Classes >> Competition Obedience
Competition Obedience is a sport where the dog and owner work as a team to perform obedience skills. Skills include heeling, recalls, retrieving, jumping, hand signal directions, stays, scent work, etc.
The goal of the sport is to create a strong working bond between owner and dog and as a result, produce the teamwork necessary to compete and earn titles in American Kennel Club Obedience Competitions or other registries for non purebred dogs.
Classes are taught using Positive Reinforcement techniques.
Introduction to Competition Obedience
Introduction to Competition Obedience teaches the basic skills necessary to obtain the first level, or Companion Dog title, in Obedience Competition. You will learn heeling exercises, recall with sit at front, finish, stand for exam and sit and down stays in a group of dogs.
In addition, you and your dog will be introduced to many of the advanced exercises such as retrieving over a jump, signal work, directed jumping, go outs, etc.
This class is for owners who are new to the sport of Competition Obedience, for experienced owners with a new dog, or for those who want to polish their dog’s Novice skills while continuing to challenge themselves and their dogs in learning other skills.
Fee: two 6 weeks sessions at $125.00 plus tax ($133.00) per session
Date: Tuesday, May 21st
Time: 8:00 PM
Instructor: Joyce O’Connell
Novice Drop-In Class
The Novice Drop-In class provides a structured setting to practice your dog’s basic skills in Competition Obedience. The class focuses primarily on those exercises found in the basic, or Novice, class, such as heeling, recalls, stays, etc., although most of the advanced exercises will be introduced at some point. You and your dog will have the chance to practice your dog’s skills as part of a group as well as individually.
This class is “drop-in” style, which means that you do not need to register in advance, you and your dog can simply drop in when you are able. To continually challenge and educate, there will be a planned theme for each drop in class; a schedule of themes will be distributed at class or is available by calling Tails U Win.
This class is for owners who have the basic Novice level skills and wish to practice in a more challenging setting, owners who are preparing to enter a show and need the distractions of a class, or owners who just want to keep their obedience skills sharp and have fun with their dog.
Fee: $18 plus tax for non-members, $15 plus tax for members
Instructor: Joyce O’Connell
Times: Tuesdays 6:00 PM
Thursdays 1:00 PM
Open and Utility Class
This class is designed to teach the advanced Competition Obedience exercises performed in the Open and Utility Classes. You and your dog will learn skills such as retrieving, high jump and broad jump, drop on recall, out of sight group stay work, distance signal control, scent work, directed retrieving, go outs and directed jumping.
The goal of this class is to create the advanced teamwork necessary to obtain the title of Companion Dog Excellent and/or Utility Dog.
This class is for owners who have the basic Novice level skills and who want to continue to challenge themselves and their dog, or for owners who have some skills at the more advanced level and want to continue to polish those skills.
Class times: Tuesday 7:00 PM >>> we currently have openings in this class
Thursday 2:00 PM
- call the office for availability
Fee: $125.00 plus tax- 6 weeks
Instructors: Joyce O’Connell
For clients who prefer to work one on one with an instructor or for those who would like a little extra help, private instruction is always an option. Call TAILS to contact Joyce, Cathy or Anne directly to set up an appointment.