Obedience

Dogs who are just starting out should enroll in Basic Obedience. Even if your dog sits, shakes, lies down, etc. 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!

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.

Competition Obedience

Obedience for Companion Dogs

Tricks

Join Lindsey Smith and her talented terrier in a journey through fetch, spin, find it, jump, high five, hold, kennel up, paws, and more. We are so excited about our first Tricks Titling Event on May 7. This class will prepare you to earn the Tricks Novice title. Many of the “tricks” are basic foundation skills for many dog sports — you’ve either already taught them , or you’ve been meaning to, or you’ve always wondered how. Come and find out, and enjoy!

Starts: Tuesday, April 4, 2017 @ 4:00 PM
Instructor: Lindsey Smith
Duration: 5 weeks
Cost: $99 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee

Basic Obedience

Starts: Thursday, April 20, 2017 @ 7:15 PM — ENROLLING
Instructor: Lorene Taylor and Cindy Ponga
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee

Intermediate Obedience

Starts: Thursday, April 27, 2017 @ 8:15 pm
Instructor: Tracey Guziejka
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee
Contents: Go to Your Place, Leave It, Sit/Stay, Down/Stay, Let’s Go (without pulling), No Jumping

Basic Obedience

Starts: Saturday, June 17, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee

URBAN Canine Good Citizen Exam

The Urban Canine Good Citizen exam will be administered on April 24, 2017 at 6 pm.

Not yet accepting registrations, but mark your calendars:

Basic Obedience

Starts: Saturday, August 12, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee

Basic Obedience

Starts: Saturday, October 7, 2017 @ 1:00 PM
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee

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]

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