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

    • 08 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 22 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
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    Puppy Kindergarten - Evening


    This class consists of semi-private sessions with 2 instructors.  The sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Monday evenings.  This class WILL qualify for AKC Star Puppy certification but you must attend ALL sessions. 


    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.

     

    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. 

    • You will need to bring your puppy's vaccine records to the first session.
    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (March 1 @ 6:30 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 3 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner

     

    General Registration: $150.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 09 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 23 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Puppy Kindergarten - Morning


    This class consists of semi-private sessions with 2 instructors.  The sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Tuesday mornings.  This class WILL qualify for AKC Star Puppy certification but you must attend ALL sessions. 


    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.

     

    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. 

    • You will need to bring your puppy's vaccine records to the first session.
    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (March 2 @ 11:00 am).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 3 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner

     

    General Registration: $150.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 09 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 23 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Basic Skills - Evening


    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is schedule for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings.   


    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.


    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. Your sessions will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, 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 by your instructor.  The goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (March 2 @ 6:00 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.
    • GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Robbie Black

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 09 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 23 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Basic Skills - Evening


    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is schedule for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings.   


    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.


    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. Your sessions will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, 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 by your instructor.  The goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only March 2 @ 7:00 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Robbie Black

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 10 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 24 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Intermediate Skills/Competitiion Prep - Evening


    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is schedule for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Tuesday evenings.   


    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.


    Your instructor will assess areas of strength and weakness, work with you where you are, and help you and your dog advance your training. Content could include but is not limited to, work on basic positions, recalls, stays, loose lead walking, impulse control and engagement.  It is also appropriate for any dog who has a good mastery of those skills but needs work perfecting them and responding to cues in all circumstances, not just your back yard.


    If you are working toward competition, your instructor will assist you in building a solid foundation, solving problem areas, and incrementally preparing you to enter trials.


    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.


    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled.
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (March 3 @ 6:30 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Nicole Tate

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 10 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 24 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Intermediate Skills/Competitiion Prep - Evening


    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is schedule for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings.   


    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.


    Your instructor will assess areas of strength and weakness, work with you where you are, and help you and your dog advance your training. Content could include but is not limited to, work on basic positions, recalls, stays, loose lead walking, impulse control and engagement.  It is also appropriate for any dog who has a good mastery of those skills but needs work perfecting them and responding to cues in all circumstances, not just your back yard.


    If you are working toward competition, your instructor will assist you in building a solid foundation, solving problem areas, and incrementally preparing you to enter trials.


    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.


    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled.
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (March 3 @ 7:15 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Nicole Tate

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 25 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Basic Skills - Morning


    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is schedule for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.


    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. Your sessions will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, 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 by your instructor.  The goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (March 4 @ 11:00 am.  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.
    • GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 11 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 25 Feb 2021
    • (EST)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Basic Skills - Morning


    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is schedule for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.


    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. Your sessions will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, 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 by your instructor.  The goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    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.


    • Payment is due upon registration.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled.
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (March 4 @ 11:45 am)  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.



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