After concerns raised by the Agility community involving the collapsed tunnel, AKC Agility has suspended the use of this obstacle.
See a message from Carrie DeYoung, Director of Agility, below:
This past week, the AKC Agility department held their annual field representative meeting. During the meeting, the staff reviewed concerns raised by the Agility community involving the collapsed tunnel. This obstacle has been shown to cause issues as performances have become faster and higher level classes have become more complex.
After their review, the Agility Field Representatives agreed unanimously to suspend the use of the collapsed tunnel effective immediately. Based upon the Agility department’s recommendation, Sports and Events Senior Management contacted the AKC Board of Directors to request immediate action. The Board concurred that the concern regarding the safety of the dogs was the first priority.
As of August 30, 2016 the AKC will suspend the use of the collapsed tunnel in all courses until the concerns can be resolved. Judges will be contacted by their Field Representative to review how to adopt this immediate change.
Thank you to the Agility community for working in partnership with AKC to bring positive changes to our sport.
More information about AKC agility can be found here.