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
Please include details of whether Introductory, Pre-Beginner or
Beginner certificates are required, as well as estimated
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.