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Obedience

Training & Dog Sports

Obedience trials are a sport with an expectation that all participants are guided by good sportsmanship both inside and outside of the ring.

Obedience Trials demonstrate the dog and their handler’s ability to work together with precision and publicly show the training they have done to achieve this.

It is essential that the dog demonstrates willingness and enjoyment when working.

Classes are designed to be progressive, allowing the dog and their handler to grow their skills and experience as titles are earned.

There are five levels of obedience in Australia, Community Companion Dog (CCD), Companion Dog (CD), Companion Dog Excellent (CDX), Utility Dog (UD), Utility Dog Excellent (UDX), Obedience Champion (O. CH), and Grand Champion (O. GR.CH.). These titles become more challenging as they progress.

How long has Obedience been in Australia?

Obedience has been in Australia for over 56 years.

What natural instinct does Obedience bring out?

Obedience satisfies a dog’s social need to please and work under direction.

What States/Territories is Obedience available in?

Obedience is available in all States and Territories.

Why get into Obedience?

Obedience is great for learning new skills, requiring mental and physical stimulation from both dog and handler, creating a special bond and a socially acceptable dog.

More information

To find out more please visit your local state or territory website:

DOGS ACT
DOGS NSW
DOGS NT
DOGS QUEENSLAND
DOGS SA
DOGS VICTORIA
DOGS WEST