Quick Reference Guide to the New IGP (formerly IPO/Schutzhund) rules

New Rules effective Jan 1, 2019.

When trialing, please remember that you can ask the judge for clarification in the handlers’ meeting.


This information was extracted from the International Utility Dogs Regulations effective 1 Jan 2019.  For a clearer under standing of the regulations you should read the International Utility Dogs Regulations.     

Alternately – you may wish to download the word document here for your ease of reference. NEW IGP 2019 21 Feb


NEW IGP / IPO / SCHH ROUTINES

Quick Reference Guide

 

Note: This information below was extracted from the International Utility Dogs Regulations effective 1 Jan 2019. For a clearer under standing of the regulations you should read the International Utility Dogs Regulations.

And the GSSCC, 2019 rules. Posted on the web page.

This contains information and routines for IGP 1/2/3 and BH-VT

(BH-VT / Obedience / Protection / Tracking)

All subject to change without notice.

“Dogs must be able to be touched. At any time at the discretion of the judge the dog may be approached and/or touched.”

 


BH-VT

  • Report on leash to the judge
  • Report your name and dogs name.
  • On Judges instruction go to start position or long down.
  • Note: you must be ready to start by the time the long down is in position.

 

Obedience BH-VT  (On and Off Leash )  On Leash 15 pts, Off Leash 15 Pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”

  • From; Basic Position (on Leash)
  • Heel / Fuss out straight 50 +- paces then about turn.
  • Heel / Fuss normal 10-15 paces
  • Change to fast (run) 10-15 paces
  • Change to slow 10-15 paces
  • Change to normal pace 10-15 paces
  •     Note: you can use command Heel/Fuss at each pace changes
  • Right turn; minimum 15 paces right turn, minimum 15 paces about turn
  • Go about 7 paces stop (dog should sit)
  • Look at judge, to continue
  • Go about 7 paces left turn
  • Go to group go around 2 people figure 8 (left and right)
  • Stop close to a person. Dog sits, On Judges signal Heel out of group,
  • Back to start marker. Facing down the field,

On Judges Signal remove leash (Off leash)

  • Heel / Fuss out straight 50 paces then about turn.
  • Heel / Fuss normal 10-15 paces
  • Change to fast (run) 10-15 paces
  • Change to slow 10-15 paces
  • Change to normal pace 10-15 paces  Stop, look to judge, Back to start position
  • Note: you can use command Heel/Fuss at each pace changes

Sit out of Motion   10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel” – “Sitz” / “Sit”

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss 10-15 paces
  • Sit your dog (see note below)
  • Go another 15 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal return to your dog.
  • Take up basic position

Down with Recall:  10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Platz” / “Down” and “Hier” / “Come” OR dog’s name, “Fuss” / “Heel”

Depending on field size, keep going or return to start position

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss 10-15 paces
  • Command to down (see note below)
  • Go another 30 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal call you dog (hier /come or name/ (only one))
  • Dog in front wait 3 sec. finish to the basic position

 

**After the recall Dog in basic position. Replace your leash**

 

NOTE. Motion exercises may be completed 2 ways only: stopped or in motion   (slight pause change of pace is now incorrect). If stopped and the sit or down command is given, wait 3 sec pause, and then leave the dog. If done in motion as in IGP 1-2-3, no change in movement is allowed (as always). The sit and the down may be done differently without deduction. Example: handler stops to give sit and waits 3 sec and leaves, then for the down the handler does it in motion without stopping.

 

LONG DOWN  (Down under Distraction)   10 pts

Commands: “Platz” / “Down”, “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • Heel to the long down marker,
  • Dog sits.  look at judge, remove leash on signal.
  • Say down / platz  your dog on judges signal
  • Walk away to designated spot (about 30 paces.) back to the dog
  • On Judges signal return to your dog
  • Dog is still down stand in basic position tell dog to sit. (3 sec,)
  • Replace leash.
  • (if last dog. report out to judge, if first dog do heeling routine)

 

*****Some time during the trial you will do a traffic test as determined by the judge

Bicycles, cars, runners’ skateboards groups of people other dogs. Ect

(40 points)

TRAFFIC/SAFETY TEST

ENCOUNTER WITH A GROUP OF PEOPLE

On the judge’s request the handler and the dog walk along a designated stretch of the sidewalk. The dog is on a leash.

  • ENCOUNTER WITH BICYCLISTS
  • ENCOUNTER WITH CARS
  • ENCOUNTER WITH JOGGERS OR INLINE SKATERS
  • ENCOUNTER WITH  OTHER DOGS
  • BEHAVIOUR OF THE LEASHED DOG TOWARD OTHER ANIMALS WHEN  LEFT ALONE IN TRAFFIC FOR A SHORT PERIOD OF TIME

“Dogs must be able to be touched. At any time at the discretion of the judge the dog may be approached and/or touched.”



Obedience:


IGP 1

 

Report on leash to the judge

Report your name and dog’s name and what you’re doing: i.e. “Jane and Rex, reporting for IGP 1 Obedience”

You will be told long down or working first. And to remove your leash.

 

Obedience 15 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • In start position, on Judges signal (off Leash)
  • Heel / Fuss out straight 50+-  paces then about turn.
  • Note: 2-gun shots after 15+- paces
  • Heel / Fuss normal 10-15 paces
  • Change to fast (run) 10-15 paces
  • Change to slow 10-15 paces
  • Change to normal pace 10-15 paces
  • Note: you can use command heel/fuss at pace changes
  • Right turn minimum 15 paces right turn, minimum. 15 paces about turn
  • Go about 7 paces stop (dog should sit)
  • Look at judge, to continue
  • Start, go about 7 paces left turn
  • Go to group go around 2 people figure 8 (left and right)
  • Stop close to a person. look at judge to continue
  • Heel / Fuss back to start position

 

Sit out of Motion 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel” – “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss 10-15 paces
  • Command to sit
  • Go another 15 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal return to your dog.
  • Take up basic position

 

Down with Recall: 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Platz” / “Down” and “Hier” / “Come” OR dog’s name, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

Depending on field size, keep going or return to start position

 

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss 10-15 paces
  • Command to   down / platz
  • Go another 30 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal, call you dog (hier /come or name/ (only one))
  • Dog in front wait 3 sec. finish to the basic position.
  • On Judges signal heel to dumbbells / jumps
  • Heel to the dumbbells. Take the small dumbbell (650 g.)

