Evansville Obedience Club

Our Training Classes

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

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 (3 through 6 months of age) $100
Beginner * $100
Advanced Beginner $80
Attention, CGC (1/2 hour - 4 weeks) $40
Rally, Skill Building, Repeat Class $60

* 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.

Class Packages

Puppy and Beginner Class


Beginner and Advanced Beginner


Second class must be taken within 12 months. A six foot leather 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

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 2018

Monday Jan. 8 - Feb. 12
Tuesday Jan. 9 - Feb. 27
Wednesday Jan. 10 - Feb. 14
Thursday Jan. 11 - Feb. 15

Monday March 12 - April 16
Tuesday March 13 - May 3
Wednesday March 14 - April 18
Thursday March 15 - April 6

Monday May 21 - July 2
Tuesday May 22 - July 3
Wednesday May 23 - June 27
Thursday May 24 - June 28

Monday July 23 - Aug. 27
Tuesday July 24 - Sept. 4th
Wednesday July 25 - Aug. 29
Thursday July 26 - Aug 30

Monday Sept. 24 - Oct. 29
Tuesday Sept. 25 - Nov. 6
Wednesday Sept. 26 - Oct 31
Thursday Sept. 27 - Nov. 1

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 May - June 2018

Begins week of May 21st

Beginner Classes


Wed 7:15 - 8:15pm

Kitty Gilbertson & Deborah Wade

Thurs 6 - 7pm

Lauren Kincaid & Krista Robards

more information


Mon 6 - 7pm

Megan Wimstatt& April Moore

Tues 6 - 7pm

Instructors: Tricia Wallerstadt & Mary Walker

Thurs 9 - 10am

Mimi Nicholson

Thurs 7:15 - 8:15pm

Mary & Jim Walker

more information

Rally for Beginners

Mon 7pm

Debbie Yoder & Danetta Ohning

more information on Rally

Beginner - Intermediate Classes

Rally Novice

Wed 9am

Mimi Nicholson

Rally Practice

Wed 12:15

Instructor: Lauren Kincaid

Open to all members at any level for practice. Non-members can pay mat time.

Go with Flow

Thurs 10:15am

Mimi Nicholson

Limited to 8 students

more information on Go With Flow

Intermediate - Advanced Classes

Rally Intermediate
Advanced & Excellent

Wed 10:15am

Mimi Nicholson

TV Training and Treats

Mon 8pm

Instructors: Debbie Yoder & Danetta Ohning

We will watch videos, youtube, and webinars on various training issues. Bring snacks if you wish. Open to anyone.

Advanced Beginner

Tues 7 - 8pm

Tricia Wallerstadt & Mary Walker

Heeling in Part

Thursday May 3, 10, 17 @ 6:30 - 7:30 pm

Instructor: Sherri Alspaugh

Consists of teaching pre cues for left turn, right turn, about turn, starts, stops and more. Will adjust to individual needs as to just learning exercise, practicing, or proofing. This is NOT a moving heeling class. 3 week class. Cost $9

Special Events

Brunch with Connie, a TV class

Wed, May 2 10-11:30 AM

We'll view and discuss "Wrong in the Ring" and "The Benefit of Mistakes."  Bring coffee, snacks, and your dog, if you wish. This class is FREE and is open to anyone

Ready for Rally Fest - RunThrus

Friday, June 1

Must register with Registrar

$3 per run, may be paid evening of class. Open to anyone but MUST be ready to show.

Novice: 6 PM, Intermediate/Advanced/Excellent: 7 PM (approximately)

Go With Flow

This class will give participants a slightly different set of ring and transition games and skills based on Debby Quigley's methods. We'll also continue incorporating distractions and proofing exercises. Limited to 8

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.)

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

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.

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