UTILITY PROTECTION DOG – LEVEL #2
|Obedience – Level #2Must be done off lead – No prong, choke or electronic collars allowed. Flat nylon or leather collar is permissible.
Two (2) decoys are to be present on field wearing bite suits walking about in a non-aggressive manner while obedience is being tested.
Random obedience pattern – three (3) left turns, three (3) right turns, two (2) about turns. Pattern is called out by the judge on the field. Slow, normal and fast pace to be interspersed throughout pattern.
Two (2) call through past decoys who are walking around in a non-aggressive manner. When performing the call through, the handler must be at least 75 feet but no more than 100 feet away from the dog.
Handler out of sight stay – with dog on down stay for one (1) minute with two (2) decoys wearing bite suits walking around in a non-aggressive manner. Decoys will not be allowed to touch, talk or make extended eye contact with dog. Decoys will not be allowed to be any closer than ten (10) feet of the dog. Dog is not allowed to break from down stay.
Approachability – handler and dog approach within 5 feet of two (2) decoys who are standing and talking. Handler shakes 1st decoys hand and begins talking, upon shaking hands with the 1st decoy, the 2nd decoy, who is standing next to the 1st decoy, immediately turns and runs away for approx. 25 feet. Dog must stay with handler and not make contact with either decoy.
False start – Two (2) decoys will be five (5) yards away from the handler and dog. The decoys will be yelling and attempting to provoke the dog to engage. Upon a signal from the judge, both decoys will run away from the dog in opposite directions for approximately 5 yards. The dog must not leave the handlers position. This exercise will be done twice in succession in order for the dog to pass.
Protection phase – Level #2
This phase is done off lead with the eception of test #2 – no prong, choke or electronic collars. Flat nylon or leather collars are permissible.
Lost article search – Level #2: (Simulates handler losing keys and cell phone)
This exercise is done off lead. No prong or electronic collars are allowed. Flat nylon or leather collar is permissible.
Handler throws a set of keys and a cell phone into an area 100 ft. X 100 ft. The article must be at least fifty (50) feet away from each other. Setup time is twenty (20) minutes. Dog has ten (10) minutes to find both articles. Dog is allowed to either indicate upon articles by laying down/sitting or pick up articles and bring to handler.
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