Advanced Pointing Retriever
If you choose the natural progression for titling your dog (you may start at any of the three levels), the next step after CPR is the Advanced Pointing Retriever (APR) title. The APR test elevates the retriever water discipline and includes a land series with an independent blind retrieve. The retriever and upland series, as with the CPR test, is meant to evaluate a dog’s natural abilities, and requires more attention to trained behaviors, such as control and discipline, between the handler and the dog. For example, dogs may be brought to the line on lead, but must be off lead and steady for the marks until release. Modest creeping will be permitted, but may result in a downgraded score.
Again, the descriptions on this page are general in nature. Please refer to the APLA Hunt Test rules for specifics required for the Advanced Pointing Retriever title.