The Novice class is for students who have mastered the basic obedience exercises and are ready to build on those by learning how to work off-lead; perform sit and down stays for greater duration; perform exercises with increasing distractions in preparation for the novice level in obedience trials.


  1. Heel on leash and Figure eight – 40 points
  2. Stand for examination – 30 points
  3. Heel Free – 40 points
  4. Recall – 30 points
  5. Long sit – 30 points
  6. Long down – 30 points

Maximum total score is 200 points

Dogs must qualify with a score of 170 or better three times to receive the N 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.


Beginner Novice or an equivalent level of training showing your dog can walk on a loose leash, sit and down stay; and solid recall.


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.