Obedience Trial Chair
Appointed by the Board of Directors
The Obedience and Rally Trials are held for 3 days.
Maintain a list of prospective obedience/rally judges for future shows.
Contact judges to see if they are available for a particular year. Referring to the AKC "Corresponding Date Calendar". The All breed show is on the 28th week on the AKC's calendar.
There is a separate Trial on Friday
Coordinate with Assistant Show chair who will submit the application for the Friday Trials. Using the AKC Online Event management program.
If judge is available, find out their fees and any extra conditions.
Send a contract to the judge for their approval and signature. Include the list of classes they will judge, the list of items we will cover and any other information that seems appropriate.
Make sure to get email, cell number and person to contact in case of an emergency.
Send a copy of the contract either digitally or hard copy to the Treasurer, Assistant Show Chair and the All Breed Show Chair.
Send list of judges with addresses and emails to Hospitality Chair.
Ask if any of the judges are bringing a dog.
Send to the Assistant Show Chair the judges AKC # and classes they will judge and any non regular classes that are being offered.
Note The Friday Obedience/rally application is a separate document.
Download from the AKC site all of the needed applications. This might include special and non regular classes.
Keep a hard copy of the applications in case questioned by the AKC.
Send out a request for stewards to the membership
Ask local training clubs for assistance in supplying stewards.
Create a schedule for each ring showing the stewards assignments.
Email assignment schedule before show in case of needed substitutions.
Put notice that lunch is included.
Send a list of the needed trophies to the Trophy Chair
Decide if medallions will be given for new titles
Publicize Team Rally. It has had great success in the past with costumes etc.