Competition obedience takes what you and your dog have learned through basic training and steps it up a notch. This sport requires the dog and handler team to work together to perform an obedience routine consisting of well-defined precision exercises.
Companion Dog Sports Program (CDSP)
Introducing the Companion Dog Sports Program - Competitive Obedience for ALL Dogs! "CDSP is a natural style of competitive obedience, based on dog-friendly training methods, where handlers are allowed to talk to and praise their dogs during most of the exercises. Another difference is that you may give the dog a food reward at the end of each exercise." - CDSP Website
To offer dog and handler teams an opportunity to practice their skills in a class setting, our drop-in classes provide a structured yet flexible atmosphere to train amongst distractions and gain some handling experience.
Our drop-in classes are open to dog and handler teams who have the necessary foundation skills and who are already familiar with competition obedience exercises, as well as, to those who are just hoping to brush up on obedience while having a great time with their dog.
Entered in an upcoming show? Check our Drop-in schedule or consider renting the studio for added practice opportunities to help you prepare!
Cost per Drop-in session:
$15.00 members/current students
Maverick RL1, TT, the pit bull, practices his Utility 'Go Outs' at the Pam Dennison seminar, Finish Forward Dogs
Although there are many non-competitive training opportunities, for dog and handler teams who wish to compete, there are several venues (organizations) offering competitive, titling* events:
*A 'titling' event means (boiled down) that you and your dog compete against other teams, are scored by a judge and could win a ribbon. Teams need to receive 3 qualifying scores or 'legs' under at least 2 different judges in order to earn a title.
To download our AKC/UKC comparison chart of exercise descriptions for competition, click HERE.
FFD offers practice opportunities for obedience, including open gym, run-throughs, show 'n gos, workshops and more throughout the year!
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