ABTC 2021: Albany, Oregon
What is Team Obedience?
4 dog/handler teams enter as "a team" and perform obedience exercises together.
There are 2 judges: one judge calls the commands while the other judge scores. The team performs the commands in unison. Dogs perform the Novice obedience routine, with a Drop on Recall in place of the Recall (dogs will be called one at a time, dropped, and the group will be simultaneously called to front).
Each time is scored out of 800 points.
But the best part?
"The handlers and dogs may wear
costuming that is in good taste"
(AKC Obedience Regulations, Chapter 20, Section 6).