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ORLANDO DOG TRAINING CLUB offers dog training classes to ODTC members and non-members alike.

We do not offer Tracking classes at this time.

All of our classes require pre-registration unless they are marked as "drop-in".

You are welcome to visit our training classes (without your dog) on any Tuesday or Wednesday evening when classes are in session.


When is the next session?

Our next session will begin August 1 & 2.
We will not be at the Fairgrounds until then.


How many weeks is a session?

Each class is 8 weeks unless otherwise noted.


Where are classes held?

All training classes are held in an air-conditioned building at the Central Florida Fairgrounds, 4603 W. Colonial Drive, Orlando unless otherwise noted.


What classes are offered?

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Puppy Kindergarten
for puppies 8-16 weeks of age

Tuesdays 7:00pm - 8:00pm

$135 non-members
$115 members

first night without dogs

Kindergarten
for puppies 17-24 weeks of age

Wednesdays 8:10 - 9:10pm

$135 non-members
$115 members

first night without dogs

Beginner
for dogs 6 months or older

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

$135 non-members
$115 members

first night without dogs


The below classes are for dogs that have already completed any one of the above classes.

Beginner Plus
Crate Games + Foundations

Tuesdays 8:10 - 9:10pm

$135 non-members
$115 members

Introduction to Barn Hunt

Wednesday 6:30 - 8:00pm

$100 non-members
$80 members

Pet Tricks

Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

$100 non-members
$80 members



Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

This class is for dogs that have already completed our Beginner Plus class.

Tuesdays 8:10 - 9:10pm

$85 non-members
$70 members

6 week class

V1 – Foundations for Competition

This class is for dogs that have already completed our Beginner Plus and Pet Tricks classes.

Tuesday 8:10 - 9:10pm
Wednesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

$100 non-members
$80 members



Rally Competition

This class is for dogs that have already completed our CGC or V1 - Foundation class.

Wednesdays 6:30 - 8:00pm

$100 class/ $14 drop-in non-members
$80 class / $12 drop-in members

drop-in ok

V1 – Advanced Competition Training for Novice + Beyond

This class is for dogs that have already completed our V1 - Foundation class.

Wednesdays 8:10 - 9:10pm

$100 non-members
$80 members



Introduction to Performance Sports Skills for Agility, Freestyle, Obedience, Rally and More

Dogs must have equivalent of V1 foundation training and must have a solid recall OFF leash around other dogs

Wednesdays 8:10 - 9:10pm

$100 non-members
$80 members

6 week class



V2
Advanced Competition Training

This class is for dogs that have already completed our V1 - Advanced class.

Tuesdays 8:10 - 9:10pm

$100 non-members
$80 members

UDX CLASS
Open + Utility prep for UDX title

This class is for dogs that have a CDX or are currently showing/training at the Open Level and have foundation Utility skills.

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

$100 non-members
$80 members

drop-in only below

Conformation Performance class

Tuesdays 7:00 - 8:00pm

8 coupons $100/single $14 non-members
8 coupons $85/single $12 members

Prep to Show
(10 minutes)

available Wednesdays
5:00pm to 6:30pm

$10 non-members
$8 members

Ring rentals
(15 minutes)

available Wednesdays
4:00pm to 6:45pm

$7 non-members
$5 members




If you like flowcharts, here is one that shows the progression from one class to the other.


For more information on AKC Obedience and AKC Rally, go to: AKC Obedience and AKC Rally.



ASSA James Travis
The picture above is of Linda Unger's James + Travis from the 2012 Shetland Sheepdog National Specialty.

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS



Puppy Kindergarten for puppies 8-16 weeks of age

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program An AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Puppies must be 16 weeks of age or YOUNGER for first night of class. One set of puppy shots. Rabies vaccination is NOT required for this class due to the age of the puppies.

This class is for the new owner of a puppy. Housebreaking issues, biting, chewing are addressed along with information on crate training, name recognition, coming when called, learning to be groomed and handled, walking on a leash, sit, down and wait. This class will offer new confidence building experiences for the puppy, including introduction to tunnels, balance boards and new surfaces, as well as the opportunity for the puppy to see and interact with other dog/handler teams. A great way to get your puppy started.

