Obedience Advisory Committee

2014 Obedience Advisory Committee - Recommendations

The 2014 Obedience Advisory Committee met in June to discuss the future of the sport and to review the more than 1,000 suggestions submitted by the Fancy. The committee members have more than 260 combined years in the sport of obedience! They put a great deal of thought into what the Fancy was asking to change, in order to produce meaningful recommendations that will move the sport of obedience into the future, while keeping in mind the importance of the past. The committee is continuing to discuss additional sport related changes and once complete, additional recommendations will be forthcoming for comment.

The following recommendations of the Obedience Advisory Committee are being published so the Fancy may provide feedback before the recommendations are finalized. Please feel free to share this link with your fellow dog friends and club members. Only one submittal per person should be provided.

You should refer to the entire list of recommendations on the PDF document at the link below to see the complete information before providing feedback. To provide feedback, select a recommendation from the link below and choose from the condensed information in the drop-down list. Please rate the item using the selection criteria; there is a comment box for brief comments regarding that particular recommendation. If you wish to comment on additional recommendation(s), use the RATE ADDITIONAL RECOMMENDATION link to add additional sections. Be sure to click SUBMIT at the bottom when you are ready to send your comments to AKC.

Comments will be taken until the deadline date of:
Wednesday, August 20, 2014 at 12 Noon Eastern Standard Time
Click here to go to a condensed list of recommendations to provide feedback.

Click here to view a PDF of the entire recommendations

March 4, 2014

Your 2014 Obedience Advisory Committee

The American Kennel Club Companion Events Department is pleased to announce an Obedience Advisory Committee meeting will be held in the summer of 2014.

The fancy will be solicited for input concerning recommended changes to the current AKC Obedience Regulations. Your recommendations for obedience will be accepted from March 5, 2014 through April 11, 2014.

The following committee members were selected based on their experience and expertise as judges, club members and exhibitors.

2014 Obedience Advisory Committee Members

Louise Botko


Phyllis Broderick

New Jersey

Lynn Eggers


Greg Feathers


Rick Garvin


Sharon Redmer


Carolyn Wray


We encourage you to show your support for the sport of Obedience by submitting your recommendations, thoughts, and ideas for change during the solicitation period, after which time the submission process will close.  All recommendations can be submitted at http://www.tfaforms.com/316413.

All submissions that are received during this time period will be presented to the committee for review. After the conclusion of the committee meeting, all recommendations moving forward will be published on the AKC web site for review and comment by the fancy for 30 days.