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Welcome

The Obedience Club of Chattanooga is a non-profit AKC club offering affordable dog training classes to the public.  With classes from beginner to advanced for the serious performance competitor, there's something for everyone! 

Our club is for ALL dogs, no matter the breed or AKC registration status - we're here to focus on positive reinforcement as you strengthen the bond between you and your dog, and teach them to be a good canine citizen.  

Because we are a non-profit AKC Club, you must be a member to take classes.  Use the link below to become a member today!

 

OUR STORY

Founded in 1955, the Obedience Club of Chattanooga is the only AKC-licensed obedience club in the Chattanooga area.  We are a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers who love dogs, and we firmly believe training should be a fun and enriching experience for both you and your dog.

Not sure where to start?  Check out our age based progression path below!

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Upon completion of one or more of the starter classes, you can progress to one of the paths below!

8 weeks - 4 months

Start with Puppy Preschool

5 - 12 months

Start with AKC STAR Puppy

1 year +

Start with Beginner Obedience

Obedience Track

Rally Track

Nosework Track

Agility Track

Special Classes

Fun for

all!

Fair Play Fridays

"I encourage you all who are in obedience classes to take a moment and think about the great instructors you have and the opportunities presented.  As you progress somewhere along the way around Advanced you will see a bond developing between you and your dog.  This is the beginning of something wonderful and a true moment of realization that this training has developed trust between you and your dog, deep trust which you will want to work with.  We are blessed to have Demaree.  She teaches us to work our dogs beyond the necessary steps, to over achieve, to do more than just the exercise.  Obedience is fun, working with your dog is fun.  Once that bond develops you have a feeling of no limits, no boundaries and you will have the desire to compete.  I encourage everyone to avail of the opportunity presented."

-  Bill Gammon

Check out our pawsitively
 
terrific leaderboard!

Let's give these competitors a round of ap-paws.

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Relay Race Best Time

Handler | Jennifer Mixon

Pup | Breezen

Time | 18:32

Class | Puppy Preschool

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Poker Run Best Time

Handler | Chelsey Voigt

Pup | Stella

Time | 21:22

Class | Intermediate Obedience

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Overall Number of

Hides Found

Handler | Bill Gammon

Pup | Mia

Class | Nosework Beginner

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Musical Chairs Remote

Sit Stay

Handler | Stephanie Moss

Pup | Raisin

Class | Challenge Class

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Wait Game Best Time

Handler | Richard McMahan

Pup | Mimzy

Time | 17:75

Class | Beginner Obedience

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Mock Trial Best Score

Handler | Robin Harrington

Pup | Thade

Score | 198/200

Class | Beyond Intermediate Obedience

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Fastest Overall Time

Handler | Helen Aiken

Pup | Rocky

Class | Nosework Challenge

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Tic-Tac-Toe Longest Position Hold

Handler | Sam Voigt

Pup | Stella

Class | Challenge Class