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 the reopening of the OCC facilities. We have outlined our new Covid-19 policies and procedures for our classes. These are subject to change at any time. Class sizes and structure have been altered; and masks must be worn at all times in the building. Please read our new Covid-19 Protocols effective May 31, 2020 and the OCC Safety and Security Policy.

Updated COVID Policy: Crating allowed at our June 19-20 Rally Trial



As of April 29, 2021, this is the updated plan for the Obedience Club of Chattanooga' s Rally Trial the weekend of June 19 & 20, regarding COVID-19 precautions. Crating will be allowed inside our building. Masks will still be required in the building unless you are showing in the ring. Please respect each others' space especially around the stewards' table during check in and at all times.
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 April 12 & Student Members April 19. Classes begin the week of May 3. Click Here to sign up.
  • May 2: Orientation/Open House, Rally and Agility Demos, AKC Trick Dog Testing, and CGC Testing. See our Upcoming Events page for more details.
  • June 19-20: AKC Rally Trials. Click here for Premium List and online entry. Entries close Wednesday, June 2 at 6:00pm EST.
  • Announcements

    HAPPENINGS

    Membership Meetings - Scheduled for Friday, April 9, 2021 at 5:00pm



    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/Coronavirus situation and will resume our membership meetings as soon as it is safe to do so. Please watch our site for updates.

    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).

    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)