|(1) Play With or Motivate your dog
|(2) Heel on lead
|(3) Examination of the Dog (handler to show judge)
|(4) Recall with Finish
|(5) Control at Gate Exercise
|(6) Stay one minute, handler in sight
(1) Play with or Motivate your dog (handler's choice - on
or off lead) - 5
It is recommended that the Judge commences with this exercise
and that it last approximately 30 seconds.
To show how a handler can motivate their dog in preparation for
Obedience work. Handlers may use a toy for this exercise. Play
should be under the handler's control and if it involves articles
they should be readily given up by the dog. Play should be
appropriate to the dog under test but should not include play
fighting. Formal exercises will not be deemed as appropriate.
Any form of aggression must be penalised.
(2) Heel on Lead - 10 Points
It is recommended that this exercise follows Play With or
Motivate Your Dog and should last no more than one minute. This is
an introduction to competitive heelwork and should be
straightforward, include minimal turns and not more than two halts.
A large circle is permissible in either direction, at the judge's
discretion. The handler should walk briskly and the dog
should walk with its shoulder approximately level with and
reasonably close to the handler's leg at all times while the
handler is walking. The lead should be slack at all times.
The test will start and finish with the dog sitting at the
(3) Examination of the dog (handler to show judge) - 15
The handler will show the judge how they can settle and examine
their own dog. This exercise will be carried out on lead. The dog
will be required to have its mouth, teeth, throat, eyes, ears and
feet inspected when standing, sitting or lying down on either side
or on its back.
(4) Recall with Finish - 10 Points
Recall from Sit or Down position at handler's choice. Dog to be
recalled by handler when stationary and facing the dog. Dog to
return smartly to the handler, sit in front, go to heel - all on
command of judge or steward to handler.
(5) Control at Gate Exercise - 15 Points
Walk on lead through gate with the dog under control. Handler to
start exercise with dog in the sit, down or stand position. Dog to
wait while handler opens gate and walks through the gate. Handler
to then recall dog through the gate on lead. Dog to then wait in
stand, sit or down position, while handler secures the gate. The
dog should not pull or be pulled through the doorway. Marks must be
deducted for anticipation, tight lead or lack of control.
(6) Stay one minute, handler in sight (Group Exercise - off
(Stand, Sit or Down Stay, handler's choice) - 15 Points
Handlers may face their dogs. Individual handlers may choose the
stay position for their own dog.
TOTAL - 70 points