Before You Sign Up !

Because we are a non-profit AKC Club, you must be a member to take classes.

  • REGULAR MEMBERSHIP includes ASSOCIATE MEMBERSHIP ($15/yr), INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP ($25/yr) or HOUSEHOLD MEMBERSHIP($35/yr)
    REGULAR MEMBERSHIP BENEFITS:
    • Early Bird Registration
    • Discount on Registration Fees for MOST classes
    • Earn free classes by volunteering at our AKC trials, practice matches, classes, or other club activities. 8 volunteer hours equals 1 free class.
    • ALSO, after paying for any 5 classes, you receive a considerable discount on all future classes: Most classes are just $55 for as long as you remain a member. (Please notify the Training Director when you sign up for your 5th class)
    • Voting rights [for Individual and Household Members]
    • Make friends with people who share your love of dogs.
    • 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 of regular membership, you must print a copy of your membership application, sign it, and turn it in at our monthly meeting or to one of your instructors within 2 months of becoming a member.
  • STUDENT MEMBERSHIP($5/yr)
    • This option is for members who are only interested in taking OCC classes without any additional membership benefits
    • If you decide to become a Regular Member, we will credit your $5.00 toward the Regular Membership fee.
Membership Application
You will use this email address to log onto our website.
Please make sure it is correct and is not being used by any other member.
Volunteer hours can be used to earn free classes.
8 hours of volunteer time = 1 free class
(Must contain one uppercase, one numerical value, and be 8 or more characters long)
Agreement to Hold Harmless, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk
I understand that attendance of a dog training class is not without risk to myself, members of my family, or guests who may attend, or my dog, because some of the dogs to which I will be exposed may render difficulty in controlling and may result in injury even when handled with the greatest amount of precaution.

I hereby waive and release THE OBEDIENCE CLUB OF CHATTANOOGA, INC., hereinafter referred to as the "Obedience Club", its officers, members, and agents, from any and all liability of any nature, for injury or damage which I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but without limitation, any injury or damage caused by the action of the dog. I expressly assume the chance of such damage or injury while attending any training class, or any other function, of the Obedience Club or while on the training facility or neighboring area thereto.

I understand that, even when handled with care, other dogs may be difficult to control and may cause injury to my dog, my guests, or me. I agree to assume that risk and not hold the Obedience Club or its agents responsible. I also agree to be fully responsible for my dog, my guests, and myself, and to pay for any damage (including costs and legal fees) we may cause to the Obedience Club or others. This paragraph applies to all Obedience Club classes and other functions.

In consideration of and as inducement to the acceptance of my application for training membership by the Obedience Club, I hereby agree to indemnify and hold harmless this Obedience Club, its officers, members and agents from any and all claims, or claims by any member of any family or any other person accompanying me to any training class or function of the Obedience Club, or while on the facility or neighboring area thereto as a result of any action by any dog, including my own.

I also understand the potential health risk in exposing a dog or especially a young puppy, without complete disease immunity, to other dogs. I understand that it is my responsibility to provide all appropriate vaccinations AND understand that I may not bring my dog/puppy on the premises without current shot records. I release the Obedience Club from any liability relating to this responsibility.

I agree that the Obedience Club may use pictures of me, my family, and my dog in digital or print media unless I submit in writing a statement withdrawing my permission.

I understand that any children I bring with me are totally my responsibility and that the Obedience Club requires that I keep them with me at all times.

My submission of this Membership Application indicates that I have read and agree to abide by the Policies and Procedures of the Obedience Club of Chattanooga, in addition to the above Agreement to Hold Harmless, Waiver, and Assumption of Risk.