K-9 Obedience Training Club of Essex County, NJ

Trained dogs are better companions

2015 Obedience and Rally Trial

We will hold our annual dog Obedience Trial at Verona High School on Sunday, January 11th, 2015.  The Trial attracts approximately 250 dogs and their owners from the region to compete in various events under the sanction of the American Kennel Club (AKC).  Dogs and dog owners are at many different levels of experience, from beginner to highly skilled. There will also be a Rally Trail, which is an entry-level competition that is attracting more enthusiasts to the field of dog obedience.

Entry fee is $32 for the first entry of each dog and $25 for each additional entry of the same dog.  Mixed breed dogs that are registered with the AKC's Canine Partners Program can be entered in this Trial.  

Admission fee for non-entrants is $3 for adults, $2 for seniors and children under 12, and free for children under four.  All children under 16 must be accompanied by an adult.  Dogs who are not entered are not allowed on the grounds.  The show hours are 8 am to 6 pm, but the bulk of the action occurs between 9 am and 3 pm.


Beginner Novice A & B - Nancy Withers

Novice A & B - Lynn Currie

Graduate Novice - Phyllis Broderick

Open A -Larry Wilson

Open B - Nancy Withers

Graduate Open - James Ham

Utility A - Phyllis Broderick

Utility B - James Ham

Rally - Diane Stout

Volunteer stewards from the membership of K-9 OTC are supplemented by volunteers from the Obedience Stewards Club, whose assistance is greatly appreciated.

Premium List and Online Entry

The Premium List can be downloaded by clicking here.  

On-line entries are available at the Jim Rau Dog Shows website.  


In addition to Rosettes, Ribbons and Special Class Prizes, K-9 Obedience Training Club is pleased to provide a medal to all dogs that earn the third leg on any Obedience or Rally Title or that complete the requirements for an Obedience or Rally Championship at this show.


Verona High School
151 Fairview Avenue
Verona, NJ 07044

Note that the parking lot can ONLY be accessed from Grove Avenue.  The parking lot can NOT be reached from Fairview Avenue.