Founded 1954

(Formerly San Pedro Obedience Training Club)

Classes

Puppy Manners

Time: Wednesdays; Jan./Feb. Class 7:00 pm; all others 6:30 pm

Cost: $70

Length: 6 weeks

Instructor: Ethel Mercer, (310) 326-3266

Beginning Dates: January 8, March 5, April 30, June 25, September 3 and October 22

Description: This class is designed to give you and your puppy a great start in the world by working on confidence-building, manners and socialization. At the start of the session puppies should be between the ages of 8 weeks to 6 months for most breeds. Exceptions may be made for older puppies smaller than 15 pounds or tiny adult dogs. There will be a $5 materials fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class. Collars should be leather or nylon – NO metal collars. (Please call the instructor if you have questions about this)

Requirements: Puppies 8 weeks to 6 months. Puppy must have been in your care for at least 3 weeks. Classes cannot accept dogs with extreme aggression problems.

Location: Lomita Park, Tennis Courts - North, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration: Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.

   

Beginning Obedience A.M.

Time: Wednesday, 10:00 am

Cost: $70

Length: 6 weeks

Instructor: Ethel Mercer, (310) 326-3266

Beginning Dates: January 8, March 5, April 30, June 25, September 3 and October 22

Description: this class is designed to get your dog started with obedience training using positive reinforcement, clicker theory, games and tricks. There will be a $5 materials fee to be paid to the instructor at the first class.

Requirements: Dogs 5 months and older. Dog must have been in your care for at least 3 weeks. Classes cannot accept dogs with extreme aggression problems.

Location: Lomita Park, Parking Lot - North, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration: Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.

   

Beginning Obedience P.M.

Beginning ObedienceTime: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

Cost: $70

Length: 6 weeks

Instructor: Michele Mottola and Jack Thourot, (310) 377-2729

Beginning Dates: January 7, March 4, April 29, June 24, September 2 and October 21

Description: This class is designed to help you teach your dog basic obedience skills and manners that make for a good companion dog. Those skills include sit, down, come, wait/stay and walking on a loose leash. Good manners include polite greetings, staying focused around distractions and not jumping on people. In addition, you can work toward preparing to take the AKC canine good citizen test.

Requirements: Dogs 5 months and older. Dog must have been in your care for at least 3 weeks. Classes cannot accept dogs with extreme aggression problems.

Location: Lomita Park, Tennis Courts - North, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration: Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.

   

Intermediate Obedience

Intermediate ObedienceTime: Tuesdays, 7:00 pm

Cost: $70

Length: 6 weeks

Instructor: Ethel Mercer, (310) 326-3266

Beginning Dates: January 7, March 4, April 29, June 24, September 2 and October 21

Description: This class is designed to polish your dog’s basic obedience skills to a higher level. You can work toward preparing for the Canine Good Citizen test and/or Novice Obedience competition. We work on adding duration and distance to your stays, distance and speed to your recalls, playing games and increasing the various distractions. Dogs should have completed the Beginning Obedience class or have made prior arrangements with the instructor.

Requirements: Completion of beginning obedience class.

Location: Lomita Park, Parking Lot - North, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration: Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.

   

Advanced & Competition Obedience

Time: Wednesdays, 6:30 pm

Cost: $70

Length: 6 weeks

Instructor: Pam Regan, (310) 374-3573

Beginning Dates: January 8, March 5, April 30, June 25, September 3, October 22

Description: This class is geared for people/dogs who already possess a solid obedience foundation and who have successfully mastered the skills taught in Intermediate Obedience or a similar class. Akin to the “brush up” classes of yesteryear, this class focuses on honing the skills required for AKC competition – precision heeling, fronts and finishes, recall, stand for exam, group exercises, and additional skills depending on class need and interest.

Requirements: Successful completion of Intermediate Obedience or a similar class (note: If similar class, permission of instructor is required).

Class size is limited to 10 dogs.

Location: Lomita Park, Parking Lot - North, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration: Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.

   

Rally Obedience

Time: Fridays, Novice Class at 7:00pm; WORKSHOP (Novice/Advanced/Excellent) at 8:00pm

Cost: $70 for 6 weeks Novice Class or $5 per session for the workshop drop-in

Length: 6 weeks

Instructor: Stacy Holtz, (310) 323-3758

Beginning Dates: March 7, May 2, June 27, September 5 and October 24

Description: This class is designed to give you and your dog a fun way to practice and polish basic obedience skills, while heeling through a course with various AKC rally stations. The class will train you how to execute all of the Novice level signs, with an introduction of the Advanced level signs. A fun way to develop obedience skills for you and your dog as well as preparing for AKC “Rally” Competition and Titles.

Requirements: Completion of beginning obedience class.

Location: Lomita Park, Parking Lot - North, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration: Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.

   

Dog Tricks

Tricks to MusicTime: Tuesdays, 5:45 PM

Cost: $70

Length: 4 weeks

Instructor: Ethel Mercer, (310) 326-3266

Beginning Dates: January 14, March 11, May 6, July 1, September 9

Description: Teach your dog a variety of fun and unusual tricks. Help build the relationship and improve attention. Entertain, make your therapy dog’s visits more effective and add enthusiasm to your obedience dog’s performances.

Requirements: If interested call instructor for information.

Location: Lomita Park, Parking Lot - North, 24428 Eshelman Ave, Lomita, CA, 90717 (map).

Registration: Sign up at the Lomita Park office located at 24428 Eshelman Avenue (map) or online.

   

AKC Competition Obedience Workshop

Time: Saturdays, 9:00 am

Cost: $5 per session

Instructor: Ruth Nunn, (562) 428-2881

Beginning Dates: N/A. Please call instructor

Description: This workshop consists of ring work in Novice, Open and Utility with experienced instructors. Help is provided with training problems, ring procedure education and handling. Non-confrontational positive reinforcement methods are stressed. We do sit and down group exercises with everyone at 9:00 AM, followed by Novice, Open and Utility ring work. Most Saturdays we will have a second ring dedicated to Novice dogs. Individual work on retrieving and introduction to Open and Utility work are available to Novice dogs.

Requirements: Demonstrable obedience skills and permission of the instructor.

Location: Hathaway Park - Located just North of Pacific Coast Hwy on Pennsylvania Avenue in Lomita (map).

Registration: Please contact the trainer.

   

Conformation Workshop

Time: Wednesdays, 8:00 pm

Cost: $5 per session

Instructor: Gloria Henderson, (310) 831-8793

Description: Prepares dogs and handlers for conformation competition.

Requirements: Permission of the instructor. Please call.

Registration: Please contact the trainer.

   

Lomita Obedience Training Club
P.O. Box 1089
Lomita, CA 90717-0089
(310) 530-4814