 

Retrieve on the Flat: 15 pts

Commands: “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Heel to the designated spot for the retrieve on the flat.
  • On Judges signal, throw the dumbbell.
  • Dumbbell must be thrown approx. 10 meters away
  • If you move a leg to toss the dumbbell Pause 3 sec,
  • Once dumbbell has stopped rolling send your dog to retrieve.
  • Dog returns sitting in front pause 3 sec, take dumbbell (out) hold in right hand
  • pause 3 sec, finish. to the basic position.  On Judges signal
  • Heel to 1-meter jump.

 

Retrieve over the 1m hurdle   15 pts

Commands: “Hopp” / “Jump”, “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Set up no less then 4 meters from the jump
  • On Judges signal, Throw the dumbbell over the 1m jump
  • (about 4 meters past the jump)
  • Pause 3 sec. tell dog to jump then when in motion tell dog to bring
  • Dog returns with dumbbell, sits in front wait 3 sec. take dumbbell (out)
  • Pause 3 sec. finish. to the basic position. On Judges signal
  • Heel and return dumbbell to stand.

 

Climbing over the scaling wall 15 pts

Commands: “Hopp” / “Jump”  ,Hier /come , “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Heel to angle wall
  • Take up designated spot. From basic position on Judges signal leave your dog.  (sit)
  • Go to other side of the angle wall. (4 m from jump)
  • On Judges signal call your dog,
  • (jump command, Over / hopp or name and front command (here)
  • Once in front pause 3 sec then finish. to the basic position,
  • On Judges signal
  • Heel to obedience start position.

 

Send out with Down: 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Voraus” / “Go Out”, “Platz” / “Down”, “Sitz”/ “Sit”

 

  • On Judges signal
  • Heel out 10-15 paces and send your dog out
  • once dog is sent, handler can raise one arm. (point direction)
  • Dog must run out straight about 30 meters on Judges signal
  • Down your dog.
  • On Judges signal go to your dog,
  • Dog still down stand beside your dog, on Judges signal sit your dog.
  • On Judges signal, Heel to long down if first dog or report out

 

Long Down 10 pts

Commands: “Platz” / “Down”, “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • Heel/fuss to long down marker
  • On Judges signal. down your dog pause 3 sec. move forward about 30 paces as directed by the Judge. Stop and keep back to your dog.
  • On Judges signal return to your dog
  • Stand next to your dog on Judges signal sit your dog. Heel forward about 30 paces and stop while other handler does his send out.
  • Report out to judge or move to obedience start position.

IGP 2

 

Report off leash to the judge

Report your name and dogs name and what your doing “IGP 2 Obedience”

You will be told long down or working first

 

Obedience 15 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • In start position, on Judges signal
  • Heel / Fuss out straight 50+- paces then about turn.
  • Note: 2-gun shots after 15+- paces
  • Heel / fuss normal 10-15 paces
  • Change to fast (run) 10-15 paces
  • Change to slow 10-15 paces
  • Change to normal pace 10-15 paces
  • Note: you can use command heel/fuss at pace changes
  • Right turn minimum approx. 15 paces right turn, minimum. 15 paces about turn
  • Go about 7 paces stop (dog should sit)
  • Look at judge, to continue
  • Start, go about 7 paces left turn
  • Go to group go around 2 people figure 8 (left and right)
  • Stop close to a person. look at judge to continue
  • Heel/fuss back to start position

 

Sit out of Motion 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel” – “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal heel/fuss 10-15 paces
  • Command to sit
  • Go another 15 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal return to your dog.
  • Take up basic position

 

Down with Recall: 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Platz” / “Down” and “Hier” / “Come” OR dog’s name, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

Depending on field size, keep going or return to start position

 

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss 10-15 paces
  • Command to down / platz
  • Go another 30 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal call you dog (here /come or name/ (only one))
  • Dog in front wait 3 sec. finish to the basic position

 

Stand from a walk 5 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel” – “Steh” / “Stand” – “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss 10-15 paces (walk)
  • Command to stand
  • Go another 15 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal return to your dog
  • Stand beside your dog command the dog into the basic position. (Sit)
  • On Judges signal heel to dumbbells / jumps
  • Heel to the dumbbells. Take the IGP 2 dumbbell (1000 g.)

 

Retrieve on the Flat: 10 pts

Commands: “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Heel to the designated spot for the retrieve on the flat.
  • On Judges signal, throw the dumbbell.
  • Dumbbell must be thrown approx. 10 meters away
  • If you move a leg to toss the dumbbell Pause 3 sec,
  • Once dumbbell has stopped rolling send your dog to retrieve.
  • Dog returns sitting in front pause 3 sec, take dumbbell (out) hold in right hand
  • pause 3 sec, finish. to the basic position.  On Judges signal,
  • Return 1000g dumbbell to stand and pick up 650g dumbbell,
  • Heel to 1-meter jump

 

Retrieve over the 1m hurdle 15 pts

Commands: “Hopp” / “Jump”, “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Set up no less then 4 meters from the jump
  • On Judges signal, Throw the 650g dumbbell over the 1m jump
  • (about 4 meters past the jump)
  • Pause 3 sec. tell dog to jump then when in motion tell dog to bring
  • Dog returns with dumbbell, sits in front wait 3 sec. take dumbbell (out)
  • Dumbbell held in right hand
  • Pause 3 sec. finish. to the basic position. On Judges signal
  • Heel to Scaling wall.

