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CLASS SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND SHOULD BE CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDANCE- 631-261-6554

NO CLASSES WILL BE HELD ON THE FOLLOWING HOLIDAYS:

New Year's Day; Memorial Day; July 4th; Labor Day; Thanksgiving Day; Christmas Eve; Christmas Day; New Year's Eve


In order to obtain maximum benefit from training classes, the following information provides a guideline for the classes we offer:

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*

BEGINNER CLASSESPre-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, but in general are held on Tuesday evening 7:15 pm; Thursday day 10 am and evening 8 pm; Friday 1 pm.


Tentative start dates for Beginner Classes are:

Tuesday 7:15 pm - Aug 29th

Thursday 10 am - June 22nd

Thursday 8 pm - Sept 7th

Friday 1 pm -To Be Determined

 

 

The cost for an 8-week series of classes is $185.

Call 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.


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RALLY CLASSESRally 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.

We offer Rally classes in both the AKC and WCRL (formerly APDT) formats.

 

Rally classes and/or Rally run-thrus 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.


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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

Thursday day 10:45 am and evening 7:30 pm

Friday day 12:30 pm

OPEN CLASS – 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 – 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.

OBEDIENCE ROUTINES – 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 HANDLING - 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.**

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SPECIAL PROGRAMS –  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.

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 information- 631-261-6554.

CLASS SCHEDULES ARE SUBJECT TO CHANGE AND SHOULD BE CONFIRMED BEFORE ATTENDANCE- 631-261-6554

Suffolk Obedience Training Club is a 501c3 charitable organization - your donations are tax deductible