L6 Exercise 3: Video Examples, Details and Judging Criteria

Exercise 3: Send out 40 feet (12 m), perform trick, and recall with distractions & handler movement 

Handler places distractions beyond send out point, and behind dog.  Handler cues dog to target, then cues a trick (see Definitions FAQs for details), followed by handler movement before calling the dog back to front or heel position.

Purpose: Demonstrate ability to work moving towards and away from distractions.

Equipment:  Two distractions (open food bowl with treats, toy).  Target optional.

Exercise set-up:  Place optional target 40 feet (12 m) away from dog.  Place the first distraction 3 feet (0.9 m)past target. Place the second distraction behind dog.  Handler stands with dog in heel position (sit or stand at heel is acceptable but must be consistent throughout the exercise).   The exercise begins when the handler sends the dog to the target at 40 feet (12 m).  An additional cue to position at target is allowed but optional. The dog will then be cued to perform one trick at the target (handler choice) at 40 feet (12 m) (verbal and signal allowed) followed by a “stay” in any position at the target while the handler moves ten feet (3 m) either right or left.  An additional cue to “stay” atthe target is acceptable.  The dog is then recalled directly into front or heel position. One additional cue is allowed as the dog approaches within 10 feet. The dog will then be released to the distraction in either location, or the handler may pick up one of the desired “things” and play/feed the dog.  The remaining distraction may be put away or left out for further use.

Scoring: Pass/Not Yet!

Non-qualifiers: Dog does not go out to the target.  Dog does not perform a trick on cue. Dog does not stay at the target.  Dog does not recall when cued or does not return to within handler’s reach.   Dog goes to either distraction during the exercise.  Handlers gives multiple cues for any of the steps.  Video does not permit the exercise to be adequately judged.



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