Obedience Classes for Adult Dogs
Next in building sign up for ALL classes is Monday, in August 14th , 2017.
Prices for 6 week and 8 week classes are as follows.
The initial class is $100. If the same dog is entered in an additional class, the price for the additional class is $85.
On repeat 6 week and 8 week classes after the initial $100 class, discounts are as follows.
-There is a 50% discount for Juniors in repeat 6-8 week classes.
-There is a $25 discount for Members in repeat obedience or agility 6-8 week classes, making the class $75.
-There is a $25 discount for Seniors (persons over 60 yrs old) in repeat obedience or agility 6-8 week classes, making the class $75.
-There is a 50% discount for the second dog with one handler in the same 6-8 week agility class when a first dog is paid in full with instructor’s approval. (Each dog runs half the class time)
Prices for a 4 week mini session are as follows. The initial class is $65 for non-members and $55 for members. This does not count toward a first $100 initial class for repeat discounts. Beyond the $55 member discount, there are no others discounts for mini classes.
**Discounts may not be combined.
Basic Obedience I: (Basic Manners) 6 weeks
When: Mondays at 7pm
Description: Fun, positive relationship building with your dog. Work on the basics with your dog - sit, down, stand, come, stay, along with walking nicely on a leash and manners.
Prerequisite: Dogs 4 months and older.
Basic Obedience II: (Formerly Intermediate Manners) 6 weeks
When: Mondays at 8 pm
Description: We will focus on proofing already known skills while also learning new obedience skills. This class is for people who need to proof known behaviors or learn new ones. It is also ideal for working a dog in a group environment or for dogs that need to learn to focus around distractions..
Prerequisite: Puppy class, Basic Obedience, or CGC.
Canine Good Citizen (CGC) and Therapy Dog Prep (TDI)- 8 weeks
When: Mondays at 6 pm.
Description: .Handlers and dogs will learn the skills necessary for passing the AKC Canine Good Citizens test. The test consists of ten skills:: accepting a friendly stranger, sitting politely for petting; welcoming being groomed and examined, permitting someone, such as a veterinarian, groomer or friend of the owner to examine them; being under control while walking on a leash; demonstrating that the dog can move about politely in pedestrian traffic and under control in public places; responding to the handler’s commands to sit, down; come when called on leash from a distance of ten feet; demonstrating that the dog can act politely around other dogs when two handlers and their dogs approach each other and exchange pleasantries and continue on for about 10 feet; handling common distractions, and demonstrating that the dog can be left with a trusted person and maintain training and good manners. The class will culminate in a CGC test for an award of an AKC CGC title, should the handler wish to participate in the program. Additional testing fees will apply.
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience II or instructor approval.
Equipment: Brush, comb, buckle collar or slip collar, 6' leash. .
Instructor: Kay Pedersen
Novice Obedience 8 weeks.
When: Mondays at 7 pm; also Thursdays, at 11 am.
Description: This is the entry level class for students wishing to consider working on a title for their dog. The classes stresses more precise on-leash healing as well as focusing on all other novice exercises - come, sit, stay, down, stand for examination, heel on leash, long sits (1 minute), long down (3 minutes) and other exercises required to earn an AKC Companion Dog [CD] title.
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience II or instructor approval
Instructor: Kay Pedersen
Obedience Competition 6 weeks.
When: Thursdays at 7pm.
Description: The class is for both current and new competitors to Obedience. It focuses on perfecting the skills need to be successful and excelling in Novice, Open and Utility Dog competition
Prerequisite: Novice Obedience or instructor approval.
Instructor: Chris Gremo