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GRADUATE OPEN TITLING CLASS

Graduate Open Class

The exercises, maximum scores and order of judging:

  1. Signal Exercise 40 points
  2. Scent Discrimination 30 points
  3. Directed Retrieve 30 points
  4. Moving Stand and Examination 30 points
  5. Go Out 30 points
  6. Directed Jumping 40 points

Maximum Total Score 200 points

Graduate Open Title

The letters GO may be added after the name of each dog that has been certified by two different judges to have received qualifying scores in Graduate Open classes at three licensed or member obedience trials. That dog will receive a Graduate Open certificate from the AKC.

Suggested judging rate is seven dogs per hour.

Graduate Open Exercises and Scoring
  1. Signal Exercise. The exercise and scoring will be the same as in the Utility Signal exercise, except that leaving the dog will be from 10 to 20 feet and the handler may give the command and⁄or signal on the judge's order to stand and the judge's signals to stay, down, sit, come and finish.
  2. Scent Discrimination. The exercise and scoring will be the same as in the Utility Scent Discrimination exercise except that there will only be four articles (two leather and two metal), the handler and dog will remain facing the articles, and only one article will be retrieved. It is the handlerís discretion as to which article is retrieved.
  3. Directed Retrieve. The exercise and scoring will be performed as the Utility Directed Retrieve exercise, except that no center glove is used.
  4. Moving Stand and Examination. The exercise and scoring will be the same as in the Utility Moving Stand and Examination, except that the handler may pause or hesitate when giving the command and⁄or signal to stand.
  5. Go Out. The principal features of this exercise are that the dog go away from the handler to the opposite end of the ring and stop as directed. The orders are:
    "Send your dog" and
    "Return to your dog."
    The handler will stand in the approximate center of the ring between the jumps facing the unobstructed end of the ring. The judge will order "Send your dog," and the handler will command and/or signal the dog to go forward at a brisk trot or gallop to a point about 20 feet past the jumps in the approximate center of the ring. When the dog reaches this point, the handler will give a command to sit. The dog must stop and sit with its attention on the handler, but it need not sit squarely. The judge will then order the handler, "Return to your dog," and the handler will return to the heel position.
  6. Directed Jumping. The principal features of this exercise are that the dog stay where left, jump as directed, and return to the handler as in the Novice Recall. The orders are: "Leave your dog," "Bar," "High" and "Finish." The handler will stand with the dog sitting in the heel position at the unobstructed end and in the center of the ring. The judge will order, "Leave your dog," and the handler will command and⁄or signal the dog to stay, then walk to the far end of the ring and turn to face the dog. The judge will order either "Bar" or "High" for the jump, and the handler will command and⁄or signal the dog to return to the handler over that designated jump. While the dog is in midair, the handler may turn to face the dog as it returns. The dog will sit in front of the handler, and, on order from the judge, finish as in the Novice Recall. The dog will be sent over only one jump, and the same jump will be used for all dogs as designated by the judge at the start of the class.
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