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Obedience Show Scene Diary ~ 2013

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Note: Championships Shows = ch - Open Shows = op - Limit Shows = limit
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- January -

      Obedience Shows
Sun 27 lim Culverstone DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Jo Newman - Tel: 01474 566892
Entries Close: 11 Jan
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- February -

      Obedience Shows
Sat 9 op Lune Valley DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Miss L Pettitt - Tel: 07929 068775
Entries Close: 4 Jan
       
Sat 9 lim The English Shetland Sheepdog Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Miss L Pettitt - Tel: 07929 068775
Entries Close: 4 Jan
       
Sun 10   North West Kent DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs Helen Franklin - Tel: 02035 608176
Entries Close: 11 Jan
       
Sun 24 op GSD (Alsatian) Club of the UK-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs S Farris - Tel: 01142 360046
Entries Close: 16 Jan
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- March -

      Obedience Shows
Sat 2 op Reedyford DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs W Kearney - Tel: 01282 606493
Entries Close: 26 Jan
       
Fri/Sat 8/9 ch CRUFTS - NEC Birmingham-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Tel: 020 7518 1008
Entries Close: 7 Jan
       
Sun 17 lim Thurrock DTC -copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mr M Terry - Tel: 07804 595743
Entries Close: 2 Mar
       
Sun 24 op North East BCC -copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Entries Close: 2 Mar
       
Fri 29 op Border Collie Club of GB-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com

Entries Close: 11 Feb
       
Sat/Sun 30/31 op Midlands Border Collie Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs Sheilagh Hyde - Tel: 01162 911727
Entries Close: 11 Feb
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- April -

      Obedience Shows
Sun 7 op Shefield GSD Society -copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mr D Wright - Tel: 01253 865 837
Entries Close: 6 Mar
       
Sat 13 op The North Wales Alsatian Club -copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs L Hamel - Tel: 01492 532042
Entries Close: 18 Feb
       
Sun 21 ch Knightswood DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
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Entries Close: 11 Mar
       
Sat 27 op Findon Downs DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
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Entries Close: 16 Mar
       
Sat 27 op The BGS DTC St Helens-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
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Entries Close: 30 Mar
       
Sun 28 op York City Dog Training Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs K Leeder - Tel: 07725 948813
Entries Close: 15 Mar
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- May -

      Obedience Shows
Sat 4 ch Burnbank DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mr J Watson - Tel: 01698 791005
Entries Close: 18 Mar
       
Sun 5 op Chesvale DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs C Williams - Tel: 07867 977382
Entries Close: 20 Mar
       
Sat 11 op Plymouth DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs R Goodfellow - Tel: 01752 350788
Entries Close: 27 Mar
       
Sat/Sun 11/12 ch Wirral Alsatian Training Society-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs J Weight - Tel: 01516 083374
Entries Close: 19 Mar
       
Sat 11 op South Cotswod DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs M Siddall - Tel: 01452 862959
Entries Close: TBA
       
Sun 12 op Plymouth DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs R Goodfellow - Tel: 01752 350788
Entries Close: 27 Mar
       
Sun 12   Southern Border Collie Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Ms K Angier - Tel:
Entries Close: TBA
       
Sat/Sun 18/19 op Culverstone DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Ms Jo Newman - Tel: 01474 566892
Entries Close: 12 Apr
       
Sat/Sun 18/19 op Loughborough Dog Training Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs R Lewis - Tel: 01509 505401
Entries Close: 8 Apr
       
Sat/Sun/Mon 25/27 op/ch Waldridge Fell Dog Training Society-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs F Holdsworth - Tel:
Entries Close: 15 Mar
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- June -

      Obedience Shows
Sat 1 op West Suffolk DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
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Entries Close: 20 Apr
       
Sun 2 ch Petersfield DTS-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Ms S Howard - Tel: 01488 649932
Entries Close: 22 Apr
       
Sun 2 op Cheshire Dog Training Assoc-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs S Taylor - Tel: 0151 608 8546
Entries Close: TBA
       
Sat 8 op Danesford show-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Y Kelsall - Tel: 01782 515667
Entries Close: 1 May
       
Sun 9   Spalding & District DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Janet Hackett - Tel: 01908 612853
Entries Close:
       
Sun 9 op Newbury & District DTS-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs S Henstridge - Tel:
Entries Close:
       
Sat/Sun 15/16 op Isle of Man Dog Obedience and Agility Show-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
T McKinlay - Tel: 01624 882021
Entries Close: 18 May
       
Sat 15 op The German Shepherd Dog Club of Devon-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Miss S Tucker - Tel: 01626 833260
Entries Close:
       
Sat/Sun 15/16 op Preston & Fylde GSD Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mr P Height - Tel: 01942 867010
Entries Close:
       
Sat/Sun 29/30 op Newmarket & District Canine Society-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
C Wright - Tel: 01284 789398
Entries Close: 10 May
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- July -

      Obedience Shows
Sat 13 l The Golden Retriever Club Centenary Show-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs P Kirk Tel:
Entries Close: 17 May
       
Sun 14 op Northern Branches BAGSD-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Ms D L Jones Tel: 01964502726
Entries Close: 31 May
       
Sat/Sun 27/28 ch North West Kent DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs H Franklin - Tel: 02035 608176
Entries Close: 14 Jun
       
Sat 27 op Middlesbrough & District DTA-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Ms N Walker Tel: 01642 591473
Entries Close: 10 Jun
       
