Non Competitive Obedience Association Guest Judge List
Non Competitive Obedience Association was formed to encourage advanced
obedience training and to enable handlers to earn titles even when they
cannot get to a traditional obedience trial. NCO is a great "first
step" and we strongly encourage participants to continue on to
competition obedience in other venues!
required to be a Guest judge?
A Guest judge will be:
An obedience or tracking judge in other venues
Someone who has titled in obedience or tracking in other venues and has
trained a dog through Utility or TDX
Is an experienced trainer with students who have titled at an advanced
level in another venue
Compensation do Guest Judges get?
Guest Judges will be paid $10 per obedience submission/ $15 per
tracking submission judged, paid via Paypal
restrictions are there to Guest Judging?
How to Apply
judges must not judge their own dogs or those owned by immediate family
judges may stipulate the dates they will be available, but should be
sure to complete their assigned judging before the end of that time.
is no scoring. Performance submissions are pass/fail. In the event of a
failing submission, a short paragraph about "How you can improve
performance" would be ideal for us to email to the participant.
of specific dogs and handlers submissions is not allowed in public but
general conversations about "I have seen" hypothetical situations is
allowed as long as it is done to help the particpants improve.
for titles will be via You Tube video submission. You need an internet
connection suitable for viewing videos
Send us an email and describe why you think you are qualified
NCO Titles are:
NCO-1 Beginner Level - May be filmed at home or a familiar area
NCO-2 Advanced Beginner Level - Must be filmed somewhere that is not at
NCO-3 Intermediate Level - Must be filmed in a public place. Three
passing submissions required.
NCO-4 Excellent Level - Must be filmed in a public place. Three passing
submissions required, one of which must be outdoors.
NCO-5 Master Level - Must be filmed in a public place. Six passing
submissions required, three of which must be outdoors.
NCO-T1 Beginner Tracking Dog
NCO-T2 Novice Tracking Dog
NCO-T3 Intermediate Tracking Dog
NCO-T4 Advanced Tracking Dog
NCO-T5 Excellent Tracking Dog
NCO-T6 Master Tracking Dog
NCO-OCT Optional City Tracking Dog (no prior titles needed)
NCO Guest Judges Bio Page
NCO Submission form
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