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Long Bite(Attack on the Dog out of Motion)

Long Bite (Attack on the Dog out of Motion)

Certain parts are identical for all 3 levels.

  • The Handler and the dog will heel to the designated area and turn to face the field.
  • The dog is told to sit.
  • The Handler cannot do anything to agitate the dog.
  • Upon the judge’s command, the Helper begins yelling.
  • The dog has to be focused on the Helper.
  • Can be held by the collar.
  • On the judge’s green light the Handler releases the dog with a command to go.
  • After the dog grips, the Helper will pressure the dog and threaten with a stick.
  • When the judge commands, the Helper stops, swings the dog’s back towards the Handler, and locks up.
  • Once the Helper comes to a stop, it is optional to give a command to OUT but most Handlers will give it to ensure the dog OUTs. 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.
  • During the whole exercise, the Handler also stands still.


  • In IGP1 – the team heels to the designated area on leash or off-leash. In IGP2 and 3 it is done off-leash. Before the attack, the dog must be unleashed.
  • In IGP1 and 2, the Helper is already standing on the filed when the Handler and the dog turn around. In IGP3, the Helper comes out of the blind and begins verbally threatening while running to the center of the field.
  • In IGP1, the team proceeds to Side Transport. IGP2 and 3 proceed to re-attack.
  • When the dog is released, in IGP1 the distance between the team and the Helper is 30 meters (33 yards). In IGP2 – 40 meters (44 yards). In IGP3 – 50 meters (55 yards).


  • If the dog is not quiet while waiting to be released
  • Not focused on the Helper.
  • Does not guard dominantly.
  • Is not. powerful or effective in stopping the attack.
  • Slow engagement.