For dogs one year and older
Class is Live Online conducted using Zoom and will require a high-speed internet connection and a computer or mobile device.
This class is $130 for four sessions in total. Each session is approximately 50 minutes.
Prerequisite: Graduate of Obedience Novice class.
Obedience trials demonstrate the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in the obedience ring and emphasize its usefulness as a companion to humankind. The Competition Novice class demonstrates good canine companion skills such as heeling, both with and without a leash, coming when called, standing for a simple physical examination, and staying in both a sit and a down position with a group of dogs.
This class will start you on a course to compete in AKC trials. You’ll work on perfecting skills required for competition at an AKC dog show, reference AKC Obedience Regulations for more information.
You’ll work on many steps to build the result that is required for all the exercises. It takes time and practice to communicate with the dog how you want them to stay in heel position on- and off-leash. The figure-eight is a new exercise, both dog and handler will learn. Stand for examination will be taught in steps for both handler and dog. An off-leash recall is the first time the dog is off-leash with the handler across the ring, first taught close to the dog with positive rewards. Each element takes practice with many steps to get to the polished result.
Four classes establish the foundation of a rewarding partnership. Continuation classes are encouraged as it takes time, practice, and loads of love and patience to be show ring ready.
Bring training treats to class for use as lures and rewards while training. It's also a good idea to have some high-reward treats to reward your dog for their best performance. Small, bite-sized treats are ideal.
Age. For dogs one year or older.
Class is Live Online conducted using Zoom (click for link) and will require a high-speed internet connection and a computer or mobile device.
This class is $130 for four sessions. Participants are encouraged to register for sequential sessions to continue training. Each session is approximately 50 minutes long. All class times are on Pacific Standard Time.