Thank you to everyone who made the March 2021 Obedience & Rally Trial a success. The trial was dedicated to the memory of long time and beloved member Russ Krohn.
AKC has published several Suggested Best Practices for Obedience and Rally Trials
For the full text see Suggested Best Practices for the Well-Being of Dog Sport Participants, dated May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Follow Up – Suggested Best Practices, dated June 16, 2020
Rally Course Maps, dated June 18, 2020
Scheduling Dogs Per Hour dated June 23, 2020
Handling Scent Articles dated June 23, 2020
Clubs can require participants to wear face masks when the premium explicitly states face masks are required. There are suggestions for using posts instead of people for Figure 8 posts; handling the dumbbell; handler management of their dog between exercises; handling the leash in Rally; Rally walk throughs; and posting of Rally course maps.
Obedience Regulations amended to January 1, 2019, and including inserts effective August 1, 2019, and September 4, 2019.