Our next class session begins Sunday, January 8, 2017
Ring practice or drop-in dog training classes cost $5 per day per dog and can be purchased online by purchasing a prepaid punch card. Ring practice is geared towards refined training for obedience trials.
Classes meet at the southwest corner of Reid Park (22nd St. and Country Club Rd).
Any Classes which do not get a sufficient number of students may be cancelled. Class times may change if circumstances dictate.
See the Calendar for more information.
Registration Form and Questionnaire (click here to download PDF file)
Equipment includes a well-fitting Collar, buckle or slip (including martingales) made of leather, fabric, or chain. Leads should be 4 to 6 feet and made of leather or fabric (no chains). No Flexi-leads.
Food treats or a favorite toy should be brought to each class. (See the treats section on the Training Tips Page.)
Homework is given in all of our classes, and participants are expected to work with their dogs each day. Dogs learn from repetition, and time spent together between classes not only perfects the assignments given, but also strengthens the bond between dog and handler. Dogs progress quickly if the handlers are diligent with training at home.
Old Pueblo Dog Training Club is the first club in the Tucson area to offer the new American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. This program is designed to get puppies and their new families off to a great start. Every puppy needs the components offered in this class - Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsible ownership. A puppy’s mental development is optimum during the early weeks of life. Every minute a young puppy is learning about the world, and this class is designed to take advantage of natural canine development. Class includes basic obedience training especially geared toward the needs of young and growing puppies, activities and playtime with other puppies in the class to insure that the youngsters learn proper canine social skills. Handlers gain knowledge that will be helpful in raising a well-rounded, well adjusted family dog and learn the keys to responsible dog ownership. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test will be administered during the final class. Any passing puppy will be officially listed as an “AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy,” and the owner may apply for a beautiful certificate from AKC. Class is taught by an AKC CGC Evaluator.
Old Pueblo Dog Training Club is the first club in the Tucson area to offer the new American Kennel Club (AKC) S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. This program is designed to get older puppies and their new families off to a great start. Every puppy needs the components offered in this class - Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsible ownership. Class includes basic obedience and manners training geared toward the needs of developing puppies and activities to insure that young dogs learn proper canine social skills. Handlers will gain knowledge that will be helpful in raising a well-rounded, well-adjusted family dog, and they will learn the keys to responsible dog ownership. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Test will be administered during the final class. Any passing puppy will be officially listed as an “AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy,” and the owner may apply for a beautiful certificate from AKC. Class is taught by an AKC CGC Evaluator.
These classes are for teams who have completed the Companion Dog degree and who want to work towards a Companion Dog Excellent (CDX) or Utility Dog (UD) title. Classes are designed to help handlers and dogs perfect the open or utility exercises. They focus on teaching advanced dogs reliability and helping handlers perfect footwork, body and hand position while gaining confidence and understanding of the rules and rigors of competition. Classes require a minimum of three students.
AKC Rally Obedience is for handlers and dogs who have completed a basic obedience class and wish to pursue a Rally Title or for those who just want to have fun with their dogs. Rally is a companion dog event and is great for teaching dogs and handlers’ reliability and trust. Handlers are encouraged to talk, signal, and praise their dogs throughout the course.
Rally Novice – 8 Week Class. The first five weeks of the Rally Novice class are progressive, with each week introducing a different set of signs and exercises. The handlers and their dogs will learn and practice the signs as the instructor takes them through the course. The class will focus on loose leash heeling, focus/attention, sits, stays, downs, fronts, and finishes. Weeks six through eight will be taught on competition level courses using the signs learned in the first five weeks.
Rally Ring Practice. We are now offering drop in ring practice for Rally Advanced or Excellent. Each week will have a nested competition level course from a collection of trial/match maps from events held in Tucson over the last few years. You will get to practice on a good variety of judges’ layout styles. Drop ins for Rally Novice will be available in weeks six through eight only. Please purchase a punch card for ring practice or pay $5 cash to the ring steward.
The following classes are not offered at every session. Before you register for one of these, please contact us to find out if it will be available.
The following classes may be offered at obedience trials and degrees can be obtained by qualifying at three trials under two different judges. No previous obedience title is necessary on the dog before competing at any of these three levels. We offer classes training specifically for these degrees.
Please download and print the class Registration Form and Questionnaire (PDF file), and mail it no later than one week before classes begin.
We highly recommend mailing registration early for Beginner and Puppy classes as these class sizes are limited and usually fill quickly.
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Established in 1948, Old Pueblo Dog Training Club is the oldest obedience training club in Tucson, Arizona. Our club's goal is to help owners understand and enjoy their pets by forming and strengthening the bond between dogs and their owners.
Our club's philosophy and approach is:
Old Pueblo Dog Training Club
PO Box 40951
Tucson, AZ 85717
...via Answering Service:
(520) 798-DOGS (3647)
Click on the following links to find more infomation about AKC Programs and Titles:
AKC Canine Partners
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy®
Canine Good Citizen®