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Holidays are coming.

We will not hold classes over Thanksgiving from Wed. November 22nd to Sunday November 26th.

The classes listed below have a break of two weeks end of the year to give our trainers time to enjoy friends and family. This year it will run from Tuesday, December 19th through Monday, January 1st, 2018.

Both of these holidays are accounted for in our scheduling. Check with your registrar for exact dates if you have questions

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.

You may register for a class if there is a start date posted and if the class is not already marked full. Please send in your registration form and check as soon as you know which class you want to take. Classes do fill, and we do not reserve places in class until we have received your signed waiver and payment. If you are signing up for a class with a waiting list, we will contact you when we receive your pre-registration.

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.

Regular and Rally Obedience Classes
Class Time Next Class Starting Dates
(Tentative)
Trainer Fee Requirements
and Purpose

Puppy and
Manners


Sundays
9 am - 10 am

October 29, 2017
Robin 6 weeks
$110

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
7 pm - 8 pm

November 8, 2017

Novice Obedience


Mondays
5 pm - 6 pm
November 20, 2017

Tawn 8 weeks
$120

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
10:15am - 11:15am

October 31, 2017
Laurene

Wednesdays: 6pm - 7pm

November 8, 2017
Robin

Sundays
10 am - 11 am

October 29, 2017
Intermediate Novice Sundays
11 am - 12 pm

November 12, 2017

Robin 8 weeks
$110

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.

Tuesdays
9 am- 10 am
November 7, 2017
Laurene

Advanced Novice Obedience

Wednesdays
5pm - 6pm

December 6, 2017

Tawn

8 weeks
$110

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.

Competition Prep


Mondays
6 pm - 7 pm

November 6, 2017

Tawn 8 weeks
$105
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. 

Wednesdays
6pm - 7pm
December 11, 2017
Open/Utility
Obedience

Mondays
7 pm - 8 pm
December 11, 2017 Tawn 12 weeks
$150
Advanced competitive obedience training emphasizing the exercises required for CDX (Open) and UD (Utility). Permission of the trainer is mandatory.

Beginning Rally Obedience 

Wednesdays
7pm - 8pm

 

October 11, 2017open class

Robyn

6 weeks
$110
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.

This is an entry-level class; however, 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.

 

Rally Obedience
Advanced/Excellent

Wednesdays
7pm - 8pm

October 18, 2017 open class

Tawn 8 weeks
$120


Drop-in $20 per class
Continuing training for handlers and dogs competing for Rally Advanced, Rally Excellent and RAE titles. Now included are the exercises to compete at the Rally Master level or continue ton to the RACH title. Open to all dog/handler teams who have earned a Rally Novice title, or with permission of the instructor.

Thursdays
11:30 am - 12:30 pm

October 12, 2017open class

Agility/ObedienceFoundation Skills

Saturdays
1:30 pm - 2:30 pm

2018 - TBD
open class

 

8 weeks
$120

This class focuses on building a solid foundation geared towards agility and other popular dog sports. You and your dog will learn valuable skills that will strengthen your relationship, improve your ability to communicate, and increase your success as a team. Topics include flatwork, agility games, and exercises you can practice at home without expensive equipment or expansive space. This class may be conducted with dogs on leash.

It is recommended that you be able to keep your dog’s attention and have a reliable recall.

Beyond the Backyard

Tuesdays

2018 - TBD open class Laurene 8 weeks $120 Based on the book “Beyond The Backyard” by the well-known dog-sports trainer and competitor Denise Fenzi, this class is designed to help you get to another stage of training and obedience. The goal is for your dog to perform well under distraction, away from home, and without the cookie in your hand.

Feisty Fido

 

If you are interested in a small group class or private training for your Feisty Fido, please click here

  N/A

This class will focus on techniques for handling your Feisty Fido, using positive training techniques to address behavior issues in leash-reactive dogs.

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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 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
8:00  pm. - 9:00 pm
October 23, 2017

Tawn

$110 for 6 classes

Drop-in $20 per class

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.

This class is only offered during daylight savings time from Mid-March to the beginning of November

 

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Last Updated 10/11/17

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