Two new Rules for 2020
USCSS will be issuing a couple of new rules in this new year. They will be in place immediately and we will see how they are received and implemented before making an official rule change.
A more in depth write up and explanation posted soon.
Items to be listed
1) judges can trial their dogs in trials
They are judging as long as the trial is not hindered. Judges can trial for Q’s at these trials but not for placements.
2) In areas where CSD’s are not plentiful, a trial can utilize judges to act as CSDs for the search areas that they are judging. The judge must actively be on the path to becoming a CSD at the time of the trial.