Available for a limited time only! Please click here to order your OCC T-shirts, sweatshirts, and pullover hoodies through Bonfire. For each shirt that you order, approximately $5.00 will be donated to the Obedience Club of Chattanooga. Be sure to order your shirt(s) by November 14. They should arrive just in time for the St. Elmo Mutt Strut on December 8.
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. 22 - Dec. 7 -
(Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 2 & Student Members & Public Oct. 9)
SESSION 1. Jan 7 - Feb 15 (Registration Opens to Regular Members Dec. 24 & Student Members & Public Dec. 31)
SESSION 2. March 4 - April 12 (No indoor classes the week of March 11 due to Rally Trial Mar 16 & 17) (Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 18 & Student Members & Public Feb 25)
SESSION 3. May 6 - June 14 (No classes May 27 due to Memorial Day ) (Registration Opens to Regular Members April 22 & Student Members & Public April 29)
SESSION 4. July 1 - Aug. 9 (No classes July 4) (Registration Opens to Regular Members June 17 & Student Members & Public June 24)
Special Workshops & Seminars Aug. 12 - Aug. 30 - TBA
SESSION 5. Sept. 2 - Oct. 11 - (No classes Sept 2 due to Labor Day) (Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 19 & Student Members & Public Aug. 26)
SESSION 6. Oct. 28 - Dec. 6 - (No classes Nov 28 for Thanksgiving; Note with Week of Dec. 9-13 for those missed due to Thanksgiving) (Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 14 & Student Members & Public Oct. 21)
ANNUAL OCC CHRISTMAS PARTY - Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm
Please join us for a time of fun and celebration at our annual OCC Christmas Party and award ceremony on Sunday, December 2 at 3:00 pm.
We normally meet on the first Friday of each month, with the exception of July and December. Our club meetings are held at the OCC training building (244 Lake City Drive, Flintstone, GA 30725).
We hope to see you all there!
GRATEFUL GOBBLER - Thanksgiving morning (November 22)
We are getting a group together to walk in Chattanooga's 19th Annual Grateful Gobbler. This is a Thanksgiving Day 5k, with proceeds to benefit the Maclellan Shelter for Families. The cost is $30 for adults age 13 and older and $15 for juniors age 12 and under. We will gather at Coolidge Park before 8:00 am on Thursday, November 22. Runners will begin at 8:00 and walkers will begin after the runners. For more information and to register, go to https://www.gratefulgobblerwalk.org/. Be sure to select Team registration and choose "Obedience Club of Chattanooga" as your Team.
ST. ELMO MUTT STRUT - December 8
Join your OCC friends at the annual St. Elmo Mutt Strut on Saturday, December 8 at 9:45 am. This is a 1 mile fun walk that you can do with your dog. The cost is $25. All proceeds benefit the Humane Society of Chattanooga. For more information or to register, go to https://www.heschatt.org/fm/events/detail/id/147/. We will represent OCC by wearing our club shirts. If you do not have a shirt and would like to order one, they are available between now and November 14 at https://www.bonfire.com/occ-club-shirts/.
Sharen Fisher and Quinn (Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier). Quinn received his Performer Elite certificate and his farm title. He and Sharen also traveled to Montgomery PA and brought home the prestigious Wheaten Ambassador of the Year Award, which was awarded to him by the Soft Coated Wheaten Terrier Club of America (SCWTCA).
Jamie Morgan and Storm (Miniature Schnauzer). Storm completed her CGC Advanced in late October.
Sue Van Buren - Carl (Golden Retriever) earned his Rally Advanced (RA) title. Carl Q’d twice at the Atlanta Golden Retriever Club Specialty. His final run earned him a 3rd place with a 98 point score.
Paula Lynch - Ziva (goldendoodle) earned her Agility Excellent Standard title with 2nd place.
Chris Bowker - Clark (Toy Fox Terrier) got his third and fourth RAE legs with placements in both shows. Tyler also got his Trick Dog Novice. Clark (Toy Fox Terrier) qualified in his very first scent work match.
Meredith Rambo - Rita and Geordie (Bedlington Terriers) also scored well in Rally this past month. Rita scored a 99 in her class, and Geordie scored a 97.
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.