OBEDIENCE



•Demonstrating the usefulness of a dog as a companion to humankind, AKC Obedience is a sport with rules, regulations, judges, conditioning, training, placements and prizes.


•Dog and handler teams are judged on how closely they match the judge's mental picture of a theoretically perfect performance as they execute a series of specified exercises.


•Accuracy and precision are essential, but the natural movement of the handler and the willingness and enjoyment of the dog are very important.


•Each level of obedience competition - novice, open, and utility - requires mastering a specific skill set, which increase in difficulty, before advancing to the next level.





Courtesy of the AKC Read more about obedience at www.akc.org/events/obedience/what_is_obedience.cfm