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Updates Intro

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Rulebook Updates Intro

These rulebook updates, to be issued approximately every six months (target releasedates: December and June), are a compilation of recently adopted rule changes. They are intended to be used as a supplement to the most current version of the AAC rulebook. Please save or print these updates and keep them with your Rulebook (the print version has a pocket in the back for this purpose). Each subsequent edition of the rulebook will have all prior rule changes incorporated in the text, as well as any pending changes known at the time of publication.

The numbers in brackets after each item in the update refer to the motion or motions by which the changes were made. Each motion is identified by a unique six digit number: The first two digits refer to the year, the second two digits, the month, and the final two digits the order of the motion for that month. So, for example, Motion 130904 would be the fourth motion addressed by the Board of Directors in September 2013. The full text of each motion is available in On Course and also available on the AAC website @ www.aac.ca/rules
The section numbers refer to the parts of the rulebook or other official AAC documents affected by each rule change.

With few exceptions, only those rule changes dealing with safety concerns, or with the Regionals and/or Nationals programs, will be effective upon translation and dissemination via the Rules section of the AAC website (motions affecting Regional and National events can be found in those sections of the AAC website). All other motions will be in effect not less than six months after being adopted by the Board of Directors, as per Section 1.6 of the rulebook.

Please address any questions or concerns to the AAC Administrator, or to your Regional Director.

Update v. 5.1

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Rulebook Update v. 5.1 January 1, 2015

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A - Rule Changes, Clarifications, and Interpretations Effective July 2, 2014 to January 1, 2015:

  • Judges may not sign the height cards of any dogs that they own, co-own, or that reside with them. Temporary measurements for such dogs are still permitted. (141107, Section 2.7.1)
  • Trial hosts who cancel an approved trial more than 6 months prior to the trial date may do so without penalty (141223)
  • If two or more trials are approved for the same trial date within a 100 km radius, affected clubs may cancel without penalty, as long as the request is made at least sixty days before the trial date (140213)
  • Pending further clarification of the wall jump specifications, it shall be understood that the section of the rulebook describing the maximum width of the wall jump refers to the width at the top of the jump when set to the required jump height, rather than to the overall width of the wall jump at any point. (140906, C2.8.3)
  •  Placement of e-timers: The current wording in Section 2.12.1 includes the following;
    • “If an ETS is used to start the time, the front plane of the first obstacle shall be the start line- i.e. that is where the timer generally should be placed. If an ETS is used to stop the time, the back plane of the last obstacle shall be the finish line- i.e. that is where the timer generally should be placed.”
    • This section shall be expanded to include the following addition:
    • “Though it may generally be placed on the back plane of the last obstacle, an E-Timer MAY also be placed on the front plane of the last obstacle. If so, the E-Timer should be placed as close as possible to the last obstacle, and though it will still stop the time just prior to the last obstacle, the last obstacle will remain judge-able and fault-able." (140907, Section 2.12.1)

B - Rule Changes Effective January 1, 2015:

Those rule changes marked with an asterisk have already been included in the relevant sections of the current rulebook, together with the effective date.

  • Starters Snooker obstacle point values changed. (140208, Section 3.8.6)*
  • Allowed weave pole numbers changed to 6 OR 12 only. (140209, all course design and required obstacle references in the Rulebook and the Judge’s Handbook, Equipment Checklist)*
  • Challenge courses are to be wheeled, and the TCT calculated based on this yardage.
    (140405, Section 2.9.3, 3.5)*
  • Challenge class MCT set at 1.5 x mini veteran time. (140405, Section 2.9.3, 3.5)
  • The number of qualifying scores required for Expert Challenge titles changed.
    (140604, Section 3.16, Appendix E)*
  • Single jumps may be set with one bar for all levels and for all classes. (140503, all Starters level class descriptions, C2.8)*
  • Delay of Start fault defined. (140102, Section 2.10.2)*
  • All double jumps must be set with the bottom bars crossed. (141221, Section C 2.8.2.1)

C - Pending Rule Changes:

The following rule changes, effective no earlier than July 1, 2015, are briefly listed here for convenience only.

