All dog teams must fulfill the following requirements to test for mission ready status.
All requirements of Support Personnel
Go over a five foot (5') A-frame with a maximum sixty degree (60°) angle.
Load without assistance into a passenger vehicle with other handlers and dogs, no aggression should be shown.
Dogwalk (1' width, 5' height) with flat rung ladder at one end and ramp at the other.
Handler must lift dog to a four foot (4') high, twelve inch (12") wide ledge (can be done by 2 people).
Jump over twenty-two inch (22") diameter barrel or log.
Heel showing the ability to go straight, turn right, left, and about. (can be on lead)
The dog should sit at stops. No verbal directions allowed except the command "heel."
Do the above while walking through a crowd. The dog should not show aggression or fear.
Do a fifteen (15) minute down-stay with supervision. The dog should not move more than five feet (5') in any direction.
Team will approach another team and handlers must shake hands or other similar greeting.
The handler is to give control of the dog, on leash, to an individual not well known to the dog; and this individual is to be able to load the dog into the dog's usual vehicle.
This page was last updated on: August 23, 2017
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