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PETAS DOG OBEDIENCE COMETITION RULES

General Rules (last update: 16th Oct 2014) :

1. Eligibility of Classes:
a. All dogs, six months of age or over, and of either sex be eligible to compete & each dog can be
entered into maximum of 2 Classes, which is the class it is entered for and the next higher class.

b. Each dog is allowed to compete in the Pre Novice & Novice class, attain a pass mark in that class
a maximum of 3 times, thereafter must join the next higher class.

c. Bitches in oestrum or showing a coloured discharge of any sort must not be permitted to
compete in Trials or to remain within the precincts of a Trial.

2. Points & Deductions:
a. Zero Score: No points are awarded: the dog cannot qualify in the Trial. A dog which fails to perform
the Principal Feature of an exercise or part exercise shall receive a zero score for that exercise or
part exercise, unless otherwise stated.

b. Over 50 %: Over half the maximum points allocated for the exercise. The dog cannot qualify in
the Trial.

c. Substantial: Any number of points over 20% and up to and including 50% of the maximum
points allocated for the exercise.

d. Minor: Any number of points up to and including 20% of the maximum points allocated for the
exercise.

3. Disqualification:
a. No points awarded. The dog is disqualified from all Trial Competition on the day and the Judge
must provide a written report to the Canine Control within 14 days - the only exception being
in instances where the disqualification was incurred for continual barking or a correction penalty.

 

4. SCORE QUALIFYING SCORE TOTAL
PRE NOVICE 60 / 100
NOVICE 75 / 100
INTERMEDIATE 150 / 200
OPEN 150 / 200

5. Ties:
a. Two or more separate exhibits must not be placed equal in any Award. In the event of a Tied
Score it must be decided by a count-back of the sum of points awarded in the following manner:

i. Pre Novice: Heel on Lead plus Recall
ii. Novice: Heel Free plus Recall
iii. Intermediate: Heel Free plus Drop on Recall
iv. Open: Positions in Motion plus Distance Control

b. In the event of a tied score still resulting, it will be left to the discretion of the Judge to count
back any exercise he selects or the judge may conduct a run-off on any exercise/s to determine
the winner.

6. Certificates
A certificate of passing will be awarded to all dogs that pass in any Class.

i. A ‘Community Companion Dog’ (CCD) Certificate will be awarded to any dog that receives a
passing score in the Pre-Novice Class under 3 different judges.

ii. A ‘Companion Dog' (CD) Certificate will be awarded to any dog that receives a passing score in
the Novice Class under 3 different judges.

iii. An 'Companion Dog Excellent' (CDX) Certificate will be awarded to any dog that receives
a passing score in the Intermediate Class under 3 different judges.

iv. An 'Advance Obedience Dog' (AOD) Certificate will be awarded to any dog that receives a
passing score in the Open Class under different judges.

v. An 'Obedience Champion' (OCh) Certificate will be awarded to any dog that has won first in
the Open Class under 3 different judges.

 

7. Obedience Dog Of The Year Title

a. Eligible Classes: The award is for dogs at the Novice, Intermediate and Open Class and is awarded
by calendar year. No points for the awarded will be earned at Pre-Novice Classes.

b. Minimum entries: Points will be awarded only if there are at least 3 dogs entered and actually
judged in the particular Obedience Class on the Trial date.

c. Point system: Points to be awarded as follows:

 

NOVICE CLASS:
First - 25 points
Second - 18 points
Third - 12 points
Fourth - 8 points

INTERMEDIATE CLASS:
First - 50 points
Second - 35 points
Third - 25 points
Fourth - 15 points

OPEN CLASS:
First - 100 points
Second - 70 points
Third - 50 points
Fourth - 30 points

d. Run-offs: In the event of a tie on points after the final Trial of the year, a run-off on Heel Work at
the last trial of the year will determine the winner. If the dogs that are tied on points after the final
Trial of the year are not all present at the final Trial, the judge reserves the right to determine the
winner to the dog that is present.

e. Trialing 2 classes on the same day: If a dog competes in 2 classes on the same day, points will
be awarded to only 1 class, the class with the higher points.

8. It is mandatory that the owners pick up all their dog’s droppings and keep the premises clean
at all times. Litter offenders will be removed from the event hall immediately.

9. The “organiser” (herein refers to PETAS & all involved parties including the judge) reserve all right
to re-schedule or cancel any “event” (herein also refers to trials or competitions)

10. The organiser reserves all right to disqualify and/or remove any contestants/ exhibits as deemed
necessary at our sole and unfetter description. There shall be no refund under any circumstances.

11. The Judge/s decision will be final and no further correspondence will be entertained.

12. Whether the pet(s) be on the premises of the event ground or not, the owner of the pet(s) hereby
agrees to be and is solely responsible for any and all acts of behavior of the said pet at any time within
the term and time of the event.

13. The organiser shall not be held responsible for any liability for loss, damage, death, injury to
persons, other pets or property and other unavoidable causes arising out of or in connection with
the event.

14. The owner agrees to indemnify and keep indemnified The organiser against all claims damages
liabilities actions costs (including solicitor and client costs) and all expenses howsoever and
whatever that The organiser may incur or be subjected to as a result of any breach by the
owner of the terms and conditions herein or for any injury, death or damage to life or property
caused or contributed by the owner’s dog.

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OBEDIENCE TRIAL EXERCISES

PRE NOVICE CLASS
The exercise for each dog and the maximum points shall be:
1. Heel on Lead 45
2. Stand Stay on lead 10
3. Recall 25
4. Sit Stay (30 sec) 10
5. Down Stay (1 min) 10
TOTAL 100
Less penalty for misbehaviour.

 

1. HEEL ON LEAD - Maximum Points: 45
Principal Feature:
The dog on the lead, and the Handler to work as a team.

Description of Exercise:
On order from the Judge 'Forward' the Handler may attract the dog's attention by saying its name
then give a command to heel and, at the same time, commence walking briskly or at the directed pace.

