UTILITY PROTECTION DOG – LEVEL #1
|Obedience- Level#1:Obedience must be done off lead, except for heeling pattern which is allowed to be done using a six (6) foot lead. No prong, choke or electronic collars allowed.One (1) decoy present on field (stationary- not moving)
Heeling pattern – slow, normal and fast pace in a figure 8 pattern with decoy in center of figure 8. Dog must do two (2) complete figure 8’s in each direction.
Two (2) Call throughs -past stationary decoy. The dog will be placed either on a down stay or sit stay and the handler will proceed to a place 25 yards away from the dog. The handler will call the dog to come upon the judges instructions. The dog will return to the heel position. The handler again will leave their dog on that position and repeat the exercise.
Handler out of sight stay – with dog on down stay for one (1) minute
Approachability -must be able to approach decoy within five (5) feet and engages in conversation and shake hands with decoy. Dog must not show aggression or touch decoy.
All protection work must be done off lead unless otherwise specified. No prong, choke or electronic collars allowed.
Lost article search: (Simulates handler losing set of keys)
This exercise is done off lead. No prong or electronic collars are allowed.
Handler throws a set of keys into an area 75 ft. X 75 ft. Setup time is twenty (20) minutes. Dog has five (5) minutes to find article. Dog is allowed to either indicate upon keys by laying down/sitting next to keys or pick up keys and bring to handler.
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