Orientation first night WITHOUT DOGS

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Aisis as a puppy
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Sheeva and her grandpups 2016
Sheeva and her grandpups 2016


Kindergarten for puppies 17-24 weeks of age

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program An AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Puppies must be between 16 and 24 weeks of age for first night of class. One set of puppy shots. Rabies vaccination is NOT required for this class due to the age of the puppies.

This class is for the new owner of a puppy. Housebreaking issues, biting, chewing are addressed along with information on crate training, name recognition, coming when called, learning to be groomed and handled, walking on a leash, sit, down and wait. This class will offer new confidence building experiences for the puppy, including introduction to tunnels, balance boards and new surfaces, as well as the opportunity for the puppy to see and interact with other dog/handler teams. A great way to get your puppy started.

Orientation first night WITHOUT DOGS

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Zia
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Beginner – dogs 6 months or older

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program An AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program for dogs under 1 year of age

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Dogs must be 6 month of age or older. Rabies vaccination required.

This class offers all the skills needed for the new family dog; walking on a loose lead, coming when called, greeting guests politely, sitting politely to be petted, run to their “place” and stay, waiting to exit doors and vehicles, along with grooming and housebreaking techniques and skills. Excellent for puppies over 6 months as well as older juveniles who have had little training.
Course materials provided.

Orientation first night WITHOUT DOGS

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The Girls
© Photo by Pix 'n Pages
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Beginner Plus – Crate Games + Foundations

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Kindergarten or Beginner

This class is designed to teach perfect crate manners, good recall skills, self-control, body awareness, clicker work, and self-confidence to young puppies and older beginners with little training. The first four weeks of class will cover our "Crate Games" series developed from Susan Garrett. Each handler will be required to bring a wire or airline crate (hard-sided only) to class each week. The crate MUST be large enough for the dog to enter in and to sit upright WITHOUT HITTING HIS/HER HEAD OR EARS.

The last four weeks of the class will provide foundation clicker training, rear-end awareness, swish poles, backing up and downs, tug games, spins and twirls and other foundation games that can be used for competition obedience, as independent games, and as a way to help burn off some of your dog's pent up energy. Learn how to interact with your puppy in a fun way that helps him/her use their brains in a positive way.

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Stan
© Photo by Pix 'n Pages
Linda and Travis HC


Canine Good Citizen (CGC)

CGC AKC’S CANINE GOOD CITIZEN® (CGC) PROGRAM

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Beginner Plus

The CGC class is designed to help the dog and handler team learn the skills necessary to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test. This is Titling Class! Skills taught are: Accepting a friendly stranger; sitting politely for petting; appearance + grooming; walking on a loose leash; walking through a crowd; sit + down on command/staying in place; coming when called; reaction to another dog; reaction to distractions; supervised separation. Students will train for 5 weeks with the CGC test offered on Week Six for a fee of $15.00. Dogs NOT enrolled in class MAY take the test on test night for a fee of $15.00. Orlando Dog Training Club has patches and bandanas (ask at the desk for prices) for those teams that pass the test.

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CGC Titles
Students of CGC Class received their new CGC titles!
Photo provided by Robin Hammel
CGC Title and Intermediate Trick Dog Title
CGC Title and Intermediate Trick Dog Title
Photo provided by Linda Unger.
Sailor CGCA

Photo provided by Linda Unger.


Pet Tricks

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Kindergarten or Beginner

This class is a titling class through "Do More With Your Dog" and the AKC (effective May 1, 2017)

Want to do more with your puppy/dog? Learn how to communicate? How about learn to pray? Shake, roll over, get a Kleenex, play dead? All fun things to do. This class utilizes clickers, shaping, and luring to help you learn to interact with your dog in new ways. The fun is never ending, as the foundation skills you learn here can be used for the rest of your dog's life to learn new things.

