From June 30 to July 1, 2018, some of the best-behaved and most highly-trained dogs in the nation will meet at The Roberts Centre in Wilmington, Ohio, with the goal of becoming the next National Obedience Champion at the prestigious American Kennel Club® National Obedience Championship. Our own Dr. Kim Somjen with her dog Chill will be among the contenders!
Dr. Somjen and Chill will compete against the top obedience dogs in the country who were invited based on the number of Obedience Trial Champion (OTCH) points earned throughout the year or placements at AKC Obedience Regional Qualifying Events.
The purpose of obedience trials is to demonstrate the dog’s ability to follow specified routines in heeling, jumping and retrieving as directed by the handler. All contestants in a class are required to perform the same exercises in essentially the same way, so that the relative quality of the various performances may be scored.
The event will be livestreamed! Let’s tune in and cheer them on! The link below gives you access to Chill’s livestreamed event on Saturday, June 30th, so they won’t be in until the afternoon. Chill is Dog #175! Go Chill !! AKC TV, Ring 3 and Ring 4: http://bit.ly/2tJHQrf
Joe Martins, DVM, Belle Mead Animal Hospital