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A typical training progression is described here. You do NOT need to be an ODTC member to take classes.

Puppy Training - For puppies 10 weeks to 4 1/2 months at beginning of session. Puppies are socialized with people and each other. Puppies are introduced to basic obedience commands and get to play on puppy agility obstacles. Basic behavior issues such as house-training, chewing and barking are addressed.

Beginning Obedience - For dogs 6 months and older. Dogs are introduced to obedience commands such as Come, Sit, Down, Stay and Heel. The instructor is available to answer specific dog behavior questions and help you deal with problems such as barking, chewing and pulling on the leash.

Intermediate Obedience - For dogs who are promoted from Beginning training. In this class the trainer will polish basic obedience skills, practice hand signals and other advanced exercises, and prepare for off-leash control.

CGC and Intermediate Skills Drop-in - Prepare for Canine Good Citizen test, Beginner Novice title, and practice Intermediate skills. CGC tests given bi-monthly. Drop-in.

Introduction to Scentwork Class - For dogs with no prior experience. Seeking behavior is taught, using food, then transitioned to the target odors used in competition. Dogs and handlers gain experience in container searches and an alert behavior on finding behavior. This class is limited to 5 dogs. Four meetings each month.

Rally Class - Preparation for AKC Rally competition. Rally is the latest rage, and entries are filling up fast. It's fun and a great way to supplement and reinforce classic obedience. While the moves are very basic obedience, they are combined on a parcourse like agility, plus you can talk to your dog throughout! The class will include all levels of Rally. Over the course of the six-week class all Rally stations will be trained and practiced, and a course will be run each class. Enrollment is limited.

Beginning Rally - Basic Rally skills are taught. Must have completed Intermediate Obedience or equivalent; dog must be able to heel.

Small Dog Obedience - For small dog breeds (20 pounds or less) who are at least 4 months old at beginning of session. This class is limited to 12 dogs.

Ring Ready AKC Obedience - Class focus is practicing and polishing skills needed to successfully compete in AKC Obedience. Not all exercises will be covered every class. Students are those preparing for AKC Obedience competition who have signed a waiver with ODTC. Dogs must already have 'pet manner' skills (or higher) and be able to work in a group setting without being aggressive or disrupting other students or dogs. Classes are pre-enrolled, 6 classes per session (see Class Schedules for specific dates). Limit 6 dogs total (1 dog per class per handler), determined by lottery. If the same person has more than one dog enrolled in multiple Ring Ready classes, please keep one dog safely in your car or crate while working your other dog.

Ring Ready Novice - Preparation for AKC Novice competition. Classes are pre-enrolled.

Ring Ready Open - Preparation for AKC Open competition. Classes are pre-enrolled.

Ring Ready Utility - Preparation for AKC Utility competition. Classes are pre-enrolled.

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