 

Scaling wall 15 pts

Commands: “Hopp” / “Jump”, “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Heel to angle wall
  • Take up designated spot. 4 meters from jump
  • On Judges signal throw 650g dumbbell over angle wall,
  • Tell dog to go over jump (Over / hopp (only one))
  • Once in motion tell dog to bring.
  • Dog returns dumbbell sits in front, pause 3 sec. then out.
  • Dumbbell held in right hand
  • And finish. to the basic position, on Judges signal
  • Return dumbbell to stand.
  • Heel to obedience start position

 

Send out with Down: 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Voraus” / “Go Out”, “Platz” / “Down”, “Sitz”/ “Sit”

 

  • On Judges signal
  • Heel out 10-15 paces and send your dog out
  • Dog must run out straight about 30 meters on Judges signal
  • Down your dog.
  • On Judges signal go to your dog,
  • Dog still down stand beside your dog, on Judges signal sit your dog.
  • Heel to long down if first dog

 

Long Down  10 pts

Commands: “Platz” / “Down”, “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • Heel/fuss to long down marker, look to Judge,
  • On Judges signal down your dog pause 3 sec. move forward about 30 paces as directed by the judge. Back to your dog.
  • On Judges signal return to your dog
  • Stand next to your dog on Judges signal sit your dog. pause 3 sec.  Heel forward about 30 paces and stop while other handler does his send out.
  • Report out to judge or move to obedience start position.

IGP 3

 

Report off leash to the judge

Report your name and dogs name and what your doing “IGP 3 Obedience”

You will be told long down or working first

 

Obedience 15 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • In start position, on Judges signal
  • Heel / Fuss out straight 50+-  paces then about turn.
  • Note: 2-gun shots after 15+- paces
  • Heel / fuss normal 10-15 paces
  • Change to fast (run) 10-15 paces
  • Change to slow 10-15 paces
  • Change to normal pace 10-15 paces
  • Note: you can use command Heel / Fuss at pace changes
  • Right turn minimum. 15 paces right turn minimum. 15 paces about turn
  • Go about 7 paces stop (dog should sit)
  • Look at judge, to continue
  • Start, go about 7 paces left turn
  • Go to group go around 2 people figure 8 (left and right)
  • Stop close to a person. look at judge to continue
  • Heel/fuss back to start position

 

Sit out of Motion 5 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel” – “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal heel/fuss 10-15 paces
  • Command to sit
  • Go another 15 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal return to your dog.
  • Take up basic position

 

Down with Recall: 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Platz” / “Down” and “Hier” / “Come” OR dog’s name, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

Depending on field size, keep going or return to start position

 

  • Take up basic position
  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss 10-15 paces normal, 10-15 at a RUN
  • Command to down / platz
  • Go another 30 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal call you dog (here /come or name/ (only one))
  • Dog in front pause 3 sec. finish to the basic position.

 

Stand from a Run  10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Steh” / “Stand”, “Hier” / “Come” or dog’s name, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • On Judges signal Heel / Fuss at a RUN 10-15 paces
  • Command to stand
  • Go another 30 paces stop turn around face your dog
  • On Judges signal call your dog to front pause 3 sec finish to the basic position
  • On Judges signal heel to dumbbells / jumps
  • Heel to the dumbbells. Take the IGP 3 dumbbell (2000 g.)

 

Retrieve on the Flat: 10 pts

Commands: “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Heel to the designated spot for the retrieve on the flat.
  • On Judges signal, throw the dumbbell.
  • Dumbbell must be thrown approx. 10 meters away
  • If you move a leg to toss the dumbbell Pause 3 sec,
  • Once dumbbell has stopped rolling send your dog to retrieve.
  • Dog returns sitting in front pause 3 sec, take dumbbell (out) hold in right hand
  • pause 3 sec, finish. to the basic position.  On Judges signal,
  • Return 2000g dumbbell to stand and pick up 650g dumbbell,
  • Heel to 1-meter jump

 

Retrieve over the 1m hurdle 15 pts

Commands: “Hopp” / “Jump”, “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Set up no less then 4 meters from the jump
  • On Judges signal, Throw the 650g dumbbell over the 1m jump
  • (about 4 meters past the jump)
  • Pause 3 sec. tell dog to jump then when in motion tell dog to bring
  • Dog returns with dumbbell, sits in front pause 3 sec. take dumbbell (out)
  • hold in right hand
  • Pause 3 sec. finish. to the basic position. On Judges signal
  • Heel to Scaling wall.

 

Scaling wall 15 pts

Commands: “Hopp” / “Jump”, “Bring” / “Fetch”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • Heel to angle wall
  • Take up designated spot. 4 meters from jump
  • On Judges signal throw 650g dumbbell over angle wall,
  • Tell dog to go over jump (Over / Hopp (only one))
  • Once in motion tell dog to bring.
  • Dog returns dumbbell sits in front, pause 3 sec. then out.
  • hold in right hand
  • pause 3 sec and finish. to the basic position, on Judges signal
  • Return dumbbell to stand.
  • Heel to obedience start position

 

Send out with Down: 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Voraus” / “Go Out”, “Platz” / “Down”, “Sitz”/ “Sit”

 

  • On Judges signal
  • Heel / Fuss out 10-15 paces and send your dog out
  • Dog must run out straight about 30 meters on Judges signal
  • Down your dog.
  • On Judges signal go to your dog,
  • Dog still down stand beside your dog, on Judges signal, sit your dog.
  • pause 3 sec,
  • Heel to long down if first dog or report out

 

Long Down 10 pts

Commands: “Platz” / “Down”, “Sitz” / “Sit”

 

  • Heel/fuss to long down marker
  • On Judges signal down your dog pause 3 sec. move forward to the long down blind.
  • On Judges signal return to your dog
  • Stand next to your dog on Judges signal sit your dog. heel forward about 30 paces and stop while other handler does his send out.
  • Report out to judge or move to obedience start position.

heeling pattern

 



Protection:


IPG 1

 

Search for helper 5 pts

Commands: “Voran”/ Go On” or “Revier” / “Search”, “Hier” / “Come”

 

  • Check in to judge on leash or as directed
  • Proceed to center line facing downfield in line with blind 6.
  • Take up basic position, remove leash,
  • Raise you arm to let the judge know your ready.  Face blind 6 with dog,
  • send dog to blind 6
  • handler to remain standing until he receives an instruction from the judge to approach the dog for the call out or pickup.