  • July 1, 2015- Non-sanctioned events may be held at any time during a trial day. (140709)
  • July 1, 2015- Clubs must provide at least 4 pairs of tunnel bags or alternate means of securing the tunnel per 15”-20” tunnel used on course, three for 10’ tunnels. Any tunnel support must have non-elastic straps. Tunnels must be supported in a minimum of 4 locations. (3 locations for 10’ tunnels), with such supports distributed evenly along the length of the tunnel. (141203, 141204, 141205)
  • July 1, 2015- Clubs using one piece jumps of any description must disclose this in their trial premiums. (141219)
  • January 1, 2016- Changes to Family Membership criteria. (141006)
  • July 1, 2016- 10” dog walks and teeters no longer allowed. (110408)
  • June 1, 2018- Non-standard wheel assemblies on dog walk and A-frame no longer allowed. (130507)
  • January 1, 2020- One piece metal jumps will be completely eliminated from the list of approved AAC equipment. (141212)
  • January 1, 2020- All contacts (including the table) must be rubberised. (141222)

Update v. 5.2

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Rulebook Update v. 5.2 July 1, 2015

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A - Rule Changes, Clarifications and Interpretations Effective January 2, 2015 to June 30, 2015:

  • Effective May 1, 2015, Back side approaches may only be set with single WINGED jumps. Any previously approved course incorporating back side approaches to non-winged single jumps shall be built with winged jumps. (150409, Judge's Handbook, Section 7.5, Chapters 10 and 11, Appendix B)
  • Effective February 19, 2015 (non-compliant poles allowed until January 1, 2016), description of allowed jump pole striping changed,
    • From:
    • "All poles shall be marked with contrasting colours so that fifty percent (50%) of the pole is light coloured by striping or banding."
    • To:
    • "All poles shall be marked with contrasting colours in an alternating or repeating pattern along the full length of the bar (such as, but not limited to, striping or banding) to increase the visibility of the poles and the jump as a whole." (150203, Rulebook Section C 2.1, Equipment Checklist).
  • Effective immediately, the section (2.10.1) of the rulebook regarding the handler touching the dog or the equipment changed,
    • From:
    • “Handler Touching The Dog Or Obstacle - A handler is permitted to talk, cheer, and encour¬age his or her dog during the course run. There is no restriction on the number of commands used. A handler may direct his dog using voice commands, hand signals or both but must not intentionally touch the dog or any obstacle. Five (5) faults will be assessed each time the handler touches an obstacle. Incidental contact with obstacle numbers, tunnel bags or E-timers shall not be faulted. However, if handler contact with the E-timer interferes with the function of the timer, the handler will be faulted (see Section 2.12.1)
    • The Judge shall assess faults for deliberately touching the dog to be equivalent to the degree of the offence, from five (5) faults to dismissal from the course. Any handler that deliberately touches their dog and causes it to yelp may be dismissed. This includes the exchange boxes in the Team Relay class. Accidental bumping between the dog and handler must not be faulted.”
    • To:
    •  “Handler Touching The Dog Or Obstacle - A handler is permitted to talk, cheer, and encour¬age his or her dog during the course run. There is no restriction on the number of commands used. A handler may direct his dog using voice commands, hand signals or both but must not intentionally touch the dog or any obstacle. Five (5) faults will be assessed each time the handler deliberately touches an obstacle. Incidental contact with an obstacle, including numbers, tunnel bags or E-timers shall not be faulted. However, if handler contact with an obstacle or E-timer displaces the obstacle, or interferes with the function of the timer, the handler will be faulted (see Section 2.12.1)
    • The Judge shall assess faults for deliberately touching the dog to be equivalent to the degree of the offence, from five (5) faults to dismissal from the course. Any handler that deliberately touches their dog and causes it to yelp may be dismissed. This includes the exchange boxes in the Team Relay class. Accidental bumping between the dog and handler must not be faulted. Handlers who chose to stop and check a dog after a fall need not be faulted, as long as such contact does not aid performance.”
      (150205, new text underlined, Section 2.10.1, Judge’s Handbook Section 5.1)

C - Rule Changes effective July 1, 2015:

  • Non-sanctioned events may be held at any time during a trial day, provided that such events meet all other published criteria (140708, Rulebook, Section 2.3)
  • Clubs must provide at least 4 pairs of tunnel bags or alternate means of securing the tunnel in place against movement per 15”-20” tunnel used on course. Three sets or supports are required for 10’ tunnels.
    (141203, Rulebook Section C 2.3, Equipment Checklist)
  • Any tunnel support must have non-elastic straps. (141204. Rulebook Section C 2.3, Equipment Checklist)
  • All tunnels used on course must be supported in a minimum of 4 locations (3 locations for 10’ tunnels), with such supports distributed evenly along the length of the tunnel. (141205)
  • Any club using one-piece jumps (i.e. jumps with an integral ground bar) of any material must disclose this on their trial premiums. (141219, Rulebook, Section 2.2.2)

C - Pending Rule Changes:

The following rule changes, effective no earlier than January 1, 2016, are briefly listed here for convenience only.

