Albany Obedience Club, Inc.

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Upcoming events

    • August 15, 2021
    • September 19, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 3
    Registration is closed

    Instructors: Caroline Becker & Ashlee Mainville



    CRITERIA:  Open to dogs and handlers at all skill levels; beginners thru advanced. Puppies welcome!  Junior Handlers welcome!!!!!!

     

    CLASS DESCRIPTION:

    This class is not just for puppies or young dogs!  Come learn fun ways to teach recall and crate games that will build your dog’s confidence, drive, motivation, focus and impulse control; while also teaching your dog to relax. All exercises will be focused on growing a dynamic relationship with your dog.  A wire or hard sided crate is necessary for this class. NO CRATES WITH ZIPPERS.  There are several crates available for use at the club but depending on the size of dogs and number of dogs registered, you may or may not need to bring your own crate each week.

     

    ONE DOG PER HANDLER.  If class does not fill, registrations will be opened up for additional dogs being worked by the same handler.

    CLASS LIMIT: 10


    • August 16, 2021
    • October 04, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Instructor: Joan Pivorun-Wehrle

    Content: This session will alternate between drills focusing on specific skill

    improvement on one week with run thrus on the following week.

    Participants will have the opportunity to suggest the specific skills on which

    they wish to focus.

    • August 16, 2021
    • September 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Instructor: Joanne Boomhower & Mary Hofelich

    Content: This class will work on teaching dogs about the agility obstacles. The goal is to develop confident dogs who understand how to approach each obstacle. Handlers are free to choose their preferred “method” or “approach” if they have one.

    • August 16, 2021
    • September 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Instructors:  Spence Wohlers

    Criteria:  have taken the Rally Novice Class or be evaluated by the instructor, and are familiar with the Rally signs.

    Content:  This is a RUN THRU class. Practice Rally courses for Advanced and Excellent will be set up. Each team will have a chance to walk and practice the course.

    Limit: 10


    • August 16, 2021
    • September 20, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Instructors:  John O’Hanlon & Lauren Bachner


    Criteria: Great for beginning dogs and advanced dogs. We teach basic dog training skills and also conduct Run-thru's

    Content:   Rally is designed to be a fun approach to Dog Training. This a dual purpose class, depending on your needs. For some, it’s an introduction to Novice Rally and for others it’s simply a run-thru class. The instructors are very experienced dog trainers and competitors, in many venues. The instructors will explain how Rally works and encourage handlers to use positive training techniques to navigate through beginner rally courses. We want to see happy dogs and rally novice is an awesome tool to help your pup learn some of the basics for obedience competition


    Limit: 10


    • August 17, 2021
    • September 21, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Instructor: Lauri Jenkins

    Content: Focus will be on crosses, short sequences, pin wheels, boxes, 180s. I will not be focusing on obstacles but some obstacle work will be necessary depending on level of proficiency of dog/handler team. Theory is that the dog’s learning is dependent on the handler’s ability to ruconfidently and smoothly.

    • August 17, 2021
    • September 21, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 5
    Registration is closed

    Criteria:  Dogs must already be performing all parts of Beginner Novice and Novice routines.

    Content:  This class is designed for those working toward or already competing in Beginner Novice & Novice obedience (higher levels welcome!)   Each class will begin with group heeling followed by a breakdown of the individual exercises of the novice routines.  Various distractions will be introduced in order to accomplish effective proofing for situations that we may encounter both in and out of the ring. 

    Bring to class:  several toys and both high & low value food rewards.


    • August 18, 2021
    • September 22, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Criteria:  Teams must have the the skills to perform the Novice Obedience Exercises

    Content:  This is a Run-Thru class.  Teams will perform the Novice Obedience Exercises.  The instructors will provide coaching to all teams.  The goal is to build a solid working relationship between dog and handler, which will improve the performance of the exercises.

    Note:  When dogs are not working they must be crated either in the training room (handler must bring their own crate) or in their car.


    • August 18, 2021
    • September 22, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 1
    Registration is closed

    Criteria: Open to teams building, or currently working with, a foundation of engagement and motivation.  Dogs should reliably offer eye contact, and be able to find heel position from play.

    Dogs must be able either to rest in a crate (without excessive barking) or to hang out in the car between sets. 

    Equipment: Dogs should wear a properly fitted flat collar, prong collar or fur saver.  Handlers should have a 3-4 foot leash, water, delicious treats, a favorite toy and a hungry dog.