 

Hold and Bark:   15 pts (10 pts for hold 5 pts for bark)

Commands: (completion) “Hier Fuss” / “Come Heel”, “Platz” / “Down”

 

  • Dog to hold and bark for 20+- sec. judge will signal you to come to the blind.
  • To the marked spot. About 5 paces in front of the blind.
  • On signal from judge
    • Call dog from the blind   to basic position or
    • Pick -up; move to  the dog take up basic position  command dog to sit. either; put on leash or without leash, heel dog back to basic position; marked area, in front of blind 6

 

Prevention of an attempted escape of the helper   20 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Platz” / “Down”, “Aus” / “Out”

 

  • On Judges signal, tell helper to step out of the blind;
  • The helper will move to his spot.
  • On Judges signal heel to the escape marked position.
  • On leash – at the marker, dog sits remove leash, down your dog.
  • Off Leash – at the marker, dog sits, down your dog.
  • The handler returns to the blind and remains there with a view on the dog and the Judge.  The Judge signals the helper to escape.
  • At Judges signal; As helper escapes the handler must command the dog to prevent the escape
  • Dog should engage the helper at a run. When helper stops, out your dog.

 

Defense against an attack from the guarding phase    30 pts

Command: “Aus” / “Out”

 

  • After guarding, helper attacks dog , dog should engage, and is driven by the helper and receives 2 stick threats
  • After the drive helper stops out your dog, dog should guard (bark and hold)
  • On Judges signal approach your dog
  • Standing beside your dog command to sit.  Replace leash.
  • Heel down the field for the long attack.
  • Note: you may also heel down the field OFF Leash.

 

Attack on the dog out of motion  30 pts

Commands: “Voran” / “Go on”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss”/ “Heel”

 

  • Heeling about 30 meters from the helper down the field (on or off leash)
  • Once at the designated spot, turn and face the helper, dog in basic position command to sit, (remove leash if using)
  • You may hold the collar, on Judges signal helper first, then the dog handler, release the dog with a command, dog engages, helper drives dog, when helper stops out your dog.  (dog should guard (hold and bark))
  • On Judges signal, handler returns to his dog, to basic position (command sit)
  • May replace leash (or not)
  • Take up position next to the helper for side transport,  disarm helper (take stick.) (dog between helper and handler)
  • Heel / transport to the Judge about 20 paces, command to heel or transport.
  • Basic position in front of judge, hand over padded stick to judge, report out, i.e. “Jane and Rex, IGP 1 Protection completed.”
  • On Judge’s direction go to area to either replace leash, and or go to area of critique.

IPG 2

Search for helper 5 pts

Commands: “Voran”/ Go On” or “Revier” / “Search”, “Hier” / “Come”

 

  • Check in to Judge off leash or as directed
  • Proceed to center of field in line with blind 3. Facing downfield
  • Taking up basic position,
  • Raise you arm to let the judge know you are ready.
  • On Judges signal turn towards blind 3 and send dog
  • The handler calls the dogs name and gives a voice command to “Come/Heir” toward him, then gives a verbal command and points to the next blind for searching.
  • The dog handler moves in the normal pace on the imaginary center line, which he must not leave during the blind search. When the dog has reached the helper’s blind, no further commands or hand signals are permitted, and the dog handler must stop as soon as the dog enters blind 6 and remain standing until he receives an instruction from the judge to approach the dog for the call out.

 

Hold and Bark:   15 pts

Commands: (completion) “Hier Fuss” / “Come Heel”, “Platz” / “Down”

 

  • Dog to hold and bark for 20+- sec. Judge will signal you to come to the blind.
  • To the marked spot. About 5 paces in front of the blind.
  • On signal from judge.
  • Call dog from the blind to basic position

 

Prevention of an attempted escape 15 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Platz” / “Down”, “Aus” / “Out”

 

  • On Judges signal, tell helper to step out of the blind;
  • The helper will move to his spot.
  • On Judges signal heel to the escape marked position. Stop sit
  • At the marker down your dog.
  • The handler returns to the blind and remains there with a view on the dog and the Judge.  The Judge signals the helper to escape.
  • At Judges signal; As helper escapes the handler must command the dog to prevent the escape
  • Dog should engage the helper at a run. When helper stops, out your dog.

 

Defense against an attack from the guarding phase    20 pts

Command: “Aus” / “Out”

 

  • After guarding helper attacks dog, dog should engage, and is driven by the helper and receives 2 stick threats
  • After the drive helper stops, out your dog, dog should guard (bark and hold)
  • On Judges signal approach your dog
  • Standing beside your dog command to sit.

 

Back transport 5 pts

Command: “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

transport is carried out over a distance of 30 paces

 

  • handler commands the helper to step back and move out, following about 8 paces back
  • helper stops and stands still on the order from the judge.
  • The handler goes to the helper with his dog, who is attentive to the helper, stands beside the helper and takes the padded stick. The dog must sit in the basic position. Thereafter, a side transport to the judge is shown over a distance of about 20 paces.
  • command for the transport is allowed.
  • The dog has to go between the helper and the handler.
  • At the end of the transport, the handler takes a basic position with his dog in front of the Judge hands over the padded stick to the Judge and announces, the first part of protection is complete, i.e. “Jane and Rex, IGP 2 Protection, Front half completed.”

 

Attack on the dog out of motion  20 pts

Commands: “Voran” / “Go on”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss”/ “Heel”

 

  • On instruction from the Judge, the dog handler takes his dog, off leash heeling about
  • 40 meters from the helper down the field
  • Once at the designated spot, turn and face the helper, dog in basic position command to sit,
  • You may hold the collar, on Judges signal, helper first then the dog handler, release the dog with a command, dog engages, helper drives dog, when helper stops out your dog.  (dog should guard (hold and bark))

 

Defense against an attack from the guarding phase 20 pts

Commands: “Aus” / “Out”, “Sitz” / “Sit”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • On Judges instruction the helper will engage the dog,
  • When drive stops, out your dog,
  • On the judge’s instructions, the handler goes to his dog, returns him into the basic position with the command to sit. The padded stick is removed from the helper. The handler may disarm the helper any way he/she wants as long as the dog and handler remain together during the disarm.
  • side transport, with the dog off leash, to the judge over a distance of about 20 paces
  • At the end of the transport, the handler takes a basic position in front of the judge, hands the padded stick to the judge and reports that protection is complete
  • On Judges signal handler must free heel 5 paces away from the judge before taking a basic position and putting the leash on. The handler goes with his dog on leash, at the direction of the Judge, under control to the position for the critique.

