Obedience training can be for competing as a team with your dog at events or can be to train your dog to be a good family member. Obedience trials showcase dogs that have been trained and conditioned to behave well at home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. AKC Obedience trials allow exhibitors and their dogs to enjoy companionship and competition as they proudly earn AKC titles.
Getting started in obedience. AKC information
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