The dog must work on a loose lead. Any tightening or tugging of the lead, any unusual or additional act,
signal or command which in the opinion of the Judge gives the dog assistance, must be penalised.

At each order from the Judge to 'Halt', the Handler must stop and the dog must sit smartly at heel
without command and not move until ordered to do so.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Right Turn', ‘Left Turn', ‘Right About Turn’, ‘Fast Pace’, ‘Slow Pace’, ‘Normal
Pace’, ‘Halt’, ‘Exercise Finished’. These orders may be given in any sequence and repeated.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which is unmanageable.

Over 50%: If the Handler continually tugs on the lead, or adapts his pace to the dog, or continually
guides the dog with the lead, or if the dog does not complete the Principal Feature of the exercise.

Minor: For failing to sit; for poor sits; for occasional guidance with the lead; for the use of more
than one command; for failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

2. STAND STAY- Maximum Points: 10
Principal Feature:
The dog to stand steadily on the lead until completion of the exercise, and not show undue resentment
or shyness.

Description of Exercise:
On order from the Judge, the Handler may pose the dog to a stand position or move forward and stand
the dog. On further order from the Judge, the Handler may give a command to stay and will walk forward
to the front of the dog, turn around and stand facing the dog. The dog should be held at the end of a
loose lead with the Handler at least 1 meter directly in front of the dog.

The Judge must approach the dog from the right or left front and not direct front. The Judge will not touch
the dog.

The Judge will then give the order ‘Return (Return to Your Dog)’ whereupon the Handler will return to
the dog. The dog must remain in a standing position until after the Judge orders 'Exercise Finished'
and must not show undue resentment or shyness.

Orders from Judge:
'Position your dog to stand’, 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)’, ‘Return (Return to Your Dog)', 'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Disqualification: For a dog which attacks.

Zero Score: For a dog which shows an obvious tendency to attack, breaks from position.

Minor: For a dog that requires a second command to stand, moves its feet or for poor stands or for
failing to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

3. RECALL Maximum Points: 25
Principal Feature:
The dog to sit where left off the lead and promptly obey the Handler's command to come.

Description of Exercise:
The Judge will give the order ‘Forward' and then 'Halt'. On further order from the Judge 'Leave
(Leave Your Dog)', the Handler may give the command to stay and will leave the dog in a sitting
position and walk at least twelve (12) metres away from the dog. On further order from the Judge,
the Handler will about turn and halt. On order from the Judge, the Handler may attract the dog's
attention by saying its name once and then give a command to come. The dog must come straight
to its Handler at a brisk pace

and sit directly in front without further command.
The dog must not move from the sitting position until after the Judge has ordered ‘Exercise Finished.’

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Halt', 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)’, 'About Turn', 'Halt', 'Call (Call Your Dog)’, ‘Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog that breaks from position, or does not come on the first command or for a dog
that anticipates the command to come.

Substantial: For slow response to commands, for failure to come at a brisk pace.

Minor: For a dog that fails to sit automatically when the Handler halts; for failing to sit in front of
the Handler, or for poor sits. For failure to leave a distinct pause between the dog's name and the
command to come. For failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

4. SIT STAY (30 sec) Maximum Points: 10
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in a sit position until the completion of the exercise.

Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their positions with their right foot next to
a Stay Peg which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres apart, and
with their dogs sitting in the heel position. On order from the Judge 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)', the
Handlers may give their dogs a command to stay and will immediately leave and walk approximately
ten (10) metres. On order from the Judge or Steward the Handlers will turn to face their dogs and halt.

After 30 sec from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave, he will give the order
'Return (Return to Your Dog)'. The Handlers must return to their dogs together. The dogs must not
move from the sitting position until after the Judge orders 'Exercise Finished'.

If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the Judge may instruct a Steward, or Handler, to take the
dog away from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
'Leave (Leave Your Dog)’, ‘About turn’, ‘Halt', 'Return (Return to Your Dog)’, ‘Exercise Finished'.
Judges may delegate a Steward to give the orders ‘About Turn', 'Halt', 'Return'. (Return to your Dog)’

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which fails to remain in the sitting position or which moves more than half
of its body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, eg. fidgeting, or if Handlers do not leave or return with other Handlers.

 

5. DOWN STAY (1 min) Maximum Points: 10
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in the down position until the completion of the exercise.

Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their positions with their right foot next to a
Stay Peg which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres apart and with
their dogs in the Down position. On order from the Judge to 'Leave (Leave Your Dogs)', the Handlers
may give their dogs a command to stay and will immediately leave and walk approximately
ten (10) metres. On order from the Judge or Steward the Handlers will turn to face their dogs and halt.

After one minutes from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave, he will give the
order 'Return (Return to Your Dogs)’. The Handlers must return to their dogs together. The dogs
must not move from the down position until after the Judge orders ‘Exercise Finished'.

If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the judge may instruct a Steward, or Handler, to take the dog
away from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
‘Leave (Leave Your Dog)’, ‘About Turn'. 'Halt', ‘Return (Return to Your Dog)', 'Exercise Finished’.
Judges may delegate a Steward to give the orders 'About Turn’, 'Halt', ‘Return (Return to Your Dog)’.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which fails to remain in the down position or which moves more than half its
body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, eg. fidgeting, or for a dog that lies down in a position which is commonly
known as the ‘Dead Dog' position, or if Handlers do not leave or return with other Handlers.

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NOVICE CLASS
The exercise for each dog and the maximum points shall be:
1. Heel Free 45
2. Stand Free for Examination 10
3. Recall 25
4 Sit Stay (1-min) 10
5 Down Stay (3-min) 10
TOTAL 100
Less penalties for misbehaviour.

 

1. HEEL FREE Maximum Points: 45
Principal Feature:
The dog and Handler to work as a team without the use of a lead

Description of Exercise:
On order from the Judge 'Forward' the Handler may attract the dog's attention by saying its name then
give a command to heel and, at the same time, commence walking briskly or at the directed pace.

