Whisper handled by Helen Hamilton in the Open class

Ch MACH2 Aragon Lunar Eclipse CDX TDX RE MXS MJG OF JC (Whisper)
BISS Helios Sun King x Ch Aragon Prairewind Paradox CD TD

Obedience training has to do with providing your dog the skills needed to become a well disciplined member of your family. Basic skills are taught such as walking on lead, not over-reacting at the sight of other people and dogs, and coming when called.

Many people and their dogs enjoy this training together so much that they compete with one another in order to receive points towards one of several titles. The most common is called the CD for Companion Dog award.

Greyhounds can only be trained using positive incentive methods, preferably food. The whole key to training Greyhounds is to motivate them. You have to make it worth their while to do the obedience exercises. If that is done they readily earn obedience titles. The first Companion Dog was Ch. On-Da-Way Skipper who earned his CD in 1937. Since then Greyhounds have earned 275 Companion Dog titles, 46 Companion Dog Excellent title, 8 Utility Dog titles and one Obedience Trial Championship. That was Julie Hill’s red bitch Lily, OTCh The Merry Prankster UDX, TD, NA. In accumulating these titles, a number of Greyhounds have won all breed high in trial awards.

Breeze handled by Helen Hamilton in the Novice class

BISS GCH Aragon Northern Lights CD TD RN MX MXJ OF JC (Breeze)

GCH Aroi Aryal Remarkable x Ch MACH2 Aragon Lunar Eclipse CDX TDX RE MXS MJG OF JC

The Greyhound Club of America started offering obedience trials at its 1988 Western Specialty. Now it offers obedience trials at all three specialties: At the Western in Lompoc, CA in July, the Eastern Specialty which is often at Ludwig Corners, PA in September and at the Southern Specialty in Texas in March.

Katie the greyhound at age 9 earning her second Utility Dog leg in April 2007. Utility level is the highest level of obedience and Katie is only the 14th greyhound in 70+ years of history to earn the Utility Dog title. I am so proud of this achievement.

—  Jennifer Bachelor