IT'S NOT TOO LATE TO JOIN IN THE FUN. THERE ARE STILL SPOTS AVAILABLE AND YOU WILL HAVE NO PROBLEM CATCHING UP IF YOU MISSED THE FIRST CLASS.
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.
These classes are scheduled to prepare you for competition in the Kern County Kennel Club Obedience/Rally trials held right here in Bakersfield in October. This is a 5-week class and will be immediately followed by a separate Novice Obedience Class.
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 and no zip leashes) VERY IMPORTANT... A treat bag full of small soft treats.
Fee: $50 for KCA Members, $70 for non-members. (the additional $20 pays for your membership through June 2015) 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.