Competitive obedience uses the basic dog training requirements of walking to heel, coming when called and fetching articles and develops them into tests of precision and accuracy in how those exercises are performed. It requires a great deal of concentration from both dog and handler to achieve a high level of precision.
The challenge in competition is to achieve a high degree of precision but maintain style, drive and motivation. There is always a danger that you can teach an exercise but lose enthusiasm. Modern motivational and positive reinforcement training methods suit the Munster temperament very well. Modern training is fun for the dog and handler.