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Even at 100+#'s, flying through the air, he could easily tackle most humans. (* LOL *)
For each level, you have to pass two times at two separate trials to obtain the title. I will likely trial at our club's annual trial in September n Labor day weekend and then in October in West VA, where they typically have an annual trial. I don't like to travel long distances simply due to the hassle. The West VA trial is only four hours away. By training for another eight and a half months before trialing, I believe my odds are good at passing in two consecutive trials.
Here he is doing a courage test at the 2021 PSA Nationals. You can see he was significantly heavier.
You can also see his leash is attached coming between his back legs, which is how the level 1 scenarios are done. In level 2, the dog does not wear a collar at all and the control required is much higher than in level one.
This was about an 80 yard send to a passive decoy and the decoy went down.
I presume that trainer went down.
His right foot is already partially up in the air and the angle of his body is totally off of a balanced center position.
With a 100+# push, he should have tumbled over backwards easily.
Nice picture by the way. Looks like he bit into the left arm too.
Again, left foot totally off the ground and whole body is in a forward freefall.
Really good picture of the decoy going down, but not much of a picture of your dog!
In PSA, a dog can be a leg dog or upper body dog and you have to tell the judge which one the dog is before you trial. Geist is an upper body dog and 99% of the time, his target will be the left bicep. Exceptions are flee attacks where he will bite the tricep or back, and there is a fend off scenario where the dog blocks the dog from biting the upper body with various objects and the dog has to bite the leg.