Requirements: Dog must be 18 months of age, Dog must be hip certified
registered. Test Fee $50.00
Part 1 of test is to pass the Obedience Test 1
This degree is on a pass or fail basis and is judged on the following factors
The ability of the dog to distinguish threatening situations and from non-threatening
The willingness for the dog to
trust their owner's judgment.
The willingness of the dog to
protect himself and his owner
The confidence level of the dog
in unusual situations.
The ability of the dog to interact
with the world in a safe but stable manner.
After your dog passes the Obedience
test, then it can proceed to the second part of the test which is the following
Part of the Test
A. Dog and handler walk along track casually. Stranger
approaches handler and shakes his hand and engages in brief conversation. Stranger leaves.
B. Dog and handler continue
on their walk. Differant stranger approaches in a very happy and upbeat manner. Stranger enthusiastically interacts with the
dog, petting him and speaking directly to him. Dog must display either nuetral or friendly behavior towards both strangers.
Dog and handler
continue to walk casually along track. Assistant lightly tosses a milk jug filled with rocks about 10 feet in front of handler
and dog. Dog must display an inquisitive reaction without fear or aggression.
Dog and handler continue to walk along track. At the distance
of 20 feet behind the team an assistant will fire a cap gun or starter pistol. Dog must display inquisitive or indifferant
reaction without fear or aggression.
and handler approach assistant holding a folded umbrella. When team is about 5-6 feet away, assistant opens umbrella. Dog
may display a startled reaction but must recover immediatly without any excessive display of aggression.
and handler continue along track. The footing will change and dog and handler are required to walk on top of a piece of plastic
tarp. Dog must trust owners judgment and quickly recover from any initial fear the dog displayed.
and handler continue along track. Assistant rides by on a bicycle, dog must remain nuetral.
A. Dog and handler continue along track, stopping at a designated marker. At a distance of 40 feet ahead, assistant crosses
path wearing a raincoat and hood.
B. Assistant proceeds 15 feet toward the dog and handler, approaching in a
suspicious manner (unusual gait, low pitched, grunting)
C. Assistant proceeds another 10 feet towards the dog, this time in a very
aggressive threatening manner.
Dog must not show any aggression for situation A. Dog must show an alert posture for
situation B. Dog must show willingness to protect in situation C. Any sign of coward ness will result in failure.