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Class
Schedule

pre-registration required

Orlando Dog Training Club offers dog training classes to ODTC members and non-members alike.
All of our classes require pre-registration unless they are marked as "drop-in".
You are welcome to visit our training classes (without your dog) on any Tuesday, Wednesday, or Thursday evening when classes are in session.

Monday

Tuesday

7:00 pm
  *
Rally Intermediate
  Conformation Handling 
 
(1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday )

8:00 pm
  Conformation Handling
 
(1st, 2nd & 3rd Monday )

 
 

7:00 pm
   Puppy Pre-K (8-16 wks)
   Beginner (6 mon. & up)
   *UDX
   *Advanced Pet Tricks


8:15 pm
   Kindergarten (7-24 wks)
   Beginner (6 months & up)
   *Beginner Plus
   *V1 Foundations

Wednesday

   Ring Rentals (by appt.)
   Prep to Show (by appt.)


1:00 pm
   Beginner (6 months & up)

4:30 pm
   Prep to Show (by appt.)

5:15 pm
   Kindergarten (17-24 weeks)

7:00 pm
   Puppy Pre-K (8-16 weeks)
   *V1 Foundations
   *Rally Coursework
   *BP


8:15 pm
   *Pet Tricks
   Kindergarten (17-24 weeks)
   *Open Plus



 

Next Session
Week of
June 27
8 weeks long

Thursday

7:00 pm
   *V1 Foundations
   *Beginner Plus
   *AKC Canine Good Citizen
    *Intro to Rally

8:15 pm
   Beginner (6 months & up)



   No classes





Pay 2 Play (Saturday)
Ring Rental (Wednesday)
Prep to Show (Wednesday)

 

By Appointment

Friday

*Classes marked with an *asterisk* require prerequisites which are listed in each description below.

All Sessions run for 8 weeks (The exceptions being Rally Intermediate & Conformation).

New dog students start here.

​New dogs entering the program must register for one of the below 3 classes based on the age your
dog WIL BE on the first day of class.

 

Graduation day!



AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Certificate & Medal 

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Puppy Pre-K 8-16 weeks

New puppy? Play and learn.
Positive reinforcement training.
Puppy training issues, including safe socialization with people and dogs.
Addressing Puppy biting, house training, crating, handling, & chewing.
Basic commands will be taught, including sit, down, and coming when called.
Graduates to advance from Pre-K to Kindergarten.
Orientation first night WITHOUT DOGS   $150 for nonmembers and $115 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

Kindergarten 17-24 weeks of age

This class is for the new owner of a puppy. Housebreaking issues, biting,

and chewing are addressed. Information on crate training, name

recognition, coming when called, learning to be groomed and handled,

walking on a leash, sitting down, and waiting. This class will offer new

confidence-building experiences for the puppy, including an introduction

to tunnels, balance boards, new surfaces, and the opportunity for the

puppy to see and interact with other dog/handler teams. A great way to

get your puppy started. Graduates can order an AKC Star Puppy Program

certificate and medal from AKC.

Orientation first night WITHOUT DOGS   $150 for nonmembers and $115 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

Beginner 6 months & up

*Prerequisite: Kindergarten or a new dog student 6 months or older that is first entering the program.

This class offers all the skills needed for the new family dog; walking on a loose lead, coming when called, greeting guests politely, sitting politely to be petted, running to their “place” and stay, waiting to exit doors and vehicles, along with grooming and housebreaking techniques and skills. Excellent for puppies over 6 months and older juveniles who have had little training. 

Orientation first night WITHOUT DOGS  $150 for nonmembers and $115 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

 

Course materials provided. 

 
 
 
 

Beginner Plus

*Prerequisite: Kindergarten and/or Beginner (6 months & up)

This class is designed to teach perfect crate manners, good recall skills, self-control, body awareness, clicker work, and self-confidence to young puppies and older beginners with little training. The first four weeks of class will cover our "Crate Games" series developed by Susan Garrett.
Each handler will be required to bring a wire or airline crate (hard-sided only) to class each week. The crate MUST be large enough for the dog to enter in and to sit upright WITHOUT HITTING HIS/HER HEAD OR EARS.

The last four weeks of the class will provide foundation clicker training, rear-end awareness, swish poles, backing up and downs, tug games, spins and twirls and other foundation games that can be used for competition obedience, as independent games, and as a way to help burn off some of your dog's pent up energy. Learn how to interact with your puppy in a fun way that helps him/her use their brains in a positive way.

$150 for nonmembers and $115 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

Pet Tricks (Intro & Advanced)

*Prerequisite: Beginner Plus


Intro: This class is a titling class through "Do More With Your Dog."
Want to do more with your dog? Learn how to communicate and build your dog's confidence and concentration. Learn basic and fun tricks and games that will help your dog learn how to think. These skills will carry over into our competition V-1 classes and the rest of your dog's life.

Advanced: Are you hooked on Tricks and want to continue? This class will use the foundations you have learned to use props and have lots of fun pushing a shopping cart, skateboarding, targeting, or fetching the mail. Your dog will learn to follow directions and stay on task while having fun. You will learn to become a better trainer and use your imagination to create your tricks.

$115 for nonmembers and $80 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

*Prerequisite: Not to be reactive to people, other dogs, or separation anxiety.

The class is designed to prep owners and their dogs for the Canine Good Citizen test, given on the final day of class. Students will be instructed on responsible dog ownership, the importance of canine conditioning and fitness, and how to perform each CGC exercise and the requirements to pass the test. The class will incorporate AKC Fit Dog fitness exercises that complement the Canine Good Citizen skills. Students will also have the opportunity to demonstrate the Fit Dog skills learned for an AKC Fit Dog Certificate.

