Obedience Club of Chattanooga Training You to Train Your Dog

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. Registration for our next session of classes is now open to all Members. Click here for step-by-step instructions on how to register.
Upcoming Events
  • Orientation/Open House - Sunday, March 1. Doors open at 1:30 and Orientation begins at 2:00. People only (no dogs, please)
  • Rally Practice Runs - Sunday, March 1 after Orientation. $5 per dog. Must be at least Student Member of OCC ($5/yr) - can be paid at sign-up.
  • AKC Rally Trials - March 14-15. Entries close Feb 26 at 6pm Eastern Time. Click here for details and Premium List.

  • Announcements

    2020 Session Schedule & Registration Dates

    SESSION 1. Jan 6 - Feb 14 (Registration Opens to Regular Members Dec. 17 & Student Members & Public Dec. 24)

    SESSION 2. March 2 - April 17(No indoor classes the week of March 9 due to Rally Trial Mar 14-15). Registration Opens to Regular Members Feb 11 & Student Members Feb 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, March 1 at 1:30pm.

    SESSION 3. May 4- June 19(No classes week of May 25 due to Memorial Day ). Registration Opens to Regular Members April 15 & Student Members April 22. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, May 3.

    SESSION 4. July 6 - Aug. 14 (No Obedience classes July 4 week). Registration Opens to Regular Members June 17 & Student Members June 21. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, July 5.

    SESSION 5. Aug 31 - Oct. 16 - (No Obedience classes week of Sept 7 due to Labor Day). Registration Opens to Regular Members Aug 19 & Student Members Aug. 23. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, August 30.

    SESSION 6. Nov 2 - Dec. 18 - (No Obedience classes week of Nov 23 for Thanksgiving; Registration Opens to Regular Members Oct. 14 & Student Members Oct. 18. Orientation/Open House will be held on Sunday, November 1.

    HAPPENINGS

    Membership Meeting - February 7, 2020



    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).

    Please mark your calendar for our next Membership Meeting on Friday, February 7, 2020 at 6:30 pm. We will begin with a potluck-style dinner at 6:30. OCC will provide spaghetti, sauce and bread as our main dish. Please bring a salad, side, fruit, or dessert to share. The meeting will begin immediately after dinner (at approximately 7:00).

    All Members (both two-legged and four-legged) are welcome!

    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. *6 volunteer hours equals 1 free class per year per membership. *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.

    Rally Trial Photos

    Click here for our March 2019 Rally Trial Photos and Videos.


    Click Here for October 2019 Rally Trial Photos.

    KEY CLUB

    Key Club is a benefit of being an OCC Member. Household, Individual, or Associate Members ("Regular Members") in good standing may join the Obedience Key Club (to use the building) and/or Agility Key Club (to use the agility field) for the charge of $5/hour per member. If you have logged volunteer time on our website, you can also use your volunteer hours to "pay" for Key Club (1 hour of logged volunteer time = 1 hour of Key Club time). Key Club members may invite Student members to accompany them as their guests. Each guest must sign in and pay $5/hr (or use volunteer hours). All participating dogs must have up-to-date shot records on our website. Volunteer hours should be logged at least 3 days in advance to allow time for processing.



    To join the Obedience Key Club (for use of the OCC building), please click here to download the Obedience Key Club Policy (or pick up a form from our office), sign a copy, and place it in the Training Director's wall pocket in the OCC Office. Once your application has been approved, our Training Director will contact you with the code for the OCC building. For more information, please contact trainingdirector@chattanoogaobedienceclub.org.



    To join the Agility Key Club (for use of the Agility Field), click here to download the Agility Key Club Policy (or pick up a form from our office), sign a copy, and place it in the Training Director's wall pocket in the OCC Office. Once your application has been approved, our Training Director will contact you with the code for the Agility Field. For more information, please contact trainingdirector@chattanoogaobedienceclub.org.

    AKC Rally Trial- March 14-15

    OCC’s annual spring AKC Rally Trials will be held Saturday and Sunday, March 14 & 15, at our own training building. There will be 4 trials: 2 each day (1 morning and 1 afternoon). The starting time will be determined by the size of the entry.
    Please call or text Carol Wetzel at 423 315-6867 or email her at carolwetzel3@gmail.com if you would like to help with any of the following:
    1. Volunteer as a ring steward one or both days.
    2. Help do the ‘detail’ cleaning of the building on Saturday, March 7, starting at 9 am.
    3. Help set up the ring on Thursday afternoon, March 12.
    4. Bake or buy cookies or brownies for lunch.
    5. Help set up lunch either or both days.
    6. Help take down the ring gates on Sunday after the trial is over and prepare the building for our Monday night
    classes.
    Please volunteer for any of these and earn VOLUNTEER HOURS toward free classes. Your help will be greatly appreciated.