    Content: This is the second of a three part sequence.  The goal of the series is to help teams develop the foundational skills needed to compete in both AKC Rally and Obedience.  The goal of Part 2 is to build on the engagement and skills developed in Part 1, and to introduce and practice the exercises indicated on the Novice set of Rally signs. In Part 3, teams will start to use their Rally skills to develop either a Beginner Novice or Novice routine.

    Limit: 6 dogs


    • August 18, 2021
    • September 22, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Instructor: Meryl Winnie


    Criteria:Open to Puppies thru Competing Adult dogs

     

    Content: Will be strengthening focus and motivation to the handler.

    Topics in this class will cover-

    Motivational and Attention Games

    Stationary Attention- Moving Attention - Distance Attention

    Correct Heel Position and Front Position

    Footwork for Heeling

    Marker Words

    Rear End Awareness

     

    Limit - 8


    • August 19, 2021
    • September 23, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Instructors: Caroline Becker & Jessica Dennis

    Criteria: puppies thru adult dogs.  Junior handlers welcome!!!

     

    *Class may be split into sessions depending on registrations.

    Content: In this class we will focus on learning and developing handler skills, relationship building and reinforcing your dog’s reliability. We will work on attention and expand on exercises such as sit, down, stay, recall, etc. by increasing complexity each week. Although This is not specifically a CGC class, we do incorporate and build on many of the exercises in the CGC title sequence. Class content is adapted to skill level of dogs/handlers in attendance.

     

    ONE DOG PER HANDLER.  If class does not fill, registrations will be opened up for additional dogs being worked by the same handler.

     

    Class Limit: 10


    • August 20, 2021
    • September 24, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 2
    Registration is closed

    Instructor:  Sally Underwood-Miller & JoAnne Mortimer



    Criteria:  Open to dogs and handlers getting ready to compete in NACSW, AKC, and USCSS. 

     

    Content: Elements covered will include practice searches Container, Interiors, Exteriors, Buried (AKC), Vehicles (NACSW/ USCSS), Heap o Hides, Distance and Speed (USCSS).  Class is also open to teams that may not want to compete but want a challenge to grow their skills.

     

    Limit: 8


    • August 20, 2021
    • September 24, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 7
    Registration is closed

    Instructors: Sally Underwood-Miller & Joan McMaster

     

    Criteria:  Dogs must be proficient in birch, anise, clove and cypress scents and capable of finding multiple hides working with distractions. Dogs must hold at least one Excellent element title (not HD) to participate. If the class limit is not reached, a handler may register a second dog. 

     

    Content: We will work on actual Master level searches.  That means unknown numbers of hides, and, in the case of Interiors, multiple areas.  We will switch up the run order so we can watch each other's searches.

     

    Limit:  10 


    • August 20, 2021
    • September 24, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    Instructors: Joan McMaster


    Criteria: ​Introduction and continued training in Handler Discrimination. 

    Dogs & handlers should be used to working as a beginner team in Scent Work.

     

    Content:​ ​ Introduction to HD, introduction to HD for Novice (boxes) exercises, and Advanced (Interior) exercises depending on class.

     

    Limit: 6


    • August 29, 2021
    • October 03, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 3
    Registration is closed


    Instructor: Nancy Sconza and Caroline Becker

    Criteria: Dogs MUST be holding a dumbbell or jumping with a dumbbell. Handlers should have working knowledge of Open & Utility exercises.

    Description:  This is a working obedience run thru class for teams preparing/ready to compete at Open and Utility levels.  A minimum of 2 rings and/or practice area will be set up. In order to ensure all teams have an opportunity to complete their run thrus, class members will be required to participate as judges, stewards, assist with set up/breakdown of rings, jumps, etc. 

    ONE DOG PER HANDLER.  If class does not fill, registrations will be opened up for additional dogs being worked by the same handler.

    Limit: 10


    • September 02, 2021
    • October 07, 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Albany Obedience Club
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Instructor: Laurie Danaher

    Content: This class is designed to build skills your puppy will need to be a confident, eager and accurate agility partner. Using positive reinforcements and fun games, we will work on focus, recalls, drive, impulse control and learning to accept handler pressure. Although we will use boards and some tunnels, this is NOT an equipment class. Bring your puppy’s favorite tugging and soft treat-hugger toys and LOADS of treats and be prepared to have FUN!

Past events

August 19, 2021 Open/Master Run Thru Class
August 19, 2021 Clean Run exercise SourceBook
May 15, 2021 Test Class
April 01, 2021 Spring Gala

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