OTCC Class Descriptions
Below are descriptions of the classes that we typically offer throughout the year.
Introduction to basic obedience: loose lead walking, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and confidence building. Tunnels and jumps may be used to help build confidence. Basic grooming and some basic first aid may be taught. We train owners to have fun with their dogs while training. It’s the owner who trains the dog.
This class is intended for those who have good basic obedience skills, and are considering training for AKC Obedience and Rally events. The dog should have a good focus on the handler, know the basic sit, down, stand, stays/waits and on-lead heeling.
Intro to Rally/Obedience
This class is intended for those wishing to learn Novice rally signs while also working, learning, polishing, or increasing basic obedience skills. Obedience skills including loose lead heeling, sit, down, stay, come, and leave it will be taught while advancing to a higher level using Rally skill.
Examples may include - Sits or downs while walking around your dog. Sits or downs while leaving the dog in place, taking a few steps, then calling them to come, or doing moving sits/downs while heeling. Dogs will also practice heeling in figure 8 or clover patterns while leaving the distractions that have been placed out alone.
Rally Intermediate Workshop
This class is intented for people that have already been through Intro to Rally/Obedience or have previous Rally experience and have trained/trialed with their dog at the Novice level. The class will continue to polish Novice signs while teaching Intermediate level signs and eventually practicing on a Intermediate level course.
Show n Go
Run through practice for dogs competing in Conformation shows. Looking at movement, down and back, around, and stacking for the show ring.
AKC S.T.A.R Puppy
Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you'll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program. Puppies need to have Bordatello, Rabies, and be current on DHPP vaccinations.
Canine Good Citizen
AKC Canine Good Citizen class. Prepares you and your dog to pass the 10 components necessary to complete the American Kennel Club CGC test and become a canine good citizen. A beginner class is required to attend the CGC class.
Trick classes maybe for a specific levels or designed to incorporate Novice - Performance level teams. In this class, teams (handler and dog) work together to learn tricks, have practice time, and are evaluated for AKC Trick Titles as they are ready. Many trick items are provided for use during the class Handlers may bring in additional items. Handlers also have the opportunity to suggest tricks they would really like to learn. Teams start at whatever level they are ready for and can earn as many as four titles during the class. Evaluations and ribbons are included in the class price.
For more on AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC tests, or Trick Evaluations click on the links below.