The dog must work off lead. Any unusual or additional act, signal or command, which in the opinion of
the Judge gives the dog assistance, must be penalised.

At each order from the Judge to 'Halt', the Handler must stop and the dog must sit smartly at heel
without command and not move until ordered to do so.

The Handler and dog must execute a 'Figure Eight' at normal pace in which they must heel at
least twice around two Stewards standing approximately three (3) metres apart. There must be at
least one 'Halt' during this portion of the exercise. The Judge may replace a Steward in the 'Figure
Eight' or may take the place of a Steward himself.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Right Turn', ‘Left Turn', 'Right About Turn', 'Left About Turn', 'Fast Pace', 'Slow Pace',
'Normal Pace', 'Halt', 'Down (Down Your Dog)', 'Stand (Stand Your Dog)', 'Figure Eight, 'Lead Out',
'Exercise Finished'. These orders may be given in any sequence and repeated.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which is unmanageable.
Over 50%: If the Handler continually guides the dog, or adapts his pace to the dog, or if the dog does
not complete the Principal Feature of the exercise or if the dog fails to negotiate the Figure Eight.

Minor: For failing to sit, stand or down; for poor sits, downs, stands, for failing to accompany the
Handler around one Figure Eight (8) post, for occasional guidance or for the use of more than one
command, for failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

2. STAND FREE FOR EXAMINATION Maximum Points: 10
Principal Feature:
The dog to stand steadily off the lead until completion of the exercise, and not show undue resentment
or shyness.

Description of Exercise:
On order from the Judge, the Handler will move forward and stand the dog. On further order from
the Judge, the Handler may give a command to stay and will move forward. The Judge will order the
Handler to about turn and then halt approximately two (2) metres from the dog.

The Judge must approach the dog from the right or left front and not direct front. The Judge will touch
the dog's head and body. The mouth, legs or tail must not be examined.

The Judge will then give the order 'Return (Return to Your Dog)' whereupon the Handler will return
to the dog. The dog must stand steadily and not move until after the Judge orders 'Exercise Finished'
and must not show undue resentment or shyness.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Stand (Stand Your Dog)', 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)', About Turn ‘Halt’ 'Return (Return to
Your Dog)', 'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:

Disqualification: For a dog which attacks.

Zero Score: For a dog which shows an obvious tendency to attack or breaks from position .

Minor: For a dog that requires a second command to stand, moves its feet or for poor stands or
for failing to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

3. RECALL Maximum Points: 25
Principal Feature:
The dog to sit where left off the lead and promptly obey the Handler's command to come.

Description of Exercise:
The Judge will give the order 'Forward' and then 'Halt'. On further order from the Judge ‘Leave
(Leave Your Dog)', the Handler may give the command to stay and will leave the dog in a sitting
position and walk at least fifteen (15) metres away from the dog. On further order from the Judge,
the Handler will about turn and halt. On order from the Judge, the Handler may attract the dog's
attention by saying its name once and then give a command to come. The dog must come straight
to its Handler at a brisk pace

and sit directly in front without further command.
On order from the Judge 'Finish', the Handler must give a command and the dog must go briskly
to the heel position and sit.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Halt', 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)', 'About Turn' 'Halt', 'Call (Call Your Dog)’, 'Finish',
‘Exercise Finished'

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog that breaks from position, or does not come on the first command or for
a dog that anticipates the command to come.

Substantial: For slow response to commands, for failure to come at a brisk pace, for failure to sit
in front of the Handler or finish or for anticipating the finish.

Minor: For a dog that fails to sit automatically when the Handler halts. For the Handler failing
to leave a distinct pause between the dogs name and the Command to come. For poor sits or
finishes, for failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

4. SIT STAY (1 min) Maximum Points: 10
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in a sit position until the completion of the exercise. Handler will be
standing with thier back face the dog.

Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their positions with their right foot next to a
Stay Peg, which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres apart, and with
their dogs sitting in the heel position. On order from the Judge 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)’, the Handlers
may give their dogs a command to stay and will immediately leave and walk approximately twelve
(12) metres. On order from the Judge or Steward the Handlers will halt (facing away from the dog)
their dogs.

After one minute from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave, he will give the order
‘About turn’ & 'Return (Return to Your Dog)'. The Handlers must return to their dogs together.
The dogs must not move from the sitting position until after the Judge orders 'Exercise Finished'.

If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the Judge may instruct a Steward, or Handler, to take the
dog away from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
'Leave (Leave Your Dog)’, 'Halt', ‘About turn’, 'Return (Return to Your Dog)' 'Exercise Finished'.
Judges may delegate a Steward to give the orders 'About Turn’, ‘Halt’, ‘Return’.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which fails to remain in the sitting position or which moves more than half
of its body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, e.g. fidgeting, or if Handlers do not leave or return with other Handlers.

 

5. DOWN STAY (3 min) Maximum Points: 10
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in the down position until the completion of the exercise. Handler will
be standing with thier back face the dog.

Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their positions with their right foot next to a
Stay Peg which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres apart and with
their dogs in the
Down position. On order from the Judge to 'Leave (Leave Your Dogs)', the Handlers
may give their
dogs a command to stay and will immediately leave and walk as directed approximately twelve
(12) metres. On order from the Judge or Steward the Handlers halt, facing away from the dog.

After three minutes from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave, he will give
the order ‘About turn’ & 'Return (Return to Your Dogs)'. The Handlers must return to their dogs
together. The dogs must not move from the down position until after the Judge orders 'Exercise
Finished'. If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the judge may instruct a Steward, or Handler, to take
the dog away from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
'Leave (Leave Your Dog)', 'Halt', 'About Turn', 'Return (Return to Your Dog)', 'Exercise Finished'.
Judges may delegate Steward to give the orders 'About Turn', 'Halt', 'Return (Return to Your Dog)'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which fails to remain in the down position or which moves more than half its
body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, e.g. fidgeting, or for a dog that lies down in a position which is
commonly known as the Dead Dog position, or if Handlers do not leave or return with other Handlers.

