Obedience Club of Chattanooga Training You to Train Your Dog

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. Registration for our next session of Obedience classes is now open for regular members and will open for student members on August 23. Agility classes will be posted soon. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to sign up for classes.
The Premium List is available for our AKC Rally and Obedience Trials at Play Dog Excellent October 26-27. We will have an OC/RC Match on Friday, October 25 from 6:45-9:45pm (sign up when you register for the trial). Click Here for details and Premium List.
Announcements

2019 SESSION SCHEDULE AND REGISTRATION DATES

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.

HAPPENINGS

Membership Meeting - September 6, 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 September 6, 2019. We will begin with a potluck dinner at 6:30 (please bring your favorite summer dish to share), followed by our membership meeting at 7:00.

All Members (both two-legged and four-legged) are welcome!

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 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.

2019 BRAGS - HUGE CONGRATULATIONS TO:

JUNE 2019

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.

MAY 2019

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.

APRIL 2019

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.

FEBRUARY 2019

Paula Lynch - Ziva (miniature goldendoodle) earned two agility titles: Excellent JWW and Novice FAST.

JANUARY 2019

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.

March 2019 AKC Rally Trial Photos

Click here for Rally Trial Photos and Videos. Click here to learn more about AKC Rally Obedience.

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

FARM DOG TRIALS, CGC TESTING, AND TRICK DOG TESTING

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 the premium list.


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.

AKC Rally and Obedience Trials - October 26-27

Mark your calendars for our annual AKC Rally and Obedience Trials at Play Dog Excellent October 26-27. We will have an OC/RC Match on Friday, October 25 from 6:45-9:45pm (sign up when you register for the trial). Click Here for details and Premium List.