Oakland Dog Training Club has been teaching people how to train their dogs since 1947. We believe that both people and dogs are happiest when the dog is a well-behaved family member who knows what is expected of them. We have found that training integrates better into family life if an owner is the one who trains the dog, rather than having this done by a professional trainer. Both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcome at all our classes.
ODTC offers a complete training program divided into different levels. Your dog will learn to follow your commands even with the distractions of other dogs and people. Start with Puppy class or our Beginning Obedience class, depending on the age of your dog, and continue through Intermediate and Advanced (Off-Leash Control) classes. Many people even choose to continue their obedience training after the basics, and enter their dogs in Obedience Trials or prepare for Rally or Agility.
Classes are held in our indoor training facility, which is fully matted, and has mirrors.
You don't need to be a member to take our classes, but only registered students, club member dogs, and service dogs are allowed into our training facility. We are located near Point Isabel Dog Park, close to the Albany/El Cerrito/Richmond border.
Our training hall is located at:
5327 Jacuzzi Street
Building 3, Suite E1
Richmond, CA 94804
When should I start training my puppy?
You can start teaching a puppy good habits from the day you bring them home, however, formal training should start after the second set of vaccines is given, generally around 10 - 12 weeks.
My dog is just a pet. Why do they need training?
The better behaved a dog is,
the more likely that they will be welcomed in many situations. We offer classes that are geared towards teaching the pet dog basic skills such as not jumping up on your guests when you answer the door, standing patiently and politely while the vet does their annual exam, and sitting quietly at your side when you stop to chat with a neighbor while on your daily walk.