How do I get a DOCNA Dog
Registration number for my dog(s)?
You may obtain a dog registration number online now. The
registration fee is $10/dog. To register, you must first register yourself as a
member and then register your dogs. Please note that the member and dog information
that you provide will be used to print and mail title and award certificates and
may be needed in the event we need to contact you. Please enter complete and correct
information and remember to keep it up to date. You must send payment for your dog
registration within 15 days or you will be deleted from the DOCNA database. The
instructions are as follows:
To register as a DOCNA User, from the main http://www.docna.com site, select the
Register New User link on the top right of the screen. Enter your information and
hit submit. Please enter all of your information as correctly as possible. DOCNA
will keep all information private, but we may need it to contact you, so your phone
number is helpful. Your name as entered will go on your award certificates and the
certificates will be mailed to you at the address you enter. Please keep a copy
of the confirmation email that you receive as it will have your DOCNA database username
and password. After you are done registering as a member you then log in and register
To register your dogs, first, at the top right of the screen, login with your username
and password. Next, click the Add a New Dog link located in the middle right hand
side of the screen. You will need to add each dog separately. The full registered
name information as you enter it will go on your awards certificates. Please keep
a copy of the registration numbers that are generated. You will be sent a confirmation
email for each dog registered. You must send payment within 15 days of registering
a dog or before your first trial or your number will be removed and any qualifying
runs you have earned will be lost.
What is the fee for a DOCNA
Dog Registration number?
In order to compete in Dogs On Course in North America,
LLC events, you must register your dog. The registration fee is $10/dog.
What agility titles can
my dog and I earn in DOCNA?
We have created a
nice documentthat explains in more detail all the DOCNA titles and awards. Please
use it together with the DOCNA rulebook sections on awards and titles.
What is the criteria for
becoming a DOCNA Judge?
Grandfathering In of Judges from other organizations will
be done on a individual basis. New Judges will be added as under supervision and
be trained. Knowledge of DOCNA rules will be essential.
Judges should have knowledge of the sport of agility, how it operates, be or have
been a dog owner, and run agility at many different levels. Additionally, DOCNA
views it as an asset if the individual has run or judged in different organizations.
For more information of judging, please send email to email@example.com. If you are
interested in becoming a judge, download and complete the judges application form
on the Judges Information page.
How Can I inform people
Please help us spread the word about Dogs On Course in North
America, LLC!! We have created a two page informational flyer about DOCNA that we
hope you will print out and take to your club meetings and local shows. Download
the flyer here: DOCNA Info Flyer
How does GRANDFATHERING
In offering grandfathering in at level:
We wanted to offer everyone the opportunity if they wished to start at the level
of their handling ability that they have earned but no one has to start above beginner
level unless they wish to. We considered that some handlers may have an older dog
and they might like the opportunity of finishing a title as the dog is getting older
and they would like to play in DOCNA, again no one has to start above beginner unless
they wish to. We considered some handlers might not get as many opportunities to
enter trials do to the geographic area they live in, and so grandfathering in may
offer them the opportunity to finish a title, again no one has to start above beginner
unless they wish to.
This is a One time opportunity (see below) for those that wish to start at there
experience level, everyone is welcome to start at the Beginner level or as a individual
choose to Grandfather in at there current level of handling ability.
A competitor may only choose ONE organization that they wish the points/clean runs/qualifying
scores to be applied from. You may not grandfather in from MULTIPLE organizations
(NADAC gamblers, AKC Jumpers with weaves, and USDAA Standard).
Anyone who registers a dog must submit all grandfathering information to us either
with their registration or within 30 days of receiving their DOCNA numbers. You
can mail or fax your grandfathering information directly to us or you can include
it with the show entry for the FIRST show your DOG enters if it is within 30 days
since your registered your dog. You may not run at the Beginner level in a DOCNA
trial and then decide to grandfather in at a higher level for the next trial.
The show secretaries are not going to police what you enter, and they may or may
not be able to answer questions, but you can always email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and
ask. The show secretaries will have to collect all the grandfathering info and forms
and forward them to us (please note that they are only collecting and forwarding
at the end of the trial, they are not reading, advising, or using this info), but
this should start to dwindle down with each subsequent trial. You do not have to
deal with grandfathering after that.
* A competitor may only choose ONE organization that they wish the points/clean
runs/qualifying scores to be applied from.
In order to use grandfathering correctly, you choose what organization (one only)
to apply and then fill out the forms and attach the supporting documentation (if
available). Personal records are fine, just show us you know where your dog fits.
So if, for example, you choose to use NADAC as your ONE organization to grandfather
from (again personal choice), and you are in Open Standard, Novice Gamblers and
Elite Jumpers, you would fill out the Grandfathering form and attach it with your
show entry or mail it to us (DOCNA). And then based on your experience in the other
organization (as above), in your first DOCNA show for example, if you choose to
enter the Select Division (from definitions below), you would enter the following
The DOCNA levels are Beginner (starting level), Intern (middle level) and
Specialist (top level) Select Intern Standard Select Beginner Gamblers (traditional
or strategic time) Select Specialist Jumpers You would choose one (1) Division that
you meet the qualifications to compete in or chose to enter. Please note that in
Beginner Level there are double jumps in any division)
The 5 Divisions are Competition Division - (Specialist Level has double jumps
and may contain a triple jump, Intern Level may contain a double jump, fastest time)
Select Division - (Specialist Level has double jumps, Intern Level may contain a
ascending double jump - 10% more time than competition - jumps lower then Competition).
Veteran Division - (dog over 7 or handler over 60) - NO double jumps - 15% more
time than competition - jumps lower than select Jr. Handler - (please visit
www.docna.com for age requirements) - NO double jumps - 15% more time than
competition - jumps lower than select. Grand Veteran - (dog over 10) or (handler
over 60 and dog over 7) - NO double jumps - 20% more time than competition.- jumps
lower than Veterans
Again, anyone who registers a dog will need to submit all grandfathering information
(both for the Grandfathering of Level and Merit of Excellence form (you must be
in Specialist Level for this to apply) to us either with the registration or within
30 days of receiving their DOCNA numbers. Competitors failing to submit the forms
within 30 days of application for a new dog registration will not have the opportunity
of using the grandfathering opportunity.
Also, as always, we are open to looking at and dealing with unique circumstances
that may arise, so don't get upset before you contact us.
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