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After reading through the USA and DVG websites I have a bit of a headache, and i'm hoping somebody can kind of summarize this for me.

From my understanding you can be a member of USA and DVG? But not WDA because that is considered a competing club?

I'm currently trying to find a new club to train with, and in the meantime working on obedience with Odin in hopes of going for our BH this summer. Am I going to need to be a USA/DVG (or both) member to do this?


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I agree, and perhaps now a nap.. my brain just about short-circuited.

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You can be a member of DVG and USA.
You can be a member of DVG and WDA.
You can NOT be a member of USA and WDA due to USA's new "loyalty" ammendment.

As USA and DVG are both members of AWDF and recognize one another's memberships and scorebooks, you can be a member of one but trail at the other. So a USA member with USA scorebook can enter a DVG trial. A DVG member with DVG scorebook can enter a USA trial (though I belive the scorebook has to be stamped by the USA office). If you had an alternate breed, like a Rottie, you could be a member of that breed club's AWDF member club, and that scorebook, and trial at USA or DVG too.

Which one to join depends in large part on the clubs in your area. If most clubs, and thus most trials, are USA, join USA. If most are DVG, join DVG. Though I don't believe DVG is offering individual memberships any longer (at least I know they aren't in this region), and you must be a member of a DVG club to be a member of DVG.


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Thank you, I needed that overly simple explanation as I was reading wayyy too much into it all. There's a local club that looks to be a USA member so I may go that route, it's nice to know they're "compatible" with the DVG as well.

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I also belive you can be a member of WDA and DVG and be able to compete in the trials of those two organizations and also USA trials since USA and DVG are AWDF members

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We need some sort of flow chart!

I let my WDA lapse and just got a new USA card since the price is going way up soon. My current competing dog now has a WDA and AWDF scorebook. I would have joined DVG but there are no clubs within 3 hours and you can no longer join as a member at large. I also just joined SDA/UWD but I don't think any of the other orgs care about that.
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