Competitive Obedience is exactly what you would imagine -
obedient and well trained dogs having their abilities tested. The
first step to having an obedient dog is to take it to training, and
there is no better place to start than at a Kennel Club registered
dog training club or listed status club.
You can obtain the address of your nearest registered dog training
club by searching our Find a Dog Club
service. Listed Status clubs follow the Good Citizen Dog Scheme syllabus and a
list of organisations can be obtained from the Good Citizen Dog
Scheme Department on 020 7518 1011.
After working a basic dog obedience course, such as the Good
Citizen Dog Scheme, you may want to try your hand at more advanced
obedience training, and in due course test your progress by
entering your dog in an Obedience competition at one of the
hundreds of Obedience Shows held across the UK throughout the
Dog training clubs are usually very sociable, where groups of
like-minded people meet on a regular basis, and get great enjoyment
in training their pets. Most clubs will have a cross-section of
breeds (including crossbreeds) and will welcome all standards of
handlers and dogs to be trained.
The annual Canine Sports Science Seminar (CSSS) is back on 8
November at the Kennel Club Building in Stoneleigh. This year the
CSSS will focus on the health and welfare of the canine athlete and
will cover all aspects from nutrition to first aid with your dog.
The CSSS is a great way to learn more about ensuring that your
canine athlete is healthy and happy and is open to