Evansville Obedience Club

Our Training Classes

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

Coronavirus (COVID-19)

Because of the novel coronavirus (COVID-19) and goverment-issued restrictions, many class sizes are currently being limited. Please see our class schedulew for current limits.

We have been training dogs in Obedience for over Forty Years

Our Focus is on Companion Pets and Competition

We love the lives we share with our dogs and we want to help others have the same joy that comes from living with a well behaved, happy and devoted pet. Obedience is one part of living with your dog, and it enhances the relationship by teaching you how to understand and to communicate with your dog.

We also have members and instructors who compete in AKC and UKC Obedience and have earned titles from Rally Novice to UDX, so we're an excellent resource for those interested in competition.

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

Classes Cost
Puppy & Fun With Focus for Puppies $100
Beginner One* $100
Beginner Two $80
CGC $40 + $10 test fee
Two week Introduction to Scentwork $15
Rally $60
Scentwork $60
Competition $80
Problem Solving, Proofing, and Competition Preparedness $60
Two hour classes such as Intermediate One and Beginner Retrieve $140

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

Class Packages

Puppy and Beginner One Class

OR

Beginner One and Beginner Two

$175

Second class must be taken within 12 months. A six foot leash is required to take these classes


All Classes are One Hour sessions for Six Weeks unless noted otherwise in the schedule


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

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.


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

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

Kristi Schmidt, EOC Co-Registrar
11458 N CR 100 E
Chrisney, IN 47611

For questions and class inquiries, please contact

Lynda Robey, EOC Co-Registrar
(270) 233-0701

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.

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Download the EOC Class Application. If you prefer, you can Download in Word (.doc)

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

Class Session Schedule for 2020

Monday Jan. 6 - Feb. 10
Tuesday Jan. 7 - Feb. 25
Wednesday Jan. 8 - Feb. 12
Thursday Jan. 9 - Feb. 13

Monday March 30 - May 4
Tuesday March 31 - May 12
Wednesday April 1 - May 6
Thursday April 2 - May 7

Monday May 18 - June 22
Tuesday May 26 - July 7
Wednesday May 20 - June 24
Thursday May 21 - June 25

Monday July 27 - Aug 31
Tuesday July 28 - Sept 8
Wednesday July 29 - Sept 2
Thursday July 30 - Sept 3

Monday Sept 28 - Nov 2
Tuesday Sept 29 - Nov 10
Wednesday Sept 30 - Nov 4
Thursday Oct 1 - Nov 5

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

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.


Two-week Introduction to Scentwork Mini-Session!

Evansville Obedience Club is Sponsoring an introductory mini-session on beginner nose work. This $15 introductory "teaser" session will be for two weeks only, on Wednesdays, November 11 and November 18, from 6 PM to 7 PM.

Class Schedule September - November, 2020

Session Five

Beginner - Intermediate Classes

Puppy

Wed 7:15 - 8:15pm

This class is held Oct 14 – Nov 18

Instructors:
Kitty Gilbertson & Deborah Wade

Limit 6 people, in person.


Thurs 6 - 7pm

This class is held Oct 1 - Nov 5

Instructors: Lauren Kincaid & Krista Robards or Diane Kuehn

Limit 6 people, in person

Beginner One

Mon 6 - 7pm

This class is held Sep 28 - Nov 2

Instructors:
Danetta Ohning & Debbie Yoder

Via Zoom, current students max of 6 in person with unlimited on Zoom.


Tues 6 - 7pm

This class is held Sept 29 - Nov 10

Instructors:
Tricia Wallerstedt & Mary Walker

Limit 7 people, in person.


Thurs 7:15 - 8:15pm

This class is held Oct 1 - Nov 5

Instructors:
Mary Walker & Shelby Hohler

Limit 6 people, in person.

Beginner Two

Tues 7 - 8pm

This class is held Sept 29 - Nov 10

Instructors:
Tricia Wallerstadt & Mary Walker

Limit 7 people, in person.


AKC Fit Dog

Thurs 9:30 - 10:30am

This class is held Oct 1 – Nov 5

Instructors: Mimi Nicholson

The AKC Fit Dog Level 1 certification program engages dogs and their humans in fitness-related activities. The exercises increase confidence, strength, and flexibility and reduce boredom and the risk of injury and are a lot of fun.

PREREQUISITES: This class is for healthy dogs only; it is not appropriate for dogs recovering from injuries or surgery, for puppies under 18 months whos growth plates have not closed, and dogs who are morbidly obese. Dogs should have completed a puppy and/or beginner class.

Some equipment is required; contact the instructor for details.

