Novice, Open & Utility Obedience

The exercises for Novice can be seen here:

Beginner Novice Obedience Judges worksheet

Novice Obedience Judges worksheet

Open & Utility Obedience

Open, Utility (also Novice & Beginner Novice) obedience training  by private or semi-private lessons, $60, available. Contact Debbie Moore at (210) 504-6554 to schedule a lesson on Thursday or Friday afternoons when the competition obedience ring is set up.

Open Obedience 

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.

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Open A Border Collie Retrieve on Flat exercise

 

Utility Obedience

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.

AKC Obedience Regulations

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Utility B Chinese Shar-Pei

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