ABCTC Open / Utility Skills Classes



Karen Thompson



6 Week Classes


Cost – $130




This exciting new class is designed for competitors already competing at competition level in Novice and/or Rally. The Open level works on such skills as the dog dropping on command at a distance, retrieving a dumbbell on the flat and also over a jump, and introduces the broad jump with a turn. The Utility skills are also taught with focus on non-verbal signal exercises, scent discrimination, marking and directed retrieves, moving stand stays, as well as Go Outs and Directed Jumping. Each week we concentrate on a different mix of the Open and Utility exercises so that all skills are presented. Advanced heeling, along with front and finish exercises are progressed each week and tuned appropriately to the skillset of the class. All exercises are taught with games and fun so that the dogs learn to love to work with their handler.


2024 Open / Utility Skills Classes

Please click on the class start dates below for more info


June 25th, 2024 - 7:00 PM
  • Start Date – June 25th, 2024
  • Tuesday Evenings at 7:00 PM
  • Currently Accepting Registrations
  • To register, please contact us at or call 715-839-0993

Session fees are due on the first day of class.

ABCTC is proud to offer a $15 discount on the first obedience class for rescue dogs.  Please show proof of rescue.

  • At ABCTC we believe obedience should be fun. That’s why we only use positive and motivational training methods. Our classes are designed to be fun for both dog and owner.
  • Our philosophy is to train both dog and owner. Most training issues are caused by a miscommunication between dog and owner. Our classes are designed to help you understand what an owner needs to do to communicate with his or her dog.
  • Peoples’ relationships with their dogs are our number one priority. We have seen that having a strong relationship with your dog makes many common training issues disappear. This is why we believe any dog can benefit from our Obedience classes.
  • All of our classes are taught by experienced instructors, who are always searching for the most up-to-date training techniques. We provide quality instruction to every student, whether his or her goal is to compete in a dog sport or to just have fun. Our instructors are all driven by a common passion: the love of dog training!

To sign up for a class or ask questions please contact us at or call 715-839-0993. 

Classes are held at the ABCTC Banburry location unless otherwise noted.