Tuesday, September 8, 2015


Four of the obedience head instructors who showed their dogs at a winter Rally Obedience Trial in Dayton. They all received many place ribbons and received titles from AKC for Rally Obedience.  From left to right, Sue Young, and her dog Echo, Becky Baker and her dog, Gracie, Sherry Shafer and her dog, Dakota, and Barb Rhoades and her dog Chevy. These ladies have a combined total of 100 years experience with training, teaching, and showing. They are looking forward to teaching  new classes of students and dogs.
GREENVILLE – The Greenville Area Dog Club fall session of obedience, and conformation classes begins September 8th.,2015. Through the years more classes have been added to meet the growing interest in dog training. Many people like the variety of classes available.

The Greenville Area Dog Club will be offering classes at the former U.S. Chemical building, located in the 5400 block of State Route 49.

Obedience classes that begin Tuesday, September 8th. will include, Puppy (12 weeks to five months), Beginner Obedience, and Advanced Obedience for those who have completed the beginner class and which to continue on with their training. An introduction to Rally Obedience and Beginner Novice will be part of the Advanced class time.

“Our puppy and beginning obedience classes are designed to teach basic house manners, grooming and care of the dog, heeling, sit, down, stay, come and other commands,” said Barb Rhoades, Director of Obedience Training.

She also added that an intro to new classes will be offered to those who have completed beginner or have some past training in classes and want to continue with training. The Novice Rally Class is for students who want to try something new in obedience and challenge themselves and their dog. Also Beginner Novice will be covered. The requirement for these classes is that the dog and handler be able to execute all the basic obedience commands without much difficulty. MUST PREREGISTER WITH BARB 548-0338 or BECKY 337-0292 FOR THE ADVANCED CLASS.

The goal of the class is to introduce students to new forms of Obedience which involves walking a course with your dog and performing the exercises as illustrated on numbered signs along the path of the course. This class also preps the team of dog and handler to enter and work towards a novice title in Rally or Beginner Novice if so interested.

The classes are designed to be building blocks in obedience. We start with puppy and continue to build upon that training thru each of the later classes. However, if you missed the puppy class when your dog was a baby, you can still get great results with the dog starting with our Beginner classes.

Registration for obedience classes is from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m. Tuesday, September 8th., with orientation and classes to follow registration.

Dogs must be up-to-date on vaccinations, and participants must bring a copy of the dog’s vaccination records to registration. Puppies must have had their first two sets of vaccinations to enroll in puppy class. Veterinarians need to certify all vaccinations given at home or by a breeder.

For information about obedience classes, and to register your intent to attend please call 937-548-0338or 937-337-0292.


Charlotte Wisener, Director of Agility is also announcing that dog agility classes will be offered on, W Thursday evenings. The classes offered include Introduction to Agility, Beginners, Advanced Agility, All agility classes will begin September 10th. 2015

Pre-registration is required for agility classes. To pre-register, please call 937-692-5580, or cell #937-459-9170.

Those participating in Greenville Area Dog Club classes are reminded that parking is available both in front of the building as well as near the rear entrance. The entrance for dog classes is located on the north side of the building, near the rear.

Those bringing dogs to class are reminded to feed the dogs earlier in the day, rather than before class.

Most classes use dog treats as training aids. Participants are reminded to bring small, bite-sized soft treats that can be used for rewarding their dogs.

All Dogs Must Be Leashed When Entering the Building

Participants also are reminded to wear comfortable, tie-on shoes.

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