Obedience Competition Readiness

8 Weeks

Dogs & handlers will learn the skills necessary to be ready to enter the obedience competition ring.  Focus will be on perfecting each exercise at the Beginner Novice and Novice levels.  There will be a strong focus on attention and heeling with engagement.

The following topics will be covered:

  • Attention, Attention, Attention
  • Engagement:  How to ramp up your dog to get them ready to engage
  • How to keep your dog engaged
  • Heeling with attention
  • How to use targets and other training tools
  • Tug Toys (how to teach your dog to tug and why you should)
  • Proofing (making sure your dog understands an exercise)
  • Proper footwork
  • Fine tuning each exercise
  • Proper Ring Entries
  • How to fill out your AKC entry forms
  • Warming up your dog for entering the competition ring
  • Stress busters
  • Transitions

What to bring to class:

  • Light-weight 6 foot leash
  • Training collars
  • Lots of high value rewards
  • Tug toys
  • Clear acrylic target(s)


Requirements:  A minimum of Basic Obedience training. Dogs MUST have a sound Sit & Down STAY as well as a sound Recall. Dogs with any aggressive tendencies must get prior permission from instructor.


Limit of 8 Students

WEDNESDAY 6:00PM - Obedience Competition Readiness (8/7)

8/7/19 - 9/25/19


WED 6PM OB Competition Readiness


  • Available

Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765

727-23-UPPER (87737)