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    • 13 Sep 2021
    • 18 Oct 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
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    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   

    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.


    Puppy Kindergarten - Evening


     This class WILL qualify for AKC Star Puppy certification but you must attend ALL sessions. 




    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 to the first session.
    • Payment is due upon registration.  

    Prerequisite: None

    Length: 6 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner

     

    General Registration: $150.00

    Member Registration: $90

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

     
    • 13 Sep 2021
    • 18 Oct 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

     NOSEWORK - Fun with Searching


    Prerequisite: Must have taken Introduction to Scent Work: Part 1, 2 and 3. Or be approved by instructor.  All prospective students must contact Mary McEntire to verifiy satisfaction of the prerequisite and receive a code allowing them to register. 

     
    To contact Mary by e-mail, click on this link:  Mary McEntire


    Dogs will practice searching skills in various locations - exteriors and interiors.

    Temperatures and daylight will allow doing exterior searches as well as interior when necessary.


    HANDLERS MUST CRATE DOGS IN THEIR VEHICLES AND DOGS ARE TO REMAIN IN CRATES WHILE NOT WORKING.  NO CRATING IN THE BUILDING.  


    Instructors: Mary Reeves, Mary McEntire, 


    This class is for GCOC members only. 


    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   


    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.

    • 03 Oct 2021
    • 10:30 AM
    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 2:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Building
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Barn Hunt Class


    Based on the responses from the survey we are making adjustments to the number of students in each class and moving the start time to later in the morning.

    There will be 4 one hour sessions for each of the 3 groups with 4 to 5  students per class. We are opening 12 slots but will have a wait list. If may be that one class has 5 students but no more than 5 in any class will be accepted.


    Times for this sessions will be

    10:30-11:30

    11:45-12:45

    1:00-2:00 


    Since you have already purchased most of the Hay Bales we have reduced the cost of the class to $150 for Members and $160 for Non-members


    Mask are required

    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.




    • 24 Oct 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • 947 S. Stadium Road Suite 10 Columbia, SC 29201
    Register


    Shadow Dog Sports

    Two Obedience & Two Rally Trials

    Sunday October 24, 2021

     

    Due to the large number of classes offered

    only 2 dogs on each registration form.  If you have more than 2n dogs, after you complete the registration of the first 2 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 Round 1 and once in Round 2 Eg. you can enter Obedience level 1 once in Round 1 and Once in Round 2

    But you can enter Obedience Level 1, Obedience Level 2 Rally Advanced, ZOOM 1.5  or any other combination in Round 1 and in Round 2 .



    For complete rules go to:


    Obedience Rules


    Rally and ZOOM Rules





    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 October 24, 2021.pdf


    CWAGS Premium October 24, 2021.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 Treasurer

    Jaye Pearce

    3416 Delree Street

    West Columbia, SC 29170


    Pre-entry Fees

    $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 October 19, 2021

     

    Day of Show Entry  Fees:

    $23.00 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, and 2 Rally classes and 1 Zoom class will receive a 4 class discount

    20+18+15+15=$68



    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

    (2 rounds)

          Starter, Advance & Pro Rally

    (2 rounds)

            Zoom 1.0, Zoom 1.5 and Zoom 2.0

    (2 rounds)


    • 01 Nov 2021
    • 29 Nov 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
    Register

    Novice Competition Preparation


    This class is designed as a final tune-up for competing in a Novice trial.  You should have near mastery of all the Novice exercises.  This is a proofing class that will focus on helping you and your team build confidence in the ring.  You will work on protocols for entering the ring and transitioning between exercises, learn effective handling to help guide and support your dog, and be ready for competition at the Novice level.  



    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: Kathy Evans

      

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    This class is for GCOC members only.  


    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   


    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.

    • 01 Nov 2021
    • 06 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 2
    Register

     NOSEWORK - Fun with Searching


    Prerequisite: Must have taken Introduction to Scent Work: Part 1, 2 and 3. Or be approved by instructor.  All prospective students must contact Mary McEntire to verifiy satisfaction of the prerequisite and receive a code allowing them to register. 

     
    To contact Mary by e-mail, click on this link:  Mary McEntire


    Dogs will practice searching skills in various locations - exteriors and interiors.

    Temperatures and daylight will allow doing exterior searches as well as interior when necessary.


    HANDLERS MUST CRATE DOGS IN THEIR VEHICLES AND DOGS ARE TO REMAIN IN CRATES WHILE NOT WORKING.  NO CRATING IN THE BUILDING.  


    Instructors: Mary Reeves, Mary McEntire, 


    This class is for GCOC members only. 


    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   


    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.

    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    Canine Fitness Foundations


    This class will introduce the basic foundation skills for canine fitness.  Dogs and handlers should understand clicker training/shaping and be able to apply it when learning new things. This class is appropriate for dogs of any age but dogs that are physically compromised in any way should not attend this class.  We will cover fitness program design and misconceptions surrounding canine fitness.


