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    • 11 Jun 2018
    • 06 Aug 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Poodle Grooming Class


    GCOC is offering an eight week poodle grooming class.  This class is designed to teach owners to groom their poodles with an emphasis on grooming that is most effective for performance poodles. This class is only for poodles.  We will offer grooming classes for other breeds if members express a need.  

    The first class is June 11th at 6:30.  This class is an introduction.  An overview of the class will be discussed along with the equipment that participants will need to purchase.  Materials for this class will need to be ordered by the participants.  Please bring your dog to this class.  You may want to bring a crate for your dog, because the dogs will not be doing anything in this class.  DON'T BUY ANY EQUIPMENT BEFORE CLASS, BUT BRING ALL EQUIPMENT THAT YOU HAVE WITH YOU TO THIS CLASS.  We will not meet June 18th to give time for equipment to arrive.  We will meet again Monday, June 25th at 6:30.


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

     

     Instructor:  Caroline Hair

     

    General Registration $165.00

    Payment is required to secure your registration. 

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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 17 Jul 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    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:  TBD

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 12 Jun 2018
    • 17 Jul 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    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.


    Instructor: Robbie Black/Renee Graham

    General Registration $125.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 13 Jun 2018
    • 25 Jul 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
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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/Robbie Black

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 11
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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:  Gayle Mitchiner & Renee Graham

     

     

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 12
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    Tricks Title Testing

     

    From the 1920’s and 1940’s when trick dogs such as Rin Tin Tin and Lassie won peoples’ hearts, trick dog training has become one of the most exciting new areas in dog training today.


    AKC Trick Dog titles are official AKC titles listed on the dog’s title record.  (There is a $20. processing fee that you will need to send to AKC to receive the title.)

    Multiple titles for the same dog can be sent in together, each one will be processed in succession after each previous title has been added and printed.

    Dogs must have an AKC, PAL, or AKC Canine Partners number to earn a title.

    All dogs can get a number including purebreds and mixed breeds.


    There are 4 Titles a dog can receive.  

    • Novice Trick Dog (TKN)

    The dog performs 10 skills from the Novice list. (see link to “Application” below for lists of skills). If a dog has a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC, it can do 5 Novice tricks (CGC + 5) to earn the Novice title.

    • Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI)

    The dog must have the Novice title, plus perform 10 Intermediate tricks.

    • Advanced Trick Dog (TKA)

    The dog must have the Intermediate title, plus perform 5 tricks from the Advanced list.

    • Trick Dog Performer (TKP)

    I​n this title, handlers perform a short routine with at least 10 tricks previously learned.


    YOU MAY DO TWO LEVELS BY REGISTERING TWICE. 


    Some of the rules changed June 1. Check the AKC website.

    For more information about Tricks Title go to:

    http://www.akc.org/about-trick-dog/



    Evaluator:  Caroline Hunt & Diane Sanderson

     

     

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 1:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 8
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    CGCA

    (Canine Good Citizens Community Canines)


    This test will be held outside in the parking lot if weather permits.  Please just sign up for the test, but don't pay.  You may pay the day of the test.  The cost will be $10.00.

     

    AKC Community Canine is the advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program. As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title.


    Requirements: Dog must have passed the CGC Test


    See link below for more information.

    http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-community-canine/test-items/


     

    Evaluators: Gayle Mitchiner & Renee Graham

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 31 Jul 2018
    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
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    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. If your dig 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: Nell Jenkins, TBA

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

    • 01 Aug 2018
    • 22 Aug 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Shaping Class


    Have you ever felt bored or stuck when introducing new behaviors?  Incorporating “shaping” is a valuable tool to increase your dog’s engagement and motivation.  To quote Denise Fenzi, “ With shaping, you can literally teach your dog to perform any behavior he is physically capable of doing. Shaping will bring you closer to seeing into your dog's thoughts than you ever thought possible.


    In this 4 week class we will discuss it’s usefulness, establish criteria and troubleshoot how to accomplish these goals with group input.  


    Requirements: minimum of basic obedience required. 


    (This class won’t nexessarily be about HOW ro motivate dogs - though I’m happy to teach a class on motivation or toy play - so I don’t know how to tactfully say “only dogs that already are engaged in training” but food motivated dogs will be ones who beat benefit from this)


    There’s a very rough draft....edit to whatever you want!


     

    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:  Hannah Bauchat

     

    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 14 Aug 2018
    • 21 Aug 2018
    • 2 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
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    How-to Class: Video, Edit, & Upload Training Sessions


    Videoing training sessions can be very helpful to better understand what is happening in training sessions and a must for on line classes.  It's also a mystery to many people.  Peggy Langdon & Robbie Black have agreed to help remove the mystery with a 2 class session to help those interested in learning more about this subject.


    Join us for a couple of nights behind the "camera" and learn the mystery.


    No equipment is required, but bring what you have.

     

    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:  Robbie Black & Peggy Langdon 

     

    General Registration $40.00
    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 3
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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.

     

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 6 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner/

     

    General Registration: $125.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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     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.


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


    Nosework kits will be provided.

    Camera – Students must also bring some kind of recording devise - video camera, tablet, phone, etc. to tape themselves in class.  Tapes will be view in class.



    Prerequisite: The dog must have Basic Skills.


    Instructors: Christi Cooper, Debbie Shealy


    This class is for GCOC members only. 

    • 28 Aug 2018
    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 3
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    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.


    Instructor: 

    General Registration $125.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 3
    Register

    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:  Nell Jenkins/Jaye Pearce

    General Registration $125.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 29 Aug 2018
    • 03 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 6
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    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:  TBD

     

    General Registration $125.00
    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.



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