The North American Dog Agility Council (NADAC) was formed in 1993 to provide North American dogs and their handlers with a fast, safe and enjoyable form of the sport of dog agility. NADAC sanctions agility trials sponsored by affiliated clubs.

The purpose of a NADAC agility trial is to demonstrate the ability of a dog and its handler to work as a smoothly functioning team. With separate class divisions for Veterans and Junior Handlers and a wide variety of games, NADAC dog agility offers something for everyone!

NADAC style agility was made available in Australia in 2001 when Sharon Nelson (Founder of The North American Dog Agility Council) brought NADAC to Australian Shores.

NADAC (Australian Division) was established in 2005 by Shirlene Clark through collaboration with NADAC founder, Sharon Nelson. NADAC is truly an International agility organisation with Titles and Awards earnt by teams competing in NADAC in Australia recognised by NADAC in North America.

To learn more about NADAC in Australia visit NADAC (Australian Division) web site

Paws to Consider is a sanctioned NADAC Host Club and as such hosts NADAC Sanctioned trials in Australia. You will find trial dates by visiting NADAC (Australian Division) web site

Shirlene Clark is the owner of Paws to Consider and she is also a NADAC Clinician. As Australia's only NADAC Clinician she conducts private agility lessons, group agility workshops and agility seminars.

Book Agility for lessons, workshops or seminars here

We also offer online courses to cover agility foundation.

We also offer Agility Podcasts (both audio and video) on various topics relating to Dog Agility.


Shirlene and her Koolie "Smudge" were Elite level Challenge Champions at the 2013 Australian NADAC Nationals. Click here to view a video of an Elite Weavers run at the 2013 event. Smudge was also Australian NADAC Dog of the Year in 2014 and 2016. Smudge and Shirlene excel at distance handling with a number of successful distance bonus runs and the only team in Australian to win a Challenge Stakes Cup in 2017 and 2018.



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