Class Cancellation Policy
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 training coordinator.
Class registration closes 72 hours in advance of the class start date. You must pre-register and pay online in order to attend a class. Classes are subject to cancellation or date changes at the discrection of OTCPBC training staff.
Dogs in estrus are not permitted in the building or on the grounds of the training facility.
OTCPBC does not offer make-ups, private lessons, or transfers of monies from one class to another for any reason. Handlers may not “drop in” to classes unless the class is a designated “drop in” class. Class registration is not complete until payment processing through PayPal has completed.
By entering OTCPBC classes and events, you release the Obedience Training Club of Palm Beach County of any liability relating to Covid-19 or Canine Influenza. All AKC, CDC, State and County Covid-19 policies will be strictly enforced.
As a courtesy to the health of our teachers, students & exhibitors, please wear a face mask in our building if you have NOT been fully vaccinated. Please socially distance from all other attendees (as well as their dogs) and enter the building one at a time at the time of the scheduled class. Only the dog handler should attend the class. No spouses/children/observers. For classes where dogs are crated while waiting their turn, please bring crate in and get it set up prior to bringing your dog into the building. If you need a chair or crate during class, please bring your own. Club chairs and crates are reserved for club use and are not to be used during class. If you need hand sanitizer, please bring your own. PLEASE DO NOT ATTEND IF YOU FEEL UNWELL.
Thank you for your cooperation.
DHP or equivalent
DHP or equivalent (first set)
Q: What if my puppy is very smart? Should I take Puppy or Basic Obedience? I have already started training at home.
A: Most people come to us with puppies that have already been started. Many know Sit, Down, Shake, and more. But young puppies need time with other puppies; they need to develop confidence. Let them be puppies and develop the obedience fundamentals we teach in puppy class. Level One is full of adult dogs, some very experienced. Better to give your youngster a chance to mature and socialize with his peers.
Puppies must be 10-18 weeks of age; dog must have had first set of shots. The cut-off age is 4.5 – 9 months, but we may make an exception for small or toy dogs or classes may be offered that allow enrollment by size and age. AKC STAR Puppy certificates are available to puppies through 12 months of age.
Puppy Genius: AKC STAR Puppy Class
Age range: 10 weeks – 4.5- 9 months. Older puppies should be enrolled in Basic Obedience.
Q: What if my older puppy/adult dog already knows Sit and Stay? Does he have to take Basic Obedience?
A: Most people come to us with dogs that know basic skills. Many Level 1 dogs know Sit, Down, Shake, Stay, Come, and more. However, they need more practice listening to their owners when they are around other dogs. Many people take Level 1 twice before moving on to Level 2. However, if your dog is always accurate, focused, and responsive to you, no matter else what is going on, we’d be glad to test you for Level 2.