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Postby lluksa » July 2nd, 2006, 12:29 pm

Bubba earned his first leg toward his novice obedience companion dog title today...with a score of 188! Yay! The judge thought his about turn was the cutest too :-)

Of course he did his signature 'crash into front' on the Recall Over the Jump...ricocheting off my shins...OUCH! But everyone thought he deserved an A for enthusiasm... :bigGrin:

I just wanted to share my joy! Thanks!
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Postby ellie@ny » July 2nd, 2006, 1:03 pm

That's great news!!!!They have to earn 3 right?The novice has off leash work too?
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Postby lluksa » July 2nd, 2006, 1:07 pm

Thanks! Yes, three legs need to be earned for the title and there are on and off-leash exercises.
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Postby Patch O' Pits » July 2nd, 2006, 1:11 pm

wooo hooo go Bubba

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Postby ellie@ny » July 2nd, 2006, 1:12 pm

Thank you!!!Congrats again!!!!!!!!!!! :clap:
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Postby mnp13 » July 2nd, 2006, 2:10 pm

Nice Work!

What is involved with the CD title?
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Postby pocketpit » July 2nd, 2006, 2:22 pm

Congratulations!!! :clap:
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Postby lluksa » July 2nd, 2006, 2:26 pm

mnp13 wrote:What is involved with the CD title?


Novice Exercises
• On-leash heeling pattern 40 points
• Off Leash figure 8 heeling pattern 40 points
• Moving Stand for Exam 40 points
• Recall Over Bar Jump 40 points
• Honor Sit or Down 40 points
Total points: 200 points
On Leash Heeling Pattern
The principal feature of this exercise is to demonstrate that the dog and
handler can work as a team in the presence of distractions.
Before the first team enters the ring, the Judge will walk the heeling pattern or call it as a steward walks the heeling pattern. The heeling pattern will be the same for all teams.
When the team is ready to begin, the Judge will instruct the handler “Forward” and the team must heel forward at a brisk pace. During the heeling pattern, the Judge will call at least one halt during the pattern and again at the completion. The Judge will also instruct the following turns: Right Turn, Left
Turn and About Turn. The Judge will call a Slow Pace, followed by Normal
Pace and a Fast Pace followed by Normal Pace. These instructions may be
given in any order but the order must be consistent for all teams.
A steward will provide the distraction during the first leg of the heeling pattern, before the judge has instructed the handler to turn in either direction. The steward will be waiting at the opposite end of the ring and when the team
heels forward on the judge’s instructions, the steward will walk parallel to and approximately 8 feet away from the team, but towards the team. The steward
will pass the dog approximately 8 feet to the side of the dog.
During pace changes the dog must demonstrate a noticeable change of pace
and maintain it until the judge instructs the handler to return to a normal pace.
About turns may be done to the right or left at the handler’s discretion. The
handler may also do the “Left About Turn” as executed in Rally Obedience.
At each order to halt, the handler will stop heeling and the dog must sit in
heel position until cued to heel forward again. The judge will say “Exercise
Finished” at the completion of this exercise.
Scoring the On Leash Heeling Pattern
Non-Qualifying:
• consistently tight leash
• handler consistently adapts pace to the dog’s pace
• failure to change pace
• any sign of aggression, extreme fear, timidity or shyness towards the
steward distraction
Minor to Substantial Deductions:
• dog that is out of heel position: lagging, heeling wide, crowding the handler,
and forging
• poor sits at halt, additional cues
• failure of the dog and/or handler to maintain pace change
Off Leash Figure 8 Heeling Pattern
The principal feature of this exercise is to demonstrate that the dog and
handler can work as a team, off leash, in the presence of distractions.
The handler will move with the dog to a place designated by the judge,
midway between two stewards, who will be standing approximately 8 ft. apart.
The dog must sit in heel position and the handler will remove the leash and
hand it to the judge. The judge will hand the leash to the steward at the
completion of the exercise. After the judge asks if the team is ready and
instructs the handler to heel Forward, the handler and dog will heel briskly
around and between the two stewards twice in a figure 8 pattern. The handler
may go around either steward first. There will be no about turn, left turn or
right turn or pace changes, but the judge must instruct the team to halt at
least once during the exercise and again at the end.
Scoring the Off Leash Figure 8 Heeling Pattern
While this exercise is performed off leash, all applicable scoring guidelines as described in the On Leash heeling pattern shall apply.

