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Obedience Classes

You must be registered, have completed the online waiver found under Forms, and have paid in advance in order to participate in any class.  No day of class show ups are allowed.

All classes are held at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, on Motor Ave near Pico Blvd, in West Los Angeles.
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Please see our Frequently Asked Questions page for additional information on Obedience and Conformation Classes.  If you still have questions after visiting the FAQ page and reviewing the class schedules page, please email us at: obedience@wlaotc.com. If you would like know more about the trainers, please click on their names in the table below. A short bio is provided.

NOTE: Start dates are not guaranteed and may change due to weather and circumstances beyond our control.  If a start date must change, the new date will be posted here on the Club web site.  Please check the start dates for your classes before attending the first class.

Regular and Rally Obedience Classes

Puppy Manners


Saturdays
9 am - 10 am

January 7, 2022
Robin 6 weeks
$135
Socialize your new puppy in a safe and fun setting. This class will introduce you and your dog to basic obedience commands, leash training and proper behavior around other dogs and people. The class also covers responsible pet ownership and managing puppy behaviors such as chewing, digging and jumping.

Open to puppies 3 months to 6 months old. (Dogs 5 months or up can enroll in a Novice obedience class without prior puppy training.)

Wednesdays
4 pm - 5 pm

January 4, 2023
Tawn

Novice Obedience


Mondays
5 pm - 6 pm

January 2, 2023

Tawn 6 weeks
$155

Dogs 5 months and older.

No previous training required.
Registrations will not be accepted for dogs under 5 months old.

Learn how to train your dog in basic obedience using positive reinforcement.

Tuesdays
10:30 am - 11:30 am

January 31, 2023

Tawn

Saturdays
10 am - 11 am

January 7, 2023

Robin

Saturdays
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm


January 7, 2023

Robin
Intermediate Novice Saturdays
11 am - Noon
January 7, 2023

Robin 6 weeks
$155

Successful completion of a WLAOTC Novice Obedience class, or permission of the trainer.

This class builds on Novice class training, increasing focus and control, and improving the skills needed for a happy, well behaved pet. We will also cover the exercises for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Whether or not you are considering going on to train for one (or more) of the many dog activities available today, this class is the next step in building a better relationship with your canine partner.

Saturdays
12:30 pm - 1:30 pm

January 7, 2022

Tuesdays
11:30 am - 12:30 pm
January 31, 2023

Tawn
Wednesdays
5pm - 6pm
January 4, 2023

Tawn

Advanced Novice Obedience

Mondays 6pm - 7pm

February 13, 2023

Tawn

8 weeks
$175

Successful completion of a WLAOTC Intermediate Novice Obedience Class or permission of the trainer.  Dogs must be solid in most Novice Obedience Exercises.

This class focuses on developing focus and skills for the obedience ring. Students who do not plan to compete in obedience are welcome.

Tuesdays
12:30pm - 1:30pm

January 31, 2023

Competition Prep


Wednesdays
6pm - 7pm
January 4, 2023
Tawn 8 weeks
$175
Successful completion of a WLAOTC Advanced Novice Obedience Class with permission of the trainer.  Dogs must be solid in Novice Obedience Exercises. 

It aims to improve or perfect performance in Novice exercises and develop the attention needed for competition.  Students who do not plan to compete in Obedience are welcome. 

Open/Utility
Obedience

Mondays
8 pm - 9 pm

January 2, 2023 - Requires 4 full time students

Tawn 8 weeks
$155
Advanced competitive obedience training emphasizing the exercises required for CDX (Open) and UD (Utility). Permission of the trainer is mandatory.

Beginning and Intermediate Rally Obedience 

Tuesdays 12:15 pm - 1pm Requires 5 fulltime dogs. Registration for this class will put you on a waitlist until we reach minimum number.

Robyn

8 weeks
$165

Drop-in *see below

Learn how to navigate Rally courses for competition in AKC, ASCA and UKC obedience trials. In this fun sport, handlers are allowed to talk to and encourage their dogs while following instruction signs in the obedience ring.

New handlers and their dogs should be familiar with basic obedience commands, and dogs should be under handler's control. Intermediate students will be accommodated with more challenging signs, and will have the option to run their dogs off leash.

Wednesdays
7pm - 8pm

 

November 30, 2022 - Requires 5 fulltime dogs

 

Rally Obedience
Advanced, Excellent
and Master

Wednesdays
7pm - 8pm

January 4, 2023
open class

Tawn 8 weeks
$165


Drop-in *see below
Continuing training for handlers and dogs competing for Rally Advanced, Excellent and Master titles. Now included are the exercises to compete at the Rally Master level or continue on to the RACH title. Open to all dog/handler teams who have earned a Rally Novice title, or with permission of the instructor.

Feisty Fido

 

If you are interested in training for your Feisty Fido, please email us at obedience@wlaotc.com

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Trainers will recommend alternatives for dogs deemed too reactive or agressive to participate in one of our group classes.

* Drop ins REQUIRE approval of trainer before class and signed waivers. Drop-in fee is $30. Email obedience@wlaotc.com for questions.

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Conformation Classes

All classes are held at the Cheviot Hills Recreation Center, on Motor Ave near Pico Blvd, in West Los Angeles.
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Start dates may change if classes are cancelled because of the weather.  If a start date must change, the new date will be posted here on the Club web site.  

You must be registered, have completed the online waivers under Forms, and have paid in advance in order to participate in the Conformation class.  No day of class show ups are allowed unless arrangements have been made with the Obedience Director in advance.  Please email us at: obedience@wlaotc.com if you have any questions.
 
     

Class Time Class Start Date
Trainer Fee Requirements and Purpose
Conformation Mondays
7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

January 23, 2023

Tawn

6 weeks $130

Drop Ins allowed

This class is for both novice and experienced handlers and their unaltered, purebred dogs. It teaches the basics of the conformation ring as well as the skills needed to be competitive at dog shows. Students will learn how to show their dogs and practice in a show-like environment.

* Drop ins REQUIRE approval of trainer before class and online waivers. Drop-in fee is $30. Email obedience@wlaotc.com for questions.

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