On pages 19 and 30 are diagrams depicting course layout diagrams.
We wish to point out that these are for illustration purposes only. For exercises WT5 and WX5 (Designated Retrieve) the various placement of objects are correctly shown on pages 24 and 35 respectively.
The Handbook may be adjusted at the time of the annual review of Handbooks.
On April 1, 2013, British Columbia and Prince Edward Island will change the way their sales taxes are administered. In British Columbia, the 12% HST will be replaced by the 5% GST and Prince Edward Island will be replacing its GST/PST system with the HST. The HST rate in Prince Edward Island will be 14%.
PLEASE ENSURE YOUR APPLICATIONS SHOW THE CORRECT AMOUNT OF TAX.
CARO has just opened its official facebook page under the name Canadian Association of Rally Obedience. Check us out and join in.
Item 14 on 66 of the handbook relating to Team competition states:- ' The course shall be designed so that Station 10 is a stationary exercise.'
This is incorrect. It should read 'The course shall be designed so that Station 10 is one which finishes with the dog in a stationary position. (See Feeding Stations on the Updates Page)'
The following changes are to take effect immediately:-
Page 10 of the Handbook - Eligibility Item 6.
Dogs must be at least six months of age to compete. Add the following. Dogs over 7 years of age may compete as a Senior.
On Page 20 add another paragraph
Senior dogs may have modifications made to the course because of their age without requiring a letter from a veterinarian. However should the dog have any physical handicap then the requirements under Provisions for Physically Challenged will apply.
Note - The handbook will NOT be changed at this time but an amending document will be published.
Mobile Web Site
The Executive is pleased to announce that our site is now mobile accessible. You get to the site using the same address www.canadianrallyo.ca - the program will detect whether you are on a mobile or not. Due to some technical restrictions in mobile communication, certain areas will not be available - these include the Member only area, the photo pages and the download of pdf files.
We are currently looking into other site improvements.
One example of an acceptable broad jump with dowels may be seen here.
The new handbook for the Working Level is now on the web site.
NOTE: Ths file is named Working Handbook 2013. IF you downloaded a file named Working Handbook 2103 it contains an error. On Page 34, Item 4 of the Principal Features should read 'To sit in the dog box until cued to jump'.
The French version will be available shortly.
La version française sera disponible sous peu.
Master Handbook 2013
The latest version of the Master General Handbook is now on the web site. It becomes effective on February 1st 2013.
Check the Publication page for the new manual.
The Update page has a pdf document which lists the major changes.
Discuss the new rules on the CARO Forum - go to www.canadianrallyo.ca/mybb you can sign up for free.
The Working Proficiency Test is now on the web site http://www.canadianrallyo.ca/
It is hoped to have the Working Level and the Master General Handbooks on the web before the New Year.
A new page may be found on the Updates page showing at which stations a reward may be offered.
Complaint procedure is here www.canadianrallyo.ca/page/form/Forms
Dog Q Record
A chart entitled "Dog Q Record” has been uploaded to the web site at http://www.canadianrallyo.ca/
Rule Changes. If you think that a rule needs amending or that a new rule needs to be in place please follow this procedure.