AKC Advanced Signs

101. HALT — About Turn Right and Forward — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the team turns 180° to the right and immediately moves forward. (Stationary exercise)

102. HALT — About "U" Turn and Forward — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the team turns 180° to the left and immediately moves forward. (Stationary exercise)

103. Send Over Jump — Handler Passes By — While moving with the dog in heel position, the handler directs the dog to take the jump as the handler passes by the jump without any pause, hesitation or stopping. When the dog has completed the jump in the proper direction,

104. HALT — Turn Right One Step — Call to Heel — Halt — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting, the handler commands and/or signals the dog to stay. The handler then turns to the right, while taking one step in that direction, and halts. The dog is directed to heel position and must move and sit in the new location before moving forward to the next station. (Stationary exercise)

105. HALT — Stand Dog — Walk Around — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler stands the dog and commands and/or signals the dog to stay as the handler walks around the dog to the left, returning to heel position. The handler must pause in heel position before moving forward to the next station. In the Advanced class, the handler may touch the dog, move forward to stand the dog, and may pose the dog as in the show ring and the dog must move forward from the stand position. Handler may not touch the dog in the Excellent Class. (Stationary exercise)

106. HALT — 90° Pivot Right — HALT — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler pivots 90° to the right and halts. The dog moves with the handler and sits in heel position. (Stationary exercise)

107. HALT — 90° Pivot Left — HALT — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler pivots 90° to the left and halts. The dog moves with the handler and sits in heel position. (Stationary exercise)

108. Offset Figure 8 — This exercise requires two pylons or posts placed about 8-10 feet apart, around which the team will perform a complete Figure 8, crossing the center point three times without disturbing the distractions. Two distractions will be arranged to the sides of the figure 8 about 5-6 feet apart. Entry may be between the pylons or posts and the distraction on either side (see 3A and 3B). The distractions will consist of two securely covered containers with tempting dog treats; however, dog toys may replace one or both containers, or may be placed next to the containers. The exercise sign may be placed on or near the cone where entry is made into the Offset Figure 8. Pylons or posts may not be shared with other exercises.

109. HALT — Side-step Right — HALT — Handler halts in front of the station sign and the dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler moves one step directly to the right and halts. The dog moves with the handler and sits in heel position when the handler halts. The exercise shall be performed just before the exercise sign. This exercise shall be considered a change of direction and the sign shall be placed directly in line with the handler'Ss path, requiring the handler and dog to sidestep to the right to pass the sign. (Stationary exercise)

110. HALT — Call Dog Front — Finish Right — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler calls the dog to front and the dog sits in the front position, facing the handler. On command, the dog then moves from the front position around the right of the handler and sits in heel position. Handler must not step forward or backward to aid the dog during the exercise. (Stationary exercise)

111. HALT — Call Dog Front — Finish Left — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler calls the dog to front and the dog sits in the front position facing the handler. On command, the dog then moves to the handlerís left and sits in heel position. Handler must not step forward or backward to aid dog during exercise. (Stationary exercise)

112. HALT — 180° Pivot Right — HALT — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler pivots 180° to the right and halts. The dog moves with the handler and sits in heel position. (Stationary exercise)

113. HALT — 180° Pivot Left — HALT— Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler pivots 180° to the left and halts. The dog moves with the handler and sits in heel position. (Stationary exercise)

114. HALT — Down — Sit — Handler halts and dog sits. With dog sitting in heel position, the handler commands and/or signals the dog to down, then to sit. (Stationary exercise)

115. HALT — Stand — Handler halts and dog sits. With the dog sitting in heel position, the handler will stand the dog. Handler may touch the dog, move forward to stand the dog and may pose the dog as in the show ring. Handler then resumes heel position while the dog stands in place. Handler pauses before moving forward. (Stationary exercise)

116. HALT — Pivot Right — Forward — The handler halts and the dog sits in heel position. The handler commands and/or signals the dog to heel, then pivots to the right and dog and handler move forward. (Stationary exercise)

117. HALT — Pivot Left — Forward — The handler halts and the dog sits in heel position. The handler commands and/or signals the dog to heel, then pivots to the left and dog and handler move forward. (Stationary exercise)

118. HALT — Leave Dog — 2 Steps — Call to Heel — Forward — The handler halts, and the dog sits in heel position. While the dog remains sitting the handler takes two steps forward and pauses. The handler moves forward and commands the dog to resume heel position. The dog must move briskly. (Stationary exercise)