IGP 3

 

Search for helper 10 pts

Commands: “Voran”/ Go On” or “Revier” / “Search”, “Hier” / “Come”

 

  • Check in to judge off leash or as directed
  • Proceed to center of field in line with blind 1. Facing downfield
  • Taking up basic position,
  • Raise you arm to let the judge know you are ready.
  • On Judges signal turn towards blind 1 and send dog
  • The handler calls the dogs name and gives a voice command to “Come” toward him, then gives a verbal command and points to the next blind for searching.
  • The dog handler moves in the normal pace on the imaginary center line, which he must not leave during the blind search. When the dog has reached the helper’s blind, no further commands or hand signals are permitted, and the dog handler must stop as soon as the dog enters blind 6 and remain standing until he receives an instruction from the Judge to approach the dog for the call out.

 

Hold and Bark:   15 pts

Commands: (completion) “Hier Fuss” / “Come Heel”, “Platz” / “Down”

 

  • Dog to hold and bark for 20+- sec. Judge will signal you to come to the blind.
  • To the marked spot. About 5 paces in front of the blind.
  • On signal from Judge.
  • Call dog from the blind to basic position

 

Prevention of an attempted escape 10 pts

Commands: “Fuss” / “Heel”, “Platz” / “Down”, “Aus” / “Out”

 

  • On Judges signal, tell helper to step out of the blind;
  • The helper will move to his spot.
  • On Judges signal heel to the escape marked position, Stop, (dog to sit)
  • At the marker down your dog.
  • The handler returns to the blind and remains there with a view on the dog and the Judge.  The Judge signals the helper to escape.
  • At Judges signal; As helper escapes the handler must command the dog to prevent the escape
  • Dog should engage the helper at a run. When helper stops, out your dog.

 

Defense against an attack from the guarding phase    15 pts

Command: “Aus” / “Out”

 

  • After guarding helper attacks dog, dog should engage, and is driven by the helper and receives 2 stick threats
  • After the drive helper stops, out your dog, dog should guard (bark and hold)
  • On Judges signal approach your dog
  • Standing beside your dog command to sit.

 

Back transport 5 pts

Command: “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • transport is carried out over a distance of 30 paces
  • handler asks the helper to step back and move out following about 8 paces back

 

Attack on the dog out of the back transport 15 pts

Command: “Aus” / “Out”

 

  • During the back transport and without stopping, at the direction of the judge, the helper attacks the dog without the intervention of the handler and without hesitation, the dog must engage the helper
  • When helper stops the drive, out your dog, (dog to hold and bark)
  • On Judges instruction go to dog, sit move to side transport.  Disarm helper,
  • Transport about 20 paces to judge.
  • At the end of the transport, the handler takes a basic position with his dog in front of the Judge, hands over the padded stick to the Judge  and announces the first part of protection is complete.

 

Attack on the dog out of motion  15 pts

Commands: “Voran” / “Go on”, “Aus” / “Out”, “Fuss”/ “Heel”

  • On instruction from the Judge, heeling about 50 meters from the helper down the field off leash, inline with blind 1;
  • Once at the designated spot, turn and face the helper, down the field dog in basic position command to sit,
  • You may hold the collar, on Judges signal helper first then the dog handler, release the dog with a command, dog engages, helper drives dog, when helper stops out your dog.  (dog should guard (hold and bark)

 

Defense against an attack from the guarding phase 15 pts

Commands: “Aus” / “Out”, “Sitz” / “Sit”, “Fuss” / “Heel”

 

  • On Judges instruction the helper will engage the dog, with 2 stick threats
  • When drive stops out your dog,
  • On the Judge’s instructions, the handler goes to his dog, returns him into the basic position with the command to sit. The padded stick is removed from the helper. The handler may disarm the helper any way he/she wants as long as the dog and handler remain together during the disarm.
  • side transport, with the dog off leash, to the judge over a distance of about 20 paces
  • At the end of the transport, the handler takes a basic position in front of the judge, hands the padded stick to the judge and reports that protection is complete
  • On Judges signal handler must free heel 5 paces away from the judge before taking a basic position and putting the leash on. The handler goes with his dog on leash, at the direction of the judge, under control to the position for the critique.


Tracking:


Within a track the articles must be made of different materials (e.g., leather, textiles, wood). In the case of Championships and FH examinations, the articles must be numbered. These numbers must be the same as the track number.

Article size in cm.  L: 10 W: 2-3 H: 0,5-1

 

An occasional praise on the track is permissible in IPG 1 & 2 only, but not in the corners (dog’s body length before and after the corner).

In addition, a short praise at the article is permitted in all levels. This can be done before or after the display of the article, but not both.

 

closed corners


IGP1

 

  • Handler-laid
  • minimum 300 paces
  • 3 legs, 2 corners (about 90 degrees)
  • 3 articles – laid on judges instruction:
    • 1st article – 1st leg
    • 2nd article – 2nd leg
    • 3rd article – end of track
  • aged: 20 minutes (at least)
  • track must be completed in 15 minutes

 

Points:

  • Following the track – 79 points
  • articles – 3 x 7 pt – 21 points
  • total – 100 pts

 

Possible layout (may be to left or right)

tracksIGP1


IGP 2

 

  • tracklayer-laid
  • minimum 400 paces
  • 3 legs, 2 corners (about 90 degrees)
  • 3 articles
    • 1st article, after minimum 100 paces
    • 2nd article – 2nd leg
    • 3rd article – end of track
  • aged: 30 minutes (at least)
  • track must be completed in 15 minutes

 

Points:

  • Following the track – 79 points
  • articles – 3 x 7 pt – 21 points
  • total – 100 pts

 

Possible layout (may be to left or right)

tracksIGP1


IGP 3

  • tracklayer-laid
  • minimum 600 paces
  • 5 legs, 4 corners (about 90 degrees)
  • 3 articles
    • 1st article, after minimum 100 paces
    • 2nd article – 2nd or 3rd leg
    • 3rd article – end of track
  • aged: 60 minutes (at least)
  • track must be completed in 20 minutes

 

Points:

  • Following the track – 79 points
  • articles – 3 x 7 pt – 21 points
  • total – 100 pts

 

Possible layout (may be to left or right)

tracksIGP3

 

The updated rule book can be found on the GSSCC website under official documents.

