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EXERCISE 6-Sending the dog to the specified directions; commands "lie down" and " to me» Commands: "Forward", "Stand", "Right / Left"; and / or hand signals ("Stand"), "lie Down", "To…

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EXERCISE 9-Checking the dog’s reaction to the smell, as well as the skills of searching for and delivering killed game

Commands: “Search / bring”, ” Give»

Execution: Before the beginning of the exercise, the Manager provides the trainer with a wooden object (10 cm × 2 cm × 2 cm), on which the trainer must put his starting number. The trainer can hold the numbered props in his hands for about 5 seconds. At this stage, the dog should not touch this prop or smell it. The handler then signals the handler to turn around, and the handler passes the aforementioned props to the handler. The trainer decides whether the dog sees or does not see the location of the item. The Manager places the props received back from the trainer (without touching it) among 5 similar items on the ground or on the floor, at a distance of about 10 meters from the trainer. The Manager touches the other five items and places them with his hands. Items are arranged in a circle or as a horizontal line at a distance of approximately 25 cm from each other. Then, the trainer receives a signal to turn around and give the command to the dog to bring the marked item. The dog must find the item marked by the trainer, bring it and give it to the trainer in accordance with the basic provisions and accepted standards.

The dog is allowed to work for about thirty seconds if its actions are active and the target is manageable. Each new participant must be given six new items.

Instructions: When performing this type of exercise, special attention should be paid to the readiness (desire) of the dog to work, as well as the speed of its reaction. The exercise will be considered unfulfilled if the dog was allowed to smell or touch the item before it was handed over to the Manager, as well as if the commands are given at the moment when the dog is at the above items, or if the dog picks up the wrong item.

Attempts to chew or bite a dumbbell should be appropriately punished by reducing the number of points scored to 7 or lower. If attempts to chew the above-mentioned props do not stop for an extended period of time, the dog may not be awarded more than 5 points. A sufficiently long chewing or breaking of the dumbbell is regarded as failure to perform this type of exercise (0 points). But, if the dog is just trying to make a stronger grip on the used props, it should not be subject to any punishment.

Resetting an item:
If the dog drops an item but picks it up again on its own initiative, it can be awarded no more than 7 points. In the case of an additional “bring” command, the maximum number of points is 5. If
International standards for dog checks
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Final version for 2006

the dog drops the props near the trainer, and the trainer, in turn, picks it up (the props) from the place-5 points are awarded.

Co-op. : 3 Maximum points : 30

EXERCISE 10-Controlling the dog at a distance

Commands: “Lie”, “stand”, “Sit”, “Stand”, ” Lie ” and / or hand signals.

Execution: the Dog is in a recumbent position at a predetermined location. After receiving the appropriate signal, the trainer leaves the dog, and goes to the set place, located about 15 meters from the dog. The dog must change its position 6 times (stand/sit/lie), and remain in its original position. The order of position change may change, but it must be identical for all participants. Each position must be executed twice, and the last position change command must be “lie”. The Manager shows the trainer the appropriate signs regarding the order in which the dog should change position. The Manager should not see the dog at the time of showing instructions. The trainer can use both voice commands and manual signals, but they must be short and used simultaneously. In front of the dog or behind it, an appropriate border must be laid (between) by means of an imaginary line connecting two signal flags.

Instructions: when performing this type of exercise, special attention should be paid to the number of movements of the dog, the speed at which it changes positions, clarity and quality of performance. To get any number of points, the dog must not move more than the length of its own body from the starting point (in any direction). The back and forth movements are summed up. If the dog misses one position out of six, it is awarded no more than 7 points. But, be that as it may, if the dog jumps one position and takes the next position, the exercise is considered unfulfilled. In order to get points, the dog must change its position at least 5 times. If the dog sits down before the trainer returns, it is awarded no more than 8 points. Constant use of voice commands, as well as hand signals, is penalized accordingly.

Co-op. : 4 Maximum points : 40


EXERCISE 6-Sending the dog to the specified directions; commands “lie down” and ” to me»
EXERCISE 8-Jumping over a barrier behind a metal object
Offer structural performance of the barrier

Strict compliance with the relevant rules and instructions of international training sessions for developing obedience skills in dogs is mandatory for performance.

1. annual competition

Holding an annual European or international competition under the auspices of The international Canine Association must comply with accepted rules and regulations. Competitions must be held in conjunction with European or international dog shows held within the framework of the International Dog Association. If the international dog show is held in Europe, the European competition under the auspices of the International dog Association will not be held.

The Commission of the International Canine Association considers / deals with issues that do not fall under the above provisions, as well as other issues that are not within the competence of European and international competitions. Such questions may be: time and place of organization of the Competition in the event that the international dog Association for the European and international dog show is not able to provide the appropriate space for the participants of the competition. Judiciary

Judges participating in European and international competitions under the auspices of The international Canine Association must speak English (understand it, and Express their thoughts fluently in the language), as well as have sufficient experience in judging competitions of this level. It is desirable that they have the status of an international judge. All commands and instructions during European and international competitions are given in English (by the Manager).

The judging team at European and international competitions consists of three judges: one from the North, one from the Central and one from the southern part of Europe. One of the judges must be the chief judge. The chief judge must represent the host country. All judges participating in European and international competitions are invited in accordance with the decision (in agreement with the Commission of the International Canine Association).

The chief judge (arbitrator) is the Chairman of the judging team, and acts as the Chairman during the judging sessions, as well as during other meetings (meetings) organized with the team leaders (the judging team) or participants of the competition. The chief judge, together with the chief administrator, is responsible for the proper organization of the above-mentioned competitions.

The chief judge accepts (permits) practical arrangements concerning the organization of the above-mentioned competitions, and also considers the need to repeat or stop performing a particular exercise (for example, due to technical problems, excessive noise, or in the case of refusal of the dog to participate in the competition).

The chief judge allows representatives of the mass media to photograph or film competitions, and also makes a decision on the possibility of finding representatives of the mass media in such competitions. Representatives of the press are not allowed on the site.

Unsuitability due to the likelihood of biased judging
Family members or their dogs, as well as relatives of such judges are not allowed to judge during the above-mentioned competitions: children, parents, elderly relatives, grandchildren, brothers, sisters, as well as deverries, etc. None of them is also allowed to participate in competitions when it comes to possible judging of family members or persons living in such a family.
A dog that was trained by a judge, or a dog that was trained in a particular family in the year of the competition from which the judge was appointed, is not allowed to participate in such competitions.

Questions of unsuitability must be considered within two weeks of making the corresponding entry.

3. Managers and other staff

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