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 schedule for current limits. While the state has decided to lift the mask mandate, some of our instructors may still require students to wear masks for their own safety. Please contact your instructor directly.

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
Attention $40
Beginner One* $100
Beginner Two $80
CGC $40 + $10 test fee
Competition Obedience $80
Nosework Fundamentals $60
Problem Solving, Proofing, and Tidbits $20
Puppy $100
Rally Novice $60
Utility Groundwork $20
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 2021

Monday Jan. 4 - Feb. 15
Tuesday Jan. 5 - Mar. 2
Wednesday Jan. 6 - Feb. 17
Thursday Jan. 7 - Feb. 18

Monday Mar. 15 - Apr. 26
Tuesday Mar. 16 - May 11
Wednesday Mar. 17 - Apr. 28
Thursday Mar. 18. - Apr. 29

Monday May 17 - June 28
Tuesday May 25 - July 13
Wednesday May 19 - June 30
Thursday May 20 - July 1

Monday July 26 - Sept. 6
Tuesday Aug. 3 - Sept. 28
Wednesday July 28 - Sept. 8
Thursday July 29 - Sept. 9

Monday Oct. 4 - Nov. 15
Tuesday Oct. 5 - Nov. 30
Wednesday Oct 6. - Nov. 17
Thursday Oct. 7 - Nov. 18

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.


Class Schedule May-July, 2021

Session Three

Beginner - Intermediate Classes

Puppy

Wed 7:15 - 8:15pm

This class is held June 2 - July 7

Instructors:
Kitty Gilbertson & Deborah Wade

Limit 6 people, in person.


Thurs 6 - 7pm

This class is held May 20 - July 1

Instructors: Lauren Kincaid & Krista Robards or Diane Kuehn

Limit 6 people, in person

Beginner One

Mon 5:45 - 6:45pm

This class is held May 17 - June 28

Instructors:
Shelby H. Buono & Ray Reising

Limit 6 people, in person.


Tues 5:30 - 6:30pm

This class is held May 25 - July 13

Instructors:
Mary Walker & Jim Walker

Limit 6 people, in person.


Thurs 5:00 - 6:00pm

This class is held May 20 - July 1

Instructors:
Krista Robards & Lauren Kincaid

For small dogs under 25 lbs. Limit 6 people, in person.


Thurs 7:15 - 8:15pm

This class is held May 20 - July 1

Instructors:
Jim Walker & Mary Walker

Limit 6 people, in person.

Beginner Two

Tues 6:30 - 7:30pm

This class is held May 25 - July 13

Instructors:
Mary Walker & Tanea Priddis

Limit 6 people, in person.


Thurs 9:30 - 10:30am

This class is held May 20 - July 1

Instructors:
Mimi Nicholson & Diane Kuehn

Limit 6 people, in person.


Intermediate - Advanced Classes

Intermediate 2

Weds 9:30 - 11:30am

This class is held May 19 - June 30

Instructors:
Mimi Nicholson

Applying the skills from Intermediate 1 and preparing to trial. Limit 6 people, in person.

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Competition Obedience

Monday 7 - 8:30pm

This class is held May 17 - June 28

Instructors: Danetta Ohning & Debbie Yoder

Via Zoom

Rally - Advanced, Excellent, & Masters

Tues 7:30 - 8:30pm

This class is held May 25 - July 13

Instructors:
Margie Clutter

Must have graduated from Beginner 2, an be able to heel reliably off leash.

Limit 6 people, in person

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Problem Solving, Proofing and Tidbits

Thursday 11am - 1pm

This class is held May 20 - July 1

Instructor:
Cathi Blackburn & Mary Walker

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

Limit 6 people, in person.

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Utility Groundwork

Tues 10am - 12pm

This class is held May 25 - July 13

Instructors: Mimi Nicholson & Pat Howerton

Must have been in Utility Groundbreaking in Session 2, 2021.

Limit 6 people, in person.

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Schedule by Days of the Week

Monday

Beginner One
5:45 - 6:45pm

Competition Obedience
7 - 8:30pm

Tuesday

Utility Groundwork
10am - 12pm

Beginner One
5:30 - 6:30pm

Beginner Two
6:30 - 7:30pm

ADvanced, Excellent, Masters Rally
7:30 - 8:30pm

Wednesday

Intermediate 2
9:30 - 11:30am

Puppy
7:15 - 8:15pm

Thursday

Beginner 2
9:30 - 10:30am

Problem Solving, Proofing and Tidbits
11am - 1pm

Beginner One (Under 25 lbs.)
5 - 6pm

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.)