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.

CompulsoryMANNERS Enter stable handler first dog on lead50
Time startsSTABLE MANAGER'S LUNCH left on plate - if eaten during testMINUS 50!
SIT in stable on lead one command and count of five10
DOWN in stable off lead one command count 1020
SIT at the bucket; DOWN at the blanket; STAND at the brush50
STAND off lead handler out of stable count 1040
DISTRACTION SIT on lead while rat runs infont of stable50
DISTRACTION STAY handler out of stable dog loose, rat runs!100
RETRIEVE handler throws own item into stable50
SCENT find owners property amongst stable objects100
WARNING BARK dog to bark on command50
INITIATIVE EXERCISE free choice- impress the judgesUP TO 50
FINISH EXERCISE leave stable together send dog back to blanket100
Rebecca Croft impresses everyone by winning the Stable Dog test with her dog Fenn.
Fenn stands by the bucket in Stable Dog.