In addition to hosting specialty shows and hunt tests, the club hosts several other events to promote the working abilities of Labradors.
These events include obedience and Rally trials, Canine Good Citizen and trick dog testing, field training sessions, matches and health clinics.
Every dog should have some basic obedience training. It’s a great way to develop a stronger bond and good communication with your dog.
If you’d like to give it a try, AKC offers obedience trials of various levels. A great place to start is the Canine Good Citizen test. It includes simple exercises that demonstrate your dog is well-behaved.
There are several more levels that increase in difficulty. Dogs will walk beside the handlers, sometimes on leash and sometimes off leash. They may have to stay in place or retrieve or jump an obstacle or even perform based on a signal rather than a voice command.