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Obedience Trials

Annual Rally and Obedience Trial
May 8 - 10, 2015
Summit County Fairgrounds
Tallmadge, Ohio

Friday, May 8 (Rally), Saturday, May 9 (Obedience), and Sunday, May 10 (Obedience).  This is a competition for AKC registered dogs, and mixed breed dogs enrolled in the AKC's "Canine Partners" program. The trial includes novice, open, and utility classes.

Rally classes offered: Novice, Advanced, Excellent, RAE
Obedience Regular classes offered: Novice, Open, Utility

Please see the Premium List for more information and entry form (Microsoft Word file, 150kb).

Spectators (without dogs, please) are welcome - it's a great way to see how well-trained a dog can be!

Canine Good Citizen Tests

This is an AKC program that tests the good manners of a dog.  It is open to all dogs age 6 months and older, whether purebred or not.  Ten different tests evaluate how the dog behaves in common situations - walking on a loose leash, behavior around other people and dogs, and how he or she reacts to distractions.

Those who pass receive a form from the evaluator, which you can send to the AKC for a certificate, suitable for framing.  AKC also has 'CGC' patches available for purchase.  Passing a CGC test is often a requirement if you're interested in having your dog become a therapy dog.

We usually have Canine Good Citizen tests once a year, either in the spring or the fall.  Pre-registration is strongly suggested, and there is a nominal fee. 

One of our obedience classes is specially geared to the requirements of the Canine Good Citizen test.  Please contact us for information on when our next class will be starting.

 

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