Encounter With a Bike Rider
With the dog on lead, the handler walks along a street and is next overtaken from behind
by a bike rider who rings a bell while passing. At some distance away, the bike rider turns around and comes towards the dog and handler. Beside the team, the bike rider rings the bell again. The traffic pattern should be set up in such a way that the dog is between the handler and the passing bike rider. The dog should be indifferent to the bike and rider.
Encounter With Automobiles
With the dog heeling on lead, the handler and dog walk past several cars. One of the cars starts up and as they pass one of the other cars, a door is slammed. As the handler and dog walk on further, a car stops next to them. The driver rolls down the car window and asks the handler for information. At the same time the handler commands the dog to sit or lie down. The dog must appear calm and unaffected by the cars and all traffic noises.
Encounters With Joggers or Inline Skaters
With the dog on lead, the handler and dog walk along a quiet road. A minimum of two joggers overtakes them, without decreasing speed. Once one jogger passes, another jogger comes towards the handler and dog and runs past them without slowing down. The dog does not have to stay in heel position but may not bother either the jogger overtaking
them from behind or the one coming towards them. During the encounters with the joggers, the handler is permitted to put the dog in a sit or down position. Instead of the joggers, one or two inline skaters can overtake the handler and dog from behind and again coming towards them.
Encounter With Other Dog
When being overtake by or meeting another dog with its handler, the dog has to behave in a neutral manner. The handler may repeat the command “Heel” (“FuB”) or put the dog in the sit or down position during the encounters.
Behavior of the Dog when Tied Out Briefly and Left Alone; Behavior With Regard to Animals
At the direction of the judge and with the dog on lead, the handler walks along the sidewalk of a moderately busy street. After a short distance and at the judge’s instruction, the handler stops and attaches the lead to a fence, tie-out or similar. The handler goes out of sight into a business or entrance to a house. The dog may stand, sit or lie down.
During the absence of the handler a passerby (someone assigned to do this) walks by with a dog on lead to the side of the dog being tested, at a distance of about 5 paces.
The dog that has been left alone must remain quiet during the absence of the handler. It must allow the dog being walked by to pass without acting aggressively (without pulling strongly on the lead or persistent barking). At the judge’s direction, the dog is