SUN DOG TRAINING FACILITY, INC.

79871 Kidder Rd., Bruce Township, MI 48065  - (810) 798-2474

jerrykaminski@sun-dog.net

SUN DOG IS DEDICATED TO THE TRAINING AND EDUCATION OF DOGS AND THEIR OWNERS.

Street Dog Training and Competition
is a test of obedience and courage.


Not every dog can stand up to the rigors that are required.


Look through our training directory below for additional
contacts and training information.


2019 STREET DOG EVENTS

To Be Determined!




*CLOSED EVENT - Only dogs that are currently training at one of our five charter organizations will be allowed to sign up and compete. Events are open to the general public for spectating.4
OUTSIDE DOG EXCEPTION: There will be room for four outside dogs to participate in these closed events. An additional $25.00 service fee will be charged for handler/dogs that do not belong to one of our charter organizations. This additional fee will be divided equally between our desperados.  You must contact Jerry, (810) 798-2474, to be accepted. Non-refundable Pre-pay will be required.

OPEN EVENT- Sign up and Competition is open to all dogs and the general public. Sun Dog criteria will be used in the judging process.

(*Events are held in both Eastern and Central time zones - make sure you allow for this in your travel!)

STREET DOG PHILOSOPHY
A Street Dog is absolutely no use to you, the owner, if you cannot safely take it with you in public. At a Street Dog Competition we give you every opportunity to test the training of your dog and your ability to make good decisions and handle your dog safely. We stress obedience and we frown on dogs that make their own decisions regarding protection. The scenarios at our competitions change. You will never see the same scenario being used over and over.

 STREET DOG FORMAT
We offer three classes of competition; Sleeve A, Suit, and Pro-Am Off Leash.
Also offered: Non-Competition Class – Sleeve B

No Award Dog, (N.A.D.)
You may enter your dog into one or all of the three classes mentioned above, however you may only compete for an award in one class. You must make this decision upon signing up. After making this decision, any additional classes would be for practice and experience only – no awards. We expect honesty and integrity when you are making the decision as to what level to enter your dog when competing for an award. We reserve the right to deny an entry if it is obvious that a Handler is entering an advanced dog into a lower level, but not declaring this to be a No Award Dog.

JUDGING
Judging is based on three things:
Obedience
Confidence – the ability to climb over objects, negotiate obstacles such as a-frames, jumps, etc.
Courage – withstand the threat levels of the helpers, discharging of guns, stick work, etc. 

CLASSES OF COMPETITION
Sleeve Class B: (Minimum of two bites)
**(Copy of Rabies certificate required at sign up).

This class is designed for beginner dogs and/or handlers. This is an on leash class. On leash means that a leash will be attached to the dog at all times, however you may be asked to drop the leash and move away from your dog. The scenario will be identical to Sleeve A, however the threat level imposed by the Desperados will be less intense. If required you may substitute the sleeve for a tug or rag in this Class. You and your dog will be judged and receive a score sheet, however you will not be competing for an award. This Class is intended to give you and your beginner dog exposure to the competition experience. The entry cost for this Class is $20.00. If you enter Sleeve B you may not enter that dog into any other class on that day.

Sleeve Class A: (Minimum two bites)
**(Copy of Rabies certificate required at sign up).

In this Class you will be competing for an award. The threat level will be more intense. This is an on leash class. On leash means that a leash will be attached to the dog at all times, however you may be asked to drop the leash and move away from your dog. Hidden equipment (sleeves) may be used.

SLEEVE CLASS REQUIREMENTS:
Dogs could be required to jump onto an object, such as hay bales, stumps, stacked logs, variable surface tables or work a tunnel, a-frame or jump.


Dogs could be required to heel over objects lying on the ground, such as ladders, bite sleeve, dog tugs, food, etc.


Handlers could be required to place their dogs on a sit/stay, drop the leash and move to a designated spot. From this spot the Handlers would instruct the dogs to down and then to return to a sit.


Dogs could be required to sit or down on top of an object. The handlers would leave the dog, but remain in sight.


Dogs and Handlers could receive a 180° civil agitation. This may be on the ground or in a car.


All desperados will freeze on the “out” command.

SUIT CLASS: (Minimum two bites)
**(Copy of Rabies certificate required at sign up).

In this Class you will be competing for an award. The threat level will be more intense than Sleeve A. This is an on leash class. On leash means that a leash will be attached to the dog at all times, however you may be asked to drop the leash and move away from your dog. Hidden equipment, (suits), may be used.

