Land Retrieve

To be the fastest dog to retrieve the most objects in a given time frame



  1. The owner may choose the object to throw. They may throw a different object each time. Tennis balls are provided.
  2. For levels other than “Competitive,” handler may “trade” a treat to encourage delivery to hand.
  3. The owner stands in the throw circle and throws the object at least 15 feet into the retrieve area.
  4. The dog must bring the object to the owner. More points are awarded to the dog that puts the object in the owner’s hand.
  5. The clock will start at the judge’s command to “go” and will stop after 1 minute.


  • Each retrieved object – 1 point
  • Each retrieved object put in owners hand – 2 points
  • NO score for:
    • Throws from outside the throw circle
    • Throws not at least 15 feet in retrieve area
    • Retrieved items not brought back to the throw area



  • Repeated attempts to leave the area
  • Leaving the area
  • Aggressive or uncontrollable behavior


  • Steps out of the throw circle



  • Use marking paint to make a large circle for owner to throw from
  • Walk 15 feet from edge of circle and draw a straight line to indicate retrieving area. Flags will be available to mark the sides and back of the area.
  • Dogs can retrieve anywhere in the retrieval area so make this area rather large.

Marking paint, stopwatch, toys (soft and hard balls, rolled up newspapers)

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