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Video: International Test Procedure (IPO II)
Section A: Tracking
Highest score 100
Voice command "Seek"
- Keeping track = 80 points
- Items (10 + 10) = 20 points
Search for 2 lost objects on someone else's trail 600 steps long and at least 30 minutes old, on a 10-meter leash or free.
Alien tracks contain two right angles. The expert determines the order of the tracks when taking into account the available trace area. The starting point of the tracks should `be well marked with a sign that sticks into the ground to the left of the starting point of the tracks.
After the laying trail has been at the beginning of the trail for some time, he moves along the prescribed path and places the first object approximately in the middle of the second side of the corner (in the middle between the first and second corner). The second item is placed at the end of the track. The track that has been laid is removed a few more steps in the direction of the straight, then the side to return back.
The handler can let his dog follow the trail freely or on a 10 meter leash. Both cases are scored the same.
If within 15 min. after approaching the start point of the track, the end of the track is not reached, the expert stops working.
Before laying the track, the laying track must show the items to be laid to the expert or the person responsible for the track. Only used household items can be used that have a length of 15 cm, a width of 5-6 cm, a thickness of 2-3 cm, which the laying trail had previously carried in the pocket for at least 30 minutes. The handler and the dog must be in cover when laying the trail. The smell of traces when placing items should not change. The trail cannot shuffle or stop. Objects should not be laid out next to the track, but on it.
The trainer at this time prepares his dog to work on the trail. After the call, he introduces himself with his dog to the expert and informs if his dog picks up objects or indicates. Both actions at the same time: take and indicate - are wrong. At the direction of the expert, the dog is slowly and calmly brought to the starting point of the track and work begins. Any coercion should be avoided before, at the start of, and throughout the trail work. When starting work, give the dog enough time to trace. Anything that creates the urge to dash forward should be avoided.
The dog should calmly take the trail with the lower instinct. When the dog starts to follow the trail, the handler continues to stand and allows the leash to slide over the arm. He follows his dog and maintains a distance of about 10 m even when the dog is free.
The leash can sag if not released from the hand. If the dog has found an object, then it (without the influence of the trainer) must immediately take it or convincingly show it. When taking an object, she can stop, sit down or approach the trainer. Any forward movement with the apparatus or taking it while lying down is wrong. The indication can take place by laying, planting or stopping. The handler drops the leash and goes straight to his dog. He raises the object high, indicating that the dog has found him. After that, the trainer with the dog continues to work on the trail. After completing the tracking work, the found items should be shown to the expert.
It is allowed for the trainer to approach the dog when she took the object. Moving the dog forward with the apparatus is a mistake.
The leash can be attached to a chest harness for searching or, if not used, to a collar. The right to search freely remains.
The use of a free additional belt is not permitted.
The presence of a leash is the right of the trainer.
The designation of the information plate is not an error.
If the handler deviates from the track by more than the maximum length of the leash, then stop working.
If the dog leaves the trail, but is held by the handler, the expert encourages the latter to continue working; in case of repetition, work stops.
Erroneous setting on the track, barking, frequent whirling around corners, prolonged cheering, indistinct capture or indication, loss of an object are punished with a withdrawal of up to 4 points. Re-installation on the track, strong barking, emptying, mouseing, and the like, result in a removal of up to 8 points.
Up to 4 points can be deducted for an incorrectly taken or incorrectly indicated item. 10 points are deducted for each item not found. 4 points are deducted for taking or pointing to a thing that was not laid by the one who laid the trail.