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 2019
    • 11 Jul 2019
    • 8 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road

    Columbia  Kennel Club Conformation Class

    Big & Small Ring


     

    Columbia Kennel Club Conformation classes will begin Thursday, January 10 at 7:30.


    Dates are:

    May 9, 16, 23, 30

    June 13,20,27

    July 11

    All classes begin at 7:30 p.m.


    Contact Janice Nepita via email for more information and to register for this class.  JaniceNepita@aol.com

     


     

     

     

       

     

    • 21 May 2019
    • 7:00 PM
    • 18 Jun 2019
    • 8:00 PM
    • Booker's Field
    • 1
    Register

    Beginner Agility  @ Booker Field on Tuesday.


    This class is for teams that have successfully completed Foundations of Agility ,  or instructor permission.


    Description: This class will continue on with concepts that were taught in foundations, like call to heel , contact  skills and jump work. We will also be working increasing dogs drive to run agility in this class.  We will start to learn more equipment; teeters, dogwalks, A-frames and weave poles.  We will add in the beginning of sequencing of obstacles.  This class will only be 5 weeks (instead of 6 weeks)  due to summer vacations. Class will be prorated. 

    Instructors: Diana Krause  Dkrause64@gmail.com


    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility 
    or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  5 weeks
    Cost:  $104 general registration  
    • 07 Jun 2019
    • 30 Aug 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Building
    • 0
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    Open/Utility Workshop


    These ongoing bi-monthly sessions are workshops for GCOC members interested in competing with their dogs at the higher levels of competition obedience. They will be executed according to the knowledge base and progression of training for each participant in the seven Open level exercises and/or the five Utility level exercises. Each handler/dog team will master the foundation skills needed for high level competition obedience, then progress to training their dog, in small breakdowns, the multiple chains of each Open and Utility exercise. The workshop leader will demonstrate some of the traditional training breakdowns for each exercise. As the handler/dog team progresses in the breakdowns, they will start linking together the parts to an exercise until they have mastered the entire exercise for all seven Open and/or five Utility exercises. Another purpose for this ongoing workshop is to promote an atmosphere of comradeship and perseverance between class members in the training of the Open/Utility exercises, the solving of problems in this training, and in the support of fellow classmates as they take the step to compete in Open and Utility Obedience.


    Prerequisite: CD or with instructor's permission.


    Instructor Jan Epting


    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.


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 10 Jun 2019
    • 15 Jul 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.

     

    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. 


    July 22 will be make up day if class does not meet the week of July 4th.  If class meets the week of July 4th there is no make up day.

     

    You will need to bring your puppy's vaccine records.



     

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 6 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner/

     

    General Registration: $125.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 16 Jul 2019
    • 6 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.


    July 23rd will be the make up day for this class if the class does not meet the week of July 4th.  If the class meets on the week of July 4th there is no make up class.


    Prerequisite: Basic Skills or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor.  If you have a questions, please call Renee 803-960-5541.

     

    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.


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    Instructor:  TBA

    General Registration $125.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 11 Jun 2019
    • 16 Jul 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    July 23 will be make up day if the class does not meet the week of July 4th.  If the class meets the week of July 4th there is no make up day.


    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.


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructor:  TBD

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    JULY 24TH IS SCHEDULED AS MAKE UP DAY IF CLASS DOESN'T MEET ON JULY 4TH WEEK. IF CLASS MEETS ON JULY 4TH WEEK THERE IS NO MAKE UP CLASS.


    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.

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructor:  Renee Graham/Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 6
    Register

    Rally Novice/Intermediate Class

       

    This class is designed to teach the skills required to appropriately perform individual signs. Each week will focus on different signs, building on the skills from the previous week's signs.  The Rally Novice & Intermediate signs, some more difficult than others, will be worked on in this class.  The amount of time you are willing to practice in-between classes will influence how many signs we can cover during the six week course. The last class will have a course designed with the signs covered during the class.

    Please bring plenty of treats, a toy, and a crate. When you dog is not working you will be watching the dogs in the ring, learning and sharing ideas.

    This class is designed to take multiple times. 


    July 24th will be make up class if the class does not meet the week of July 4th.  If the class meets the week of July 4th there will be no make up class.

     

    General registration: $125.00

     

    Instructor: TBA

     

    If you have any questions, contact Renee Graham, 803-960-5541.   

     

     

     

     

    • 12 Jun 2019
    • 17 Jul 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
    Register

    Advanced Skills - Evening

     

    The Advanced Skills class is designed for handlers and dogs who have successfully completed the intermediate class.  It covers topics such as attention, heeling, fronts, finishes, turns, and self-control.  This class provides the foundation for future work/classes in obedience, rally, and agility.    

    This class is designed to be taken several times to become more comfortable preforming higher level activities.


    July 31st will be the make up day for the class if it doesn't meet the week of July 4th.  If the class meets the week of July 4th there is no make up day.


    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:  Intermediate Skills (or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor)

     

    Instructor: TBD

     

    General Registration $125.00
    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.



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