To trial at the National Championship, you must:
Qualifying for Participation in the DVG America Nationals
Note: For dogs who have not yet earned an IGP 3 title, at least one title must have been earned in a DVG Trial. If dogs earned a title with a different organization to qualify for Nationals, copies of that organization’s scorebook (front & inside) must be presented as well.Registration is not complete, until entry fees and copies of scorebook and membership card have been received and reviewed. Please upload a picture or a PDF file of your scorebook/s and your membership card/s when filling out your entry form on Caniva:
Practice on the trial field will be held on Wednesday and Thursday. More information on how to sign up and times will be announced. All equipment, both obedience and protection, will be in place for you to use. You have a number of minutes on the field, but we encourage you to schedule as a group so you can each have more time on the field.
Please practice good sportsmanship in sharing the jump, wall, etc. You must provide your own helper and their equipment.
A judge (not a judge for the championship) or member of the LV Board will be present during practice to keep handlers on schedule.
During practice sessions on the trial field you must conduct yourself in a sportsmanlike manner both with others and with their dogs. Any unsportsmanlike conduct may be grounds for expulsion from the trial, as well as for additional penalties.
You may use food and toys on the field during practice. Please be careful not to leave any food on the field. E-collars and pinch collars may be used in a proper sportsmanlike manner during the practice session, as may other normal training equipment such as leashes and long lines.
You must wear black pants and a plain white collared shirt in the obedience and protection phases. The shirt may be either short or long sleeved. No club insignia or logos are allowed. You can wear whatever you like for tracking. Black pants and a white shirt should be worn for the closing ceremonies as well. Outerwear for inclement weather is allowed.
LV Championship Helpers may not work any dogs that are entered in the Championship from 12:00 midnight the Sunday before the Championship until the Championship trial activities are completed, except during the Championship itself.