Class Calendar and Registration

GCOC holds classes year round, with a break in late December for the holidays. Most classes are scheduled on weeknights, but occasionally daytime and weekend classes are offered.

Our classes are all taught by volunteer instructors who give generously of their time and energy. 

Registration online and payment in advance is required to attend any class.





Upcoming events

    • 09 May 2022
    • 30 May 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Intermediate Skills - Evening

     

    Intermediate Skills is designed for dogs and handlers who have successfully completed Basic Skills class, or the equivalent. This class will work on deepening and polishing the skills learned at the Basic level, including loose leash walking, attention/focus, impulse control, recalls, stays, and other skills.  


    The primary goal of this class will be to continue developing a happy, well-mannered family companion with emphasis on becoming a good canine citizen of the community.


    Prerequisite: Basic Skills or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor. If you have a questions contact GCOC.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.


    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructors:  Robbie Black & Steve Arey

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     Payment required upon registration


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by the instructor.  If this is the case you will be notified.



    Prerequisite: Basic Skills or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor. If you have a questions contact GCOC.
    • 17 May 2022
    • 07 Jun 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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     NOSEWORK - TBD


    The exact content of this class has not been determined and will depend on the needs of the students.  It will focus on deepening foundation skills.




    Please email Mary McEntire to determine potential fit for this class.  mcentire@icloud.com

    • 17 May 2022
    • 28 Jun 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Welcome to Canine Circus Trick Class


    Would you like to get out of the house and do something fun with your dog?

    Do not look any further! GCOC is offering a new class that is fun and empowering for both you and your dog.


    Trick training isn’t just about learning cool tricks to show off.  There are

    many benefits of teaching your dog tricks.  Some of these include:

    1)  It can improve your relationship with your dog, as well as help with your dog’s focus and engagement.

    2)  Trick training is also great way to tire a dog out mentally. For example, did you know

    using their brain for twenty minutes equals to one hour of dog walking?

    3)  Another benefit is physical exercise. Many tricks help build muscle  tone,

    stamina, flexibility, balance and concentration. 

    4)  If you have a dog that is nervous or anxious, it can build their confidence and give them a sense of achievement.

    5)  Increasing a dog's learning ability.  The more tricks that you teach a dog, the quicker the dog can learn new things.


    Now that you know the benefits of trick training, bring some tasty and delicious treats and lets have fun with our dogs doing some circus tricks.


    Instructor: Wanda Austin, Brandy Dunaway & Peggy Langdon


    This class is for GCOC Members only.


    If you have questions, please send them to Nicole Tate at njtaterr@gmail.com 


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors. You will be notified if this is the case.




    • 18 May 2022
    • 08 Jun 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

                                   Engagement 


    Engagement, as defined by Forrest Micke, is when the dog is focused on you, wants to be with you, and wants what you have. 


    This class is designed to lay the foundation for achieving engagement in different environments. We will be teaching, step-by-step, the habits of acclimation, attention, and desire to work between both dog and handler. Using these methods we seek to avoid begging or bribing the dog. Good engagement is the cornerstone for successful dog-handler relationships at home, in training, and in the competition ring. We look forward to having you in class. 


    Please bring high-value treats, a treat pouch, a favorite toy, and a crate. When you and your dog are not working, you may watch to learn from other dog-handler teams.


    Instructors:  Courtney Hofacre and Bailey Howe


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.

    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Basic Skills - Morning


    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. This class will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, relaxing calmly around other dogs & people, and confidence with new experiences. Handlers will learn how to teach their dog controlled walking on a leash; sit, down, come and stay commands using the positive training techniques demonstrated in class.  The primary goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    This class will not meet July 1st.


    NOTE: Your registration is not secured until it is paid for.  Please pay on line.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructors: Alyssa O'Dell


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.




    • 13 Jun 2022
    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
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    Puppy Kindergarten - Evening


    Puppy Kindergarten is designed for dogs 12 weeks to 6 months of age. This class will cover: gaining the puppy’s attention, impulse control for puppies, learning to relax around other dogs & people, basic commands, leash manners, and puppy safety issues. In addition to basic skills, confidence and manageability with new experiences will also be introduced. Other topics as appropriate will also be covered. The primary emphasis of this class will be to develop a positive relationship between the puppy and family members.

     

    This class will not meet July 4th.


    This class WILL qualify for AKC Star Puppy certification but you must attend ALL sessions.

    • You will need to bring your puppy's vaccine records to the first session.
    • Payment is due upon registration.                                                                    
    NOTE: Your registration is not secured until it is paid for.  Please pay on line.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.


    Prerequisite: None

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner & Brandy Dunaway


    General Registration: $150.00

    Member Registration: $90


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.


     
    • 14 Jun 2022
    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
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    Rally Intermediate/Advanced Class


    This class will build on the skills learned in Novice Class.  Signs for Intermediate and Advanced are identical, except Intermediate is done on leash and does not have a jump.  We will work on distractions from both inside and outside the ring. Bring plenty of treats, both high and low value (Cheerios).  For dogs who have never worked off leash this will be a new experience and keeping them focused on you can be challenging.  Great treats will help.  Intermediate dogs will build toward off leash work.  

    Please bring a crate.  You will learn so much by watching your class mates, sharing ideas, and working as a group.


    This class is designed to be taken multiple times because the skills need for rally are not learned in 6 weeks. 


    NOTE: Your registration is not secured until it is paid for.  Please pay on line.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.


    Prerequisite for this class is Rally Novice or instructor permission.

    Instructor: Jaye Pearce & Candace Hood


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

      

    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Of course if you're more comfortable with a mask of wear it.   We all have different situations.

    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Basic Skills - Evening


    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. This class will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, relaxing calmly around other dogs & people, and confidence with new experiences. Handlers will learn how to teach their dog controlled walking on a leash; sit, down, come and stay commands using the positive training techniques demonstrated in class.  The primary goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    Note: Your registration is not secured until you pay.  Please pay on line.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructors: Tim Setterlund, Nicole Tate, Kristina Gilbert


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.



    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
    Register

    NOTEAdvanced/Introduction to Competition 


    This class will give you a taste of what is next to do with your dog.  Weather you are interested in competing in dog sports it's fun to watch your dog learn new things.  This class will help you with the next step.


    NOTE: Your registration is not secured until it is paid for.  Please pay on line.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.


    pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Basic and Intermediate Skills classes or equivalent or with instructor permission.   

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructors: Robbie Black 




    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.






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