfer  is required prior to December 27, 2020 at midnight.


Registered competitors watch your emails for event updates going forward, final details will be sent out the week of December 28, 2020.


There is NO open dock at this event.


There is NO on-site registration.


Try-it's are allowed by pre-booking your spot with Prairie Dog Sports Inc., and will be done before the event begins.


This event is NOT open to spectators.


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


Judges:  Michelle Eadie, Megan-Rai Ferguson, Stacy Gheseger, Tania Malterer, Gulnaz Zagidullina


6:30 pm - Building opens

7 pm - Try-its

7:30 pm - Check-in

7:45 pm - Judge's meeting (A brief Judge's meeting for each Group will be held 15 min before the start of each Group).

8 pm - Event begins with first Group


To adhere to Gathering Restrictions in place registered participants will be placed in GROUPS of approximately 10 registered competitors.

Groups will be assigned a time block during the evening to attend and complete jumps.

Each Group is ran like an event i.e. 8 pm Group 1 Splash 1, Splash 2, Splash 3; 10 pm Group 2 Splash 1, Splash 2, Splash 3; and 12am Group 3 Splash 1, Splash 2, Splash 3.



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


Tickets are $5 each, or 5 for $20.



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' distance between all dogs and handlers.


No nose to nose contact with other dogs.  You are here to work, engage and have fun with your dog(s).


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.



Due to COVID-19 there will be limited indoor benching, please come prepared to bench out of your vehicle.

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


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 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 side 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, Dairy Queen, 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 stores, 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.



All Albertans have a responsibility to help prevent the spread. Take steps to protect yourself and others:

  • practice physical distancing and wear a mask in public
  • practice good hygiene: wash hands often for at least 20 seconds, cover coughs and sneezes, and avoid touching face
  • monitor for symptoms: cough, fever, shortness of breath, runny nose or sore throat
  • self-isolate for the legally-required 10 days if you have any symptoms that are not related to a pre-existing illness or medical condition
  • take the COVID-19 Self-Assessment for Albertans



Albertans are encouraged to wear non-medical masks in public when it's difficult to maintain physical distancing of 2 metres at all times.

Wearing a homemade or non-medical mask is another tool to help prevent the spread of COVID-19. It hasn’t been proven that masks protect the person wearing it, but it can help protect people from being exposed to your germs



Unless otherwise identified in public health orders, such as workplaces, places of worship or in restaurants, gatherings of:

  • more than 15 people are not allowed in one indoor location
  • more than 50 people are not allowed in one outdoor location

All gatherings under these limits must occur in a space that allows for mandated physical distancing of at least 2 metres from each other.


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