NADD rules for 2022 have been updated!
Check out North American Dock Diving (NADD) rules for 2022.
Summary of rules updates:
- Registration time frame changed. Pre-registration ends 2 weeks prior to the event. You may withdraw 15 days before the event to prevent a no show.
- If you pre-register for an event and do not withdraw 15 days prior, you must pay for the event or have a vet note to avoid a no show. To say it differently, if you pre-register, you must show up, pay for it, or have a note.
- The penalty for a dog vomiting has been removed.
- Humans are no longer allowed in the pool with the exception of assisting an animal in dire need.
- Judges may allow a team to opt out of the second jump if the human has exhaustively attempted to get the dog to jump and wishes to leave the dock.
- One handler must always be on the dock, but the 2nd handler may leave the dock if they need to.
- Toy should only be returned once in a competition splash. Return of toy after once will cost the team a jump attempt.
- Clips and toy for AR and HD have been standardized for all facilities.
- AR timeout may be taken at any time. You must call the timeout within seconds of the dog reaching the ramp.
- HD line requirements (7’ and 10’) have relaxed to a full stop prior to jump.
- HD time requirements have changed to include a time out at 39.999 for open dogs and 49.999 for lap dogs.
There are other changes and I encourage you to read through the entire rule book. You will want to understand the expectations prior to competition day. Reach out to me if you have any questions.