Training activities are scheduled year round at the DuPage County Fairgrounds located in Wheaton, Illinois.

Classes start at 6 p.m. and continue throughout the evening at 45-minute intervals, with the last classes at 8:15 p.m. The club offers Novice I, Novice II, Open I, Open II, Utility, Rally, and Conformation classes on a drop-in, fee-per-night basis. You do not have to be a GABOC member to train on Monday evenings.

The GABOC building is open Mondays from 2:00 – 3:00 p.m. for early Rally run-throughs, and 3:00 – 5:00 p.m. for early Obedience training.  You get 2 Rally run-throughs with an instructor to evaluate your performance.  For Obedience, individual 15-minute training sessions will be available in our three rings for Novice, Open or Utility work.  You may take advantage of multiple 15-minute sessions, for the one-time fee, provided there are still time slots left available before 5:00 p.m.  Individual instruction will not be offered for obedience training, however, if you want a run through there will be someone on hand to oblige.

Monday Night Training Schedule

6:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
Ring 1
Ring 2
Novice I
Open I
Rally Run-throughs
Rally Run-throughs
Ring 3
Utility Run-throughs (Instructors have priority)
Novice II
Open II

Training 4 Training 2 Training 3 Traning 1 Training 5


For Beginners/Puppy class schedules, registration information or if you just have questions, call Chuck Holtzen at 630-293-7870 or email her at