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 our OCC facilities. At this point in time, masks are optional. This could change if covid numbers change. The board made a decision to use the CDC tracker as a way to determine what mask protocol to use. (At high risk, everyone is required to wear a mask. At medium risk, masks are required unless there are 10 or less people in the building. And at low risk means masks are optional). Of course, individuals can decide to wear a mask anytime. Walker county is currently at low risk. We will communicate should there be any changes.
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
  • Class Registration for our next Session opens to Regular Members May 16 & Student Members May 23. Classes begin the week of Jun 6. Click Here to sign up.
  • Jun 5: Orientation/Open House, Rally & Agility Demos, AKC Trick Dog Testing, CGC Testing, and Agility Placement Testing at the OCC building (244 Lake City Drive, Flintstone, GA 30725). Doors open at 1:30. See our Upcoming Events page for more details.
  • Announcements

    HAPPENINGS - MEMBERSHIP MEETINGS (Third Friday of each Month)

    Starting in May 2022, Board and Membership Meetings have been moved to the THIRD Friday of every month, with the exception of July (when we have our 4th of July picnic) and December (when we have our Christmas Party).

    Our next Membership Meeting will be Friday, May 20th at 6pm in the OCC Building (244 Lake City Drive, Flintstone, GA 30725).

    2022 Session Schedule and Registration Dates

    SESSION 1. Jan 17 - Feb 27 - CANCELED DUE TO COVID

    SESSION 2. Jan 31 - Mar 13
    (NO INDOOR CLASSES MARCH 14-19 due to Rally Trials Mar 19-20). Registration Opens to Regular Members Jan 10 & Student Members Jan 17. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, January 30 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 3. April 11 - May 22
    Registration Opens to Regular Members March 21 and Student Members March 28. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, April 10 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 4. June 6 - July 17
    Registration Opens to Regular Members May 16 & Student Members May 23. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, June 5 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 5. Aug 8 - Sept 18
    Registration Opens to Regular Members July 18 & Student Members July 25. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, Aug 7 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 6. Oct 17 - Dec 4
    NO CLASSES THE WEEK OF THANKSGIVING
    Registration Opens to Regular Members Sep 26 & Student Members Oct 3. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, October 16 (doors open at 1:30).

    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.

    SHOT REQUIREMENTS

    Puppies:
    Puppies must receive their 2nd set of puppy shots at least 10 days prior to coming to first class.
    6 wks old: 1st set DA2PP (DA2PP = Distemper, Adenovirus type 2, Parvovirus, Parainfluenza)
    9 wks old: 2nd set DA2PP
    12 wks old: bordatella (kennel cough), DA2PP booster
    15 wks old: Rabies, DA2PP-L Booster (must have rabies before 16 weeks old)

    The OCC requires copies of the invoices from your veterinarian documenting when the shots were given—not reminder dates or health booklet. If you got your puppy from a breeder or rescue that gives their own shots, we will need a copy of the stickers on the vials with their lot numbers and expiration dates.

    If your puppy's vaccinations are not yet up to the requirements, we encourage you to attend class without your pup until he/she is ready. You will get valuable information, techniques, puppy raising help, and strategies that you can learn and use at home. And when your puppy’s vaccinations are up to the requirement, bring your pup to class for the socialization practice.

    If you receive a puppy from a breeder, rescue, or give your pup their shots, you must still take them to the vet to get a physical and make sure pups are healthy, worm, and parasite free. We also need a paper from the vet that you and your breeder/rescue are qualified to give the shots. We also need a copy of the stickers on the vials with their lot numbers and expiration dates.

    Adult Dogs:
    We require proof of the following annually for adult dogs:

    Physical Exam by a licensed veterinarian
    Rabies Vaccine
    Bordatella (Kennel Cough) Vaccine
    Distemper Combo (either 5-in-1 or 7-in-1 combo)