AGILTY PATROL / UTILITY SERVICE DOG TEAM WORK

These exercises are designed to show the handlers ability to control the movement of the dog, and the dog's ability to overcome physical obstacles. The exercises are done off-leash.

PERFORMANCE OBJECTIVES

1. A-Frame Jump: The A-frame shall be of sufficient height and width to make a realistic obstacle for the dog. The A-frame should be approximately five (5) feet in height. The handler will command his dog from approximately six (6) feet in front of the A-frame to scale the A-frame.
After the dog has scaled the A-frame, the handler will direct the dog to either return, stay, or come to a heel.

2. Tunnel Crawl: The tunnel shall be approximately eleven (11) feet in length, with an inside diameter of approximately twenty-four (24) inches. The handler will command his dog from approximately six (6) feet in front of the tunnel to go through the tunnel. After the dog goes through the tunnel, the handler will direct the dog to return, stay, or come to a heel.

3. Fence Jump: The fence will be a standard cyclone type with a top rail. Height will be approximately thirty-six (36) inches or more. The handler will command his dog from approximately six (6) feet in front of the fence to jump over the fence. After the dog has jumped over the fence, the handler will direct the dog to return, stay, or come to a heel.

4. Window Jump: The sill of the window shall be between thirty five (35) and forty-eight (48) inches from ground level, with the opening approximately twenty-four (24) inches wide. The handler will command his dog from approximately six (6) feet from the window to go through the window. After the dog goes through the window jump, the handler will direct the dog to return, stay, or come to a heel.

 

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