Dog Obedience

Registration for all Fall Classes has begun. Programs are filled on a first-pay, first-served basis, preregistration by the published deadline is required. Payment can be made by credit or debit card by phone or by check or cash in person. Online Registration also available.  All classes are subject to 6.5% sales tax. Please call the Aberdeen Recreation and Cultural Center for more information at 626-7081.


The American Kennel Club S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is a 6-week incentive program to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. Training classes include socialization skills, information on puppy raising including housetraining, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. The class is led by an AKC approved Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, with a test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you’ll get an application to send to the AKC to receive the Star Puppy Medal and be listed in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy records. For puppies up to one year of age. Ages 13 and up.
Activity #308810
Dates: Thursdays, October 6 – November 10
Time: 6:00 – 6:55 p.m.
Instructor: Sheryl Erickson
Fee: $60.00
Preregister by: October 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/15


Are you the top dog in your home, or is your dog the one who runs the show? Be the master of your domain once again by enrolling Fido in this beginning course to help you gain control! This course will cover basic training in come, sit, down, greeting strangers, stay, and heel along with basic behavioral conditioning to establish pack order in the household. Ages 10 and up. Participants must be strong enough to handle their dog.
Activity #308814
Dates: Thursdays, October 6 – November 10
Time: 7:00 – 8:00 p.m.
Instructor: Sheryl Erickson
Fee: $60.00
Preregister by: October 3
Min/Max Enrollment: 4/16


For puppies that are ages 3 months to 24 months, this weekly class emphasizes socialization between other canines as well as meeting new humans. Staring with the basic obedience regimen, we place high priority on reading body language between canines and canine to human. Learn to read what your dog is communicating. An intro to agility fun is introduced the last half of the session. Participants should be prepared to bring shot records for canine to class. For pups ages 3 months to 2 years old maximum. Proof of appropriate puppy vaccinations and bordetella vaccination is required to attend. Ages 16 and up.
Activity #308804
Session A: Wednesdays, November 2 – December 14
                   (No Class November 23)
                  Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
Session B: Saturdays, November 5 - December 17
                   (No Class November 26)
                   Time: 11:00 a.m. - noon.
Fee: $75.00
Instructor: Patsy Brosz
Preregister by: Three days before the beginning of each session
Min/Max Enrollment: 6/12


Train your dog to be a cut above the rest! The Canine Good Citizen program, a recognized program from the American Kennel Club geared to training, testing and certifying optimal canine behavior will be scheduled for early Spring. Watch for details to be announced in January!

The 6-week class stresses the responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the CGC Test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. Dogs that have a solid obedience education are a joy to live with, they respond well to household routines, and have good manners in the presence of other people and dogs. This is a highly recommended course for all breeds of dogs who may be labeled as dangerous breeds. Ages 13 and up.
  1. Aberdeen Recreation & Cultural Center

    Physical Address
    225 3rd Avenue SE
    Aberdeen, SD 57401

    Phone: 605-626-7081
    Fax: 605-626-7989

How to Register:

  • In Person: ARCC       225 3rd Ave SE
  • Over the Phone: (605)626-7081