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Public Dog Obedience Training Classes Information


The above box, with the arrow, is the online Registration Form for Public Beginner's Obedience classes and payment process. Contact our Dog Training Director to obtain placement in a class before registering and providing payment. PLEASE READ THE BELOW INFO ABOUT OUR UPDATED CLASS INFO AND CONTACTING OUR DOG TRAINING DIRECTOR BEFORE PAYING. THANK YOU

FFDTC Beginner's Obedience and Training Classes

Latest News!  Our May 2022 Beginner's Obedience class is open for Registration! 

This class session starts on May 17 and ends on June 28, 2022, at Pet Supermarket, 6857 N. 9th Avenue, Pensacola, FL 32504.  (The March through April 2022 classes are full.)  

The class is 5:00 PM - 6:00 PM.  There will be a maximum of 6 dogs per class.

There is not space for crating extra dogs at this location and only enough space for the primary handler and one secondary handler per dog.  Unfortunately, we do not have space needed to accommodate highly reactive dogs as we have in the past.  If you need a referral to a private trainer to work on reactivity before attending a class, please discuss the reactivity when you contact our Training Director before you register.

Please contact our Dog Training Director, Cindy Sanford, at or at 850-748-4143 (text is more reliable than leaving a voice message) for availability in a class.  We remind you to check on a placement in a class PRIOR to registering and paying online.  (When you have a confirmed placement in a class, the Registration Link to use is in this 1st column at the top.)

Please continue to check back here for the next Advanced/CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Class.  Basic obedience skills are required.  Classes are held usually on Tuesday's from 7:30 to 8:30 PM, and this is a five-week class with the CGC Test offered on the fifth week.

Thank you for your interest!

What Skills will You and Your Dog Learn in our Beginner's Obedience Class?

You and your dog will learn, practice, and improve:

Sit                 Down                Stay

Leave It        Mat                   Wait

Leash Walking               Attention

Recall - Come                       

Rally Obedience: Down Walk Around Exercise

Wondering what Rally is?

Rally is a type of Obedience that AKC (The American Kennel Club) uses in their Obedience venue.  You and your dog move continuously together to complete a course of 10 - 15 numbered stations (for the Novice level) with signs to be performed.  The Novice level is the beginner's level, the first, lowest level.   You, the owner/handler, will work with your dog to be a team, spending more time together learning new actions, strengthening your bond, building confidence for both of you, and having FUN!  AKC does use Rally as part of their competitions (trials) that are judged to earn points and qualify earning ribbons for the qualifications and AKC titles.  Okay, relax, you do not have to compete with Rally, unless you decide to enter.  Any of the Rally exercises can be used for your own personal benefit, for FUN, continuing your close relationship with your canine, and/or "showing off" to others!  Please use the link above, the box with the arrow for "Getting Started in Rally," to see a short video of Rally courses being performed and completed at a Trial. 

Obedience: Dumbbell Retrieve Exercise