Clumber Spaniels, although not known as top obedience competition dogs, are easy to train. They tend to learn fast, retain their knowledge and love to work. Why should one train for obedience? Everyone appreciates a canine good citizen, a dog who comes, stays, downs and walks on a loose leash. All these are taught in obedience training. Also, obedience is the foundation for all performance events whether it is agility, hunting, or conformation showing. Obedience competition in AKC events has three levels, Novice, Open and Utility, each level significantly more difficult. As the dogs advances through the levels they gain titles which are added to their registered name. They are CD, CDX and UD. There are a number of Clumbers competing at the highest level, Utility.