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. Starting August 23, 2021, the board kindly asks all members and guests (both vaccinated and unvaccinated) to wear masks when in the building and on OCC premises. Also, we will return to taking temperature checks at the door and increase the frequency of cleaning equipment. This decision was made out of an abundance of caution as we seek to keep our members and guests safe and comfortable. We ask for your patience as we go back to wearing masks for this class session. For all classes, please enter the front of the building and not the side entrance for temperature checks. For more details, please refer to our Covid-19 Protocols and the OCC Safety and Security Policy.

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 (Reminder - masks must be worn at all times in the building)
  • Class Registration for our next Session opens to Regular Members Dec 13 & Student Members Dec 20. Classes begin the week of Jan 3. Click Here to sign up.
  • Jan 2: 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.
  • Rally/Obedience Trial Success Report! (Photos below)

    Many thanks to the following members and friends of the OCC for their help and support of our recent annual Obedience and Rally Trial held at Play Dog Excellent. The success of our trial was the direct result of your hard work and generosity: Bob Aiken, Helen Aiken, Todd Berger, Renee Blanco, Booker Construction Group, Devon Brooks, Ruth Camp, Wiki Carter, Kristen Childs, Demaree Clay, Katherine Crocker, Phil Crocker, Casey Dell, Laura Ellis, Wayne Evans, Linda Hagen, Bill Gammon, Julia Gregory, Tina Gross, Tiffany Hall, Melissa Holcombe, Susan Jackson, Katie Keel, Anna Lane, Paula Lynch, Bridget Mehovic, Kat Melvin, Sally Moses, Stephanie Moss, Zac Offut, Amy Parks, Kristen Payne, Elaine Robinson, Bryce Russo, Mikella Rutter, Melissa Shirk, Genn Singleton, Jeanie Stephenson, Amanda Suttles, Fay Taylor, Diana Thompson, Linda Thornberry, Lyndsey Umphress, Susan Van Buren, Elserean Wellington, Stacey Whited, Mary Ann Williams, and Katherine Taylor Worth.

    You were amazing volunteers. Couldn't have done it without YOU!

  • Helen Aiken and Rocky earned their 5th RAE with three 1st Places and a 2nd Place; and topped off the day with High Combined and High Combined Triple Q!
  • Sue and Danny earned a 2nd Place Ribbon
  • Linda and Krew won a 1st Place Ribbon
  • Wayne and Suzy earned their Rally Intermediate Title with a 1st Place Ribbon and a 2nd Place Ribbon
  • Stephanie and Raisin earned a Rally Title, two 1st Place Ribbons, and a 4th Place Ribbon
  • Callie and Mack earned their Rally Intermediate Title


  • Congratulations to all!
    Announcements

    HAPPENINGS - Christmas Party - Sunday, December 12 from 3:00 until ???

    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). Our board is monitoring the Covid-19 situation. Please check back often to see if/when our meetings are officially scheduled.

    We are pleased to announce that we will have our annual Christmas Party once again this year! Meat will be provided - please bring a side or dessert to share. Don't forget to bring a gift (valued at $10 or less) for our Dirty Santa gift exchange! All members and their dogs are welcome to join us for a fun time of feasting and celebration.

    2021 Session Schedule & Registration Dates

    SESSION 1. Jan 4 - Feb 13 (Early Bird Registration opens to Regular Members Dec. 14. Regular Registration opens to Student Members Dec. 21) Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, January 3 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 2. March 1 - April 10
    Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 8 & Student Members Feb 15. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, February 28 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 3. May 3 - June 12. Registration Opens to Regular Members April 12 and Student Members April 19. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, May 2 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 4. June 28 - Aug 7. Registration Opens to Regular Members June 7 & Student Members June 14. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, June 27 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 5. Aug 23 - Oct 2. Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 2 & Student Members Aug. 9. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, Aug 22 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 6. Oct 18 - Dec 4 - (NO CLASSES THANKSGIVING WEEK 11/22-11/27). Registration Opens to Regular Members Sep 27 & Student Members Oct 4. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, October 17 (doors open at 1:30).

    2022 Session Schedule and Registration Dates

    SESSION 1. Jan 3 - Feb 12
    Registration opens to Regular Members Dec. 13 and Student Members Dec. 20. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, January 2 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 2. Feb 28 - April 16
    (NO INDOOR CLASSES MARCH 14-19 due to Rally Trials Mar 19-20). Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 7 & Student Members Feb 14. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, February 27 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 3. May 2 - June 11
    Registration Opens to Regular Members April 11 and Sudent Members April 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, May 1 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 4. June 27 - Aug 6
    Registration Opens to Regular Members June 6 & Student Members June 13. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, June 26 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 5. Aug 22 - Oct 1
    Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 1 & Student Members Aug. 8. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, Aug 21 (doors open at 1:30).

    SESSION 6. Oct 17 - Dec 3 - (NO CLASSES THANKSGIVING WEEK 11/21-11/26)
    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: leptospirosis, 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)

    Thank you for your donations and help for our Trial

    Many thanks to the following members and friends of the OCC for their help and support of our recent annual Obedience and Rally Trial held at Play Dog Excellent. The success of our trial was the direct result of your hard work and generosity:

    Bob Aiken, Helen Aiken, Todd Berger, Renee Blanco, Booker Construction Group, Devon Brooks, Ruth Camp, Wiki Carter, Kristen Childs, Demaree Clay, Katherine Crocker, Phil Crocker, Casey Dell, Laura Ellis, Wayne Evans, Linda Hagen, Bill Gammon, Julia Gregory, Tina Gross, Tiffany Hall, Melissa Holcombe, Susan Jackson, Katie Keel, Anna Lane, Paula Lynch, Bridget Mehovic, Kat Melvin, Sally Moses, Stephanie Moss, Zac Offut, Amy Parks, Kristen Payne, Elaine Robinson, Bryce Russo, Mikella Rutter, Melissa Shirk, Genn Singleton, Jeanie Stephenson, Amanda Suttles, Fay Taylor, Diana Thompson, Linda Thornberry, Lyndsey Umphress, Susan Van Buren, Elserean Wellington, Stacey Whited, Mary Ann Williams, and Katherine Taylor Worth.

    I apologize if I forgot anyone. It was totally unintentional if I did.

    You were amazing volunteers. Couldn't have done it without YOU!

    Sincerely,

    Carol
    Trial Chair