Novice, Open, and Utility obedience for those who wish to enter AKC trials
Title your dog with some of Atlanta’s top competition trainers!
Teaches ring preparation, scoring, and AKC competition rules.
Improves the precision of the owner’s handling skills and the dog’s obedience skills.
Skills taught: Novice Level: On-Leash heeling, Figure 8, Off-leash heeling, Stand for examination, Front, Finish, Sit stay, Down Stay, Open Level: Drop on recall, Retrieve, High Jump, Broad jump, Out of sight stays. Utility Level: Moving Stand, Hand signals, Scent discrimination, Directed retrieve, Directed Jumping.
CPT Competition students have swept first through third place in AKC Novice competitions and achieved first place finishes at the very difficult Open and Utility levels.
$210 for classes starting Jan 10, 2021 or earlier. $240 for classes starting Jan 11, 2021 and thereafter.
8 one-hour weekly meetings.
Prerequisites: Intermediate Obedience or instructor’s approval.
* All CPT Courses require pre-registration. Payments to CPT are non-refundable. CPT closes classes to further registration after 12 dogs enroll.
CPT Trainer Mark Spivak working with his personal dog Marlo, a 17-month old German Shepherd Dog. In this video, Mark and Marlo demonstrate jumping over a broad jump, turning, and sitting in front. The broad jump is an Open-level Competition Obedience skill. Notice Marlo’s athleticism and precision, even though he is a relatively young dog!
CPT Trainer Mark Spivak working with his personal dog Marlo, a 17-month old German Shepherd Dog. In this video, Mark and Marlo demonstrate retrieving over a high jump. Retrieving and jumping are Open-level Competition Obedience skills. Here Mark chains the exercises. Notice Marlo’s enthusiasm and precision!
CPT Trainer Mark Spivak working with his personal dog Marlo, a 17-month old German Shepherd Dog. In this video, Mark and Marlo demonstrate the go out and sit. The distance sit is introduced during Intermediate Obedience class. Whereas, the go out is an advanced Utility-level Competition Obedience exercise. Here Mark chains the exercises. An adapted version of the go out is highly practical for sending your dog to a specific spot. The distance sit is highly practical for overall control and safety.
CPT Trainer Mark Spivak working with his personal dog Marlo, a 17-month old German Shepherd Dog. In this video, Mark and Marlo demonstrate scent discrimination and retrieving. Scent article discrimination is a Utility-level Competition Obedience skill. Notice Marlo’s enthusiasm and refined scenting ability!
CPT Trainer Karen Smalley working with her personal dog Casey, a 10-year old Border Collie. Casey achieved his AKC Utility (U.D.) title with three first place finishes. In this video, Karen and Casey demonstrate various pet obedience, competition obedience, and agility exercises. Notice Casey’s attitude, attention, speed, and precision!