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Jaxon Trick Titles
Jaxon obtaining Novice and Intermediate Trick Titles!
© Renee Kalmanson
Tachi - ITD
Tachi - ITD
© Shirley Conley
Zee Zee TDCH
Blitzen's Florida Breeze UDX2 GO RE NAP NJP NAJ OA CGC TDCH (ZeeZee)
ODTCs First Trick Dog Champion!!
Photo courtesy of Bobbie Kurivial
Wanda ETD

© Cynthia Margenau


Introduction to Barn Hunt

Pre-registration

Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Kindergarten or Beginner. No previous experience with barn hunt is required. Dogs must be able to behave on a leash and around multiple other dogs and handlers in class.

Students are expected to help set up and clean up after class.

This class is designed as an introduction to the fun new sport of barn hunt. Live rats (protected in tubes) along with real hay bales will be utilized in this class to simulate true tunnels and a real barn hunt test type experience.

Students must bring crates for their dogs.

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Ready for Barn Hunt
Ready for Barn Hunt?
© Betty Ann Ogus
Maeve - Barn Hunt HIT, Sonlight ranch 2015
Maeve - Barn Hunt HIT, Sonlight ranch 2015
© Silvia do Valle
Aisis Barnhunt
I'm gonna find that rat!
© JenCan
Lucy Barnhunt
The above photo is Lucy in Barn Hunt finding Rat 1



Rally Competition

Pre-registration or drop-in class

Prerequisite: CGC and the dog must have a solid working ability with all basic obedience exercises (loose leash walking, sit, down, stand on command, and ability to work in a busy class environment.)

Students are expected to help set up and/or pick up after each class.

This class does NOT teach basic obedience foundations.

This class offers guidance and instruction in the fun sport of Rally. Since ring time and work with the set ups and signs is most important, this is a great opportunity to get counseled practice time in a real ring set up. Different courses are offered each week, presenting new challenges to the dog/handler team. Experienced guidance by qualified instructors for the best way to execute each course. This class does NOT teach basic obedience foundation work.


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Gera and Justice
The above picture is Gera and Justice.
Photo by Brenda J. Noren
Arden-RA
Arden RA
Sheeva - Boston Terrier Club Of America National Specialty 2015, Rally HIT and RAE2 title
Sheeva - Boston Terrier Club Of America National Specialty 2015, Rally HIT and RAE2 title
© Rob Geritty
Linda


V1 – Foundations for Competition

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Pet Tricks and Beginner Plus. Dog must be able to work in a busy class environment.

This class is geared for those planning to compete in obedience, rally and agility.

Competition Obedience Class with positive motivational training for the new dog and handler team. Offers all the foundation exercises for the competition rings, including recalls, quick fronts with chairs and treats, introduces the front box and swish poles, the broad jump, the pop-up stand for examination, standing cookie tosses & recalls, directed retrieve using plates, finishes, puppy/beginner jumps, introduction to hand signals, and begins formal heeling training with introduction to the figure eight, about turns, right turns, and left turns. Beginner sits & downs are included. This class is ongoing and students should plan to take a minimum of 4 sessions until the dog/handler team has a solid foundation for all of the exercises.

Students will be prepared to show in the Beginner Novice Class and have foundations for the Novice Class.

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Martha Jordy HIT
The above photo has been provided by Martha H. Tiller
© Photo by T&T Photography & Publishing, Inc


V1 – Advanced Competition Training for Novice & Beyond

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: V1 – Foundations for Competition

This class expands on the skills of the foundation V1 program, expanding to off lead heelwork with more games and challenges for the handlers and dogs. Continues figure 8 work, retrieves over jumps, drop on recalls, expanded sits/down, go outs and ring entry and competition skills.

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Linda
Jody
Linda
Caryn


V2 – Advanced Competition Training

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: V1 – Advanced Competition Training for Novice & Beyond as well as recommendation from the instructor and completion of skills test.

