K.N.P.V.

K.N.P.V. Stands for: "Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging:, in English: Royal Dutch Police Dog Association.

KNPV I, is the same as PH I (Police Dog I)

K.N.P.V. was founded in 1907 and has about 10,000 members in the Netherlands. The Board of the K.N.P.V. is seated in Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht. The Netherlands (Holland) is divided in eleven provinces, K.N.P.V. is also divided in the same eleven provinces. Each province has its own board and the boards of all the provinces represent all the members of the K.N.P.V. in the meetings of the Head Board of K.N.P.V.

As of April 1994 there were 509 K.N.P.V. Clubs in Holland, 140 Certified decoys and 64 Certified Judges.

In 1993, 695 Dogs got their P.H. I Title, 82 dogs their P.H. II Title, 117 dogs their Objectbewakingshond Tittle, 21 dogs their Reddingshond Title, and 4 Dogs their Speurhond Title.

Every year in the months of May, July and October K.N.P.V. organizes a Certification Test. The Board of the K.N.P.V and the board of each province organizes these certifications. If there are enough dogs each province can have their own Certification in each of these months. It is normal that you do your Certification in your own Province. The decoys and the Judges are chosen by the Board of the K.N.P.V. They never come to work in the Province they live in for a Certification.

Every year in the month of June, the 10 highest titled dogs in Objectbewakingshond, from the last 3 months of which the Certification Tests were held will be invited to the "Objectbewakingshond", National Trial.

Every year in the first weekend of September, the 10 highest titled dogs in P.H. I, from the previous May & July Certification Tests are invited to the P.H. I, National Trial.

Every year on the first weekend in the month of September the P.H. II National Trial is held. Each province selects their representative to go to this Trial. The National Champion P.H. II from the year before is also invited, so a maximum of 12 dogs compete for the P.H. II Championship. These Trials are always held in Den Bosch.

For the programs "Speurhond" and "Reddingshond" the highest Certificate of the year automatically becomes National Champion.

KNPV", seen as a suffix on the names of many Dutch dogs, is an abbreviation for "Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging" or Royal Dutch Police Dog Association. This organization conducts police dog trials and offers certificates that are among the most coveted and respected in the world. This test demands a dog of great character, physical strength, agility and stamina. They are very heavy in protection work, involving distant attacks on a remote adversary who strikes the dog with a stick before he actually bites and very realistic gun tests. The dog is required to take a man down off a bicycle, the desired procedure being for the dog to take a leg or to leap high and grab the man's upper arm, so as to avoid entanglement in the wheels. There is a search for dropped objects (typically 2 or 3 coins )rather than the tracking common in this country. Over all, the KNPV trial demands very hard, tough dogs.

The KNPV was founded in 1907 and today ( 1996 ) has about 10,000 members in the Netherlands. The KNPV Board of Directors is seated in Amersfoort in the province of Utrecht. The Netherlands is divided in eleven provinces. KNPV is also divided into these same provinces. Each province has its own board, and the boards of all the provinces represent all the members of the KNPV in the meetings of the head board of KNPV.

As of April 1994 there were 509 KNPV clubs in the Netherlands, 140 certified decoys and 64 certified judges. Becoming a KNPV judge is a very difficult process, with a long series of challenging written and practical examinations. Each trial requires the services of three judges and two decoys.

In 1993 695 dogs achieved the Police Dog One ( PH-1) certificate, 82 dogs attained PH-II certificate, 117 dogs made Objectbewakingshoud (Object protection, 21 dogs received a Reddingshound title and four dogs their Speurhond ( tracking ) title. A dog may repeat an examination, but must first turn in his current certificate. If he fails, he again becomes an uncertified dog. Repeat certification attempts are unusual, but sometimes a handler feels that his dog is better than the first score and is willing to take the risk.

The Police Dog One examination has a water exercise where the dog must swim across a canal on command and return on command. There is also a large object retrieve. Obedience is much less precise but more demanding than other sports. The dog must heel on and off leash and beside a bicycle. There is a food refusal, an exercise where a dog must remain quiet during gunfire, and a one meter ( 39 inch ) hedge jump, a 2.25 meter ditch jump and a 1.75 meter wooden wall.