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INTERMEDIATE CLASS
The exercise for each dog and the maximum points shall be:
1. Heel Free 45
2. Stand Free For Examination 15
3. Drop on Recall 30
4. Retrieve Dumbbell on Flat 30
5a. Broad Jump (or) *30
5b. Distance Control (Optional) *30
6. Sit Stay- Out of Sight (1.5min) 25
7. Down Stay- Out of Sight (3min) 25
TOTAL 200
Less penalty for misbehaviour.

 

1. HEEL FREE Maximum Points: 45
Principal Feature:
The dog and Handler to work as a team without the use of a lead.

Description of Exercise:
This exercise must be performed at a higher standard than in the Novice Class.
On order from the Judge 'Forward', the Handler may attract the dog's attention by saying its
name and then give a command to heel and, at the same time, commence walking briskly or at the
directed pace.

The dog will work off-lead. Any unusual or additional act or command, which, in the opinion of
the Judge, gives the dog assistance, must be penalised.

At each order from the Judge to 'Halt', the Handler must stop and the dog must sit smartly at heel
without command and not move until ordered to do so.

The Handler and dog must execute a 'Figure Eight' at normal pace in which they must heel at least
twice around two Stewards standing approximately three (3) metres apart. There must be at least
one ‘Halt' during this portion of the exercise. A Judge may replace a Steward in the 'Figure Eight', or
may take the place of a Steward himself.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Right Turn', 'Left Turn', 'Right About Turn', 'Left About Turn', 'Double Right About Turn (360º)', 
'Fast Pace', 'Slow Pace', 'Normal Pace', 'Halt', 'Down (Down Your Dog)', 'Stand (Stand Your Dog)',
'Figure Eight', 'Lead Out'. 'Exercise Finished'. These orders may be given in any sequence and
repeated.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which is unmanageable.
Over 50%: if the Handler continually guides the dog, or adapts his pace to the dog, or if the dog
does not complete the Principal Feature of the exercise, or if the dog fails to negotiate a Figure
Eight post.

Minor: For failing to sit, stand or down; for poor sits, downs and stands; for occasional guidance
or for the use of more than one command; for failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the
exercise.

 

2. STAND FREE FOR EXAMINATION Maximum Points: 15
Principal Feature:
The dog to stand steadily off the lead until the completion of the exercise and not show undue
resentment or shyness.

Description of Exercise:
On order from the Judge, the Handler will move forward and stand the dog. On further order,
the Handler may give a command to stay and must move forward approximately five (5) metres.
The Judge will order the Handler to about turn and halt.

The Judge must approach the dog from the right or left front and not direct front. The Judge will
physically examine the dog’s head, body, legs and hindquarters only. The mouth and tail must not
be examined.

The Judge will then give the Order 'Return (Return to Your Dog)', whereupon the Handler will
return to the dog. The dog must stand steadily and not move until after the Judge orders
'Exercise Finished' and must not show undue resentment or shyness.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Stand (Stand Your Dog)', 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)', 'About Turn', 'Halt', 'Return
(Return to Your Dog)', 'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Disqualification: For a dog which attacks.
Zero Score: For a dog which shows an obvious tendency to attack or breaks from position.

Substantial: For a dog that requires a second command to stand.

Minor: For a dog that moves its feet or for poor stands, for failure to carry out any of the lesser
points of

the exercise.

 

3. DROP ON RECALL Maximum Points: 30
Principal Feature:
The dog to sit where left off lead and promptly obey the Handler's command to come, to down,
and to come again when called from the down position.

Description of Exercise:
The Judge will give the order 'Forward' and 'Halt'. On further order from the Judge, the Handler
may give a command to stay and will leave the dog in a sitting position and walk at least twenty (20)
metres away.

On further order from the Judge, the Handler will about turn and halt.
On order from the Judge, the Handler may attract the dog's attention by saying its name and then
give a command to come. The dog must come straight towards its Handler at a brisk pace.

On further order from the Judge, the Handler will command the dog to down and it must drop
promptly to the down position and remain there until given a command to come. The dog must come
straight to its

Handler at a brisk pace and sit directly in front without further command. The Handler may say
the dog's name again before giving a command to come from the down position.

On order from the Judge 'Finish', the Handler may give a command and the dog must go briskly to
the heel position and sit.

The Judge must inform the Handler before the start of the exercise if he intends using a signal in lieu of
a verbal order.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Halt', 'Leave’ (Leave Your Dog)’, 'About Turn', 'Halt', ‘Call (Call Your Dog)', ‘Down’
(Down Your Dog)’, ‘Call’ (Call Your Dog)’ 'Finish', 'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: A dog that anticipates the command to come or drop, fails to remain in the sit position,
does not come, down, or come again on the first command.

Substantial: For a dog failing to sit automatically when the Handler halts. For the Handler failing to
leave a distinct pause between the name of the dog and the command. For slow response to commands
and for failure to come at a brisk pace; for failure to sit in front, or finish, or for anticipating the finish.

Minor: For poor sits, downs, finishes, or for failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

4. RETRIEVE DUMBBELL ON FLAT Maximum Points: 30
Principal Feature:
The dog to retrieve the dumbbell on command.

Description of Exercise:
The Judge will give the order "Forward Halt". On further order from the Judge to throw the Dumbbell,
the Handler may give a command to stay and must throw the dumbbell forward at least six (6) metres.
On order from the Judge 'Send (Send Your Dog)' the Handler will give a command to retrieve.
The exercise must be done at not less than a brisk pace.

Where the dumbbell is not thrown at least six (6) metres a minor deduction must be incurred and a
re-throw allowed from the same position.

