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    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 07 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
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    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.


    This class will not meet Labor Day.


    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 6 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner/Nell Jenkinson

     

    General Registration: $125.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 26 Aug 2019
    • 30 Sep 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

     INTRODUCTION TO NOSEWORK


    Nosework is a scent sport that is really growing.  Any dog can do it because it uses the dog’s natural desire to hunt. Scent sport is a good way to build dog’s confidence and is great for active dogs because it engages their minds.


    This introduction class starts dogs on odor right away instead of beginning with food.  Dogs will learn to recognize the first odor, Birch. Handlers will learn to read their dog’s signals, begin to learn a search/hunt alert, and to stay at the odor source.


    Prerequisite: The dog must have Basic Skills or permission from instructor. 

    Although this is an introduction class it is not for dogs who have not had experience in classes.  Dogs need to understand clickers and/or marker words and have a good start on impulse control.


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


    Nosework kits will be provided.


    This class is scheduled to meet September 2nd, Labor Day.


    Instructors: Mary Reeves, Mary McEntire, Debbie Shealy


    This class is for GCOC members only. 

    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 01 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

    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 and Bailey Howe

    General Registration $125.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 27 Aug 2019
    • 01 Oct 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.


    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:  Robbie Black, Bailey Howe and Walter Chastain

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 3
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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, 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.


    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructor:  Renee Graham/Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 4
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    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/Masters level. 

     

    Instructor: Susanne Butterfield

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    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: Nicole Tate/Renee Graham

     

    General Registration $125.00
    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 28 Aug 2019
    • 02 Oct 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    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: Diane Sanderson

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 06 Sep 2019
    • 15 Nov 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.

    • 12 Sep 2019
    • 14 Nov 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, September 12th at 7:30.


    Dates are:

    September 12, 19, 26

    October 10, 17, 24, 31

    November 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

     


     

     

     

       

     

    • 19 Sep 2019
    • 21 Nov 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Get Novice Ready


    This class is designed to help teams master the foundation skills necessary for competition, practice building behavior chains for the Novice exercises, troubleshoot problem areas, build motivation and confidence, develop patterns and protocols for entering the ring and transitioning between exercises, learn effective handling to help guide and support your dog, and eventually enter trials at the Novice level.  The plan is that handler teams can continue to take the class until they “graduate” via the attainment of their CD, and for new handler teams to enter the program.

    Each hour long session will typically consist of teaching/reviewing some aspect of the skills necessary to compete at the Novice level along with practice on the skills and exercises you are working on. 

    The hope of the obedience training committee is that this develops into a long running, Thursday night class.  Based on the GCOC structure it will technically consist of 6 classes in each cycle.  New participants may join at the start of any 6 week cycle but preference will be given to returning class members.  The goal is to help people get to successfully attain their Novice title.


    Prerequisite:  Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced Skills Class or Instructor's permission.  


    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.

     


    Instruct: Peggy Langdon/Robbie Black

      

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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 13 Oct 2019
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 12
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    Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Test

     

    The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program is an American Kennel Club program to promote responsible dog ownership and to encourage the training of well-mannered dogs. A dog and handler team must take a short evaluation of less than half an hour; dogs who pass the evaluation earn the Canine Good Citizen designation.

    The evaluation consists of ten objectives. All items must be completed satisfactorily to earn the CGC certification. Test items include:


    Accepting a friendly stranger.

    Sitting politely for petting.

    Allowing basic grooming procedures.

    Walking on a loose lead.

    Walking through a crowd.

    Sitting and lying down on command and staying in place.

    Coming when called.

    Reacting appropriately to another dog.

    Reacting appropriately to distractions.

    Calmly enduring supervised separation from the owner.


    Dogs do not have to be registered with the AKC to earn a CGC, nor do they have to be purebred or, in fact, registered with any canine organization. The goal is to promote good citizenship for all dogs.

    For more information follow this link:

    http://www.akc.org/cgc-pledge/


    Evaluators:  Phyllis Beasley

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 26 Oct 2019
    • 7:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • GCOC Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd., Suite 10 Columbia, SC 29201
    • 80
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    Shadow Dog Sports

    Two CDSP Obedience Trials

    AKC Trick Dog Testing

    Saturday October 26, 2019


     Entries Close Tuesday October 22, 2019 at 11:59pm

     We have made it easy and free to register online and are encouraging online entries.