The protection exercises include a guard of object, object search in the woods, a person search in the woods, transport of prisoners. There is a long attack in which the dog is struck with a long stick before the bite, a call back from a long attack, an attack against the gun and a long attack to stop a person fleeing on a bicycle.

Every year in the months of May, July and October, the KNPV puts on certification tests. The Head Board of the KNPV and the board of each province organize these certifications. If there are enough dogs each province can have their own certification in each of these months. It is normal that you do your certification in your own province. The decoys and the judges are chosen by the Head Board of the KNPV and they never come to work in the province they live in for a test.

Every year in the month of June the 10 highest scoring dogs form the last three certification tests go to the National Trial for the "Object Guarding" or Objectbewakingshoud. This trial is normally held in the city of Oostebeek in the eastern part of the country.

Every year on the first Saturday of the month of September, the 10 highest scoring PH-1 dogs are invited to the Nathioal PH-1 trial. The 10 dogs must have done their certification test in the months of May or July previous to the National Trial.

This means that a dog can only once in his life compete for the most coveted police dog one national championship. For this reason, many of the best dogs are held back a year or even two to have a shot at every KNPV trainers dream, the national championship. From this we can see that the KNPV is much less of a sport than say, Schutzhund, where a dog can compete many times. This also means that a titled dog has value only as a police dog, commercial guard dog or personal protection dog and as a breeding resource, there is no "used dog market" for trained and titled animals to be taken back into KNPV competition. ( Some dogs are converted for Schutzhund, but given the age of the dogs and the differences in training and trial procedures they very seldom become championship level competitors in a new sport.)

Every year on the first Friday in the Month of September, the 12 best PH-II dogs compete in the PH-II Championship. The highest scoring dog from each of the 11 provinces, plus the National Champion from the previous year are invited. These trials are always in the city of Den Bosch.

KNPV is most popular, and the competition the most intense, in the southern provinces of the Netherlands, such as Limburg and Brabant.

KNPV Most Used Dog Training Commands

HeelVolg or Volgen SitZit or Halt
DownAf or Afliggen or Liggen StayBlijf or Blijven
Come in Heel PositionPlaats Jump 1 Meter HedgeHoog or Spring
Jump 1.75 Meter WallHoog or Spring Jump 2.25 Meter Wide DitchBreed or Spring
Jump back to handlerKom Terug or Kom Hier Search for Small ArticlesZoek or Zoeken
Search for Box Hidden in ForestRevieren or RRRRRRRR Search for Decoy Hidden in the ForestRevieren or RRRRRRRR
To Be SilentStil or Zwijg To Bark (speak)Luid
To Send Dog for AttackStellen Out (Let go)Los or Laat Los
WatchLet op To Put Dog Down on Article/ObjectAf, Blijf or Erop
RecallKom Terug or Kom Hier Stop PoliceHalt Politie
Go from Left to Right while HeelingRechts Go from Right to Left while HeelingLinks
Stop after HeelingHalt or Zit Free to GoVrij
Don't do that or Bad DogNee or Foei Send AwayVooruit

KNPV I Score Sheet & Certificate

Translated (English to Dutch)

Abreviations for Dog Breeds
MH: Mechelse Herder (Malinois), HH: Hollandse Herder (Dutch Shepherd)
BV: Bouvier (Bouvier), DH Duitse Herder (German Shepherd), DOB Doberman, GRD (Belgian Sheepdog) Groendale
Sex: reu - Male, teef - female
E.O.: Additional Exercise, CA: Certificate A, a certificate that is only valid for 2 years, C: Certificate, CL: Certificate met lof (With Honors)

The NHSB no longer lists KNPV titles on pedigrees, so you may want to copy this for future use regarding your breed. The KNPV lists the call name of the dog which may not be part of the registered name You can locate the dogs complete name through your breed club or the Dutch Kennel Club (NHSB) using the NHSB number listed.

In PH I, a perfect score is 440.

