Trained Dogs Make Better Companions



We offer classes for puppies, beginners, beginner novices, open, and utility dogs, and trainers.  Whether you are new to obedience training or have much experience, we have a class for you.



We are a club run by member volunteers. Member perks include getting discounted rates on courses.  Find out more information on becoming a member.



Our classes are staffed by long-time members and dog trainers.  We try to keep trainers consistent for each session.  Find information about our experienced trainers/club members.



The K-9 Obedience Training Club of Essex County, NJ, Inc. is a not-for-profit organization that has operated continuously in Essex County, NJ since it was founded in 1944.


Among its many activities, K-9 OTC offers group obedience classes for dogs of all ages at all levels. Teachers of these classes are experienced dog handlers who have been competing for many years in obedience, rally, agility, conformation, and other field events.  They are devoted to K-9 OTC's motto that, "trained dogs make better companions."


Classes are held on Tuesday evenings (September-June) at Hal Wheeler's School for Dogs in Cedar Grove, NJ.

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1126 Pompton Ave.

Cedar Grove, NJ 07009

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