Send Away

Level   I: 12
Level  II: 12
Level III: 12

Points Awarded

In the optimum zone between inside markers 12 points
Between the outside markers and inside markers  8 points
Outside the outside markers  4 points


Commands given by voice and gesture
-2 -2 -2

Any extra commands to send the dog forward. (each)
-4 -4 -4

Dog zig-zags, for each change of direction
-1 -1 -1

Dog returns before command, each time
-2 -2 -2

Dog starts before the signal from the Judge
-4 -4 -4

Dog starts after the signal from the Judge
-2 -2 -2

  Dog does not pass the line
-12 -12 -12

Extra commands to recall the dog (one only)
-2 -2 -2

  Dog does not return within 20 seconds
-12 -12 -12

The dog returns, but wanders ‘loosely’ back to handler.
-1 GA -1 GA -1 GA

Handler waits too long to recall the dog
-1 GA -1 GA -1 GA


The dog must cross a line (20m long), parallel to the starting line, marked by 2 outside markers placed at each end. At 5 meters inside the outside markers, there will be 2 perpendicular lines 1 meter in length to indicate the optimum zone. The markers can be decorative objects (that are part of the theme.) The distances are 20, 30, and 40 m respectively in Level I, II and III. The path should be free from any obstacle or object and in accordance with the orthogonal axes. Avoid using markers that could be regarded as provocation and likely to attract the dog (example: balls/toys).


The dog will be placed behind the starting line, on a central point marked by a perpendicular line. At the Judge’s signal, the handler will give the dog a command to go away. The dog must go straight ahead and cross the finish line.
When the dog has crossed the finish line, the handler will recall the dog back to heel. The dog must return within 20 seconds. If there is a command before the dog crosses the finish line, and the dog continues to go forward and crosses the finish line, it will be considered an extra command (-4). If the dog has crossed the finish line and the handler is waits too long to recall the dog, a G.A. deduction will be made.

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