The Top 10 highest scores in the May and July trials will go to the PH I KNPV Nationals.

A perfect score for PH II is 475

PH II dogs For the KNPV Nationals are done a little differently. There are selection trials from each region. The region chooses who goes and it does not have to be the highest scoring dog.

A perfect score in Objectbewkingshond is 356.

The Top 10 highest Objectbewkingshond Scoring Dogs from October of the previous year and May of that National year will go to the Objectbewkingshond Nationals Held in June each year.

Speurhond = Tracking Title


Royal Dutch Police Dog AssociationKoninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging Founded 1907Opgericht 1907
Patron His Majesty Mr. Peiter van VollenhovenBeschermheer Mr. Pieter van Vollenhoven Score Sheet Police Dog IKeuringsstaat Politiehond I
OwnerEigenaar HandlerGeleider
Number KNPV Membership CardNr. Contributiekaart StreetAdres
Zip Code and CityTe City where the Certification Test was heldKeuring te
Date of the Certificationd.d. NHSB (Dutch AKC) registration number if anyN.H.S.B. nr.
Name of the DogNaam van de hond Male/FemaleReu/Teef
BreedRas Date of BirthGeboortedatum
Height in centimetersSchouderhoogte ColorKleur
Hair, short, long or curlyBeharing Specifics, ex:: floppy ear, broken K-9Bijzonderheden

KNPV I Score Sheet

Part I Afdeling IPoints
a. Heeling on Leash a. Aangelijnd Volgen5
b. Heeling without a leash, right/left b. Onaangelijnd Volgen5
c. heeling next to a bicycle c. Volgen naast the fiets5
d. Down Stay d. Blijven Liggen5
e. Refusal of presented and thrown food e.Weigeren van aangeboden en toegeworpen voedsel5
f. Refusal or found food f. Weigeren van gevonden voedsel5
g. To be silent g. Stil zijn5
h. Free jump over a hedge h. Vrije sprong over een haag5
i. Jump over a wall i. Klimsprong over een schutting5
j. Jump over a ditch j. Breedtesprong over een sloot of kuil5
k. Searching and retrieving small articles k. Opzoeken en apporteren van kleine voorwerpen15
1. Manner of searching 1. Wijze van zoeken6
2. Way of retrieving small articles 2. Wijze van apporteren van kleine voorwerpen9
Total Points Part I Totaal Afd. 165
    
Part II Afdeling IIPoints
a. Swimming across a canal a. Overzwemmen 
1. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of swimming 2. Wijze van overzwemmen5
b. Retrieving a large object out of the water b. Groot voorwerp aan de oever brengen 
1. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of retrieving 2. Wijze van aan de oever brengen5
Total Points for Part II Totaal Afd. II20
    
