Obedience Classes

K-9 OTC has a friendly instructing staff with a wide variety of experience and knowledge that enables our instructors to work with individual breeds and personality types. We offer many levels of obedience classes: Beginners 1 and 2, Novice and Advanced Novice, Show, Beginners and Advanced Open, Beginners and Advanced Utility, and UDX. Read below for a brief description of all our Obedience classes.

Most new members start in the Beginner 1 class. However, if you and your dog have had previous training, K-9's Director of Training can place you in the level that's right for you.

If you are interested - learn more about becoming a member or simply stop in to check us out.

 Beginner 1 Class Class Information
Beginner 1 is an 8-week program. K-9 offers two separate sessions, one on Monday evenings and the other on Wednesday evenings. All work is done on leash, teaching the handler and dog proper heel position and how to heel with your dog (heeling is walking with your dog on your left side, under control but with a loose leash ). Work on getting reliable recalls and other skills needed for a well-behaved dog.

Beginner 1 requires in-person pre-registration, and dogs must be 6 months old when the session starts. Start dates and costs are listed on the Home. Please call 262.252.3569 or to inquire about openings.
  • Where: Novice Building
  • When:
    Mon Class: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.
    Wed Class: 6 p.m. - 7 p.m.

  •  Beginner 2 Class Class Information
    Beginner 2 is an 8-week program. All work is done on leash. These classes continue teaching the handler and dog how to heel properly, adding in distractions and more complicated situations. Students work towards getting reliable recalls, sit-stays, and down-stays. Other skills and exercises for a well-behaved dog are covered. Students who have successfully completed the 8-week Beginners 1 Class may then advance into the Beginners 2 Class.
  • Where: Wed: Open Bldg
    Thurs: Novice Bldg
  • When:
    Two separate classes:
    Wed 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Thurs 6:00 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.

  •  Novice Class Class Information
    Our Novice class continues works on fine tuning what has been learned in the Beginners classes. The Novice class expects more from each student/dog team. Exercises become more challenging, requiring working through various distractions such as toys being squeaked and balls being thrown. Straight fronts and finishes and reliable, speedy recalls are emphasized. Students and dogs learn work together as a happy team. Pieces of exercises practiced separately are now put together to form the AKC Obedience exercises.

  • Where: Novice Building
  • When:
    Thursdays at 7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m. Sundays at 10:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m.

  •  Advanced Novice Class Information
    Our Advanced Novice class works on fine tuning everything learned in the previous classes. All exercises are done on and off leash. Proper heel position is expected while heeling. Recalls are done off leash. Student and dog are expected to work as a cohesive, happy team.
  • Where: Novice Building
  • When:
    Thursdays 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m. Sundays 11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

  •  Beginner Open and Utility Classes Class Information
    Teaches the handler and dog how to do each exercise properly. With these classes the dog learns to work away from the handler. Exercises that are being learned are retrieving, scent discrimination and jumping. These classes help the handler and dog get to a level where they are able to show.

  • Start Times: Anytime unless noted
  • Where: Open/Advanced Building
  • When:
    Foundation Open:
    Sundays 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.
    2015: TBD
    Beginners Open:
    Thursdays 8:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sundays 10:00 a.m. - 11:30 a.m.
    Beginners Utility:
    Thursdays 5:45 p.m. - 7:00 p.m.
    Sundays Ring Time 8-9 am, 10 am - 12:30 p.m.

  •  Advanced Open and Utility Classes Class Information
    Advanced Open and Utility classes offer more fine tuning of what the beginner level classes teach.

  • Where: Open/Advanced Building
  • When:
    Advanced Open:
    Thursdays 6:30 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
    Sundays 9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
    Advanced Utility:
    Thursdays 7:00 p.m. - 9:00 p.m.
    Sundays Ring Time 8-9am, 10am-12:30pm

  •  Show Class Class Information
    The Show class is for handlers and dogs that are preparing to start showing at the Novice level. Each exercise is critiqued and fine-tuned to help the handler and dog achieve the best performance possible.
  • Offered To: All club members
  • Start Times: Anytime
  • Where: Novice building
  • When:
    Sundays Noon - 1pm
    *Times may change in summer

  •  UDX Class Class Information
    This class is designed for dogs training for UD and UDX titles. Exercises include utility run thrus while others practice open and sits and downs.
  • Offered To: All club members
  • Start Times: Anytime
  • Where: Open building
  • When:
    Wednesdays 1:00 p.m. - 2:00 p.m.

  •  Run Thrus Details
    Designed to simulate AKC Obedience Trial conditions, "run-thrus" are an excellent opportunity to learn more about AKC Obedience trials and practice the exercises in a trial setting. K-9 OTC conducts run-thrus on the 3rd and 5th Fridays of every month, other than December. We have one Novice ring, two Open rings, and one Utility ring. Run-thrus start at 6:30 p.m., with gate entries taken until 7:00 p.m. Pre-entries are highly encouraged. Click here for an entry form.
  • Offered To: The General Public
  • When:
    3rd & 5th Fridays at 6:30 p.m.
    (Every month except December)
    Entry Form

  • Phone 262.252.3569
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