Evansville Obedience Club

Our Training Classes

1400 N. Cullen Avenue        Evansville, IN 47715-2331       812-476-8634

Class Packages

Package includes one leash;

2nd class must be taken within 12 months.

Puppy and Beginner class


Beginner and Advanced Beginner


Class Cancellation Policy:

EOC obedience classes will be cancelled when Ivy Tech cancels its classes because of weather. Please read all information, and contact our registrar if you have questions, before submitting your application.

Rescue Discount

We offer a $10 discount for those dogs that have been rescued from a 501 (c)(3) shelter. Proof of the rescue is required. The Rescue Discount is good for one class session, for up to one year from the date of adoption. No other discounts may be applied

All Classes are One Hour sessions for Six Weeks except Attention, Heeling and CGC

Please Note: Beginner and Advanced Beginner are prerequisite for all advanced classes including Rally.

Classes Cost
Puppy (3 through 6 months of age) * $95
Beginner * † $95
Advanced Beginner $80
Attention, CGC (1/2 hour - 4 weeks) $40
Rally, Skill Building, Repeat Class $60

*Cost includes a 6 foot leather leash.

†All Beginner class students are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for the first week to allow time for check in and proper equipment fitting.

Our classes are held in our club building with a training area of 40' x 50' and a premium quality professional sports floor

EOC training building

Graduates of Puppy Class

Puppy Class 4-13

More Class Pictures

How to Enroll

Your application form should include a first and second choice of class and time. Submit your application along with your payment; check made out to Evansville Obedience Club. Attach proof of your dog's vaccination record, which must include parvo & distemper. Applications should be submitted promptly; class size is limited and classes fill quickly. We do not reserve spots without payment in full.

Please Don't mail to our Cullen Avenue address.


Mail your application, vet record, and payment to

Terry Blake, EOC Registrar
3417 Kensington Ave
Evansville, IN 47710
For more information, Email Terry
or call her, (812) 428-3675.

Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. If your application is received after your first class choice is full, you will be placed in your second choice if possible. You will receive verification by e-mail or phone. Please note there is a $20.00 returned check fee.

Registration closes on Wednesday, the week before the session starts.

Class Session Schedule for 2017


Monday Oct 9 - Nov 13
Tuesday Oct 10 - Nov 28
Wednesday Oct 11 - Nov 15
Thursday Oct 12 - Nov 16


All classes are 6 weeks, except Attention, Heeling and CGC which are 4 weeks.

The Club Meeting is held on the third Tuesday of every month.

No Classes will be held on National Holidays or on Members Meeting Nights.

Tuesday classes resume on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Class Schedule August - September 2017

Begins week of August 14th

Beginner Classes


Wed 7:15 - 8:15pm

Kitty Gilbertson & Deborah Wade

Thurs 6 - 7pm

Lauren Kincaid & Krista Robards

more information


Mon 6 - 7pm

Debbie Yoder & Danetta Ohning

Thurs 10:30 - 11:30am

Instructors: Terry Blake

Thurs 7:15 - 8:15pm

Tricia Wallerstadt

more information

Rally Practice

Wed 1:30pm

Lauren Kincaid & Krista Robards

Advanced Beginner Classes

Rally Novice, Intermediate & Advanced

Wed 9am

Mimi Nicholson

Rally Excellent & Masters

Wed 10:30am

Mimi Nicholson

Prerequisite: Dogs must have at least one Rally Advanced leg.

Advanced Beginner

Wed 6 - 7pm

Steve Stout & Sheryl Froehle

more information

Intermediate to Advanced Classes

Crate Games

Tues 7 - 8pm

Instructor: Rick Mullen

Competition Heeling

Mon 7 - 8pm

Instructors: Danetta Ohning & Debbier Yoder

Emphasizes individual parts of behavior chains, such as pivoting, fronts, finishes, and more

Advanced Obedience 1

Tues 6 - 7pm

Instructor: Rick Mullen

more information

Canine Good Citizen

Mon 8pm

Instructor: Terry Blake

Starts October 23

Four half-hour sessions.

Often referred to as CGC, this was created by AKC as a temperament test. Our class is aimed at preparing Dog and handler teams for the test. Teams who pass the test are deemed "a Good Citizen". Essentially this means the dog obeys the handler, basic commands, and he has a civil temperament.

Teams who pass the test may apply for certification. AKC has elevated the CGC to the level of Title. (AKC charges for registration of certificate and/or title.)

