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Obedience Trials test a dog’s ability to perform a prescribed set of exercises on which it is scored. In each exercise, you must score more than 50 percent of the possible points and get a total score of at least 170 out of a possible 200. Each time your dog gets at least a 170 qualifying score, he’s earns a “leg” toward his title. Earn three legs and your dog has just earned an obedience title! There are 3 levels at which your dog can earn a title and each is more difficult than the one before it. The classes are divided into “A” and “B” at an obedience trial; “A” classes are for beginners whose dogs have never received a title and “B” classes are for more experienced handlers.

KR’s Dan-D Harley David-Son CD CGC; Dan and Kathy Reynolds; Owners

Rally Obedience Trials offer a new dimension to obedience training and competition. Rally obedience is more informal than traditional obedience in that the rules encourage you to talk to your dog throughout the competition and offer it encouragement and verbal directions. There are levels at which your dog can earn a title with each being more difficult that the one before it. Like traditional obedience, the classes are divided into “A” and “B” divisions.

The best part of watching a trial is to see the close bond that has developed between the dog and handler. Their total concentration on the task at hand gives way to the sheer delight of accomplishment that can be seen on the faces of both – and in the wag of a tail.


The Club proudly sponsors two Junior Handlers: Micah Bender and her GSD, Ginger, and Noa Bender and her Maltese, Joey.  Micah and Ginger attended the 2011 and 2012 AKC National Junior Obedience Competition in Florida. Noa and Joey attended the AKC 2012 National Junior Obedience Competition in Florida.

The Annual All-Breed Conformation, Obedience, and Obedience Rally show is scheduled each July at the Southaven, Ms., Multipurpose Arena.