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 year.
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 purpose of Obreedience is to encourage more breeds to 'have a go' at some of the tests associated with competitive obedience but in a less formal competitive environment. Further information on Obreedience and the qualifying heats can be found here.