ABOUT US

Glenbard All Breed Obedience Club, Inc. (GABOC) is a not-for-profit, all volunteer organization dedicated to educating owners to train their dogs in basic and advanced obedience skills. We train on Monday nights. Our qualified instructors and assistants are club members with years of experience training and showing dogs.  Our AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy and CGC/Beginner classes are designed to give you and your dog everything you need to earn the Canine Good Citizen title from AKC. Classes are designed for the person who just wants a well mannered companion dog or for those who want to succeed in the show ring. Many of our members are active in agility, water rescue, herding, therapy dog work and tracking. Your dog does not have to be a purebred to participate in GABOC training activities.

NEWS

TRAINING HAS RESUMED!!

We are not accepting walk ins at this time.

Sign up online to reserve your spot! 

MUST REGISTER ONLINE FOR ALL CLASSES!

Must sign up by Saturday night before 5pm. Please note new times for classes in class descriptions.

REVIEW THE NEW RULES ABOVE

See the NEW COVID-19 Declaration on the Book Online page! Must be completed when you register for any class!

On November 9th, we will be back in Building 1.

EVENTS

Nov. 22nd             General Membership                                  Meeting/Election         1:00pm Bldg. 1, and on Zoom

Early Training began on Sept. 28th, sign-up online only!!

TRAINING VIDEOS BY

CHRIS MAZZA

OBEDIENCE TRAINING

Levels from Puppy to Beginner and on to Advanced. We offer both drop-in obedience classes & 8 to10-week structured classes. Our classes prepare you for competition  as well as addresses problems you may be experiencing with your dog. Our Puppy class curriculum is based on the AKC Star Puppy Program. Our Beginner class  curriculum follows what AKC has established for the CGC test.

CONFORMATION

Emphasis on the show ring

Our instructors provide valuable feed-back on how your dog is showing, moving and stacking.

You and your dog are moved both individually and as a group to give you a good feel for woking in the show ring

CORRECTION MATCHES

Great Practice

GABOC hosts 4 correction matches per year and a Super Match the Friday before our annual Obedience Trial.

Correction matches are a great opportunity to prepare you and your dog for your next trial.

OBEDIENCE TRIAL

Show your dog in rally or obedience.

Our annual AKC All Breed Obedience trial is held the first weekend in November. Classes are offered in rally and obedience.

 

AGILITY TRIALS

Agility is a crowd pleaser

Three times a year we put on an agility trial at various venues around the area. 

TRACKING

Teaches your dog to use their nose.  Teaches you to learn to read your dog.  Prepares you for entering local tracking tests.  

RALLY

Rally has become very popular.

Our instructors set a course from Novice to Masters. Our instructors take time to advise and encourage you, helping to prepare you for your next Rally trial.  Sign up online under Book Online to reserve your spot.

MISC.

Try something new. Our members are involved in many different activities with their dogs. Herding, water rescue, carting, therapy dog work, and trick dog.  We have offered classes in carting, therapy dog, trick dog, nose work and may offer classes in some other areas of interests.

WHAT PEOPLE SAY

LINNEA H., Wheaton

After losing our 13 year old lab, we were heart broken. Getting a new puppy seemed like a good idea, but we underestimated the task of training her. GABOC was wonderful! Staff were obvious dog lovers. They patiently answered questions about my puppy’s life.They gave us a handout for suggested work at home each week.This was so valuable.I highly recommend this class to anyone who has a young dog.

TRACIE C., West Chicago

Luca and I originally took both the puppy and beginner classes offered through GABOC due to their location. However, the patience and knowledge that the instructors shared are second to none! Luca's skills quickly improved with the fun, weekly homework tips!

LK, Carol Stream

I've brought a number of my dogs to Glenbard over the past few years. Like a number of dog clubs, some of the instructors are exploring and embracing new teaching methods. The location is convenient and they offer a full range of classes from beginning puppies, all levels of competition obedience, rally and confirmation. Any dog is welcome, no matter what breed or mix.

CONTACT US

Chuck Holtzen at

gabocregistrar@gmail.com

REGISTRATION

Sign up now before the classes fill up. Online registration  & payment. 

 

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DIRECTIONS

DuPage County Fairgrounds

2015 Manchester Rd

Wheaton, IL  60187

 

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