Beg Open/Open (combined)

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Beginning Open

Foundation exercises for Open are taught, such as the retrieve, signals, scenting, jumping, and drop on recall.  Dogs may advance to the regular Open class once they are starting to do the individual behaviors required for those rings.

Admission Criteria: Must have successfully completed the Novice class and be under control off-leash.

Open

All the standard exercises for the Open class are practiced. Dogs should be able to do simple retrieves and jumping for entry into class. Emphasis is on reliability regardless of distractions.

Admission Criteria: All the standard exercises for the Open class are practiced. Emphasis is on reliability regardless of distractions. Dog must have successfully completed the Beginning Open class or have instructor's permission.

  • Reliably do all the Novice exercises off leash.
  • Retrieve a thrown dumbbell 10 feet without distractions.
  • Do a moving drop on recall without distractions.
  • Jump over a high jump holding a dumbbell and return to the handler.
  • Jump over a broad jump without distractions.
  • Do an out of sight long sit and down for at least 1 minute.

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