To see which dog remains in a “down-stay” after heavy distraction
- Refusal to lie down, creeping, standing, sitting, excessive whining or barking, excessive rolling.
- Fun/Recreational Level:
- Touching the dog
- Repeated “stay” commands
- Not following the judge’s instructions
- Competitive Level:
- All DQ’s listed under “Fun” level
- Talking in the ring
Do anything reasonable to distract the dogs into breaking their stay. Distractions may start out mild and get harder as the field is narrowed down.
Toys, squeakies, treats, balls…use your imagination