FAQ

How long does each session last?
Each session lasts 6 weeks.
Session 1: March 14-April 22
Session 2: May 9-June 17
Session 3: June 27-August 5
Session 4: August 15-September 23
Session 5: October 3-November 11

What is the cost to take a class for NON-MEMBERS?
Puppy Manners, Beginning Manners, Manners, Advanced Manners will cost $60
AKC Star Puppy, CGC and Trick dog is $70. These include the test.

What is the cost to take a class for MEMBERS?
Puppy Manners, Beginning Manners, Manners, Advanced Manners will cost $20
AKC Star Puppy, CGC and Trick dog is $30. These include the test.

What does it take to become a Member? And what does a Membership include?
You must complete 2 classes with Upper Ohio Valley Obedience Training Club. Once your second class has been verified, you will be asked to fill out a Membership form, and then pay either $35 for a single membership, or $40 for a family.
Our Membership includes discounted classes, meetings, and fun dog centered get togethers. We also have our annual Christmas party, which includes the presentations of plaques with the titles you and your pups have earned throughout the year. For more details see our Become a Member Page.

Do you accept Aggressive Dogs?
We are not equipped to handle Aggressive dogs. We have contacts with local trainers who do 1 on 1 training, and can help you with your aggressive dog.

What do I wear to training class?
Please wear comfortable clothes and shoes. IF classes are held outside, they will be in the grass with potential for mud.

Should I feed my dog dinner before Class?
Do not feed your dog 4-5 hours before class.  Your dog should receive enough treats during class to makeup for a late dinner.

What types of treats should I bring?
Use soft treats like diced hotdogs, diced string cheese, or commercial soft treats.  Hard treats could be a choking hazard in training.  Treats should be very small to avoid overfeeding.  Your dog will be delighted to get each small reward.

What type of leash should I have?
We recommend a 6 foot leather or Biothane leash. Nylon leashes are ok, just not preferred. Flexi Leashes/ Retractable Leashes are unacceptable.

What type of collar should I have?
We recommend any type of Flat Buckle Collar or Martingale Collar. Sometimes we recommend other forms of training collars depending on the needs of the dog. If we recommend those training tools, we will help fit your dog and help with the initial use of the tool.

We, generally DO NOT recommend harnesses for use in class. This is due to the safety of yourself and others.

How do I carry my treats?
Treats must be readily available during training.  You can buy a small bag that clips to your pocket or belt, or buy a canvas apron at Lowes. Sometimes, even reaching into your pocket may take too much time in a training session, so be sure treats are very handy.