Evansville Obedience Club

Our Training Classes

1400 N. Cullen Ave     dot Evansville, IN 47715-2331     dot     812-476-8634

We have been training dogs in Obedience for over Forty Years

Our Focus is on Companion Pets and Competition

We love the lives we share with our dogs and we want to help others have the same joy that comes from living with a well behaved, happy and devoted pet. Obedience is one part of living with your dog, and it enhances the relationship by teaching you how to understand and to communicate with your dog.

We also have members and instructors who compete in AKC and UKC Obedience and have earned titles from Rally Novice to UDX, so we're an excellent resource for those interested in competition.

Please Note: Beginner and Advanced Beginner are prerequisite for all advanced classes including Rally.

Classes Cost
Puppy (3 through 6 months of age) $100
Beginner * $100
Advanced Beginner $80
Attention, CGC (1/2 hour - 4 weeks) $40
Rally, Skill Building, Repeat Class $60

* All Beginner class students are asked to arrive 15 minutes early for the first week to allow time for check in and proper equipment fitting.

Class Packages

Puppy and Beginner Class


Beginner and Advanced Beginner


Second class must be taken within 12 months. A six foot leash is required to take these classes

All Classes are One Hour sessions for Six Weeks unless noted otherwise in the schedule

Rescue Discount

We offer a $10 discount for those dogs that have been rescued from a 501 (c)(3) shelter. Proof of the rescue is required. The Rescue Discount is good for one class session, for up to one year from the date of adoption. No other discounts may be applied

Class Cancellation Policy:

EOC obedience classes will be cancelled when Ivy Tech cancels its classes because of weather. Please read all information, and contact our registrar if you have questions, before submitting your application.

Our classes are held in our club building with a training area of 40' x 50' and a premium quality professional sports floor

EOC training building

Graduates of Puppy Class

Puppy Class 4-13

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How to Enroll

Your application form should include a first and second choice of class and time. Submit your application along with your payment; check made out to Evansville Obedience Club. Attach proof of your dog's vaccination record, which must include parvo & distemper. Applications should be submitted promptly; class size is limited and classes fill quickly. We do not reserve spots without payment in full.

Please Don't mail to our Cullen Avenue address.

Mail your application, vet record, and payment to

Kristi Schmidt, EOC Registrar
11458 N CR 100 E
Chrisney, IN 47611
For more information, Email Kristi
or call her, (812) 499-5257.

Applications are accepted on a first come first served basis. If your application is received after your first class choice is full, you will be placed in your second choice if possible. You will receive verification by e-mail or phone. Please note there is a $20.00 returned check fee.

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Download the EOC Class Application. If you prefer, you can Download in Word (.doc)

Registration closes on Wednesday, the week before the session starts.

Class Session Schedule for 2019

Monday Jan. 7 - Feb. 11
Tuesday Jan. 8 - Feb. 26
Wednesday Jan. 9 - Feb. 13
Thursday Jan. 10 - Feb. 14

Monday March 11 - April 15
Tuesday March 12 - April 30
Wednesday March 13 - April 17
Thursday March 14 - April 18

Monday May 13 - June 24
Tuesday May 14 - July 2
Wednesday May 15 - June 19
Thursday May 16 - June 20

Monday July 22 - Aug. 26
Tuesday July 23 - Sept. 3
Wednesday July 24 - Aug. 28
Thursday July 25 - Aug 29

Monday Sept. 23 - Oct. 28
Tuesday Sept. 24 - Nov. 5
Wednesday Sept. 25 - Oct 30
Thursday Sept. 26 - Oct 31

All classes are 6 weeks, except Attention, Heeling and CGC which are 4 weeks.

The Club Meeting is held on the third Tuesday of every month.

No Classes will be held on National Holidays or on Members Meeting Nights.

Tuesday classes resume on the 4th Tuesday of the month.

Class Schedule September - October 2019

Begins week of September 23rd

Beginner - Intermediate Classes


Wed 7:15 - 8:15pm

This class is held Oct 16 – Nov 20

Kitty Gilbertson & Deborah Wade

Thurs 6 - 7pm

Begins Sept 25

Instructors: Lauren Kincaid & Krista Robards

Intermediate 1 & Beginner Retrieve

Thurs 8:30 - 10:30am

Two classes combined into 2 hours sessions. Cost to public $100 per session.

