If a child comes to most of the dog meetings in their dog club then quits and...

Asked March 13, 2014, 12:16 PM EDT

If a child comes to most of the dog meetings in their dog club then quits and comes back to another dog club and goes to fair or fun show do they have to go to Obedience B? or are they considered an A because they do not have the experience in the ring?

Clark County Ohio

1 Response

This is how "A" and "B" obedience classes are defined through the Ohio 4-H Dog Show Rules. “A” classes are for first-year youth and first-year dogs with NO experience. “A” classes can never be repeated by the same youth, regardless of what dog is shown. “A” classes can never be repeated by the same dog, regardless of what youth shows that dog.
“B” classes can be repeated by the same youth regardless of what dog is shown, and by the same dog, regardless of who shows that dog, provided the youth and/or dog are not the class winners. For more information please visit the Ohio 4-H Dog Show Rules at http://4hansci.osu.edu/companion/companionResources.php.

However, I encourage you to check with your local extension office to make sure they do not have rule variations from the above description.