TEAM Rules

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Exercise 4-4: Moving Stand, Drop, Heel

Moving stand, drop at 20 ft. (6 m) distance, handler returns to heel.

Handler cues a moving stand, leaves dog and then cues a drop, followed by the handler returning to heel position.

Exercise 4-4: Moving Stand, Drop, Heel

Moving stand, drop at 20 ft. (6 m) distance, handler returns to heel.

Handler cues a moving stand, leaves dog and then cues a drop, followed by the handler returning to heel position.

Purpose: Demonstrate ability to stop promptly while heeling and respond to cues at a distance.

Equipment: None.

Exercise set-up: Handler will start with the dog in a sit or stand in heel position. The exercise begins when the handler cues the dog to heel. After heeling for 10 ft. (3 m), the handler will cue the stand while the handler continues forward alone for an additional 20 ft. (6 m), at which point handler pivots to turn and face the dog. Dog may take no more than one or two steps before stopping (less than full body length). After a 3-second pause, the dog will be given a single verbal and/or hand signal to drop in place. Dog may take no more than one or two steps before dropping (less than full body length). The handler will then return to heel position and stop while the dog remains down for 1 additional second. The exercise ends when the handler releases the dog from the down position.

Scoring: Pass/Not yet!

Non-qualifiers: Dog does not heel with handler. Dog does not stop in the stand position within a full body length after being cued. Dog continues to move toward the handler after stopping (no further forward movement is allowed). Dog does not drop in place (within one body length) when cued. Dog drops before being cued. Dog does not remain in the down position while the handler returns to heel position and releases the dog. Handler gives additional cues. Video does not permit the exercise to be adequately judged.

Tip: Take advantage of both verbal and hand signals to help your dog!

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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!