The Obedience Club of Asheville offers obedience training sessions to the public. We assign space on a first come, first served basis. Classes fill up fast, so we recommend submitting your application as soon as possible.

All dogs must be current on vaccinations as recommended by their veterinarian. No handler may be under the age of 12 without prior approval of the training director.

Puppy/Beginner: Learn basic obedience skills including sit, down, come, stay, walking on leash and other basic dog information. Your puppy will receive manners training and socialization.

Adult/Advanced: The goal of this class is to improve your basic skills and to make your pet easier to live with. You will continue to work on the sit, down, come and stay and controlled walking on leash. All exercises necessary for the AKC Canine Good Citizen test will be taught and the CGC test will be offered following the last class session. This class is for dogs of all ages. You may take this class more than one time.

Club Class: This class is for members and potential members who are interested in showing their dogs in competition. This class will expand your handling and obedience skills as required in obedience competition. Learn about the various titling classes and address your goals.

Any student interested in furthering their knowledge and their dog’s skills are welcome to join the Obedience Club of Asheville and participate in the Club Class.


Winter Session: Sundays, January 7 through February 25, 12:30-1:30 p.m.

Spring Session: Thursdays, March 28 through May 16, 6:00-7:00 p.m.

Fall Session: TBD

Regular eight week class session / $100.00. Rescue and Adoption dogs receive a refund of $15.00 if they attend a minimum of six classes.

You can sign up for class in one of two ways:

METHOD 1: To receive an application by mail, we will need your NAME, ADDRESS, and TELEPHONE NUMBER. Please email that information to [email protected]. Or you can call 828-231-4123. The application and other important information, including dog/handler requirements will be sent to you. NOTE: The mailing address for registration is NOT the class location.

METHOD 2: Download the registration form by clicking the link at upper right under Class Registration. Use Adobe Acrobat Reader to fill in the PDF and save it with your information. Return it via email to [email protected]. Then use the button at upper right right under Class Registration to submit your payment via PayPal.

Before returning the application and payment, please be aware that because your registration holds open a spot which could otherwise be given to another interested dog owner, no refunds will be given beginning 21 days before the first class.

In the event that a class is cancelled, a notification will be put on the Home Page of this website, approximately 3 hours before the beginning of class. An additional class will be added to the session.

The Winter 2023 class location is the Fairview Community Center, 1357 Charlotte Highway (US 74A), in front of Fairview Elementary School.