About Dog Obedience

What is Dog Obedience?

Dog Obedience is the canine equivalent of dressage. A handler must direct his dog in a stylised and defined manner according to instructions given by a judge and steward, and is scored for accuracy. Examples of predetermined tests at competition level include: heelwork, commanding the dog to take specific positions (sit, down, stand), sending the dog away, retrieving articles and scent cloths and timed stay exercises. Dogs of any breed can participate.

Competitions

Official obedience competitions are held across the country, while popular unofficial shows also attract a dedicated following.

Types of obedience competition include:
Open Kennel Club Shows Competitions held under Kennel Club regulations where the number of entrants is not limited.
Limited Kennel Club Shows Competitions held under Kennel Club regulations where the number of entrants is limited to a specified number.
Exemption/Companion Dog Shows Informal competitions held under Kennel Club licence.

Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme

The Kennel Club Good Citizen Dog Scheme (KCGCDS) is the largest dog training scheme in the UK. Its aim is to promote responsible dog ownership and in turn, enhance our relationship with our pets and to make the community aware of the benefits associated with dog ownership. For more information about the scheme, see the KCGCDS section of the Kennel Club's website.

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