     If you prefer to complete the form, write a check and mail in your entry

     Mailed entries must be received no later than October 22, 2019

     Make check to Shadow Dog Sports mail to

     Jaye Pearce 3416 Delree St. West Columbia, SC 29170

     Day of show entries will be accepted if trials do not fill.

    More about the Companion Dog Sports Program


    You must have a CDSP Registration number before competing. Click below to get a number

    http://www.companiondogsportsprogram.com click on exhibitor information then register online to complete the registration form and submit it to the CDSP office.


    Trick Dog Testing Requires an AKC Registration number or you can complete a AKC Special Listing Application and send it in with your title application after you meet the trick dog requirements.  See premium for website location.






    You need to complete a separate registration for each dog. There is no limit to the number of dogs you can register if they have a CDSP registration number and belong to you or a member of your immediate family.


    You can register as many dogs for Tricks Titles but please register each one separately.


    Click below for Premium. Your typed full name after your contact information acts as your required signature on the General Agreement on the last page of the premium.

    Premium also includes the AKC Trick Testing information.


    CDSP premium 10-26-19.pdf


    CDSP premium 10-26-19.docx






    • 23 Nov 2019
    • 7:30 AM
    • 24 Nov 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • 947 S Stadium Drive, Columbia SC
    Register

    GREATER COLUMBIA OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.

    AKC Novice Obedience and all levels of Rally Trials

     

    Please read before completing registration form

    Closes 11:30 PM, Wed.  Nov 6, 2018

     


    There is no charge for online payment. If you choose to pay by check please complete online application then send check made out to GCOC to the Trial Secretary


    Jaye Pearce

    3614 Delree Street

    West Columbia, SC 29170



    Click below for Premium. Read the AKC Agreement and Certification of the right to show dog at an AKC trial. You will be required to type your name on at the end of the first dog you register which will act as your signature  stating you have read and agree to the information on page 4 of the premium.

    GCOC Nov 23-24 2019 Novice Obedience and All Levels of Rally Premium.pdf


    GCOC Nov 23-24 2019 Novice Obedience and All Levels of Rally Premium.docx


    To avoid entering a class you are not eligible to enter check the below site


    Check here to assure you are eligible for class you are entering





    • 07 Dec 2019
    • 8:00 AM
    • 08 Dec 2019
    • 4:00 PM
    • 947 S. Stadium Road Suite 10 Columbia, SC 29201
    Register


    GREATER COLUMBIA OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.


     Obedience & Rally Trials

    Dec 7-8, 2019

    Games

    Dec 7, 2019

     

    Due to the large number of classes offered

    please register each dog separately. After you complete the registration of one dog you will be able to close out without paying,then register the next dog. Your will receive different invoices as each registration is completed but when you are finished and come back to the site you will be allowed to make one payment at the end.

    Although each class lists all possible entries remember you can only enter each level once for each Rd. Eg. you can enter Obedience level 1-up to three times Once on Sat and Twice on Sunday once in Round 1 and once in Rd 2.



    For complete rules go to:

    CWAGS



    Click below for premium.You will be required to check a box stating you have read the Disclaimer found at bottom of premium for your entry to be valid

    CWAGS premium December 7-8 2019.docx

      


     

    This is an indoor show

    Limited crating space available.

    Please bring a mat to place under your crate


    There is no charge for online payment. If you choose to pay by check please complete the online application then send check made out to Shadow Dog Sports the Trial

    Jaye Pearce

    3416 Delree St

    West Columbia, SC 29170


     Obedience and Rally Pre-Entry

    Entry Fees:

    $20 for first class

    $17 each additional class / same dog


     Day of Show Entry Fees:

    $23 for first class

    $20 each additional class / same dog

    Games

    $15 per class

    Due to the reduced cost of games they are not counted as additional classes


    Fees are based on number of classes each dog is registered for each day. You can receive multiple class discounts per dog even if registering for different types of events. E.g. One dog registered for 1 Obedience, 2 Rally (Zoom) classes will receive class discounts on 2 classes



    All dogs must be registered with C-WAGS to participate and receive credit in the C­ WAGS classes. Day of show registrations will be accepted or register on line at by right clicking below link and choose to open in new window

    Receive registration number via email


    Obedience Levels I, 2,3,4 & 5

    (1 round Sat. 2 rounds Sun)

          Starter, Advance & Pro Rally

    (2 rounds Sat)

            Zoom 1.0, Zoom 1.5 and Zoom 2.0

    (2 roundsSun)

    ARF (1 Rd each day)

    Games Saturday Only

    Grab Bag Level 1&2

    Black Jack Levels 1,2,3 & 4



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