Competition Obedience Class – Advanced - This class continues the positive motivational training from the Level One program. This class expands the exercises from V-1 for complete Novice, Open, and Utility competition with pattern heeling, changes of pace, the utility stand for exam, completes a show ring figure 8, broad jumps, drop on recall, finishes, fronts, retrieves, hold exercises, jumps with plates, “live” and “dead” retrieves, marks and glove work. Includes the signal exercises, directed jumping, and go outs. This class expands the sit/down exercises for out of sight, time and distance. Scent work is handled on a “one to one” basis with each student as they become ready. Each student will work at their own level. This class is ongoing and students may repeat sessions as long as they wish.

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Kim CDX
The above photo shows (l to r) Kim Demanche, Rynna, and Judge Nancy Watson.
Kim & Rynna won their CDX title in the Open A class at the ODTC Obedience Trials in October 2013.
Photo provided by Kim Demanche.
Lynnie
Kayla
Kayla


Introduction to Performance Sports Skills for Agility, Freestyle, Obedience, Rally and More

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Dogs must have equivalent of V1 foundation training and must have a solid recall OFF leash around other dogs.

Introduction to Performance Sports Skills for Agility, Freestyle, Obedience, Rally and More - Skills for Agility, Tricks, Frisbee, Updog, Freestyle.

We Will Cover:
jumps ( no bars) – go on, wraps, pushes
tunnels – straight and curved
directions – right, left , go on – through tunnels
weavepoles – 2x2 method
stays for start line
rear foot targets
table

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UDX CLASS – Open & Utility prep for UDX title

Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: Dogs must have CDX or be currently showing/training at the Open Level and have foundation Utility skills.

This class will have a primary focus on the utility exercises, but will maintain the Open skills also and is geared for those already showing in or, or having obtained a CDX title in AKC. Teams will work on ring entry skills, maintaining performance levels, keeping drive alive along with the regular AKC exercises.

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Linda and Travis
The above picture is of Linda Unger and her Shetland Sheepdog, Travis.
They earned 4th Place on October 31, 2014 at the Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida (DOCOF) statewide obedience competition.
© Photo by Pix 'n Pages


Conformation Performance class

Drop-in class only, no Pre-registration required

Prerequisite: None

Class offers training in the skills required to best showcase your particular breed of dog in the competitive world of conformation. Skilled handlers will help you bring out the very best in your dog.

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Kannon puppy training stacking on conformation table
Kannon puppy training stacking on conformation table
Photo provided by Silvia Do Valle
Sheeva - Ochlockonee River Kennel Club 2015
Sheeva - Ochlockonee River Kennel Club 2015
© Tom Nutting
Ozzy - Greater Fort Meyers Dog Club show 2016
Ozzy - Greater Fort Meyers Dog Club show 2016
© Don Meyer
Mary Lynn

Photo courtesy of Mary Lynn Jensen


Prep to Show (10 minutes)

Drop-in only, no pre-registration required

Prerequisite: All dogs must be under total control on and off leash.

Limited to 9 dogs per evening – this is a “drop-in” class and is open to all.

10 minute time limit per dog.

Open to all dog/handler teams who are preparing to show in Novice, Open, and Utility obedience classes. All dogs must be under total control on and off leash. No actual exercises will be taught in this class. This class is designed to offer coaching on what is and is not acceptable in the obedience-show ring, along with actual ring experience for the dog & handler. All exercises will be called as actually done in the AKC show ring. This allows dogs the opportunity to work in a very distracted setting similar to an obedience trial/show. Instructors will be assisting students throughout the class. Students must own and bring to class a current AKC rule book. Rules and scoring will be reviewed. While treats/toys may be used in the ring, this is not an instructional class for learning the exercise, but is a preparation for the obedience competition environment at all levels, Novice, Open and Utility.

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Summer
© C & N Guthrie / PixnPages.com
Dorothy Thompson's German Shorthaired Pointer, Summer


Ring rentals (15 minutes)

Drop-in only, no pre-registration required

Prerequisite: none

A ring rental is for 15 minutes and back-to-back run-thrus are only allowed if others are not waiting.

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Sondie and Stephanie
The above picture is of Sondi Michel and Stephanie.
They won Highest Scoring ODTC Novice Team at the Dog Obedience Clubs of Florida (DOCOF), statewide obedience competition on October 31, 2014.



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