Instructors: Caroline Becker & Ashlee Mainville
CRITERIA: Open to dogs and handlers at all skill levels; beginners thru advanced. Puppies welcome! Junior Handlers welcome!!!!!!
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
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.
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.
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.
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
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 run confidently and smoothly.
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.
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.
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
Rear End Awareness
Instructors: Caroline Becker & Jessica Dennis
Criteria: puppies thru adult dogs. Junior handlers welcome!!!
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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!
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