Obedience Club of Chattanooga Training You to Train Your Dog

COVID-19/Coronavirus Protocol - Your board has been working diligently to ensure the best possible health and safety measures for the reopening of the OCC facilities. We have outlined our new Covid-19 policies and procedures for our classes. These are subject to change at any time. Class sizes and structure have been altered; and masks must be worn at all times in the building. Please read our new Covid-19 Protocols effective May 31, 2020 and the OCC Safety and Security Policy.
Who We Are
The Obedience Club of Chattanooga is a non-profit AKC club offering affordable dog training classes to the public. We also offer advanced classes for the serious performance dog competitor. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register.
Upcoming Events (Reminder - masks must be worn at all times in the building)
  • Registration for our next session of classes opens to Regular Members Aug 17 & Student Members Aug 24. Click Here to sign up.
  • Orientation/Open House - Sunday, September 6 at 2:00. Doors open at 1:30 for registration and paperwork. People only (no dogs, please).
  • Due to the Covid-19 virus we've made the difficult decision to cancel our October 24-25 AKC Rally/Obedience Trials. We look forward to seeing you in March 2021.
  • Announcements

    2020 Session Schedule & Registration Dates

    SESSION 1. Jan 6 - Feb 14 (Registration Opens to Regular Members Dec. 17 & Student Members & Public Dec. 24)

    SESSION 2. March 2 - April 17 [CANCELLED DUE TO COVID-19]
    (No indoor classes the week of March 9 due to Rally Trial Mar 14-15). Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 11 & Student Members Feb 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, March 1 at 1:30pm.

    SESSION 3. June 1 - July 17. Registration Opens to Regular Members May 11 & Student Members May 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, May 31.

    SESSION 4. July 20 - Aug. 28. Registration Opens to Regular Members June 29 & Student Members July 6. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, July 19. Doors open at 1:30 and Orientation begins at 2:00.

    SESSION 5. Sep 7 - Oct 16. Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 17 & Student Members Aug. 24. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, September 6.

    SESSION 6. Oct 26 - Dec 4 - (NO CLASSES Nov 26 for Thanksgiving). Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 5 & Student Members Oct. 12. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, October 18.

    HAPPENINGS

    Membership Meetings - Postponed due to COVID-19



    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).

    Our board is monitoring the COVID-19/Coronavirus situation and will resume our membership meetings as soon as it is safe to do so. Please watch our site for updates.

    Membership

    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. *8 volunteer hours equals 1 free class. *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.

    KEY CLUB

    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 Training Director will contact you with the code for the OCC building. For more information, please contact trainingdirector@chattanoogaobedienceclub.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 Training Director will contact you with the code for the Agility Field. For more information, please contact trainingdirector@chattanoogaobedienceclub.org.