National Obedience & Tracking Committee : Clarification of Deduction in Utility Class, Signal Exercise Rule
Reference is made to the Utility Class, Signal Exercise rule in the current ANKC Ltd Rules for the Conduct of Obedience Trials and in particular to clarification of the highlighted section noted below:
Deductions – Substantial: For any double signal or failure to sit, stand or down during the heel routine, prolonged signals, slow response to signals.
The National Obedience & Tracking Committee has confirmed the following interpretation which shall be binding in accordance with the rules:
A substantial deduction applies where a dog fails to stand on the lead-up to the final portion of the Signal Exercise in the UD Class.