THE CITY OF PHOENIX HAS CLOSED OUR TRAINING GROUND AT ENCANTO PARK UNTIL FURTHER NOTICE. Unfortunately, we will have to delay the last session of the current PFOC classes and the beginning of the next session. Please check the PFOC website or Facebook page for information on when classes are scheduled to start up again.
Kindergarten Puppy Training: 7 pm
Puppy Beginning: 7 pm
Young Beginning: 7 pm & 8:15 pm
Adult Beginning: 7 PM & 8:15 pm
Advanced Beginning I: 8:15 pm
Advanced Beginning II: 7 pm
Beginner Novice: 8:15 pm
Pre-Novice: 7 pm
Novice: 7 pm
Open: 8:15 pm
Utility: 7 pm
Rally Obedience: 8:15 pm
Conformation Show Training: 7 pm
PFOC conducts 6-week dog training classes on Monday evenings from November through April. Classes are held outdoors at a Phoenix city park. We offer Obedience classes that range from Kindergarten Puppy Training through Utility show training. We also offer classes in Rally and Conformation.
The cost of a 6-week session is $50 if this is your dog's first class with PFOC, $40 if the dog has previously trained with PFOC. Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will accept students by pre-registation only and class sizes will be smaller. We require that you wear a face covering. Please do not bring visitors to class.
Kindergarten Puppy Training.This class is for puppies up to 4 months old (the puppy must have had 2 parvo shots). The class includes introduction to basic commands such as heel, sit, down and stay. It also teaches basic maintenance skills such as grooming, teeth brushing and toenail cutting. PFOC is offering training in the American Kennel Club's S.T.A.R. Puppy Program which emphasizes Socialization, Training, Activity and Responsible ownership.
Basic Beginning.You will learn to teach your dog to sit, down, stay, heel, come and leave it. The main focus is to have a well-behaved family pet. There are 3 age groups.
Encanto Park, Phoenix
12th Avenue & W. Encanto Blvd.
Advanced Beginning I.This class follows Basic Beginning. New exercises introduce you to the beginning level of obedience competition.
Advanced Beginning II.This class is a more structured continuation of Advanced Beginning I. At this level, handlers are expected to know basic commands and have their dogs under control while continuing to prepare for competition.
Beginner Novice: This class is a preparation for the Beginner Novice class at obedience trials. Dogs will work on leash.
Pre-Novice.This class emphasizes fine-tuning basic obedience exercises that will be encountered in obedience competition. There is some off leash work.
Novice.This class is for handlers making final preparations for showing in the Novice obedience class. Approval is necessary to enroll.
Open.This class is offered for dogs who have earned at least 2 Novice obedience legs. The purpose is to prepare dogs and handlers for showing in the Open class.
Utility.This class is offered for dogs who have earned at least
2 Open obedience legs. The purpose is to prepare dogs and
handlers for showing in the Utility class.
Rally.This class prepares dogs and handlers to enter AKC Rally trials.
Conformation Show Training.This class prepares handlers
to show their dog in conformation classes at dog shows.
Please see Training Classes Q&A for more information.
• Puppy Beginning for puppies 4 to 6 months of age.
• Young Adult Beginning for puppies 7 to 10 months of age.
• Adult Beginning for dogs over 10 months of age.