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We offer household classes, formal classes and advanced practice to train and prepare your dog to compete in obedience trials.  However, you do not need to be interested in competing with your dog to participate.

Our Household Obedience class provides the perfect opportunity to have fun and bond with your dog, both pure and mixed breed, while at the same time teaching him or her good behavior. We start a new Household Obedience class the first Monday of alternating months (January, March, May, July, September, and November). Please check our calendar for actual start dates!

Dogs must be at least 6 months old and you must provide proof of rabies vaccination. To confirm your spot in the class, please email the Obedience Director (This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.). Upon email confirmation of your spot, please print and fill out the registration form and bring it to class on the first night with your rabies documentation and payment. Classes last for six weeks. You will need to have your dog on a leash for class. Bring water and a bowl for the dog and small treats that the dog likes as a reward. All dogs are welcome into our classes. Meet at the picnic tables at the south end (main entrance) of the Arena for registration at 6:30 P.M. We hope to offer on-line registration in the near future!

This class is divided into two six week sessions and is designed to get your dog ready for the Novice competition ring. You will learn precision heeling, both on and off leash, including a figure eight, a recall, a sit in front, a side finish and a stand for exam. Dogs will be taught long stays (a one minute sit and a three minute down) while the trainer is forty feet across the ring. You will learn how to train your dog to be part of a working team and to enjoy the work! Games are taught to heighten the enjoyment for the dog and handler. Handling do's and don’ts will be covered in this class and you will learn a warm up for your individual dog before you go in the ring. Competitive obedience training will provide a wonderful bonding experience with your dog as you both gain the ability and confidence to show your dog in the Novice Obedience Ring. This class is taught once or twice a year, depending on demand.

This six week class will offer the new obedience exhibitor the tools to be successful in the Obedience Ring. Learn how to fill out entry forms, what to expect at a trial, how to check in at the trial and more. This class is offered periodically depending upon demand.

Open Obedience is an advanced class of competition.  All exercises are performed off leash.  Class will teach and/or perfect the Open exercises:  off leash heeling (including the figure 8), dropping to a down on a recall, retrieving a dumbbell both on the flat and over a jump, performing the broad jump and doing two stays (3 minutes sitting and 5 minutes in a down) while the handler is out of sight. All of these exercises are broken down and taught so that the dog and handler will ultimately understand the exercises and enjoy performing them. This class if offered periodically depending upon demand.Open obedience is an advanced class of obedience. The dog needs to drop while coming towards you in a recall by either your hand signal or voice command. He must heel and do a figure eight off lead, retrieve a dumbbell over a high jump and on the flat, jump a broad jump and sit for three minutes and down for five minutes while the handler is out of sight. All of these exercises are broken down and taught with the goal in mind that the dog and handler will ultimately understand the exercises and enjoy performing them. This class is taught once a year.