Mali Club UK


Level 1 (Basic)

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Accreditation Requirements

First Aid
The handler would be expected to know and to be able to demonstrate how to check the pulse rate, respiratory rate and temperature of the dog safely.
To recognise basic signs and symptoms that the dog is unwell (using acronym LEDCUE)

1. Care and ownership
Remove the Dog from the Vehicle in a safe and controlled manner. With the Dog in a Sit / down position the assessor will verbally test the Handler on their basic understanding of dog ownership. The Examiner should be able to approach within four feet with the dog remaining calm in the sit/down position. To complete this exercise a series of questions will be asked covering health, welfare and the law. The handler must be able to demonstrate the taking off and putting on of a correctlyfitting collar and lead and a Muzzle.

2. Walking to Heel
The Handler must be able to walk the Dog in a forward direction without any undue pulling in any direction. The Handler should be able to demonstrate, upon request, the ability to complete a right, left and about turn, sit and down.

3. Doors or Gates
This test will again be completed on lead and is to demonstrate the Handlers control. With the dog in a sit position, the handler must be able to move forward to open a gate or door. The handler to proceed through the opening, once through, the dog to be called and placed back into the sit position whilst the handler secures the door or gate.

4. Down Stay (one minute)
The Handler will be required to place the dog into down or sit position and upon instruction either leave the lead on or off, walk away ten paces and turn to face the dog. This to be done for a period of one minute. When instructed the handler will return to the dog, standing with the dog on the left side, the dog to remain in the down position.

5. Recall
The Handler will be allowed to release the dog from its lead to enable it to run free (within a secure area). At a suitable time the handler will be instructed to recall their dog.. The dog should return to the handler and stop in a position close enough for the handler to be able to re-attach the lead.

6. Agility
This exercise will require the dog to safely negotiate, on lead and under control, A Clear Hurdle, A Frame and a low Tyre Jump The size / height will be determined by the size and height of the Dog.

7. Patrols and Handler Protection
A) The dog and handler will carry out a routine patrol of a designated area, having been briefed on all relevant facts. On finding the Decoy the handler must call them into the open from a safe position and with the use of a Pocket/ Note Book try to obtain as much relevant information as possible. An escort from a safe distance will be required and when instructed to do so the Decoy may turn to the dog and handler showing aggression. The Dog will be required to at least move forward in a protective manner so as to defend the Handler. If instructed to by the Examiner the decoy will attack the handler whose dog should in turn protect them. The handler must then take control of the situation ensuring the Decoy is compliant, the dog will then be called out and must return to the Handler. A further escort will follow this and the exercise will be finished once the Examiner is satisfied.

A debrief will take place at the end of every Patrol and Protection session for the Examiner to discuss and ensure the Handler as a clear understanding of there actions. A vehicle inspection will take place at this point. When the Examiner decides that the Handler and Dog are of a safe and competent operational level to work within the Security Dog Industry a Mali Club Safety Certificate will also be awarded.


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