Obedience Tests Study Guide
I. Basic Obedience
- Heeling on Lead
- Dog should maintain heel position while the handler does
right, left and about turns, changes of pace and halts on a loose lead.
Multiple commands are allowed. No distractions during this test.
- Dog must stay until called. Dog must go to handler but is not
required to sit in front or at heel.
- 10 minutes with handler in sight approximately 50 feet away.
Dog must stay within 5 feet of where it was originally left. Handler may
give additional commands to stop movement.
- Dog is tied out to its car. Another dog and handler pass by
within 10 feet and the dog shall not show aggression.
- Dog and handler are loaded in the back of a vehicle with at
least 2 other dog teams. The vehicle will be driven at least one mile,
the dog must not display aggression or uncontrolled behavior.
- The handler will stand with their dog in the heeling
position. A stranger will approach and engage the handler in conversion.
The dog must not show aggressive behavior towards the stranger.
II. Advanced Obedience
- Heeling on Lead
- Heeling through a crowd on a loose lead. Other dog teams used
as a distraction. Corrections are allowed
- Dog is required come when called and to sit in front or in
heel position (within arm's length of handler)
- 15 minutes with handler out of sight. At least 3 dogs are in
the stay group. Distractions are present.
- Halt on Command
- Dog sent away from handler, motivator is allowed to be used.
Dog must halt on handlers command (within 10 feet). Any position for the
halt is acceptable (stand, sit or down)
- Acceptance of Another Handler
- Dog tied to vehicle. A dog and handler pass by, no aggression
must be shown.
- A handler then approaches and take dog for a walk, dog must
- The dog will jump onto a surface at least 2.5 feet high.
- The dog will walk across a board at least 12 feet long, 12
inches wide and 3 feet off the ground. Agility tests 1 and 2 may be
- The dog will go through a 36" diameter passageway at
least 8 feet long.
agility tests must be performed without the handler physically aiding