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.