  • January 1, 2016 - Single and double drop veteran dogs will be separated for the purposes of scoring at all trials. The 16” and 10” double drop veterans will be given open veteran course times, while the 6” double drop veteran dogs will be given mini veteran course times. (150512)
  • January 1, 2016 - Changes to jump pole striping definition enforced. (see above, 150203)
  • January 1, 2016 - In Steeplechase, a non-completion fault (currently 20 faults) will result in elimination. (150409)
  • January 1, 2016 - For the wall jump, touching or displacing the top “bricks” will only be faulted (5 faults) if the brick falls to the ground. (150409)
  • January 1, 2016 - Touching or displacing the broad jump corner marker poles (currently 5 faults) shall no longer be faulted. (150409)
  • January 1, 2016 - Toys will be allowed in the ring during FEO runs, at the discretion of the host club. (150104)
  • January 1, 2016- Changes to Family Membership criteria. (141006)
  • January 1, 2016- Clubs only required to keep scribe sheet hard copies for one year. (150103)
  • July 1, 2016 - 10” dog walks and teeters no longer allowed. (110408)
  • June 1, 2018 - Non-standard wheel assemblies on dog walk and A-frame no longer allowed. (130507)
  • January 1, 2020 - One piece metal jumps will be completely eliminated from the list of approved AAC equipment. (141212)
  • January 1, 2020 - All contacts (including the table) must be rubberised. (141222)

Update v. 5.3

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Rulebook Update v. 5.3 - January 1, 2016  

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A - Rule Changes, Clarifications and Interpretations Effective
Between July 2, 2015 to December 31, 2015:

  • Securing jump standards:  “If needed, jump standards may be stabilised with a small sandbag or other soft, displaceable weight, positioned so as not to affect the dog’s path. Staking of jump standards is NOT permitted.” (151109, Rulebook Section C 2.8)
  • Backside approaches: As per the current Judge’s Handbook [Chapter 7.5, 9.1.2], a backside or pushback [including threadles] approach on a double, ascending, broad jump or tire is NOT ALLOWED at any level. (151115, referencing 150409)
  • Wall Jump Usage and Construction Specifications: “Expected Uses: The Wall Jump, with building specs identified below, is its own class of jump, and is used in all AAC categories; Regular, Specials, Veteran and Junior Handler. The wall jump may be used in course design the same way a single jump may be used. For purposes of point assignment or difficulty level in Gambles and Snooker, the wall jump will carry the value of a tire jump, and is bi-directional.
    1. Obstacle Specifications:
    2. Width of jumping area: 4-5 feet (48-60”)
    3. Height of columns: 3-4 feet (36-48”,favouring the higher height).
    4. All current AAC jump heights must be buildable, within allowable variance (+/- 5%).
    5. Width of columns: 8-16 inches
    6. Width of base of jumping area, front to back:
      Jump Height Width at Base
      26” 12” or less
      22” 12” or less
      16” 8” or less
      10” 6” or less
      6”   4” or less
    7. Width of jumping area at jump height: 4 inches or less
    8. Must have displaceable top blocks with rounded edges, or in a half circle shape, easily displaceable by contact from the dog. These displaceable blocks are included in the overall jump height
    9. Viaduct holes: Optional, 1-3, at least 4 inches below jumping height
    10. Construction materials are optional but components must be easily displaceable by contact with a dog and may not contain any sharp edges
    11. Decorative components are acceptable as long as they do not interfere with the jump path, or be so unusual as to create an unintended challenge.” (150712, 151105, Rulebook Section C 2.8.3, all course design obstacle lists)
  • Clarification of Snooker placement criteria: “In the event that dogs are tied in points, the dog with the fastest course time shall be declared the winner. If dogs are tied in points, but one dog has a time recorded and the other one does not (i.e. the score sheet reads “NT”), the dog with the time recorded shall be declared the winner.” (151116, Rulebook Section 2.13, 3.8.4, Judge’s Handbook, Chapter 6.9, Appendix A2.B)
  • Distribution of cash prizes: “When cash prizes are to be awarded at any AAC event (including Regional and National events), the actual amounts of the cash awards, and/or percentage of entry money to be put toward the cash awards, must be outlined in the premium list, along with how the cash awards will be distributed amongst the various heights and/or divisions.” (150611, Rulebook Section 2.2, applicable sections of the Regionals and Nationals guidelines)

