Obedience Class Schedule

Obedience is the foundation of all dog training. It builds a good relationship between a dog and handler. Obedience training takes some work, but the rewards are endless.

Class Information

Class duration
Six classes (unless otherwise noted) that meet weekly for 50 minutes
Cost
$80.00 plus tax per six week class
Number of students per class
All classes - maximum 10 students (8 SCC / 2 members)
What to bring to class
Treats that are soft, small or easy to break up, and easy for your dog to eat quickly. Your dog in a collar and a 4-6 foot fabric or leather leash. (No flexible or chain leashes). Additional equipment may be required and will be discussed at the first class.
What you should wear
Comfortable clothing, tennis shoes (please no sandals or flip flops).
Testing
Students may be tested the first and last night of class to ensure they are in the correct level of training. If a student is not ready for the class they have enrolled in, the instructor will help the student get into the correct class.

See FAQ for additional questions you may have about classes.

Class Registration

Non-Members

  1. Go to the Southeast Community College website
  2. Click on Continuing Education, then click on Register NOW! (towards the bottom of the page)
  3. Type in a keyword (e.g., "obedience")
  4. Check the box next to the class(es) you want to register for and press SUBMIT
  5. Fill in the forms and you're registered!

If you are unable to register online, call Southeast Community College and register by phone at (402) 437-2700.

Members

Visit the members-only Class Registration page(login required).


Available Classes

Puppy Manners

Prerequisite(s): puppies 8 - 20 weeks of age; vet checked and current on vaccinations.

The skills covered in this six-week class will give you the skills to train your puppy to be a good family member. The entire family is encouraged to attend class with the puppy.

What the class covers: Socialization, potty training, crate training, beginning obedience, and general care.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
May 15 - Jun 26 Tue 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

May 18 - Jun 29 Fri 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 6 - Aug 10 Fri 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 7 - Aug 11 Sat 10:30 - 11:20 AM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 13 - Sep 17 Mon 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 14 - Sep 18 Tue 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 1 - Nov 5 Mon 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 3 - Nov 7 Wed 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 12 - Dec 17 Mon 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 14 - Dec 19 Wed 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Good Dog - Obedience 1

Prerequisite(s): dogs ages 5 months and up.

The skills covered in this six-week class will train you how to train your dog to be a better companion. A clicker training option is offered on certain dates listed below. The clicker class is good for beginners AND ideal for you as a handler to learn to use a clicker with your dog that has mastered the skills

What the class covers: Basic cues for dog behavior, house manners, canine health, not to jump, to walk on leash, to sit, to stand on command, to lie down, to come when called, to become better socialized, to be well behaved around others, bonding games and much more.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
May 14 - Jun 25 Mon 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

May 15 - Jun 26 Tue 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

May 16 - Jun 27 Wed 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

May 18 - Jun 29 Fri 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

May 19 - Jun 30 Sat 9:00 - 9:50 AM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 2 - Aug 6 Mon 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 3 - Aug 7 Tue 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 4 - Aug 8 Wed 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 6 - Aug 10 Fri 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 7 - Aug 11 Sat 9:00 - 9:50 AM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 13 - Sep 17 Mon 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 14 - Sep 18 Tue 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 15 - Sep 19 Wed 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 17 - Sep 21 Fri 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 18 - Sep 22 Sat 9:00 - 9:50 AM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 1 - Nov 5 Mon 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 2 - Nov 6 Tue 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 3 - Nov 7 Wed 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 5 - Nov 9 Fri 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 6 - Nov 10 Sat 9:00 - 9:50 AM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 12 - Dec 17 Mon 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 13 - Dec 18 Tue 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 14 - Dec 19 Wed 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 16 - Dec 21 Fri 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 17 - Dec 22 Sat 9:00 - 9:50 AM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Good Dog - Obedience 2

Prerequisite(s): Good Dog - Obedience 1 graduation certificate.

The skills covered in this six-week class will build on the skills you have learned and make your dog an even more responsive companion.

What the class covers: Additional basic cues and cues for behavior at a distance, to stay, to heel, to come while distracted, to come from a distance, learning despite distractions, bonding games.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
May 16 - Jun 27 Wed 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Jul 2 - Aug 6 Mon 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 15 - Sep 19 Wed 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 2 - Nov 6 Tue 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 13 - Dec 18 Tue 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Canine Good Citizen Class

Prerequisite(s): Good Dog - Obedience 2 graduation certificate.

The skills covered in this six-week class will prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) test and perfect the skills you have learned. This class is a.k.a. "Great Dog - Obedience 3".

