2020 Public Class Schedule

~Session 3 – Monday, AUGUST 10TH ~

Registration & Classes –

IMPORTANT! PLEASE READ! – because of Covid-19, our registration, orientation, and class processes have changed. Read ALL information below!

SOME CLASS REGISTRATION IS DONE IN PERSON AND OTHERS VIA EMAIL. See Schedule for details. No walk-in applications accepted first night of class. We do not accept applications by phone or in advance.

*If you are unable to attend registration night in person, please send your completed paperwork (see below) and payment with anyone – friend, relative, neighbor – as we cannot accept pre-registration for any classes except Agility or classes otherwise noted. There will be a limited number of people in the building at one time, and you may be asked to wait outside or in your car until it is your turn to register.

  • Payment by exact cash or check made out to POTC
  • **NEW**Credit and debit cards accepted (Mastercard, Visa, & Discover only) with an additional $2.83 process fee
  • Only one person will be allowed in the building per application
  • Do not bring the dog to Registration
  • Bring completed (we have some available)  Class application
  • Bring completed (we have some available) Release of Liability/Photo/Minor Form,
  • Proof of current, required vaccinations: Parvo, Distemper, and Rabies
  • Puppy vaccinations must be up to date according to their age
  • Rabies not required if puppy under 4mos.
  • Read our General Information ver. 052820″
  • Classes are group sessions and group size is limited.
  • We will not accept registration the first night of class.
  • We do not offer personal, in-home training, “board & train” options or service dog training.
  • We need a current email address – Orientation video will be sent to that address. The information provided during Orientation is what used to be presented first night of class in the past. This information includes options for training tools (collars & leashes), “housekeeping” rules, being prepared first night of class, guidelines, goals and expectations, plus any changes we’ve made to meet local guidelines for Covid19.

Session 3 (August) Class Registration – Monday August 10th – see schedule below

Preregistration for Agility only at webmaster@potcdogs.com
All other questions, contact Director of Training at trainer@potcdogs.com
4-H registration canceled for 2020 – contact Peoria Extension at https://go.illinois.edu/DogTrainingPeoria or 309.685-3140

Class Name# of WeeksDay of WkStart TimeRegistration DateClass Start DateCost *Lead Instructor
Puppy8Monday5pmAug 10 - 6pmAug 17$105Deyonne Hinderliter
Puppy8Monday6pmAug 10 - 6pmAug 17$105Rikki Kettwich
AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy8Thursday6pmAug 10 - 6pmAug 20$120Lorna Cook / Michelle Aaron
Jill Owen / Rikki Kettwich
Manners8Monday5pmAug 10 - 7pmAug 17$105Rikki Kettwich
Manners8Monday6pmAug 10 - 7pmAug 17$105Peggy Mooney
Manners8Thursday5pmAug 10 - 7pmAug 20$105Jill Owen
Manners8Thursday7pmAug 10 - 7pmAug 20$105Michelle Aaron
Obedience for Pets
*Prerequisite: Puppy or Manners
8Thursday5pmAug 10 - 6pmAug 20$105Michelle Aaron
Obedience for Performance
*Prerequisite: Puppy or Manners
8Monday7pmAug 10 - 6pmAug 17$105Anne Headings
Intro to Obedience Open/Utility 8Thursday7pmAug 10 - 6pmAug 20$105Judy Carter
Conformationdrop in
Monday8pmNo registrationAug 17$10 Debbie Swearinger
Beginner Rally8Monday7-7:40pmtrainer@potcdog.comAug 17$105Angie Perrilles
Advanced Rally8Monday7:45 - 8:30pmtrainer@potcdog.comAug 17$105Angie Perrilles
Canine Freestyle8Thursday8pmtrainer@potcdog.comAug 20$105Anne Norton
Beginner Agility (CLASS IS FULL)
*Registration Closed
8Tuesday6pmTesting night Aug 13 - 6 PM - email webmaster@potcdogs.com FIRST
Aug 18$105Kathy Schmitt
Intermediate Agility (CLASS IS FULL)
*Registration Closed
8Tuesday7pmwebmaster@potcdogs.comAug 18$105Kathy Schmitt
Members Only Classes click HERE – requires password

Membership Meeting

To fulfill membership requirements, members must attend two (2) meetings per year.  Membership year is March to February.
All members are encouraged to attend as many meetings as possible, in order to stay informed to club business and vote on changes.

Membership Meetings are held at the Club and the scheduled as follows:

Wednesday, March 11, 2020 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, May 20, 2020 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, July 8, 2020 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, September 9, 20209 – 6:30pm
Wednesday, November 18, 2020 – 6:30pm
Saturday, January 16, 2021 – 6pm with elections of Executive Board to follow immediately (snow date TBA)

New in Session 3

Offering AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy!

20 Steps for Success

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program focuses on all the things every puppy and owner need to have a great start together.

STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner and in our STAR puppy classes, puppies and dogs learn the following behaviors and skills:


1. Maintains puppy’s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)

2. Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner’s Pledge

3. Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan

4. Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator

5. Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy

6. Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc.

Irish Setter puppy sitting


7. Free of aggression toward people during at least 6 weeks of class

8. Free of aggression toward other puppies in class

9. Tolerates collar or body harness of owner’s choice

10. Owner can hug or hold puppy (depending on size)

11. Puppy allows owner to take away a treat or toy


12. Allows (in any position) petting by a person other than the owner

13. Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)

14. Walks on a Leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line (15 steps)

15. Walks by other people-Walks on leash past other people 5-ft away

16. Sits on command-Owner may use a food lure

17. Down on command-Owner may use a food lure

18. Comes to owner from 5-ft when name is called

19. Reaction to Distractions-distractions are presented 15-ft away

20. Stay on leash with another person (owner walks 10 steps and returns)

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy prepares pups to move on to Canine Good Citizen training. For example, in STAR, puppies must walk on a leash in a straight line. In CGC, the task becomes more advanced with dogs walking in a pattern that includes right and left turns and stops.

The skills in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy classes are practical and functional. Teaching puppies to tolerate grooming, handling, and basic exams of the ears, feet, and mouth will result in well-mannered puppies that veterinarians are happy to see.

Membership Information

An individual seeking membership to POTC must first complete a POTC Beginner’s Obedience or Agility Class at the cost of $105. Once the class is completed, an individual may then join POTC and the following annual costs apply.


$95.00 per year. ONE person. ONE dog in training.


$105.00 per year. ONE or more persons and TWO or more dogs in training. ‘Family’ is considered ‘All persons living at the same address and economically dependent upon the head of the household or each other.’


Children under 18 must have a ‘Family Membership’ in the name of one or both of their parents or guardians.


For individuals or families wishing to maintain a club membership but NOT train a dog at this time.
Associate Membership – $55.00

Membership Fees are due April 1 of each year to the Treasurer.


All members must attend at least 2 membership meetings per year and help with a class, trial or other club business in order to maintain membership.  These “service hours” must equal at least 16 hours per year.  Membership year is April through March.

Members must own or co-own the dog in training.
Members cannot train a dog belonging to a non-member unless class fee is paid in full.
Members can train another member’s dog.

A POTC membership entitles members to attend all classes at no additional charge.
POTC offers “Members Only” classes, which are not offered to the public and are more advanced than public-offered courses.
Members may train their dogs during a scheduled Beginners Class if ring space is available and the handler is not disruptive to the class in progress.

Click here to download the Membership Application v62020

Click here to download the Release of Liability-Photo-Minor