Redhead, Charlie still needs some work, we will be working this evening with Marvin,the man who we will face in the exam. We practiced with Marvin several times already. Charlie will not be on leash during the exam so I have to make sure he obeys all my voice commands. His first element is to run around 2 hides to where the baddie is hiding and bark at him. After 20 seconds he has to stop on my command and return to sit at my left side. We did that last evening and he performed it ok. I then tell the "baddie" to go out of the hide - and command Charlie to walk at heel to a marked position where I will tell him to lay down. I return to the hide.Once the baddie runs away Charlie must run after him and stop him by grabbing the padded arm "sleeve" , he will do that as well. Either my dog will let go or I can command him to, obviously he gets a higher mark for letting go himself. Now comes the hard stuff - I will have to walk to the other end of the field with Charlie at heel, turn and face the "baddie". I am allowed here to hold Charlie by his collar. The bad guy will run towards us yelling and waving a stick, on the judge's signal I let Charlie go, he runs at the bad guy and grabs him by the padded arm. I have to go to them and take the stick, order Charlie to heel and walk the bad guy down to the judge with Charlie between Marvin and me, command my dog to sit, give the judge the stick and declare our exam finished. The judge will tell me to walk 5 paces away and put my dog's leash on, then we all walk to the audience to hear the judge's summing up and points score. So I really have to get Charlie to obey me at all times instead of following his instinct to go get the bad guy. A dog's obedience to his handler is top in this discipline.