OPEN FLOOR RENTALS
– The club will be available to reserve half-hour slots during the day and evening on Mondays. Call the club (631-261-6554)
Monday thru Friday to reserve Open Floor time. Cancellations must be given 24 hours in advance. Member fees are $20/half hour
and $30/hour. Non-member fees are $25/half hour and $35/hour. Pay with exact cash or check on arrival.
Open Floor Rentals are BY RESERVATION ONLY and are
available on Monday day between 10 am and 1 pm; Monday evening between 8:30 pm and 10 pm.
PUPPY CLASSES -
Pre-Registration Required - Our Puppy Pre-School is a fun, controlled, interactive class
for you and your puppy. Not just a puppy play group, it's a mixture of play and learning designed to start your new companion
off on the right paw. During this course you will learn about safe dog interaction, body language and play. We will teach
you how to lay the foundation for training and for your relationship in the years to come. This is the ideal time to start
your dog's education. This class focuses on teaching puppies in the way they learn best: fun, games, food and toys. We
will address the behaviors owners tell us are most important to them- Come when called; Sit on command; Lie down on command;
Stay when told; Walk without pulling on the leash; Greet people without jumping on them; Calm, quiet behavior and more. Our
Puppy Pre-School course teaches you how to teach your dog; not just during training sessions, but whenever you are interacting
with him/her. If your puppy is awake, your puppy is learning! We want to help you teach your puppy what you want him/her to
learn. We want to help you have the dog of your dreams.
THIS 8-WEEK COURSE IS FOR PUPPY AGES 8 WEEKS TO 18 WEEKS. MUST
HAVE COMPLETED INITIAL INOCULATIONS. THE FEE IS $185. PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED. CALL THE CLUB AT 631-261-6554 TO RESERVE
SPACE IN AN UPCOMING CLASS!
*Check back frequently to see when our next Puppy Class is scheduled to begin*
– Pre-Registration Required - These classes are designed for owners who have never trained or
who have casually trained a dog. They are a series of 8 classes, held over 8 weeks and they cover the fundamentals of getting
your dog’s attention, sit and stay, down and stay, come when called, walking on a loose leash. Other behavior problems
are discussed. Practicing the exercises on a daily basis will provide you with the ability and confidence of reaching the
goal of having a better behaved pet. Puppies must have received their final vaccinations and dogs must be up-to-date with
their rabies and health inoculations. Since class sizes are limited, call to reserve a space in an upcoming class. Both you
and your dog will be glad you did!
Starting dates for Beginner Classes are on a rotating basis.
start dates for Beginner Classes are:
7:30pm - August 20th (8 week class)
7:15 pm - August 14th (8 week class)
10 am - Sept 13th
Thursday 8 pm - August
23rd (8 week class)
The cost for an 8-week series of Evening classes
is $185; The cost for a 6-week series of Daytime classes is $140.
for more information, specific starting dates and to reserve your space- 631‑261-6554.
CANINE GOOD CITIZEN
(CGC) CLASSES – The pre-requisite for this class is a Beginner Class. It builds upon the
fundamentals of the training and allows the owner and dog to practice similar exercises in a group setting in anticipation
of completing the requirements of the Canine Good Citizen test. Even if you choose not to take the CGC test, this
class will give you continued insight into teaching your dog the good manners to be in public situations. For additional information
on the CGC exercises and test, please visit the AKC website, which you can access from our “Links” page.
CGC Classes are offered
periodically throughout the year, generally on Wednesday evenings. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration
is required. Dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations. Call for more information, specific
starting dates and to reserve your space- 631‑261‑6554.
– Rally Obedience is a fun way to continue your dog’s education. A variety of individual exercises,
including turns and changes of pace will be taught. This class can be taken for the purpose of engaging your dog in interesting
activities which will lessen boredom and increase bonding with you, or for preparation to enter Rally obedience competition.
Either way, this is a fun and rewarding activity! For additional information on Rally exercises and trials, please visit the
AKC website and/or the WCRL website, which you can access from our “Links” page.
offer Rally classes in both the AKC and WCRL (formerly APDT) formats.
