Obedience

Dogs who are just starting out should enroll in Basic Obedience. Even if your dog sits and shakes at home, please enroll in Basic Obedience unless you are sure he will listen and respond to your cues 9 out of 10 times the first time you ask in a group setting. You’ll be glad you took your time!

Our basic obedience classes are not designed to rehabilitate dogs who behave aggressively toward other dogs. Aggressive behavior includes barking and lunging on leash. Contact us at [email protected] for a referral on these issues.

Graduates of Basic Obedience should take Intermediate Obedience. Dogs beyond Intermediate may enroll in the Canine Good Citizen class. Therapy dog prospects should start in either Basic, Intermediate, or CGC, depending on their level of training prior to starting class with us.

Vaccination Requirements: DHP, Bordetella, Rabies.

Competition Obedience

Obedience for Companion Dogs

Basic Obedience

Starts: Monday, 11/13, 2017 @ 6:00 PM FULL
Instructor: Susan Minix
Duration: 6 weeks
What to Bring: Buckle or martingale collar – NO HARNESSES, 6′ leash and lots of treats, low (e.g.,cheese sticks), medium (e.g., hot dogs) and high level (e.g., boiled chicken).
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016)

Starts: Wednesday, 1/10/2018 @ 7:00 pm.
Instructor: Susan Minix
Duration: 6 weeks
What to Bring: Buckle or martingale collar – NO HARNESSES, 6′ leash and lots of treats, low (e.g.,cheese sticks), medium (e.g., hot dogs) and high level (e.g., boiled chicken).
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2017)

Starts: Saturday, February 24, 2018 @ 1:00 PM
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2017)

Intermediate

A bridge class to prepare dog and handler for CGC and Beginner Novice.Emphasizes impulse control and gives student the opportunity to add duration and distractions to foundation behaviors.
Class will include: Let’s go (walk without pulling)-left, right, about turns, 360 turns,serpentine, and paper clip loop. Leave it. Recall- (20 feet with or without finish). Sit/stay-60 seconds. Down/stay-3 minutes. Go to your place. Stand. Heeling sequences. One trick.
Prerequisite: Completion of a 6 week basic obedience class.
Training Equipement Needed: clicker, 6 ft. leash, 16 ft. flexi-leash, mat large enough for dog to lie down on with rubber backing, and lots of small easy to consume treats (low- medium, and high value).

Starts: Thursday, 10/26 @ 6:00 pm. No class 11/23
Instructor: Tracey Guziejka
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016)

Starts: Thursday, 1/11/2018 @ 6:00 pm.
Instructor: Tracey Guziejka
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2017)

Starts: Wednesday, 2/28/2018 @ 7:15 pm.
Instructor: Susan Minix
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2017)

Upcoming Basic Classes

Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the first day of class. Class schedule subject to change.

Thursday 3/1/2018 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday 4/18/2018 @ 7:00 PM
Thursday 6/7/2018 @ 6:00 PM
Saturday 6/16/2018 @ 1:00 PM
Wednesday 7/25/2018 @ 7:00 PM
Saturday 9/1/2018 @ 1:00 PM
Thursday 9/20/2018 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday 11/7/2018 @ 7:00 PM

Upcoming Intermediate Classes

Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the first day of class. Class schedule subject to change.

Thursday 4/19/2018 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday 6/6/2018 @ 7:15 PM
Thursday 7/26/2018 @ 6:00 PM
Wednesday 9/19/2018 @ 7:15 PM
Thursday 11/8/2018 @ 6:00 PM
 

Canine Good Citizen Classes and Exams

Class Policies:

Class registration closes 24 hours in advance of the class start date. You must preregister online or by completing a class registration form in order to attend a class. Classes are subject to cancellation or date changes at the discretion of OTCPBC training staff.

Because class size is limited and sufficient time is necessary to contact alternate students, class tuition may only be refunded if notice, in writing or by email, is received seven (7) business days prior to the start date of a class by the instructor or the director. OTCPBC does not offer partial refunds, make-up lessons, private instruction in lieu of group classes, or the transfer of monies from one class to another.

We do not offer make-ups, private lessons, or transfers of monies from one class to another for any reason, including the onset of estrus in bitches. Handlers may not “drop in” to classes unless the class is a designated “drop in” class.

Our basic obedience classes are not designed to rehabilitate dogs who behave aggressively toward other dogs. Aggressive behavior includes barking and lunging on leash. Contact us at [email protected] for a referral on these issues.

Class fees will calculate a 20% discount for club members) + $4 processing fee for online registration.

Please bring proof of DHP, bordetella, and rabies (as age appropriate) the first night of class.

Please print the following letter containing information about club policies and directions to the facility after you register for class.

READ BEFORE COMING TO CLASS

Questions about Obedience?

Contact us at [email protected]