Competition Obedience and Rally

Beginner to Advanced classes for Competition Obedience and Rally with Lynn Williams who has been a show competitor all her life. You are taught how to get ready for the shows, problem solving for the show ring. Even if you are not planning on competing, this class will give you that focused working dog


Thank you Lynn Williams, Katie did great. Katie with Lynn at the lead earned her first leg on her CD Novice title at the Durham Kennel Club dog show

Competition Obedience

Training a dog to participate in AKC obedience trials increases a dog's understanding and reliability in responding to commands such as "sit", "down", "stay", "come", and "heel." At a trial, the dog and handler will perform various predefined obedience exercises, which will be evaluated and scored by a judge.


The courses are designed by the Rally judge (10-20 signs per course, depending on the class level) that include various turns and commands such as sit, down, stay, etc. Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is to be encouraged and not penalized.