SESSION 1. Jan 7 - Feb 15 (Registration Opens to Regular Members Dec. 17 & Student Members & Public Dec. 24)
SESSION 2. March 4 - April 19 (No indoor classes the week of March 11 due to Rally Trial Mar 16-17). Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 11 & Student Members Feb 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, March 3 at 2:00pm.
SESSION 3. May 6 - June 14 (No classes May 27 due to Memorial Day ). Registration Opens to Regular Members April 15 & Student Members April 22. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, May 5.
SESSION 4. July 8 - Aug. 16 (No Obedience classes July 4 week). Registration Opens to Regular Members June 17 & Student Members June 21. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, June 30.
SESSION 5. Sept. 9 - Oct. 18 - (No Obedience classes week of Sept 2 due to Labor Day). Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 19 & Student Members Aug. 23. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, September 8.
SESSION 6. Nov 4 - Dec. 20 - (No Obedience classes week of Nov 28 for Thanksgiving; Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 14 & Student Members Oct. 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, November 3.
Membership Meeting - August 2, 2019
We normally meet on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of July (when we have our 4th of July picnic) and December (when we have our Christmas Party).
Please mark your calendar for our next membership meeting on August 2, 2019. We will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30 (please bring finger sandwiches or a salad to share), followed by our membership meeting at 7:00.
All Members (both two-legged and four-legged) are welcome!
We are a Non-profit Club; therefore, you must be a member to take classes. Membership types are:
$25.00 yr. Individual or $35.00 yr. Household REGULAR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS: *Early Bird Registration *Discount Registration Fees for ALL classes *Earn a free class through volunteer hour credits: volunteering to help at our annual show, at practice matches, and other activities. *6 volunteer hours equals 1 free class per year per membership. *ALSO, after paying for any 5 classes, you receive a considerable discount on all future classes: Obedience $50 Agility $55, as long as you remain a member. (Please notify the Training Director when you sign up for your 5th class) * Voting rights *Make friends with people who share in your ‘doggy’ interests. *Support our work in the community that helps dogs become good citizens and stay in forever homes. **Please note, in order to keep all benefits you must print and bring your membership application to our monthly meeting, first Friday of each month, within two months. Otherwise, your membership will be downgraded to Student Membership and you will lose all membership benefits after two months.**
$15.00 ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP - All Regular Membership Benefits EXCEPT voting rights. **Please note, in order to keep all benefits you must print and bring your membership application to our monthly meeting, first Friday of each month, within two months. Otherwise, your membership will be downgraded to Student Membership and you will lose all membership benefits after two months.**
$5.00 yr. STUDENT MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS - Only qualifies you to take any OCC class. If you decide to become a Regular Member, we will credit your $5.00 toward the Regular Membership fee.
Fay Taylor - Meg (Chinese Crested) earned her Canine Good Citizen Urban title.
Vaughn Buckner - Cooper earned his Canine Good Citizen Urban title.
Sawyer finished her grand championship with their Great Dane.
Sharen Fisher - Last month the Dalton library wanted to educate children on what dogs do, so they brought in Quinn (soft-coated Wheaten terrier) as a working dog for crisis response. Quinn was on the front page of the Dalton paper.
Fay Taylor - Meg (Chinese Crested) earned her CGC (Canine Good Citizen) and CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advanced). She hopes to get her CGCU (Canine Good Citizen Urban) soon.
Vaughn Buckner - Cooper (Yorkshire Terrier) earned his CGC and CGCA.
Sharen Fisher and JoAnne Davis have become certified as AKC Farm Dogs judges. They will be conducting Farm Dog certified tests in McDonald, TN this September. Click here to learn more about AKC Farm Dog.
Helen Aiken - Rocky (Rat Terrier) earned his Rally Masters title; and Rosie (Rat Terrier) earned her Rally Excellent title at our March Rally Trials.
Chris Bowker - Tyler (Toy Fox Terrier) earned his final 2 legs in Rally Excellent at our March Rally Trials. He also earned his AKC Trick Dog Advanced title.
Paula Lynch - Ziva (miniature goldendoodle) earned two agility titles: Excellent JWW and Novice FAST.
Helen Aiken - Rocky (Rat Terrier) qualified twice at the Atlanta Rally show scoring 100 but getting second place (Not speedy enough for first). He now has 7 legs toward his Masters. They also qualified for the Rally Nationals again (3rd year in a row!) Congratulations, Helen and Rocky!
Chris Bowker - Clark (Toy Fox Terrier) was invited to the Rally Nationals.
Julia Gregory - In a freestyle titling event held in Winston-Salem, NC, Wildhaven's Nina de Milo (Nina - All American Dog) earned a Level II title and placed first in her class.
Paula Lynch - Ziva (miniature goldenoodle) earned her AKC Open Jumpers With Weaves title in December.
Elaine Robinson - Jinga (All American Dog) earned her Open Standard and Open Jumpers Agility titles.
Click here for Rally Trial Photos and Videos. Click here to learn more about AKC Rally Obedience.
Key Club is a benefit of being an OCC Member. Household, Individual, or Associate Members ("Regular Members") in good standing may join the Obedience Key Club (to use the building) and/or Agility Key Club (to use the agility field) for the charge of $5/hour per member. If you have logged volunteer time on our website, you can also use your volunteer hours to "pay" for Key Club (1 hour of logged volunteer time = 1 hour of Key Club time). Key Club members may invite Student members to accompany them as their guests. Each guest must sign in and pay $5/hr (or use volunteer hours). All participating dogs must have up-to-date shot records on our website. Volunteer hours should be logged at least 3 days in advance to allow time for processing.
To join the Obedience Key Club (for use of the OCC building), please click here to download the Obedience Key Club Policy (or pick up a form from our office), sign a copy, and place it in the Training Director's wall pocket in the OCC Office. Once your application has been approved, our Obedience Training Director will contact you with the code for the OCC building. For more information, please contact the Obedience Training Director at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To join the Agility Key Club (for use of the Agility Field), click here to download the Agility Key Club Policy (or pick up a form from our office), sign a copy, and place it in the Training Director's wall pocket in the OCC Office. Once your application has been approved, our Agility Training Director will contact you with the code for the Agility Field. For more information, please contact the Agility Training Director at email@example.com.
The Chattanooga Kennel Club and North Georgia Kennel Club is holding their annual AKC Conformation Shows September 12-15 at the Tri-State Exhibition Center in McDonald, TN. Our own members, Sharen Fisher and JoAnne Davis, will be conducting Farm Dog Trials, Trick Dog Certification Testing, and CGA/CGCA Testing at the show. Click here for a premium list; or sign up and pay online at https://www.sjcaninecoaching.com/.
The Obedience Club of Chattanooga is sponsoring an AKC Farm Dog Trial on Saturday, September 28 at Coppar Creek Farm in South Pittsburg, TN. Entries will close on September 21. Click here for the Premium List.