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New regs for Table, "Four Paw Rule", etc.

Effective May 1, 2018 the following changes have been approved by the AKC Board of Directors.

Chapter 5, Section 5. Removal of Mandatory Elimination for Table Fault
Changes the judging of the table from a Failure (a non-qualifying fault) to a Wrong Course if the dog engages another obstacle then comes back to finish the table count. This makes the judging consistent with all other obstacles on the course and removes the unique judging for the table. This would also potentially allow Novice and Open teams to qualify since it changes this call from non-qualifying to a wrong course which on its own is not a non-qualifying call.

Chapter 5, Section 5. Added Mandatory Elimination for Handler Touch
9. Handler touching any obstacle prior to completion of the course.

This change clarifies that handlers will receive a non-qualifying score if they touch any piece of equipment during a run. It removes the subjectivity of if the handler touching any obstacle aided the dog’s performance.

Chapter 5, Section 6. Removal of the "Four Paw Rule".

6. Four Paw Rule. If a dog commits all four feet on any ascent portion of a contact obstacle and fails to negotiate the ascent side of that obstacle, the judge shall instruct the handler to move the dog on to the next obstacle. If the dog re-engages the obstacle with one or more paws, the dog shall be excused.

By removing this line, dogs will be allowed to reattempt all contact obstacles if they initially had 4 paws (or less) on the upside of the contact and come off. Once they have started the descent they may not reattempt if they exit the obstacle prior to touching the down contact. Further judging information will be published in the blog and added to the Guidelines prior to May 1, 2018.

See the full artcle on new regulations.


AKC Premier Agility Classes - Eligibility Change

The following change to the Agility Regulations will become effective June 1, 2018.

The Board VOTED to approve a recommendation to amend Chapter 11, Section 2, of the Agility Regulations to allow all dogs to be eligible to enter the Agility Premier classes. Prior to this change, Premier classes were limited to dogs eligible to compete at the Master level.

Chapter 11. Premier Class
Section 2. Eligibility. The Premier class has a single class level. Dogs eligible to enter Novice, Open, Excellent or Master level classes may enter the Premier class.

AKC has further clarified that if you reach Masters Level within the qualifying period for AKC Nationals, all Premier points earned within that qualifying period will apply toward the dog's qualification, even those earned while the dog was not yet in Masters. 


2018 Boulder City Release of Liability

2018 Boulder City release of liability document is now up. If you plan on attending any GACGLV or LVDICE events in Boulder City, please take a moment to submit your waiver. It only takes a second to do and is valid for all events until the end of the year.


Limitless Therapy Services

Got aches and pains? Sometimes, dog sports are hard on the body, but not all of us have the luxury of insurance plans that cover physical therapy and rehabilitation.

Limitless Therapy Services was co-founded by Robert Robb and Beren Shah, to improve the lives of the people of Las Vegas, by offering an alternative to traditional brick and mortar physical therapy services. Robert and Beren spent years working in various settings, primarily in outpatient orthopedic clinics but felt that this setting lacked the individualized approach that excellent physical therapy requires. Their goal is to educate the public on what physical therapy is, by bringing a transformative care model to Las Vegas.

What is Limitless Therapy Services? They are a private pay, mobile company that brings physical therapy services to your home, office or event. Their therapy services start with a comprehensive evaluation that includes a subjective interview and a physical examination followed by the creation of an individualized plan of care that can include therapeutic exercise, manual therapy, manipulation, soft tissue mobilization, stretching and dry needling. Each session is conducted under the immediate care of a licensed physical therapist.

We are working on having Limitless Therapy Services present at our December AKC agility trial, to introduce themselves, explain how they can help those who may be in need of their services, and offer limited services, such as taping and stretching at the trial.

For more details on Limitless Therapy Services click HERE