    Instructor: Amber King


    Please note that the class will skip the November 23 class but continue through December 14.


    This class is for GCOC members only.  


    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   


    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.







    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 01 Dec 2021
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 4
    Register

                                   Engagement 


    Engagement, as defined by Forrest Micke, is when the dog is focused on you, wants to be with you, and wants what you have. 


    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. Using these methods we seek to avoid begging or bribing the dog. Good engagement is the cornerstone for successful dog-handler relationships at home, in training, and in the competition ring. We look forward to having you in class. 


    Please bring high-value treats, a treat pouch, a favorite toy, and a crate. When you and your dog are not working, you may watch to learn from other dog-handler teams.



    Instructors:  Courtney Hofacre and Bailey Howe

     

    This class is for GCOC members only.

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   


    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.

    • 03 Nov 2021
    • 17 Nov 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 6
    Register

    C-WAGS Rally Games

    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.

    The most current statement is: Everyone in areas of Substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated.

    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class. 


    This 3 week class will be limited to 6 students


    Grab a friend and let's have some C-WAGS Rally fun!  We are going to energize your training by playing rally games:  pairs, zoom, and Black Jack (you need to count to 21).  It's a short class and we will only meet 3 times so you don't want to miss out.



    Instructor: Diane Farrar Sanderson

     

    If you have any questions, contact Nicole Tate , 803-206-0877

     


    • 09 Nov 2021
    • 14 Dec 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    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: Peggy Langdon and Renee Graham

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   


    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.



    • 01 Dec 2021
    • 15 Dec 2021
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 3
    Register

    Welcome to Canine Circus Trick Class


    Would you like to get out of the house and do something fun with your dog?

    Do not look any further! GCOC is offering a new class that is fun and empowering for both you and your dog.


    Trick training isn’t just about learning cool tricks to show off.  There are

    many benefits of teaching your dog tricks.  Some of these include:

    1)  It can improve your relationship with your dog, as well as help with your dog’s focus and engagement.

    2)  Trick training is also great way to tire a dog out mentally. For example, did you know

    using their brain for twenty minutes equals to one hour of dog walking?

    3)  Another benefit is physical exercise. Many tricks help build muscle  tone,

    stamina, flexibility, balance and concentration. 

    4)  If you have a dog that is nervous or anxious, it can build their confidence and givethem a sense of achievement.

    5)  Increasing a dog's learning ability.  The more tricks that you teach a dog, the quicker the dog can learn new things.


    Now that you know the benefits of trick training, bring some tasty and delicious treats and lets have fun with our dogs doing some circus tricks.


    Instructor: Wanda Austin


    This class is for GCOC Members only.


    If you have questions, please send them to Nicole Tate at njtaterr@gmail.com 


    NOTE:  After studying the data related to the Delta COVID Variant the CDC has updated the Mask Recommendations.   The most current statement is "Everyone in areas of substantial transmission to wear a mask in public indoor places, even if they are fully vaccinated."   


    Please bring your own mask and plan to wear it in class.



    • 04 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 Dec 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • 947 S Stadium Drive, Columbia SC
    Register

    GREATER COLUMBIA OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.

    AKC Novice Obedience

    Includes

    Beginning Novice, Novice, Preferred Novice, and Graduate Novice


     
    Please read before completing registration form

    Closes 11:30 PM, Wed.  November 17, 2021

     


    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 Dec 4-5 2021 Trial Premium.pdf


    You cannot enter two of the same class on the same day nor can you enter both A and B for the same class in the same day.



    Click Below for copy of Obedience Rules and Regulations

    AKC Obedience Regulations Updated and effective Nov 2020.pdf



    PLEASE CHECK THE BELOW SITE TO DETERMINE WHICH CLASS or COMBINATION OF CLASSES YOU MAY ENTER.



    Obedience Eligibility and Class Combination Tool



    AKC Obedience "A" & Rally "A" Class Eligibility Tool


    Thanks to Chris Brooks www.showentries.info for allowing us to direct you to his site for the above links





    • 04 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM
    • 05 Dec 2021
    • 5:00 PM
    • 947 S Stadium Drive, Columbia SC
    Register

    GREATER COLUMBIA OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.

    AKC Rally

    Includes

    Novice, Intermediate, Advanced, Excellent,Master


     
    Please read before completing registration form

    Closes 11:30 PM, Wednesday November 17, 2021

     


    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 Dec 4-5 2021 Trial Premium.pdf


    You can not enter two of the same class on the same day nor can you enter both A and B for the same class in the same day.

    Click Below for copy of Rules and regulations


    AKC Rally Regulations Updated and effective November 2020.pdf


    PLEASE CHECK THE BELOW SITE TO DETERMINE WHICH CLASS or COMBINATION OF CLASSES YOU MAY ENTER.


    Rally Class Eligibility/What classes can be entered together in same trial tool


    AKC Obedience "A" & Rally "A" Class Eligibility Tool


    Thanks to Chris Brooks www.showentries.info for allowing us to direct you to his site for the above links







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