Moving Stand for Exam
The principal features of this exercise are that the dog remain standing and has the evenness of temperament to accept a light exam by the Judge.
The handler will begin with the dog sitting in heel position. Upon instruction
from the judge, the team will heel forward. After the team has heeled
approximately 10 feet forward, the judge will instruct the handler to “Stand
Your Dog”. The team will stop moving forward and the dog must remain
standing, without sitting first. The handler may instruct the dog to Stand. The
judge will then instruct the handler to “Leave Your Dog” and the handler will
walk approximately six feet away, turn and face the dog. The handler may
instruct the dog to “Stay” before walking away. The dog must remain
standing while the judge approaches and lightly runs her/his hand along the
side of the dog’s body. Upon instruction by the judge to “Return To Your
Dog”, the handler will return, walk around the dog and stand in heel position
next to the dog until the judge instructs the handler “Exercise Finished”. The
dog should not sit once the handler returns to heel position.
Scoring the Moving Stand for Exam Exercise:
Non-Qualifying:
• dog breaks the stand to sit, lie down or goes to the handler or moves away
from the judge
• judge is unable perform the exam; dog exhibits aggression (The judge is
not required to perform the exam on any dog that exhibits aggression)
• handler holds a hand signal in order to keep the dog in a stand
• handler physically assists the dog into the stand (Once standing, the
handler may stack the dog as in conformation)
Minor to Substantial Deductions:
• dog moves forward after the handler has instructed the dog to Stay and has
left the dog’s side
• dogs exhibits timidity
3-Point Deduction:
• additional cues to Stand or Stay
Recall Over Bar Jump
The principal features of this exercise are that the dog takes the jump and
comes directly to the handler.
On instructions from the judge, the handler will leave the dog in a sit at a spot
at least 8 feet from the center of the jump. The judge will then instruct the
handler to “Leave Your Dog”. The handler will walk to the opposite side of the
jump and stand in a spot at least 8 feet from the center of the jump, facing the
dog. Upon instruction from the judge to “Call Your Dog”, the handler will call
the dog to come. The dog must come quickly over the jump and sit in front position. The judge will then instruct the handler to “Finish” and the handler
will cue the dog to finish, either left or right. The dog must sit in heel position
at the completion of the finish. The judge will then instruct the handler
“Exercise Finished”.
Scoring the Recall Over Bar Jump Exercise:
Non-Qualifying:
• dog does not take the jump but runs around the side of the jump or under
the jump
• dog knocks the bar off the jump
• dog uses the bar as an aid in going over the jump
• dog anticipates recall cue / does not stay until called
Minor Deduction:
• dog touches the bar without knocking it off the jump
Substantial Deduction:
• failure to sit in front position
• failure to sit at finish
Minor to Substantial Deductions:
• crooked fronts, crooked sits at the completion of the finish
• slowness in completing the finish
3-Point Deduction:
• additional cues to perform any of the elements of the exercise
Honor Sit or Down
The principal feature of this exercise is that the dog maintain either a Sit or
Down in heel position while the working team performs the On-Leash Heeling
pattern. This exercise is performed on-leash, with the handler standing next
to the dog in heel position.
Prior to the start of the Novice class, the Judge will designate a location for
the Honor exercise. The Judge must select a location that will not interfere
with the working team’s performance. At the completion of the Recall Over
The Bar Jump, the Judge will instruct the team to move to this location, where
the Honor Steward will be waiting to score the exercise. The dog may sit or
lie down for this exercise; this is the handler’s choice. However, once the
choice is made, the handler may not change her mind. As the next working
team is called into the ring for the On Leash Heeling pattern, the Honor
Steward will instruct the handler to cue the dog to Sit or Down. Once the dog
is in position, the handler may cue the dog to Stay. Judging begins once the
dog is in position and the handler has given the final instruction to the dog.
The dog and handler must maintain position during the working team’s On-
Leash Heeling pattern. Once the working team has completed the On-Leash
Heeling pattern, the Honor Steward will instruct the Honor team “Exercise
Finished” The team will then leave the ring on leash and their performance is
considered complete.
Scoring the Honor Exercise:
Non-Qualifying:
• any dog exhibiting aggression
• a dog that barks or whines or attempts to interfere with the working team’s
on leash heeling pattern. The team will be excused from the ring and the
working team shall have the option to begin the On-Leash Heeling pattern
again.
• any dog who breaks from position
• food reward given prior to Honor Steward’s “Exercise Finished”
• handler that touches the dog to sit or down.
Minor Deduction:
• slight movement of the dog once the dog has been instructed to sit or lie
down
Substantial Deduction:
• any praise given by the handler during the exercise, that interferes with the
working team’s performance
Minor to Substantial Deductions:
• all deductions for heel position apply
3-Point Deduction:
• additional cues to Stay
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Postby lluksa » July 2nd, 2006, 2:27 pm

