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Competitive Obedience

                                        Competitive obedience
Competitive obedience offers competitors the satisfaction of achieving titles through judging, meeting other competitors, exchanging training techniques and most of all competitors Enjoy the reward of working with their dogs.
Refinement comes to mind when describing Competitive Dog Sports. Judges are evaluating "Precise" obedience, the dog must have a good "Attitude", a "Serious" mind, a "Desire" to please and appear as though there "Working" and not "Playing" while executing commands. The judge also evaluate the Handlers, how commands are given, body posture, attitude and most of all Confidence. Dogs can Feel (or read) the handlers confidence and may execute a command incorrect. If the handler becomes Ring Shy (or stage shy) while handling the dog in the ring, the handler's nerves can collide with the "Spirit" in the dog and cause the dog to execute a command incorrect. Why? Because the handler didn't train the dog while he was nervous or (Ring Shy) in practice. Dogs can feel when handlers are nervous. The handler and dog must form a team to be  successful. The handlers also must evaluate the dog to determine whether or not the dog has the inheritable traits to perform in the ring correctly.
Precision also comes to mind when describing Competitive Dog Sports. For example: The "Recall" exercise is used both in competition and in the real world, but in the ring the dog must come to you and sit "Straight" in front of you without being crooked and the handler must stand still. Another example is the heeling exercise, in the real world as long as our dogs do not pull us or lag behind we are fine, but in the ring, the dog must stay close to the handler and be in step with the handler, while the handler executes the heeling pattern.
Below are demonstrations of Competitive obedience.
Retrieve over the hurdle:
The send out with recall:
The sit, down and stand:
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