Titling Classes Available Through CDSP Video

Starter Novice

Eligibility: Teams are not eligible for Starter Novice if the dog has one qualifying score in a Novice class in any venue. Rally titles do not count. Full information for A/B/C class eligibility is in the rules, Chapter 3: Starter Novice Class.

Exercises:
On Lead Heeling (without Walking Steward)
On Lead Figure 8
On Lead Stand with Distraction
Off Lead Recall (1/2 Ring)
Off Lead Sit/Stay (1/2 Ring)

Above video was taken at a live trial. This team earned a perfect 200.

Novice

Eligibility: A Starter Novice title is not required to enter Novice.

  • The Novice A class shall be for dogs who have not earned any other obedience title in any registry.
  • The Novice B class shall be for dogs who have earned an obedience title in any registry.
  • The Novice C class shall be for dogs who have earned a CDSP Novice title (CD-C, CD-H, CD-Cv) in either the A or B class.

Rally titles do not count. Full information for A/B/C class eligibility is in the rules, Chapter 4: Novice Class.

Exercises:
On Lead Heeling (with Walking Steward)
Off Lead Figure 8
Moving Stand for Exam
Recall over Bar Jump
Sit or Down Stay

Above video was taken at a live trial. They earned a passing score.

Open

Eligibility: A Novice title is required to enter Open.

  • The Open A class shall be for dogs who have earned the CDSP Novice obedience title, either in a live trial or via video.
  • The Open B class shall be for dogs who have earned the CDSP Novice obedience title (CD-C, CD-H, or CD-Cv) and/or any other Open obedience titles in any registry.
  • The Open C class shall be for dogs who have earned a CDSP Open title (CDX-C, CDX-H, CDX-Cv) in either the A or B class. Refer to Open C Exercises [Rules, Chapter 5] for allowed orders of exercises.

Exercises:
Off Lead Heeling (with Walking Steward)
Running Broad Jump
Drop On Recall
Retrieve on the Flat
Retrieve Over High Jump
Go Out, Turn and Sit

Above video was taken at a live trial. They earned a passing score.

They are in the C class, doing Test Order 2:
Go Out, Turn and Sit
Retrieve Over High Jump
Retrieve on the Flat
Drop On Recall
Off Lead Heeling (with Walking Steward)
Running Broad Jump

Utility A & C

Eligibility: An Open title is required to enter Utility A.

  • The Utility A class shall be for dogs that have earned the CDSP Open obedience title (CDX-C, CDX-H, or CDX-Cv).
  • The Utility C class shall be for dogs that have earned a CDSP Utility title (UD-C, UD-H, or UD-Cv) in the A class. Refer to Utility C Exercises [Rules, Chapter 6] for allowed orders of exercises. Ten (10) qualifying scores of 185 in the C class earn the dog a championship: UD-CCHv. This may be repeated: UD-CCHv2.

In live events, exhibitors may not enter both Utility B and Utility C in the same trial.

Exercises for Utility A & C:
Signals
Scent Discrimination
Directed Jumping
Directed Retrieve
Moving Stand and Exam

Above video was taken at a live trial. They earned a passing score.

They are in the Utility C class, doing Test Order 2:
Moving Stand & Exam
Directed Retrieve
Directed Jumping
Scent Discrimination
Signals

Just a reminder to exhibitors—when you submit your video for evaluation, you must capture the ring entry and exit, and there may not be any edits at all in the video.

Utility B

Eligibility: A Utility title is required to enter Utility B.

  • The Utility B class shall only be for dogs that have earned the CDSP Utility obedience title in the A class. The B class is where UDX-Cv Qs and OTCH-Cv points are earned. The exercises are drawn from Novice, Open, and Utility, plus a seek-back exercise in order 3. This class also offers a bonus exercise that can add as much as 20 points to a qualifying score. [Chapter 6: Utility Class; Bonus: Baseball]

In live events, exhibitors may not enter both Utility B and Utility C in the same trial.

Exercises for Utility B:

Order #1
Signals
Off Lead Heeling
Running Broad Jump
Scent Discrimination
Retrieve on the Flat
Baseball (Bonus)
Order #2
Drop On Recall
Off Lead Figure 8
Moving Stand & Exam
Directed Retrieve
Retrieve Over High Jump
Baseball (Bonus)
Order #3
Directed Jumping
Directed Retrieve
Off Lead Heeling
Recall over Bar Jump
Seek Back
Baseball (Bonus)
Above video is actually Utility B, not Versatility, and was taken at a live trial. They earned a passing score and successfully completed the Baseball bonus. (Repeated cues earn a 3-point penalty each.)

They are doing Test Order 1.

Versatility

Eligibility: A Novice title is required to enter Versatility.

  • The Versatility A class shall only be for dogs that have earned the CDSP Novice obedience title in the A or B class but have not yet earned an Open title.
  • The Versatility B class is for dogs that have earned any Open or Utility qualifying legs or titles. Open title.
  • The Versatility C class is for dogs who have earned a CDSP Versatility title in either the A or B class.

The exercises are drawn from Novice, Open, and Utility, but there are no retrieves. [Chapter 7: Versatility Class]

Exercises for Utility B:

Order #1
Off Lead Heeling
Off Lead Figure 8
Drop On Recall
Directed Jumping
Signals
Order #2
Off Lead Heeling
Off Lead Figure 8
Drop On Recall
Directed Jumping
Versatility Moving Stand for Exam
Order #3
Off Lead Heeling
Off Lead Figure 8
Drop On Recall
Directed Jumping
Sit or Down Stay
This Versatility test was filmed at a live trial. They earned a passing score. (Remember that your test videos may not be edited. This is to display the exercises.)

They are doing Test Order 1.

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