I'm actually entering Caleb in an AKC sanctioned obedience match next month (that's assuming they haven't reached the limit yet). I'm just going to do Rally instead of traditional Obedience, tho. I've only done show-n-goes/fun matches before, so this should be interesting!
Now I have to make heads or tails out of the entry form and get it in the mail! LOLCanine Learning Experience
I would recomend entering pre-novice obedience if they have it. its very good experience and the only obedience class all on leash (its nice to do groups only a few feet from your dog...lol
good luck and have fun
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Good luck and, most important, have fun! The ring should feel like a really fun place to be for your dog. You don't want the ring to feel like going to the vet or something bad. The nice thing with rally is that you can talk to them as much as you want. You could do both rally and pre-novice.
Ann & Miles
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Why don't you do both? Before I entered Rally Excellent and Novice Obedience I took Emilu to a match. It was ourfirst outside show, and very hot. But she did well and we actually won some money!