Part III Afdeling III 
a. Guarding the article a. Voorwerp bewaken 
l. Way of guarding 1. Wijze van bewaken5
2. Sharpness during the guarding 2. Scherpte blij het bewaken5
b. searching for a large object hidden in the woods b. Revieren naar een groot voorwerp 
l. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of searching 2. Wijze van revieren5
3. Barking 3. Blaffen5
4. Guarding 4. Bewaken5
5. Non biting in the object 5. Niet bijten in het voorwerp5
c. Searching for a person hidden in the woods c. Revieren naar en persoon 
l. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of searching 2. Wijze van revieren5
3. Barking 3. Blaffen5
4. Guarding 4. Bewaken5
5. Non biting in the person 5. Niet bijten5
d. Transport of a prisoner d. Transport van een arrestant 
l. Way of transportation 1. Wijze van transporteren5
2. Non biting during the transport 2. Niet bijten tijdens het transport5
3. Retrieving of a dropped metal article 3. Apporteren van een gevallen metalen voorwerp5
e. To stop a person, who defends himself with a stick e. Tot staan brengen van een zich met een stok verwerende man 
l. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of pursuit 2. Wijze van achtervolgen5
3. Way of stopping 3. Wijze van tot staan5
4. Firmness regarding the stick 4. Stokvastheid5
5. Out 5. Loslaten5
6. Non biting 6. Niet bijten5
7. Guarding 7. Bewaken5
f. Refusing to obey commands given by a stranger f. Weigeren commando's van vreemden op te volgen 
1. Refusing commands 1. Weigeren van commando's5
2. Out 2. Loslaten5
3. Non biting 3. Niet bijten5
4. Guarding 4. Bewaken5
g. transport followed by stopping the fleeing person g. Transport gevold door het tot staan brengen van de vluchtende man 
1. Way of transportation 1. Wijze van transporteren5
2. Non biting during the transport 2. Niet bijten tjdens het transport5
3. Way of stopping 3. Wijze van tot staan bregen5
4. Out 4. Loslaten5
5. Non biting 5. Niet bijten5
6. Guarding 6. Bewaken5
h. To stop a person who flees on a bicycle h. Tot staan brengen van een op een fiets vluchtende man 
l. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of pursuit 2. Wijze achtervolgen5
3. Way of stopping 3. Wijze van tot staan brengen5
4. Out 4. Loslaten5
5. Non biting 5. Niet bijten5
6. Guarding 6. Bewaken5
I. xxxxx I. Het tot staan bregen van een vluchtende verdachte 
1. xxxxx 1. De wijze van het tot staan brengen5
2. xxxxx 2. Het loslaten5
3. xxxxx 3. Het niet bijten5
4. xxxxx 4. Het bewaken5
J. To stop a person who shoots with a gun J. Tot staan brengen van een man die met een vuurwapen schiet 
1. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of pursuit 2. Wijze van achtevolgen5
3. Way of stopping 3. Wijze van tot staan brengen5
4. Firmness regarding the shooting 4. Schotvastheid5
5. Out 5. Loslaten5
6. Non biting 6. Niet bijten5
7. Guarding 7. Bewaken5
K.Testing the dog regarding the thrown objects at the dog K. Onderzoek naar werpvastheid van de hond 
l. Firmness regarding the throwing of the objects 1. Werpvastheid5
2. Out 2. Loslaten5
3. Non biting 3. Niet bijten5
4. Guarding 4. Bewaken5
L. Transport followed by defending the handler L. Transport gevolgd door het verdedigen van de geleider 
1. Way of transportation 1. Wijze van transporteren5
2. Non biting during the transport 2. Niet bijten tijdens het transport5
3. Way of defending 3. Wijze van verdedigen5
4. Out 4. Loslaten5
5. Non biting 5. Niet bijten5
6. Guarding 6. Bewaken5
M. Recall of the pursuing M. Terugroepen van de achtervolgende hond 
1. Waiting & obeying commands 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of pursuit 2. Wijze van achtervolgen5
3. Way of coming back 3. Wijze van terugkerenn5
NO LONGER OPTIONAL THIS IS NOW PART OF THE SCORE 
N. To stop a fleeing person who surrenders in time, followed by a transport (Hold & Bark) N. Aanhouding van de gevluchte doch tijdig stilstaande man, gevolgd door transport (schijnaanval) 
1. Waiting & obeying command 1. Afwachten en opvolgen commando5
2. Way of pursuit 2. Wijze van achtervolgen5
3. Non biting 3. Niet bijten5
4. Guarding 4. Bewaken5
5. Way of transportation 5. Wijze van transporteren5
Total Points Additional exercise Totaal extra oefening25
Total Points Part III Totaal Afd. III335
Sumary Recapitulate 
Part I Afdeling I65
Part II Afdeling II20
Part III Afdeling III335
General Outlook of Dog Algemeen appel10
General Outlook of Handler Wijze van voorbrengen10
  Totaal435
Penalty Points Af: Strafpunten a. 
  ...........................b. 
Total Totaal 
Grand Total ..........................Eindcijfer440

Total Explanation Police Dog 1

Royal Dutch Police Dog Association (PH1 KNPV)

   

  

Explanation of PH I trail & training exercises for those who are not familiar with this branche of Dutch Police Dog sports.

As I am regularly approached by people  who want to know whether their dog can become a Dutch Police Dog (KNPV) and by children who are after information for school projects and, I have tried to explain the PH I programme in an understandable manner.

