DESCRIPTION OF THE EXERCISE:
The time allowed for the Retrieve of the Object is 15 seconds. The object will be chosen by a drawing or chosen by the judge prior to the start of the trial from a list given to the Judge (dumbbell, ninepin, cylinder, plastic bottle, solid bottles if they contain water are ok, small bag, stroller wheel, etc.). The dog must be able to hold it in his mouth, and the maximum weight is 1 kg. All glass or metal objects are forbidden. No other object can be within 5 m because it would turn the exercise into an identification one; also no food nearby. The handler cannot move his feet as long as he/she does not have the object in their hands. The rules say one object yet a pair of shoes tied together is OK as long as it is reasonable. The dog has three changes to hold the object in the mouth before chewing points are deducted.