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Beginner Novice Obedience is the first level of competition in AKC Obedience. This class will introduce you to the  5 required exercises for this event. Beginner Novice is an AKC titling event.

This session of classes is scheduled to prepare you for competition in the  Kern County Kennel Club Obedience/Rally trials held right here in Bakersfield on March 29 & 30.

This is not a Basic Obedience Class.  To enjoy this class, your dog should have a reasonably good sit, stay and heel.

What you will learn...

Beginner Novice Obedience (BN)

Heeling on lead using 8 basic Rally signs

Figure 8 on lead

Sit for exam (on lead)

Dog stays in the middle, while handler walks around ring

Recall from 20 feet 

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.

Fee:  $60 for KCA Members, $80 for non-members.  (the additional $20 pays for your membership through June 2014)  Membership required for insurance .

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 to be attached to your registration form.





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  • Shan and R.

    Great start. Very enthusiastic teams. The new lights are perfect, the whole ring is visible! Huge thanks to Virginia and Martin. Remember to work on your sit-stay for next weeks class. Email me if you have any questions. Welcome to new member, Kim Thompson, and her beautiful dog, Tess.

    1 · February 6, 2014

  • Kim T.

    Great to get out and learned some new tips for getting a straight sit from Tess

    2 · February 5, 2014

  • Tina G.

    Starts 4 days after we going to our first trial :o

    January 16, 2014

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