Apprentice Exercises

APPRENTICE WATER DOG TEST EXERCISES
Objective: To provide a disciplined approach to traditional water tasks that channels the Portuguese Water Dog's natural willingness and abilities to swim, retrieve, retrieve underwater and ride a boat.

Overview: The Apprentice Water Dog level consists of five exercises: retrieve underwater, retrieve a dummy from shore, carry a dummy to the boat and ride the boat, retrieve a floating line from shore, and swim a measured distance with the handler. Handlers are encouraged to use the club boat equipped with a step.

The Following are the Apprentice Exercises:
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