Obedience provides great stimulation for your dog and helps keep their brain active. Obedience Shows are held all over the country for each of the classes, giving you the opportunity to compete regularly and meet likeminded people.
Progressing in Obedience
To find out how you qualify for more advanced classes and what is expected of you and your dog at a more advanced level, visit the Obedience Levels and Classes and Obedience Tests and Exercises pages.
Every year the Kennel Club organises three prestigious Obedience competitions at Crufts. For more information about the competitions, visit Obedience at Crufts.
The Kennel Club also lists licensed events held by Obedience societies. To find out about upcoming events, take a look at the Events Diary.
Obedience competitors can win a variety of different awards depending on which level or Class they are competing in, for more information about the different awards, click here.
Obedience Liaison Council
The Obedience Liaison Council is here to enable competitors and Obedience clubs to communicate with the Kennel Club. Want to get your voice heard? The Council is the key channel for you to make positive changes to Obedience. Proposals from the Council can result in fundamental changes in KC policy which means they're valuable to everyone involved in Obedience. Made up of 17 representatives from all over the UK, the Council meets twice a year to discuss matters that may affect you. For more information visit the Obedience Liaison Council page.