*** Obedience Training Secretary ***
Contact Patty Rimkus at blu728@sbcglobal.net
or at 219-365-8258

Eight Classes/$100​

Open Obedience Training 

Available 2nd & 4th Wednesdays of the Month
Please contact Michelle Riccelli at 219-364-1604 or at michelle.riccelli@frontier.com for available times.

Monday Night Obedience Classes

Rally Obedience:  5:00-6:15 pm  
Instructor:  Brenda Bateman
Assistant:  Sharon Hadanak 

Session 1:  January 8, 22, & 29; February 5, 12, 19, & 26; March 5
Cost:  $120 for non-members

Session 2:  March 12, 19, & 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
Cost:  $120 for non-members

Session 3:  May 7, 14, & 23
Cost:  $60 for non-members

Rally obedience is a fun sport for dogs and handlers that may not be ready for 
formal obedience. Handlers and dogs will learn the basic obedience moves of heeling, 
come/front, right and left turns, 360's, sits, downs, and right and left finishes. 

Novice Competition Class:  6:20 - 7:20 pm 
Open/Utility Competition Class:  7:30 - 8:30 pm

Instructor: Lorraine Frendling

Session 1:  January 8, 22, & 29; February 5, 12, 19, & 26; March 5
Cost:  $120 for non-members

Session 2:  March 12, 19, & 26; April 2, 9, 16, 23, & 30
Cost:  $120 for non-members

Session 3:  May 7, 14, & 23
Cost:  $60 for non-members

 Beginner Obedience is for the handler and/or dog who are new to training. You will work on focus activities, recalls, sits, downs, stays, proper heel position. Bring a tug toy and LOTS of soft treats, cut into pea-sized portions (light colored treats, like white cheese, cheese balls, hot dogs, etc.)

(Lorraine Frendling is a founding member of Paw Power Blues Dog Club. She has been training, showing and breeding dogs since 1971. She has earned 13 Utility Dog titles on her dogs, showing in the US and Canada. She has won multiple High in Trial and High Combined awards. Her current dog, a Border Collie, has earned a Super Dog title by winning titles in obedience, rally, agility, weight pull, lure coursing, dock jumping and conformation. Lorraine is also a licensed UKC obedience judge. She has put titles on Shetland Sheepdogs, a German Shorthaired Pointer, a Golden Retriever, a Nova Scotia Duck Tolling Retriever and a Border Collie. She instructs all levels of obedience and rally and a puppy obedience/agility combined class.)

Saturday Puppy Classes

Instructors: Lorraine Frendling, Dorris Wood, Tom Garry, Judy Rowe, & Shelly Gordon

Beginner Class: 9:00 - 10:15 am
Second Beginner Class:  10:30 - 11:30 am (for Session 2)

Session 1:  January 6, 13, & 20; February 3, 10, & 24
Cost:  $90 for non-members

Session 2:  January 20; February 3, 10, & 24; March 3 & 17
Cost:  $90 for non-members

Session 3:  March 24 & 31; April 7, 14, & 21; May 5
Cost: $90 for non-members

Puppy Class is suitable for all puppies 10 weeks of age and older. We will also accept "new to the handler" dogs, such as rescue dogs who need experience.

This class focuses on building the relationship between dog and owner. Puppies will learn: attention to handler, sit, down, stand, come when called, walk on a loose leash, retrieving. We will also accustom the puppies to beginning agility equipment such as tunnels and boards.  

Students should bring a large plastic dish full of yummy, soft treats cut into VERY small pieces (Cheese, meatballs, hotdogs, cooked chicken all work well. Pieces should be the size of a small pea.  They will need at least a half pound to a pound, depending on the size of puppy.)

Do NOT feed puppies the morning of class. A hungry puppy is easier to train, as they will be excited when they see the other puppies.

***Members are welcome to drop in at any time in the Saturday Puppy Class***

Link to AKC Obedience Rules


Paw Power Blues Dog Club
*** Obedience Training Secretary ***
Contact Lorraine Frendling
@ 815-954-5790

Eight Classes/$120