 

B-Rule Changes effective January 1, 2016:

  • Single and double drop veterans now separate classes: Single and double drop Veteran dogs will be separated for the purposes of scoring at all trials. The 16” and 10” double drop Veterans will be given open Veteran course times, while the 6” double drop Veteran dogs will be given mini Veteran course times. (150512)
  • Changes to the criteria for calling a second wrong course: Section 2.10.1, Wrong Course, of the Rulebook reading:

    Shall be changed to (new text underlined):

    • AdvancedFive (5) faults. A dog must be faulted one wrong course per occurrence
    • NoteSubsequent off course(s) will be called on the same obstacle if the dog puts itself back on course by incurring a refusal on that obstacle and then goes off course again. This is true even if the refusal fault would not be called. (e.g., if the dog goes off course a second time after a correct entry in the weave poles)
    • AdvancedFive (5) faults. A dog must be faulted one wrong course per occurrence
    • NoteSubsequent off course(s) will be called on the same obstacle if the dog puts itself back on course by engaging the next correct obstacle in sequence, from the correct direction. “Engaging the next correct obstacle” will include touching (with one or more paws) and/or jumping over or through the obstacle from the correct direction.” (150906, Section 2.10.1, Judges Handbook, chapter 4.3).
    • This definition shall also apply to any AAC class that does not require immediate elimination for a wrong course (e.g. Steeplechase, Regional and National aggregate rounds)
  • Changes to jump pole striping definition become effective: "All poles shall be marked with contrasting colours in an alternating or repeating pattern along the full length of the bar (such as, but not limited to, striping or banding) to increase the visibility of the poles and the jump as a whole." (150203, Rulebook Section C 2.1, Equipment Checklist)
  • Non-completion = E in Steeplechase: In Steeplechase, a non-completion fault will result in elimination. [Judges shall signal an “E”, rather than 20 faults.] (150409)
  • Change to faulting displacement of wall “bricks”: For the wall jump, touching or displacing the top “bricks” will only be faulted (5 faults) if the brick falls to the ground. (150409)
  • Change to faulting touching broad jump markers: Touching or displacing the broad jump corner marker poles shall no longer be faulted. (150409)
  • Wingless jumps no longer required in Challenge: Wingless jumps have been removed from the list of required obstacles for Masters Challenge. Wingless jumps may still be used, but they are now optional. (150616)
  • Toys now allowed in FEO runs: Toys will be allowed in the ring during FEO runs, at the discretion of the host club. Toys may be of any general configuration, and must be in a good state of repair (no fur or stuffing coming loose). Handlers are permitted to interact with their dog during a run by tugging with the toy. Food, toys containing food, audible toys, and audible training aids (e.g. clickers, whistles), are NOT permitted in the ring. (150104)
  • Club retention of scribe sheets: AAC clubs are only required to retain the hard copies of scribe sheets for one year. (150103)
  • Changes to Family Membership criteria: An AAC family membership is defined as spouses or life partners and unlimited dependent children under the age of 21 years. (141006)
  • Non-member Dog ID card fee: The fee for a Dog ID card shall be $12 for current AAC members, and $15 for non-members (141008)
  • Discounted entry for members: Regional and National events must offer a discounted entry fee for current (as of April 1 of that year) AAC members as compared to non-members. (141007)
  • Changes to dog eligibility guidelines: The eligibility guidelines for dogs entered in AAC events shall be changed from

    “Dogs less than eighteen (18) months of age, bitches in season, dogs suffering from an injury or illness that affects the dog's physical or mental performance, and any dog that demonstrates signs of aggression towards people or other dogs must NOT be permitted to participate in any AAC agility trial. This includes dogs running for exhibition only (FEO).”

    To

    “Dogs less than eighteen (18) months of age, bitches in season or in an advanced state of pregnancy, dogs suffering from an injury or illness that affects the dog's physical or mental performance, and any dog that demonstrates signs of aggression towards people or other dogs must NOT be permitted to participate in any AAC agility trial. This includes dogs running for exhibition only (FEO).” (150614, Rulebook Section 1.4, applicable sections in the Regionals and Nationals guidelines)

  • Change to minimum size of indoor rings: “The minimum size of an indoor ring shall be 8000 square feet, with no side less than 60 feet, and no variance of square footage or side length.” Outdoor rings must still be a minimum of 9,000 square feet, with no side less than 65 feet wide.(140607, 150913 amended 151206, Rulebook Section 2.8.1, Trial Site Checklist)

C - Pending Rule Changes:

The following rule changes, effective no earlier than July 1, 2016, are briefly listed here for convenience only.

