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Beginner Novice Obedience and Novice Obedience are the first two levels of competition in AKC Obedience. This class will introduce you to the required exercises for both events. Both are titling events. We will start with Beginner Novice and progress as fast as the dogs involved can go.

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

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

Group sit for 1 minute

Group down for 3 minutes

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 TEN sessions long and requires a $100.00 donation to KCA for active KCA members and $120.00 for non-members. (the $20 pays for your KCA membership fee until July 2013) **If you prefer instruction in Beginner Novice Obedience only, you can pay for the first six sessions at the first class instead ($60). If you change your mind later, you can add the other four classes at class #7 ($40).