Competition Obedience

IMPORTANT: Payment must be made at the time of registration. If payment is not completed, we can not hold your spot in the class. Your registration will be removed and you will need to re-register and complete payment to be placed on the class roster. If you are having trouble with the registration & payment process, please contact us.


Competition Obedience Skills 

These classes are  a formal obedience class to prepare students to compete with their dogs. The exercises covered will focus on those preparing for AKC Obedience competition.  Students registered must have a clear intention to compete in obedience. You will learn about the rules and expectations of competing in a Trial. Students must welcome feedback and diligently practice between classes.






Beginner Novice is an optional titling Obedience class.  All exercises are conducted with the dog on leash with the exception of recall.  The Heal on Leash pattern is established with Rally signs, and handlers are allowed to give one verbal encouragement.  The Beginner Novice class is a great "next step" for CGC dogs since it works on advancing the skills your dog has already learned - walking nicely on a leash, acting mannerly while being petted, performing a stay and coming when called.

Requirements:  Successful completion of Advanced Basic




In the Competition Novice class, you will learn and work to perfect the AKC Novice level exercises.  The 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.  The dogs in the AKC Novice class earn the Companion Dog (CD) title after receiving three qualifying scores.  This class is for those who desire to compete in AKC Trials.

Requirements:  To join the class, the dog

  • Should be able to walk on a loose leash.
  • Should have a relatively solid sit.
  • A solid down, stay, and
  • A good start to the recall exercise



Competition Obedience Drop In Classes

Our advanced classes are for anyone who is interested in competing or just want to continue to grow their relationship with their dog by adding more challenging skills.  The fee for a drop in class is $10 per session or you are welcome to buy a drop-in package for a total of $60 which you can use for an entire year if you are planning on training to ready yourself for competition.

Please sign up in ADVANCE online.   If no one is signed up two hours prior to class, class may be cancelled.

Sign ups will be taken at the front desk if the class will be held and there is room.

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More information on how to sign up here


The Novice and Open drop-in classes are combined on Monday nights at 7:00 pm

Novice builds on the skills learned in Beginner Novice. The class covers on and off lead healing, figure eights, stand for exam, recall, and stays. You will learn all the skills you need to enter the Novice ring and compete with your dog.

All of the exercises for Open are worked in this run-thru style class. Dogs should be able to jump and pick up a dumbbell.



The Utility drop-in classes are Monday nights at 8:00 pm








In Buddy Training we share rings with other trainers. It is not a formal class. If there are two people working on utility at the same time, for example, we often do two sets of directed retrieving, each handler facing the opposite direction. We have one ring set up for Open, and we have one ring set up for Utility.

You will be in the ring with another handler. However, sometimes the classes are smaller and you might be there by yourself with no one else in your ring. However the instructor will always be there from 10 until 11AM.

Please note that club members will be given preference over non-members in cases of high turn out. There is no private training permitted.