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All classes are held at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, on Motor Ave near Pico Blvd, in West Los Angeles.
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Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on Obedience and Conformation Classes.  If you still have questions after visiting the FAQ page and reviewing the class schedules page, please email us at: obedience@wlaotc.com. If you would like know more about the trainers, please click on their names in the table below. A short bio is provided.

You may register for a class if there is a start date posted and if the class is not already marked full. Please send in your registration form and check as soon as you know which class you want to take. Classes do fill, and we do not reserve places in class until we have received your signed waiver and payment. If you are signing up for a class with a waiting list, we will contact you when we receive your pre-registration. Students will receive email confirmation in the week before the class is schedule to start.

NOTE: Start dates are not guaranteed and may change due to weather and circumstances beyond our control.  If a start date must change, the new date will be posted here on the Club web site.  Please check the start dates for your classes.

You must be registered and have paid in advance in order to participate in any class.  No day of class show ups are allowed unless arrangements have been made with the Obedience Director in advance.  Please email us at: obedience@wlaotc.com if you have any questions.

Regular and Rally Obedience Classes

Puppy and
Manners


Sundays
9 am - 10 am

July 1, 2018
Robin 6 weeks
$110

Socialize your new puppy in a safe and fun setting. This class will introduce you and your dog to basic obedience commands, leash training and proper behavior around other dogs and people. The class also covers responsible pet ownership and managing puppy behaviors such as chewing, digging and jumping.

Open to puppies 3 months to 6 months old. (Dogs 5 months or up can enroll in a Novice obedience class without prior puppy training.)

Novice Obedience


Mondays
5 pm - 6 pm
June 25, 2018

Tawn 8 weeks
$120

Dogs 5 months and older.

No previous training required.
Registrations will not be accepted for dogs under 5 months old.

Learn how to train your dog in basic obedience using positive reinforcement.

Tuesdays
10:30am - 11:30am

June 12, 2018
Laurene

Wednesdays: 6pm - 7pm

July 18, 2018

Robin

Sundays
10 am - 11 am

July 22, 2018
Intermediate Novice Sundays
11 am - 12 pm

July 22, 2018

Robin 8 weeks
$120*

Successful completion of a WLAOTC Novice Obedience class, or permission of the trainer.

This class builds on Novice class training, increasing focus and control, and improving the skills needed for a happy, well behaved pet. We will also cover the exercises for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Whether or not you are considering going on to train for one (or more) of the many dog activities available today, this class is the next step in building a better relationship with your canine partner.

Sundays
12 pm - 1 pm
July 22, 2018
Tuesdays
9:30am- 10:30am
June 12, 2018
Laurene
Wednesdays
7pm - 8pm
July 18, 2018

Robin

Advanced Novice Obedience

Wednesdays
5pm - 6pm

July 11, 2018

Tawn

8 weeks
$120*

Successful completion of a WLAOTC Intermediate Novice Obedience Class or permission of the trainer.  Dogs must be solid in most Novice Obedience Exercises.

This class focuses on developing focus and skills for the obedience ring. Students who do not plan to compete in obedience are welcome.

Wednesdays
8pm - 9pm

June 13, 2018
We need 5 students to start this class.

Competition Prep


Mondays
6 pm - 7 pm

July 23, 2018

Tawn 8 weeks
$120*
Successful completion of a WLAOTC Advanced Novice Obedience Class with permission of the trainer.  Dogs must be solid in Novice Obedience Exercises. 

It aims to improve or perfect performance in Novice exercises and develop the attention needed for competition.  Students who do not plan to compete in Obedience are welcome. 

Wednesdays
6pm - 7pm
July 11, 2018
Open/Utility
Obedience

Mondays
7 pm - 8 pm
June 25, 2018 Tawn 12 weeks
$150
Advanced competitive obedience training emphasizing the exercises required for CDX (Open) and UD (Utility). Permission of the trainer is mandatory.

Beginning and Intermediate Rally Obedience 

Wednesdays
7pm - 8pm

 

June 27, 2018
Requires 6 students
open class

Robyn

8 weeks
$120

Drop-in $20 per class

Learn how to navigate Rally courses for competition in AKC, ASCA and UKC obedience trials. In this fun sport, handlers are allowed to talk to and encourage their dogs while following instruction signs in the obedience ring.

New handlers and their dogs should be familiar with basic obedience commands, and dogs should be under handler's control. Intermediate students will be accommodated with more challenging signs, and will have the option to run their dogs off leash.

 

Rally Obedience
Advanced, Excellent
and Master

Wednesdays
7pm - 8pm

August 8, 2018
open class

Tawn 8 weeks
$120


Drop-in $20 per class
Continuing training for handlers and dogs competing for Rally Advanced, Excellent and Master titles. Now included are the exercises to compete at the Rally Master level or continue on to the RACH title. Open to all dog/handler teams who have earned a Rally Novice title, or with permission of the instructor.

Thursdays
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

July 19, 2017
open class

Feisty Fido

 

If you are interested in a small group class or private training for your Feisty Fido, please click here

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This class will focus on techniques for handling your Feisty Fido, using positive training techniques to address behavior issues in leash-reactive dogs.

*these classes have discounts for club members with qualifying service/meeting credits from 2017. Check awards info to see if you are eligible and email your registrar to determine actual payment

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Conformation Classes

All classes are held at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, on Motor Ave near Pico Blvd, in West Los Angeles.
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Start dates may change if classes are cancelled because of the weather.  If a start date must change, the new date will be posted here on the Club web site.  

You must be registered and have paid in advance in order to participate in the Conformation class.  No day of class show ups are allowed unless arrangements have been made with the Obedience Director in advance.  Please email us at: obedience@wlaotc.com if you have any questions.
 
     

Class Time Class Start Date
Trainer Fee Requirements and Purpose
Conformation Mondays
8:00  pm. - 9:00 pm
July 2, 2018

Tawn

6 weeks $110

Drop-in $20 per class

This class is for both novice and experienced handlers and their unaltered, purebred dogs. It teaches the basics of the conformation ring as well as the skills needed to be competitive at dog shows. Students will learn how to show their dogs and practice in a show-like environment.

This class is only offered during daylight savings time from Mid-March to the beginning of November

 

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