SESSION 4: Summer
Classes Start week of 7/12/20
Classes End week of 8/16/20
Novice and Open run thrus
The time has been established for competitive novice and open run thrus including new requirements. Those entered in the AKC trials in August, September and into fall as well as the club match will have an opportunity to practice. These are not teaching classes, but time to become familiar with competitive routines.
KINDERGARTEN PUPPY TRAINING (KPT)
The class is designed to promote socialization, to develop a well-mannered, confident, and happy puppy
The most critical socialization period extends from birth to about 16 weeks. During this period this class will help your puppy develop future positive attitudes towards a variety of unfamiliar people and puppies, meet children, quick unpredictable movements and noises, get on exam tables and different surfaces.
This class will also cover basic obedience skills such as sit, down, come when called.
All of this is done in a fun way introducing positive reinforcement techniques with praise, treats and toys.
This class is for dogs new to training. They will learn where heel position is; to walk controllably on a leash; come when called, finish (return to heel position); stand for examination; sit and down stay. All work is done on leash. Handler and dog teams are in this class once and traditionally progress to Beginner Novice/Secondary class. Occasionally a team is proficient enough with class requirements to advance to Novice, which begins off leash work.
Secondary is a refresher of basic obedience skills for those handler/dogs who need additional help with basic requirements. An instructor may choose to add some Beginner Novice items to their class.
Curriculum is more formalized work based on AKC routine for competition toward Companion Dog title (CD). Teams work on heeling patterns, both on and off leash; stand for exam, off leash recall and group stay exercises.
Curriculum works toward teaching the finished exercises begun in Graduate Novice which are required to complete the AKC routine for competition for Companion Dog Excellent title (CDX). All heeling is off leash; retrieving on the flat and over the high jump; completion of the broad jump; drop on recall; out of sight group exercises
Advanced skills taught based on AKC routine for competition toward Utility Dog (UD) title. Exacting work that incorporates signals for verbal cues, scent work and directed jumping.
This class is for dogs that have taken a basic Obedience class such as Primary or Beginner Novice/Secondary and whose handlers have a basic understanding of exercises taught in those classes. The dogs should know how to heel, sit, down, come and stay. Rally is a team sport where the handler can communicate with the dog the entire time. The team learns to correctly perform Rally Novice exercises at ‘stations’ throughout a course marked with signs in cones. This course is intended to help prepare the team to compete in AKC Rally Novice competition for the Rally Novice title (RN).
This class is for dogs that have been successful in Rally Novice. The dog and handler team will learn the AKC Advanced and Excellent signs and how to perform them properly. This course is meant to be done off-leash when competing, however may be done on leash while practicing. These courses may include one or two jumps. This class is intended to help prepare the dog and handler team to compete in AKC Rally Advanced (RA) and AKC Rally Excellent (RE) competitions.
Rally Master Class
This is a skills class to prepare a dog and handler to compete in AKC Master (RM) competition. The class is designed to cover Rally Master Challenging signs. The dog and handler will be required to have earned legs in Rally Excellent (RE) competition to participate in this class.
This four week mini session is available to participants and members who are interested to further strengthen basic obedience skills and for those interested in an introduction to obedience competition.
Dumbbell Skills & Heeling with Attention
This class is for those members in the current or previous Novice and Open classes who are interested in developing or improving the skills necessary for successful dumbbell retrieving.
Additional classes offered periodically
May be offered depending on the dogs in this age bracket desiring training.
Teach your dogs to use their noses to scent out hidden treats in a myriad of objects placed around the training area.
Curriculum based on AKC Canine Good Citizen Test and includes elements required to be able to pass the Therapy Dog International qualifications. Testing will be done by a certified TDI evaluator. Additional fees will be charged to meet requirements of TDI testing.
Four Week MINI Sessions
Mini sessions support specialized areas of training – retrieving, jumping, really reliable recall, shaping behaviors and level run thrus for example. All will be described fully on each schedule to help you choose what you might be interested in signing up for. Dogs/handlers may not advance into or from a 4-week mini session. Mini sessions are designed to reinforce existing skills.
New Club members will only be accepted into puppy class or other introductory specialized classes as outlined by the instructor.
All introduction type classes, specialty or fun classes will follow guidelines set by the instructor.