New PKC Tracking/Training Rules Effective May 1, 2017

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New PKC Tracking/Training Rules Effective May 1, 2017

Postby Jerry Moll » Mon May 01, 2017 8:44 am

Effective Monday May 1, 2017, dogs competing in PKC Events will no longer be permitted to have any device that is capable of producing any type of tone, vibration, or electronic stimulation attached to them at any time. These new Tracking/Training Rules were recently approved by the Full Body of PKC National Directors with a 30;4 vote.

These changes were proposed and approved do to many reported cases of Tracking/Training Rule abuses.

Below are the new rules, replacing those on Page #50 in your Blue Book, effective Monday May 1, 2017. Please pass the word


5. TRACKING/TRAINING COLLARS

A. Tracking Systems - Tracking Receiver/Transmitter (handhelds) paired with collars that are not capable of producing any type of tone, vibration or electronic stimulation may be powered on and used at all times. Audio alerts on tracking receivers (handhelds) must be muted. No device that is capable of producing any type of tone, vibration, or electronic stimulation may be attached to any dog at any time. Handlers must allow the Judge to check their tracking system for any electronic stimulation, vibration, or tone capability at any time. Checking may include powering on a handler's equipment and inspecting it for verification. Anyone found to have modified tracking or training equipment to disguise electronic tone or stimulation capability will be scratched and if found guilty by a disciplinary panel, will serve no less than a one-year suspension. These rules are to be strictly enforced. Any time a handler is scratched for tracking/training equipment infractions; misconduct charges MUST be filed and sent to PKC

Tracking System Use during the cast is intended for the personal use of the handler and the safety of the handler's dog only. No information obtained from tracking devices will be permitted for use in scoring situations in the woods or at panel question hearings. As always, dog(s) must be heard before handler(s) can make a call and all time-out rules and requirements still apply.

B. Training Systems - No device that is capable of producing any type of tone, vibration, or electronic stimulation may be attached to any dog at any time. Handlers must allow the Judge to check their tracking system for any electronic stimulation, vibration, or tone capability at any time. Checking may include powering on a handler's equipment and inspecting it for verification. Anyone found to have modified tracking or training equipment to disguise electronic tone or stimulation capability will be scratched and if found guilty by a disciplinary panel, will serve no less than a one-year suspension. These rules are to be strictly enforced. Any time a handler is scratched for tracking/training equipment infractions; misconduct charges MUST be filed and sent to PKC.

C. Dummy Collars - Dogs may not wear a Dummy Collar or an inactive Training Collar during hunting time at any PKC Event.
Please prepare yourself and your hound. Hunt the dog, read the Blue Book, and your Good Book!
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