 

 

 

What kind of dog can be entered into the Dutch police dog training programme? 

All varieties of shepherds/Alsatians, Doberman, Riesenschnauzer, Bouvier, Airedale Terrier, Boxer and all cross-breeds of the above mentioned breeds.

 

Who can train these future police dogs?     

In order to obtain a Police Dog Certificate you have to be a member of the "Royal Dutch Police Dog Association" (Koninklijke Nederlandse Politiehond Vereniging (KNPV)

 

What should a dog be able to do in order to be allowed onto the police dog training?

Basically nothing, we teach the dog everything he needs to be able to do during the training.  As a puppy it simply needs to be a pup (i.e. happy and carefree).  It will learn the basic exercises (heeling, fetch and carry) during its first year,  with the proper training normally starting when it is about one year old.  What it does need however, is a good dose of courage and independence and a handler who is willing to devote a lot of time to the training

 

 

1e. The morning programme of the PH I certificate testing 

(morning parade, general outlook of the dog).  
2e. The afternoon programme of the PH I certificate testing (the biting).

3. Score sheet PH I certificate.

 

 

What should a dog be able to do to obtain th PH I certificate?

 

 


Part 1 of the morning programme

 


Exercise A. Heeling on a leash (5 points).

Handler and leashed dog follow a diabolo diagram which is plotted by cones.  (This is the only exercise where the dog is on a leash during an exercise).

 

Exercise B. Heeling without a leash, right/left (5 points).

Handler and dog follow a diabolo diagram which is plotted by cones.  At the first diagonal side the dog is instructed from the left to the right side.  At the second diagonal side the dog is instructed back to the left side.

 

Exercise C. Heeling next to a bicycle (5 points).

Whilst cycling the handler and dog follow a diabolo diagram which is plotted by cones.

The dog is not allowed to walk in front / behind or too far away from its handler during any of the heeling exercises. 

 

Exercise D. Down Stay (5 points).

The handler instructs his dog to stay down at a spot appointed by the judge/ inspector/ ( keurmeester NL and at a signal given by the inspector leaves the dog to stay down for three minutes.

 


Exercise E. Refusal of presented and thrown food (5 points).

The handler instructs his dog to stay down at a spot appointed by the judge and at a signal given by the judge leaves the dog to stay down.  

Subsequently the decoy arrives with the food and tests twice wether the dog will accept the food from him.  

He then walks backwards and throws the third piece of food towards the dog (not on top of the dog) from a distance of two to three meters. 

 

Exercise F. Refusal of found food (5 points).

Ample food is scattered over the area on which the heeling, staying down and jumping takes place.

 


Exercise G. To be silent (5 points).

The handler and his dog are positioned at a spot appointed by the inspector.  A short argument will be enacted by a few people followed by a gun shot.  The dog should stay silent, it should not bark nor yelp.

 

 

Exercise H. Free jump over an obstacle (5 points).  
The handler instructs his dog to jump over an obstacle which is 1 meter high.  The dog should go back and forth over the obstacle as instructed, without actually touching the obstacle.

 

Exercise I. Jump over a wall (5 points). 

Jump over a 1.75m high straight wall with a slope. 

 


Exercise J. Jump over a ditch (5 points).

Jump over a 2.25 wide ditch, back and forth as instructed by the handler.

 

Exercise K. Searching and retrieving  three small articles (3 x 5 points)

In a 14 sq meter field, covered in short grass, three small objects (house keys, ring, coin etc) are hidden.  The dog has seven minutes to retrieve these objects and bring them to its handler.  Three minutes for all 15 points, thereafter points are deducted.

 

 

Part 2 of the morning programme

 


Exercise A. Swimming across a canal (10 points)

The dog should swim across a canal (minimum width 15 meters) as instructed by its handler.  The dog should wait on the other side of the canal and should swim back to its handler when instructed to do so.

 

Exercise B. Retrieving a large object out of the water (10 points)

As instructed by its handler the dog should retrieve an object, which floats approximately seven meters from shore, from the water and bring it ashore to its handler.

