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About

The Terrier Performance Club of Northeast Oklahoma was established:

  • To do all in its power to protect and advance the interests of Terriers by encouraging sportsmanlike competition at all events under the rules and regulations for which the club is eligible.
  • To promote the training of terriers and terrier-like sports.
  • To conduct classes for the training of dogs and their handlers.
  • To encourage the training of judges.

NASDA

The North American Sport Dog Association (NASDA) offers several working dog programs: Trailing and Locating, Urban Locating, and Shed Dog. With the Trailing and Locating and Urban Locating programs, dogs track and locate quarry (safely above ground) in specially made quarry boxes. Dogs are judged based on ability to follow a scent line in a simulated natural hunting environment, to locate, mark and open on the quarry. Dogs are judged on a combination of time and accuracy. With the Shed dog program, dogs track a shed ungulate antler with added antler odor.

NASDA events encourage ALL dogs to play the exciting scent games. This includes but is not limited to purebred, mixed breeds, companion dogs, or titled champions.

Trailing and Locating

Trailing and locating simulates a scent tracking activity where dogs follow a scent trail to locate quarry, usually pet rats, contained safely in special made quarry boxes. At upper levels, dogs must be capable of running off-lead.

Trailing and Locating - Brace

Brace is a team event where two dogs work simulatenously following the same scent trail to locate quarry. Dogs must run off-lead and should not interfere with the bracemate. Dogs must have earned their individual trailing and locating titles prior to competing in Brace.

Urban Locating

Urban locating is similar to trailing and locating in that dogs track quarry, except that there is no scent trail and the search is held in an urban environment. Dogs are run on-lead at all levels of urban locating.

Shed

Shed teaches dogs to search for and retrieve shed antlers with added antler odor. Upper levels of shed include distractions.

Lost Item Recovery

Lost item recovery is where the dog is searching for a lost article. At level I, the lost item is that of the handler. For upper levels, the lost item belongs to the judge.

Urban Challenge Games

Like Urban locating, Urban Challenge Games test a specific set of skills searching in an urban environment. Games are intended to help the dog build confidence working away from the handler and without relying on the handler for verbal search cues. Some hides may be inaccessible. Others may require the handler to indicate when the dog has found the hide. Dogs are run on-lead at all levels.

Events

July 2024 Den Hunt Tests

Terrier Performance Club will be offering a single day of Den Hunt in Claremore, OK. We will start as early as 8 am and plan to get out by noon to beat the heat.

Date: Saturday, July 20, 2024

  • Starts at 8:00 am
  • Three trials
  • Den Hunt Tested, Level I and Level II
  • All runs will be video recorded and will be submitted to NASDA for review.
Location: Limestone Acres - Claremore, OK
Judges: Teresa Vargas (J00077), Melanie O'Rorke (J00157), Kristi Hill (J00188), and Laura Speight
Cost: $15 per entry

Entries close on July 20 or when judging limits are reached.

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What is NASDA Den Hunt*

Den Hunt Tested (DH-T)

  • Maximum Course time: 1:30 to quarry / 15 seconds of work
  • Hides: 1 (known)
  • Course Size: 3 to 5 foot straight tunnel
  • Pass / Fail
  • Eligibility: No Requirement. This class is required for all dogs that do not have a comparable DH-I title (i.e. AWTA Novice Pass, AKC Novice Title, JRTCA go to ground pass, etc).
  • Title: Teams earning a pass from Den Hunt Tested class will earn the Den Hunt Tested (DH-T) title.
  • Distractions: Naturally occurring distractions may be present.
  • Hide Placement: Dogs must navigate a 3 – 5’ straight tunnel and work the quarry. Working includes Staring, Digging, Biting, Barking / Growling, Lunging, Licking, etc. Dog is released directly in front of tunnel.
  • Performance: Time begins when the dog is released at the entrance. Time stops when the judge calls the mark. The call shall be “Yes.” The handler may verbally encourage and communicate with the dog provided it does not interfere with the search.
  • Dogs may be rewarded in the quarry area after the judge verifies their success (“yes”).

Den Hunt Level I (DH-I)*

  • Maximum course time: 2:00 to quarry / 30 seconds to begin working / 60 seconds of work
  • Hides: 1 (known)
  • Course Size: 10 to 15 foot one-turn tunnel
  • Minimum Qualifying Score: 20
  • Eligibility: DH-T or comparable title
  • Title: Teams earning 100 points from Level I class will earn the Den Hunt Level I (DH-I) title.
  • Distractions: Naturally occurring distractions may be present.
  • Hide Placement: Dogs must navigate a 10-15 foot one-turn tunnel and work the quarry. Working includes Staring, Digging, Biting, Barking / Growling, Lunging, Licking, etc. Dog is released at the entrance.
  • Performance: Time begins when the dog is released at the entrance. Time stops when the judge calls the mark. The call shall be “Yes.” The handler may verbally encourage and communicate with the dog provided it does not interfere with the search. Dogs may leave the quarry for up to 10 seconds and still qualify (5 point deduction).
  • Dogs may be rewarded in the quarry area after the judge verifies their success (“yes”).

* Source 2022 NASDA Judges Workshop Presentation

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