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    • 10 Jun 2022
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 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.



    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: Alyssa O'Dell


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.




    • 13 Jun 2022
    • 25 Jul 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 not meet July 4th.


    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 not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.


     
    • 14 Jun 2022
    • 19 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 6

    Rally Intermediate/Advanced Class


    This class will build on the skills learned in Novice Class.  Signs for Intermediate and Advanced are identical, except Intermediate is done on leash and does not have a jump.  We will work on distractions from both inside and outside the ring. Bring plenty of treats, both high and low value (Cheerios).  For dogs who have never worked off leash this will be a new experience and keeping them focused on you can be challenging.  Great treats will help.  Intermediate dogs will build toward off leash work.  

    Please bring a crate.  You will learn so much by watching your class mates, sharing ideas, and working as a group.


    This class is designed to be taken multiple times because the skills need for rally are not learned in 6 weeks. 


    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 for this class is Rally Novice or instructor permission.

    Instructor: Jaye Pearce & Candace Hood


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

      

    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Of course if you're more comfortable with a mask of wear it.   We all have different situations.

    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 20 Jul 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: Tim Setterlund, Nicole Tate, Kristina Gilbert


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.



    • 15 Jun 2022
    • 20 Jul 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    NOTEAdvanced/Introduction to Competition 


    This class will give you a taste of what is next to do with your dog.  Weather you are interested in competing in dog sports it's fun to watch your dog learn new things.  This class will help you with the next step.


    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.


    pre-requisites:  Successful completion of Basic and Intermediate Skills classes or equivalent or with instructor permission.   

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructors: Robbie Black 




    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are not required, but masks will return as needed.  Masks may be required by instructors and you will be notified if that is the case.  Please feel free to wear a mask if you prefer.  We all have different situations.




    • 30 Jun 2022
    • 21 Jul 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Weave Pole Class


    This class is appropriate for dogs and handlers with no weaves experience.  We will learn weaves using the channel method.  No previous experience with agility is required.  Dogs and handlers should be familiar with and comfortable using positive reinforcement with either food or toys.  This is a critical requirement for this class.  Dogs should be able to work while other people are in the same room.  Dogs and handlers should have completed the basic and intermediate classes at GCOC or have equivalent experience.  Dogs signed up for this class should be 2 years old or older.

    Class will be held in the building, Small Room.


    Instructor: Amber King


    Contact Amber King for registration code: amber.lee.king@gmail.com




    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 24 Jul 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd., Suite 10 Columbia, SC 29201

    Shadow Dog Sports

    Barn Hunt  Licensed Trials

    July 22-July 24th, 2022


     Entries Close July 11, 2022 at 11:59pm or until full.


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

    You may complete the online registration and mail in your check but entry is not complete until

    Check is received. Checks must be received prior to closing

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     Make check to Shadow Dog Sports mail to

     Jaye Pearce 3416 Delree St. West Columbia, SC 29170

     If not received by closing date you will need to go online and register as a late

    entry will a $5 per entry fee, if trial is not full. A copy of your original voided check will be sent

    to you via email or text.


    You may enter one dog on this form but wait until you have entered all dogs and received

    an invoice  for each dog before paying once. Your spot WILL NOT be guaranteed until

    payment is received

    Click below for Premium. Premium has additional information about the trial and judges.

    Typing Your typed full name after your contact information acts as your required signature

    on page 6 of Premium WAIVER, RELEASE, AND HOLD HARMLESS 

    Shadow Dog Sports July 22-24 2022 Premium.pdf



      PLEASE NOTE: For Licensed Trial dogs must have a Barn Hunt Reg.#

    to enter. Only enter classes you are eligible to enter. Please read the Competitors rule book revisions as of June 1st 2022 to assure you

    understand the rules that will be in effect for this trial.

                            

                                  Look for 2022 Competitor Rulebook

    If your dog eliminates on a straw bale you will be charged $10.

    We will need to replace that bale and it is no longer able to be used

    in the trial. 








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