  • July 1, 2016 - 10” dog walks and teeters no longer allowed. (110408)
  • July 1, 2016- Changes to Team Relay course design and judging (151103, 151109, 151110, 15111)
  • June 1, 2018 - Non-standard wheel assemblies on dog walk and A-frame no longer allowed. (130507)
  • January 1, 2020 - One piece metal jumps will be completely eliminated from the list of approved AAC equipment. (141212)
  • January 1, 2020 - All contacts (including the table) must be rubberised. (141222)

Update v. 5.4

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Rulebook Update v. 5.4  July 1, 2016  

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A - Rule Changes, Clarifications and Interpretations,
   Effective between January 2, 2016 and June 30, 2016:

  • Clarification of Masters Standard and Challenge leg qualifiers: Effective April 1, 2016, Masters Standard legs earned in Masters Standard or Challenge classes can be applied towards the MADC and Expert Standard titles, and the Post-ATChC Awards of Merit.

    Masters Challenge legs can be applied towards the MCDC and Expert Challenge titles. Any Masters Challenge legs earned after January 1, 2011 may also be applied toward the Standard leg requirements for the Post-ATChC Awards of Merit. [Masters Challenge legs earned prior to January 1, 2011 count toward the games requirements for the Awards of merit.] (160313, 160314).

  • Carification of FEO with toy rule: If a club allows FEO runs with a toy, it is at the host's discretion whether the toy may be thrown. Handlers running FEO (with or without a toy) will be required to leave the ring after they cross the finish line, at Open Standard Course Time (if an Obstacle Repetition fault is called), or at Maximum Course Time (150104).
  • Changes to A-frame specifications: : Effective immediately, anti-slip slats are now optional on rubberised frames only. Decorative elements (e.g. colour combinations or images embedded in the paint or rubber surface) in the non-contact zone are permitted as long as the decorations are not so unusual as to create an unintended challenge. (160508, Rulebook Section C 2.2.1).
  • Chute fabric shortened:Effective immediately, the length of the fabric portion of the chute is changed from 8 feet to 6-8 feet (160511, Rulebook Section C 2.4).
  • Dog re-measurement procedure: The Board of Directors has approved changes to the Dog Re-measurement Procedure. All handler-requested re-measurements must be sent through the Regional Director. (160110)
  • Judging Weaves in Starters and Advanced Snooker: In a Starters or Advanced Snooker opening, if the dog pops out of the weave poles, the handler may do any of the following without penalty:< >Put their dog back in the position from whence the dog popped out of the poles.

    Start the weaves again from the same direction.

    Start the weaves again from the other direction.Until the weave poles are COMPLETED correctly, any and all activity in regards to the weaves in the openingonly will be considered a refusal and will not be faulted. This includes popping poles, back-weaving, refusing the entry, or restarting the poles from the other direction (160312, Rulebook Section 3.8.6, 3.8.7).

     

  • Judge’s Code of Conduct: The Judge’s Code of Conduct has been amended as follows (new text underlined): “An AAC Judge SHALL NOT use their position as a judge to promote their own business. This shall not preclude an individual from including their status as an AAC judge in any biographical information associated with that business.” (160311, Judge’s Handbook, Section 1.2)

B - Rule Changes effective July 1, 2016:

  • 10" wide dog walks and teeters are no longer allowed: Only 12” (+/- 5%) wide dog walks and teeters may be used at AAC sanctioned events. (11408, Rulebook Section C 2.2.2, C 2.2.3, Equipment Checklist)
  • Changes to Team Relay course design and judging:
    1. The Team Relay class shall be scored as “Time + Faults”. Teams may qualify with multiple non-elimination faults as long as the combined total of faults plus course time is less than the Standard Course Time for that category and division.
    2. Team Relay course design now requires that the team (NB- “team”, not dog or side) is required to perform a minimum of two (2) contact obstacles, and at least one (1) dog is required to do a minimum of twelve (12) weave poles . Contacts shall be single use per side, and there shall be a maximum of two weave entries per side.
    3. Team Relay course design now requires that each half of the course must contain challenges (side changes, minor challenges, and major challenges) appropriate for a Masters Standard class, but the number and degree of challenge need not be equal in each half. (151103, 151109, 151110, 15111,Rulebook Section 3.10, Judge’s Handbook Section 11.5).

