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Thread: So how many of you guys do formal obedience, Show and feel that it is important?

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    Default So how many of you guys do formal obedience, Show and feel that it is important?

    Do any of you guys feel it is relevant and do you show in A.K.C. ....
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    I did take lessons and show CKC Pre Novice and did the GNC with my older dog and 3yo, I have gotten away from it. Too hard to work, do field and agility, DD and obedience. You start to spread yourself too thin and it gets costly. I find the indoor agility however keeps your dog and you in shape during winter months when the weather is bad so I have been doing it instead of obedience. Plus I am trying to concentrate just on field. Do incorporate obedience needed while training.
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    I enjoy training and showing in obedience. I feel it is very complementary to field work and it gives me something to,do in the winter. I have also run agility but that requires either a big investment in equipment or finding a place indoors to practice. Either venue allows you to work more with your dog and the competition keeps you motivated to train.
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    I made my winter goal to get a CD on my MH. Trained at a local facility a couple of times a week for Oct-Feb. Entered two weekends of shows in Feb and went three for three to earn his title. I use obedience as my winter project--whether I have a young dog just working on manners and consistency or setting a goal for a title.

    Hope to take my guy to CDX later this year or next winter. Have another dog that I may try to get CD on in Sept at the local shows. I can use the air-conditioned facility when the heat is wicked in July and August.

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    I do formal obedience and show in obedience. This has been very helpful in socializing my dog and introducing me to different ideas in training. As mostlygold has said it is very complementary to field work. Obedience is an ongoing thing and we are always doing obedience wherever we are.
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    Ive done it. I think it's a great way to work on bonding and teamwork. It certainly can't hurt.
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    I do the Foo Foo shows!! the vendors rock.

    Archie also has a totally awesome goose stepping heel. I haven't made the time to compete in obedience but I do train for it. Did I mention the vendors rock?

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    Quote Originally Posted by Pals View Post
    I do the Foo Foo shows!! the vendors rock.

    Archie also has a totally awesome goose stepping heel. I haven't made the time to compete in obedience but I do train for it. Did I mention the vendors rock?
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    I also do Obedience in the winter... since we can't always get out and do a lot of Field work without going south.......... When I'm playing in the Field ... it's my favorite thing to do... when I play in Obedience... it's my favorite thing... I can't figure out what I like best...... Either way...my favorite thing to do is be with and train and play with my dogs....... Definately my Calgone take me away time......
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    I dont do any shows, But I do go to puppy class and go through novice ob and most of the time the labradors shine far above the rest of the class. This is all before six months old and before field training starts.
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