In a Newfoundland Club of America Draft Test, the dog works in a team with his handler: the dog must back up, negotiate and maneuver a course, wait in position when commanded, and negotiate a one-mile freight haul with only verbal commands and signals to guide him. The NCA Awards 2 levels of title for draft work: DD (Draft Dog) and TDD (Team Draft Dog) for 2 dogs working together.
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NCNC usually hosts 2 NCA Draft Tests per year, in the late Fall and in the Spring. Refer to the Upcoming Events page or view the Club Calendar for details.
NCNC Draft Seminars
Participating in a seminar is an excellent way to get your dog started with a cart/wagon or to prepare for a draft test. The beginner class covers, carts, harnesses and how to get your dog involved. The intermediate class is for graduates from the beginning class. It covers sharp turns, negotiating narrows, and teaching your dog to backup. Draft Test Preparation helps people train for the NCA Draft Test, but can also be helpful for people training for other breeds' draft tests. You must pre-register. See the Upcoming Events Page or the Club Calendar for upcoming seminars.