Dogs could be required to jump onto an object, such as hay bales, stumps, stacked logs, variable surface tables or work a tunnel, a-frame or jump.


Dogs could be required to heel over objects lying on the ground, such as ladders, bite sleeve, dog toys, food, etc.


Handlers could be required to place their dogs on a sit/stay, drop the leash and move to a designated spot. From this spot the Handlers will instruct the dogs to down and then to return to a sit.


Dogs could be required to sit or down on top of an object. The handlers would leave the dog and go out of sight. The dogs could receive distractions during this time.


Dogs and Handlers could receive a 360° civil agitation. This could be on the ground or in a car.


Handlers could be required to leave their dogs on a stay, drop the leash and move out of sight. The dogs could receive distractions during this period.


Handlers could be required to “down” their dogs as the dogs are running towards them.


Handlers could be required to redirect their dogs from the first attacker and onto the second attacker – “Redirect”. (Two man attack).


Desperados may freeze on some “out” commands, but will fight through on others. 

RULES AND REGULATIONS:

FACILITY RULES:

  • No Alcoholic Beverages.
  • No drugs, this will result in being banned from Street Dog Events for life!
  • No overnight camping without prior permission.
  • No littering, please use the numerous containers. (This includes cigarette butts and gum).
  • Barking must be kept to a minimum. Do not bring your dog into the spectator area if it is unfriendly with other  dogs. The event staff has the right to ask you to remove your dog if they feel the situation is unsafe.
  • Dogs must be leashed at all times.
  • Dogs are to remain quiet at all times in the spectator area. The event staff has the right to ask you to remove your dog if they feel the situation is unsafe.
  • Remain alert when in the spectator area with your dog. Children are not always cautious when approaching dogs. If unsure of your dog, please crate. The event staff has the right to ask you to remove your dog if they feel the situation is unsafe.
  • Cleaning up after your dog is your responsibility. (Tools and receptacles will be provided). If you fail to clean up after your dog you will be asked to leave the grounds.
  • Time schedules are strictly enforced. (You snooze – you lose!)
  • Dogs are not to be worked in the parking area or any other area during the event.
  • Handlers must provide proof of inoculations for each dog entered. The dog must be inoculated against Rabies, Canine Distemper and Canine Parvovirus in order to compete. We will keep the copy that you provide for the entire Season.
  • Children are to remain under constant supervision by an adult at all times.


 COMPETITION RULES:

  • You will be automatically moved up to Suit Class for the following season if you win the Gold Star in the Sleeve Class.

  • Handlers and dogs must be present to receive awards.

  • Judges will rate breeds on their own merit, slower breeds will not be penalized because they lack speed.

  • If a training mode is called by the judge, all points for that part of the exercise will be lost. Training mode will only be called in the Sleeve Class B.

  • Collars/Restraints: Only one device may be used on the competition field. Your choices are: flat, pinch/prong, choke chain or harness. No electric collars may be used. You will not be allowed to switch from live ring to dead ring while competing. Dogs competing with flat collars or harnesses will receive five bonus points.

  • Judge’s decisions are final – no exceptions made.

  • Female dogs in heat, including 10 days post heat, are not allowed on any Street Dog Event property. This includes competition events and/or training.

  • Dogs are not allowed within 40’ of the competition field when another dog is working on that field.

  • Dogs that are limping or have open wounds will not be allowed to compete.

  • You will be disqualified immediately, with no refund, if your dog urinates or defecates on or near the field. (Near is defined as the entrance fence to the competition field, starting gate/cones, or on/around the competition field.)

  • Commands: Regardless of language being used; i.e., French, German, etc., you may only give one command. Multiple commands, such as the use of a whistle, along with verbal, will result in points being deducted from your score.

  • If a desperado makes a mistake that affects the judging, full points will be awarded for that portion of the exercise for all dogs entered in that level. (This call will be made by the lead judge and/or Jerry only).

  • Physical abuse of any dog will not be tolerated. If observed you will be immediately disqualified, with no refund. If necessary, management reserves the right to ban you from any future Street Dog Competitions and/or events.

  • You will be immediately disqualified, with no refund, if you lose your composure resulting in an outburst, including foul language while on the field.

  • Order of competitors will be from a random draw during sign-up.

  • Desperados are not to be thrown to the ground unless specifically instructed.

  • Honesty Disclosure – in order to protect the desperados please disclose before the competition if your dog has tendencies to bite hands or face. This information will be relayed to the desperados. You will not be penalized.