Obedience Classes

Below is a list of our upcoming obedience classes. Both purebred and mixed breed dogs are welcomed and encouraged to participate in our obedience sessions!

 


Obedience & Rally Run-Thrus

Novice/Open,  2nd Friday of each month (no run-thrus December, July, or August)
Registration: 6-6:30pm
Fee: $6 first run/$5 second run
Contact Ellen Blitz: esblitz@att.net

 


Beginning Novice Obedience

Begins Monday, June 3 2019, at 7:00 p.m

This six-week class is a beginning novice obedience class offered for dogs six months and up. Instruction will include how to train your dog to sit, give attention, heel on a loose lead, execute a down on command, stand on command, stay and come when called.
These are basic exercises that all dogs should know and will make them more enjoyable companions. These exercises are also essential for those who intend to continue to competition obedience. The lessons will be taught with an emphasis on competitive guidelines; however, those not wishing to show in competition obedience will still enjoy the class and gain a considerable amount of knowledge that will enhance their training and relationship with their pets. This class is designed to encourage enthusiastic, reliable and precise responses from your dog. Learn how to motivate your dog to be a better behaved and controllable companion, and make obedience become a part of your dog’s everyday life.

For questions or further information, please contact Pat Smith at gremlin1953@gmail.com. This class is expected to fill quickly, so please get your registration in soon as space is limited. Please bring treats that your dog enjoys, a training collar and a six-foot cloth or leather leash to class (no chain leashes, please).

Class Registration form


Competition Utility

This class is for dogs preparing to compete for Utility titles and for those who are beginning to train for Utility or need proofing.  Must have at least a CDX title or instructor approval without titles.  Some “how to” instruction offered for exercises.  Handlers must be able to work on and be willing to challenge the various exercises each week.


Competition Novice/Open

This class is for dogs preparing to compete for Novice titles and those who are also beginning with Open or preparing to compete in Open.  Owner must have goals of trialing in Novice and obtaining scores up to maximum capability.  This is NOT a how to teach or beginner level dog training class!  Dogs should already be proficient in all the Novice exercises including stays.  No substitutes for dogs in class.  This class breaks down exercises to focus on proper handling proofing all exercises and improving performance.

Private Lessons are available

Advanced Obedience Lessons taught by Missi Roland who has been involved in competitive obedience for almost 40 years. She has titled her own dogs and those of her clients with great success. Missi has competed in multiple dog sports including Barn Hunt, Tracking, Freestyle Dancing, Flyball, Dock Diving, Hunt Tests, Agility, and Herding, thus providing her with alternate approaches for training obedience. Missi’s titles include three AKC OTCh’s, three UKC OTCh’s and a CKC OTCh. Missi aims for happy, driven to work dogs that are not robots! “I prefer the attitude to the accuracy but feel you can train to get both!”.

Please contact Joan Provencher Joan@jprovencherhr.com for information on all private lessons taught by Missi Roland.  (These classes are designed for teams planning to compete in AKC Obedience.)


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