The trial participant must meet the entry deadline for the event.
With the submission of the entry form the
participant agrees to pay the entry fee. In the event that the
participant cannot participate in the trial for
whatever reason he/she must immediately contact the trial chairperson.
The trial participant must comply
with any veterinary and animal protection regulations that are
in effect for that region. The participant
must follow the instructions of the judge as well as those of
the trial chairperson. The handler must show
the dog in a sporty and faultless manner. A handler must show
his dog in all sections of the trial,
regardless of the outcome in any one section. The trial ends
with the announcement of the final scores
(closing ceremony) and handing-out of the scorebooks.
The judge has the right to terminate a dogs trial performance,
even against the wishes of the handler, if
the dog is injured or otherwise incapacitated. If a handler
pulls a dog from a trial the scorebook will be
marked insufficient - dog was pulled. If a dog is
pulled from the trial on grounds of an obvious injury or a
letter from a veterinarian is presented, certifying the dogs
illness, the scorebook will be marked pulled
due to illness. The judge has the right to disqualify
a handler on grounds of poor sportsmanship,
carrying of motivational objects, violations against the trial
regulations or animal protection rights or other
An entry in the scorebook must be made in any case, giving the
reason for premature dismissal from the
trial. In case of disqualification, all awarded points will
be taken away.
The handler must carry a leash throughout the entire trial.
This includes that the dog must wear a simple,
single-row, loose-fitting chain collar in the neutral position
(dead ring) at all times. Any other collars or
additional collars (such as leather or tick-collars, etc.) are
not permitted during the trial. The leash can be
carried so it is invisible for the dog or the handler can put
the leash over his/her shoulder from top left to
Verbal commands are brief orders given in a normal voice, consisting
of one single word. The commands
can be given in any language. The same command must be used
for the same task at all times.
If several participants are entered at the same trial level,
starting positions are to be determined through a
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