Phoenix Field & Obedience Club

PFOC conducts 6-week dog training classes on Monday evenings from September 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 except Open and Utility ring procedure which will be $40.

Because of the COVID-19 pandemic, we will accept students by pre-registation only. Face coverings are suggested but not required.


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:

        • Puppy Beginning for puppies 5 to 6 months of age.

        • Young Beginning for puppies 7 to 10 months of age.

        Adult Beginning for dogs over 10 months of age.​

Advanced Beginning . This class follows Basic Beginning. New exercises introduce you to the beginning level of obedience competition.

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 Ring Procedure. Ring procedure 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. Only club members are eligible to participate.

Utility Ring Procedure. Ring procedure 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. Only club members are eligible to participate.

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.

​​Training Class Information

Training Line

Encanto Park, Phoenix
12th Avenue & W. Encanto Blvd.


Puppy Kindergarten: 7 pm
Puppy Beginning: 7 pm

Young Beginning: 7 pm

Adult Beginning: 8:15 pm 
Advanced Beginning : 8:15 pm
Pre-Novice: 7 pm

Novice: 7 pm
Open ring procedure: 8:15 pm
Utility ring procedure: 7 pm

Rally: 8:15 pm
Conformation Show Training: 7 pm

Monday Class Times

Location of Classes

CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) Testing will be held on the last Monday night of each PFOC week 6 training session. Testing will begin at 6 p.m. It is suggested that you register with Training Director Marilyn Bennett at the table on any class night to secure a spot. The cost is $10 per test. You will be required to contact AKC for the official certificate. Information about the test is available on the AKC website. Click this link.