We invite everyone to take part in kennel competition Mezhyhirya Winter Cup based on Vidsich Program, rank САСТ, to be held on February 25, 2017.
Venue: Kyiv Oblast, Vyshhorod region, Novi Petrivtsi village, Mezhyhirya National Park, Anteus Dog Training Center.
A dog is put on leash 1.5 meters long (about 59 in), radially from the point of leash; there are three manikins outside the area. Dog handler goes to the hideout. Potential aggressor tries to touch the point of leash (food, fetch item, commands, etc.). Level of attempts – at discretion of potential aggressor. Skill is not considered carried out if potential aggressor touches the point of leash prior to the dog’s attack.
Countering Attack of Aggressor Armed With a Knife
Handler with a dog on a leash 1.5-2 meters long (about 59-79 in) comes to the starting point. Potential aggressor starts moving towards him at a slow pace imposing a foreign object on a dog. If the dog attacks the object, the potential aggressor releases the object and tries to to hit the handler. The handler has the right to take 3 steps back and aside to try to dodge the knife. Skill is not considered carried out if potential aggressor stabs prior to the dog’s attack.
Countering Attack of Aggressor Armed With a Bat or Willow Stick
Handler with a dog on a leash 1.5 meters long (about 59 in) is in the center of the defined square 10 by 10 meters (about 394 in). Skill begins when potential aggressor comes into the square. Handler does not have the right to let the dog go off the leash. Handler and the dog can move across the perimeter of the square, dodging and not laying the dog open to attack. Each hit on the dog with a willow stick is –1 point; attack evasion brings +1 point. The mission of potential aggressor is to beat down attacks on the dog with the willow stick and strike the handler. Skill is not carried out if potential aggressor successfully hits the dog 3 times (even if there is +1) or strikes the handler.
Countering Attack of a Group of Aggressors in a Defined Square
Handler with a dog on a leash is in the center of the defined square 10 by 10 meters (about 394 in). Skill begins when 3 potential aggressors come into the square all in one. Then, they go separate ways and attack the handler. The handler may either unleash the dog or work on the leash, move across the defined square, redirect the dog using the leash and commands, avoid contacting potential aggressors. Skill is not carried out if handler comes out of the square or at least two out of three potential aggressors touch the handler.
Working With a Dog in a Muzzle
Handler with a dog wearing a muzzle moves to the starting point. There is a static group of people in ordinary clothes and protective suits in front of him/her. A potential aggressor comes out of a car wearing ordinary clothes, a balaclava and holding a weapon (gun, sub-machine gun). He/she knocks down one of the men wearing protective suits, then, aims the gun at the rest of the group. Once the dog approaches, car horn starts to blare. The dog in a muzzle shall hardly knock down the potential aggressor. Skill is not carried out if the dog does not attack the potential aggressor with weapon.
Working With a Dog Without a Muzzle
There is a group of people consisting of three potential aggressors and manikins 10 meters (about 394 in) in front of a handler with a dog. On the judge’s signal, a central potential aggressor comes out to the center of the semicircle provoking the dog with active gestures. Handler unleashes the dog for attack and the potential aggressor actively moves towards the starting point keeping provoking the dog. Once the dog comes inside the semicircle, all potential aggressors start screaming aloud simulating hits (moral coercion only). Once the dog attacks one of potential aggressors, one of them begins to gently approach the handler. At the same time, the second and third potential aggressors keep screaming. The handler has the right to command to redirect the dog. If the dog does not run into the semicircle at the point of release (which is not considered to be an error), the potential aggressors come out of the group and keep moving towards the dog with the same pressure, threatening it with attack by the dog of one the potential aggressors. The following steps are the same as in the first example. Skill is not carried out if one of the potential aggressors touches the handler.
Handler with a dog at the starting point and on command of the judge let a dog off the leash (obedience commands may be used). After that, two potential aggressors come off the hideout 20 meters (about 787 in) away, start moving towards the handler and go separate ways at an angle of 90 degrees to 10 meters (about 394 in). If the dog runs in front of the handler not crossing the 10-meter mark, the handler has the right to call over the dog in a calm tone with potential aggressors keep moving. If the dog crosses the 10-meter mark, the potential aggressor (the one at which the dog is concentrated most) expresses active movements and starts running away from the dog, and the second potential aggressor quickly runs towards the handler. Handler has the right to call the dog for help but not moving a foot. Once the dog catches up and attacks an escaping potential aggressor, the last continues to drag out the dog from the handler. If potential aggressors reach the 10-meter mark and the dog does not cross it, potential aggressors stop at the point and make the following action at the same time in 3-5 seconds: one of the potential aggressors becomes active and runs away from the handler and the other one moves towards the handler in a calm manner trying to touch the handler. The handler has the right to redirect the dog with his/her voice. Skill is not considered carried out if potential aggressor touches the handler.
Elements 1, 2, 3, 4, 7 refer to Escort Dog Program
Elements 2, 3, 4, 5, 6 refer to Public Safety Dog Program
Elements 1, 3, 7 refer to Attack Dog Program
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