The Beginner Novice class is a great “next step” for the dogs that have completed the foundation classes: Basic I –AKC Canine Good Citizen class; Basic II – AKC Canine Good Citizen Community class; and the AKC Urban Canine Good Citizen class.

Beginner Novice is also an optional titling Obedience class. All exercises are conducted with dog on leash with the exception of the recall. The Heel on Leash pattern is established with Rally signs, and handlers are allowed to give one verbal encouragement. If you decide to compete, below are the exercises and the point value of each exercise.


  1. Heel on Leash 40 points
  2. Figure Eight 40 points
  3. Sit for Exam 40 points
  4. Sit Stay 40 points
  5. Recall 40 points

Maximum Total Score: 200 points

Dogs must qualify with a score of 170 or better three times to receive the BN title, which goes at the end of the registered name. ALL dogs, including mixed-breeds, are eligible to compete in AKC Obedience trials through AKC Canine Partners.


Distemper Vaccine and Rabies Vaccine, and highly recommend Bordetella (upper respiratory vaccine).


 The fee for the program (one day-a-week for seven weeks) is $75.00. 


 Please complete the pre-registration form and one of our trainers will contact you regarding registering for a class. We have something for everyone and we want to make sure we are meeting your needs. After talking with our trainer, you will be registered in the class. You will be asked to pay when you come to your first scheduled class. We take cash, local checks, and major credit/debit cards. You may also contact us by phone at (321) 266-3531.