Obedience Award of Merit Certificates
Award of Merit certificates were introduced in 2006 and can be issued to obedience competitors in Introductory, Pre-Beginners and Beginners classes. The awards were designed with the aim of attracting new competitors into the sport and to encourage those who don't lose too many marks, regardless of whether they are placed or not.
The certificates are signed by the judge and given out only on the day of the show to competitors who claim them. They involve a minimal amount of work for show management, but are often greatly appreciated as a mark of achievement by the newer competitors in obedience. Societies wishing to offer the certificates are asked to contact firstname.lastname@example.org. Please include details of whether Introductory, Pre-Beginner or Beginner certificates are required, as well as estimated numbers.
Registered owner(s) may request the Obedience Excellent Certificate for their dog. This is issued to a dog that has obtained the required amount of points for places gained at Open and Championship Obedience Shows. Once achieved you may enter your dog at shows with the relevant graded title.
An Obedience Warrant will be issued for a dog that has obtained 14 points by winning first prizes in Novice, Class A, Class B and/or Class C (Open), whilst ineligible to compete in Championship Class C. Once achieved you may enter your dog at shows with the graded title, OW.