Welcome to the Dog Obedience Club of Hollywood Class Description's page! We are glad you stopped by to check us out!

We offer a wide range of classes from Puppy to Manners to Canine Good Citizen and more. We can also introduce you to a variety of dog sports, such as Agility, Obedience, Rally and Tracking. We hold classes weekly on Tuesdays at the Bergeron Rodeo Grounds (both outdoors and under cover) in Davie, Florida. All of our classes are open to both purebred and mixed breed dogs. The cost for all of our 6-week Classes is $100 for non-members and $55 for full (non-provisional) Club members; the cost for all of our 3-week Classes is $50 for non-members and $30 for full (non-provisonal) Club members. Special 1-night session prices vary.

All class registrations must be done online and pre-paid via PayPal no later than Friday night at midnight before the respective class or special session starts; please see the applicable registration and payment links below. Click here to see our Calendar to see when our Classes and special sessions are offered.

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6-week Classes:

STAR Puppy Class

Begin your lifelong journey with your new puppy on the right foot ! If you and your puppy complete all six classes and your puppy passes the evaluation on the last night, then your puppy can earn a STAR Puppy Certificate from the AKC. There are no training prerequisites for this class. Puppies who have had all of their puppy shots through the age of 1 year may enroll; dogs over 1 year old may enroll in the class, but will not be eligible to apply for the AKC STAR Puppy® Certificate. For more information on the AKC STAR Puppy Program, please go to the following link: https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/akc-star-puppy/

Canine Good Citizen Class
Learn the basics of good canine behaviour and earn an AKC title ! Dogs who have had some obedience training or have taken our STAR Puppy or Manners classes are eligible to enroll in this class. The instructor will administer the CGC test to all attendees on the last night of class. After successful completion of the test which includes taking the Responsible Dog Ownership pledge, your dog will be eligible to receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club and use the title “CGC” after its name. For more information on the AKC CGC Program, please go to the following link: https://www.akc.org/products-services/training-programs/canine-good-citizen/

Household Manners Class
This class provides the perfect opportunity to have fun and bond with your dog, while at the same time teaching them good behavior, or to brush up on your skills if your dog has previously taken a group training class. No training prerequisites; dogs under 1 year of age should enroll in the STAR Puppy class.

Beginner Rally Class
AKC Rally is a fun family sport with participation increasing each year; it is a perfect starting point for those who are new to dog sports. This class is a comprehensive class for beginners who have not previously competed in Rally or Obedience (or who have not competed in a long time). Dogs who have had some obedience training or have taken any of our Obedience training classes are eligible to enroll in this class. Rally regulations, ring handling and all Novice Rally signs will be covered in this class. For more information about the AKC’s Rally program, please go to the following page: https://www.akc.org/sports/rally/get-started/

Competition Obedience Level I
This 6-week class is for beginner handlers who have started training for competitive Obedience but have not yet competed in trials as well as handlers with prior training and trialing experience who have a new dog to train. The class is open to both purebred and mixed breed dogs; beginner handlers must have taken our 3-week Introduction to Competitve Obedience class as a pre-requisite foundation for this class. This class will focus on the foundation for getting the handler and dog ready to enter obedience trials at the Beginner Novice and Novice class levels, including learning the various exercises in those competition levels as well as an overview of ring handling and procedures. For more information about the AKC’s Obedience program, please go to the following page: https://www.akc.org/sports/obedience/. 

 

AGILITY

Foundation Class
Agility is a fun, fast-paced sport to enjoy with your dog. Training is fun but requires a strong foundation. Join us for a beginning Foundation for Agility class the next time it is offered. For more information about AKC Agility, please go to the following page: https://www.akc.org/sports/agility/

Advanced Classes
These are 6-week series of classes after the Foundation class. Students can register in each series at the direction of the Agility Director. If you have some agility foundation training from another Club or training group and would like to participate in our classes, please This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. for information on joining an upcoming series.

How to Enter an Agility Trial
This 3-week class is for beginner handlers who have started training but not yet competed in trials. The class will include an overview of the AKC Agility Regulations, how to find out about and enter trials, getting your dog measured to confirm jump height, preparing for a trial, analyzing the course map and walking the course before your class, encountering the start and finish line equipment, and understanding scoring including qualifying scores and titles.

