Posted Date: April 6, 2011
Please see these notes, including implementation date information.
The USDAA rulebook was published on March 31, 2011. We apologize for not making it clear that the new rules take effect on June 1, 2011. We are compiling a list of Frequently Asked Questions and we will be posting those FAQ answers in the near future.
Regarding implementation of the rules on mixed height pairs and next day move-ups, in both cases:
1. the event must be after June 1, 2011
2. the test schedule for the event must include statements specifying the conditions for the event relative to these matters.
In the case of move-ups being permitted, a move-up request form must be completed and submitted to the Event Secretary at least the day prior to the move-up in accordance with conditions set forth in the test schedule. The move-up request form must be approved by USDAA before use.
We appreciate everyone's desire to implement these procedures as soon as possible; however, it is regrettably problematic to "unpublish," add notices, and republish documents. So we will be unable to make any exceptions to these implementation provisions.
We appreciate your feedback on the 2011 rulebook. Thank you for supporting USDAA dog agility!
Find the new rulebook here.