RULES FOR PERTICIPANTS
Any dogs can take part in the championship, regardless of their age and breed. Dogs with vaccination and the corresponding marks about it in the pet passport are admitted to participation.
Separation by category:
The dogs are divided into categories according to age and height.
Puppies category – the dogs aged 3 to 12 months.
Mini category – the dogs up to 40 cm at the withers.
Maxi category – the dogs from 40 cm at the withers (40.01 cm and above).
Drive category – high-speed dogs of such breeds as Border Collie, Kelpie, Malinois, Herders and specially bred sports mixes.
Terriers category – Terriers, such as: Jack and Parson Russell Terriers, Fox Terrier, Welsh Terrier, Border Terrier, etc. (announced from 5 dogs).
Heavyweight category – Moloss and other dogs, which, due to their breed and physical characteristics, cannot develop greater speed and cannot show competitiveness agility with other categories (announced from 5 dogs).
Veterans category – the dogs aged 8 years + 1 day of all sizes (announced from 5 dogs).
Dogs of some breeds can be identified by a judge in either the “Maxi” category or the “Heavyweight” category, depending on the size of the dog.
The performance time — is 90 seconds. The number of throws is not limited. Two Puller rings are used.
A competing couple a dog and handler begin their performance in the central zone — the start zone. The countdown occurs after the owner strikes the puller twice with a puller (double clap by pullers).
The performance consists of alternately throwing pullers in different directions, so that a dog catches the rolling ring in the catch zone and brings it to the start zone. Puller rings throws by handler one by one, each time in opposite directions.
The puller is considered a rolling until the ring is fully laid on the field on one of its sides (force majeure — a puller ring stuck somewhere without movement — is regarded as a fallen puller). If a non-moving puller, lying on one of its sides, or stuck somewhere without movement, was set in motion by a dog or any other extraneous impact, then such a puller is not considered to be caught in motion. After throwing a puller, the handler's exit from the start zone is allowed and does not mean a loss of a point.
A throw made by the handler strictly from the start zone is considered effective. In the start zone, the dog can leave the puller on the ground or give it directly to the handler.
The performance ends after 90 seconds. If before the announcement of the end of time the handler managed to throw a puller, then even after the final whistle or the announcement of the end of the performance time, the score will be counted if the dog successfully catches the ring and returns to the start zone.
The work zone for this discipline – is a 10×10 meter area.
The performance time – is 90 seconds.
During the performance, two Puller rings are used.
A competing couple a dog and handler begin their performance in the 10×10 meter area. The countdown occurs after the owner strikes the puller twice with a puller (double clap by pullers).
The performance consists in the successive capture by the dog of one of the pullers with the separation of two or all four paws from the ground. During the capture of the puller, the puller should be in the handler’s hand. After capture the ring with the mouth of the dog, the puller can be released from the handler’s hand.
During the performance, the dog should show clear changes of left / right position when changing the puller rings.
Within the 10×10 meter performance area, the handler and dog are not restricted in movement.
The handler can stand kneeling, but in such a way that no part of his body is used by the dog as a barrier/obstacle.
In the case of an athlete using any part of the body as a barrier for a dog, the judges have the right to impose restrictions on the couple acting in a similar way: be it a division of the overall result by 2, not score such jumps, etc. Information on judge’s measures is announced to all participants before beginning of the discipline.
Throw a puller from the top, from behind the ear. It is desirable to hold with three fingers.
When jumping, direct the dog to jump behind the puller horizontally, not vertically, as “candles”. Landing after vertical jumps can negatively affect the joints of your dog. The judges have the right to stop the performance of the athlete, if the manner of jumping will be considered dangerous for the dog.
After capture a puller by a dog, it is not recommended to turn the dog in the air too abruptly, putting a jerky load on the cervical region. Such a technique can be considered by the judge as unsafe for the dog and measures can be taken at the discretion of the judge.
The puller shape protects the hand from accidental bites, but at the same time the puller must be held correctly, wrist is pointing down, and the elbow is pointing up. This position of the hand, when performing jumping exercises, is right and safe for a dog handler. Handler’s wrist always looks at the dog direction.