OTCB generally has training sessions in the Spring and Fall. Our classes meet once a week for 8 weeks at the Washington County Fairgrounds, Main Building, in Dewey Oklahoma. Our courses are designed to be informative and encourage you build a happy and positive relationship with your pooch.
Our course offerings and the number of classes is determined by instructor availability and student interest. Our core courses are Kindergarten Puppy Training (KPT), Obedience Beginners and Advanced Obedience. On occasion we will also offer intro to rally and intro to agility courses. Class Schedule...
"Obedience training is one of the most important aspects of raising a dog. In fact, a well trained dog is by far a happier dog!.."
Kindergarten Puppy Training
This class is for puppies 8 weeks to 6 months old. The focus of this class is to get your puppy off to a solid start. Your puppy will learn begin to learn basic obedience like sit, lie down and loose leash walking. In this class the instructor will teach you how to deal with common puppy behaviors and give you a road map for your puppy's development. You will have a blast socializing with other puppies and people. The enrollment fee is $65 for this class.
This class is for all dogs older than 6 months old. This class introduces how to teach basic obedience skills to your pooch. This course will cover heeling on leash, sit/stay, down/stay and to come when called (recall). This course includes a training collar and leather leash. The enrollment fee is $65 for this class.
Advanced & Intermediate Obedience
These classes build on the foundation you established in the Obedience Beginners course. The class will work on improving and proofing your dogs basic obedience skills. The work on sit-stay, down-stay recall progresses with increased time, distance and distractions. Through out the course the instructor will share new exercises and begin to introduce off lead work with your pooch. The enrollment fee is $50 for this class.
*Obedience beginners is a prerequisite for this course.
Clicker training is a positive method of training using a small noise maker to mark a behavior. Each behavior is marked with a click and food reward. Clickers will be provided for the classes. The enrollment fee is $50.
*Obedience beginners or KPT is a prerequisite for this course.
Canine Good Citizen Testing
The Canine Good Citizen testing will be offered on the final night of the training session to those who successfully complete an OTCB Intermediate or Advance course. The CGC designation is designed to reward dogs that demonstrate good behavior in the home, in the community and to encourage responsible pet ownership.
*Intermediate or Advance course is a prerequisite for this test.
Link to AKC Canine Good Citizen Certification website.
Link to PDF link for AKC Good Citizen Certification brochure.
"...well-mannered, obedience-trained dog is both appreciated and welcome, he receives more attention and interaction from family members, visitors, and passers-by, than does the ill-mannered dog." Robin Kovary