Designed for students wanting to improve their skills and their dog’s performance. The Novice class is the foundation for future levels of training and participation in Novice Obedience trial competition, which is a goal for many people. Dogs work both on and off lead, and time and distance of exercises increases, with recalls and group sits and downs (1 and 3 minutes) about 40 feet away. For dogs 6 months and older and handlers 15 years and older, exceptions with instructor’s approval.
Exercises to be taught include:
Prerequisites: Beginning Obedience class or comparable skills.