Table of contents:
- On guard duty, skills are tested:
- Skills execution description
- Behavior of the dog at the post, attitude to the "front" and "rear"
- The attitude of the dog to the food thrown at the post
- Shot attitude
- Checkpoint equipment
Video: Guard Duty (CS), General Provisions
The legal minimum age is 18 months.
The presence of an OKD diploma is not necessary, but in the absence of a diploma the dogs must be checked by a judge according to the OKD test standards for the following skills:
movement of the dog next to the trainer;
showing the dog's bite and attitudes towards the muzzle;
approach of the dog to the trainer from the place or from the free state;
cessation of unwanted actions.
Dogs with minimum scores for these skills, but not lower than for a III degree diploma, are allowed on guard duty tests.
On guard duty, skills are tested:
dog behavior at the post, attitude to the "front" and "rear" (checked as a complex);
barking range, barking activity, post protection and dog's voice (checked simultaneously);
the dog's attitude to the food thrown or put on the post (checked in the complex);
attitude to the shot.
Skills execution description
Behavior of the dog at the post, attitude to the "front" and "rear"
Command "Protect!", Directional gesture.
The judge checking the dog, before putting it on the post, hides behind some kind of shelter, located at a distance of 15-20 m from the post, which allows observing the dog's behavior. The first mate is at a distance of at least 70-80 m in front of the post in the shelter.
The second referee (“sentry”) is located 20 m from the back of the post.
The trainer, at the direction of the judge, puts the dog on the chain of the checkpoint, leads it along its entire length (from one stop to the second), gives the command "Protect!" and a gesture towards the exit of the first mate, while he himself goes into a shelter located 15 m from the back.
The dog should watch the frontal side with caution and attentiveness, not be distracted towards the left trainer in the rear of the post and not react to other stimuli.
The skill is considered unfulfilled if the dog is distracted towards the rear and does not stop barking for more than 5 minutes.
Barking range, barking activity, post protection and dog voice
After 5-10 minutes, the assistant in a protective suit, upon the call of the judge, slowly moves to the center of the post. When the dog starts barking at him, he ticks the box.
Before reaching 20-25 m, he changes direction and goes to one of the checkpoint pillars, approaches the dog at a distance of 5-8 m and continues to move parallel to the checkpoint, trying to cross it.
The dog should, at the first appearance of the assistant, loudly and actively bark at him, moving along the line of the post, depending on the direction of his movement, when trying to cross the post, actively attack the assistant and make strong grips.
The dog should not be afraid of the helper, stop barking and retreat when he tries to cross the line of the post.
The skill is considered unfulfilled if the dog does not bark at the helper closer than 20 m, and also if it lacks a grip.
The attitude of the dog to the food thrown at the post
When trying to cross the line of the post, the helper offers the dog a treat from his hand, and then throws it on the ground.
The dog should be indifferent to the food, not take it, not be afraid of thrown and offered food from the hand, not stop barking and attacking the helper at this time.
The skill is considered unfulfilled if the dog eats food.
As soon as the dog starts actively attacking the helper and makes a grip on the sleeve, the other assistant “sentry”, at the judge's signal, fires a shot.
When fired, the dog must not stop barking and attacking the assistant attacking from the front.
At the judge's command "Take the dog off!" The trainer runs out of cover, attaches a leash, puts on a muzzle, then unfastens the chain and takes the dog away. Releases the helper from the dog's grip if necessary.
The skill is considered failed if the dog stops barking or barking.
To set up a checkpoint, two posts with a diameter of 15-20 cm are installed, which burst into the ground to a depth of about 1 m at a distance of 30 m from one another.
The height of the post from the ground level must be at least 2 m.
At a height of 1.5-2 m, a wire with a diameter of 0.6 cm is pulled between the posts so that it, sagging in the middle part of the site, is not lower than 1.5 m from the ground.
Before attaching the wire to both pillars, several rings are put on it, a strong chain 2-2.5 m long is attached to one of the rings (the rest are spare). The end of the wire is attached to the posts in a specially hewn recess or to a metal hoop.
On a wire 1.8-2 m from each post, a limiter is made that does not allow the ring to pass and prevents the dog from running behind the post (the wire is twisted, a fixed ring is installed, etc.).
To strengthen the pillars, in order to prevent them from tilting towards the middle of the post, guys should be used.