C - Pending Rule Changes:

The following rule changes, effective no earlier than January 1, 2017, are briefly listed here for convenience only.

  • January 1, 2017- S-shaped tunnels (tunnels with two hard bends) will no longer be allowed in course design (160305). January 1, 2017- Clarification to early veteran status timeline (160407).
  • January 1, 2017- Optional start and/or finish jumps for Snooker allowed (160414)
  • January 1, 2017- Changes to faulting a run-by at the last obstacle of a course (160608, 160609).January 1, 2017- Bolt/nut or wooden dowel type jump cups no longer allowed (160503).
  • January 1, 2017- A-frames must have two independent support chains of adequate strength (160509).
  • January 1, 2018- Solid tires will no longer be allowed (160210). June 1, 2018- Non-standard wheel assemblies on dog walk and A-frame no longer allowed (130507).
  • July 1, 2018- Round chute barrels will no longer be allowed (160510).
  • January 1, 2020- One piece metal jumps will be completely eliminated from the list of approved AAC equipment. (141212
  • January 1, 2020- All contacts (including the table) must be rubberised. (141222) 151110, 15111)
  • June 1, 2018 - Non-standard wheel assemblies on dog walk and A-frame no longer allowed. (130507)
  • January 1, 2020 - One piece metal jumps will be completely eliminated from the list of approved AAC equipment. (141212)
  • January 1, 2020 - All contacts (including the table) must be rubberised. (141222)

Changes Approved by the Board of Directors

Motion Number: 80304
Carried

Unless specified otherwise, effective dates of rule changes are as moved by Motion as below:

Motion 080304 [REVISED]- PASSED

Rule changes approved by the Board of Directors related to the judging, scoring, qualifying requirements, or equipment used in any agility class, excluding those changes dealing with safety concerns and/or the Regionals/Nationals program, take effect as follows:

  • Rule changes made between January 1 and June 30 will be implemented on January 1 of the following year or, if January 1 falls on a weekend, the first Monday following January 1
  • Rule changes made between July 1 and December 31 will be implemented on July 1 of the following year or, if July 1 falls on a weekend, the first Monday following July 1.

TEAM RELAY

Motion Number: 151103
Carried
Effective Date: July 1, 2016

MOVED By Jennifer Laird and seconded by Claire Duder, to accept the suggestion of the SRC for the following changes to course design and scoring for Team Relay. These changes are in addition to the Team Relay course design and judging requirements already listed in the Judges Handbook and AAC Rulebook.

  • The SRC would like to recommend that the “Team Relay” class be scored as time plus faults and that course design be changed to allow for flexibility in equipment requirements on both sides.
  • The level of difficulty in each half need not be identical. Providing different sorts of challenges in each half of the course adds interest to the class by allowing each team member to pick which side best suits their dogs’ skills.

 


151110           MOVED By Jennifer Laird and seconded by Wendy Coffen Rudolph, to accept the, amended by the board, suggestions of the SRC for the following changes to course design and scoring for Team Relay.

The design must be so that the team (Note - per team and not per dog or side) are required to perform minimum of two (2) contact obstacle performance and at least one (1) dog is required to do a minimum of twelve (12) weave poles. . Contacts shall be single use per side, and there shall be a maximum of two weave entries per side.

CARRIED:  Effective EFFECTIVE July 1, 2016

 


151111           MOVED By Claire Duder and seconded by Jennifer Laird, to accept the, amended by the board, suggestions of the SRC for the following changes to course design and scoring for Team Relay.

The design must be so that each half of a Team Relay course must contain challenges (side changes, minor challenges, and major challenges) appropriate for a Masters Standard class, but the number and degree of challenge need not be equal in each half.

CARRIED:  Effective July 1, 2016

STARTER'S SNOOKER

Motion Number: 140208
Carried
Effective Date: January 1, 2015

MOVED By Ivy Seney, seconded by Seanna O’Neill, to accept the recommendations made by the Standing Rule Committee for Starter’s Snooker. 

Recommendations are that:

  1. Replace Starters Snooker references from “5-9 weaves” to “6 weaves” mainly because that is what clubs have available and because an odd number of weaves would be so, unusual as to pose an unintended challenge for Starter dogs.
  2. Replace the Starters Snooker acceptable 5 point obstacles from "3 obstacle combo/contact/5 -9 weaves" to "2 obstacle combo/contact/6 weaves".
  3. Replace the Starters Snooker acceptable 6 point obstacles from "3 obstacle combo/contact/10-12 weaves" to "2-3 obstacle combo/contact/10-12 weaves".