Rally classes are
offered periodically. Dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
Rally run-thrus are offered on Thursdays from 8:45pm to 9:45 pm (AKC and WCRL)
Call for more information, specific starting
dates and to reserve your space in an upcoming class- 631-261-6554.
*An "AKC Rally Tune Up" class will be held on
June 22nd, July 6th, July 27th and Aug 10th at 1pm. Each date is a single class. You may sign up for one class or all four.
Cost per class is $12 for members and $18 for non-members. Knowledge of basic Obedience is required. Class sizes are limited.
To reserve your spot for each specific day you wish to attend, call SOTC at 631-261-6554. This class will help you learn the
signs and perfect your performance in AKC Rally.*
PRE-NOVICE & NOVICE
CLASSES – The pre-requisite for Pre-Novice is a Beginner Class. These classes are designed
for the owner who would like better control of their dog’s behavior. You will be taught how to increase the duration
of the sit and down stay exercises which you learned previously and how to increase the distance and distractions when you
call your dog to come to you. You will learn more methods of keeping your dog’s attention, changing pace and the beginning
of off-lead heeling. As always, this class can be taken to increase your working relationship with your dog or as the beginning
of the fascinating sport of dog obedience competition. For the health safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date
with their rabies and health inoculations.
Pre-Novice Classes are offered:
Tuesday day 11:15 am and evening 8 pm
Thursday day 10:45 am and evening 7 pm
Friday day 12:30 pm
Novice Classes are offered:
Tuesday day 11:15 am
day 10:45 am and evening 7:30 pm
day 12:30 pm
– This class is a natural progression following the Novice Class and is most beneficial for those who have completed
the first level of dog obedience competition or can demonstrate the handler and dog team’s ability to succeed in Novice
exercises. During this class you will learn how to command your dog to jump and retrieve, as well as to increase the amount
of off-lead work. For the health safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
Open Classes are offered
on Tuesday day 12 noon; Thursday day 11:15 am; Friday day 11:45 am.
– Utility classes continue with more challenging exercises to teach your dog- including scent discrimination, directed
retrieve and following hand signals. This class is totally off-lead and requires the handler have maximum control over the
dog. For the health safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
Utility Classes are held
on Thursday day 12:00 pm; Friday day 11 am.
– For those handlers and dogs entered in competition, routines which simulate judging are offered. For the health safety
of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
Time for Routines is reserved on Monday evening from 6:45 pm to 7:30 pm; Tuesday day from 12:45 pm to 1:30 pm and evening
from 8:30 pm to 9:30 pm; Thursday day beginning at 12:45 pm; Friday day beginning at 10 am. As time and space limit
the number of routines that can be accommodated, we request that you call ahead- 631-261-6554.
- Breed Classes are offered periodically throughout the year, generally in
the evenings. Class sizes are limited and pre-registration is required. Dogs must be up-to-date with
their rabies and health inoculations.
**Call for more information, specific starting dates and to reserve your space in an upcoming class- 631‑261‑6554.**
– For the health safety of your dog and others, dogs must be up-to-date with their rabies and health inoculations.
A variety of Special
Programs are offered periodically and are BY PRE-REGISTRATION / RESERVATION ONLY and are generally held on Wednesday evening
at 7:30 pm or Fridays at 1 pm.
Suffolk Obedience Training Club also offers additional training classes
periodically throughout the year. These may include classes on teaching your dog to do tricks, preparing for pet therapy visitations,
clicker training your dog or AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen). We also offer seminars and meetings covering a wide range of topics
including ring etiquette and behavior. If you have an interest in any of these classes or seminars please call and request
**A "TRICKS/CGC Tune Up"
class will be offered for those who wish to work on new behaviors or prepare for an AKC Tricks Test. The classes will be held
on June 8th, July 13th, Aug 3rd and Aug 17th at 1 pm. Each date is a single class. You may sign up for one or all four. Cost
per class is $12 for members and $18 for non-members. Knowledge of basic Obedience is required. Class sizes are limited. To
reserve your spot for each specific day you wish to attend, call SOTC at 631-261-6554.**