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International competitions S. A. C. I. OB

I Rules on participation, management and judging

II Practical activities (preparations) and equipment

III jury Decision

IV General provisions and guidelines for performing and evaluating competitive exercises

V. Exercises of the international standard for checking the execution of commands: execution and evaluation criteria

VI. Auxiliary drawings

VII. Organization and judging of European and international competitions under the auspices of The international Canine Association

Obedience training (OP) teaches the dog the rules of behavior in a friendly, and at the same time, controlled environment. It is necessary to emphasize the importance of establishing two-way contact between the dog and the trainer, as well as developing the dog’s willingness to obey commands from a distance. Both the trainer and the dog must demonstrate an absolutely stable relationship. Dog training.info-dog training in Moscow


Selection criteria for participation in international (European and world)

To participate in international competitions (European and world Championships), the dog must be at least 15 months old, and must be registered in the appropriate pedigree, officially recognized by the International Canine Federation.

Official recognition of national animal training courses, as well as determining the necessary requirements that must be met before a dog is allowed to participate in international competitions, depends on the relevant standards adopted in a particular country. In order to participate in international competitions, the owner and the dog must, at least once, pass the competition on the territory of their own country.

If this type of competition is held in conjunction with a dog show (“dog show”), it is not necessary that the dog participate in such an exhibition.

Dogs that are carriers of infectious diseases, as well as in the body of which nematodes are found, dogs that suffer from scabies or any other parasites, dogs that behave aggressively, are blind or deaf, are not allowed to participate in international competitions.
Dogs with cropped tails and ears are allowed to participate in competitions in accordance with the legal norms adopted in the countries where such shows are held.

Bitches who are in heat are allowed to participate in competitions, but must be the last to perform. They must remain outside the competition area until all other dogs have finished their performance.

Bitches that have been hatched less than eight weeks before the start of the competition, as well as bitches that must be hatched within four weeks, are not allowed to participate in the competition.

If necessary, before the start of the competition, the judge can check the dog outside the site.

2. Criteria for selecting judges to participate in international competitions

Judges who are appointed to participate in competitions must be licensed in the relevant kennel clubs in their own countries.

Unsuitability due to the likelihood of biased judging
Family members or their dogs, as well as relatives of such judges are not allowed to judge during the above-mentioned competitions: children, parents, elderly relatives, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, as well as deverries, etc. None of them is also allowed to participate in competitions when it comes to possible judging of family members or persons living in such a family.

A dog that was trained by a judge, or a dog that was trained in a particular family in the year of the competition from which the judge was appointed, is not allowed to participate in such competitions.

3. Main manager

During the above-mentioned competitions, it is necessary to appoint a chief Manager. The chief Manager of the competition must have the appropriate qualifications. If the competition is attended by foreigners, the chief administrator must conduct classes in English or the language previously agreed upon.

If two or more judges must judge the exercises (classes), the number of managers must be equivalent to the number of judges. At least one Manager must be present at each site.

4. The management of competitions

The above-mentioned competitions are held under the direction of the judge of the day and the chief Manager.

In the event of an incident that does not fall under the accepted rules and regulations, the judge decides on the methods of continuing the competition or on the assessment of such an incident.

5. Duties of the trainer

The duties of the trainer, as a participant in the competition, begin at the moment when he enters the room intended for the above-mentioned competitions, and stop after the final award ceremony. Trainers must adhere to the established rules and guidelines. Trainers must be dressed appropriately, and behave in accordance with established norms.

The judge may disqualify any trainer and deprive him of the right to participate in the competition if he or she does not comply with the established rules or if his or her behavior does not meet the accepted standards. The decision of the judge is final, and no contestant can challenge the decisions made by such a judge.

Trainers must report their presence at the site 30 minutes before the start of the competition.

It is forbidden to punish the dog. Spiked collars or electric collars, as well as other similar devices, are prohibited.

During the exercise, as well as before it begins, the trainer should keep the dog on the left side. The trainer can also hold the dog on the right side, but only if there is evidence of any disease or disability that does not allow compliance with the established rules. However, the contestant or team leader must discuss all issues related to the rules of the competition with the judge before the competition begins. All appointed judges must be informed of the results of the evaluation of the competition, and such evaluations must be agreed if several judges participate. All agreements reached must be properly justified, and must not interfere with other competitions. For example, if a contestant is traveling in a wheelchair, he or she must, in exercises 1 and 2, be at the end of the line where there is no outside dog except their own.

6. The dog’s behaviour / disqualification

Any dog that ever, even after passing the test, bites, tries to bite, attacks, or attempts to attack people or other dogs is subject to immediate disqualification. All points earned are canceled even if the performance is completed (completed). This disqualification is valid for two days (a disqualified dog cannot participate on the second day of the competition). The case related to the facts described above is entered in the work book and the corresponding report, which must be sent to the kennel club, which is represented by such a dog and the kennel club of the receiving party.

7. Other regulations

At the time of construction of the arena for performances, the trainer has no right to enter it with the dog, except for cases when it is allowed by the chief Manager of the competition.

When performing group exercises (1 and 2), the minimum number of dogs in the group should be equivalent to three, and the maximum – six. In the case of a competition where the number of dogs is not divided into six, two groups of the rest may consist of seven dogs.


The scheme of the competition, the number of participants, the size of the arena and the necessary equipment

1. The scheme of the competition

To participate in European and world competitions, as well as in international competitions, the judge has the right, after consulting with the organizing Committee, to make decisions about the order of exercises during the competition and the order of their arrangement.
The established procedure must be observed by all participants of the competition.

2. Number of participants

It is recommended that the judge not evaluate the performance of more than four dogs per hour, and no more than 25 dogs per day. If more than one judge is appointed, each judge must evaluate the performance of all participants with dogs who take part in the exercises to be evaluated by such a judge.

3. Size of the performance arena

The size of the arena for indoor performances must be at least 20 m × 30 m.if the competition is held in the open air, the preferred size of the arena will be 25 m × 40 m. the size of the arena may be smaller if the exercises are distributed between two or more arenas, and those exercises that require less space should be grouped together. The arena must have clear dimensional indicators of its size. The arena size eligibility criteria are determined by the designated judge.

4. Equipment

The organizing Committee is responsible for compliance with the regulations and relevant regulations in force in the premises intended for the competition.

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