The dog must sit directly in front of the Handler and hold the dumbbell until the Judge orders
'Take it' when the Handler may give a command to surrender. The dog must remain sitting in
front of the Handler until after the Judge orders 'Finish'. On the Handler's command, the dog
must go briskly to the heel position and sit.

Orders from Judge:
'Forward', 'Halt', 'Throw it', Send (Send Your Dog)', ‘Take it’, 'Finish’, 'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog that does not retrieve the dumbbell on one command, anticipates the
command to retrieve, or where the dumbbell is dropped and not delivered to hand or the
dog refuses to give up the dumbbell.

Substantial: For a dog failing to sit automatically when the Handler halts. For failure to retrieve
at a brisk pace, for slow response to commands, excessive mouthing, failing to sit, or finish, or
anticipating the finish.

Minor: For poor sits and finishes; for minor mouthing of or playing with the Dumbbell; where the
Dumbbell is dropped and immediately picked up without further command or where a re-throw of
the dumbbell is ordered; if the Handler drops the dumbbell after it has been taken from the dog; for
failure to carry out any of the lesser parts of the exercise

 

5a. BROAD JUMP (0r 5b optional) Maximum Points: 30
Principal Feature:
The dog, on command, must jump the entire width of the jump and return to the Handler.

Description of Exercise:
The Judge must order the Handler to take up position in front of the jump, the Handler to choose
the actual position with the dog sitting at heel.

On order from the Judge, the Handler may give a command to stay and will go to a position facing
the right-hand side of the jump and stand at least 600mm from the jump anywhere between the
first and last hurdles.

On order from the Judge 'Send (Send Your Dog)', the Handler may say the dog's name and will
give a command to jump. The dog must clear the entire width within the outside lines of
the jump and return to the Handler and sit directly in front without further command. The
Handler must turn right whilst the dog is in mid-air. On order from the Judge 'Finish', the Handler
may give a command and the dog must go briskly to the heel position and sit.

It is the Judge's responsibility to see that the width jumped is twice the height of the dog at the
withers.

Orders from Judge:
'Take up position', 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)', 'Send (Send Your Dog)', 'Finish', 'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog that refuses to jump on the first command or does not clear the entire width
within the outside lines of the jump, anticipates the command to jump, or does not complete the
Principal Feature of the exercise.

Substantial: For failing to leave a distinct pause between the dog's name and the command, for
failing to return briskly to the Handler, slow response to commands, failing to sit or finish, or
anticipating the finish.

Minor: For the Handler not standing the required distance from the jump. For tipping the jump
or for crooked jumps, for poor sits or finishes. For failure to carry out any of the lesser points
of the exercise.

5b. DISTANCE CONTROL (0r 5a optional) Maximum Points: 30

Principal Feature:
The dog to stand where left and respond to the Handler’s commands given from a distance.

Description of Exercise:
On order “Take up Position” the Handler will stand the dog in a position previously indicated
by the Judge.

On further order from the Judge the Handler may give a command to stay and move forward
approximately three (3) metres. The Judge will order the Handler to about turn and halt.
On separate order and specific order or signal from the Judge in each case, the Handler will
give the command to ‘Down’, ‘Sit’, & “Stand” (3 positions in order from the judge). Both
verbal and physical commands are allowed.

Orders from Judge:
‘Take up position’, ‘Are You Ready’, ‘Leave (Leave your Dog)’, ‘About Turn’, ‘Halt’,
‘position 1/2/3’, ‘Return to your dog’, ‘Exercise Finished’.

(These orders must be given in the order specified)

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog, which is unmanageable, Dog anticipates command. Moves more than
one body length from where the dog has been left at the start of the exercise or does not
complete the Principal Feature of the Exercise.

Substantial: For a dog which moves more than half its body length from where the dog has
been left at the start of the exercise. Fails on each single command to down, or sit or stand.
Anticipates the finish or fails to finish. Slow response to commands.

Minor: For other minor imperfections of the exercise.

 

6. SIT STAY (HANDLER OUT OF SIGHT, 1 min 30 sec) Maximum Points: 25
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in the sit position until the completion of the exercise.

Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their position with their right foot next to
a Stay Peg,
which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres apart,
and with their dogs sitting in the heel position. On order from the Judge 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)',
the Handlers may give their dogs a command to stay and will immediately leave and,
accompanied by a Steward, go out of sight of the dogs to a point previously designated
by the Judge.

After one minutes 30 seconds from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave
their dogs, the Steward will order 'Return (Return to Your Dogs)'. The Handlers must return
to their dogs together. The dogs must not move from the sitting position until after the Judge
orders ‘Exercise Finished'.

If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the Judge may instruct a Steward to take the dog away
from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
'Leave (Leave Your Dogs)','Return (Return to Your Dogs)' (may be given by a Steward),
'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which falls to remain in the sitting position, or which moves more
than half its body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, e.g. fidgeting, or if Handlers do not leave or return with other
Handlers.

 

7. DOWN STAY (HANDLER OUT OF SIGHT, 3 min) Maximum Points: 25
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in the down position until the completion of the exercise.

Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their position with their right foot next
to a Stay Peg which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres apart
and with their dogs In the Down position. On order from the Judge to 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)',
the Handlers may give their dogs a command to stay and will immediately leave and,
accompanied by a Steward, go out of sight of the dogs to a point previously designated by the
Judge.

After three minutes from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave their dogs, the
Steward will order 'Return (Return to Your Dogs)'. The Handlers must return to their dogs
together. The dogs must not move from the down position until after the Judge orders 'Exercise
Finished'.

If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the Judge may instruct the Steward to take the dog away
from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
'Leave (Leave Your Dogs)', 'Return (Return to Your Dogs)' (may be given by a Steward),
'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which fails to remain in the down position, or which moves more than half its
body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, e.g. fidgeting, or for a dog that lies down in a position which
is commonly known as the 'Dead Dog' position, or if Handlers do not leave or return with other
Handlers.

