Online Class Registration

All class enrollment close 1 week prior to the start of classes.

Any class enrollments submitted after the cut off date will be held until the following class session.

NO EXCEPTIONS TO THIS RULE!

Gem City Dog Obedience Club 2019 Class Schedule
Session 1 Jan 2 – Feb 19
Session 2 March 4 – April 18
Session 3 April 22 - June 10
Session 4 August 5 – Sept 23
Session 5 October 7 – November 21

ALL classes meet once per week for 1 hour. Please chose the day/time that works best for you!

7 WEEK OBEDIENCE CLASS - Member/Applicant $35; Non-Member $70

7 WEEK AGILITY CLASS - Member/Applicant $45; Non-Member $90

Conformation Run Through practice Wednesdays during class scheduled weeks 7:30pm - 8:30pm. Member/Applicant FREE; Non-Member $5

Puppy Class Online Registration

Puppy - 3-6 months of age:

This class offers important dog-dog, dog-environment, and dog-human socialization and beginning training for young puppies. The emphasis is on the importance of consistent and humane treatment during the most impressionable period of a dog's life. Introduction to training, loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, and come. Advice on puppy rearing, such as housebreaking, grooming, and socialization.

Puppy Grad:

This class is for puppies who have completed puppy class and/or dogs 5-10 months of age.

Introduction to/or continued training, loose leash walking, sit, down, stay, and come. Introduction to training stand/stay while being petted by a stranger. Owners learn how to communicate with adolescent dogs. This is an AKC STAR puppy class. 

Beginner Obedience Class Registration

This class is for dogs over 10 months old who have little or no formal training. This class is also for first time dog trainers whose dogs may know a few basic commands.

Owners are helped to develop control of their dogs through positive training methods. Owners will learn how to train, loose leash walking, sit, down, sit/stay, down/stay; stand/stay; and come. Incentives such as toys and treats are used to reinforce correct behavior. Detailed sheets for at home practice provide students with understanding of how to train the exercises.

 

Advanced Beginner Class Online Registration

This class is for dogs who have satisfactorily completed beginner class. Owner dog teams who have equivalent skills to completing beginner class may take this class with the permission of the obedience director.  

This class builds on basic skills learned in Beginner and Puppy Grad. Emphasis is on preparing owner/dog teams to pass the American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen test. Examples of skills tested are loose leash walking, sitting politely for petting. The AKC Canine good Citizen test is given free of charge to students during the last week of class.

Advanced Classes

Rally Class Online Registration

These classes prepare students for the Rally Obedience through learning of Rally signs, discussion of  rules and regulations, and run-throughs of Rally courses.

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner class or approval of the class instructor.

Freestyle/Tricks/Novice/Disc/Dog Sports Class Online Registration

These classes prepare students for the Novice Obedience, WCFO Freestlye, Tricks, Dog Sports, or Disc Dog .

Prerequisite: Advanced Beginner class or approval of the class instructor.