K-9 OTC offers classes at several levels. All classes are held on Tuesday evenings at the Click here for location details. Classes for the Fall 2016 session are:
Utility 6:15 - 7:00 pm
Beginner 7:45 - 8:30 pm
Novice 8:30 - 9:15 pm
Open 9:15 - 10:00 pm
Class schedule is subject to change based on occurrences such as weather events or conflicts with our rental site.
Sept 6 - General Meeting
Fall 2016 Session
Sept 13 - All classes
Nov 1 - General Meeting
Winter 2016-2017 Session #1
Nov 8 - All classes
Dec 20 - General Meeting
Jan 3 - Open week for possible make-up session
Jan 10 - Club Degree & Pre-Trial run throughs
Winter 2016-2017 Session #2
Jan 17 - All classes
March 7 - General Meeting
March 14 - Open week for possible make-up session
Spring 2017 Session
March 21 - All classes
May 9 - General Meeting
No classes are held during the Summer.
$140 for 7 week session. Non-members taking another class pay $125.
If you are interested in joining our Beginner Class, please fill out and submit our questionnaire. More advanced class placement is occasionally granted for experienced dogs and handlers. Please note if this is desired and we will evaluate your request.
$90 for first class during each 7 week session, plus $25 for each additional class during the same 7 week session. Members who are senior citizens pay $85 for each 7 week session.
Members may train on a drop-in basis at the rate of $20 for the first class each evening plus $15 for each additional class the same evening.
Non-members may train with us at a rate of $25 for the first class each evening plus $20 for each additional class the same evening. Non-members must show proof that their dog's shots are current.
For puppies 6 months old or younger. Basic handling, commands, and socialization are addressed. All puppies should have age appropriate shots.
Focus is on teaching handlers how to gain control of their dogs. Skills to be taught:
Everyone who completes the course will receive a Participation Ribbon. Graduation from this class will be determined by passing a test consisting of:
Picks up where Beginner leaves off. Focus on attention skills, which are crucial to advancing to higher levels. Start introducing Novice topics to prepare for that level.
Focus is to give members the training and guidance necessary to be competitive in the Novice level show ring. Non-competition members are welcome and encouraged to train on this level, provided that they accept that some class time will be devoted to competition skills.
In addition to the basic commands in Novice, the class will teach exercises designed to enhance overall performance. For example, having the dog heel from various positions. Other items that may be taught, depending on the level of the class:
Three passing scores at Club Degree night will earn a Club CD. A member will only progress to the Open class upon completion of an AKC CD, UKC CD, or Club CD.
Provides training and guidance to compete in the Open show ring. Each class begins with warm-up heeling. Sit-stays and down-stays will be performed each week, time permitting. Various exercises, including jumps, will be covered each week, such as:
Time will be allocated to individual problem solving. Curriculum will be adapted to the needs and desires of the specific attendees.
The Utility class does not have a specific curriculum. Attendees are our most advanced handlers and dogs, as they have obtained an Open CDX from either the AKC, UKC, or Club Degree. The class consists of open training time where exercises can be practiced and problems addressed. Attendees assist each other, as opposed to having a formal teacher.