OBEDIENCE

Obedience is without a doubt the largest division of ACODC. Classes are offered from basics in Level 1 to

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

Class Timings: 

9am - 9.45am: Classes 1-3

10am - 10.45am: Classes 4-6

Please arrive ahead of time so that classes can start on time. 

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

Loose lead walking

Introduction to heeling 

Sit

Right about turn 

Sit Stay

Fun recall

Class One

Loose lead walking 

Heeling

Sit

Sit Stay 

Stand

Fun Recall 

Left and Right turns

Left and Right about turns

Class Two

Heeling

Stand

Stand Stay

Down from sit position 

Recall on Lead 

Recall Finish

Group sit stay

Class Three

Heeling on lead

Stand stay on lead 

Recall (with lead on ground if dog is stable) 

Down on the move 

Recall finish (with lead on ground if dog is stable)

Group sit stay at end of lead or lead on ground if dog is stable

Group down stay at end of lead or lead on ground if dog is stable

Class Four

Heeling on lead 

Stand for exam 

Recall off lead – short distance up to 5 metres 

Figure 8 

Recall finish off lead 

Group sit stay – short distance up to 5 metres

Group down stay – short distance up to 5 metres

Class Five

Heeling on lead 

Heel free (and limited off lead) 

Stand stay off lead 

Figure 8 (limited off lead) 

Recall off lead 

Change of position

Group sit stay off lead

Group down stay off lead

Class Six

Heel on lead 

Stand for exam off lead 

Heel free 

Stand stay off lead

Recall off lead

Change of position

Group sit stay off lead

Group down stay off lead