2018 SESSION SCHEDULE & REGISTRATION DATES
Session 1 Jan 8 - Feb 16
(Registration Opens to Regular Members Dec. 18 & Student Members & Public Dec. 25)
SESSION 2 Session 2 March 5 - April 13
(Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 12 & Student Members & Public Feb 19)
SESSION 3. April 30 - June 8
(Registration Opens to Regular Members April 9 & Student Members & Public April 16)
SESSION 4. June 25 - Aug. 3
(Registration Opens to Regular Members June 4 & Student Members & Public June 11)
Special Workshops & Seminars Aug. 6 - Aug. 31 - TBA
SESSION 5. Sept. 4 - Oct. 12 - (Note Monday classes start Sept. 10 due to Labor Day) (Monday classes will end on Oct. 15)
(Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 21 & Student Members & Public Aug. 28)
SESSION 6. Oct. 29 - Dec. 7 -
(Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 2 & Student Members & Public Oct. 9)
OCC MONTHLY MEETING - FRIDAY, September 7, 2018 AT 6:30 PM
We normally meet on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of July and December. Board meetings are held at 5:00, followed by a potluck dinner and Membership Meeting at 6:30. Please mark your calendars for our next Membership Meeting on Friday, September 7, 2018.
Please bring a finger food or dessert to share. Our Membership Meeting will follow, afterwards. Both "two-legged" and "four-legged" members are welcome.
We will meet at the OCC training building (244 Lake City Drive, Flintstone, GA).
We hope to see you all there!
OCC RALLY AND OBEDIENCE TRIAL - OCTOBER 20-21, 2018
The Obedience Club of Chattanooga will be holding a Rally and Obedience Trials on October 20 & 21 at Play Dog Excellent here in Chattanooga, TN. Premium and links are on the Show Entries OCC page; or you can download the premium list in pdf format here.
Tip: Check your dog's or team's eligibility to enter an obedience or rally class using the tools at ShowEntries.Info.
Club members - we are looking for volunteers to help with our trial. If you would like to help with the trial, please contact Katherine Taylor-Worth at email@example.com to help with the trial. If you would like to help provide food for this event, please contact Paula Lynch at firstname.lastname@example.org.
Elaine Robinson - Jenga (All American Dog) got her AKC Trick Dog Novice and Intermediate Titles
Helen Aiken - Randy (Rat Terrier) came out of retirement to get his novice and advanced Trick Dog.
Sharen Fisher - huge brag on Quinn (soft coated Wheaten Terrier). Quinn was awarded the prestigious Wheaten Ambassador Award by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America (SCWTCA):
"This year's winner is Sharen Fisher/Margaret Snow and GCH CH Dromara's Huggable Quinn RN, THDA, CGCA, CGCU, TKA. They are members of the Alliance of Therapy Dogs and a member of HOPE (Animal Assisted Crisis Response Team) responding to wildfires and tornado destruction in both Florida and Georgia. Quinn has also been a busy boy visiting hospitals, schools and libraries with his owner. He is also a neutral testing dog for the Alliance of Therapy Dogs. Please join me in congratulating this very deserving team."
Laurie Thompson - Shiner (Labrador Retriever) completed his UKC championship; and Maggie (Labrador Retriever) finished her Trick Dog Novice title.
Helen Aiken - Rosie (Rat Terrier) completed her Intermediate Trick Dog and CGC; Randy (Rat Terrier) received his Intermediate Trick Dog.
Pam Moore - Pecos (Australian Shepherd) recently got his Excellent FAST title; Sophie (Miniature Schnauzer) got her PAX3.
Jamie: Knox (Toy Poodle) earned his Excellent Standard and Excellent JWW. Storm (Miniature Schnauzer) earned her Trick Dog Novice at the age of 4 months; and also got her CGC last week at 5 months.
Sue Van Buren: Carl (Golden Retriever) qualified for his first leg in Rally Advanced.
Sue Van Buren: Carl (Golden Retriever) has received the following titles and honors: AKC Trick Dog Advanced, ATD Certificate for 200 Therapy Dog Visits, AKC Therapy Dog Excellent (200 Visits) w/ an AKC Silver Medallion
Sharen Fisher: Quinn (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) has completed his 400th therapy dog visit and was also on the "Pay It Forward" News Channel 9.
Linda Maddox: Ellis (Russell Terrier) received his Open Agility title.
Paula Lynch: Ziva (Goldendoodle) earned her Novice Agility Standard and her Rally Novice, with blue ribbons in both.
Helen Aiken: Rosie (Rat Terrier) got a 3rd and 1st place in Rally here at OCC last month; Rocky (Rat Terrier) got a 3rd and 4th place.
JoAnne Davis: Shaonia has completed the top number of visits from the time she was qualified as a therapy dog until she received the top title for therapy dog work through Alliance of Therapy Dogs...that's 400 visits!
Sharen Fisher: Quinn has completed 354 visits and is also closing in on that top therapy dog title.
Helen Aiken: Out of all the dogs for Rally Nationals, there are only 7 Rat Terriers in the entire nation, and her Rocky is one of them. They will be going to Wilmington in June.