Peggy Moran's School for Dogs
Dog Training in Chicago and Chicago Suburbs
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Leash Ranking

First Level--Green Leash:


* 101 graduate, controlled walk on leash with 3 or less corrections

* 1 minute distant "Wait" (on lead), with name response and no break when remotely praised

* Three sits in a row during controlled walk

* "Down" on command

* Appropriate during social greeting by strangers (3)

* Settles when owner settles; alerts and preps when owner stands

* Releases for toy after offering eye contact and waiting for "OK" command

* Respects permanent boundary

* Obeys temporary boundary command ("Gate")

* Only takes food from hand and ground with permission prompt

* Only jumps into lap with permission prompt

One Red Stripe:


* Short "Sit-Stay," proofed with name and praise, remotely released on "OK"

* "Come" as a front sit position, executed as: forward, pull-out, come, leash assisting allowed

* "Heel" finish (sitting at left side) from "Come," leash assisting allowed

Two Red Stripes:


* Short "Down-Stay," proofed with name and praise, released on "OK"

* Come from "Down" when positioned directly in front of handler

* "Right" finish from front to right side (sitting at "Heel" on right side)

Three Red Stripes:


* Long "Wait" (three minutes), owner greeting other people/dogs and then sitting away from dog

* "Down" on hand signal

Second Level--Red Leash:


* Off lead controlled walk, three or less vocal ("eht!") corrections

* "Come" when called, off lead

One Black Stripe:


* "Heel" finish, off lead, on hand signal

* "Down" on hand signal, from controlled-walk/pull-out, on lead

Two Black Stripes:


* Recall ("Come") on hand-signal

* "Sit-Stay," one minute with distractions

* "Down-Wait," three minutes, owner out of room

Three Black Stripes:


* Off-lead "Heel," zero corrections

* "Stand-for-examination," on lead

* "Up-to-sit" on hand signal  

Black Leash:


* Off-lead "Stand-for-examination"

* Off-lead "Drop-on-recall," on hand-signals

* Off-lead send to "Bed" with implied wait

* Demonstration of full training repertoire 

Blue Stripe on Any Color Leash:


* Hold and carry three unfamiliar objects

* Retrieve on command

Green Stripe on Any Color Leash:


* Find one missing (hiding) person

* Locate three lost objects belonging to owner along a track

* Identify scent material and indicate appropriately

Yellow Stripe on Any Color Leash--Award of Distinction:


* Pass a Therapy Dog Test

* Earn an Obedience Title

* Earn a CGC Title

* Earn a Performance Award (Agility, Flyball, etc.) 
 
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