Thanks to Kim Kaufman for capturing some of the action at today’s all-breed AKC obedience trial held by the Potomac Valley Golden Retriever Club at the Oriole clubhouse.
This trial runs through Sunday, February 8 from 8am until approximately 4:30pm and is open to the public. See the judging program for more information.
An exhibitor takes advantage of the warmup ring prior to taking their turn in the ring
Warming up with some precision heelwork before exhibiting
Handlers leaving their dogs on a sit stay
A line of dogs in a sit stay waiting patiently for their handlers to return.
A golden retriever receiving the direction to take for the Go Out exercise
This golden retriever has successfully excecuted a go out, turn, and sit. He now waits for his handler to indicate which of the two jumps to take on his return to the handler.
Handlers preparing their dogs for the group stay exercise