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The Obedience Club of Chattanooga is a non-profit organization offering affordable training classes to the public. Advanced classes are also offered for the serious performance dog competitor. Click to see an overview of how to sign up for classes.
Announcements

2018 Session Schedule & Registration Dates

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. 15 - (Note Monday classes start Sept. 10 due to Labor Day)
(Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 21 & Student Members & Public Aug. 28)

SESSION 6. Oct. 23 - Dec. 7 - (Note Monday classes start Oct. 29 & with Week of Dec. 3-7 for those missed due to Thanksgiving)
(Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 2 & Student Members & Public Oct. 9)

HAPPENINGS

OCC MONTHLY MEETING - SILENT AUCTION AND MEMBERSHIP MEETING (INCLUDING BOARD ELECTIONS) ON FRIDAY, NOVEMBER 3 AT 6:15 PM



You will not want to miss our November meeting! Our members have donated some amazing items for our Silent Auction. More details below.

We will meet at the OCC training building in Flintstone. We will conduct our Membership Meeting (including election of next year's Board Members) at 6:15. Our dinner and Silent Auction will begin immediately after the meeting (approximately 7:00).

We hope to see you all there!

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. *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 you 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.

OCC BRAGS- HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO:

OCTOBER 2017

Wiki Carter's Quigley (Red Heeler) earned his NADAC championship title on June 4, as well as his Versatility NATCH -- at age 12! This qualified him for entrance in the 2017 NADAC National Championships in Ohio on October 5-8. Quigley did an amazing job at the NADAC Championships! He placed in four out of seven rounds in the DD (double digit) dogs his height. Wiki says, "I'm so excited and so proud of my crazy red boy. And it all started at OCC."

Helen Aiken's Rocky (Rat Terrier) earned his CGC (Canine Good Citizen), TKP (AKC Trick Dog Performer) and RAE (Rally Excellent) titles this past summer. He also recently received high in trial in Huntsville.

Pam Moore and her Miniature Schnauzer, Sophie, qualified for AKC Agility Nationals in September in Franklin. Sophie then earned her 2nd AKC Agility Championship title (PACH 2) last weekend (October 6-8).

Pam Moore's Pecos Bill (Australian Shepherd) earned his first Open qualifying run in FAST, plus his second Novice Standard qualifying run last weekend (October 6-8).

Jamie Morgan's Remi (toy poodle) got his NADAC Open Tunnelers and Novice Chances last weekend. Knox (toy poodle) got his Novice Regular last weekend.

Fay Taylor's little Meg (Chinese crested) had her first outing at the Hamilton County Fair on September 22 and loved on at least 100 kids! This was a test to see if she has what it takes to become a therapy dog, and she passed with flying colors! Meg will be working on becoming a therapy dog.

SEPTEMBER 2017

JoAnn Davis' Shaonia (Staffordshire Terrier) has earned her CGCU (Canine Good Citizen Urban), CGCA (Canine Good Citizen Advance), Novice trick title, Therapy Dog Novice, Therapy Dog Advanced and the Therapy Dog Excellent titles this last month.

Chris Bowker - At the American Toy Fox Terrier Club Nationals in Kansas - Tyler Qualified for 1st leg in Rally; Tyler Qualified 2nd leg in Rally Novice; Clark Qualified in Advanced and Excellence Highest Combined Score in Rally; Clark 1st in Advanced and 1st in Excellence Classes.

Elaine Robinson - Jinga (All American Dog) earned her Agility Novice Title

Fay Taylor - Titus earned his AKC Trick Dog Performance Title

AUGUST 2017

Sue Van Buren and Carl (Golden Retriever) have been busy! Carl has earned his CGC, Sue and Carl became an Alliance of Therapy Dogs team, and Carl earned his AKC Trick Dog Novice and Intermediate Titles. Congratulations, Sue and Carl!

Congratulations to Sharen Fisher and Quinn (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier). Quinn received his AKC Tricks Performer certificate this past month.

Jan Webster - Merry Noel (Sheltie) earned her CGC. Congratulations, Merry!

Jamie Morgan - Remy (toy poodle) earned another Master Standard run for Agility; earned his open rat for Barn Hunt; and earned his AKC Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced Trick Dog titles. Knox (toy poodle) also earned his AKC Novice Trick Dog title. Congratulations Jamie, Remy, and Knox, on all your accomplishments!

JUNE 2017

Katherine Taylor-Worth's Hal (All-American Dog) and Stoner (Greyhound) earned their AKC Trick Dog Novice.

Susan Millican’s George (Jack Russell) earned his AKC Trick Dog Novice and Intermediate.

Paula Lynch’s Ziva (Goldendoodle) earned her AKC Trick Dog Novice and Intermediate.

Sharen Fisher's Quinn (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier) was nominated for Wheaten of the year for 2016.

Meredith Rambo's Geordie was the #1 Rally of the year for Bedlington Terriers.

MAY 2017

Laurie Thompson thanked Katherine, Fay, and Susan for helping her to get her training hours and now she is officially CPDT-KA certified.

Fay Taylor’s Titus achieved his AKC Trick Dog Intermediate and Trick Dog Advanced qualifications.

Bad Dog Agility Power Dogs Ranking for 8“ Preferred - Valerie Taylor’s Ava # 1 and Jaimie Morgan’s Remi # 4

Jamie Morgan’s Remi (Toy Poodle) earned his RATN Barn Hunt Novice Title

APRIL 2017

Valerie Taylor's Xan (Toy Poodle) earned his Agility Novice Standard title in Perry, Georgia in early March.

Fay Taylor’s Titus earned his AKC Trick Dog Novice Title.

Sharen Fisher's Quinn (Soft-Coated Wheaten Terrier) and Helen Aiken's Rocky (Rat Terrier) each earned their Novice, Intermediate, and Advanced AKC Trick Dog titles.

Sharen's - Quinn (soft-coated Wheaten Terrier) finished his 100th therapy visit and they have applied for his advanced therapy dog.

Elaine Robinson's Jinga (All-American Dog) received High in Trial Novice at the ASCA Agility Trial. They also participated in the AKC trial at PDX and received two perfect scores in Novice Agility!

Linda Maddox's Ellis (Jack Russell Terrier) was High in Trial Open at the ASCA Agility Trial and picked up several legs in Open at the AKC Trial.

Helen's Rocky (Rat Terrier) picked up three legs at the March AKC Trial.

Laurie Thompson's Si (Laborador Retriever) finished in the top 20 in Perry Georgia last month.

MARCH 2017

Susan Millican's George (Jack Russell Terrier) was named Erlanger's Therapy Pet of the Month. His official poster is displayed in the OCC Building.

FEBRUARY 2017

Helen's Raganrat Rocky Top "Rocky" (Rat Terrier) earned 3 legs for his Rally Advanced Excellent (RAE).

Linda's "Ellis" (Jack Russell Terrier) earned his AKC Novice Standard title at HOTC. He completed his title with two first place runs!

Jan Hair's "Max" earned his Therapy Dog certification with Therapy Dogs International on Feb. 24th.

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