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SCHUTZHUND II (2) - Rules and Regulations by DVG America  All Breed Schutzhund Org. - Revised in 1996
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Protection Schutzhund II
  • Reporting
    • The Handler reports to the judge with the dog on lead in the basic position. After reporting, the lead is removed and the dog heels off lead to the starting position; there, the Handler halts with the dog in the basic position.
  • Search for the Helper (5 points)
    • Commands: "Go On"/"Search" (Voran/Review), "Here" (Hier), in conjunction with the dog's call name is allowed.
    • At the judge's command, the Handler starts his dog on the search.
    • The Handler must show 6 side searches with his dog (alternating 3 to the left, 3 to the right or vice versa).
  • Hold and Bark (10 points)
    • Commands: "Heel" (Fuß), "Down" (Platz)
    • Execution: "C", Hold and Bark.
      • As soon as the dog reaches the Helper, he must bark without biting. The Handler remains on the center line of the field. Without help from the Handler, the dog must attentively, tightly, intently and self-confidently hold [the helper] until the call out, continuously and energetically barking. No commands are allowed during the Hold and Bark. Special value is placed on the self-confident and intense behavior of the dog
      • Intense, tight circling is partly permissible.
      • Note to the Hold and Bark: If the dog leaves the Helper before the Handler is instructed by the judge to leave the center of the field, the dog, at the judge's command, can be sent again [to the blind]. If the dog now remains at the Helper, protection can be continued, and the "Hold" exercise is scored as insufficient. If the dog will not go to the blind or again leaves the helper, protection must be terminated.
      • If the dog goes toward the Handler when the Handler approaches the blind, a partial score results. If the dog leaves the helper before the judge's command to pick up (or call out) the dog, likewise this earns a partial score.
    • At the judge's command, the Handler leaves the center of the field and approaches to within 3 to 4 paces from the dog. The judge determines the Handler's position for the call out. At another command from the judge, the dog is recalled with the command, "Heel" (Fuß). He must immediately come and sit quickly next to his Handler. The Handler calls the Helper out, downs his dog in place after ordering, "Hands Up". (The recall position can be the same as the down position for the Escape.) The location of the Helper and the Handler before the escape is determined by the judge.
    • If the dog does not come to the Handler after 3 commands, the dog is picked up off lead. (The Hold exercise is scored as insufficient.)
  • Escape (10 points)
    • Commands: "Out" (Aus)
    • The Handler is located in the blind. The dog must watch the Helper attentively and at the same time, lie quietly. At the judge's command, the Helper attempts an escape. By a fast, hard and energetic bite, the dog must effectively prevent the escape. At the judge's command, the Helper stands still. The dog must immediately "out" on its own or at the single command "Out" (Aus) and intently guard the Helper.
    • If the dog has not prevented the escape within 20 meters by biting and holding on, protection is terminated.
  • Defense [Reattack] (20 points)
    • Commands: "Out" (Aus)
    • After a distinct period of time, the Helper is instructed by the judge to attack the dog. Without influence from the Handler, the dog must immediately, confidently and forcefully defend against the attack by biting hard and full.
    • When the dog bites, the Helper gives him 2 hits with the padded stick on the hindquarters, sides or withers. At the judge's command, the Helper ceases resisting and stands still. The dog must let go on its own or at the single command, "Out" (Aus) and intently guard the Helper.
    • At the judge's command, the Handler walks directly to the dog and puts him in the basic sit position.
  • Back Transport (5 points)
    • Commands: "Heel" (Fuß)
    • The Handler has the Helper walk ahead and follows at a distance of a maximum of 5 paces.
  • Defense of a Surprise Attack (20 points)
    • Commands: "Out" (Aus)
    • At the judge's command, after about a 50 pace Back Transport, an attack on the Handler and dog occurs while in motion but without verbal threats. The dog must immediately confidently and forcefully defend against the attack by biting hard and full. At the judge's command, the Helper stops resisting and stands still. The dog must independently or at the single command immediately let go and guard the Helper intently. At the judge's command, the Handler walks directly to his dog at a normal pace. With the command, "Sit" (Sitz), he puts the dog into the basic position. If the dog is already sitting, his behavior can be reinforced with the command, "Sit" (Sitz). If the dog downs after the out, the down can likewise be reinforced with the "Down" (Platz) command.
    • The Handler puts the dog into the basic position and at the judge's command, goes to the designated blind with the dog heeling off lead.
  • Defending Against an Attack on the Dog and Handler and the Subsequent Hold and Guard (30 points)
    • Commands: "Heel" (Fuß), "Go On" (Voran), "Out" (Aus)
    • The Handler comes out of the blind with the dog heeling off lead and proceeds to the start position designated by the judge (center of the field). He puts his dog in the basic sit position free at heel or holds it firmly by the collar. The Handler may not stimulate the dog and the dog must sit quietly next to the Handler. The dog must hold this position until he is released with the command "Go On" (Voran) to defend against the attack.
    • Up to 3 points will be deducted for restless behavior.
    • The Helper leaves the blind assigned to him by the judge that is about 70 to 80 paces distance from the Handler and crosses the field at a normal pace. The Handler orders the Helper to halt by calling, "Stop, stand still!" The Helper ignores this command and attacks the Handler and dog head on. The judge immediately after the attack gives the Handler the command to defend against the attack. At that time, the Handler immediately sends his dog with the command "Go On" (Voran), and remains where he is standing.
    • The dog must intensely defend against the attack, forcefully biting with a hard, full, confident, calm bite. After the dog bites, the Helper drives the dog a short distance, without stick hits, and at the judge's command stops resisting. After the Helper stops resisting, the dog must let go on its own or at the single command "Out" (Aus) and guard the Helper intently.
    • At the judge's command, the Handler walks directly to his dog at a normal pace. With the "Sit" (Sitz) command, the Handler puts his dog in the basic position. If the dog is already sitting, the behavior of the dog can be reinforced with the "Sit" (Sitz) command. If the dog takes the down position after outing, the down can likewise be reinforced with the command "Down" (Platz). The Handler has the Helper take 3 steps back, tells him to raise his arms and then downs the dog. The Handler disarms the Helper. After searching the Helper, the Handler returns to the dog and puts him in a sit. Before beginning the side transport, the Handler halts beside the Helper with the dog in the basic sit position between them. The side transport follows with the dog heeling off lead. After reporting to the judge, the Handler puts the dog on lead.
    • The Helper leaves the field. The score is announced by the judge. Downing the dog during the critique is allowed.

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