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This is something I have recently become very interested in. I've never done any type of competition with a dog, but I do have alot of experience in Obedience.


I have been involved with working dogs, mostly PSD's since I enlisted 11 yrs ago, and continued to stay involved with service dogs after I left the military.


I've found a reputable trainer here, who not only has experience training for conformation and obedience, but also used to work predominantly with Rotties.


Just looking for opinions from anyone here who may have experience handling a Rottie in the Obedience trials.


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All of my Rottweilers have to have obed titles before breeding.


I have to date 5 CD's and 4 UCD's on my dogs.


I haveyet to try for a CDX or a UD.I want to keep training fun so we just do basic obed,and now there is Rally,and UKC has a new title you can put on dogs similer to the BH.I hope to be trying that in June.


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Good for you, finding atrainer that has experience in our breed. Your trainer should have many ideas to prepare you for a trial and help you with finding matches/shows.


If your looking to get into obedience, here are the links for each organizations. Some have online rules and guidelines, others you have to ask for them to mail too you. You should be veryfamiliar with them, because they are somewhat unique, depending on which level or organizations you trial in, and it gives you ideas/tips what you can/can't do in the trials, and what is required of you, to earn a title.


For instance, on a recall.... you can call your dog out loudor signal your dog by handor both... depending on what your doing and which one your going for. UKC novice obedience: Ona recall they have the doggo over a jump - which is different then AKC. For your BH: You need a scorebook & it's adifferent then the others.You reallyneed to be familiar with the rules to trial. It could mean the difference of a qualifying passing score or not (NQ).


AKC: http://www.akc.org/events/obedience/index.cfmand the rules: http://www.akc.org/pdfs/rulebooks/RO2999.pdf


UKC: http://www.ukcdogs.com/Obedience.htmand the rules: http://www.ukcdogs.com/ObedienceRules.htm


USRC forms: http://www.usrconline.org/forms.htmlandbasicsfor a BH: http://www.bigskyschutzhund.bizland.com/bhbook.htm


I also suggest that you go to obedience fun matches and show & go's, get your CGC test, and RN titlebefore enteringa real obediencetrial. It's also a good idea to watch other people trial, those that have done it for awhile, so you can get an idea of how to work as a team together. All this will help you and your dog work out the "Kinks" before wasting money on the real deal.... besides they're all really fun to do!


You can check for local matches, including entering shows, off of InfoDog.


Show Calendar: http://www.infodog.com/showinfo/showCal.htm


Hope this can help some.
 
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