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    • 10 May 2018
    • 28 Jun 2018
    • 6 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 11th at 7:30.

    Dates are:

    May 10, 17, 24

    June 14, 21,28

    Contact Janice Nepita via email for more information and to register for this class.  JaniceNepita@aol.com

     


     

     

     

       

     

    • 16 May 2018
    • 04 Jul 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 4
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    Weave Pole Class


    Class description will be posted later.  If you have any questions, please contact Kathy Evans at arthuriandog@gmail.com


    Note, this class is a double session - 8 weeks.


    A decision will be made by class members about the July 4th class meeting.  This class may be rescheduled.



    • 21 May 2018
    • 25 Jun 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 4
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    Beginner Agility I @ Booker Field on Monday nights.


    This class is for teams that have successfully completed Foundations of Agility ,  or instructor permission.


    Description: This class will continue on with concepts that were taught in foundations, like call to heel , contact  skills and jump work. We will also be working increasing dogs drive to run agility in this class.  We will start to learn more equipment; teeters, dogwalks, A-frames and weave poles.  We will add in the beginning of sequencing of obstacles. 

    Instructors: Diana Krause  


    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility 
    or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  6 weeks
    Cost:  $125 non-members,  
    • 11 Jun 2018
    • 16 Jul 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
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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.

    • 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
    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.


    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
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.   

     

     

     

     

    • 23 Jun 2018
    • 9:30 AM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 17
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    C-WAGS Obedience & Rally - Everything you need to know


    C-WAGS is a dog and handler team sport dedicated to all the great dogs and handler teams.  Join us for a morning of C-WAGS fun.  This workshop will be an overview of rules, and demonstrations in obedience and rally.  Afterwards each of the attending teams will have the opportunity to do one rally run and one obedience run.  


    For more information about C-WAGS go to:  http://www.c-wags.org/


    A flyer for this event is on the GCOC Home Page.


    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.

     

    Registration $10

    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 12 Jul 2018
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 25
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    Instructor's and Assistant's Toolbox #1

     

     

    Back by popular demand - Toolboxes were started as a way for instructors to get together and share ideas, but any member who is interested in sharing in the fun and learning new training techniques is welcome.  

     

    Topic: Handling Difficult Situations.  This will be a group discussion about handling difficult dogs and handlers in class.  More information will follow.


    If you have problems registering, please call or email

    Renee 803-960-5541.  reneewgraham@gmail.com



           

    A light dinner will be served at 6:00, so please register so we can prepare for you. Toolbox discussion will begin at 6:30.

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 4:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 10
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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.

    • 21 Jul 2018
    • 1:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 15
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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.
    • 10
    Register

    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.



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