pocketpit wrote:Congratulations!!! :clap:


Thanks!
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Postby Asta » July 2nd, 2006, 2:36 pm

Good stuff! Congrats :)

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Postby rutylr » July 2nd, 2006, 2:57 pm

Congrats.
I love working the dogs in Obed,but it scares me everytime I walk in the ring.As I never quite know for sure what dog I brought.The smart one or the one who wants to embrass me in front of others.
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Postby ellie@ny » July 2nd, 2006, 3:58 pm

Also could you tell me what's the difference between Nov A and B ?
And also on the akc website in the rules doesn't say you have to do jump over bar in novice? :|
That's what I found:

NOVICE - For the dog just getting started in obedience. Exercises include:
Heel on Leash and Figure Eight - show whether the dog has leamed to watch its handler and adjust its pace to stay with the handler.
Heel Free - done off leash.
Stand for Examination - is of great benefit when the dog needs hands-on care by a veterinarian.
Recall - provides the handler with the ability to call the dog and get an immediate response at all times.
Long Sit (1 minute) - allows the handler to have control of the dog when visitors come to the home.
Long Down (3 minutes) - dog must remain in a down position.
:| So why is this different? Thankx!
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Postby rutylr » July 2nd, 2006, 4:06 pm

APBT can only do UKC obed which has the Jump.
Novice A is someone who has never gotten a title and B is for people who have.
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Postby ellie@ny » July 2nd, 2006, 4:12 pm

Well I tought Bubba wasn't an apbt... :|
Anyway I tought she was doing it in AKC,my bad! :D
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Postby lluksa » July 2nd, 2006, 4:16 pm

ellie@ny wrote:Also could you tell me what's the difference between Nov A and B ?
And also on the akc website in the rules doesn't say you have to do jump over bar in novice? :|
That's what I found:

NOVICE - For the dog just getting started in obedience. Exercises include:
Heel on Leash and Figure Eight - show whether the dog has leamed to watch its handler and adjust its pace to stay with the handler.
Heel Free - done off leash.
Stand for Examination - is of great benefit when the dog needs hands-on care by a veterinarian.
Recall - provides the handler with the ability to call the dog and get an immediate response at all times.
Long Sit (1 minute) - allows the handler to have control of the dog when visitors come to the home.
Long Down (3 minutes) - dog must remain in a down position.
:| So why is this different? Thankx!


I should of stated that this was a CDSP obedience trial (Companion Dog Sports Program). This organization offers obedience titles (Novice, Open, Utility and OTCH) to all dogs, purebred or mixed. Their exercises are a combination of AKC and UKC.
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Postby ellie@ny » July 2nd, 2006, 4:20 pm

lluksa wrote:I should of stated that this was a CDSP obedience trial (Companion Dog Sports Program). This organization offers obedience titles (Novice, Open, Utility and OTCH) to all dogs, purebred or mixed. Their exercises are a combination of AKC and UKC.


Now I get it!!!I was confused with the differences... :) Thanx for clearing it out!!!I tought they changed the rules :D
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Postby Purple » July 2nd, 2006, 5:23 pm

Congratulations to you and Bubba!
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Postby Maryellen » July 2nd, 2006, 5:39 pm

Congratulations to you and Bubba!! Excellent!!!
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Postby lluksa » July 2nd, 2006, 6:08 pm

Maryellen wrote:Congratulations to you and Bubba!! Excellent!!!


Thanks Maryellen...we are entered in another trial next month...so hopefully he'll earn his title then!
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Postby pitbullmamaliz » July 2nd, 2006, 10:25 pm

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