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

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 17 Oct 2022
    • 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.


    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: Renee Graham


    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 required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 


     
    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Puppy Kindergarten - Morning


    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 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


    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 required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 


     
    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 01 Nov 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 4
    Register

    Agility Competition Class


    This class  is for teams that are ready to compete. It is designed to work on handling skills  needed to perform for full courses. We will work weekly on a standard course and sometimes jumpers courses. I will have both Novice and Master level courses nested together. You will work the course that most fits your needs. You dog must be almost ready to trial or already trialing. Your dog must be reliable off lead and have a good recall.
    This class meets at the Booker's field.

    Instructors: Diana Krause

    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility , beginning agility and advanced agility or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  8 weeks ( 6 classes, with 2 extra classes built in for rain) 

    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
    Register

    Tricks Title Preparation


    This class will be an all level tricks preparation class.  We will focus on helping each person develop the tricks they want to attempt in the Tricks Dog Tests to be held in late October.


    Most members who have taken a class or two with the club probably have enough of a foundation to learn a few tricks and be able to attempt their Novice title.  If you also sign up and pass the CGC you only need 5 tricks for your Novice Title.  Things like "Get in a box", "high five", "jump", "kennel up", "spin", "touch", "balance beam", all pretty simple and easy to learn for any beginner. See checklist below:

    Novice Checklist


    If you have taken a tricks class before, you may have enough tricks now to go for your Intermediate or even your Advanced Tricks Title.  If you are missing a few tricks this class will help you fill in your list.  Review checklists below:


    Intermediate Checklist


    Advanced Checklist


    The first four sessions of the class will focus on teaching, troubleshooting, and perfecting the tricks you want to attempt for your title.  The last two classes will focus on giving each team practice in the ring actually performing the tricks you will use to attempt your title.


    Instructor: Wanda Austin and Brandy Dunaway 


    This class is for GCOC Members only.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 

     





    • 14 Sep 2022
    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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                                   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.

    This is a members only class.


    This class requires a code.  Please email Bailey Howe - Bailey.k.howe@gmail.com and Courtney Hofacre - courtneyhofacre@gmail.com for more information and for the code to register. 


    Instructors:  Courtney Hofacre and Bailey Howe


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 

    • 14 Sep 2022
    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 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.


    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:  Nicole Tate, Kristina Gilbert


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 



    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 18 Oct 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: 4 weeks

    Instructors:  Peggy Langdon/Robbie Black/Tim Setterlund

    General Registration $100

    GCOC Members $60

     Payment required upon registration


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 



    • 07 Oct 2022
    • 28 Oct 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Intermediate Skills - Morning

     

    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: 4 weeks

    Instructors:  Peggy Langdon/Alyssa O'Dell

    General Registration $100

    GCOC Members $60

     Payment required upon registration


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 






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