Obedience

Competition Novice Obedience Class

I offer a Competition Novice Obedience Class - this class is designed to prepare teams to compete in the Novice Obedience level of competition.  Prerequisites for this class (dogs must have taken a basic obedience class, manners class, Canine Good Citizen CLASS or some previous formal obedience class.)

Companion Dog (CD)

The letters CD may be added after a dog’s registered name when it has been certified by 2 different judges as receiving qualifying scores in Novice classes at three licensed or member obedience trials.

Novice Obedience Exercises (CD)

For the dog just getting started in obedience that can work on- and off-leash. Exercises include:

Heel on Leash and Figure Eight — this exercise is performed the same as in the Beginner Novice class.

Stand for Examination — for this off-leash exercise the dog must stay in a standing position as its handler walks about 6 feet away. The judge will then lightly touch the dog on the head, body and hindquarters. Like in the Sit for Exam, the dog must not display any resentment.

Heel Free — dogs will heel off-leash doing the same routine as they did on-leash, except they will not perform the Figure Eight.

Recall — demonstrates that the dog will come to the handler on command.

Sit Stay – Get Your Leash — this exercise is to demonstrate that the dog will remain in the sit position, while the handler goes to get the dog’s leash.

Group Exercise – Sit & Down Stay — this exercise will demonstrate the dog’s ability to remain in the sit and down position, with other dogs in the ring and is performed on-leash.

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