Mimi Nicbolson


Mon 6 - 7pm

Danetta Ohning & Megan Wimsatt

Wed 9 - 10am

Mimi Nicholson

Thurs 7:15 - 8:15pm

Mary & Jim Walker

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Tues 8 - 9pm
September 24 - October 2

Instructors: Margie Clutter, Mimi Nicholson & Mary Walker

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Choose frorm Two Classes

Wed 6pm
September 4, 11, 18

Instructors: April Moore & Mimi Nicholson

The AKC Community Canine certification follows the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification and tests the dog’s skills in a real-world setting. We will have two practice sessions, one at EOC and the other at an off-site location. We will then return to the off-site location for the certification test.

Prerequisites: CGC certification from AKC and an AKC registration (PAL, ILP, or All-American included) for the dog being tested.

CGCA – Limited to 10.

Intermediate - Advanced Classes

Beginner 2 (Advanced Beginner)

Choose from Two Classes

Tues 6 - 7pm

Tues 7 - 8pm

Tricia Wallerstadt & Mary Walker

Beyond the Basics

This class establishes a habit of cooperation between you and your dog, so that you can take the basic behaviors your dog knows and teach him to do them in distracting circumstances, away from home, with interesting things going on, without treats or toys in your hand. Limited to 8

Wed 10:15 - 11:15am

Mimi Nicholson


Wed 6:30 - 7pm

October 16, 23, 30, & November 6

Cathi Blackburn

Advanced 1 & Advanced Retrieve

Thursday 11am - 1pm

Two classes combined into 2 hours sessions. Cost to public $100 per session.

Cathi Blackburn


Thursday September 12

Two nosework classes —
6:00 pm: Introduction to Nosework and Containers
7:00 pm: Novice and Advanced Interiors, Exteriors, Buried.

Cost to public is $12.00 per class.

Danetta Ohning

Competition Obedience

Choose from Two Classes

Monday 7 - 8pm

Monday 8 - 9pm

Instructors: Danetta Ohning & Debbie Yoder

Limit of 12 students You must have a serious goal to show. All levels will be taught. All age dogs accepted. It is a continuous class that will be offered each session as long as there is interest. Must attend the first class. Then must attend 4 out of 6 classes to keep your spot. Each member will keep a training log. NO dogs the first night. This is class is open to the public.

Schedule by Days of the Week


Beginner 1
6 - 7pm

Competition Obedience
7 - 8pm

Competition Obedience
8 - 9pm


Beginner 2 - Advanced Beginner
6 - 7pm &
7 - 8pm


Beginner 1
9 - 10am

Beyond the Basics
10:15 - 11:15am

6:30 pm

7:15 - 8:15pm


Intermediate 1 & Beginner Retrieve
8:30 - 10:30am

Advanced 1 ∧ Advanced Retrieve
11am - 1pm

6 - 7pm

7:15 - 8:15pm

Specialized and advanced levels of classes are offered on an as-needed basis.

Guidelines for EOC Classes

• Family members are welcome; junior handlers must have a parent present.

• No auditors or spectators are allowed, and non-registered dogs are not allowed.

• Children should be quiet so as not to disturb the class. Only one handler at a time can be on the floor with the dog.

• Bring soft doggie treats and a water bowl if you wish

• Allow your dog to eliminate before class

• You are responsible for cleaning up after your dog.

• Do not let male dogs “mark” their territory inside the building, as this affects all other dogs who exposed to the “mark”.


Evansville Obedience Club Training Center
1400 North Cullen Avenue
Evansville, IN 47715

(Off of Vogel Road between Green River Road and Burkhardt)

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Obedience Class Overview

The classes are listed in the order that they should be taken, except that the Puppy Class is not needed prior to taking Beginners and the Heeling Class can be taken after Attention and Intermediate Two.

Rally Class Overview

AKC Rally© is a companion sport to AKC Obedience. It emphasizes teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience as they complete a course of 10-20 stations designed by a rally judge. Each station has a sign that both visually and verbally describes the skill that is to be performed.

