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.


Many options to meet your needs
Puppy Class
Basic obedience and manners is introduced in this class with a strong emphasis on correcting behavior problems. Open to all breeds from 8 to 16 weeks.
Beginner / Novice / All Levels
All obedience exercises will be taught along with dog behavior problems, manners, boundary training, and protection awareness. This class is for all dogs 4 months and older. Advanced dogs are welcome to the All Levels class.
Dogs are taught to begin to correct themselves and being responsible to be totally attentive to their owner. Refines all basic obedience exercises, manners and challenges dogs with distance work and drop on recall.
This class stretches the dog and their abilities. There is no end to the training in this class. They are continually challenged with new exercises and jobs to do. Working dogs in distance and off leash exercises and on some open and utility obedience.
Canine Good Citizenship (CGC)
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.
This is not only a fun challenge for your dogs but it also gives your dog a job. It can also can benefit in safety for your family. This sense is often under utilized in dogs, where this is the strongest sense they have and a natural instinct for dogs to use as we use our eyes.
Service Dogs, Emotional Support Animals (ESA)
Live Oak Dog Obedience is able to certify for ESA and some type of Service Dogs. We can also prepare your dog for Therapy training but recommend you certify through an insured company such as Intermountain Therapy Animals.
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.
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 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 dog the rest of their life. 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 take place each summer, beginning in June and the fee is $200.00. Contact Jan with questions or to sign up.

Our Clients

Just a few of our happy clients


Best Offer
Classes (8-pack)

These may be used for any of our classes. Speciality classes including scent, agility and, rally are 1/2 hr and are included.

Single ClassWith a group

May be used at any facility or class level

Virtual Class

All levels of obedience, agility and scent and behavior training.

Contact us for more info.

No refunds after 3 days


A variety of small group class options for busy schedules

Please pre-register to attend classes  by contacting us below.  Scheduled Classes are taught inside and outside, depending on the weather and class sizes are limited.  Once you pay your fee you are more than welcome to come as many times a week as you would like, come to any of the locations we train at and to most of the classes we offer, excluding private classes, semi private classes and competition classes.

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.

Please give 24 hours notice (call or email) of cancellation to remove you attendance from the roster.

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.