Obedience

DOG STAY Obedience Level One

Is your dog having more fun in your home than everyone else in the famliy? Is your couch shredded? Maybe his morning is complete only after he’s pulled your wife down the street a time or two. Once the front door is open, forget about it. Come when called? You’ve got to be kidding. The games have begun.

Class Policies:

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

Puppy Genius: AKC STAR Puppy

Start Date: Saturday, May 3 @ 10:30 am
Cost: $125 nonmembers/$105 members
Duration: 7 wks
Note: No class the weekend of our June obedience trial.

Doggone Good: Level 1 Obedience

If this is your story, we have a plan for you. Our Level 1 class will transform your dog from irreverent and out of control to happy and skilled at basic dog obedience life skills. We know you think there’s no way he’ll lie down and stay for three minutes, but in our skilled instructor’s hands, he will.

Content:

  • Walking without pulling
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Come when Called
  • Stand
  • Stay

Duration: 7 weeks

Cost: $125.00 ($20 discount for club members) + $4 processing fee for online registration

Next Class:

Start Date: Wednesday, May 7 @ 7 pm
Cost: $125 nonmembers/$105 members
Duration: 7 weeks

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Level Two

Once your dog understands the basics, the two of you are free to develop a working partnership. This class prepares you and your dog to pass the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen exam. Skills: Walking without pulling; saying hi without totally losing it; coming when called; sit/stay and down/stay for a long period of time; working around other dogs calmly.

Next Class:

Start Dates: Wednesday, April 16 @ 4 pm (Marti) or Wednesday, April 23 @ 6:15 pm (Peggy) or Tuesday, May 27 @ 7:30 pm (Peggy)
Cost: $125 nonmembers/$105 members
Duration: 7 weeks

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Level Three – Canine Good Citizen Advanced

Now you are ready to develop a real partnership with your dog. When you speak, he listens! This class prepares you the pass the American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizen Advanced exam. It is also known as AKC Community Canine because it tests real world obedience. Your dog has to walk without pulling out in the world, and not just in a controlled setting. He has to sit/stay with two other dogs near him while you chat with their handlers. It’s a brand new exam, and we love it!

Cost: $125.00 ($20 discount for members) + $4 processing fee for online registrations

Start Date: Wednesday, June 11 6:15 pm

 

Novice

For many, an important stepping stone into competitive Obedience begins with the Companion Dog (CD) title. Ready to try? We bet your dog is.

This class puts the finishing touches on your competition-ready dog. Please enroll in Level III until you are ready to enter a show.

Our experienced instructors will cover:

  • Show ring heeling
  • Figure 8
  • Stand for examination
  • Off-leash heeling
  • Recall
  • Long Sit/Stay and Down/Stay

Duration: 7 weeks

Start Date: Thursday, April 3rd at 8:00 pm
Instructor: Page Hinds Athan
Cost: $125 nonmembers/$105 members

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Are You Ready: Obedience Run-Thrus and Drill

Start Date: Tuesday, May 20, 2014, 6-7:30 pm
Instructor: Gary Roche and Janet Moore
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
Duration: 6 weeks

A great opportunity to practice obedience exercises and practice for the show ring with two experienced coaches.

 

Beyond the Basics: Introduction to Dog Obedience Competition

Content: This popular class uses motivational and play-training methods to transition graduates of Basic and Intermediate dog obedience classes into preparation for the show ring. It introduces and reinforces ring set-ups; focused heeling; automatic sits; Figure 8s; fronts & finishes; and stands for examination. This class also introduces foundation skills for upper-level dog obedience competition (Open and Utility).

This class is for dogs who have begun showing in AKC obedience, or for relatively experienced handlers.

Start Date: TBA

 

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Other Classes

Need extra time working out a detail of your dog’s obedience test? Want to figure out
why she keeps walking the broad jump, or runs for the wrong glove in Utility, despite
your best efforts?

We offer specialty classes in these areas:

  • Retrieving
  • Stay Proofing
  • Off Leash Heeling
  • Signals
  • Go Outs
  • Jumping
  • Figure 8s
  • Recall
  • Scent Discrimination
  • Gloves

Questions about Obedience?

Contact us at otcpbc@gmail.com