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OPEN CLASS
The exercise for each dog and the maximum points shall be:
1. Heel Free & Positions in motion 45
2. Distance Control 25
3. Directed Send away & recall 30
4a. Retrieve Dumbbell over High Jump (or 4b) *25
4b. Directed Retrieve (Optional) *25
5. Scent Discrimination 35
6. Sit Stay (Handler Out of Sight) 3min 20
7. Down Stay (Handler Out of Sight) 5min 20
TOTAL 200

 

1. HEEL FREE & POSITIONS IN MOTION: Maximum Points 45
Principal Feature:
The dog and Handler are to work as a team without the use of a lead. The dog to promptly
perform the Sit, Stand and Down on the first command, whilst the Handler is still in motion.

Description of Exercise:
The heeling is done in the same manner as in the Heel Free exercise excluding the ‘Figure Eight’.
Both verbal and physical commands are allowed. On order from the Judge ‘Forward’ the Handler
will command the dog to heel forward and both will then execute a heeling pattern as directed by
the Judge. During normal pace the dog shall be required to be left in the Sit, Stand and Down
positions whilst the Handler keeps moving forward. Orders for Positions in Motion will be the same
for each dog and will be selected by the Judge. The judge will alert the Handler that a Position in
Motion is coming up by naming the position coming up. The Judge will then order ‘Now’ and the
Handler may give the appropriate command to the dog and walk on alone without hesitation.
The Handler will walk forward until at approximately 5 metres from of the dog, the Judge will
give the order to ‘about turn’. The Handler will walk back past the dog’s right hand side until,
at approximately 3 metres behind the dog, the Judge will order ‘about turn, collect your
dog’. When the Handler is alongside the dog, the dog may be commanded to take up the heel position.

Orders from the Judge:
’Forward’, followed by all the orders from the Heel Free exercise (including 'Double Right/Left
About Turn (360º)', plus the following, which may be given in any sequence, ‘Sit Position
Coming Up’, ‘Stand Position Coming Up’, ‘Down Position Coming Up’, each position must be
followed by the orders ‘Now’, ‘About Turn’, ‘About Turn’, ‘Collect Your Dog’ ‘Exercise Finished’.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which is unmanageable, or for a dog that fail more than one position during
the ‘Positions in Motion’ either sit, down, stand or remain in position. If a handler commands the
dog to take up more than one incorrect position in motion.

 

Over 50%: If the Handler continually guides the dog or adapts his pace to the dog.
Substantial: For a dog that fail one position during the ‘Positions in Motion’. For a Handler who
hesitates when leaving the dog, returns past the dog on the left side during the Position’s
in Motion section. For any double command or failure to Sit, Stand or Down during the heel
routine, prolonged commands or slow response to commands.

Minor: For imperfections in heeling, poor Sits, Stands, Downs and for failure to carry out any
of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

2. DISTANCE CONTROL (5 positions) Maximum Points: 25
Principal Feature:
The dog to stand where left and respond to the Handler’s commands given from a distance.

Description of Exercise:
On order “Take up Position” the Handler will stand the dog in a position previously indicated by
the Judge.

On further order from the Judge the Handler may give a command to stay and move forward
approximately five (5) metres. The Judge will order the Handler to about turn and halt. On
separate order and specific order or signal from the Judge in each case, the Handler will give the
command to ‘Down’, ‘Sit’, & “Stand” (5 positions in order from the judge). Both verbal and
physical commands are allowed.

Orders from Judge:
‘Take up position’, ‘Are You Ready’, ‘Leave (Leave your Dog)’, ‘About Turn’, ‘Halt’, ‘position
1/2/3/4&5’, ‘Return to your dog’, ‘Exercise Finished’.

(These orders must be given in the order specified)

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog, which is unmanageable, Dog anticipates command. Moves more than
one body length from where the dog has been left at the start of the exercise or does not complete
the Principal Feature of the Exercise.

Substantial: For a dog which moves more than half its body length from where the dog has
been left at the start of the exercise. Fails on each single command to down, or sit or stand.
Anticipates the finish or fails to finish. Slow response to commands.

Minor: For other minor imperfections of the exercise.

 

3. DIRECTED SENDAWAY AND RECALL Maximum Points 30
Principal Feature:
The dog take up position (sit or stand position), on command, to leave the Handler and
go to the Nominated Area as directed, to sit or down, and to come as directed.

Description of Exercise:
The dog on command is to be sent away to the Nominated Area and sit or down as directed
(handler must declare at the beginning of the exercise if the dog will respond to sit or down),
then recalled to heel and continue heeling with the Handler as ordered by the Judge.

Simultaneous command and signal is permitted.
The Judge will nominate an area, which will be positioned or marked by 1 cone (with marker tape about 2.5 meters apart) or 3 cones (about 2.5 meters apart) & no closer than three (3) metres from any edge of the ring.

The Handler will take up a start position (sit or stand) indicated by the Judge at approximately
twenty five (25) metres from the Nominated Area.

The Judge will then order “Send”. The Handler may give the dog the direction to the Nominated
area with a single motion of either the left or right hand and arm. The Handler may bend the body
and knees to the extent necessary in giving the direction to the dog. The command to send
will be given either simultaneously with, or immediately after the giving of the direction, after
which the Handler will stand erect in a natural position.

The dog must go directly to the Nominated Area at a brisk pace.
Once the dog is in the Nominated Area, it may sit automatically or the Handler may attract the dog’s
attention by using its’ name before giving a command to sit or down. The Judge will order the
Handler to move ‘Forward’ ‘About Turn’ and then perform a ‘Right’ or ‘Left’ Turn. The Judge will
order the Handler to ‘Call (Call your Dog)’ either before or after the ‘About Turn’. The Handler
must be given the ‘About Turn’ no closer than TWO (2) metres from the Nominated area.

