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Engagement - Thursday 6:30 PM

  • 29 Jun 2023
  • 27 Jul 2023
  • 4 sessions
  • 29 Jun 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 06 Jul 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 13 Jul 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • 27 Jul 2023, 6:30 PM 8:00 PM (EDT)
  • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
  • 0


Registration is closed


Member registration begins on April 17th.

Nonmember registration begins April 19th.

This is a 4 week class, and each class will last 1 1/2 hours.

If all available seats have been filled, please sign-up on the waitlist. Future classes will give priority to those on the waitlist. 

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. Alongside engagement, we use and teach techniques for achieving an appropriate state of mind to learn and work. Our teaching format is suited best for handlers who have never taught engagement before, dogs that struggle to engage around distractions or in new environments, handlers seeking to build or refine their mechanics, and/or dogs with non-aggressive disruptive behaviors that prevent learning in regular group settings.

Please note, crating is required. When you and your dog are not working, you are asked to watch and learn from other dog-handler teams. Space will be available for indoor crating, or you may secure your dog in your vehicle. 

If you have any questions, please contact the instructors for this class, Bailey Howe - and Courtney Hofacre -

The class will not meet July 20th.

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. 

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