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COMPETITIVE OBEDIENCE

What is Competitive Obedience?

In competition, merely sitting, lying down, or walking on a leash are insufficient.  The dog and handler must perform the activities off leash and in a highly stylized and carefully defined manner.  For example, on a recall, the dog must come directly to the handler, without sniffing or veering to one side, and must sit straight in front of the handler, not at an angle or off to one side or the other.

Training for obedience competitions builds on basic obedience training.

 

What we offer

Held from 7-8pm on a Tuesday night, this course caters for those who are interested in competition obedience.  It will give you all the skills you need to train the exercises required for competing.  This course is only available to current financial club members.​

If you would like to join this class then Contact Us to register your interest and we will get in touch.

Do's and Don'ts

  • If your dog is unwell, leave him/her at home.

  • If you have a reactive or aggressive dog please let your instructor know before the class starts so we can manage this safely.

  • If your dog causes damage to another dog or person, it is your fault, and you are liable for any loss or damage incurred.

  • Bitches in season are not allowed to attend classes, please keep yours at home.

  • All dogs should be on a lead at all times, unless otherwise directed by your instructor.  

  • Please, no smoking, eating or drinking during training.

  • No dogs or smoking inside the club rooms.

  • Do not feed your dog before coming to training, the dog will be uncomfortable working on a full stomach. 

  • You may wish to give your dog a run before training to let off excess steam.  

  • Try to get your dog to go to the toilet before training.  However, if your dog does toilet please the club has a pooper scooper, bucket and mop for you to clean it up.  Don't be embarrassed - it's happened to us all.

  • We recommend a soft slip lead or collar for training and don't forget your dog's favourite toy or food.