Orders from Judge:
‘Take up Position’, ‘Send’ (Send your Dog)’. ‘Forward’, ‘About Turn’, ‘Call’ (Call your Dog)’,
‘Left or Right Turn’, ‘Halt’, ‘Exercise Finished’.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which needs more than one command to leave the Handler, fails to enter
the Nominated Area, fails to sit where sent, sits entirely outside the Nominated Area, fails to go
the required distance. For the Handler giving a command to sit whilst the dog is outside the Nominated
Area, for a dog that fails to come on the first command or anticipates any part of the Principal Feature.

Substantial: If a dog is slow going out, slow response to commands, does not go directly to the
Nominated Area, does not return to the Handler at a brisk pace, or fails to heel with the Handler
after being recalled.

Minor: For imperfections in heeling and for failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

4a. RETRIEVE DUMBBELL OVER HIGH JUMP (or 4b, optional) Maximum Points: 25
Principal Feature:
The dog, on command, must go over the jump, retrieve the dumbbell, and return over the jump.

Description of Exercise:
The Judge must order the Handler to take up position in front of the jump, the Handler to choose
the actual position with the dog sitting at heel.

On order from the Judge, the Handler may give a command to stay and then throw the dumbbell
over the jump and at least four (4) metres past it. Where the dumbbell is not thrown at least
four (4) metres past the jump a Minor Deduction must be incurred and the Judge will order a
re-throw from the same position.

On order from the Judge 'Send (Send Your Dog)', the Handler will give a command to retrieve.
The retrieve must be done at not less than a brisk pace.

The dog must go over the jump in both directions. On its return, the dog must sit directly in
front of the Handler and hold the dumbbell until the Judge orders ‘Take it'. The Handler may give
a command to surrender. The dog must remain sitting in front of the Handler until after the
judge orders' Finish'. On the Handler's command, the dog must go briskly to the heel position
and sit.

It is the Judge's responsibility to see that the height jumped is that required for that particular
dog's height.

Orders from Judge:
'Take up position', 'Throw it', 'Send (Send Your Dog)', 'Take It', 'Finish', 'Exercise finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog that does not retrieve the dumbbell on one command, anticipates the
command to retrieve, climbs the solid jump or refuses to give up the dumbbell; where the
dumbbell is dropped and not delivered to hand or where the dog does not complete the
Principal Feature of the exercise.

Substantial: For failing to retrieve at a brisk pace, slow response to commands, excessive mouthing,
for failing to sit, finish or anticipating the finish.

Minor: For tipping the jump, poor sits, finishes, minor mouthing of or playing with the dumbbell.
Where the dumbbell is dropped and immediately picked up without further command, or where
a re-throw of the dumbbell is ordered. If the Handler drops the dumbbell after it has been taken
from the dog. For failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

4b. DIRECTED RETRIEVE (or 4a, Optional) Maximum Points: 25
Principal Feature:
The dog to retrieve the designated glove on command.

Description of Exercise:
In this exercise the Handler will provide three predominantly white, wrist length cotton work
gloves, which must be open and must be approved by the Judge.

The Judge or Steward will then place the three (3) gloves across the end or side of the ring.
The Handler with the dog sitting at heel, will stand in the ring facing in the opposite direction
to and at least twelve (12) metres from where the centre glove is placed. The gloves must not
be placed into position until the completion of the previous exercise

The three gloves should be placed in a straight-line approximately one (1) metre from the
edge or side of the ring. The distance between neighbouring gloves is approximately six (6)
metres. All three gloves must be clearly and equally visible when the Handler turns to face
the glove designated by the Judge. The Handler should be able to look over their shoulder to
check where the gloves are placed before turning around to face the gloves.

The gloves shall be designated 'One', 'Two' and 'Three' reading from left to right when the
Handler turns and faces the gloves. The Judge will give the order 'One', 'Two', or 'Three'
and then order the Handler to 'About Turn'. The Handler will give the command to Heel, and
then turn in place, right or left, to face the designated glove. The Handler will come to a halt
with the dog sitting at heel. The Handler must not touch the dog, nor reposition the dog.

The Judge will then order 'Send (Send Your Dog)'. The Handler will give the dog the direction to
the designated glove with a single motion of either the left or the right hand and arm. The Handler
may bend the body and knees to the extent necessary in giving the direction to the dog. The
command to retrieve will be given either simultaneously with, or immediately after the giving
of the direction, after which the Handler will stand erect in a natural position.

The dog will go directly to and retrieve the glove at a brisk pace, without unnecessary mouthing
or playing with it.

The dog must sit directly in front of the Handler and hold the glove until the Judge orders 'Take it'
when the Handler may give a command to surrender. The dog must remain sitting in front of the
Handler until after the Judge orders 'Finish'. On the Handler's command, the dog must go briskly
to the heel position and sit.

The exercise shall consist of a single retrieve, each glove being used approximately the same
number of times.

Orders from Judge:
'Take up Position', 'Glove Number One, Two or Three' 'About Turn', 'Send (Send Your Dog)',
'Take it', ‘Finish' 'Exercise Finished'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog that does not retrieve the designated glove on one command, anticipates
the command to retrieve, refuses to give up the glove or does not deliver to hand. For
any additional command to reposition the dog to face the designated glove.

Substantial: For slowness, excessive mouthing, failing to sit in front, or finish, or anticipate the finish.
For touching the dog or excessive motions when turning to face the glove. For a dog, which fails
to sit when, turning to face the glove.

Minor: For poor sits and finishes, minor mouthing of or playing with the glove or where
the glove is dropped and immediately picked up without further command. If the Handler drops
the glove after it has been taken from the dog. For failure to carry out any of the lesser points
of the exercise.

 

5. SCENT DISCRIMINATION Maximum Points: 35
Principal Feature:
The dog, on command, to select the correct article (rolled up towel) by scent and promptly
retrieve.

Description of Exercise:
The dog must select by scent and retrieve an article, which has been handled by its Handler &
be retrieved.

