Face coverings, especially face masks, are required for everyone in the GKCDTC building. The latest info from the CDC states that face masks are more effective than face shields at containing and reducing the spread of respiratory particles in the air.
The next Obedience Trial is scheduled for March 27, 28, 2021.
Thank you to everyone who helped to make the November 2020 Obedience Trial a success!
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.