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 Nov 2018
    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 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. 

     

    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.

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 8
    Register

    Rally Advanced/Excellent/Masters Class

     

    This six week class will include the rally advanced/excellent/Masters signs and the skills that are needed for these signs.  Handlers will practice the exercises and perform short sequences with the signs.  Rally rules and ring strategy will be discussed.  Although it is not necessary when entering the class, handlers should be comfortable with their dog off leash.  The class is designed to be taken multiple times to assist you in preparation for competing at the Advanced/Excellent level. 

     

    General registration: $125.00

     

    Instructor: Susanne Butterfield

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 12 Nov 2018
    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 4
    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. 


     

    General registration: $125.00

     

    Instructor: Robbie Black/Jaye Pearce

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 13 Nov 2018
    • 18 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

    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.


    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

    Instructor: Robbie Black/Bailey Howe

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 14 Nov 2018
    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 2
    Register

    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.


    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

    Instructor:  Peggy Langdon/

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 28 Nov 2018
    • 19 Dec 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Countdown to Novice & Beyond

     

    This class is full.


    Countdown to Novice & Beyond is a mentoring class designed to prepare teams for competition.  This 24 week class is designed to prepare teams for trial.  This is a reward-based and play focused class.  No drills or patterned learning.  The goal of the class is to build a team that will not only do well in the ring, but will enjoy the experience!

     

    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.

     


     

    Instructor: Kathy Evans  Assistant: Renee Graham

      

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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 10 Dec 2018
    • 17 Dec 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

    Nosework - Containers Week 5 and Week 6


    The Nosework Containers class is a great class to follow the Building Alerts class that is being taught at this time, although Building Alerts is not required   Any level can benefit from this class. 


    Pre-requisite for this class:  Dog must have completed  Introduction to Nosework and must know the order Birch. 


    HANDLERS MUST BRING CRATES TO THIS CLASS.  DOGS NOT WORKING MUST BE IN CRATE.


    Instructors: Mary Reeves and Christi Cooper



     

    • 07 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 10
    Register

    All Level

    Obedience Run Through

       

     

    This session is being offered to handlers who are wanting to sharpen their skills upcoming January  Trial.

     

    There is a 4 minute time limit for each run.  Handlers will receive feedback on their runs.  We will allow as many runs as are possible for the time period.

     

    This session is for GCOC Members and is free!  Please sign up in advance so we can prepare.


    Judge to be announced.

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 10 Jan 2019
    • 14 Mar 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:

    January 10, 17, 24, 31

    February 14, 21, 28

    March 14 

    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

     


     

     

     

       

     

    • 14 Jan 2019
    • 6:30 PM - 8:30 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 10
    Register

    All Level Rally

    Course Work (Run Through)

       

     

    This session is being offered to handlers who are wanting to sharpen their skills for the upcoming GCOC January Trail. 

     

    There is a 4 minute time limit for each run.  Handlers will receive feedback on their runs.  We will allow as many runs as are possible for the time period.

     

    This session is free for GCOC Regular Membership!  Please sign up on the website so we can prepare.


    Judge will be announced.

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 21 Jan 2019
    • 25 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 8
    Register

    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. 

     

    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.

    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 8
    Register

    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, 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:  Robbie Black/Pam Nachel

    General Registration $125.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 22 Jan 2019
    • 26 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 8
    Register

    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.


    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.

    • 23 Jan 2019
    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 8
    Register

    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.


    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.



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