Dog Competition Obedience

Lomita Obedience Training Club (LOTC)

Photo belongs to Lomita Obedience Training Club (LOTC)
They are a nonprofit dog training club run by volunteers and is located in the South Bay area of Los Angeles, California. They have been providing companion dog training and competitive sports dog training to the community since 1954

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What is dog competition obedience?
Obedience trials are events where dogs display their conditioning and training skills for behaving in public places, in the presence of other dogs, and at home. These events allow handlers and their dogs to enjoy competition and companionship while earning AKC titles.

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Video: Crufts 2015 Dog Obedience Championship | Part 1

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Video: Crufts 2015 Dog Obedience Championship | Part 2

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Are all breeds eligible to participate in competition obedience?
To participate in obedience trials, dogs must meet the following qualifications:

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What are the goals of obedience trials?
Obedience trials are an opportunity for trainers to prove that dog-handler relationships excel in areas other than the field and conformation ring. The AKC version of competition obedience is supported and sanctioned by myriad kennel, specialty, and obedience clubs throughout the United States.

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What are the benefits of belonging to a club?
Most AKC clubs lead a mixture of courses instructed by award-winning trainers with experience in obedience trails with their dogs. They stay current and receive instruction on the latest training techniques. Some clubs include:

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Can my dog enter an obedience trial without attending training?
Yes, if you feel your dog is ready to compete. Check the Event and Award Search to find a show in your area.

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How do I get started?
The best advice is to begin training your puppy as soon as you get him home. Many clubs welcome pure and mixed breed dogs, and prospective members can typically observe a training class before signing up. Instructors will show you how to teach your dog skills, which you will be expected to practice at home. For best results, focus on short but frequent training sessions mixed with rewards and free playtime.
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Shake This Over Your Pets Food & Watch Them Run to The Bowl!

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