 

Part 3.   

During a match or trail, inspection these exercises are carried out in the mornings.

 

Exercise A. Guarding the article (2 x 5 points)

The handler positions his dog at a spot appointed by the inspector near an object that the dog has to guard.  At a signal given by the judge the handler leaves the dog to stay down for three minutes.  Subsequently the Decoy passes the dog at a two meter distance.  After he has passed the dog by 10 meters he turns around, walks towards the dog and the object and tries to pick up the object.  The dog should not allow to let the object be picked up or taken away.  The way to achieve this is for the dog to bite as soon as the decoy has approached it within 2 meters.

 

 

 

Exercise B. Searching for an object (5 x 5 points)

The dog has to search for a trunk (measuring 45cm x 30cm x 15cm), which has been hidden by the judge shortly before the exercise, in an area measuring 150m x 75m.  When it has found the trunk, the dog should bark continuously until his handler joins him and follows him. The dog has seven minutes to retrieve the trunk, however, if it has not found the trunk within three minutes points are deducted.

 

 

Exercise C. Searching for a person (5 x 5 points)

The dog has to search for a person, who has been hidden by the judge shortly before the exercise, in an area measuring 150m x 75m.    When it has found the person, the dog should guard the person and bark continuously until his handler joins him and follows him.

After approximately 10 barks, the person will attempt (by shouting) to stop the dog from guarding him.  The dog should not fall silent, it may however bite in response to the shouting.  The dog should therefore continue to bark until his handler joins him and follows him.  The dog has seven minutes to find the person, however, if it has not found the person within three minutes points are deducted.

 

Exercise D. Transport of a prisoner (3 x 5 points)

The dog and its handler should transport the decoy on foot over a distance of 70 meters. 

After 20 meters the decoy drops a set of keys which the dog should pick up and give to its handler.  After a further 20 meters the decoy will enact walking under the inluence of alcohol for 20 meters.  He will then continue walking the last ten meters as normal.

 

 

 

 

 

Part 3.  

During a trail, match or inspection these exercises are carried out in the mornings.

 

Exercise E. Stopping a person who defends himself with a stick (7 x 5 points)  

During this exercise the dog should halt the assistant. The handler registers with the judge at the track.  When the decoy walks into view at the end of the track and raises his stick, the handler calls out �halt, police!� twice.  Thdecoy will at the same time increase his speed by starting to run.  Then the command follows for the dog to stop the decoy.

When the dog is approximately 25 meters away from the starting line the judge will fire a gun shot.  This shot is also a sign for the handler to follow his dog.  Following the gun shot the will fire a gun shot. 

This shot is also a sign for the handler to follow his dog.  

Following the gun shot the decoy will disappear from the view (either on the left or right side of the field) of both the dog and the handler.  

When the dog has approached the assistant at approximately 25 meters, thdecoy will turn around quickly and will try to stop the dog from attacking by reacting against the dog and by giving threatening commands and to hit it with the stick.

 

Exercise F. Refusing to obey commands given by a stranger (4 x 5 points)  

When the dog has let go, the decoy will give some further threatening command, the dog is allowed to bite but does not have to bite.

 

Exercise G. Transport followed by stopping the fleeing person (6 x 5 points)  

After this, the handler will transport the decoy with the dog over a distance of approximately 25 meters.  

The decoy will then turn around and run away from the handler and the dog.  

The dog should stop the decoy immediately.  

If the dog does this correctly the decoy will flee for another 5 to 7 meters, otherwise he will continue to run away.  

When the decoy stands still the handler will instruct the dog to let go, pick him up and lead him away (without a leash) for 25 meters. 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise J. To stop a person who shoots a gun (7 x 5 points)  

When the decoy comes into view he will fire a gun shot in the direction of the handler and the dog.  

The handler will shout �halt, police!� twice and will instruct his dog.  

When the dog is 25 meters away from the start line the decoy will disappear from the view (either on the left or right side of the field) of both the dog and the handler.  

When the dog has approached the decoy at approximately 25 meters, the decoy will fire another shot in the dog�s direction.  

