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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.

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

I think something on the order of a golf cart to transport
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

Every large IPO event Ive been to lists an emergency vet close by that they would use in the event of an accident but that is about the extent of it. Most in the sport are very far behind in the times when it comes to dog health which is surprising given how obsessive most of us are about dog related things.

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

Q Man

by Q Man on 12 October 2019 - 13:10

I guess it's a lost art to actually "think on your feet"...I mean is it such a far fetched idea to "Improvise" when needed...
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

As an EMS person I'd say it's not reasonable to ask EMS to "help" with an injured dog. Most EMS are not trained in animal first aid AT ALL and wouldn't be much of a help. So as a SAR handler I'd suggest that handlers take a K9 first aid class (usually SAR teams find a vet to put one on especially for us; a club could do the same). They are very helpful and give at least some level of intervention with an injury until you can get to a veterinarian.

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.


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