About Us

The Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club was founded in Lincoln, Nebraska, in 1963. Today, it is a comprehensive training club that has been teaching people how to train their dogs for over fifty years. As an all-volunteer organization, we thrive on the support of our members and the love we all share for our dogs.

The Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club is an American Kennel Club (AKC) sanctioned club that offers both AKC obedience and agility trials several times throughout the year.

The Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club has an active membership of over 100 people and their dogs, many of whom are active in a wide variety of dog related activities including obedience, agility, flyball, tracking, and therapy dog work. We are very proud of the accomplishments of our members, several of whom hold national titles in obedience and agility. Several of these members share their expertise with our students actively teaching obedience and agility classes at Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club.

Our instructors at the Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club are committed to excellence in teaching you to train your dog. We offer classes from Puppy Manners to beginning, intermediate, advanced, and competition-ready classes for obedience, agility, and flyball. We offer something for everyone, including training for difficult problems such as reactive dog behaviors and helping your dog adjust to a new baby in the family.

We are committed to training and mentoring the next generation of dog fanciers, and offer 4-H programs in obedience and agility. Each summer the Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club hosts and judges a 4-H obedience and agility competition at the Lancaster County Fair. We also host an obedience and agility competition at the Lancaster County Fair for non 4-H members and adults.

At the Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club we are passionate about dogs! Please contact us with your questions and needs. We also welcome you and your dog to stop by our training facility at 5740 Johanna Road and check us out.

Thank you for your interest in Greater Lincoln Obedience Dog Club!

Directions

Our building is located at 5740 Johanna Road, Lincoln, Nebraska.

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  1. Head east on Cornhusker Highway
  2. At the Hwy. 77 North/56th Street corner, turn north (left)
  3. At the second street sign (Morton Street), turn right
  4. Go one block to 57th Street
  5. Turn north (left) onto 57th Street
  6. Go one-half block to Johanna Road and turn east (right)
  7. The GLOC building is the second building from the last on the north (left) side of the street

General FAQ

Where can I find information about club rules?

The general club rules are:

  • Remember to take your dog to potty before coming into the building for class. You must clean up after your dog. If your dog urinates or defecates in the building, there are cleaning supplies to use. Place all feces in the silver trash can outside the building.
  • Dogs should be taken to the front of the building for potty breaks. You will see a silver trash can on the far side of the parking lot to the front of the building. This is where you need to place your dog's feces. Do not place dog feces in any other trash container, either inside or outside of the building.
  • Do not allow your dog to utilize the grass field on the north side of the building for bathroom breaks. This is our outdoor agility area and we must keep it clean and scent free.
  • Dogs must be on leash both inside and outside of the building unless you are working in a ring. This is a safety policy.

What if I forget some personal possessions at the club?

Contact your instructor and tell him/her what you forgot. Generally, someone is at the club Monday thru Thursday in the evening. You can also call the club phone 402-464-6529 and ask if someone will be there so that you can pick up your items.

Is the building open for practice?

The building is open on Sunday afternoons from 2:30 to 4:30 for open agility. An instructor will be at the building to assist you if you have questions. If you are an activity pass holder it is free of charge to come in and practice. Otherwise, for members and non-members it is $5.00. Put your money in an envelope and write open agility on the outside. Put it in one of the designated lock boxes.

Can I practice obedience during that time?

Yes, if there is an open ring you can come in and practice. Unless the agility instructor also teaches/trains in obedience, you will be training on your own.

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Classes FAQ

What should I bring to class?

Wear athletic shoes, comfortable clothes in which you can move, in cold weather a sweatshirt to keep you warm, and for dogs with little fur, a sweater to keep your dog warm, always bring your dog's favorite treats and a water dish for your dog.

What kind of collar and leash should I put on my dog for class?

If you are in an obedience or specialty class your dog should wear a flat buckle collar or a chain collar. We recommend a six-foot leather or nylon leash. If you are in an agility class your dog should wear a flat buckle collar. We recommend a six-foot leather or nylon leash.

Are there items that I shouldn't bring to class?

Please make sure that your cell phone is on mute or vibrate while you are in class. Please refrain from texting and talking on your phone in class.

Can I bring a friend to watch me in class?

Yes, please do. We do ask that dogs not registered for classes not attend.

My schedule has changed and I can no longer attend class, can I get my money back?

SCC's class refund policy is: The student is entitled to a 100% refund for any non-credit class if the class is dropped the day before class begins; if a student drops a class the day of class or after, there will be no refund.

If you run into problems please contact us and the quickest way to reach us is through email (Glocpresident@gmail.com or gloctraindirector@gmail.com). We can work with you to get you into an upcoming class, etc. Whatever your situation is, do not "no-show" for the first class and expect a refund.

How will I know if class is canceled due to bad weather?

In the winter months, if Southeast Community College (SCC) cancels classes, the Greater Lincoln Obedience Club will automatically cancel classes. The local television news stations will report closures. Keep your instructor's e-mail and telephone number handy so that if you need to contact your instructor with class cancellation questions, you will be able to do so.

In the summer months, if the heat index is 95 or above at 4:00 pm (on Lincoln channel 10/11's website), our Training and Sports Director will decide if classes will be cancelled and it will be posted on our facebook page. Students will also hear from their instructors. Our building is not air-conditioned.

Class Cancellation Policy

Classes may be cancelled for the following reasons:

  1. Southeast Community College (SCC) classes are cancelled due to inclement weather
  2. The heat index on the day of class is 95 degrees or higher at 4:00 p.m. (as reported by Lincoln Channel10/11) our Training and Sports Director will determine if classes will need to be cancelled; because the building is not air conditioned, we do not hold classes when it can endanger our canine friends' lives. We will post on our facebook page and your instructor will contact you.
  3. There is an imminent threat of dangerous weather conditions (i.e. tornado, flood)

We will post on Facebook if classes are cancelled and you may receive a call from your instructor.

If you have questions, call your instructor or their assistant. Do not call Southeast Communtiy College (SCC) or the club building as there may be no one available to answer your questions.

If it is necessary to cancel a class, the instructor may choose to make up the class on a different day of the week or by extending the class one session.