Training activities are scheduled year round at the DuPage County Fairgrounds located in Wheaton, Illinois.

Classes start at 6 p.m. and continue throughout the evening at 45-minute intervals, with the last classes at 8:15 p.m. The club offers Novice II, Open, Utility, Rally and Conformation classes on a drop-in, fee-per-night basis. You do not have to be a GABOC member to train on Monday evenings.

The GABOC building is open Mondays from 3:00-5:00 p.m. for early training opportunities. Individual, 15-minute training sessions will be available in any of our three rings for Novice, Open or Utility work. The cost of training will be $5.00 for members and $10.00 for non-members (no senior discounts). You may take advantage of multiple 15 minute sessions, for the one-time fee, provided there are still time slots left available before 5:00 p.m. Sits and downs will be offered at 4:00. Individual instruction will not be offered for this earlier training. However, if you want a run through there will be someone on hand to oblige.

Monday Night Training Schedule

6:00 p.m.
6:45 p.m.
7:30 p.m.
8:15 p.m.
Ring 1
Ring 2
Novice II
Rally Run-throughs
Rally Run-throughs
Ring 3
Novice II
Utility Run-throughs

Training 4 Training 2 Training 3 Traning 1 Training 5


For Beginners/Puppy class schedules, registration information or if you just have questions, call Sheila Gardner at 630-293-7870 or email her at