There are five levels of Obedience Trialling – Community Companion, Novice, Open, Utility and Utility Excellent. Thursday night’s 6.30-7.30pm is for trial practice and open to everyone who would like to start trialling and receive one-on-one training. Best of all, it is free!
Community Companion Dog. This is an excellent introduction to competitions for new handlers. Heel on-lead in slow, normal and fast paces with sits, stands and downs; figure of eight, stand for examination. Recall, with dog sitting in front of handler. One minute sit stay & two minute down stay.
Three qualifying scores of 70 or more out of 100 are required to obtain the title of CCD
Novice. Heel off lead in slow, normal and fast paces with sits, stands and downs; figure of 8; stand for examination off lead. Recall. Optional retrieve of dumbbell on the flat or signal exercise. 1 minute sit stay and 3 minute down stay where the dog finishes around the handler or flips to the side in a continental finish.
Three qualifying scordes of 170 or more out of 200 are required to obtain the title of CD.
Open. Heel off-lead; figure 8; stand for examination; recall with a down; retrieve dumbbell over both flat ground and a jump; choice of broad jump or signal exercise. A three minute stay, and five minute down stay are done with the handler out of sight of the dog.
Three qualifying scores of 170 or more out of 200 are required to obtain the title of CDX.
Utility. Seek back lost article (retrieve article from within the ring by scent); speak on command or food refusal or directed retrieve of glove; scent discrimination; directed jumping; signal exercise; group stand for examination. A seven minute down stay is done with the handler out of sight of the dog.
Three qualifying scores of 170 or more out of 200 are required to obtain the title of UD.
Utility Excellent. Seek back with decoy, positions in motion, scent discrimination judges scent using rolled face cloths, directed send-away and recall, distance control, multiple retrieve, temperament test.
Three qualifying scores of 170 or more out of 200 are required to obtain the title of UDX.
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to compete in all trials.
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Financial members of the COCT are eligible for perpetual and title trophies at the
of the year.
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please ask an Instructor for more information.