A fun contest to test your dog's training!
Located at Hawes' Ranch, just south of Redding on Dersch Rd, during the Love Your Pet Expo and Super Adoption Event on April 18th!!

Entry fee is $5, prize values are scaled according to Level difficulty, with values of $5-75. Signup at Shasta Dogs booth day of event. Main trials will be held at 11:45 and 2:45. Prize will be awarded according to highest level achieved. One prize per handler, per day. Handler is allowed two (2) attempts per level to pass the trial. Prize will be awarded according to highest level achieved.

RULES FOR “COME” TRIAL

This event will test contestant's training of the "come" command!

Dog may be left in a “sit” or “down” position or held by an assistant behind starting line. If the dog is left in “stay”, it may not change positions until owner calls.

Owner will stand within the Marked Area (MA) and may call and gesture to dog. Stepping out of MA ends trial.

No food or toys on trial field.

Dog must wear a flat collar or body harness only.

Owner must touch dog's collar or tab (less than 1' in length) before 10 second time limit at all levels.

LEVEL 1: Distance of 15 feet.

LEVEL 2: Distance of 30 feet.

LEVEL 3: Distance of 30 feet, 1 plate of food and 1 tennis ball in path. Eating or carrying food/toys ends trial.

LEVEL 4: Distance of 40 feet, 3 plates of food (various), 2 tennis balls, and 1 other toy. Eating or carrying food/toys ends trial.

LEVEL 5: Distance of 60 feet, 3 plates of food (various), 2 tennis balls, and 1 other toy, AND moving lure crosses between dog and owner after dog is released. Eating or carrying food/toys/lure ends trial. Following lure into "freeway zone" ends trial.

*Exact distances & distractions may be adjusted on day of trial based on site conditions.


RULES FOR “STAY” TRIAL

This event will test contestant's training of the "stay" command.

Dog may be left in "sit" or “down” within a Marked Area (MA). Dog will be tethered to a ground stake attached to a secure flat collar or body harness by a leash no more than 6' long. No other extra collars or equipment on dog.

Dog may change position from sit, down, stand. No part of the dog except tail may cross the MA.

Owner will stand and move as directed by judge.

Owner may speak to the dog throughout the trial, except at Level 5. Food and toys not allowed on trial field.

Trial concludes when owner re-enters MA with dog.

LEVEL 1: Owner will leave dog in MA and go to a point 10 feet from the MA. They may return immediately to their dog.

LEVEL 2: Owner will leave dog in MA and go to a point 15 feet from the MA. They must stay at the point for five seconds before returning to their dog.

LEVEL 3: Owner will leave dog in MA and go to a point 15 feet from the MA. They must stay at the point for five seconds before returning to their dog. Meanwhile, helper(s) will toss up to 3 food items outside of MA, within 24” of MA boundary, to the front of the dog.

LEVEL 4: Owner will leave dog in MA and go to a point 30 feet from the MA. They must stay at the point for ten seconds before returning to their dog. Meanwhile, helper will toss up to 3 food items outside of MA, within 24” of MA boundary, to the front of the dog; a second helper will toss a tennis ball no closer than 10' from the MA.

LEVEL 5: Owner will leave dog in MA and go to a point out of sight of their dog. They must stay at the point for 1 minute before returning to their dog. Meanwhile, helper will toss up to 3 food items outside of MA, within 24” of MA boundary, to the front of the dog; a second helper will toss a tennis ball no closer than 10' from the MA.

*Exact distances & distractions may be adjusted on day of trial based on site conditions.