What a weekend Steeler and I had! Steeler and I competed in the first CDSP Obedience trial in New England this weekend. 4 trials over 2 days! Steeler was entered in Novice B because we have Rally titles in AKC and APDT. The Novice A class is for DOGS (not handlers) that do not have any obedience or rally titles in other venues. Competitors can continue to compete in the Novice C class after they earn their title. If you qualify 10 times with scores of 185 or better you earn your Novice Championship (CD-CCH). I had a great time this weekend, and I think Steeler had fun too. He earned his CD-C in 3 straight efforts with scores of 197.5, 199, and 196.5. For the last trial I moved him to the Novice C class since he is not quite ready for the open class yet. In his Nov C class he scored a 198 - and earned High in Trial! Go Steeler!!!!! Needless to say I am still smiling when I think about how well he did this weekend.
This is the second trial!
Here is run #3
And his first Novice C run!
As you can see from the video's - CDSP is similar to AKC obedience with some changes. In Novice, the exercises are:
- heel on leash
- Figure 8 off leash
- Stand for exam
- Recall over the high jump
- Honor Stay (you choose Sit or Down for the next dogs heeling pattern)
Now I am more motivated to actually train the Open exercises more!