If the dog stops the decoy correctly he will walk on for another 5 to 7 meters to see if the dog has grabbed him properly.  

After 5 to 7 meters the decoy will turn around.  

The handler, who has followed his dog and is now at a distance of 30 meters will instruct the dog to let go.

Exercise K. Testing the dog regarding the throwing of objects at the dog (4 x 5 points)  

At the judge signal the decoy will pick up an object to throw (a thin rubber hose, 15 to 25cm lengthwise, 3cm widthwise).  The dog should respond immediately by attacking the decoy. 

The decoy will then throw the object horizontally on top of the dog�s back.  

This is repeated twice after which the decoy stops the assault and holds still.  

The handler will instruct his dog to let go and will walk towards his dog who is now guarding the assistant.

 

Exercise L. Transport followed by defending the handler (6 x 5points)

As soon as the handler gets to the dog he will put the decoy on the transport.  

After 25 meters the decoy will attack the handler. 

The dog should respond to this immediately by attacking the decoy and defending its handler.  

After a short wrestle the decoy will cease the attack, the handler will stand 2 meters away from him and will instruct the dog to let go.  

He will then stand behind an judge so that the dog�s guarding methods can be observed once more.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise M. Recalling the dog during a chase (3 x 5 points)  

During this exercise the dog should start of as normal and bring the decoy to halt. 

The handler will remaining standing or will walk towards, 

but not past the first cone, which is positioned 10 meters away.  

When the dog has past the last cone (which 60 meters away) the handler should call the dog.  

The dog should cease the chase immediately and should return to its handler straight away.

 

 

Exercise H.  Stopping a suspect who flees on a bicycle (6 x 5 points)

The handler registers with the judge in the same way as during the exercise with the stick.

The decoy will walk into view of both the dog and its handler.  

The handler will shout �halt, police!� once, the decoy will get on his bicycle and will cycle away in view of the handler.  

The handler will shout �halt, police!� once more and will instruct his dog.  

When the dog is 25 meters away from the start line the decoy will disappear from view (either on the left or right side of the field) of both the dog and the handler.  

When the dog has approached the decoy at approximately 5 to 7 meters, the decoy willincrease his speed.  

If the dog stops the decoy correctly he will cycle for another 5 to 7 meters to see if the dog has grabbed him properly.  

After this the deco will  get off his bicycle.  

The handler, who has followed his dog and who is now approximately 30 meters away, will instruct his dog to let go.  

 

Exercise I.  Stopping the fleeing suspect (4 x 5 points)  

At the judge signal the decoy will flee away from the handler.  

A dog that bites properly will halt the fleeing suspect after 5 to 7 meters. 

The decoy will then stand still and the handler will instruct his dog to let go.  

He will then walk towards the dog, who is now guarding the decoy, and will walk the dog, without a leash, 25 meters away from the suspect.

 

 

 

 

 

 

Exercise N. Arresting a fleeing, but temporarily still standing suspect (feigned attack) (5 x5points)

The handler registers with the judge at the track.  

When the decoy walks into view at the end of the track and raises his stick, the handler calls out �halt, police!� twice.  

The decoy will immediately start running after which the dog is given the command to halt thedecoy.  When the dog is 25 meters away from the start line the decoy will disappear from view (either on the left or right side of the field) of both the dog and the handler.  

When the dog has approached the decoy at approximately 40 meters, the decoy will turn around quickly and will stop fleeing.  

The decoy will stand still, cross his arms and face the approaching dog.  

When the dog has approached it should not bite the decoy, or else the exercise will be terminated and the dog won�t receive any points.  

The dog should instead guard the decoy straight away.  

At the judge signal the handler will walk the dog until they are two meters behind the decoy.  

He will then signal the decoy to commence the transport.  

During transport the handler and the dog will remain at a distance of two meters behind thedecoy.  Having walked for 25 meters the judge will instruct the handler to halt the transport.  

The handler will distance himself from the decoy and will walk the dog, without a leash, for a further 25 meters.

 

Score sheet PH 1 Certificate

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