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Competition Obedience | Class Description

Class Descriptions


NOVICE / ATTENTION I

This is a competition obedience class. This class will teach the foundation skills for the AKC Novice exercises (to obtain a Companion Dog – CD title). Attention, some limited heeling, sits and downs, sit/wait with attention, stand for exam, recall games, and stays will be covered. Class will be fun and motivational with games and attention work to build a solid relationship with your dog. This class is also useful for dogs starting out in agility. This is the first in a series of three classes that will teach all of the novice exercises in a step-by-step approach. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should be over 5 months of age. No prior training is required. Dogs may be coming from Puppy Kindergarten class.

NOVICE / ATTENTION II

This is a competition obedience class. This class is a continuation from the Novice/Attention I class. Skills covered will include attention, heeling, stand for exam, recall, and sit and down stays. Class will be fun and motivational with many games introduced. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should have completed the Novice/Attention I class or have equivalent skills.

NOVICE / ATTENTION III

This is a competition obedience class. This class is a continuation from the Novice/Attention II class. This class will finish teaching the skills needed for the AKC novice exercises including heeling (on and off leash),  stand for exam, recall, and sit and down stays. Major focus is on teaching all of the components of heeling (e.g., turns, pace changes, halts). Footwork (without your dog) will be taught to the handler and then put together with the dog. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should have completed the Novice/Attention II class or have equivalent skills.

SHOW READY NOVICE

This is a competition obedience class. This class will prepare students to compete in AKC Novice obedience trials. Rules will be discussed as well as strategy for competing. The Novice exercises will be perfected and proofed. Training gaps you and your dog have will be identified and worked. Run-throughs will be conducted.  Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should have completed the Novice/Attention III class or have equivalent skills.

OPEN I

This is a competition obedience class. This class teaches the foundation skills for the AKC Open exercises. Major focus is teaching the dog the dumbbell skills of take, hold, and carry. The high jump, broad jump, drop on recall and out of sight stays are covered. Heeling is minimally covered in this class. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should know all of the AKC Novice exercises. Handlers will need a properly fitted dumbbell.

OPEN II

This is a competition obedience class. This class is a continuation of the Open I class. This class will finish teaching the skills needed for the open exercises. Off leash heeling will be covered as well as retrieve on the flat, retrieve over a jump, broad jump, drop on recall, and the out of sight stays. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should have completed the Open I.

SHOW READY OPEN

This is a competition obedience class. This class is beneficial to those getting ready to show in Open as well as those currently showing. Class will be geared to keep your dog fully peaked and motivated for on-going showing, as well as identifying and working any training gaps you and your dog have. This class will help perfect the Open exercises as well as focus on polishing and proofing. Rules will be discussed as well as strategy for competing. Run-throughs will be conducted. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should have completed the Open II class or have equivalent skills.

UTILITY I

This is a competition obedience class. This class teaches the foundation skills for the AKC Utility exercises. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should know all of the AKC Open exercises. Handlers will need utility gloves and articles.

UTILITY II

This is a competition obedience class. This class continues teaching all of the AKC Utility exercises. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should have completed Utility I.

SHOW READY UTILITY

This is a competition obedience class. This class is beneficial to those getting ready to show in Utility as well as those currently showing. Class will be geared to keep your dog fully peaked and motivated for on-going showing, as well as identifying and working any training gaps you and your dog have. This class will help perfect the Utility exercises as well as focus on polishing and proofing. Rules will be discussed as well as strategy for competing. Run-throughs will be conducted. Limited to 8 dogs.

Dogs should have completed the Utility II class or have equivalent skills.

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