Columbia Basin Dog Training Club - Richland, WA and Surrounding Area


Obedience training usually refers to the training of a dog and the term is most commonly used in that context.

Obedience training ranges from very basic training, such as teaching the dog to reliably respond to basic commands such as “sit”, “down”, “come”, and “stay”, to high-level competition where additional commands, accuracy of response, and performance are scored and judged.

Basic or beginner’s obedience is typically a short course ranging from six to eight weeks, where it is demonstrated to the handler how to communicate with and train the dog in a few simple commands.

With most methods the dog is trained one command at a time. Though there may or may not be a specific word attached to it, walking properly on a leash is often the first training required prior to learning other commands.

There are several choices for classes, including Beginning Obedience, Novice Obedience, Novice & Beyond, and Open.

For more information, visit (will open new window on the website):

Use this checklist to verify if you are eligible to enter an AKC class at the "A" level of Obedience competition (will open new window on the ShowEntries.Info website):