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.
Advanced Beginning Agility
This class is intended for those wishing to begin training for competition in agility trials. Beginning handling skills, course run-throughs, and the various options for competition classes are covered.
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.
For more on AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy or CGC tests, click on the links below.
OTCC Class Descriptions