Do you train my dog for me?
No, you will come each week for the one hour lesson.
May my family attend classes?
Yes, we welcome family members, although only one person at a time may be in the ring with the dog. There are chairs available for family members. Children outside the ring must have additional adult supervision.
Can my child train our dog?
Children, 12 and above, accompanied by an adult, may train.
What is Rally?
Rally is a companion sport to obedience requiring teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. Each dog/handler team completes a set course, following numbered signs, performing the exercises indicated on each sign.
What is nose work?
Nose work introduces training to encourage your dog’s natural scenting abilities by using their desire to hunt.
Do you offer STAR Puppy classes?
Yes, all OTCB Kindergarten Puppy Instructors are AKC certified STAR puppy instructors.
What is the CGC program?The CGCA Program?
The AKC Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program stressing responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. The AKC Community Canine Program (CGCA) is the advanced level of the CGC program. Both the CGC and the CGCA tests are administered on graduation night (neither test is mandatory).
How old does my dog need to be?
For Kindergarten Puppy Training Classes a minimum of 8 weeks and less than 6 months when class session begins. For other classes 6 months or older when classes begin (and prior completion of any prerequisite training classes).
When do class sessions start?
Spring sessions usually start the third week of February, and fall sessions usually start the third week of September. For the specific date for the upcoming semester see the enrollment form, which will usually be posted about one month prior to the start of classes.
Where are your classes held?
Classes are held at the Washington Co. Fairgrounds, 1109 N. Delaware, in Dewey. Parking and entry to the classes are at the back of the building.
What are the costs of classes?
- Kindergarten Puppy Training: $75
- Beginners: $90 (includes collar and leash)
- Intermediate: $75
- Advanced: $75
What class should I enroll my dog in?
Kindergarten puppy training is for dogs up to 6 months of age. Beginning class is for dogs 6 months and older (no age limit). Intermediate Obedience class is for dogs that have successfully completed a Kindergarten or Beginning Class. For questions regarding classes or to have your dog evaluated, please contact the Training Director.
Do you offer private lessons?
No, our classes are group classes.
Do I need any special equipment for classes?
Puppies should come to class wearing a plain buckle collar attached to a 6-foot leash. Beginning dogs will be provided with a collar and leash. Intermediate dogs may use their beginning equipment.
How long do classes last?
Class sessions last 8 weeks and consist of weekly, one-hour lessons.