Notice: Due to the ongoing requirements of the Covid-19 pandemic, we are offering a limited set of Obedience classes at this time. For the same reasons, the class schedule will remain fluid in the foreseeable future. We will make every attempt to keep students and members informed of changes, but please be patient with us as we go forward, hopefully returning to the robust and stable class schedule we had in the recent past.
Beginner Obedience Classes If your dog is six months or older, we invite you to our ten week Beginner class. You will learn proper leash handling, positive behavior modification and corrections. You and your dog will learn heeling, sits, stays, downs, coming when called, stand and finishes. This is the class to help you establish who is walking whom! Orientation for Beginner Class Orientation will be via email, during the first week of the lesson block. This will count as the first class, and students will be expected in class the following week.
Note: we remind you when you are at the facility to keep your leashes tight and don’t let your dog wander. While you may have a well socialized dog other new students may not. Incidental contact may bring out the worst natural instincts in yours or other’s dogs with severe consequences. Be aware of your dog at all times and be a responsible owner!
Cost: $120 for 10 weeks. To secure your spot in class you must mail in the completed application along with your check. This class normally fills up one or two weeks prior to the start date. When we receive your completed application and check in the mail we reserve your spot in class. If it is within two weeks of the start date, please email the Director of Obedience for class availability at email@example.com. Refunds: Refunds are not given, however alternate class dates can sometimes be arranged. If SPDTC cancels classes for any reason students will be given a credit on the next block of classes.
Earn free advanced classes! SPDTC offers free advanced classes to anyone interested in helping at the club’s obedience shows. We hold two training sessions a year to familiarize volunteers with the requirements needed to help steward. The class is taught by a judge on a Friday night and lasts about an hour. Students then practice in the mat area helping at our Run-Thru events, at which time your name is placed on our call list. Anyone who stewards will receive a free advanced class of their choice for each show they volunteer their time for plus a free meal. For those that are already stewards we still reward your service with the same entitlements. If interested, contact Obedience@spdtc.com.
Intermediate Obedience Classes Our second level is the Intermediate class, which reinforces and perfects what you have learned in the Beginner class. New activities like longer off-leash recalls, stays and more advanced heeling will be added as this ten week session continues.