About

Over 40 years of combined experience

Live Oak Dog Obedience, LLC has been operating in Utah since 1996 and is an established local business. Live Oak offers year-round dog training classes and private instruction in Salt Lake City and surrounding areas, including indoor classes during the winter months. Classes are generally small so personalized attention and guidance can be achieved.

OUR TRAINERS

Jan Perkins

Jan Perkins graduated from BYU with a bachelor’s degree in Animal Science. After working with a Veterinarian in Orem for 3 years, she moved to Southern California and started Live Oak Dog Obedience in 1980. In 1995 Jan moved to Salt Lake City, Utah and started Live Oak Dog Obedience Utah. Jan has competed in obedience competitions and has trained all breeds and personalities of dogs. Jan not only trains for obedience, but teaches manners and good dog citizenship. She believes that a dog that has a job and purpose is a happy and fulfilled dog. Training some types of Service and Emotional support dogs as well as preparing dogs for Therapy work is another type of training that she is involved in. Jan is certified with the American Kennel Club as a CGC instructor and conducts tests throughout the year.

Kelsey Larsen

Kelsey has been training dogs, horses, and other various animals with Jan as long as she can remember. Kelsey and Jan started JK Farms, providing horseback riding lessons and horse training when Kelsey was 16 years old. In 2017, Kelsey joined Jan at Live Oak Dog Obedience specializing in agility training. She is an excellent trainer and is very gifted in with animals.

Classes

Many options to meet your needs
Puppy Preschool
The class is a positive introduction to obedience training and in building relationships with family members. Open to all breeds from 8 to 16 weeks.
Beginner / Novice
All obedience exercises will be taught along with dog behavior problems, boundary training, and protection awareness. This class is for all dogs 4 months and older.
Intermediate
Refines all basic obedience exercises and challenges dogs with distance work and drop on recall. Rally and some agility training will also be taught.
Advanced
Working dogs in distance and off leash exercises and on some open and utility obedience. Rally Excellent exercises will also be taught.
Service Dogs
Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) includes 10 tests that prove that the dog is able to be in public safely. This test is then registered with AKC and a certificate and CGC tag is awarded.
Scent
Scent training is a valuable class for both you and your dog. This training gives your dog a job and and provides the opportunity to work with your dog both indoors and out.
Therapy
Training for companionship and help for those who are not able function with full mobility. Initial evaluation available for those interested.
Rally and Agility
These classes will not only prepare you for showing in these disciplines but will also challenge them in different areas and give them a fun way to work off extra energy. We will be holding Puppy, Beginning and Advance Agility classes.

Special Classes

More options to meet your needs
Park Training
Use the skills you learn in class at public places, on neighborhood walks and at local parks.
Shopping with Your Dog
We will meet at a shopping center and/or restaurant and teach manners and obedience with your dog.
Hiking
Group hiking with dogs in different areas, such as Dimple Dell Park, Weber Canyon and other locations.
St. Regis Hotel Trip
We work on manners while riding the funicular and at the restaurant followed by a hike down the mountain both on and off leash.

Rattlesnake Avoidance

An extremely important class

If you do any hiking or live near the mountains this class is a must.

For every one rattlesnake you see, there are ten you don’t.

Web Parton is coming to Utah from Arizona specifically for Live Oak Dog Obedience. Web Parton is a master in field dog training and Rattlesnake Avoidance training. He has written many books on his training methods and trains throughout the western states. His training is done once and will stay with your dogs the rest of their lives. Dogs don’t forget it. Owners are very involved in the training and Web will not let your dog leave without knowing your dog is totally trained. The class lasts about 4 hours and will take place early in the morning or later in the evening for the safety of the snakes. You will not only learn a lot about Rattlesnake detection but a lot about the snakes themselves.

It is an honor to have Web do this training for us and I hope many of you will take advantage of this opportunity while we are able to have him here.

Classes start July 18, 2018 and the fee is $155.00. Contact Jan with questions or to sign up.

Our Clients

Just a few of our happy clients

Rates

Best Offer
Classes (8-pack)
$175

These may be used for any of our classes

Single Class
$35

May be used at any facility or class level

Schedule

A variety of small group class options for busy schedules

Please pre-register to attend classes  by contacting us below.  The classes are having to be taught inside now so my space is limited.  If you are not able to attend please contact me at least 24 hours before class so another client is able to attend.

If you are coming to the puppy class please bring a leash, favorite toys, and a blanket or mat for your puppy to lay on.  Also bring a copy of your puppy’s shot record.  All puppies must have at least their first DHLPP shots before coming into class.

I welcome children to classes, but they should be old enough to sit in a chair quietly and learn along with you by watching.

If your dog is coughing or not feeling well, PLEASE do not bring your dog to class. If you have not updated your vaccine record with me, please send a copy or the dates of your dogs latest vaccine.