The Endurance Test shall demonstrate the dog's ability to work after
being subject to a certain degree of physical strain without showing
signs of undue stress or lack of constitution.
Due to the dog's physical structure,
such a test can only consist of a gaiting performance of some lengthy
duration, which, it is known places an increasing load not only
on its internal organs, such as the heart and lungs, but on many
other aspects of the dog's physical structure and temperamental
The effortless accomplishment
of such a test shall be the evidence as to the physical fitness
of the dog.
happens? Endurance Tests starts with you, your dog
and probably your bike. Firstly a vet check, simple obedience and
then a ride or jog in line order. After the first leg, approximately
8 km, all dogs are checked over and there is a fifteen minute break,
the next stop, after 6km is twenty minutes, the third and final
leg, about another 6km (this is where the dogs are happily in the
rhythm but the owners have sore legs and bottoms, sees you finishing
to cheers as your 20km journey comes to an end. After a fifteen
minute break the dogs are checked and a basic obedience test is
carried out. All successful dogs are awarded the title Endurance
Test and have the letters ET after their registered name.
can compete? Dogs must be a minimum of two years
and a maximum of seven years, they may need to be registered with
the Canine Association in your state, all dogs must also be checked
by a veterinarian within fourteen days before the test. Dogs that
compete are very athletic breeds, and more medium to large sized.
compete? The training for the Endurance test is
often described as the ultimate bonding, you spend a huge amount
of time in the companionship of your dog as you both work together.
This is great for people who love fitness and working out and have
dogs that share those personality traits.
to find out more details.
your dog for an ET
Dog Training Club details on ET