Preparation:
(i) On entering the Ring, the Handler must surrender the articles, which must be kept on the
Judge's table.

(ii) The Judge must designate one towel of the sets after laying them in the a approperate
area in the ring.

The Exercise:
The Handler, with the dog sitting at heel, will take up position as directed by the Judge, at least
five (5) metres from and facing in the opposite direction to the articles.

The Judge or Steward will offer the designated articles to the Handler. Judging commences at
this point.

Immediately after receiving the article, and before imparting his scent. The Handler's scent
must be imparted only from his hands which must remain in plain sight at all times for
the duration of the scent discrimination exercise. The Handler must not show the

article to the dog.
On order from the Judge, the Handler must immediately surrender the article to the Judge
or Steward who will place it among the other articles either on the ground or on the mat as
requested by the Handler.

The Judge or Steward must not touch the scented article.
On order from the Judge, the Handler and the dog will turn and face the articles. On further order,
the handler may place his hand gently over the dog's nose and may give a command to retrieve.
The dog must go to the articles at a brisk pace, but may take a reasonable time to select the
right one provided that he works smartly and continuously and does not pick up any article other
than the one designated.

After picking up the correct article, the dog must promptly return and sit directly in front of the
Handler and hold the article until given a command to surrender.

The dog must remain sitting in front of the Handler until after the Judge orders 'Finish'. On the
Handlers command, the dog must go briskly to the heel position, sit and remain in that
position. The Judge will state 'Exercise Finished' and then 'Article Correct' or 'Article Incorrect'

Orders from Judge:
'Take up Position', ''About Turn', 'Send (Send Your Dog)', 'Take it', 'Finish', 'Part Exercise
Finished', 'Exercise Finished', 'Article Correct ' or 'Article Incorrect'.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which fails on a single command to retrieve the designated article, or refuses
to give up the article, does not deliver to hand, or anticipates the Principal Feature must be
marked zero, and the Judge's Chart endorsed 'Non-Qualifying Score'.

Substantial: For the particular part of the exercise in which the dog is slow in going out
or returning, does not work constantly, plays with or excessively mouths the article, picks
up the wrong article even though he puts it down immediately, fails to sit or finish, or anticipates
the finish.

Minor: For minor mouthing or poor sits or finishes and where the article is dropped and
immediately picked up without further command, if the Handler drops the article after it has
been taken from the dog, for failure to carry out any of the lesser points of the exercise.

 

6. SIT STAY (HANDLER OUT OF SIGHT, 3 min) Maximum Points: 20
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in the sit position until the completion of the exercise.
Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their position with their right foot next
to a Stay Peg which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres apart,
and with their dogs sitting in the heel position. On order from the Judge 'Leave (Leave Your Dog)',
the Handlers may give their dogs a command to stay and will immediately leave and,
accompanied by a Steward, go out of sight of the dogs to a point previously designated
by the Judge.

After three minutes from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave their dogs,
the Steward will order ‘Return (Return to Your Dogs)’. The Handlers must return to their dogs
together. The dogs must not move from the sitting position until after the Judge orders
‘Exercise Finished’.

If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the Judge may instruct a Steward to take the dog away
from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
‘Leave (Leave Your Dogs)’,’Return (Return to Your Dogs)’ (may be given by a Steward),
‘Exercise Finished’.

Deductions:
Zero Score: For a dog which falls to remain in the sitting position, or which moves more
than half its body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, e.g. fidgeting, or if Handlers do not leave or return with other
Handlers.

 

7. DOWN STAY (HANDLER OUT OF SIGHT, 5 min) Maximum Points: 20
Principal Feature:
The dog to stay off the lead in the down position until the completion of the exercise.

Description of Exercise:
This is a Group exercise. The Handlers will take up their position with their right foot next
to a Stay Peg which shall be placed in a line approximately one and a half (1.5) metres
apart and with their dogs In the Down position. On order from the Judge to ‘Leave
(Leave Your Dog)’, the Handlers may give their dogs a

command to stay and will immediately leave and, accompanied by a Steward, go
out of sight of the dogs to a point previously designated by the Judge.

After five minutes from the time the Judge has ordered the Handlers to leave their dogs,
the Steward will order ‘Return (Return to Your Dogs)’. The Handlers must return to their
dogs together. The dogs must not move from the down position until after the Judge orders
‘Exercise Finished’.

If a dog gets up and starts to roam, the Judge may instruct the Steward to take the dog
away from the other dogs.

Orders from Judge:
‘Leave (Leave Your Dogs)’, ‘Return (Return to Your Dogs)’ (may be given by a Steward),
‘Exercise Finished’.

Deductions:

Zero Score: For a dog which fails to remain in the down position, or which moves more
than half its body length from where it was left.

Minor: For minor movements, e.g. fidgeting, or for a dog that lies down in a position
which is commonly known as the ‘Dead Dog’ position, or if Handlers do not leave or return
with other Handlers.

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Jumps:
All jumps must be painted white or a very light colour, unless otherwise stipulated.

Broad Jump: The Broad Jump must consist of four separate hurdles 2 metres wide and 175 mm
high at the highest point. For convenience, the four jumps may be built to telescope.

The following formula is to be used when calculating the number of boards to be used for the
Broad Jump:

• two boards to be used for dogs jumping up to and including 600 mm
• three boards to be used for dogs jumping over 600 mm and up to and including 1200mm.
• four boards to be used for dogs jumping more than 1200 mm.

Solid Jump: The solid jump must consist of two grooved uprights 1200 mm high, and fill in
boards of several sizes so as to provide adjustment for each 25mm up to 700 mm. The
height in millimetres must be painted clearly on each side of each board in black figures. The
figure on the baseboard must represent the distance from the ground to the top of the
board and may be marked 'baseboard'.

Suggested size of the boards 1 x 250 mm; 2 x 200 mm, 1 x 150 mm, 1 x 100 mm, 1 x 50 mm,
1 x 25 mm


 
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