Obedience training is the cornerstone of the successful integration of a dog into his family and community,
and plays a huge role in many of the venues presented at this year's Dog Fair.
Visit Freestyle & Obedience to see trained dogs performing traditional obedience skills,
then stick around to see how those skills can be integrated into awesome musical Freestyle routines.
Rally, Manners, & Treat Hide & Seek is another place to see those skills put to use as dogs and handlers negotiate a course requiring sits,
downs, turns and other basic requirements you might encounter while out with your dog.
In other sessions at Rally, Manners, & Treat Hide & Seek instructors will work with Dog Fair attendees to teach their dog a trick and find objects by scent, yet other forms of obedience.
At Canine Good Citizen (CGC), dogs can attempt to achieve CGC certification by demonstrating obedience
in a number of different situations.
Even Agility requires obedience, since a dependable 'Stay' and a reliable 'Recall' are both
important if a dog/handler team is to succeed in competition.
HOTC is a proponent of positive training methods which are effective, easy to understand, and fun for both the dog and handler.
The end result is a happy, relaxed dog who enjoys working, both on leash and off.
Classes are offered at all levels of training, please visit the HOTC website
for more details.
At 12:00 HOTC members will present a demonstration of Obedience as a competitive sport.
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