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    • 21 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 02 Aug 2021
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    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
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    Rally Novice/Intermediate Class


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



       

    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.


    The class starts on June 21st. The instructor is out of town on the June 8th but classes will resume on July 5th and run until August 2nd providing 6 full weeks of classes.

     

    General registration: $125.00

     

    Instructor: Jaye Pearce 

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 21 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 26 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Rally Advanced/Excellent/Masters Class


    Prerequisite for this class is Rally Novice/Intermediate or instructor permission.

    Registration requires a code from the Instructor.  Contact Diane for permission and the code.E-mail Diane Farrar-Sanderson


    This six week class will be limited to 8 students and will be based on the skill and experience level of those students.  It may 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. 



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



    Instructor: Diane Farrar-Sanderson

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 22 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

     NOSEWORK - ALERTS CLASS


    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


    This class will be centered on teaching a freeze alert for the dog. There will be no searches or searching skills taught in this class.


    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. 

    • 15 Jul 2021
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    • 29 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
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    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is scheduled for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    Our private lessons are adjusted to fit the needs of the team.  Your instructor can work with you and your dog to perform skills such as sit, down, pivots, stays, and much more.  They can help you and your dog consistently perform those skills in ever more distracting environments.  Whether your team needs skills, or engagement and focus, our instructors can assess your current level of performance and design sessions that help your team advance together.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (Aug 5 @ 9:45 am).  

    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.

    GCOC Reserves the right to cancel classes.

      

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 15 Jul 2021
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    • 29 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
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    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is scheduled for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    Our private lessons are adjusted to fit the needs of the team.  Your instructor can work with you and your dog to perform skills such as sit, down, pivots, stays, and much more.  They can help you and your dog consistently perform those skills in ever more distracting environments.  Whether your team needs skills, or engagement and focus, our instructors can assess your current level of performance and design sessions that help your team advance together.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (Aug 5 @ 12:00 pm).  

    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.

    GCOC Reserves the right to cancel classes.

      

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 20 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 24 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 2
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    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.

    • 21 Jul 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 25 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructors:  Robbie Black and Renee Graham

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     Payment required upon registration

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 04 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 18 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is scheduled for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    Our private lessons are adjusted to fit the needs of the team.  Your instructor can work with you and your dog to perform skills such as sit, down, pivots, stays, and much more.  They can help you and your dog consistently perform those skills in ever more distracting environments.  Whether your team needs skills, or engagement and focus, our instructors can assess your current level of performance and design sessions that help your team advance together.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (Aug 25 @ 6:45 pm).  

    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.

    GCOC Reserves the right to cancel classes.

      

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Nicole Tate

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 04 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 18 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is scheduled for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    Our private lessons are adjusted to fit the needs of the team.  Your instructor can work with you and your dog to perform skills such as sit, down, pivots, stays, and much more.  They can help you and your dog consistently perform those skills in ever more distracting environments.  Whether your team needs skills, or engagement and focus, our instructors can assess your current level of performance and design sessions that help your team advance together.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (Aug 25 @ 7:30 pm).  

    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.

    GCOC Reserves the right to cancel classes.

      

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Nicole Tate

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 05 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is scheduled for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    Our private lessons are adjusted to fit the needs of the team.  Your instructor can work with you and your dog to perform skills such as sit, down, pivots, stays, and much more.  They can help you and your dog consistently perform those skills in ever more distracting environments.  Whether your team needs skills, or engagement and focus, our instructors can assess your current level of performance and design sessions that help your team advance together.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (August 26 @ 10:30 am).  

    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.

    GCOC Reserves the right to cancel classes.

      

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 05 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 19 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    This class consists of 3 private sessions.  Each session is scheduled for 45 minutes to allow for acclimation, 30 minutes of training, and clearing the building after the lesson. Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Thursday mornings.   


    Our private lessons are adjusted to fit the needs of the team.  Your instructor can work with you and your dog to perform skills such as sit, down, pivots, stays, and much more.  They can help you and your dog consistently perform those skills in ever more distracting environments.  Whether your team needs skills, or engagement and focus, our instructors can assess your current level of performance and design sessions that help your team advance together.


    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.

    • Payment is due upon registration.  
    • Cancellation policy:  Cancellation of class registration within 24 hours of first session -- No refund. If you need to cancel a session, your session can be rescheduled on one make up day only (Aug 26  @ 11:15 am).  

    ****PLEASE NOTE -- if 2 handler teams, scheduled one after the other, have similar levels and abilities, your instructor MAY combine them into one, 60 minute semi-private session.

    GCOC Reserves the right to cancel classes.

      

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 3 weeks

    Instructor:  Peggy Langdon

    General Registration $150.

    GCOC Members $90

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 21 Aug 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 09 Oct 2021
    • (EDT)
    • GCOC Training Building
    Register

    If you are interested in taking 4 hours of Barn Hunt Classes let us know. Those who sign up as interested will be the first ones allowed to register. There will be a limited number of spots.



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