Stable Dog is a test of your Dalmatian’s obedience and abilities on the ground in a stable environment. It is designed for anyone interested in the trials. We hope especially that it gives people who can’t compete, for whatever reason, a fun way to demonstrate their Dalmatian’s capabilities. Dogs will be given a set amount of time to complete as many exercises as possible to earn as many points as possible. You can choose any of the exercises, but no exercise may be performed more than three times. All Stable Dog participants will receive a BCDS token of their achievement. We hope to run the Stable Dog test at each Carriage Dog trials and at other events around the country. Look out for the Stable Dog gazebo and backdrop.
|MANNERS Enter stable handler first dog on lead
|STABLE MANAGER'S LUNCH left on plate - if eaten during test
|SIT in stable on lead one command and count of five
|DOWN in stable off lead one command count 10
|SIT at the bucket; DOWN at the blanket; STAND at the brush
|STAND off lead handler out of stable count 10
|DISTRACTION SIT on lead while rat runs infont of stable
|DISTRACTION STAY handler out of stable dog loose, rat runs!
|RETRIEVE handler throws own item into stable
|SCENT find owners property amongst stable objects
|WARNING BARK dog to bark on command
|INITIATIVE EXERCISE free choice- impress the judges
|UP TO 50
|FINISH EXERCISE leave stable together send dog back to blanket