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 otcpbc@gmail.com 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
Thinking about other activities to do with your dog? See our Tricks Class: Tricks Classes

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Obedience for Companion Dogs

Basic Obedience

Description 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!

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).

Starts: Wednesday, 9/11/2019 @ 6:00 PM
Instructor: Liese Hookey & Karen Jones

Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)
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Starts: Saturday, 10/5/2019 @ 2:15 PM
Instructor: Charlotte Czermann
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)
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Starts: Thursday, 11/7/19 @6:00 PM
Instructor: Tracey Guziejka
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Starts: Monday, 1/13/20 @5:00 PM
Instructor: Sandy Crechiolo
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Intermediate

Description 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 Equipment 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: Saturday, 10/5/2019 @ 5:00 PM
Instructor: Sandy Crechiolo
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Starts: Wednesday, 11/6/2019 @5:30 PM
Instructor: Susan Minix
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)


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Upcoming Basic Classes

Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the first day of class. Class schedule subject to change.
Saturday, 2/1/2020 @2:15 pm

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Upcoming Intermediate Classes

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

Wednesday, 11/6/2019 @5:30 PM
Saturday, 2/1/2020 @4:00 PM

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Other programs of interest:

Canine Good Citizen Classes and Exams
Tricks Classes and Tests
Scent Work

Class Policies:

Class registration closes 72 hours in advance of the class start date. You must preregister online 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 otcpbc@gmail.com for a referral on these issues.

A 20% discount for club members who meet the volunteer hours requirement will be calculated before the registration form is submitted.

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

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Questions about Obedience?

Contact us at otcpbc@gmail.com