Sun 28 ch Redcar & District Dog Training Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs K Davies - Tel: 07932 883742
Entries Close:
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- August -

      Obedience Shows
Sat 3 op Witham & district DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs B Taylor - Tel: 07796 363688
Entries Close: TBA
       
Sat/Sun 3/4 op Lune Valley DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs L Alsop - Tel:01524 42144
Entries Close: TBA
       
Sun 4 op Halstead Dog Obedience Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs A Cook - Tel: 01787 473154
Entries Close: 10 June
       
Fri/Sat 9/10 op Royal Manx Agricultural Show-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs C Pain - Tel: 01624 801355
Entries Close: 15 June
       
Sat/Sun 10/11 op Newton Heath DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Ms M Graham - Tel: 0161 442 1265
Entries Close: TBA
       
Sun/Mon 25/26 ch Wakefield DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs S Shardlow - Tel: 01924 458216
Entries Close: 18 Jul
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- September -

      Obedience Shows
Sun 8 op East Anglian Border Collie Club-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mr C Curtis - Tel: 01304 361700  
Entries Close:
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- October -

      Obedience Shows
Sat 5 ch Elm Park DTC-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Julie Appleton - Tel: 01702 201346
Entries Close:
       
Sun 6 ch Thurrock Dog Training Society-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs K Westell - Tel: 01375 846502
Entries Close: 12 Aug
       
Sun 13 ch Cheshire Dog Training Assoc-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Mrs S Taylor - Tel: 0151 608 8546
Entries Close: TBA
       
Sat 26 op German Shepherd Dog Club of Devon-copyright Dogs Worldwide.com
Miss S Tucker - Tel: 01626 833260
Entries Close:

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- November -

      Obedience Shows
       
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- December -

      Obedience Shows
       
       
Wed/Thur 25/26   DOGS WORLDWIDE.com
Wish You All
A Very Merry Christmas
and A Happy New Year
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Obedience competitions examine how well you and your dog work together as a team, by putting you through various set exercises. A judge will deduct points each time you make a mistake. In all tests, the dog should work in a happy and natural manner and the lowest classes are usually relaxed and informal events. The Kennel Club has set rules about how each exercise within each class should be conducted, so although the exercises may look straightforward at first glance, you and your dog are actually expected to work to a high standard. However, a few minutes training your dog every day, with plenty of praise and encouragement, will see your dog develop into a real professional!

Above all, Obedience Tests are considered to be ‘fun competitions’, designed to be enjoyed by dog and owner. Informality is encouraged, however nothing may be included in an Obedience Test which could endanger the safety of the dogs competing, the handlers, or the spectators.

Types of Show
There are three different types of obedience tests where the competition becomes successively more difficult. There will be all sorts of classes at these tests, from the most junior Pre-Beginners class, to the most senior Class C.

Limited Obedience Show
Limited shows can restrict entry in a number of ways. They may be limited to only the members of the organising society; they may be limited to residents within a specific area; they may be limited by the number of entrants; or they may be limited to specific breeds of dog. No dogs which have won an Obedience Certificate may take part, so less experienced dogs and owners have more of a chance of going home with award cards and rosettes.

Open Obedience Show
As the name suggests these competitions are open to anyone who wishes to enter them. As there are no restrictions these shows attract many competitors of every level and experience.

Championship Obedience Show
These shows are also open to anyone to enter but will also have on offer, the Kennel Club‘s top Obedience award - Obedience Certificates (also known as tickets). These awards can only be won by dogs winning the highest class, Championship Class C.

Classes
Before you think about entering an obedience competition you must know what will be asked of you and your dog, and have trained and be ready to meet the challenge the exercises will set you.

Unlike other forms of canine competition, in Obedience you must enter the lowest one of six classes your dog is eligible for, and by a series of first prizes qualify to higher classes. Having entered the lowest class you can also enter the next highest class if you wish to (except for Championship Class C which you must qualify into). Many competitors do this to give their dogs as much experience as possible and because they enjoy the thrill of competition.

Pre-Beginners Class
As a newcomer to Obedience you will start off in Pre-Beginners class. To take part the owner, handler and dog, must not have won a First Prize in Pre-Beginners before, nor gained a third place, or above, in any other Obedience class. Sometimes it is queried whether a dog which has not won a first prize before can be handled by a more experienced handler, with wins under their belt. This is not the case and this class is only for the least experienced in the Obedience world. There are 5 exercises in this class with a total of 75 points available.

Beginners Class
Once you have succeeded in the Pre-Beginners class you will progress to the Beginners Class. To enter this class, handler and dog must not have won a total of two, or more, First Prizes in Beginners, or, one First Prize in any other Obedience class (Pre-Beginners excepted). The Beginners class combines all the exercises used in the Pre-Beginners class but has an additional element, worth an extra 25 points, of retrieving an article.

Other classes
As you become more experienced you will be able to progress from the Beginners classes to Novice, Class A, Class B and Open and Championship Class C. These classes get progressively more difficult, introducing more complicated and exacting exercises and expecting an exemplary level of performance.

Some of the exercises that are introduced as you progress through the classes are: scent discrimination, where your dog is expected to retrieve a particular article from a selection laid out in the ring; distance control, when your dog must obey commands to sit, stand, or down, given while you are standing some distance away from him; heel work at different speeds and with many different manoeuvres.

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