Our training facility is located at 5222 Marsha Sharp Frwy., Lubbock, Texas. This is one block west of Slide Road along the north side of Marsha Sharp Frwy. on the access road.
Our distraction-free facility is fully air conditioned, heated, and accessible to handicapped individuals. The flooring of our 2000 sq. ft. training area is matted to avoid injury or strain on our dogs and guests. In addition to our spacious training area, we have a large meeting room, offices, and a full line of quality training equipment.
All of our classes are taught by volunteer members who are experienced problem solvers and have successfully trained a wide variety of dogs to obedience and agility titles. In addition to actively competing on the regional and national level, many have trained nationally ranked obedience dogs and successfully compete in other AKC events such as herding, carting, field, tracking, agility, rally, and conformation.
S.P.O.T.C. offers a wide variety of year round classes to suit your training needs. Listed below are the classes we offer.
PUPPY: For dogs up to 5 months that have not completed any other obedience class. This class focuses on socialization (building confidence around people, objects, and other dogs), communication (the "how-to" of dog training), walking on a leash, and introduction of basic commands (e.g., sit, down, come, stay). We also address common issues with new puppies (such as crate and potty training).
HOUSEHOLD MANNERS: For dogs that have completed the puppy class or beginning dogs who are older than 5 months of age. This is a practical class to help your dog become a safe and polite companion in your home or in public. Basic commands include sit, down, stay, heel, come, and wait.
FOUNDATIONS FOR ADVANCED TRAINING: For dogs who have completed the Puppy or Household Manners classes. This class covers the requirements of the American Kennel Club's (Canine Good Citizen) program as well as advanced skills for general obedience and/or competition in dog sports. The CGC test may be offered on the last class for dogs who indicate readiness.
NEWS! As of April 1, 2010 the AKC has approved mixed breed dogs to compete and earn titles in the sports of Obedience, Rally and Agility. Learn more about the AKC Canine Partners Program at AKC Canine Partners