Fremont Dog Training Club


Obedience Classes

FDTC offers four types of obedience classes:  Beginning, Advanced, Open, and Utility.  These classes are designed to help you, the owner, train your dog.  Our classes range in size from 8 to 15.  These limits are set to provide the optimum educational experience, which includes special individual attention, if needed.

Our Beginning classes are scheduled based on enrollment.  For more information on any of the classes, please contact Toni at 510-790-2904

The Beginning Obedience Course

The Beginning Course is offered for any dog 4.5 months of age or older.  It runs for a period of 6 weeks, with all training performed on leash.  This introductory course is designed for the inexperienced trainer or the untrained dog. 

This course provides an excellent opportunity for the handler to become familiar with the standard obedience commands and for the dog to become comfortable interacting with other dogs.  The commands and excercises covered in the beginning course are sit, heel, come, down, and stand.

The Intermediate Class

The Intermediate Class is intended for continued training after the beginning class. Designed for the handler and dog to continue their basic education.  Training in the class is performed on and off leash.  Lessons taught in the advanced class are heel on leash and figure eight, stand for examination, recall, heel free, one-minute sit, and three-minute down.

The Open Class

All exercises in the Open Class are performed off leash at the trainers discretion.  This class is for the highly accomplished dog and the seasoned trainer.  Your dog will enjoy heeling, retrieving, the drop on recall, jumping, and the three-minute site and five-minute down with the handler out of sight.

The Utility Class

Training in the Utility Class is performed off leash and with verbal and nonverbal (hand signal) commands.  The Utility Class is for the master trainer and the veteran dog.  Some of the exercises tackled in this one-hour session are the stand, stay, down, sit, and come commands utilitizing hand signals, the selection by scent alone of the handler's article (metal and leather) from among other articles, and retrieving one of three gloves as directed by the handler.