PROTECTION: Directional ‘Watch’ Command
Piper and handler were placed in center of room, agitators were seated along the walls surrounding dog/handler. When ‘watch’ command is given, a specific agitator will aggressively approach and the handler was to look at agitator. Purpose of this drill was to make Piper observe the direction the handler is looking and watch that same direction.
Second week repeating similar drill, this time no muzzle was used. Piper now alerted without jumping on handler, which was an improvement over previous week. However, Piper was still not looking and handler for a direction to alert in, she only alerted the correct direction when she noticed agitator advancing on her.