Each country is responsible for selection of its own team. The selection process is coordinated by a “country manager.” The manager may be an agility organisation in that country, a committee, or an individual. Each potential team manager must submit a resume to the WAO organising committee for approval.
The country manager is responsible for writing a selection guidelines document that explains how people in the country can become members of the team. Each country’s team selection process must be non-discriminatory with regard to both handlers and dogs, and must be approved by WAO to meet this requirement. In addition, a country’s team selection process must allow for at least 1 (one) dog from each height to win its way onto the team, and to run in the Agility Biathlon and the Individual Agility Pentathlon. This must be stated in each country’s selection rules.
Other positions on the country’s team may be filled at the discretion of the country’s manager.
If a country is unable to travel with their own dogs due to the laws of the host country or excessive travel times and expense, substitute dogs may be provided by the host country. A country must make a request in writing to the WAO organising committee. Requests will be evaluated by the WAO committee on a case-by-case basis.
- If you are interested in being a team manager for your country, please email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information.
- If you are interested in becoming a member of your country’s team, please scroll down to find out who to contact in your country.
- If a manager is not listed for your country and you are interested in the position, please email email@example.com for more information.
- If you are interested in becoming a member of your country’s team, please contact the person listed.