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    • 20 Feb 2019
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

    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.
    • 04 Mar 2019
    • 25 Mar 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 2
    Register

    Tricks for Happy Dogs


    BACK BY POPULAR DEMAND!!!


    "From the 1920's and 1940's when dogs such as Rin Tin Tin and Lassie won people's hearts, to 2017 when a trick dog made it to the finals on America's Got Talent, trick dog training has always been- and still is- one of the most exciting areas in dog training."  (From AKC website)

    So your dog has been watching Lassie & Rin Tin Tin or has told you he/she wants to run away with the circus - come join us to get in on the fun. Learn to teach some simple tricks and prepare to earn an AKC Tricks Title. No previous tricks training needed, but if your dog already knows a few basic tricks we will help you work through a more advanced trick of your choice. And we will have FUN!


    Instructor: Bailey Howe/Wanda Austin


    If you have questions, please send them to reneewgraham@gmail.com

    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 8
    Register

    Building Ring Confidence - Advanced


    Are you competing but have issues when you get to the big ring?  Do you have your ring entrance and pre-competition routine down, but need more real-life practice? Does your dog get overwhelmed at the trial situation?  Does your dog heal beautifully and in the club but lags at the trial?  Does your dog stop and stare at the judge?


    What if the crowd is talking during your performance? What if the judge made you heel directly into the stewards table?  What if the judge has candy colored hair and follows your dog a few feet behind the entire heeling pattern?  What if someone is yelling commands from another ring?


    Can we train for real competition scenarios in a classroom setting?  You bet we can!  Ring Confidence Advanced will tighten up your performance so you stop losing points because of new situations your dog has not been exposed to.  


    Come join us as we explore distractions in a controlled environment setting.  Training and preparing your team for what you may encounter in a trial setting will build you and your dog’s confidence for the next big trial. 


    If you have questions about this class, contact Robbie Black or Renee Graham.



     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    • 05 Mar 2019
    • 26 Mar 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
    Register

    Building Ring Confidence - Level 1


    Are you considering competing in the future or are you competing now?  Are you trialing and your nerves are throwing your dog off?   Are you going in the ring and recognized stress in your dog?  Does your dog gets "allergies" in the ring and only in the ring?
    What your dog needs is ring confidence!


    Competition presents a whole new set of challenges and distractions. There are lots of dogs in crates. There are people everywhere and their talking.  There are different people in the training ring.  There's a weird person with a clipboard following him. PLUS there’s another ring right next to his ring with dogs and people walking around. This is very strange to your dog.


    This class will help you teach your dog that the challenges that happen at a trial setting are just another day at the park.  Join us and help your dog become more confident in trial situations. The ring can be FUN!


    Facilitator: Robbie Black and others

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 27 Mar 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 32
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    Instructor Training Workshop


    Are you looking for a way to get service hours and help people understand and train their dogs?  These instructor training workshop sessions might be right for you.  


    GCOC teaches approximately 30 public classes a year and we're always in need of instructors and assistants.  When approached to teach the general response is "I don't know how to do it".  Although they train their own dogs they are not comfortable with the idea of teaching or helping with a class.  Believe it or not there is an easy to follow plan for each level of class that GCOC teaches.  


    This series of 4 classes, will cover the curriculum for Puppy, Basic, Intermediate, and Advanced classes.  Come to one or come to all four classes.  When registering, please indicate in the Registrations section what class(s) you will be attending.



    Facilitator:

    Puppy - Gayle & Mitch Mitchiner

    Basic Skills - Renee Graham 

    Intermediate Skills - Robbie Black

    Advanced Skills - Peggy Langdon



    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 06 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 7
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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 level. 

     

    General registration: $125.00

     

    Instructor: Susanne Butterfield

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 01 Apr 2019
    • 06 May 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. 

     

    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.

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 07 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 3
    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:  

    General Registration $125.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 6:15 PM
    • 07 May 2019
    • 7:15 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
    Register

    Weave Pole Class


    2 X 2 weave pole class.  Teach your dog to weave in this 6 week course.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Evans at arthuriandog@gmail.com


    Class instructor: Kathy Evans.

    Bring toys and treats to class. 







    • 02 Apr 2019
    • 07 May 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: Bailey Howe/

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 08 May 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.


    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.

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 08 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 2
    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: TBA

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 08 May 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.

     

    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: 

     

    General Registration $125.00
    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 08 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Building 947 S. Stadium Drive, Columbia, SC
    • 6
    Register

    Agility Foundations - 1 At Training Building


    This class meets at the GCOC Training Building at 947 S. Stadium Dr., Columbia, SC on Wednesday  nights. This class emphasizes all component skills needed in agility; self control, motivation, balance/coordination, and handling. Dogs and handlers will learn a foundation of safety and skills which will enable them to continue to more advanced agility training if they wish. This class is geared towards dogs who have no prior experience with agility training.  We will introduce you and your dog to agility in a positive, safe manner. This is course  includes foundation skills necessary prior to learning  obstacles.  Dogs taking this class must be able to sit, stay, and come on one command.

    Minimum Age of Dog:  8 months by the day you register.

    Prerequisite:  To be eligible for this class dogs must  have taken Basic skills class.    Or  be evaluated by the instructor or agility training director using the exercises from the Canine Good Citizen's Test. 

     

    Instructors: Diana Krause

     

    Cost: General Registration $125.00  


    Prerequisite: Passing Canine Good Citizen's Test  not required but recommended. Basic Skills class or instructor approval.

    Please pay on-line. 

    Length: 6 weeks.

    • 03 Apr 2019
    • 08 May 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 6

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


    GREATER COLUMBIA OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.


    Scent Patrol and Scent Detective Trial

    April 6, 2019

     Obedience & Rally Trials

    April 6-7, 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 entry each level once for each Rd. Eg. you can enter Obedience level 1-up to three times Once on Sat and On Sunday once in Round 1 and once in Rd 2.



    For complete rules go to:

    www.c-wags.org


    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 April 6 and 7 2019.pdf


     

    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 Treasurer

    Christi Cooper

    3030 Oakhaven Road

    Columbia, SC 29204


    Scent, Obedience and Rally Pre-Entry

    $20.00 for first class

    $18.00 for second class/same dog/same day

    $15 for each additional class/same dog/same day

    Must be received on-line or to Trial Secretary by 4/3/19

     

    Day of Show Entry  Fees:

    $25.00 for first class

    $20 each additional class/same dog


    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, 1 Rally and 1Scent class will receive a 3class discount



    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


    Scent Level 1 & 2 (Sat)

    Obedience Levels I, 2 & 3

    (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)

    • 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

     


     

     

     

       

     



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