A CGC test will be administered on November 20. Students taking the course will have registration priority and the number of tests is limited. The cost of the test is separate from the class fee.

Specialized and advanced levels of classes are offered on an as-needed basis.

Guidelines for EOC Classes

  • Family members are welcome; junior handlers must have a parent present.
  • No auditors or spectators are allowed, and non-registered dogs are not allowed.
  • Children should be quiet so as not to disturb the class. Only one handler at a time can be on the floor with the dog.
  • Bring soft doggie treats and a water bowl if you wish
  • Allow your dog to eliminate before class
  • You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog.
  • Do not let male dogs “mark” their territory inside the building, as this affects all other dogs who exposed to the “mark”.


Evansville Obedience Club Training Center
1400 North Cullen Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

(Off of Vogel Road between Green River Road and Burkhardt)
Visit map on our Location Page

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Obedience Class Overview

The classes are listed in the order that they should be taken, except that the Puppy Class is not needed prior to taking Beginners and the Heeling Class can be taken after Attention and Intermediate Two.



This class is for puppies 3 months or 12 weeks through 6 months with all Parvo, distemper vaccinations completed.

New: Walking on a leash, Release command, Sit, Come, Leave it, Stay, Down, Wait at doorway, Down Stay, Greeting people, Spot, Stand, High Five

Discussion: Crate training, Toys, Housebreaking, Excessive barking, Jumping on people, Brushing teeth and demo, Nail care and demo, Poison control



This class is for all dogs 6 months old or older.

New: Controlled walking on leash, Sit from stand, Release word, Come, Down from Sit, Sit Stay, Down Stay, Wait at Doorway, Stand Stay, Focus, "Get back", Sit quietly as stranger approaches

Discussion: General training information, preparing for Canine Good Citizen



New: Attention, Beginning Heeling with Attention

Attention is one of the most important aspects of training. It's essence is forming a stronger bond with your dog so that you always have your dog's attention.

We begin by using food and toys, praise and correction. The ultimate goal is transferring the attention from the food or toy to the handler.


Advanced Beginner

New: Fronts, Stand on verbal command, Heeling, Down signal, Sit Signal, Sit from Down, Stand Signal

Continue Working on: Down, Stays, Sits, Recalls, Let’s Go

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Intermediate One

New: Verbal sit from down, Sit for exam, Directed Jumping, Speedier Recalls, Stand for Exam, Heeling Halts, Recall Signal

Continue Working on: Stays, Recall, Heeling, Sits, Fronts, Signals


Beginner Retrieve, Broad Jump, and Go Outs

New: Beginning dumbbell retrieve, Broad jump, Go outs


Intermediate Two

New: Finish, Distractions, Heeling, Turns, Drop on Recall, Heeling signal

Continue Working on: In sight stays, Fronts, Heeling, Directed jumping, Recalls, Signals


Intermediate Retrieving, Broad Jump, and Go Outs

New: Directed Glove Retrieve

Continue Working on: Dumbbell retrieve, go outs, broad jump

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Advanced One

New: Out of sight stays, Pivots, Moving Stand

Continue Working on: Finish, Heeling, Drop on Recalls, Signals, Halts, Distractions


Advanced Retrieving and Go Outs

New: Articles, Retrieve over high jump

Continue Working on: Dumbbell retrieve, Go outs, Gloves


Advanced 2

New: Off Lead Heeling

Continue Working on: Heeling, Pivot, Recall, Signals, Broad jump, Go Outs, Gloves, Articles, Moving Stand, Retrieve over High Jump, Drop on Recall.


Heeling, Advanced Attention

Can be taken after Attention and Intermediate Two. Improve attention while heeling and work on finer details of heeling.


Novice Proofing, Open Proofing, & Utility Proofing.

Taken after finishing all foundation (Beginner through Advanced) classes

Continue to "perfect" performances, proof, get ready for the competition ring.

RallyClass Overview

Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the rally judge. The judge tells the handler to begin, and the dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a course of designated stations (10 - 20, depending on the level). Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience.

Rally provides a link from the Canine Good Citizen® (CGC) program to obedience or agility competition, both for dogs and handlers. In addition, rally promotes fun and enjoyment for dogs at all levels of competition.

The Rally class is intended to introduce the student to rally rules and regulations and to teach performance of the 50 rally exercises.

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