Agility Conflict Policy
It is the exhibitors’ responsibility to be at the ring with their dog when it is their turn to run. We would like to accommodate each and every conflict but that will more than likely be impossible and you may have to make a choice. We believe the following will resolve the majority of legitimate conflicts.
Conflicts within a jump height will be resolved by the Gate Steward. Handlers with multiple dogs in a jump height may have the first dog moved forward or the last moved later. The order of the dogs in question may not be changed.
Otherwise, exhibitors with conflicts in the first two classes each day will run first regardless of jump height. Conflicts in other than the first class in each ring, in most cases, will be accommodated by running first in your class. Only in the direst of circumstances may a handler in any of the Excellent/Master Classes be allowed to run after their jump height has been completed and must be approved in advance by a member of the Trial Committee.
Requests for changes in assigned running order are granted at the discretion of the trial committee and only when that change does not disrupt the smooth flow of the trial. You must declare your conflict the day prior, i.e., Friday for a Saturday conflict. If you have a conflict for Thursday, check in with us Wednesday afternoon when you arrive or notify us via e-mail no later than 5:00 PM, Tuesday, April 11, 2017. You will fill out a brief “conflict” form. This will insure that we will be able to pull your scribe sheet and have it ready at the designated time for your run. Exhibitors who are not at the line at their assigned time to run and have not declared a conflict and had it approved will be marked absent.
If you declare a conflict, and are assigned a new running time or order, that will be the time you are required to run. If you are not present at that time you will be marked absent and will not be permitted to run at any other time.
Conflict forms are available on the club websites at www.atlantakennelclub.org and www.chattahoocheeweim.org.
See a Trial Committee Member at the Trial Chairperson table to register your conflict. Do not ask at the Scorekeeping Table.