From the Training Director
To our Membership and Students
The Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club is Resuming classes after postponing classes due to a canine respiratory illness in the Oklahoma City area. This canine influenza is viral and is airborne and easily spread in close contact, such as is found when dogs play together at dog parks and doggie day care. When we resume classes, please avoid nose to nose contact between dogs and if your dog has upper respiratory symptoms - cough, fever, runny nose, sneezing, etc., keep them home.
Although we are not going to require the flu vaccine at this time, we strongly urge you to check with your veterinarian for his/her recommendation. Remember, the shots are not immediately effective.
Classes will resume the week of May 15-19 and will be a full nine-week session. All classes starting May 15 will be with dogs.
NEXT SESSION OF CLASSES WILL START TOWARD THE END OF JULY
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See what's happening at OCOTC and sign up for upcoming events.
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(Scent work Trials, Obedience Trials & Fun Matches)
Our Covid-19 and other Communicable diseases policy
has been revised to the following and is effective starting.
Monday January 23, 2023
Members & Students of OCOTC
The board of directors in Tuesday night's Board meeting, December 13, 2022, has revised the Covid-19 and other Communicable diseases policy regarding best practices while on the premises of Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club. The new policy is as follows:
*Masks are not required but are optional while in the building and while training.
*Social distancing is Still expected.
*No spectators are allowed in the building without prior approval from the Training Director.
*Class sizes will remain limited.
*If you are sick, please stay home. I you have been exposed to Covid or other communicable diseases (e.g. flu, strep, RSV) but are not sick, you may come but please wear a mask.
Please continue to use the hand sanitizer and hand wipes available at school.
Here is what we still need from you!
Before Coming to OCOTC:
If you are sick, please stay home!! We will be happy to catch you up or help you to reschedule your class if your absence is prolonged.
If you have had contact with someone who is sick or has been diagnosed with Covid-19 or flu, but are not sick yourself, you may come to class if you wear a mask
Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently.
While attending Class at OCOTC:
Realize that when training your dog, the only things you absolutely need to touch are the dog and your own personal belongings & equipment. Avoid touching anything else.
Do not bring personal items into the facility (purses, bags). Please leave those locked in your vehicle, or at home. Bring only the minimum of what you need inside.
Plan ahead that only one person attends class with the dog. We will enforce this policy and ask others to wait in your vehicle.
Practice social distancing always.
Wash your hands and use hand sanitizer frequently. Look for the hand sanitizer placed throughout the facility.
Masks are optional, except as noted above, while in the building and while training.
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Why Choose To Train With Us?
How to contact OCOTC about upcoming Obedience classes:
For more information:
Call the Club at 405-942-2388 Lv Msg,
Email OCOTC with questions
Fill in the "Get Notified About Classes" at the bottom of this page.
Oklahoma City Obedience Training Club (OCOTC) has been training people to train their dogs for over 60 years. Every instructor past and present at OCOTC training classes is a volunteer. They volunteer because they are passionate about the well-being of the dogs in their community.
Nearly every recognized breed of dog has been through the school, from pure bred champions to All American Dogs of mixed breed, and a percentage of those graduating from the novice course have continued into advanced work, eventually earning AKC (American Kennel Club) degrees.
Classes are held at the OCOTC Training Facility,
6629 NW 23rd
OCOTC focuses on the encouragement of interest in Obedience training and showing of all breeds of dogs; the holding of classes for the purpose of instructing individuals in the proper procedures of training them to train their dogs in obedience; and the encouragement and holding of Obedience Trials under the rules and regulations of the American Kennel Club (AKC).
The club is a not-for-profit organization.
A Therapy Dog Program provides training for volunteer dogs and handlers for doing therapy work in local hospitals, nursing homes, schools, and shelters and for disaster relief.
The OCOTC Scholarship Program
Provides some financial relief for a veterinary student at Oklahoma State University who is in their third year of Vet School.
FACT: OCOTC is the first AKC club in Oklahoma to be approved to host AKC Scent Work Trials. In 2017 we held two of the very first Oklahoma AKC Scent Work trials!
Come be part of this awesome legacy and sport. You do not need to be a member of the club to participate!
! Don't forget to check out our event page!
NEXT SESSION STARTS
in July, date to be set *
*Start date subject to change due to possible bad weather
For Puppy and Beginner Classes first Week is orientation, NO DOGS