BH-VT Training

In order to enter a BH-VT (Begleithund) trial, your dog needs to be a minimum of 15 months old. You will be required to perform a specific sequence of exercises including heel, sit, down, walking through a group of people in a figure of eight, stay and a recall. These exercises need to be performed both on and off lead, while a second dog is in a down position watching the exercises without reacting to them.  The second part of the trial is a temperament test, which takes place in a busy area, where your dog must show that it can deal with pedestrians, cars, bicycles and other dogs without aggressive or fearful behaviour.  Upon passing the trial, your dog will be awarded the title Begleithund = companion dog. For more information please refer to your Training Supervisor.