Obedience Trials Part Two

This is the second part of the article on American Kennel Club and United Kennel Club obedience trials.  The AKC and UKC have slightly different rules for jump distances and heights, but the exercises are the same.  A dog must earn the titles in order.  After earning the Novice  and Open titles, the dog competes in the Utility class.  Utility…

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Obedience Trials Part One

Both the American Kennel Club (AKC) and the United Kennel Club (UKC) hold obedience trials.  Although the rules differ slightly, the exercises are the same for both clubs.  Obedience competition, when done right, grows a deep connection between the dog and owner.  Both must trust the other.  The owner must observe the dog’s signals, and the dog must observe and…

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Rally Trails for Dogs

Rally obedience is an exciting event in which the dog enters a ring with the handler and performs obedience exercises from any obedience class by running a course designed by the judge that day.  It is a lot like a cross between agility and obedience in that aspect.  The American Kennel Club holds rally obedience trials.
Rally Novice courses are run…

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