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3-week Classes

Tricks
Tricks are a great way to continue the bond between you and your dog plus the two of you can be the life of the party ! Dogs who have had some obedience training or have taken any of our Obedience training classes are eligible to enroll in this class. After the 3-week session, we will offer Trick Dog evaluations the following week for anyone interested in the opportunity to earn an AKC Trick Dog Title on their dog. For more information about the AKC’s Trick Dog program, please go to the following page: https://www.akc.org/sports/trick-dog/about-trick-dog/


Introduction to Rally Novice

AKC Rally is a fun family sport with participation increasing each year; it is a perfect starting point for those who are new to dog sports. The class is geared towards beginner handlers who have not previously competed in Rally or Obedience trials. Dogs who have had some obedience training or have taken any of our 6-week Obedience training classes are eligible to enroll in this class. Rally signs and small courses will be introduced. For more information about the AKC’s Rally program, please go to the following page: https://www.akc.org/sports/rally/get-started/

Introduction to Rally (Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent and Master)
Each of these 3-week classes will offer students an introduction to the next level of Rally signs with review and coursework.

Introduction to Competitive Obedience

This 3-week introductory class is geared towards beginner handlers who have not previously trained for competitive Obedience/Rally or competed in trials. The class is open to both purebred and mixed breed dogs who have had some group training or have gone through any of our 6-week training classes. The foundations for competing in Obedience and Rally will be introduced: handling, heel position, heeling (as opposed to loose leash walking), sits, stays, recalls and fronts. Handlers who have prior experience but want some remedial work on the basics may also attend this class. Going forward, this class will be a pre-requisite for all beginner handlers in order to register for any competitive Obedience or Rally classes. For more information about the AKC’s Obedience program, please go to the following page: https://www.akc.org/sports/obedience/

K9 Fitness
Dogs receive the same health benefits of physical activity as their humans do. For dogs that compete in dog sports, fitness activities offer increased performance, decreased risk of injury, and a healthier mind and body. For those dogs that do not participate in dog sports, K9 Fitness is a great way to stimulate your dogs brain, lower stress levels, help eliminate problem behaviors, curb boredom and anxiety and offer weight management benefits. Please join us and see what your dog can learn. Dogs who have had some obedience training or have taken any of our Obedience training classes are eligible to enroll in this class. Minimum age requirements: Small to Medium breeds must be over 1 year old and Large to Giant breeds must be over 18 months old to participate. 
 
SPECIAL EVENTS 
 
AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluations
Ready to test you and your dog’s Canine Good Citizenship skills ? We will be offering CGC testing periodically. Cost is $25 (fee is waived for prior DOCOH CGC Class students).

AKC Trick Evaluations
Ready to test you and your dog’s Tricks skills ? We will be offering Tricks testing periodically (all levels). Cost is $25 (fee is waived for prior DOCOH Tricks Class students).
 
Obedience Skills Practice
Obedience Skills practice is a fun, fast-paced group class that will start at 8PM when offered and costs $10 per handler. The class is open to all purebred and mixed breed dogs who have taken any of our 6-week training classes or have had other group training; this class is not suitable for dogs with no prior general obedience training. The Instructor will call out a variety of commands and exercises for handlers to follow with their dogs. The commands and exercises will be a combination of general obedience training, AKC competition Obedience and Rally exercises and a variety of games from time to time. This class will give handlers the opportunity to continue working with their dog in a group setting to strengthen their relationship and bond as well as enhance the dog's ability to work through distractions if the handler has begun advanced competition training. It is up to the handler to work their dog at the level they feel most comfortable. The Instructor will assist new attendees as time permits during the class or after the class if necessary. Please use the 3-week “Class for Members” payment option to pay $30 for 3 sessions; attendees will be given a punch card ticket good 3 sessions at the first session after payment. Each punch card ticket can be used interchangeably for Rally Run Thrus and Obedience Skills Practice sessions; there are no expiration dates but no refund for unused sessions.

 
Rally Run Thrus
Rally run thrus will start at 7:30PM when offered and costs $10 per handler. Run thrus are open to all purebred and mixed breed dogs who have taken any of our 6-week training classes or have had other group training; these sessions are not suitable for dogs or handlers with no prior Rally training as no instruction is provided. A nested course will be set up for individual work. Please use the 3-week “Class for Members” payment option to pay $30 for 3 sessions; attendees will be given a punch card ticket good for 3 sessions (no expiration dates but no refund for unused sessions) at the first session after payment. Each punch card ticket can be used interchangeably for Rally Run Thrus and Obedience Skills Practice sessions; there are no expiration dates but no refund for unused sessions.
  

 

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For everyone's safety, any dog that is aggressive to other dogs or people must attend wearing a well-fitting muzzle, preferably the cage-type.  

Please do not walk through ongoing classes.  Please wait for your class on the concrete sidewalk on the west side of the arena.