The exercises for Novice can be seen here:
Open & Utility Obedience group class Tuesday at 3:30 pm $100/4 classes, must have a minimum of 3 student to hold this group class other wise it is done by private lesson.
Open, Utility (also Novice & Beginner Novice) obedience training by private or semi-private lessons, $75/hour. Contact Debbie Moore at (210) 504-6554 to schedule a lesson on Friday or Saturday afternoons when the competition obedience ring is set up.
Open is designed for the dog and handler who want to train for competitive obedience at the Open level. Exercises are a combination of repeated skills learned at the Novice level such as off leash heeling and new, progressively difficult exercises including retrieving a dumbbell, the high and broad jumps, drop on recall and position changes from a stand to a down to a sit and a stand stay get your leash, a dumbbell sized appropriately for the dog's bite is required.
Utility is designed for the dog and handler who want to train for competitive obedience at the Utility level. Exercises are a combination of repeated skills learned at the Open level and new, progressively difficult exercises including hand signals, articles, gloves, the high and bar jumps. Required equipment includes a flat buckle nylon or leather collar or a positive control collar, a 4-foot nylon or leather leash and a articles and gloves sized appropriately for the dog's bite.