We teach with positive reinforcement

We offer a 10% discount for the first obedience class taken with an adopted pet from an approved organization. You must provide a copy of the adoption contract at the time of enrollment.

Beginners

Beginners

Dog must be six months or older, no previous training required.
10 week course, one hour per week.

Session begins with a one hour orientation (without dogs).You will need a properly fitted collar and a six-foot leash; both are available for purchase at orientation and during classes. Written homework is assigned each week and will be evaluated on the 10th week. All dogs will graduate, receive a certificate and are invited to attend our graduation party. After successfully passing this course, you may continue training in the Novice I class.

Your dog will learn:

  • Have a positive attitude and come when called
  • Walk on a loose leash
  • Sit
  • Lie down
  • Come when called from twenty (20) feet away
  • Stay in a sitting position for a short period
  • Stay in a down position for a short period
  • Stand for examination
Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Advanced Beginners

Advanced Beginners

Completion of TDTC Beginners class and recommendation of testers is needed to enroll in this class
10 week course, one hour per week.

This class is for those who have completed beginners, but need more in-depth instruction on the skills covered in Beginners before advanced to Novice I. There is no orientation for this class and dogs should attend week one.

Tuition for Non-Members: $37.50*
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher

* Tuition for members and nonmembers is $37.50 if the TDTC Beginners class was taken the previous session. Otherwise, the fee is $75 for non-members; $40 for members with voucher, and $55 for members without voucher.

Junior Handlers

Junior Handlers

No previous training is required, handlers are between the ages of eight (8) and thirteen (13), dogs must be six (6) months or older.
10 week course, one hour per week.

This course begins with a one hour orientation without dogs. You will need a properly fitted slip collar and a six-feet leash; both are available for purchase at orientation and during classes. Written homework is assigned each week and will be evaluated during the tenth week. All dogs will graduate, receive a certificate and are invited to attend our graduation party.
The goal of this class is to teach the Junior Handler and dog to work together. A basic beginners class for the dog (with an adult handler) is highly recommended but not required. Parents should consider the size, age and maturity of the child and dog when enrolling in this class.

Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Novice I

Novice I

Dog must be six months or older, successful completion of TDTC Beginners, Junior Handlers or Advanced Beginners.
10 week course, one hour per week.

Continuation of Beginners class with the emphasis being more on preparation for showing your dog in AKC & UKC Obedience competitions. Novice classes are required to move into agility classes as they continue building a solid foundation for your dog to stay when required and to work off lead.

Your dog will:

  • Reinforce the skills learned in Beginners
  • Learn to stand for exam
  • Learn the Figure Eight
  • Learn the Finish
Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Novice II

Novice II

Dog must be six months or older, successful completion of TDTC Novice I required.
10 week course, one hour per week.

Continuation of Novice I class with an emphasis on preparation for coming in AKC & UKC Obedience competitions. Novice classes are required to move into agility class as they continue building a solid foundation for yoru dog to stay when required and work off lead.

Your dog will learn:

  • To work with you off-lead
  • Reinforcement of skills learned in Novice I
Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Open Level I

Open Level I

Successfully completed the Novice II evaluation or previously earned at least one leg of a CD or U-CD title.
10 week course, one hour per week.

This class introduces the dumbbell, retrieve on flat, and the drop.

Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Open Level II

Open Level II

Must be approved to move up by an Open Level I instructor.
10 week course, one hour per week.

This class introduces high and broad jumps and finalizing the drop.

Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Open Level III

Open Level III

Instructor approval is required to enroll.
10 week course, one hour per week.

This is a show skills course for Open classes.

Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Utility Beginner

Utility Beginner

Dog must be six months or older. Successful completion of Open Level III or dog has earned one leg of a CDX or U-CDX.
10 week course, one hour per week.

This class prepares you for showing your dog in Utility Obedience.

Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Utility Intermediate

Utility Intermediate

Dog must be six months or older. Recommendation from your Beginning Utility Instructor is required to enroll in this class.
10 week course, one hour per week.

This class prepares you for showing your dog in Utility Obedience.

Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
Utility Advanced

Utility Advanced

Dog must be six months or older. Recommendation of your Intermediate Utility Instructor is required. This class is run throughs only.
10 week course, one hour per week.

This class prepares you for showing your dog in Utility Obedience.

Tuition for Non-Members: $75.00
Tuition for Members: $40 with voucher, $55 without voucher
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