by GSCat on 12 October 2019 - 06:10
Update, re: AKC response.
AKC sent part of the rulebook, as well as a link. Chapters 9, 10, and 11 appear to be most relevant. https://images.akc.org/pdf/rulebooks/RREGS3.pdf
Additionally, they "will forward your email along to the rules department for further review."
Has anyone contacted any of the other organizations and gotten a response?
by justde on 12 October 2019 - 12:10
would be a best option. I guess I wonder how helpful a stetcher would be. A dog doesn't understand lying quietly on a stretcher while being carried as a human would.
by astrovan2487 on 12 October 2019 - 12:10
Practice carrying your dog, having a muzzle on, riding in a golf cart or different car than yours, keep a first aid kit close by at all times. The organizations don't seem too worried about it so it's up to us to figure these things out
by Q Man on 12 October 2019 - 13:10
I would think the best thing would be to work out something with the EMS personnel that if needed they could help...if not...then find another company that can...I mean they're basically getting paid to sit there and be ready...and exactly how often are there dogs that need help at a Trial?
by jillmissal on 15 October 2019 - 00:10
by hexe on 16 October 2019 - 05:10
WRT having to carry a dog off a field on a stretcher, there are stretchers made specifically for the purpose of restraining and transporting injured animals--no one expects an injured animal to just lie quietly during transport as if it were Queen Nefertiti being carried off by here servants on a litter.
I don't expect an hosting organization to have a full vet clinic laid out at a local event, but in all honesty, there really should be a means to safely restrain and remove an injured dog from the trial field at any event, for the sake of both the dogs AND the handlers, judges, and trial or show staff. No reason someone should have to take a bite from a dog that's in pain and scared while they're trying to help the dog off the field.
by Hundmutter on 16 October 2019 - 08:10
The very thing why EMS workers would be resisting involvement, I suspect !
"Hear, hear" ! @Hexe.