Letter from the President and Board,

The board of the Murfreesboro Obedience Training Club has been monitoring the recommendations of the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, as well as, state and local health departments regarding the COVID-19 pandemic. As a result of those recommendations we have made the difficult decision to cancel all classes scheduled to start on March 30th. We have also chosen to close the building and cancel the MOTC/CKC Obedience Trial scheduled for April 24 th , 25 th , and 26 th . Our building will be closed for all use during this time. Classes and building use will resume once we have been informed that it is safe to resume normal activities. Please check the website periodically for updates.

Until then, stay safe, play with and enjoy your furry friends, and wash your hands.

Kris Hammack
President, MOTC

Class Notifications

Class Descriptions

All Class Descriptions are available on the Class Description page.  Please read the descriptions to determine which class best suits the current needs of you and your dog’s training.  Not all classes are offered every session.

Important Information, please read

  • I understand that the fee I will pay for this class is non-refundable.
  • I understand that if my dog is aggressive toward other students or dogs or disruptive, the Murfreesboro Obedience Training Club, Inc has the right to prohibit the attendance of my dog at future classes, including the current session.
  • I also understand in the event I sign up for the wrong class, I will be not be given a refund. I will be given a voucher for a replacement class to be used when the correct class is available.

Current Class Schedule

Day Class Name Time Start Date
Monday Basic Manners 1 7:00 – 8:00 03/30/2020
Puppy 7:00 – 8:00 03/30/2020
Tuesday Agility 3 – Competition 6:15 – 7:15 03/31/2020
Agility 2 7:30 – 8:30 03/31/2020
Wednesday Basic Manners 2 6:00 – 7:00 04/01/2020
Basic Manners 1 7:00 – 8:00 04/01/2020
Rally 1 – Novice / Intermediate 6:00 – 7:00 04/01/2020
Thursday Basic Manners 1 6:00 – 7:00 04/02/2020
Saturday Puppy 9:00 – 10:00 04/04/2020
GGC / Tricks 10:30 – 11:30 04/04/2020

4 Simple Steps to Sign Up Success

All class registrations close on March 25th.


  • Basic Manners 1 - Mondays
    March 30, 2020 - May 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Session Dates: March 30 – May 11, 2020
Class time: Monday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM
Non- Member Cost: $120
Limit: 7
Instructor: Pam
Assistant Instructor: Pam B

Do Not Bring Dogs to Training the First Night

Pre-requisite: For dogs six months and older. Dogs must have completed a puppy class or have learned to walk on leash, do not show aggression towards other dogs or people, should have had all vaccinations.

What you will learn: Basic skills include: targeting, heel position, attention/watch me, attention with distractions, training  games, down on mat/park it, stay in sit or down, return to heel position, spin left and right, fast and slow pace, turns left, right, and about, circle left and right. Plus, help with separation anxiety and fear issues, fun and running recalls, fronts and figure 8.


  • Puppy - Mondays
    March 30, 2020 - May 11, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Session Dates: March 30-May 11, 2020
Class time: Monday nights from 7:00 PM
Non- Member Cost: $120
Instructor: Laura
Assistant Instructor: Missy
Limit:
8

Do Not Bring Puppies to Training the First Night

Pre-requisite: For puppies 3 months to 6 months; must have had basic shots.

What you will learn: All skills will be taught on leash. Puppy will learn positive first experiences, play and release, meeting strangers, petting pup. At the end of the class, puppy will learn to sit, down, come, release word, get on your mat, grooming and toenails, loose leash walking, house training, crate training, mouthing/drop it, targeting, walking on a variety of surfaces.

 


  • Agility 3 Competition
    March 31, 2020 - May 12, 2020
    6:15 pm - 7:15 pm

Session Dates: March 31-May 12, 2020
Class time: Tuesday nights from 6:15 PM-7:15 PM
Non- Member Cost: $100
Limit: 6
Instructor: Wendy B

Pre-requisite: Should be proficient on all equipment and doing 12 weave poles. This class is by instructor permission only.

What you will learn: These are Advanced and Excellent skills for those competing or almost ready to compete in trials. Limit 6 students.


  • Agility 2
    March 31, 2020 - May 12, 2020
    7:30 pm - 8:30 pm

Session Dates: March 31 – May 12, 2020
Class time: Tuesday nights from 7:30 PM-8:30 PM
Non- Member Cost: $100
Limit: 6
Instructors: Kris M.
Assistant Instructors: Tony M.

Pre-requisite: Successful completion of Agility I class, or approval of the instructor.

What you will learn: Weaves, teeter, and jumpers skills only


  • Basic Manners 2
    April 1, 2020 - May 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session Dates: April 1 – May 13, 2020
Class time: Wednesday nights from 6:00-7:00 PM
Non- Member Cost: $120
Limit: 8
Instructor: Kris H.
Assistant Instructor: Jamie

Bring Dogs the First Class

Pre-requisite: Must have completed Basic Manners 1 class.