2019 GSSCC Ontario National Helper Seminar

June 1-2, 2019

374127 6th Line, Amaranth, ON  Canada

The annual GSSCC Ontario Region National Helper Seminar is an opportunity for all IPO/IGP enthusiasts to gather for 2 days of IGP trial Helper training, with theory, practice, certification, and National Championship tryout.

Come and get knowledge about trial helper work, from fundamentals to more advanced techniques.

Open to All from beginner and up to championship level helpers.
Powerpoint presentation and training on day 1, and training + certification (from Club to National Level) on day 2.

Planned schedule for the weekend:

Saturday:
– 9am : meet & greet (coffee)
– 9:30am : PowerPoint presentation + discussion
– 11:30am : On the field, warm up, and training
– 1pm: Lunch
– 2pm: Training on the field
– 5:30pm: end of day

Sunday:
– 9am : meet & greet (coffee)
– 9:30am : Training on the field
– 12:30pm: Lunch
– 1:30pm: Certifications
– 2:30pm: National Tryout
– 3:30pm: end of day

Please register to attend.

Registration form

Ontario 2019 Call for Nominations

Election is for the positions of Regional Trial Director and Regional Show Director in 2019.

A nomination form completed as per the instructions on the form and signed by the respective parties as indicated, must be received by the Election Committee Chairperson no later than midnight April 2, 2019.

Nomination forms are found on the Ontario Region website at https://ontarioschutzhund.com/home/member.info

Each candidate will be notified in writing upon receipt of the nomination.

Elections will be conducted electronically.

Good News: Update to CDC Dog Importation Policy for Dogs Entering U.S. from Canada

Important Update to CDC Dog Importation Policy
for Dogs Entering U.S. from Canada

traveldogThe U.S. Centres for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) has updated their policy for dog owners and importers seeking to bring a dog into the United States. The new policy focuses on high-risk countries for dog rabies and aims to reduce the burden on dog owners and importers of dogs from countries not considered high risk.

Under these changes
The most significant change to dogs entering the U.S. from Canada is that Canada will now be considered canine rabies virus variant free when importing a dog into the U.S. Dogs coming from low-risk or rabies–free countries are not required to be fully immunized or have a rabies vaccination certificate to enter the United States. This means is that a rabies vaccination certificate will no longer be required and CDC are no longer issuing unimmunized dog permits for dogs from Canada.

However, when travelers enter the United States with their dogs, they must provide written or oral statements that their dogs lived in a low-risk or rabies–free country for at least 6 months (or since birth) prior to arrival. Also note that, even if your dog is coming from a rabies free country, dogs may still be denied entry if they appear sick, or are known to have a communicable disease.

Other Regulations
In addition to CDC regulations, you will have to comply with US Department of Agriculture and your destination state’s regulations, which are often more strict than federal regulations.
Please be aware that dogs imported for commercial (i.e.resale) purposes have additional requirements from USDA.

To avoid disappointment at the border, breeders that transport dogs to the US are encouraged to confirm all importation rules and regulations prior to finalizing a contract with puppy buyers.

For more information about CDC’s import regulations, view www.cdc.gov/importation/bringing-an-animal-into-the-united-states/dogs.html.

New BH Routine

Effective Jan 1, 2019, there are some changes to the IPO routines.

This is an overview of the BH, comparing the old and the new.

Please note – the Canadian Head Judge has noted that the off-leash heeling will continue to be part of the group exercise. (On-leash through the group as shown, remove leash, heel through group again.) If in doubt, train for both, and ask the judge in the handler meeting on trial day.

2019 GSSCC Ontario National Helper Seminar

helprsem

The annual GSSCC Ontario Region National Helper Seminar is an opportunity for all IPO/IGP enthusiasts to gather for 2 days of IGP trial Helper training, with theory, practice, certification, and National Championship tryout.

Come and get knowledge about trial helper work, from fundamentals to more advanced techniques.

Open to All from beginner and up to championship level helpers.
Powerpoint presentation and training on day 1, and training + certification (from Club to National Level) on day 2.

Planned schedule for the weekend:

Saturday:
– 9am : meet & greet (coffee)
– 9:30am : PowerPoint presentation + discussion
– 11:30am : On the field, warm up, and training
– 1pm: Lunch
– 2pm: Training on the field
– 5:30pm: end of day

Sunday:
– 9am : meet & greet (coffee)
– 9:30am : Training on the field
– 12:30pm: Lunch
– 1:30pm: Certifications
– 2:30pm: National Tryout
– 3:30pm: end of day

More here

 

Rules Change

gsscc_logo_vector_nov2017As of January 1st  2019, the WUSV and GSSCC will follow the new rules as approved by the FCI. The new rules will be available on the website and in rule book form soon. In the meantime, the GSSCC Judges’ Committee has created a guide outlining the rule changes at this time.

 

 

Overview of Rule Changes.

Titles offered

BH-VT – replaces the BH
IGP 1-2-3 – to replace the IPO1-2-3
APr 1-2-3  – Obedience and Protection phase (no tracking)
IFH 1-2 – basically the same as the current FH and FH2
IGP FH– basically the same as the current IPO FH.
Tracking 1-2-3, FPr 1-2-3 –  tracking only title
Obedience 1-2-3, UPR 1-2-3 – obedience only title
AD – Endurance Test

Additional Titles available

IFH –  an entry level FH. Basically an IGP3-length track laid by the handler.
FH-V – it is the same length a IPG 3 track (600 paces), ninety minutes old, no cross-track, 5 legs, but the last turn must be an acute angle. Laid by the handler and uses the
handler’s own articles.