 

Dogs should already have basic obedience including: Sit, Down, Stand, Basic loose leash walking, Basic stay & recall.

Not be reactive to people, other dogs, or separation anxiety

$115 for nonmembers and $80 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

V1 Foundations

*Prerequisite: Beginner Plus & Pet Tricks class. Dog must be able to work in a busy class environment.

This class is geared for those planning to compete in obedience, rally and agility.
Competition Obedience Class with positive motivational training for the new dog and handler team. Offers all the foundation exercises for the competition rings, including recalls, quick fronts with chairs and treats, introduces the front box and swish poles, the broad jump, the pop-up stand for examination, standing cookie tosses & recalls, directed retrieve using plates, finishes, puppy/beginner jumps, introduction to hand signals, and begins formal heeling training with introduction to the figure eight, about turns, right turns, and left turns. Beginner sits & downs are included.

This class is ongoing and students should plan to take a minimum of 4 sessions until the dog/handler team has a solid foundation for all of the exercises. 

Tuesday @ 8:15 & Wednesday @ 7:00

Students will be prepared to show in the Beginner Novice Class, Novice Class and have full foundations for the Open Class.

$115 for nonmembers and $80 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

Rally (Intro, Intermediate, & Coursework)

*Prerequisite: Foundation Obedience and CGC


Intro: Has your dog completed CGC? Walks nicely on a leash and understands sit and down? This is a great choice for handlers and dogs who need to learn all the signs and how to execute them both individually and in short sequences. 8 week session.

Intermediate: This class focuses on the development of teamwork using short course sequences and practice of individual signs. Most signs will be novice/advanced as the focus is teamwork. Excellent/Master signs introduced as appropriate. 6 week session.

Coursework: different combinations of skill sets and practice with a mentor who can assist you with the course. New courses and combinations each week. 8-week session.

Intro Thursday @ 7

Intermediate Monday @ 7

Coursework Wednesday @ 7:00
This class does NOT teach basic obedience foundation work. All students must bring a crate to the class with them.

Intro & Coursework, $115 for nonmembers and $80 for members - Session runs 8 weeks.

Intermediate 6 week class, $90 for nonmembers and $60 for members - Session runs 6 weeks.

Open Plus

*Prerequisite: Dog must have taken the V1 Foundations program and been recommended for move up to Open Plus OR be ready to show in the Open Ring and demonstrate knowledge of the Open Exercises.


Open Plus is for dog and handler teams that have completed the V1 foundations program OR who are currently showing in Open and preparing to show in the Open Class. This class will work on smoothing out the exercises and flow of the Open class, improving performances and adding distraction training. Open Plus will also introduce all of the Utility Class exercises so that students will learn scent articles, directed retrieve, moving stand, signal heelwork, and directed jumping.
Limited to 8 student teams. Wednesday @ 8:15

$115 for nonmembers and $80 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.

UDX (Open & Prep for Title)

*Prerequisite: Dogs must have CDX or be currently showing/training at the Open Level and have foundation Utility skills.

This class will have a primary focus on the utility exercises, but will maintain the Open skills also and is geared for those already showing in or, or having obtained a CDX title in AKC. Teams will work on ring entry skills, maintaining performance levels, keeping drive alive along with the regular AKC exercises.

 

$115 for nonmembers and $80 for members

Session runs 8 weeks.
 

Conformation Handling

*Prerequisite: Dogs must be at least 12 weeks to attend conformation classes.

The class offers training in the skills required to best showcase your particular breed of dog in the competitive world of conformation. Skilled handlers will help you bring out the very best in your dog.
Classes are appropriate for both new and experienced handlers and will help you learn to train your dog so that you can show it to its best advantage.
Classes are limited to 12 dog/handler pairs.

$45 for three classes. (Classes run on the first three Monday's of the month)

 
 
 
 
 

The classes below require the above kindergarten classes.

 

Private Sessions By Appointment Only
Please email lindalu752@hotmail.com for an appointment.

Prep to Show (by appointment)

Prerequisite: Please send an appointment request to lindalu752@hotmail.com and invernessgsp@bellsouth.net All dogs must be under total control on and off-leash. Limited to 9 dogs per evening – this is a “drop-in” class and is open to all. 10-minute time limit per dog. Open to all dog/handler teams preparing to show in Novice, Open, and Utility obedience classes. All dogs must be under total control on and off-leash. No actual exercises will be taught in this class. This class is designed to offer coaching on what is and is not acceptable in the obedience-show ring and actual ring experience for the dog & handler. All exercises will be called as actually done in the AKC show ring. This allows dogs to work in a very distracting setting, similar to an obedience trial/show. Instructors will be assisting students throughout the class. Students must own and bring to class a current AKC rule book. Rules and scoring will be reviewed. While treats/toys may be used in the ring, this is not an instructional class for learning the exercise but is a preparation for the obedience competition environment at all levels, Novice, Open, and Utility.

Ring Rental (Wednesdays 9am - 3pm by appointment)

Prerequisite: Please send an appointment request to lindalu752@hotmail.com A ring rental is for 30 minutes on Wednesdays. Back-to-back run-thurs are only allowed if others are not waiting.

Pay 2 Play (Saturdays 9-noon by appointment)

Prerequisite: Please send an appointment request to lindalu752@hotamil.com $15.00 per dog/10-minute increments and use the rings as much as you wish, taking turns with others We are not accepting ODTC bucks until further notice.