L1 Exercise 10: Video Examples, Details and Judging Criteria – no change July 2017

Exercise 10: “Stay” under distraction with handler close by.

Dog holds a  “stay” while facing a food or toy distraction placed approximately 5-10 ft (1.5 – 3 m) away then moves when given a “release” cue.

Purpose:  Demonstrate impulse control and the ability to remain stationary with distractions.   

  Toy or a bowl (optional) with treats.

Exercise set-up: Dog is placed in a “sit” or “down”.  The exercise begins when the handler cues “stay”, places the bowl approximately 5 to 10 ft (1.5 – 3 m) in front of the dog and returns to heel position.  The dog must remain stationary for 2 seconds, after which the handler may release the dog toward the bowl, using a verbal cue and/or signal.  Alternatively, the handler may bring the bowl back to the dog and then release the dog.  The exercise ends when the dog gets up on the release cue.

Scoring: Pass/Not yet!

Non-qualifiers: Dog does not hold position while the distraction is placed on the ground. Dog breaks out of position before being released. Dog does not get up when released.  Video does not permit exercise to be adequately judged.


Remember that your dog must move when given the “release” cue !

Video example

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