 

The following titles will NOT be offered at GSSCC trials

Protection only titles (SPr)
IGP ZTP- breed suitability
IGP-V Entry level title same as IPO-VO
IBGH 1-2-3 – These are different levels of BH, adding exercises, and are very similar to the Obedience 1-2-3.

 

General Changes to the BH. 

1. BH is a prerequisite for all dogs for any title except the AD.
2. The Free Heeling exercise is now only straight out and back – 45 paces, about turn, normal-fast-normal, and ends with stop in the basic position. The slow pace, right turns, about turn, stop and left turn are eliminated.
3. The Motion exercises (sit from motion, down from motion) are executed by the handler stopping, pausing 3 seconds, giving the command, and then leaving the dog.
4. The BH must be repeated for any dog that is disqualified (DQ’d) for aggression – at any level or title – before the dog will be allowed to trial again.

 

General Changes to Tracking 

1. Tracking is still on a 10 meter line. The dog may be lead up to within 2 meters of the scent pad on a short leash. Any harness is ok, as long as it does not extend back past the rib cage or has a connection near the genitals.
2. All 1-2-3 level tracks have 3 articles each worth 7 points.
In the IGP 1 and IGP 2, an article is placed on the first and the second leg, location is the judges’ decision, but may not be within 20 paces of a corner or the start.   In the past the first article had to be at least one hundred paces from the start. This is changed. now the first  article for the IGP 1 and 2 track must be on the first leg, no closer than 20 paces from the corner or 20 paces from the scent pad, so the first article will be somewhere near the middle of the first leg.
For the IGP 3 track the article location remains the same, first article must be at least 100 paces from start, ideally on the first leg but can be on the second leg if required due to shape of track.
3. All articles are placed at the judge’s decision. Articles must be placed (set down by hand, not dropped) on the track and it is recommended that they be in the footstep, but this is not mandatory.
4. The tracking evaluation starts at the scent pad. There may not be strong compulsion used leading the dog to the track. All preparation for tracking, adjustment of leash, attaching to harness, etc., must be done at least 2 meters away from scent pad.
5. Must always start all exercises with a command.
6. Occasional praise is once again allowed in IGP 1 and 2 level tracks. However, if the praise is used to help the dog out of a problem, it is still “help” and is considered faulty.
7. Any more than mild influence from the handler on the dog can only be rated at the highest, a satisfactory (B). Examples are: a tight lead helping the dog stay on track, blocking with the leash on corners, excessive commands, or praise.
8. Article indication: the dog may indicate the article by down, sit or stand and/or
any combination of those methods without deduction on the same track. I.e., the dog may down for the first article, stand for the second and sit on the last article, or any combination. More important is the speed, confidence, intensity and correctness of the indication.
9. Corners are now “closed” corners and no longer should have the wide arc (5 step corners). A corner is considered to be the point where the legs of the track connect.

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10. Minimal checking on the corners is allowed as long as the dog does not leave the track – i.e. the dog keeps at least one foot on the track.
11. The dog should not show signs of stress in its work (just as in the past). It is more important now that stress vs intensity in the dog’s work is being evaluated.
12. Lost Articles. If a dog misses a single article and the tracklayer cannot find it, the dog receives the points for the article. If a dog does not indicate more than one article and the tracklayer cannot find the articles, then a re-track should be offered. If the handler  refuses the re-track, all points for the articles are deducted.
13 All IGP levels may use 3 commands to start the track: the first command and two  additional (with subsequent point deduction). Only in the FH, the handler can recall the dog once to restart it, and only before the handler steps onto the track.
14. The final sit (basic position) after the last article should be evaluated in the performance of the last leg.
15. The evaluation of the track begins at the scent pad and ends at the final sit after last article.
16. The handler may swing out from the track to keep line clear after the dog has committed to the corner.
17. Tracking is terminated if the dog refuses to track, stops and does not start after 3 commands, or if there are many commands to keep the dog working.
18. A dog may pass the track if it has earned enough points before it loses the track, but it may not pass if it stops working on the track, even if it has gotten to a point of having enough points to pass.
19. The dog is disqualified (DQ’d) in tracking if the dog eats an article or refuses to release the article to handler.

General Changes to Obedience

1. All exercises must start with a command. The command must be same for same behavior through the trial. I.e. if ‘sit’ is used, it must always be ‘sit.’
2. About turns must be same style. It is faulty to have a flip (military) turn and then a left about turn (around behind the handler). The dog must do the same type turn for both about turns.
3. Failure to get the dog to basic position to start an exercise after 3 commands is
termination of OB phase (i.e the dog will not move with the handler to a basic position to start an exercise).
4. When the handler is returning to dog, (i.e. the sit in motion), if the dog  breaks position and comes to handler, it gets only 50% of points for the exercise.
5. The dumbbell  must be thrown 10 meters. Excessive long throws may be considered faulty if judge feels it was to influence the dog. The handler may not be closer than 4 meters from jump or the A frame – but may be further away. The field should be marked with a line to show the distance.  The throw of the dumbbell must be far enough to allow dog to show a clean jump back – but there is no specific distance specified. If the dog drops the dumbbell at the handler’s feet and does not pick it up again, and the handler picks up the dumbbell from ground without moving position then partial points will now be awarded, but the highest it can be rated is mid to low-insufficient, plus any other deduction for additional mistakes.

Specific Changes in Obedience for the IGP 1

1. Report in on leash, take the leash off after reporting in.
2. No retrieve over the A-frame. The exercise is a now a recall over the A-frame (scaling wall). The handler takes the basic position at least 4 meters away from the A-frame (distance to be marked on the field) and gives the sit command. The handler then leaves the dog and goes to the other side of the wall, again at least 4 meters away from the wall (field to be marked), and with a single command, recalls the dog using a jump command and recall command. For example: hupp-hier. (This is similar to the call-out from the blind.) The dog must scale the wall and come to the front position (as in a recall). The dog is then is commanded to basic position with the heel command. If the dog leaves the sit position before the command, -1 point deduction. If the dog does not stay and follows the handler to the other side, all points are deducted.

