Obedience

Dogs who are just starting out should enroll in Basic Obedience. Graduates of Basic Obedience should take the CGC class. 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!

Urban Puppy

Starts: Wednesday, July 27 @ 6:30 pm
Instructor: Susan Minix
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2015) + includes online processing fee

If your puppy or young dog has completed AKC Star Puppy or a Basic Obedience class you will enjoy our new Urban Puppy class. Each week we will meet at a new location in the community to help prepare your dog to become an AKC Canine Good Citizen in real life situations. Explore our wonderful dog friendly community while socializing and building your partnership with your dog. For dogs up to 11 months of age, or other dogs with permission of the instructor.

Potential Locations (directions available first class)

Week 1 OTCPBC
Week 2 Dog Park
Week 3 City Place
Week 4 Pet Store
Week 5 Juno Dog Beach
Week 6 Downtown WPB City Walk/Park

Basic Obedience

Starts Thursday, August 4 and ends September 8 @ 6 pm
Instructor: Nancy Honchar and Tracey Guziejka
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2015) + includes online processing fee

Basic Obedience

Starts: Saturday, August 6 @ 1:00 pm
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann and Marjorie Butcher
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2015) + includes online processing fee

Basic Obedience

Starts: Thursday, September 15 @ 6:00 pm
Instructor: Tracey Guziejka
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2015) + includes online processing fee

Basic Obedience

Starts: Saturday, September 17 @ 1:00 pm. No meeting October 1.
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann and Marjorie Butcher
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2015) + includes online processing fee

Even Better: Canine Good Citizen/Canine Good Citizen Advanced

This class follows Doggone Good: Basic Obedience. 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. CGC exam offered after 6 weeks of class. $15 per dog/handler team. Please bring cash.

Upcoming Classes:

Canine Good Citizen

Starts: Saturday, August 6 @ 2:00 pm
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann and Marjorie Butcher
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2015) + includes online processing fee

Canine Good Citizen

Starts: Saturday, September 17 @ 2:00 pm. No meeting October 1.
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann and Marjorie Butcher
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2015) + 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]