BELLEVUE DOG OBEDIENCE CLUB
Whether you are seeking basic manners for your canine companion or are working towards competing in performance events, BDOC can help you reach your goals.
The Bellevue Dog Obedience Club is a not for profit group established in 1973 and is licensed by the American Kennel Club.
We offer the following classes throughout the year, depending on demand and availability of instructors:
Puppy ClassStart your journey with your puppy on the right foot by working together on family and community skills necessary for every dog and owner. This class includes basic obedience skills with emphasis on teaching you how to teach your puppy. Other topics include socialization, nail trimming, positive training methodology, and addressing your specific questions or puppy challenges. This is a 6-week class, and each class will last from 45 minutes to an hour. No flexi-leads in class, please. Bring treats and/or toys without squeakers.
Beginner ObedienceResponsible dog ownership includes teaching your dog the rules of being a good family and community member. We will help you do that with skills such as sit, down, stay, coming when called and walking politely on a leash. You will work with your dog on greeting people politely, being examined by someone such as a vet or groomer, doing what they are asked in a distraction-filled environment, and specific challenges you may have. This is a 6-week class with one-hour classes. No flexi-leads in class, please. Bring treats and/or toys without squeakers.
Canine Good Citizen:
This 4-week class will help prepare you and your dog to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test, which can be a title for your dog if they are AKC-registered. The test is taken during the last class. Go to www.Akc.org for test details. Any dog, not just purebred dogs, can be registered with the AKC to participate in the Canine Good Citizen test and many other dog sports and activities such as obedience, rally and agility.
Other ClassesWe periodically offer classes such as Tricks, Community Canine Good Citizen (CGCA), Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU), rally, and more. Check with our class coordinator for more information.
CGC TestingWe also periodically offer Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Community Canine Good Citizen (CGCA) and Urban Canine Good Citizen (CGCU) testing at our events or meetings. Contact our class coordinator if you are interested in taking one of these tests, which can be a title if your dog is AKC-registered.
BDOC Secretary: Kris Woodke BDOCsec@bellevuedogobedience.com
BDOC President: Gerianne Darnell BDOCpres@bellevuedogobedience.com