Puppy Class - Puppies and their owners will be given information on basic socialization, common puppy problems, and will work on basic training skills such as: sit, down, stay, recall, loose leash walking, ignoring distractions, and more.
Basic Manners - This is the beginning class for older dogs without any previous foundational training. Skills such as sit, down, stay, recall, loose leash walking, ignoring distractions, and more will be covered. Common household issues will also be addressed as well as general socialization and everyday life skills.
Beginning Obedience - This class will focus on the skills needed to pass tests such as the AKC CGC and UKC SPOT test. Basic heeling with turns, distance stays, recalls with distractions, etc. will be covered. This class requires proof of participation in a previous basic training class at Trail Creek or other facility, or with permission of the trainer.
Beginning Agility - In this class, dogs and their owners will be safely introduced to agility equipment. They will also learn basic agility handling skills and learn more about the dog sport of Agility. Dogs should have basic obedience skills and be able to be around other dogs safely.
Intermediate Agility - In this class, dogs and their owners will build on the skills learned in Beginning Agility. They will work on stringing sequences and skills together to be able to run a basic agility course. This class requires proof of participation in a previous agility training class at Trail Creek or another facility, or with permission of the trainer.
Agility with Joe - In this class, dogs and their owners will work on additional agility skills needed to compete an agility course at the competition level. This class has limited open spots. This class requires proof of participation in a previous agility training class at Trail Creek or another facility, or with permission of the trainer.
Rally Drop In - Rally courses including AKC, UKC, WCRL will be available for run throughs along with coaching from experienced competitors. Courses will be adaptable for novice through upper levels. A Registration Form on file is required but attendance and payment are as you go.
Competition Obedience Drop In - Ring space and equipment will be available to practice competition obedience skills with coaching available from experienced competitors. All levels are practiced including Novice, Open & Utility in all venues including AKC, UKC, CDSP, ASCA. This is not a formal class, but a small group of competitors at all levels that take turns and work together. Anyone new should contact trainer Lee Ann at 269-208-5215 (call or text). A Registration Form on file is required but attendance and payment are as you go
Conformation Drop In - A facilitator will run participants through ring procedures and practice conformation skills including stacking, gaiting, and individual exams. A Registration Form on file is required but attendance and payment are as you go.
Please note: All classes are taught in group settings with various dogs and humans in close proximity to each other. Because of this, our classes are not ideal for aggressive or reactive dogs.
The 2022 Fall Class, Session II Schedule is posted.
Enrollment is: OPEN NOW
Limited spots are available!
Send in your Registration ASAP to reserve a spot.
Trail Creek Classes are taught by experienced club members with knowledge in various
dog breeds, behaviors, and general dog training.
Classes are held in 6-week sessions and we offer 2 sessions in the Spring and 2 sessions in the Fall. The cost for
each class session is $90. We offer a $10 discount for shelter dogs, senior citizens, and Jr. Handlers. Enrollment in a
2nd class is $70 (same dog/different class or different dog/any class). 1 discount per enrollment. Please indicate
discount on your enrollment form when sending in your forms and payment.
Drop-in classes are also available as posted. Specific and Additional Class information can be found below.
Class cancellations will be posted on our Facebook page as well.
To register for a Class, fill out and send in a Class Registration Form w/Covid waiver included in it,
a copy of your dog’s vaccinations (Rabies, Parvo-Virus Distemper combination, and Bordetella are required,
as well as a Negative Fecal Exam for puppies under 6 months of age),
and Payment to the Trail Creek Dog Training Club Address.
A confirmation email will be sent to confirm your class registration was received.
Trail Creek Dog Training Club
P.O. Box 112
La Porte, IN 46352
Our Refund & Cancellation Policy: If after the first class you and/or the instructor determine the class is not a good fit for your dog, you may be moved to a different class. If your dog is determined to not be appropriate to participate in group training at this time, you will be issued a full refund and given resources for 1:1 training and may return to TCDTC once proof of 1:1 training is provided. Please note some classes have pre-requirements. If class is cancelled due to weather or illness, a make-up class will be added to the end of the session. We do not usually offer make up classes for participant absences, but you can contact your trainer to see what was missed or an exception can be made.
2022 Fall Class Schedule
(this class requires trainer permission)
Fall Classes, Session 1 are closed and currently in progress.
Below is the Schedule for Fall Classes, Session 2
This session starts the week of October 10th
and runs for 6 consecutive weeks thru the week of November 14th
Questions? Email us at: email@example.com
*Drop In Classes are available to anyone with a friendly dog current on vaccines. Registration Form required.*