Special Beginners classes For dogs and handlers who have not entered more than two Kennel Club working tests and have not won a first in Special Beginners or an award in any classified class. Training and help will be given on the day. It is a great introduction to working tests.
Puppy classes For dogs of between six and 18 months of age and are appropriate for puppies/young dogs just starting out.
Novice classes For dogs who have not won a novice class or been placed 1st–3rd in an open working test or gained a field trial award. Dogs can be any age.
Open classes For dogs of open standard, or those who have won a novice working test or a field trial award. Cold game is sometimes used.