Competition Obedience Training Charlotte

Competition obedience is the ultimate in teaching your dog to cooperate with you while doing complex, exciting skills.

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Let's get started teaching your dog the skills necessary for the exciting hobby of competition obedience!

Competition Obedience Training Charlotte

To get started with competition obedience training, most people begin with our Novice to Utility Foundation Games class.

Foundation Games class: Novice to Utility

During this class, the dogs will the learn the foundation games for success in competition obedience for Novice, Open and Utility. The class is a games style class because the more fun we make the sport, the more the dogs learn to love it! Class will include games to fix the holes in your dog’s heeling foundation, teaching fronts and finishes and beginning the games to teach the Open and Utility exercises.

What type of games will be taught? Games that: 

  • Build understanding of the principle part of the exercise
  • Build joy of the exercise
  • Build the formal picture when the dog is ready for it
  • Eliminate wasted practice time on throw away or temporary cues 
  • Sequence parts of the exercises together


Utility and More Games: Utility and Open


During this class, the dogs will get to practice fun and exciting polishing games to enhance their understanding of the Utility and Open exercises. The curriculum will be customized to the dogs that are in the class for maximum success and fun. Teams may choose to do additional utility exercises instead of doing the open exercises.

What type of games will be taught? Games that: 

  • Enhance understanding
  • Build confidence
  • Build persistence
  • Build fun with food and toy rewards off of your body


When do the next competition obedience classes start?

Foundation Games: Novice to Utility

  • Tuesday mornings starting February 1st at 10 am.
  • Class will be an hour long if we have less than 4 dogs and will be longer the more dogs we have

Utility and More Games: Utility and Open

  • Tuesday mornings starting after the foundation class
  • Class will be an hour long if we have less than 4 dogs

How do I register for classes?

Register for classes using the form below. Select your class and then select the month that you’d like to register for:

Note: if you checked barks and doesn't calm down, class might not be appropriate for your dog at this time. Please contact us before you register for class.
Note: if you checked barks at the person, class might not be appropriate for your dog at this time. Please contact us before you register for class.
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Group Class Cancellation Policy: In order to provide the best scheduling flexibility and one on one time for the clients that enroll in class, we do not offer make up sessions for sessions that are missed. Liability Terms of service: I agree to take full and total responsibility for my dog at all times. I hereby waive and release Mariah Hinds, Mariah Hinds Dog Training, property or business the training is located at, all owners and other animals in attendance, and any of the above mentioned employees, owners, and agents from any and all liability of any nature for injury or damage which I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but not without limitation, any injury or damage resulting from the action of any dog, and I expressly assume the risk of any such damage or injury while attending the training session or training class, while supervising or interacting with a dog while on the grounds or surrounding area thereto. In consideration of my attendance and participation in training classes, I waive the right from any and all claims or claims by any member of my family or any other person who is present for training lessons. 1. I understand that attendance and participation in any dog training program is not without risk to myself and/ or to guests that are present. I further understand that my personal dog is at risk when any other dog is present and I may bring home an illness due to working around other dogs. 2. Mariah Hinds Dog Training has found that half way through training most owners feel relieved that their dog’s behavior is improving. If training is ended at that time, the dog inevitably backslides into their prior bad habits. Group classes will not be refunded. 3. Some dogs find group classes extremely stressful and need to know lots of skills and behaviors before joining a group class. If a dog is not appropriate for group class, then the dog can be moved to one on one training sessions for an additional fee. 4. It is the client’s responsibility to notify Mariah Hinds Dog Training of any changes regarding the dog’s behavior and other pertinent information. 5. I agree to allow Mariah Hinds Dog Training to discuss history, protocol, family dynamics and any pertinent information with their veterinarian, appropriate animal professionals, family members, etc. as applicable. 6. Mariah Hinds Dog Training reserves the right to terminate this contract at any time, at its sole discretion and refund the monies paid for future services (if applicable) back to the dog’s owner. 7. All of the information I have given about my dog(s) is correct and does not exclude important information such as aggression. 8. These Terms of Service constitute the sole and only agreements concerning the terms of this contract. Any prior agreements, whether oral or in writing, shall be void and of no further affect. This contract may only be modified in writing and signed by all parties to this agreement. 9. I agree to allow pictures taken of my dog or me with my dog during class to be used by Mariah Hinds Dog Training.

Where are your obedience training Charlotte classes?

Our Charlotte dog training classes are held in a state of the art dog training facility in Mount Holly, NC near the Charlotte airport. Our classes are designed to help owners succeed in training their dogs. 

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Competition Obedience Training Exercises

  • Heel next to me while I walk, run and walk slowly around the ring
  • Run to the fence on the other side of the ring and sit when told
  • After running to the fence, jump over the jumps that I direct you to jump on cue
  • Sit, down and come with hand signals at a distance
  • And more!