Obedience

Face coverings, especially face masks, are required for everyone in the GKCDTC building.  The latest info from the CDC states that face masks are more effective than face shields at containing and reducing the spread of respiratory particles in the air.  


The next Obedience Trial is November 14, 15 at the GKCDTC building. 

Judge is Joseph Caputa

Saturday’s trial will have Open A & B, Utility A & B, Preferred Open and Preferred Utility.

Sunday’s trial will have Beginner Novice A & B, Novice A & B, Preferred Novice, Graduate Novice and Graduate Open.

There will be a Rent A Ring on Friday afternoon for dogs entered in Saturday’s trial and on Saturday afternoon for dogs entered in Sunday’s trial.  $10 for 10 minutes.  No unentered dogs will be allowed.

Premium List: November 2020 Premium Obedience Trial

Entry Form: November 2020 Entry Form

The trial will be held in honor of life-time member Russ Krohn who passed away on August 18, 2020, after a brief illness.  He is sorely missed by all and his contributions to the Club and other groups are numerous.

Thank you to everyone who helped to make the July Obedience & Rally Trial a success!


AKC has published several Suggested Best Practices for Obedience and Rally Trials

For the full text see Suggested Best Practices for the Well-Being of Dog Sport Participants, dated May 12, 2020
COVID-19 Follow Up – Suggested Best Practices, dated June 16, 2020
Rally Course Maps, dated June 18, 2020
Scheduling Dogs Per Hour dated June 23, 2020
Handling Scent Articles dated June 23, 2020

Clubs can require participants to wear face masks when the premium explicitly states face masks are required.  There are suggestions for using posts instead of people for Figure 8 posts; handling the dumbbell; handler management of their dog between exercises; handling the leash in Rally; Rally walk throughs; and posting of Rally course maps.


Obedience Regulations amended to January 1, 2019, and including inserts effective August 1, 2019, and September 4, 2019.