Obedience/Utility

In Obedience Trials, dogs perform a series of intricate exercises at the command of their handler. This event is the foundation for all other activities you can do with your dog. Obedience competition levels range from the basic novice skills of sit, stay and heel, to the most advanced skills of directed retrieves, scent discrimination, and following hand signals.

Success in Obedience requires training and dedication to build the special bond needed to work together in this precision-based activity. If you are looking for a challenge and strive for perfection, this is the event for you!

In Obedience Trials, dogs perform a series of intricate exercises at the command of their handler. This event is the foundation for all other activities you can do with your dog. Obedience competition levels range from the basic novice skills of sit, stay and heel, to the most advanced skills of directed retrieves, scent discrimination, and following hand signals.

Success in Obedience requires training and dedication to build the special bond needed to work together in this precision-based activity. If you are looking for a challenge and strive for perfection, this is the event for you!

(from UKC website)