ALBANY OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.
The Albany Obedience Club (AOC) was established in 1955 for the purpose of dog obedience training. The club has increased steadily in membership over the years, and offers classes to both purebred and mixed breed dogs in obedience, agility, and tracking. Whether your interest is simply a well-behaved family pet, or an American Kennel Club performance champion, AOC offers training where handlers work as a team with their dog.
Positive methods are used to build a strong bond of love and communication. Its not just about ribbons, its about relationships!
Puppy and beginner obedience classes teach handlers to communicate with their dogs in a way that will achieve a truly beneficial relationship between dog and handler; advanced classes prepare dogs and handlers for obedience competition. We also offer classes in Rally and Agility.
Before starting any training, we stress the fact that owning a dog is a threefold responsibility:
Many of our beginners find working with their dogs so interesting and such fun that they join the Club and continue training. Club membership also provides the benefits of meetings and programs and the chance to develop friendships with others interested in dogs.
DIRECTIONS TO AOC TRAINING SITE
From the East and South: Take NYS Thruway to Exit 22. Turn left on Route 144, go about 2.7 miles to Wemple Road. Turn Left on Wemple Road. Site is about 1 mile on left.
From the West: Take NYS Thruway to Exit 23. Turn right on Route 9W, go about 3.8 miles to Wemple Road (there is a traffic light). Turn left on Wemple Road. Site is about .8 mile on right.
From the North: Take I-87 (Northway) South to Exit 7 East toward Troy. Take I-787 South toward Albany to the end. Take a right at the light onto Route 9W South. Go about 3.8 miles to Wemple Road (there is a traffic light). Turn left onto Wemple Road. Site is about .8 mile on right.