Competition Obedience

Competition Obedience

The competition obedience classes require prior instructor approval. Priority enrollment is given to members of the GLKC. Classes are $80 member/$120 non-member for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

Description:
Introduces and builds the foundation skills needed by the dog and handler to compete in obedience trials.

Target Dog and age range:
Handlers with dogs one year old or older who wish to compete in the beginner novice level of obedience

Goal:
To lay the foundation for competition obedience skills

 Prerequisite skills:

  • Work on leash around other dogs
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Beginning recall

Skills covered in class:

  • Attention
  • Focus
  • Heelwork
  • Motivation-love of learning
  • Stays

Promotion requirements:
Skills expected for novice obedience

Class size and duration:

  • Maximum 8 dog/handler teams
  • 8 weeks
  • 1 hour per week

Equipment provided by the handler:

  • Collar (buckle, quick release, or slip)
  • Leash (4-6ft fabric or leather)
  • Variety of soft, bite-sized treats
  • Clicker (optional)

Equipment provided by GLKC:

  • Obedience jumps
  • Mats
  • Ring Gates

Contact:
Education Committee Chair for more information

Description:
Prepares the dog and handler for the skills tested in the Companion Dog or Novice level of competition obedience trials.

Target Dog and age range:
Handlers with dogs one year of age or older who are preparing to compete at the novice level of obedience.

Goals:
To introduce skills needed for obedience competition

Prerequisite skills:
The dog and handler successfully completed the Foundations Competition Obedience Class. Prior approval from the instructor is required.

Skills covered in class:
Skills tested in the companion dog or novice level of competition

Promotion requirements:
Completion of a novice level competition title

Class size and duration:

  • Maximum 6 dog/handler teams
  • 8 weeks
  • 1 hour per week

Equipment provided by the handler:

  • Collar (buckle, quick release, or slip)
  • Leash (4-6ft fabric or leather)
  • Variety of soft, bite-sized treats
  • Clicker (optional)

Equipment provided by GLKC:

  • Obedience Jumps
  • Ring gates
  • Mats

Publications for instructor guidance:

  • AKC/UKC obedience rules, regulations, and guidelines
  • “Steppin’ Up to Success with Terri Arnold
  • Book1: Theory, Footwork, Attention & Handling”
  • “Clicker Training for Obedience” by Morgan Spector

Contact:
Education Committee Chair for more information

Description:
Works on the requisite skills for the Companion Dog Excellent (Open) and/or Utility levels.

Target Dog and age range:
Handlers with dogs one year or older who are preparing for advanced competition including the open and utility levels.

Goals:
To prepare the dog for the advanced levels of competition obedience

Prerequisite skills:
The dog and handler successfully completed the Foundations and Novice Competition Obedience Classes.

Skills covered in class:
Skills tested in the open and utility levels of competition

Promotion requirements:
Completion of a novice level competition title

Class size and duration:

  • Maximum 6 dog/handler teams
  • 8 weeks
  • 1 hour per week

Equipment provided by the handler:

  • Collar (buckle, quick release, or slip)
  • Leash (4-6ft fabric or leather)
  • Scent articles
  • Gloves
  • Regulation dumbbell set

Equipment provided by GLKC:

  • Obedience Jumps
  • Ring gates
  • Mats

Publications for instructor guidance:

  • Competition Obedience a Balancing Act by Yunck
  • The Art of Proofing by Yunck
  • Fear No More Competing with Confidence by Barbara Cecil and Gerianne Darnell
  • Positively Fetching by Judy Byron
  • Jumping from A to Z by Chris Zink
  • That Winning Feeling by Jane Savoy
  • Shaping Success by Susan Garrett
  • Building Blocks for Performance by Bobbi Ande

Contact:
Education Committee Chair for more information