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Attack out of Back Transport

Attack out of Back Transport

This exercise is only in IGP3. It is worth 15 points. The previous exercise stopped with the Handler and the dog following the Helper.

At the signal of the Judge, the Helper turns back and attacks the dog. Usually, the dog launches right after the Helper faces the team. There is no command given by the Handler.

The dog must strike powerfully with a firm and full grip. The Helper will move and pressure the dog. No sticks will be applied during the drive.

Upon the judge’s order, the Helper will come to a stop and will lock up. Once the Helper comes to a stop, you will OUT the dog. The command must be given under 3 seconds from the lock-up.

Once the dog OUTs, he will switch to guarding (barking or silent). The Helper will be standing still.

You will have to wait for the Judge’s signal to approach the dog. You will walk at a normal pace and stand next to the dog in the Basic Position. You will tell the dog to Sit. The dog should sit but not move toward the Handler. The dog must stop barking.

You will heel away from the Helper and return with the dog sitting in the Basic Position between the Helper and you. There is no designated path you should take from leaving the Helper when you and the dog are facing him to the position when your dog is sitting in the Basic Position between you and the Helper. You still be judged for the proper heeling position.

Point Deductions:

  • If the strike is weak and the grip is not full.
  • If the dog is not trying to stop the Helper.
  • Vocalizing during the attack.
  • Extra command to Sit.
  • The dog bumps the Helper (dirty).