All dogs must be registered to compete in TDAA sanctioned trials. This is a one-time process and the registration number assigned is permanent. To register your dog, use the online Dog Registration Form (in Files & Forms) on this website. Write PENDING on your entry form until you receive your dog’s TDAA registration number. You can mail the form and a check to the address on the form or email the form and pay with PayPal. Once the form is processed, TDAA will e-mail you a permanent registration number for your dog. Prior to competing in a TDAA sanctioned trial the registration form and payment must be turned in to a trial Secretary or TDAA. Your dog’s registration number starts with a “D”. Here is a link to the Dog Registration form: https://k9tdaa.com/site2021/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Dog-Registration-2021.pdf
Participation in the TDAA is limited to small dogs, measuring no more than 22". There is no restriction on account of breed or pedigree.
The dog MUST be a minimum of twelve months old on the day of the trial in which the dog is to compete.
Any dog age seven (7) or older may compete as a Veteran. The dog’s age shall be determined by the dog’s birthdate on the recorded TDAA registration form.
No. Exhibitors are not required to be TDAA members in order to register their dogs or compete in TDAA sanctioned events. Although, if you wish to see your dogs’ titles and records on the TDAA website you are required to be a current member. Your Membership number starts with a “M”. Membership Form link: https://k9tdaa.com/site2021/wp-content/uploads/2021/10/Membership-Application-2021.pdf
That number is for our database to connect you to your dog in the system only. It’s not used for anything else. It’s not a membership or dog registration number.
It is your responsibility as a handler and/or owner to keep track of your dog(s) titles in TDAA. If you attend a Teacup trial before the titles that you have earned recently are processed and posted on the TDAA website, you will know what titles your dog has earned if you have been keeping track. There is a title tracker for your convenience. Title tracker link: https://k9tdaa.com/site2021/wp-content/uploads/2021/11/TDAA-Title-Tracker-Blank.xlsx
Go to the Trial Calendar page of this website where you can search the list of upcoming trials by state or province in a desired time frame. Location details, classes offered and contact information is listed for each trial.
A time exemption is granted to disabled handlers amounting to 4 seconds standard course times and qualifying course times for games classes. The proof of disability shall be the issued disability parking tag. There will be no special system of titling for disabled handlers.
There is no minimum age for junior handlers. Any dog which is being handled by a youth handler who is 17 years of age or younger is allowed in TDAA as long as they are able to control their dog and negotiate a course safely.
If the hosting club of the trial you are attending allows non-entered dogs, then yes you may, provided that your dog has good manners and is not disruptive
The TDAA Group Chat is for members to ask questions and participate in TDAA related discussions.
The handler shall be allowed to carry and use food treats in the ring as a reward for the dog so long as the food treat is not offered in a way that assists the dog in course direction or in the performance of an obstacle. Prior to using a food treat during a run, the handler must notify the judge that treats may be used during the run and have the judge approve the treats to be used.
The dog shall receive 20 faults when the handler uses a food treat in a manner that assists the dog in course direction or in the performance of an obstacle. Food treats must be kept secure by the handler. The dog shall receive 20 faults if the handler carries food in hand while the dog is working or at any time drops a food treat on the floor or equipment. Food treats are not allowed in any regional or national competition, such as the Petit Prix.
A handler shall be allowed to carry a toy in the ring as long as it is not visible or audible to the dog. The toy can be shown to the dog without fault if it is not offered in a way that assists the dog in course direction or in the performance of an obstacle. Prior to using a toy, the handler must notify the judge that a toy may be used during the run.