AAC Policies that Have Been Temporarily Suspended or Modified - relevant trial policies are listed
7. Dog Measurement – In order to limit the transfer and handling of documents, for the
remainder of 2020, dog ID cards will not be signed by the officiating judge. Judges will
provide a one-time measure for dogs under 2 years or dogs with no measurement
recorded on their card. A temporary COVID-19 measurement card will be given to the
handler to be used during this time until normal measuring procedures can be resumed.
Club must not tick “height card viewed” in Agility Rocks until the handler has a signed,
permanent ID card.
8. Dog Measurement – if a dog has one measurement on their ID card, they can continue
to compete in the height indicated by that measurement. In order to limit close contact
between handler and judge, the final measurement should be completed at a later date.
This in effect until December 31, 2020.
9. Competitors may place the dog’s leash in their pockets when running the course. The
leash must be small enough to fit completely inside the pocket. Note: if the dog grabs
the leash while running or jumps at the handler’s pocket, this will be scored as an “E”
(toy in the ring). If the leash falls out of the pocket during the run and the dog does not
interact with it, there will be no fault. This in effect until December 31, 2020.
10. Due to concerns for ring crew, (changing heights, handling an obstacle that numerous
competitors have stood in close proximity to) use of the table in course design is
temporarily suspended. Judges should consult with Course Approvers to make any
necessary changes. This in effect for trials up to December 31, 2020.
11. Ring crew – if using electronic timing, timer and scribe task may be carried out by the
13. Junior Handler status for those turning 18 years of age in 2020 will be extended to
December 31, 2021.
14. Due to reduced numbers of trials and because of travel restrictions, the need to use (the
same) local judges, the title requirement for earning legs under two different judges is
lifted until December 31, 2020.
16. Handlers who are planning to transition their dog to veterans category at five (5) years
of age or older, and are unable to enter in the Special category for a minimum of
twelve (12) consecutive months immediately preceding the move to the Veteran
category due to lack of trials, will require the handler to notify the AAC via the
appropriate Regional Director. A form will be available on the website for download to
enable you to officially state your intention