Competitive Obedience Workshop

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Date(s) - 21/04/2018
10:00 am - 1:00 pm

Paws in Wales


Competitive Obedience is one of the most exacting of all canine activities, building a relationship so close and intimate that dog and handler appear to be as one, the dog effortlessly moving through the exercises in response to their handler’s subtle cues.
To reach the highest level requires years of training and commitment, but the exercises are accessible to dogs and handlers of all abilities.

Competitive Obedience has the advantage of needing minimal equipment, so is a good activity for those who enjoy training at home between classes.

Concentration and attention to detail are necessary for Competitive Obedience, so dogs need a reasonable level of basic training before attending Competitive Obedience workshops.

The exercises taught are:

  • Heelwork
  • Novice Recall
  • Test A Recall
  • Retrieve (dumb bell and judge’s articles)
  • Sendaway
  • Distant Control
  • Scent Discrimination
  • Stays

Training stays as a formal exercise is optional at PiW as some dogs find it stressful to be left in close proximity to other dogs. Kennel Club competitions require stays, so if your goals lie in that direction we will train your dog to be confident in that situation. The British Competitive Obedience Society (BCOS) competitions do not require stays, so there is a competitive route for those who prefer not to teach the formal stay exercises.

Refreshments provided.

This workshop can be booked alone or in conjunction with Canine Dressage in the afternoon.

£24 per workshop, including 20% discount to celebrate the opening of Paws in Wales purpose built training barn.