What you will learn: Dog understands release word, footwork for turns, tight circles left and right, bowl work, formal heeling with attention, fun and formal recalls, sit, down stay for 1 minute; stand stay, sit and stand for exam, fronts and finishes, figure 8, go around objects and people; games, e.g., red light, green light and crate games, it’s your choice. Limit 8.


  • Rally 1 (Novice / Intermediate)
    April 1, 2020 - May 13, 2020
    6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Session Dates: April 1, 2020 – May 13, 2020
Class time: Wednesday nights at 6:00 PM
Non- Member Cost: $120
Limit: 4
Instructors: Teresa and Robin

Pre-requisite: This class is for dogs and handlers who have knowledge of basic obedience exercises as taught in the CGC/Tricks class and Basic Manners 1 and 2.

What you will learn: Students will learn rally exercises, signs, and procedures for novice and intermediate levels. Sequences and courses will be practiced. Students remain in this level until skills are mastered. Students will be encouraged to participate in Rally Novice trials. Limit 8. Check out akc.org, sports and events, find AKC Rally for all levels.


  • Basic Manners 1 - Wednesdays
    April 1, 2020 - May 13, 2020
    7:00 pm - 8:00 pm

Session Dates: April 1 – May 13, 2020
Class time: Wednesday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM
Non- Member Cost: $120
Limit: 3
Instructor: Jamie Skinner
Assistant Instructor: Kris H.

Do Not Bring Dogs to Training the First Night

Pre-requisite: For dogs six months and older. Dogs must have completed a puppy class or have learned to walk on leash, do not show aggression towards other dogs or people, should have had all vaccinations.

What you will learn: Basic skills include: targeting, heel position, attention/watch me, attention with distractions, training  games, down on mat/park it, stay in sit or down, return to heel position, spin left and right, fast and slow pace, turns left, right, and about, circle left and right. Plus, help with separation anxiety and fear issues, fun and running recalls, fronts and figure 8.


  • Basic Manners 1 - Thursdays
    April 2, 2020 - May 14, 2020
    6:00 pm

Session Dates: April 2 – May 14, 2020
Class time: Monday nights from 7:00-8:00 PM
Non- Member Cost: $120
Limit: 6
Instructor: Kris M.
Assistant Instructor: Garland

Do Not Bring Dogs to Training the First Night

Pre-requisite: For dogs six months and older. Dogs must have completed a puppy class or have learned to walk on leash, do not show aggression towards other dogs or people, should have had all vaccinations.

What you will learn: Basic skills include: targeting, heel position, attention/watch me, attention with distractions, training  games, down on mat/park it, stay in sit or down, return to heel position, spin left and right, fast and slow pace, turns left, right, and about, circle left and right. Plus, help with separation anxiety and fear issues, fun and running recalls, fronts and figure 8.


  • Puppy - Saturdays
    April 4, 2020 - May 23, 2020
    9:00 am - 10:00 am

Session Dates: April 4 & 11, May 2-23, 2020
Class time: Saturday mornings at 9:00 AM
Non- Member Cost: $100
Instructor: Donna Steuart
Assistant Instructor: Garland
Limit:
8

Bring Puppies to Training the First Night

Pre-requisite: For puppies 3 months to 6 months; must have had basic shots.

What you will learn: All skills will be taught on leash. Puppy will learn positive first experiences, play and release, meeting strangers, petting pup. At the end of the class, puppy will learn to sit, down, come, release word, get on your mat, grooming and toenails, loose leash walking, house training, crate training, mouthing/drop it, targeting, walking on a variety of surfaces.

 


  • Canine Good Citizen (CGC) / Tricks
    April 4, 2020 - May 23, 2020
    10:30 am - 11:30 am

Session Dates: April 4 & 11, May 2-23, 2020
Class time: Saturday mornings at 10:30 AM
Non- Member Cost: $100
Limit: 8
Instructor: Donna Stuart
Assistant Instructor: Jenny

Bring Dogs the First Class

Pre-requisite: Dogs should be able to perform all Basic Manners 1 skills with one command and should have knowledge of skills in Basic Manners 2.

What you will learn: The Canine Good Citizen Program teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners. The 10-step CGC test is a non-competitive test for all dogs, including purebreds and mixed breeds. It is a pre-requisite for many therapy dog groups; and some homeowner’s insurance companies encourage CGC testing. The CGC is an AKC title. Plus, each week you will learn a new trick so your dog can earn an AKC novice tricks title on the same night as the CGC evaluation. More information is available on the AKC Canine Good Citizen page and the AKC Trick Dog page.