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.





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  • Shan and R.

    Hope the mock test help you to understand what will be expected of you in the actual trial ring. Everybody had strong points, just some things to work on to fix. You can message Pam or me if you have any questions. Hope to see you at the Sizzlin' Summer BBQ this Sunday. Oh, by the way, we found a blue squirt bottle on the ground in the parking area, if it belongs to you, please let me know. Thanks for participating in the class, enjoyed working with everyone.

    1 · August 26, 2014

    • Nancy C.

      Thanks for everything Shan. Richard and I had a long talk last night and we've decided to go ahead and so the cgc test even thought valentine doesn't seem ready because #1: you never know, he might have a good day, lol, and #2 it will be good practice for both Val and I. See ya Sunday

      August 27, 2014

    • Shan and R.

      I think that is a very good idea. The experience alone will be worth it.

      1 · August 27, 2014

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  • Pam
    KCA Member 2014-2015 / Trainer, Co-Organizer
    Event Host
  • Nancy C.
    KCA Member 2014-2015
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    Dawn, KCA President 2015-2016/Chris, Trainer, Co-Organizer
  • Valerie S.
    KCA Member 2014-2015
  • Madi S.
    KCA Member 2013-2014
  • Shan and R.
    KCA Member 2015-2016/ Trainer, Co-Organizer

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