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  • West Field

    1838 Renfro Road, Bakersfield, CA (map)

    35.375954 -119.162086

  • Drive through the front gate all the way down the driveway to the back

    Novice Obedience is the second level of competition in AKC Obedience. This class will introduce you to the required exercises for this events. It is a titling event.

    This is not a Basic Obedience Class. To enjoy this class, your dog should have a good sit, stay and heel.  Some elements in Novice Obedience are performed on leash and some are off leash.  It is helpful if you have trained in Beginner Novice Obedience, but not required.

    What you will learn..


    Novice Obedience (CD)

    Heeling pattern on lead

    Heeling pattern off lead

    Figure 8 on lead

    Stand for exam (off lead)

    Recall from 40 feet & finish (off lead)

    Group sit for 1 minute (off lead)

    Group down for 3 minutes (off lead)

    You will need to bring:  a six foot lead, buckle collar or  chain training collar.  (No pinch or prong collars)  VERY IMPORTANT...  A treat bag full of small soft treats.


    IMPORTANT: All dogs must have all their vaccinations current including Rabies and DHLPP. Bordatella is also recommended. Please bring a copy of your dog's records to the first class.


    The class is six sessions long and requires a $60.00 donation to KCA for active KCA members and $80.00 for non-members. (the $20 pays for your KCA membership fee until July 2013)




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