I have been away for a few days for some auto racing, another passion of mine, so I should be back on schedule. Here are some tips on when dog obedience testing began:
Helene Whitehouse Walker began training dogs for obedience competition in 1933. The slogan “Train Your Dog” became popular.
In 1934, the North Westchester Kennel Club held obedience tests in their dog show.
By 1936, the American Kennel Club set regulations and standards for obedience tests.