Specific Changes in Obedience for the IGP 2 and 3

The exercises have not changed, only the point allocation.

 

General Changes to Protection

1. The blind search is now allowed to continue with additional commands as long as dog is moving. Excessive commands will be rated ‘insufficient.’ If the dog comes to back to the handler and into the basic position, the blind search may continue if the handler can restart the search with no more than three commands, but all points for the search are lost. If the dog comes to basic position, a second time during the search, protection is terminated.
2. The handler is allowed a total 3 commands to get dog into hot (bark) blind, the first plus two additional. If dog does not go into the blind, protection is terminated. If the dog finds the helper and then leaves, the handler is only allowed one additional command, and if the dog does not find and stay with the helper, then protection is terminated.
3. When the handler is called into pick up the dog by the judge, if the handler has not gotten to the hot blind and the dog leaves, the handler may resend dog one time – if they have not already used the one command to send the dog back into the blind. If the dog does not go back to the hot blind on that one command, then protection is terminated. If the handler is past the blind or on the call-out line, and the dog comes out early,  the exercise is rated low-insufficient. All bark and hold exercises are now worth 15 points.
4. If the dog is gripping the sleeve as the handler is called in, the handler, when they get to the call-out line, on the signal from the judge may use “out-hier-fuss” (as one command), to a maximum of 3 times. If the dog comes out, or is able to be picked up, the hold and bark is rated as insufficient (-14 points) but protection can proceed. Bumping / bothering the helper / gripping will result in a  low-insufficient rating.
5. Three-command rule for all obedience in protection. If there are more than three commands, then the team is disqualified (DQd) for lack of control.
6. If no “go” command is given by the handler for the escape, the exercise is rated one category lower in addition to any other deductions. I.e. an excellent exercise would be rated as very good, a very good would be rated as good, etc.
7. If dog breaks early for the escape, the back transport or the side transport, but does not grip the helper, the handler has three attempts to get the dog back to the basic position using the heel command only, or protection is terminated . The helper should stop moving, and the handler may not move from their position to recall the dog.
8. If handler is next to the dog (i.e. picking up before the side transport) and the dog grips the sleeve and holds, the handler is only allowed to use the heel command to regain control (maximum three attempts). If the handler uses the their ‘out’ command, they are terminated.
9. If the dog leaves the helper in any exercise while guarding after the escape, the protection is terminated.
10. Any dog DQ’d gets no TSB rating.
11. All side transports are approximately 20 paces to the judge’s position

 

Specific Changes in Protection for the IGP1

All secondary obedience may be done on-leash or off-leash at the handler’s choice. I.e. The handler may choose to leash the dog to move to the escape position. However, if the use of the leash is the only thing keeping the dog with the handler, the dog may still be DQ’d for lack of control.
1. The handler enters the field with the dog on leash and reports to judge. They proceed on leash to the middle of field between blind 5 and 6. The handler should be facing down field. The handler will signal to the judge, then take off the leash, and then command the dog to heel and turn to blind 6. The dog is sent directly into blind six (hot blind). There is no search of blind 5.
2. The Hold and Bark is now a 15 point exercise (10 points for the hold, 5 for the barking). There is to be a minimum of 20 seconds of barking before the handler is called into pick up the dog. Handler goes to the call-out line behind the dog (5 paces from blind – to be marked on the field.)
3. The handler may pick-up or call-out the dog. If the dog is picked up, the handler must step to the basic position and command dog to sit, and then at the handler’s choice, may use the leash or free heel out of blind back to the call-out line.
4. To move to the escape position, the handler may use the leash or may heel off-leash. If using the leash, when the handler gets to the escape line, the handler must sit the dog, and then remove the leash, and then down the dog.
5. After defense (attack from guarding, after the escape) and the handler is called in to pick up the dog, the handler may leash the dog free-heel away from the helper. The helper remains where defense ended, and the handler heels about 30 meters away and on the judge’s signal stops, and turns to face the helper. (Note if the helper has stopped in a dangerous position on the field, then the judge may move the helper to midfield after the handler and dog have heeled away from helper.) The dog must sit in the basic position calmly until signaled by the judge to attack, at which time the helper attacks,  catches and drives the dog without stick hits, but with pressure and threat. The handler must stay in position and not approach.
6. The side transport may be on or off-leash at the handler’s choice. After reporting out, the handler heels 5 paces away from the helper, and if not already on leash, must then leash the dog.

Specific Changes in Protection for the IGP2

Same as IPO2 until the back transport. Then:
1. The handler is called to pick up the dog for back transport. The back transport is now approximately 30 paces, there does not have to have a corner and the distance from the handler and dog team to the helper is now 8 paces (used to be 5). At end of 30 paces, on the judges signal, the helper stops, and the handler and dog continues heeling without stopping to the side transport position and stops next to the helper. The stick is taken and then there is a side-transport of approximately 20 paces to the judge. There is no attack in the back transport now in IGP2.
2. Attack on dog out of motion (long attack), has not changed.
3. After the out, after the Attack on Dog out of motion, the helper re-attacks the dog, (same as IPO3) and an additional grip and drive are performed by the helper with  pressure and stick threat only (no stick hits). After the dog outs, on the judge’s signal, the handler picks up the dog, and does a final side-transport to the judge. After reporting out the handler must heel the dog off leash at least 5 paces away from the helper and then leash the dog.

Specific Changes in Protection for the IGP 3

Exercises are exactly the same as the IPO 3. The changes are in the point allocation for the exercises: Hold and Bark is now 15 points (up from 10), Attack from Guarding (after the escape) is 15 points (down from 20), the Attack from Motion (Long Attack) is now 15 points (up from 10), and the Attack from Guarding (after the Long Attack) is now 15 points (down from 20).

 

These rule changes are subject to modification. Please check the GSSCC site for updates, and review the FCI IGP rule book, especially before trialing. Remember to ask your judge any questions you may have in the pre-trial handler meeting.