Because rally is intended to be fun and engaging for the dog and handler, the handler may talk to the dog throughout the course and give the dog multiple commands.

Our rally classes will introduce students to the rules and will provide practice opportunities forthe dogs and handlers.

Canine Good Citizen

Often referred to as CGC, this was created by AKC as a temperament test. Our class is aimed at preparing Dog and handler teams for the test. Teams who pass the test are deemed "a Good Citizen". Essentially this means the dog obeys the handler, basic commands, and he has a civil temperament.

Teams who pass the test may apply for certification. AKC has elevated the CGC to the level of Title. (AKC charges for registration of certificate and/or title.)

1 - Puppy

This class is for puppies 3 months or 12 weeks through 6 months with all Parvo, distemper vaccinations completed.

New: Walking on a leash, Release command, Sit, Come, Leave it, Stay, Down, Wait at doorway, Down Stay, Greeting people, Spot, Stand, High Five

Discussion: Crate training, Toys, Housebreaking, Excessive barking, Jumping on people, Brushing teeth and demo, Nail care and demo, Poison control

2 - Beginner

This class is for all dogs 6 months old or older.

New: Controlled walking on leash, Sit from stand, Release word, Come, Down from Sit, Sit Stay, Down Stay, Wait at Doorway, Stand Stay, Focus, "Get back", Sit quietly as stranger approaches

Discussion: General training information, preparing for Canine Good Citizen

3 - Attention

New: Attention, Beginning Heeling with Attention

Attention is one of the most important aspects of training. It's essence is forming a stronger bond with your dog so that you always have your dog's attention.

We begin by using food and toys, praise and correction. The ultimate goal is transferring the attention from the food or toy to the handler.

4 - Advanced Beginner

New: Fronts, Stand on verbal command, Heeling, Down signal, Sit Signal, Sit from Down, Stand Signal

Continue Working on: Down, Stays, Sits, Recalls, Let’s Go

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5 & 6 - Intermediate One and Beginner Retrieve

New: Verbal Sit from Down, Sit and Stand for exam, Directed Jumping, Speedier Recalls, Heeling (Halts, Faster Starts, Fasts, Slows, Figure 8, Turns), Recall Signal, Beginning dumbbell retrieve, Broad jump, Go outs

Continue Working on: Stays, Recall, Heeling, Sits, Fronts, Signals

This is a 1.5 to 2 hour class, time will vary. For the competitive handler this class provides a good foundation for showing in Open and Utility. For the non-competitive hander this class will create a closer heel (walking beside you) for use in public areas, to retrieve different items, to go over a vertical and horizontal jump with good form, and be sent to a certain area (Go Out).

7 & 8 - Intermediate Two and Intermediate Retrieve

New: Finish, Distractions on various exercises, Heeling Turns, Drop on Recall, Heeling signal, Faster Sits on Halts, Directed Glove Retrieve

Continue Working on: In sight stays, Fronts, Heeling, Directed jumping, Recalls, Signals, Dumbbell retrieve, go outs, broad jump

9 & 10 - Advanced One and Advanced Retrieve

New: Out of sight stays, Pivots, Moving Stand, Scent Articles

Continue Working on: Finish, Heeling, Drop on Recalls, Signals, Halts, Distractions on various exercises, Dumbbell retrieve, Go outs, Gloves

11 - Advanced Retrieving and Go Outs

New: Articles, Retrieve over high jump

Continue Working on: Dumbbell retrieve, Go outs, Gloves

12 - Advanced 2

New: Off Lead Heeling

Continue Working on: Heeling, Pivot, Recall, Signals, Broad jump, Go Outs, Gloves, Articles, Moving Stand, Retrieve over High Jump, Drop on Recall.

13 - Heeling, Advanced Attention

Can be taken after Attention and Intermediate Two. Improve attention while heeling and work on finer details of heeling.

14 - Novice Proofing, Open Proofing, & Utility Proofing.

Taken after finishing all foundation (Beginner through Advanced) classes

Continue to "perfect" performances, proof, get ready for the competition ring.

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