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.
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 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 / Schedule
Please schedule below to attend classes. 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, 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 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.
Puppy ObedienceThis class is for puppies 9 weeks to 16 weeks that have had at least one vaccination. We will be working on behavior, manners and beginning on obedience.
Beginning Novice ClassThis class is for dogs 4 months and older. We will be working on obedience, manners and behavior in this class.
Intermediate ClassThis class bridges your dog from Beginning Novice to the Advance Class. We start them on distance and independent thinking so that they learn to correct themselves. We will be meeting in the northeast corner of the park.
Advance TrainingThis 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.
Intermediate RallyIntermediate Rally is a little more challenging than the Beginning Rally Class. This is class is both challenging for the owner and dog. This is an on leash class. Please park in the gravel parking lot at the top of the driveway and walk through the brown gate and go back to the Red Training Barn.
Excellent RallyThis is off-leash and is very challenging, incorporating jumps. This is a fun class to teach obedience and other fun activities to challenge your dog. Your dog must pass the Advance Rally to work in this class. Please park in the gravel parking lot at the top of the driveway and walk through the brown gate and go back to the Red Training Barn.
E-collar ClassThis class show you the correct and humane way of using an e-collar. This tool is a must for hiking in the mountains and reinforcing commands and behaviors that are desired.
Puppy Scent ClassThis is a great class to get your puppy to start using his nose. It is a fun class and gives your puppy a challenge.
Beginning Scent ClassThis is a class that gives your dog a job using their nose. This is also a practical class that will train a dog to find people or things.
Park Outing at Wheeler ParkThis is a great class to practice all that you have been working on in class in an area of many distractions. All dogs will need to be on leash at all times, as per the rules in this park.
Puppy AgilityThis is a fun class for both owner and puppy. In Puppy Agility your puppy will have fun building confidence and learning more control.
Beginning AgilityAgility is a fun class for both owner and dog. This class helps with confidence building and also coordination and control.
Advance AgilityThis class is for dogs that have completed a Beginning Agility class and have approval from Kelsey to move up. If you have already trained in the Advance Agility class you may start in this class immediately.
Beginning RallyThis is a fun way to learn obedience training. To come to this class your dog must have a basic understanding of walking, sits and downs as a per-requsit for this class. If you are more advanced rally and are not able to attend the morning classes, please let me know and I will upgrade the signs to accommodate your ability. Please park in the gravel parking lot at the top of the driveway and walk through the brown gate and go back to the Red Training Barn.
Advance RallyThis class is challenging to the client and dog in negotiating different directions off leash. All dogs must pass the Intermediate Rally to attend this class. Please park in the gravel parking lot at the top of the driveway and walk through the brown gate and go back to the Red Training Barn.
Master RallyThis is a fun class to teach obedience and other fun activities to challenge your dog. Your dog must pass the Excellent Rally to work in this class. This class includes off leash and some jumps. Very challenging Please park in the gravel parking lot at the top of the driveway and walk through the brown gate and go back to the Red Training Barn.
Zoom Behavior Modification ClassDescription: This is not mandatory but HIGHLY recommended for all new clients. I will go over how dogs think and how they perceive how we think and act. I will go over ALL behavior problems and give you games to play with your dog that will challenge your dog.
Advance Scent ClassThis is a great class for dogs to learn to find different scents in all areas, outdoors, vehicles, buried, buildings, etc. Advance Scent training can just be fun or if you would like to compete in this we will help you to get you started. Scent training is not only fun but can also be extremely important for you and your family, training your dog to find your family or objects.
Training at the Park: Beginning Novice ClassThis is a great class to reinforce the training that we have taught with distractions. This class is for Beginning Novice 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 May and the fee is $300.00.
These may be used for any of our classes. Speciality classes including scent, agility and, rally are 1/2 hr and are included.
May be used at any facility or class level
No refunds after 3 days