A course for aspirant Rally Judges will be run in 2023 by Dogs ACT.
Applications for a place on the Rally Judges course should be submitted to Dogs ACT by close of business on Tuesday, 28 February 2023, on the approved application form which can be downloaded here.
A course fee of $65 applies and is payable when the application form is submitted to Dogs ACT.
The course is expected to commence in the week beginning 20 March 2023 and finish in late October/early November.
Before attending course lectures or undertaking practical training sessions, aspirants will be required to undertake a preliminary written theory examination covering the Dogs ACT Rules and Regulations and the general requirements of the ANKC Rules for the Conduct of Rally Trials.
Aspirants will not be examined on the Dogs ACT Rules and Regulations if they have previously been examined whilst undertaking an ANKC Judges Training course in another discipline e.g. obedience.
Details of the course syllabus and timetable will be issued to approved applicants.
To be accepted on the course, applicants must:
(i) Have been a member of either Dogs ACT or another Member Body of the ANKC for at least three (3) years prior to the application and be a current financial member of Dogs ACT.
(ii) Be a least eighteen (18) years of age.
(iii) Be a resident of the ACT.
(v) Have personally trained and trialed a dog to a minimum of a Rally Excellent Title.
(iv) Be able to demonstrate skills and experience in instructing in Rally at a Dogs ACT affiliated Club or at a Club affiliated with another Member Body and/or active participation in Rally trials including as an organiser, steward or other official and/or have experience in related club or training activities, whether in Rally or another related ANKC discipline in the two (2) years prior to the application.
Note: Dogs ACT may, at its absolute discretion, refuse to accept an application from a person who meets the above criteria, if it considers that the person is not otherwise suitable to be approved as a judge. Aspirants not admitted to the course will receive a full refund.