TEAM Rules

Official Rules & Exercise Descriptions for each Level

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Exercise 2-5: Send to Target, Position Change

Send to target, hold a single sustained position, then demonstrate one additional position.
Handler sends the dog to a target 10 ft. (3 m) away where the dog must hold the first position for 5 seconds (cued or not), followed by a second cued position of the handler’s choice.

Exercise 2-5: Send to Target, Position Change

Send to target, hold a single sustained position, then demonstrate one additional position.
Handler sends the dog to a target 10 ft. (3 m) away where the dog must hold the first position for 5 seconds (cued or not), followed by a second cued position of the handler’s choice.

Purpose: Demonstrate basic control at a distance and ability to hold positions and respond to additional cues.

Equipment: A target

Exercise set-up: Handler places the dog in heel position or goes to the dog’s side. The exercise begins when the dog is given a verbal cue and/or hand signal to go 10 ft. to a target.  Once at the target, the dog may maintain and hold its original position OR the handler may cue a single position of his/her choice.  One optional, single cue to begin holding position (“wait”, “stay,” etc.) is allowed. The dog must hold the first position for 5 seconds.  After 5 seconds, the handler will cue a second position of his/her choice. The exercise ends as soon as the dog takes the second cued position, at which point the handler may release the dog.

Scoring: Pass/Not yet!

Non-qualifiers: Dog anticipates the cue to go to the target. Dog does not hold first position at the target for 5 seconds, or moves before released. Dog does not perform the cued position after the 5 second stay. Handler uses multiple commands or moves after the exercise begins.  Video does not permit the exercise to be adequately judged.

Tips: Know your dog! Consider using your dog’s most stable position for the 5 second stay.

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About Team

TEAM is a virtual titling program that focuses on excellent training progression. 

Each level adds complexity for the dog-handler team, presenting them with a wide range of interesting skills to master right from the start.

There’s no reason to hold back on distance work or jumping exercises while teaching your dog to heel!