If you want your dog to be well behaved a welcome around others people and dogs, be able to be examined and petted by others while staying quietly (veterinarians, grandma's, judges), stay where you indicate and return to you quickly,

quietly walk by your side while in crowds of people, then this is the class for you. If you are considering getting your dog ready for therapy, rescue, service work or just want to stay quietly and politely at a hotel, the Canine Good Citizen is an excellent foundation for dogs that work with or are in public.

Additionally, the Greater Lincoln Obedience Club offers free testing the last day of class that is open to all. If your dog is ready, call 402-464-6529 to reserve a slot for the test date. For more information about the CGC title that can be earned by any dog:

Canine Good Citizen Certificate Information on American Kennel Club website.

What the class covers: Work all basic behaviors off lead and at a distance, learning with increased distractions, and perfecting of all behaviors needed to earn the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen certificate. At the end of the class you and your dog will have the opportunity to take the Canine Good Citizen test.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
Jul 4 - Aug 8 Wed 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Aug 17 - Sep 21 Fri 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Nov 14 - Dec 19 Wed 6:30 - 7:00 AM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Novice Ready Competition Obedience

Prerequisite(s): club membership; Canine Good Citizen / Great Dog - Obedience 3 graduation certificate.

The skills covered in these six-week classes will prepare you and your dog for Novice Obedience competition.

What the class covers: Fine tune your dogs: heel, sit, stay, and down for Obedience Competition.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
Jul 5 - Aug 9 Thu 8:00 - 8:50 PM

members only

Rally Obedience

Prerequisite(s): Good Dog - Obedience 2 graduation certificate.

The skills covered in these six-week classes will prepare you and your dog for Novice Rally Obedience competition.

What the class covers: Rally Obedience rules, how to read course maps and signs, a complete Novice and above course in a trial like setting.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
May 14 - Jun 25 Mon 8:00 - 8:50 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax

Oct 3 - Nov 7 Wed 6:30 - 7:20 PM

members only

Beyond Novice Obedience

Prerequisite(s): club membership; Competing and beyond Novice Ready Obedience or Novice Title

The five-week class is holding ring time to help prepare you and your dog for Obedience competition above the Novice level (Open/Utility, etc.).

After you receive your class registration confirmation, you will be provided with the instructor contact information to convey your topic and skill needs.

The instructor will contact you with the specific days of the reserved ring time for focusing on your competition needs. The topic maybe announced to club member after registration for "drop-in" attendance if space is available.

What the class covers: The class topics will be determined by the participants needs and can be a "drop-in" type class for skills or repair work for specific tasks.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
May 17 - Jun 28 Thu 7:30 - 8:20 PM

members only

Jul 5 - Aug 9 Thu 6:30 - 7:20 PM

members only

Oct 4 - Nov 8 Thu 6:30 - 7:20 PM

members only

Clicker

Prerequisite(s): club membership; basic obedience or focus and fundamentals skills

The five-week class is holding ring time to help you and your dog improve your partnership with the use of clicker training.

After you receive your class registration confirmation, you will be provided with the instructor contact information to convey your topic and skill needs.

The instructor will contact you with the specific days of the reserved ring time for focusing on your needs. The topic maybe announced to club member after registration for "drop-in" attendance if space is available.

What the class covers: The class topics will be determined by the participants needs and can be a "drop-in" type class for basic learning of clicker, improvement of skills or repair work for specific tasks.

Upcoming Dates

No upcoming class dates.

Special Topics: Obedience

Prerequisite(s): club membership; Good Dog - Obedience 2 graduation certificate.

What the class covers: Mouse over the topic to read the description

Upcoming Dates

No upcoming class dates.

Members Obedience Seminar Series

Prerequisite(s): club membership; Good Dog - Obedience 2 graduation certificate.

This is a new offering of single session, single topic obedience related items. Focus ranges from technique improvement, skill enhancement and problem solving. Members seminars are $25 each and require registration.

The single session, one hour seminar topics, descriptions and dates are below. Mouse-over a session topic for a description.

Upcoming Dates

No upcoming class dates.

Intro Competition Obedience

Prerequisites: Obedience Level 2 certification

Class description: Ever thought about your dog earning a ribbon? How about you and your dog working as an award winning team? This class will help you find your path in the fun world of competition obedience. Learn about the rules, the etiquette and the expectations of competing in obedience. By the end of this class you and your dog will be ready to earn your Beginner Novice Title.

Upcoming Dates

Dates Day Time Cost
Jul 4 - Aug 8 Wed 6:30 - 7:20 PM

$80.00+ $5.80 tax