OB210: Obedience Skillbuilding 1

Posted in Skill Building Courses

Instructor: Hannah Branigan

Course Details

Novice and Open and Utility.. Oh my!

You look around and there is just SO much information out there…so many exercises, so many methods… it’s overwhelming!

What you need is someone to break it all down. Give you a clear roadmap to take you from where you are now to your finish line (UD? UDX? OTCH dreams?) 

That is EXACTLY what we do in this class. 

This class will provide you with clear, step-by-step instructions for getting started on every exercise in AKC, UKC, CDSP, and even the new TEAM exercises.

  • Just getting started with a young dog and don’t know where to begin? This class is for you!   
  • Never taught scent discrimination before and don’t know how to get started? Start here! 
  • Just finished a CD with your Saluki (congratulations!) and now you’re thinking thoughts about Open, but he’s never put anything in his mouth that wasn’t food? We can help! 

Foundation is everything, so in this course, we will work on the critical, multi-purpose foundation skills necessary for building solid, precise, reliable performance in the ring. And, we will emphasize making it simple, fun, and most importantly EFFICIENT! 

In this class, you can choose to work through the entire program or focus on one or two exercises that particularly interest you. You will receive all of the lecture material and exercises on the first day of class.

The Skillbuilding class progression (1-4) will take you through evaluating your behaviors, building the fundamental components of each exercise, getting them on cue, chaining them together, and proofing and polishing them for the ring. But it all builds off the behaviors taught in this class. Don’t miss it!



Note: The Skillbuilding series does include some basic heeling skills, but we don’t cover heeling extensively. It’s a huge subject, so we’ve devoted separate courses to heeling by itself in order to do it justice.