May 18, 2017All Club officers and Club Delegates for clubs licensed/member for Tracking events, All Tracking Judges: In order to ensure the safety of tracking dogs, the regulations were amended to allow protective footwear for dogs in AKC Tracking tests at the option of the handler, provided the footwear is put on in the presence of both judges, just as it is required for protective coats and tracking harnesses. This amended regulation is effective immediately. Tracking Regulations – Chapter 2. Regulations for Performance and Judging. Section 24. Protective Clothing. Dogs may wear a protective coat and/or footwear. If worn the coat, tracking harness and footwear must be put on in the presence of both judges.