BAGSD Reading Branch
BRITISH ASSOCIATION for
GERMAN SHEPHERD DOGS
Reading and District Branch
BRANCH TEST ONLY
Only dogs over 6 months may enter.
Handler and Dog are only eligible for competition if they have attended six of the twelve-
week course. If handler and dog have attended on less than six occasions, they may take
the progress test and qualify to the next class, but will not receive an award.
THE PROGRESS TEST WILL CONSIST OF THESE EXCERCISES
Heel on Lead
Recall (from sit or down position) and Finish
Retrieve – Any article
Sit Stay – Off Lead
Down Stay – Off Lead
TO PASS YOU MUST NOT LOSE MORE THAN 8 POINTS
Tight leads must not be used, and
Handlers can encourage and talk to their dogs as much as they like – EXCEPT IN THE STAY
EXERCISES when no
extra commands are allowed
Food and toys MUST NOT be given to any dog during the test, or indeed taken into the
No harsh correction will be allowed.
Other BAGSD branches may have a different pass mark to Reading, this mark (above) has always been used in progress tests.
Revised Nov 2014
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