4-H Dog Obedience Changes Back »

Below is a synopsis of the changes approved at the November Dog Project meeting, and demonstrated at the workshops held earlier this month. 4-H members will find this chart useful in seeing which exercises are new and which skills may need to be developed to continue progressing in their 4-H Dog Obedience project.

Score sheets utilized at county and state events will reflect these changes as well.

Synopsis of the Changes and New Exercises are in red.


Basic A and B

Basic A Basic B Max Score
Heel on Leash Heel on Leash 40 points
Figure Eight (on leash) Figure Eight (on leash) 40 points
Sit for Exam (on leash) Sit for Exam (on leash) 40 points
Sit Stay (on leash) Sit Stay
(leash attached, on ground)
40 points
Recall (on leash) Recall (off leash) 40 points
 

Heel on Leash and Figure 8 separated and points added, Sit instead of Stand for Exam, Sit Stay is a new exercise.


Pre-Novice

Heel on Leash 50 points
Figure 8 on Leash 25 points
Stand for Exam off Leash 40 points
Recall 45 points
Stay—Down 40 points
 

Heel on Leash and Figure 8 separated and points added, Stay—Down is a new exercise.


Novice

Heel on Leash and Figure 8 40 points
Stand for Examination 30 points
Heel Free 40 points
Recall 30 points
Long Sit 30 points
Long Down 30 points

Graduate Novice

Heel on Leash and Figure 8 (off leash) 40 points
Drop on Recall 40 points
Dumbbell Recall 30 points
Recall over High Jump 30 points
Recall over Broad Jump 30 points
Long Down (Handler out of sight) 30 points
 

No heel free, no stand for examination, No Long Sit, Dumbbell recall and jumps are new exercises.


Open Obedience—all exercises performed off leash

Heel Free and Figure 8 40 points
Drop on Recall 30 points
Retrieve on Flat 20 points
Retrieve over High Jump 30 points
Broad Jump 20 points
Long Sit 30 points
Long Down 30 points

Graduate Open Obedience—all exercises performed off leash

Signal Exercise 40 points
Scent Discrimination 30 points
Directed Retrieve 30 points
Moving Stand and Exam 30 points
Go Out 30 points
Directed Jumping 40 points
 

New Class


Utility Obedience—all exercises performed off leash

Signal Exercise 40 points
Scent Discrimination – Article 1 30 points
Scent Discrimination – Article 2 30 points
Directed Retrieve 30 points
Moving Stand and Exam 30 points
Directed Jumping 40 points
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