OBEDIENCE

Classes are offered from basics in Level 1 to

Advanced Obedience in Level 6 all the way up to Trial Standard.

Class Timings:

9:00am to 9:45am - Classes 1 to 3 

10:00am - 10:45am - Classes 4-6

10:00am - 11:00 am - Induction Sessions

9:00am to 09:45am - Beginners Class 

Class times are subject to change

Please arrive well ahead of time to register your attendance via our QR code and allow your dog to go to the toilet before the class begins. 

The obedience Syllabus used at the ACODC aims to train you and your dog to be able to perform various obedience exercises. In the later classes, the exercises are similar to what is required in an obedience trial; CCD level at ACODC Class 5 and CD level at ACODC Class 6. Many of our volunteer instructors have trialled at one time or another and are a valuable source of information and tips. For more information on what is judged at an obedience trial, please refer to the rules published at the ANKC site (ANKC Obedience Rules).

Beginner Class

Foundation Work

Loose Lead Walking

Introduction to Heeling 

Sit

Right About Turn 

Sit Stay

Fun Recall

Class One

Exercises as per previous class plus

Heeling on Lead

Sit

Sit Stay 

Fun Recall 

Right Turns

Right About Turns

Class Two

Exercises as per previous class plus

Heeling on Lead

Stand

Stand Stay

Down from sit position 

Recall on Lead 

Left Turn

Left About Turn

Group Sit Stay (10 secs)

Class Three

Exercises as per previous class plus

Heeling on Lead

Figure 8

Stand Stay (on lead)

Down on the move

Recall (lead on ground if dog is stable)

Recall finish - Dog to Handler (on lead)

Group Sit Stay (max 30 secs)

Group Down Stay (max 40 secs)

Class Four

Exercises as per previous class plus

Heeling (on lead) 

Figure 8

Stand for Exam 

Recall off lead (up to 5m)

Recall Finish (off lead) 

Group Sit Stay (off lead, up to 5mmax 60 secs)

Group Down Stay (off lead, up to 5m, max 120 secs)

Class Five

Exercises as per previous class plus

Heeling (on lead)

Heel free (limited off lead) 

Stand Stay 

Figure 8 

Recall (off lead)

Classic / Flip finish (on lead)

Change of position (on lead)

Group Sit Stay (off leadmax 60 secs)

Group Down Stay (off lead, max 180 secs)

Class Six

Exercises as per previous class plus

Heeling (on lead)

Heel free

Stand for exam (off lead)  

Figure 8 (off lead)

Stand Stay (off lead)

Recall (off lead)

Change of Position (off lead)

Group Sit Stay (off lead, min 60 secs)

Group Down Stay (off leadmin 180 secs)