Limit 6 people, in person

Intermediate - Advanced Classes

Intermediate 1 & Beginning Retrieve

Weds 9:00 - 11:00am

This class is held Sept 30 - Nov 4

Instructors:
Mimi Nicholson

Limit 6 people, in person

more information

Competition Obedience

Monday 7 - 8:30pm

This class is held Sep 28 - Nov 2

Instructors: Danetta Ohning & Debbie Yoder

Via Zoom

Rally - Novice through Excellent

Tues 8 - 9pm

This class is held Sept 29 - Nov 10

Instructors:
Margie Clutter

Must have graduated from Beginner 2

Limit 6 people, in person

more information

Advanced Scentwork

Weds 6 - 7:00pm

This class is held Sept 30 - Nov 4

Instructors: Danetta Ohning & David Cavins

Must have been enrolled in Scent Work - Next Steps.

more information

Problem Solving, Proofing and Tidbits

Thursday 11am - 1pm

This class is held Oct 1 - Nov 5

Instructor:
Cathi Blackburn & Mary Walker

Dogs must have gone through the entire class series including Advanced 2

Limit 6 people, in person.

more information

Schedule by Days of the Week

Monday

Beginner One
6 - 7pm

Competition Obedience
7 - 8:30pm

Tuesday

Beginner One
6 - 7pm

Beginner Two
7 - 8pm

Rally - Novice to Excellent
8 - 9pm

Wednesday

Intermediate 1 & Beginning Retrieve
9 - 11am

Advanced Scentwork
6 - 7pm

Puppy
7:15 - 8:15pm

Thursday

AKC Fit Dog
9:30 - 10:30am

Problem Solving, Proofing and Competition Preparedness
11 - 1am

Puppy
6 - 7pm

Beginner One
7:15 - 8:15pm

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

Guidelines for EOC Classes

• Please use caution and drive slowly when entering the driveway and proceeding to our building. The business in the front is an active work zone.

• 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”.


Location

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

(Off of Vogel Road between Green River Road and Burkhardt)

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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.

1 - Puppy

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

2 - Beginner One

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

3 - Attention

New: Attention

Attention is one of the most important aspects of training. Its 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.

4 - Beginner Two

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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5 - Intermediate One and Beginner Retrieve

New: Verbal Sit from Down, Sit and Stand for exam, Directed Jumping, Speedier Recalls, Heeling (Halts, Faster Starts, Fasts, Slows, Figure 8, Turns), Recall Signal, Beginning dumbbell retrieve, Broad jump, Go outs

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

This is a 1.5 to 2 hour class, time will vary. For the competitive handler this class provides a good foundation for showing in Open and Utility. For the non-competitive hander this class will create a closer heel (walking beside you) for use in public areas, to retrieve different items, to go over a vertical and horizontal jump with good form, and be sent to a certain area (Go Out).

6 - Intermediate Two and Intermediate Retrieve

New: Finish, Distractions on various exercises, Heeling Turns, Drop on Recall, Heeling signal, Faster Sits on Halts, Directed Glove Retrieve

Continue Working on: In sight stays, Fronts, Heeling, Directed jumping, Recalls, Signals, Dumbbell retrieve, go outs, broad jump

This is a 1.5 to 2 hour class, time will vary. For the competitive handler, this class provides a good foundation for showing in Open and Utility. For the non-competitive handler, this class will create a closer heel (walking beside you) for use in public areas, to retrieve different items, to go over a vertical and horizontal jump with good form, and to be sent to a certain area (Go Out).

7 - Advanced One and Advanced Retrieve

New: Out of sight stays, Pivots, Moving Stand, Scent Articles, Retrieve over high jump.

Continue Working on: Finish, Heeling, Drop on Recalls, Signals, Halts, Distractions on various exercises, Dumbbell retrieve, Go outs, Gloves

This is a 1.5 to 2 hour class, time will vary. For the competitive handler, this class provides a good foundation for showing in Open and Utility. For the non-competitive handler this class will create a closer bond with your dog.

8 - Advanced Two

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.

This is a 1.5 to 2 hour class, time will vary. For the competitive handler, this class provides a good foundation for showing in Open and Utility. For the non-competitive handler, this class will create a closer bond with your dog.

Beginner Scentwork

Canine Scent Work is teaching dogs to search for a target odor and then communicating their find to the handler. The methods of training are the same methods used to train police, military and medical detection dogs. However, in the public arena we use several essential oils as the target odors. In this class you will learn a basic foundation to get you started in this fun and growing dog activity. Any dog and any handler can do it. All you need is a dog, six-foot leash, and a lot of treats.

New: : How to teach the dog to search for target odor, about essential oils and where to find them, how to read your dog’s alert behavior, how air moves and more. Come have fun with your dog in this growing sport..

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.

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Additional Classes

Rally Class Overview

AKC Rally© is a companion sport to AKC Obedience. It emphasizes teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience as they complete a course of 10-20 stations designed by a rally judge. Each station has a sign that both visually and verbally describes the skill that is to be performed.

Because rally is intended to be fun and engaging for the dog and handler, the handler may talk to the dog throughout the course and give the dog multiple commands.

Our rally classes will introduce students to the rules and will provide practice opportunities forthe dogs and handlers.

Canine Good Citizen

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.)

Two Week Introduction to Scentwork

One of the more exciting areas of dog training today is the field of Scent Work. This Two week “teaser” introductory class, will cover the foundation of scent work and will get you started training. Come join us at EOC and see how much fun you can have training your dog in the field of scent work.

Canine Scent Work is teaching dogs to search for a target odor and then communicating their find to the handler. The methods of training are the same methods used to train police, military and medical detection dogs. However, in the public arena we use several essential oils as the target odors. In this class you will learn a basic foundation to get you started in this fun and growing dog activity. Any dog and any handler can do it. All you need is a dog, six-foot leash, and a lot of treats.

New: : How to teach the dog to search for target odor, about essential oils and where to find them, how to read your dog’s alert behavior, how air moves and more. Come have fun with your dog in this growing sport..