Class Descriptions


Little Rock Dog Training Club has offered obedience classes to dog owners for more than 60 years.  We now include much more -- puppy kindergarten, all levels of obedience, agility, Rally, conformation, freestyle.  Our classes are based upon positive reinforcement, with a balanced approach. 

LRDTC's volunteer instructors, some with more than 30 years experience, have helped thousands of dog owners to teach good manners and useful skills. We keep up with the “trends,” as well as understand the “tried and true” methods.  Each instructor has earned competitive dog sport titles.  But we would describe ourselves as pet lovers who know the joy of having well-mannered dogs share our lives. Our dogs truly are our best friends.  

Our group classes meet for an hour once a week for 8 weeks, four sessions per year; we also offer a 6-week summer session.  LRDTC offers a progressive program, with all classes beyond Puppy Kindergarten and Beginner Obedience having prerequisites.  We help you to build the skills to be a good trainer, a responsible dog owner, and your dog’s best friend.  

We limit the number of dogs in each class, and most classes fill quickly.  Applications are taken on a first come, first accepted basis; payment must accompany the application to reserve your space in class.  A completed Questionnaire should accompany each Beginner or Puppy application.  No students are accepted after the second week of a session. Those interested in Advanced class as LRDTC, in all sports (agility, obedience, Rally, freestyle) should start with Beginner Obedience at LRDTC, the introduction to our program of instruction.

Each session begins with Orientation, which does not count as a class meeting; you do not bring your dog.  The club offers quality training equipment, like leather leashes, to our students at a reasonable cost and will be happy to fit your dog correctly.   After the first class meeting, there will be no refunds of class fees.
All dogs must be free of external parasites (fleas, ticks, etc) and must have written proof of current immunizations for rabies and other legally required vaccinations.  Students should be at least 16 years of age, unless accompanied by a parent or guardian.  (If younger, you must have permission of the instructor and Training Director.)

Class fees for each 8-week session: Puppy Kindergarten - $70; Beginner Obedience - $95; Advanced classes - $65. (Note: A 5% convenience fee will be added to all PayPal transactions.)

Class offerings vary from session to session. Class descriptions and schedules are below.  Class space is limited; sign-up early. A class may be full prior to any such notice appearing on the website. Should you have questions, please contact



Puppy Kindergarten

Sunday 4:00-5:00
Tuesday 6:00-7:00


Beginner Obedience

Sunday 2:00-3:00
Monday 6:00-7:00 Tuesday 10-11AM
Tuesday 7:00-8:00
Thursday 10-11AM
Thursday 6:00-7:00


Sub-Novice Obedience

Monday 7:00-8:00


Not this Session
Novice Obedience
Thursday 7:00-8:00
Thursday 11AM-12PM




Open Obedience

Beg Open
Monday 8:00-9:00

Advanced Open
Thur 8:00-9:00



Tuesday 8:00-9:00


Rally Novice
Thursday 6:00-7:00
Rally Advanced
Monday 7:00-8:00
Rally Excellent
Monday 8:00-9:00

Rally Masters
Not this Session


Canine Good Citizen
CGC Class
Tuesday 6:00-7:00

Tricks, Travel & Training
Not this Session

CGC Test


Intro to Agility
Sunday 2:00-3:00
Beginner Agility I
Saturday 1:00-2:00
Beginner Agility II
Saturday 12:00-1:00

Intermediate Agility I
Sunday 1:00-2:00
Intermediate Agility II
Wed 7:00-8:00
Advanced Agility I
Not this Session
Advanced Agility II
Not this Session


Not this Session

Tuesday 7:00-8:00

Not this Session

Obedience Put Thrus
Wed. 6:00-8:00


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