HEELING ON LEASH
The dog begins the pattern sitting at heel position. With the command "heel",
handler and dog team move ahead roughly forty paces and then turn around and come back. The dog should maintain the heel
position the entire time (the dogs shoulder should be at the handlers knee). The dog will be penalized for forging, crowding,
lagging or going wide. The judge will direct the exercise. The heel pattern must contain movement at a normal, slow, and
rapid pace. The handler may command the dog to "Heel" at each change of pace. The heeling pattern must contain a right and
left turn, an about-turn and also a halt. The about turn is made to the left, moving directly into the dog. When the handler
halts, the dog should automatically sit straight and square with its front legs even with the handler's knees. After the
structured heeling pattern has been completed, the team moves through a group of about 4 people talking. This pattern must
contain one right and one left turn through the group. The team halts once while in the group, and dog should sit automatically.
The dog should be aware of the people around it, but should remain undisturbed and attentive to its handler. At the judge's
command, the team heels out of the group. When the handler and dog have gone at least 15 paces, a gun is fire or a whip is
popped, once then 2-3 seconds later.
SIT IN MOTION WITH RECALL
Beginning from a sit at heel, the dog moves forward briskly on
leash with it's handler. After the team has moved roughly ten paces, the handler commands the dog to "Sit!" The
dog should stop and sit immediately. With out looking back or hesitating, the handler continues at a normal pace for
an additional thirty paces and then turns and faces the dog. After one (1) minute, the the jude will signal the handler
to recall the dog. The dog should come rapidly and sit straight and close in front of it's handler or finish in a heel
position. The handler must inform the judge before hand which one their dog will perform.
dog should hold position and not be restless. Minor shifting of position is allowed in place; however sniffing, creeping,
and returning to the down, or any other movement will result in deductions.
Beginning form a sit at heel, the team moves ahead on
leash. After they have gone at least ten paces, the handler commands the dog to "Down!" The dog should stop and lie
down immediately on command. The Handler continues moving thirty additional paces and then turns and faces the dog. After
two (1) minutes, the judge will signal the handler to return to the dog and walk around it to its right side. At the
judges command the handler will command the dog to sit. Then the judge will tell the handler to grab the leash to end
The dog should hold position and not be restless. Minor shifting of position is allowed
in place; however sniffing, creeping, sitting up or any other movement will result in deductions.
Recall To Heel
This exercise begins with a stay at a start cone. The judge commands,
"Leave your dog". The handler commands. "Stay", drops his/her leash, walks approximately 15 paces ahead of the dog and
halts. After one (1) minute the judge commands, "Recall to heel" Handler calls dog to a heel position. Handler
picks up the leash and the exercise is over.