Class Schedules

STAR Puppy Class


What is STAR Puppy?

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an exciting program designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy is an excellent first in-person training class for puppies. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy provides a good lead-in to earning the Canine Good Citizen title.


The Benefits of Training


Training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC® Canine Good Citizen® Program.


STAR puppy is open to all breeds of puppies from 10 weeks to 6 months of age.

Class Information & Registration

We offer STAR puppy classes in January every year. 

The class is 6 weeks long and meets on Wednesdays at 6:30PM.

Class Requirements: Puppies must be up to date on shots. Bring a plain buckle collar, leash, and plenty of treats.


Canine Good Citizen

Next Class: March 6th-May 1st

What is CGC?

The Canine Good Citizen™ (CGC) program: an expert-made training program designed to help you and your dog be the best you can be–together.

Canine Good Citizen is a 10-skill test that teaches good manners to dogs and responsible dog ownership to their owners.


CGC is open to all dogs–purebred and mixed breed. There are no age limits for participating in the Canine Good Citizen program.

Class Information & Registration

We offer CGC classes in the spring and fall. Specific dates TBD. CGCA and CGCU are also offered occasionally to anyone who has passed the CGC.

The class is 9 weeks long and meets on Wednesdays at 7:30PM.

Class Requirements: Dog must be at least 4 months of age. Bring a training collar (no harnesses), 6ft leash. Training collars and leashes are available for purchase during class.

Registration Form Here

AKC Novice Obedience

Next Class: TBD

What is AKC Obedience?

Developed in the 1930s, Obedience is one of the AKC’s oldest sporting events, and it’s open to all dogs. From walking on- and off-leash to retrieving and jumping, or demonstrating your dog’s ability to stay, Obedience trials feature dogs that are well-behaved at home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs. It is essential that the obedience dog demonstrates willingness and enjoyment while it is working with the handler.


Obedience trials are open to all dogs. There are different types of trials offered by clubs, specifically:

  • All-Breed Obedience Trials  the most common types of trials – are open to the 195 breeds and varieties of dogs recognized by the AKC, as well as mixed-breed dogs and Foundation Stock Service breeds.
  • Specialty Trials are open to specific breeds or varieties within one breed.

To compete, your dog must be:

In addition:

  • Spayed females and neutered males are eligible to participate, but females in season are not.
  • A dog that is blind is not eligible to participate.
  • No dog may compete if it is taped or bandaged or has anything attached to it in any way for medical purposes.
  • It is important that before competing, you have trained your dog for the required skills and you have familiarized yourself with the AKC Obedience Regulations and ring procedures.
Class Information & Registration
Next class TBD.

This class is to prepare you and your dog to compete in AKC Novice Obedience trials.

Class is 6 weeks long and meets once per week for approximately one hour. Exact schedule TBD.

Class Requirements: Your dog must have a CGC Certificate or a Novice Rally title to enter this class.

Novice Obedience Registration Form

Fast CAT

Next Fast CAT: May 3rd-5th

What is Fast CAT?

Fast CAT® – which stands for Coursing Ability Test – is a timed 100-yard dash where dogs run one at a time, chasing a lure. It’s over before you know it — and it’s nothing short of awe-inspiring to watch your dog run at top speed, ears back, eyes focused, legs strong. 


Competition Eligibility

To participate in FAST CAT®, your dog must be:

In addition:

  • Spayed and neutered dogs are eligible to compete in these events and are welcome.
  • Dogs with Limited or Conditional Registration are eligible to participate.
  • Females in season are not eligible to participate.

An inspection committee will also inspect each dog for lameness and fitness to compete.


May 3-5th, 2024


AKC FAST CATs  brought to you by The Palmetto Obedience Training Club and Time To Fly Performance Dog Sports!

Early entry closes April 23rd, 2024 at 6pm CST. Day of entries will be accepted.

Premium List

Entry Form

Fun Runs

POTC Fast CAT November

November 10th-12th

Hosted by: Palmetto Obedience Training Club and the Piedmont Collie Club with Time to Fly Performance Dog Sports!

Location: Union County Fairgrounds

120 Kirby St, Union SC 29379

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Runs are FULL!! Thank you!

STAR Puppy, CGC and AKC Novice Obedience Classes will be held at:

Holy Communion Lutheran Church
1430 John B. White Sr. Blvd, Spartanburg SC 29303