CDSP Open Obedience Task Card Pack
CDSP (Companion Dog Sports Program) Obedience is a venue of competitive obedience which was derived from St.Hubert's obedience. It is an inclusive organization where purebred dogs, mixed breeds, and even dogs with disabilities are allowed to participate. They offer Starter Novice through Utility and versatility classes. Dogs and handlers are able to earn ribbons, titles, and championships just like with the more well known obedience venues. What makes CDSP different from the other obedience venues? Handlers are able to talk to, praise, and give food rewards while in the ring. There are no group exercises where more than one dog is working in the ring at a time.
Open obedience is the next level for the dog and handler who have completed their Companion Dog Title. At this level, the stakes are raised some where the entire run through is performed off leash, must retrieve a dumbbell over a jump and on the flat, and the dog must come when called and then drop when given the command by their handler. A dog and handler can earn their Companion Dog Excellent (CDX-C) title at this level of obedience. Here all of the open exercise tasks are supplied like the drop on recall, off leash heeling, and the retrieve exercises. There are 6 different task cards (4 cards of each task) and 4 Play! cards that make up the Open Obedience task pack. There are 29 cards in total:
- 1 Header Card
- Go Out Cards
- Retrieve Over High Jump Cards
- Running Broad Jump Cards
- Dumbbell Retrieve Cards
- Drop on Recall Cards
- Heeling Off Leash Cards
- Play!! Cards
** please note, there are no exercise descriptions on the back of task pack cards ** For more information on why, please visit this Tasks FAQ.
Train 'Em Task cards are printed on recycled, 24 lb. white paper and laminated with 3mm sheets. They are the same size as a traditional business card (3.375" long and 2.1875" long) Train 'Em Task cards are packed in ivory colored, sheer organza drawstring bag.
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How to use the Train 'Em Tasks system:
The task cards are to be used with the Train 'Em Tasks linen grab bags. To make your daily training game plan, pull a couple of task cards from your grab bag and train those exercises. For obedience I might pull 3 - 5 cards and work each exercise for 5 - 10 minutes depending on the task. For agility, I will pull two task cards and pick drills, sequences, or a course that will work those tasks. After you have completed your tasks, you can put them back into your bag or set them side until your bag is empty. That way, you can make sure you and your dog work all of your tasks (I personally have a separate bag for spent tasks.)