Obedience Progress Tests


Progress Test for Grade I, II, III

Skill Description
Grooming & Handling  Groom your dog then bring forward to be handled as at the Vets
Lie Down on Command Dog off lead to lie down on command (all other dogs off the floor)
Sit Stay 30 secs No extra voice commands or hand signals allowed
Down Stay 60 secs No extra voice commands or hand signals allowed
Heel on a loose lead Lead to be loose, any amount of voice may be used, but no jerking the lead or touching the dog allowed
Come when called Dog to be left in sit or down, wait until called, come and sit in front.  If the dog has to be held - less marks
Heel off lead One length of the arena with a sit at the end

Grade 1 = 12 marks out of 40

Grade II = 20 marks out of 40

Grade III = 32 marks out of 40


Progress Test For Grade IV & V

Skill Description
 Retrieve  Any article, without precision
Sendaway To a prepared spot with aids
Sit Stay One minute - perfect
Down Stay Two minutes - perfect
Heel on Lead In a set pattern, right, left, about turns and sits
Recall & Finish Wait, recall, sit in front and finish
Heel off lead Pattern as heel on lead for Grade I, II, III

Grade IV = 20 marks out of 40

Grade V = 32 marks out of 40


Progress Test for Grade VI & VII

Skill Description
 Retrieve  Dumbell. polished exercise
Sendaway With aids, but no preparation
Sit Stay Two minutes
Down Stay Three minutes
Heel on lead At normal and slow pace
Recall to heel Dog left in sit, to join handler and continue forward in heelwork
Distant control Dog 1 yard away, off lead in stand, to move into sit and down positions
Heel off lead Pattern as Heel on lead in Grade IV, V

Grade VI = 20 marks out of 40

Grade VII = 32 marks out of 40


Progress Test for Grade VIII & IX

Skill Description
 Retrieve  Judges article
Sendaway To nothing, no aids allowed
Sit Stay Two minutes
Down Stay Five minutes out of sight
Heel off lead At normal and slow pace
Recall to heel Dog left in sit, to join handler and continue forward in heelwork
Distant control Dog 2 yards away, off lead, to move into sit, down and stand positions
Stand stay One minute

Grade VIII = 20 marks out of 40

Grade IX = 32 marks out of 40


Progress Test for Grade X

Skill Description
Silent Retrieve Judge's article, no extra commands 
Re-direction To left and right
Sit stay Two minutes out of sight
Down stay Five minutes out of sight
Silent Heelwork At normal and slow pace, no extra commands
Drop on recall Dog lef tin sit, to be dropped where indicated
Speak on command Dog to bark and cease on command
Display Handler and dog to show how to teach an exercise including all the stages

Pass mark for Grade X = 30 marks out of 40