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The BASICS for Beginners - Starts August 14, 2018 @ 7:30 pm   This class is FULL.  You may be asked to wait for the next BASICS for Beginners class which will start November 6, 2018.  Beginner's Obedience Class is a six week class teaches basic obedience commands which will helping you to make your dog a better member of your family and community.  We use positive rewards and methods to teach the basics of obedience such as focus, sit, down, stay, come, and to walk politely at your side. We also try to help with problems you may be having with your dog (barking, digging, jumping etc.).  We have helpers to make sure everyone gets the help with their individual needs. Must have a current Certificate of Rabies.  An email to those that signed up for this class, if you have not received an email, either sign up again to the right and include your phone number or call me at 233-1803. Looking forward to meeting you all!  Lori

Eligibility:  Dogs must be 6 months or older.  Classes are $40 for Gold members, $70 for Basic members, and $80 for non members. 

Class size:  Limited to 12 teams.

Intermediate Class - Next class starts September 11, 2018  Intermediate Class is a six week class and is a continuation of the skills taught in The BEGINNER's OBEDIENCE CLASS strengthening the basic obedience skills and helping to develop stronger teamwork between handler and dog. The class also stresses the importance of a well-mannered dog and puts emphasis on skills needed to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC).  You will have the opportunity to take the CGC test given by an approved AKC CGC Evaluator at the end of the class, if desired.  Classes are $40 for Gold members, $70 for Basic members, and $80 for non-members.  Please sign up using the form on the right.

Prerequisite:  Successfully complete the Basic Beginner's Obedience Class or obtain approval from instructor.

Class size:  Limited to 8 teams

Advanced Class will be announced at a later date.  Advanced Class  is a six week class which works on improving the dog's response to commands - it can be a gateway to obedience competition or just an additional way to have a more well-trained companion.  This class begins the formal development of core competition obedience skills.  Examples of what is covered in this class are:  precise heeling, recalls with fronts and finishes, focus, added distractions, distance work, and off leash work.  Classes are $40 for Gold members, $70 for Basic members, and $80 for non-members.  Please sign up using the form on the right.

Prerequisites:  Dogs should be able to quickly respond to the basic commands (sit, down, come, stay) and have reasonable attention with handler.

Class Size:  Limited to 6 teams

 

THINGS TO REMEMBER:

All dogs must have a current rabies certificate presented the first night of class.

Dogs must be on lead and in control at all times.  They should be kept on a short lead while entering and exiting class.  Do not let your dog loose.

Children must over the age of 12 in order to handle a dog in class and must be accompanied by an adult and must be able to accept and understand instruction.

No harnesses are allowed in beginner's class.  Flat collars are allowed if the dog does not pull and can remain in control during class.  We have training collars on hand for purchase for students to try out for training purposes.  Please make sure that the collar you use is properly fitted and secure on your dog.

Dogs must be able to handle a class situation.  If you have a dog that shows aggression to people and other dogs we will refer you to an animal behaviorist.

Please let us know if you are not going to be able to attend the classes you signed up for as soon as possible so we know there is an opening in the class.

If you are interested in becoming a member, please click on MEMBERSHIP.  Follow the links.

To enroll:

Complete the sign up form to the right.  You will be added to the list for the class you indicate and send you additional information.  Please keep checking back to this page to see if the classes are full and for additional information.

Members send your obedience pictures to lorilee.g@charter.net to feature them on this page!

 

 

 

 

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