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ICCF Beginner Novice Obedience  - Video Demonstration

Heel on Leash -- show whether the dog has learned to watch its handler and adjust its pace to stay with the handler. Figure Eight. -- same as Heel on Leash but done in a Figure Eight pattern.

Sit for Exam -- is of great benefit when the dog needs hands-on care by a veterinarian.

Sit Stay -- allows the handler to have control of the dog when visitors come to the home.

Recall -- provides the handler with the ability to call the dog and get an immediate response at all times.

ICCF Novice Obedience -Video Demonstration (video does not demonstrate long sit/down)

Heel on Leash and Figure Eight -- show whether the dog has learned to watch its handler and adjust its pace to stay with the handler.

Heel Free -- done off leash. Stand for Examination -- is of great benefit when the dog needs hands-on care by a veterinarian.

Recall -- provides the handler with the ability to call the dog and get an immediate response at all times.

Long Sit (1 minute) -- allows the handler to have control of the dog when visitors come to the home.

Long Down (3 minutes) -- dog must remain in a down position.

ICCF Advanced Obedience (Akc -Open)- Video Demonstration (video does not demonstrate long sit/down)

Heel Free and Figure Eight -- Same as Novice, but off leash.

Drop on Recall -- can be a lifesaving command for a dog, since it gives the handler control in potentially dangerous situations.

Retrieve on Flat

Retrieve Over High Jump

Broad Jump

Long Sit (3 minutes) -- similar to the long sit in Novice, but the position must be held for a longer period of time with the handler out of the dog's sight.

Long Down (5 minutes) -- dog must remain in a down position.

ICCF Barn Test Rules - as outlined by the Barn Hunt Association *PDF

Instinct - Video Demonstration 

  • Prerequisite: None. An Instinct pass is not required to enter Novice. .
  • Course time allowed: One minute.
  • Number/Type of Tubes on the course: One empty tube, one litter tube, one rat tube.
  • Required elements within course time allowed:

Correctly indicate the tube with the rat. The three tubes will be placed secured and uncovered in plain sight on the course. While the course is set up in such a way that tunneling and climbing are difficult to avoid, the purpose of  is correct identification of the live rat tube. A dog who avoids the tunnel/climb yet finds the rat will be marked as a passing effort. Time starts when the dog leaves the start box. Time ends when the handler indicates a rat tube.

Novice -Video Demonstration

  • Eligibility Criteria: Any dog may enter Novice if that dog has not yet attained the Novice title (. Dogs entering Novice A may, but are not required to, have an Instinct title.
  • Course time allowed: Two minutes.
  • Number/Type of Tubes on the course: One empty tube, one litter tube, one rat tube. At least one tube of any type must be elevated. All tubes may be elevated
  • Tunnel Requirements: The tunnel is straight and consists of two bales placed sideways across boards for safe step-downs. At least one Official Tunnel is at ground level. There can be more than one Official Tunnel.

Required elements within course time allowed: Execute a climb. Execute an Official Tunnel. Correctly indicate one live Rat tube.Time starts when the dog and/or handler exits the start box. Time stops when the dog/handler indicates the rat and has executed both a tunneling and climbing effort. The required elements can be achieved in any order.   If the dog/handler indicate the incorrect tube or run out of time before finding the live tube, the dog is NQd but will be immediately escorted to the nearest live tube, shown the tube, and briefly praised.

Open- Video Demonstration

  • Eligibility Criteria: Any dog may enter Open any time after attaining the Novice title and prior to completion of the Open title.
  •  Course time allowed: Two minutes 30 seconds
  • Number/Type of Tubes on the course: One empty tube, two litter tubes, two rat tubes. At least one live rat tube must be elevated. All tubes may be elevated  
  • Tunnel Requirements: The tunnel must have one 90 degree turn and the exit cannot be readily visible from the entrance; the tunnel must look dark. The tunnel cannot have more than two entry/exit openings. At least one Official Tunnel must be at ground level. There can be more than one Official Tunnel.

Required elements within course time allowed: Execute a climb. Execute an Official Tunnel. Correctly indicate two live Rat tubes. Time starts when the dog and/or handler exits the start box. Time stops when the dog/handler has indicated both live rat tubes and has executed both the tunneling and climbing effort. The required elements can be achieved in any order. If the dog/handler indicate an incorrect tube or run out of time before finding all of the live tubes, the dog is NQ but will be immediately escorted to the closest live tube, shown the tube, and briefly praised before exiting the course. Dogs are only to be shown one live tube and are not allowed to find all remaining live tubes.

 

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