Obedience trials, and all other dog sport trials, are opportunities for you and your dog to see how far you have progressed in your training. Like most dog sports, there are different levels of difficulty so you and your dog can enjoy the sport for many years. Every dog sport that has trials has it’s own set of levels and titles. For instance, in obedience trials, the first level is referred to as Pre-Novice or PCD (Pre-Companion Dog). To get an overview of the titles and terms used in obedience trials, see our Obedience Terms Chart.