The BPSCA Service Dog of the Year Trial presents many aspects of operational service dog work in a competitive way. All the dogs competing are highly trained and fully fit to compete. A vet is on site at all times during the trial to ensure the welfare of the dogs.

source link This year sees an important landmark, in that it is the 25th Annual Trial and the competition has seen some fine dogs and handlers compete over the years. Notable amongst them is Pc Mick Tustain and Pd Ike, who were crowned Champions on several occasions. فوركس بنك Currently Pc Simon Hill and Pd Jura from the MOD Police, have been champions in 2013 and 2014 and so are attempting a hat-trick this year.

The Trial

اخبار الاسهم السعودية The trial is divided into obedience tests during which the handler must demonstrate his control of the dog off lead, with the dog close by and also at distance. The test is made more difficult due to the proximity of the crowd, but the dogs are seldom distracted by such minor details. Having completed the obedience the dog moves into the agility arena, where handler and dog face a series of tests designed to demonstrate agility and control. The third element takes place away from the trial arena and involves the dog being directed to carry out a search of a large area for discarded property or evidence. The dog is expected to work at a distance and locate a number of small items before alerting the handler, or recovering the items to the handler. Following these tests both handler and dog take a well- earned rest before commencing the man-work element, which always proves popular with spectators. The man-work comprises a pursuit and apprehension of a criminal fleeing, whilst armed. The criminal will open fire upon the dog during the pursuit and the dog is expected to press home the attack, detaining him until the arrival of the handler.

go here The second element is the recall from a running criminal or cease attack and stand off against a criminal who surrenders. Aggression is extremely dangerous without a high level of control and this test is designed to show the controlled aggression of the dog and the control of the handler at a considerable distance from his dog.

source site The third element is the test of courage. It is one thing for a dog to chase and apprehend a criminal who is trying to escape, it is another for the dog to protect the handler in the face of a determined, head-on attack by an armed criminal and this test demonstrates the dog’s bravery under pressure.

بى فوريكس It should be noted that in all these tests the “criminals” are extremely highly qualified and skilled handlers and trainers drawn from the UKs uniformed services and BPSCA membership. Anything else would be extremely dangerous for both “criminal” and our dogs. Safety is of paramount importance.

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