WHAT IS MONDIORING?
Mondioring is an exciting and challenging sport that relies on the strong bond between a dog and her owner. The sport is comprised of three elements: obedience, agility (jumps), and protection (bitework). Dogs who do not perform the protection phase can train for an OBJ, which includes just the obedience and jumping exercises.
PASSION. PERSEVERANCE. COURAGE.
Competitors engage in the training process diligently throughout the working life of their dog, often for years. The real joy of the sport lies in the training - competition is simply the culmination of training up until that point and a guide for future training.
Wondering how to get involved? The first step is to contact us and have a discussion on your goals, your experience, and your dog. If you don’t yet have a competition dog, we can help advise you on finding the best dog for your lifestyle that is also highly likely to have the right drives for the sport.
Training with a club is a wonderful way to learn how to train the exercises in the sport, get regular work with a decoy for the protection exercises, prepare your dog for trial scenarios, and build friendships with others going through the training process.
Once you’re ready, our NorCal Mondioring Club meets weekly on Sundays for a few hours each week. Training includes a nominal fee that covers the rental of our training field and goes toward the larger projects of the club, like hosting trials and seminars.
Each week, members are given new information on training, handling, and exercises, and they are tasked with working on them with their dogs to the extent that they can in between club meetings. Private training sessions are also available for club members and non-club members alike that need additional support with the learning curve.
• Heeling without leash
• Absence of handler
• Send away
• Refusal of food
• Retrieve of a thrown object
• Search for an object
• Long jump
• Face attack with baton
• Face attack with baton over obstacle
• Face attack with accessories
• Flee attack
• Stopped flee attack
• Search and escort
• Defense of handler
• Guarding an object