Obedience Syllabus

The obedience Syllabus used at the ACODC aims to train you and your dog to be able to perform various obedience exercises. In the later classes, the exercises are similar to what is required in an obedience trial; CCD level at ACODC Class 5 and CD level at ACODC Class 6. Many of our volunteer instructors have trialled at one time or another and are a valuable source of information and tips. For more information on what is judged at an obedience trial, please refer to the rules published at the ANKC site (ANKC Obedience Rules).

Click on a Class below for a syllabus outline:

Obedience Syllabus

The obedience Syllabus used at the ACODC aims to train you and your dog to be able to perform various obedience exercises. In the later classes, the exercises are similar to what is required in an obedience trial; CCD level at ACODC Class 5 and CD level at ACODC Class 6. Many of our volunteer instructors have trialled at one time or another and are a valuable source of information and tips. For more information on what is judged at an obedience trial, please refer to the rules published at the ANKC site (ANKC Obedience Rules).

Click on a Class below for a syllabus outline:

Beginner Class

  • Loose lead walking
  • Introduction to heeling 
  • Sit
  • Right about turn 
  • Sit Stay
  • Fun recall

Class One

  • Loose lead walking 
  • Heeling
  • Sit
  • Sit Stay 
  • Stand
  • Fun Recall 
  • Left and Right turns
  • Left and Right about turns

Class Two

  • Heeling
  • Stand
  • Stand Stay
  • Down from sit position 
  • Recall on Lead 
  • Recall Finish
  • Group sit stay

Class Three

  • Heeling on lead
  • Stand stay on lead 
  • Recall (with lead on ground if dog is stable) 
  • Down on the move 
  • Recall finish (with lead on ground if dog is stable)
  • Group sit stay at end of lead or lead on ground if dog is stable
  • Group down stay at end of lead or lead on ground if dog is stable

Class Four

  • Heeling on lead 
  • Stand for exam 
  • Recall off lead – short distance up to 5 metres 
  • Figure 8 
  • Recall finish off lead 
  • Group sit stay – short distance up to 5 metres
  • Group down stay – short distance up to 5 metres

Class Five

  • Heeling on lead 
  • Heel free (and limited off lead) 
  • Stand stay off lead 
  • Figure 8 (limited off lead) 
  • Recall off lead 
  • Change of position
  • Group sit stay off lead
  • Group down stay off lead

Class Six

  • Heel on lead 
  • Stand for exam off lead 
  • Heel free 
  • Stand stay off lead
  • Recall off lead
  • Change of position
  • Group sit stay off lead
  • Group down stay off lead