PROTECTION: Directional ‘Watch’ Command with Hand Signal

Handler and dog enter small office area where they are first approached by agitator acting aggressively. Dog is alerted and drives agitator out of room. Handler and dog are then surrounded by 3 agitators who act neutral. Handler then alerts dog on each agitator finally ending in muzzle hit on last one. Handler uses head, hand, and body to point dog in direction of agitator.

Piper alerted on aggressive agitator without issue. By the end of second session Piper was doing a better job of following handler’s direction for alerts. By looking and pointing Piper seemed to do better than just looking at agitators direction.