Obedience General Information

Obedience training classes are offered as a community service for the dog owner who wants a well-behaved companion, both in the home and out in public. Instruction is also offered for those who wish to do more advanced work with their dogs or compete in Obedience Trials.

Classes are held on Monday Evenings at the Monterey County Fairgrounds, 2004 Fairgrounds Road, Monterey.

$160 for 8 week session.

$120 for Attention Class and $25 for drop-in for advanced classes.

Puppy and Adult Beginner classes require pre-registration

For questions call or email Betsy Vobach
Email for Betsy Vobach

Registration Form

Skills taught at each level Skills

Please read the Obedience Etiquette before attending class Etiquette


Obedience Class Information

The Beginning Obedience class will teach you how to train your dog to:

•Walk calmly by your side
•Stand quietly while being examined
•Stay in both the sit and down positions
•Come when called

 We also offer practical advice on common dog behavior problems, such as jumping, barking, digging.

About the Instructors
Our Obedience training classes have been taught for over thirty years by Ms. Pluis Davern. Pluis is experienced in training all breeds of dogs. Most recently she is the Director of Training for the National Disaster Search Dog Foundation. Ms. Davern is also a popular AKC dog show Judge and also trains pointing dogs, spaniels and retrievers for hunting and field trials. She was awarded the prestigious AKC Breeder of the Year Award in 2011.

Pam Strametz is an accomplished breeder and trainer. She teaches our Puppy Development Class. She has put titles on dogs in Obedience, Agility, Conformation, and Herding. She has earned 3 Obedience Trial Champions (OTCH) titles, and 5 Utility Dog Excellent (UDX) titles, on a variety of breeds.


Dale Root teaches our Conformation and Attention Classes. He is an accomplished breeder and trainer, has numerous Obedience titles, one OTCH dog, and numerous conformation Champions.