Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 12 Sep 2022
    • 17 Oct 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 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 required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 


     
    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Puppy Kindergarten - Morning


    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 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: Gayle Mitchiner


    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 required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 


     
    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 01 Nov 2022
    • 8 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 4
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    Agility Competition Class


    This class  is for teams that are ready to compete. It is designed to work on handling skills  needed to perform for full courses. We will work weekly on a standard course and sometimes jumpers courses. I will have both Novice and Master level courses nested together. You will work the course that most fits your needs. You dog must be almost ready to trial or already trialing. Your dog must be reliable off lead and have a good recall.
    This class meets at the Booker's field.

    Instructors: Diana Krause

    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility , beginning agility and advanced agility or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  8 weeks ( 6 classes, with 2 extra classes built in for rain) 

    • 13 Sep 2022
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 1
    Register

    Tricks Title Preparation


    This class will be an all level tricks preparation class.  We will focus on helping each person develop the tricks they want to attempt in the Tricks Dog Tests to be held in late October.


    Most members who have taken a class or two with the club probably have enough of a foundation to learn a few tricks and be able to attempt their Novice title.  If you also sign up and pass the CGC you only need 5 tricks for your Novice Title.  Things like "Get in a box", "high five", "jump", "kennel up", "spin", "touch", "balance beam", all pretty simple and easy to learn for any beginner. See checklist below:

    Novice Checklist


    If you have taken a tricks class before, you may have enough tricks now to go for your Intermediate or even your Advanced Tricks Title.  If you are missing a few tricks this class will help you fill in your list.  Review checklists below:


    Intermediate Checklist


    Advanced Checklist


    The first four sessions of the class will focus on teaching, troubleshooting, and perfecting the tricks you want to attempt for your title.  The last two classes will focus on giving each team practice in the ring actually performing the tricks you will use to attempt your title.


    Instructor: Wanda Austin and Brandy Dunaway 


    This class is for GCOC Members only.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 

     





    • 14 Sep 2022
    • 19 Oct 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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                                   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.

    This is a members only class.


    This class requires a code.  Please email Bailey Howe - Bailey.k.howe@gmail.com and Courtney Hofacre - courtneyhofacre@gmail.com for more information and for the code to register. 


    Instructors:  Courtney Hofacre and Bailey Howe


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 

    • 14 Sep 2022
    • 19 Oct 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:  Nicole Tate, Kristina Gilbert


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 



    • 27 Sep 2022
    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 4 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 contact GCOC.


    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: 4 weeks

    Instructors:  Peggy Langdon/Robbie Black/Tim Setterlund

    General Registration $100

    GCOC Members $60

     Payment required upon registration


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 



    • 07 Oct 2022
    • 28 Oct 2022
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Intermediate Skills - Morning

     

    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 contact GCOC.


    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: 4 weeks

    Instructors:  Peggy Langdon/Alyssa O'Dell

    General Registration $100

    GCOC Members $60

     Payment required upon registration


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.


    NOTE:  GCOC follows CDC guidelines. At this time masks are required. We will adjust our policy according to the level of the virus in the area. Thank you for your cooperation. 




    • 18 Oct 2022
    • 25 Oct 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • 3416 Delree St. West Columbia, SC 29170
    Register

    Barn Hunt Run Through

    Two Evenings October 18 & 25

    Get in some runs prior to the November 4-6 Trials

     

    1 Ring will be set-up for Novice & Open $8.00 per run

    1 Ring will be set-up for Senior & Master (Senior Tunnel) $10.00 per run

    Each dog can be registered for 1 to 3 runs. Any level or you can mix levels for the same dog. You can register multiple dogs but use a different registration form for each dog.

    If we have space after October 12th, you will be allowed to register for additional runs.


    Register for one or both dates by clicking the link below.


    Barn Hunt Run Thru Tuesdays October 18th and 25th


    Held at 3416 Delree St. West Columbia, SC 29170

    Near the Lowes on US1 in West Columbia. Directions will be sent to those who register before the dates of the Run Through.

    • 04 Nov 2022
    • 7:00 AM
    • 06 Nov 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • GCOC Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd., Suite 10 Columbia, SC 29201
    Register

    Shadow Dog Sports

    Barn Hunt  Licensed Trials

    Nov 4-6, 2022


     Entries Close Oct 23. 2022 at 11:59pm or when 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

     

     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. Late entries are charged an additional $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. Online Payment is Free

    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 Barn Hunt Nov 4-6, 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






     


    • 03 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Dec 2022
    • 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 16, 2022

     


    TThere 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

    Tim Setterlund

    332 Whiskery Ln

    Irmo, SC 29063-9590


    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


    To reduce the confusion of why we offer the option to enter more than one class each day please see below.  


    Your dog CANNOT be entered in the same class more than once in a trial. They also cannot be entered in the A and B Rally Novice, Rally Advanced or Rally Excellent on the same day.  Each day we are having one Rally trial. The option to enter a 2nd or 3rd class is if you plan to enter different classes such as Rally Advanced B and Rally Excellent (working on your RAE) or Rally Advanced B, Rally Excellent B and Masters (working on your RACH)


     Do I enter A or B class? Please click on link below

    Tip sheet on entering Rally A or B classes.pdf



    • 03 Dec 2022
    • 8:00 AM
    • 04 Dec 2022
    • 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 16, 2022

     


    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

    Tim Setterlund
    332 Whiskery Ln
    Irmo, SC 29063-9590

    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

    To reduce the confusion of why we offer the option to enter more than one class each day please see below.  

    Your dog CANNOT be entered in the same class more than once in a trial. They also cannot be entered in the A and B Beginner Novice or the A and B Novice on the same day.  Each day we are having one obedience trial. The option to enter a 2nd or 3rd class is if you plan to enter different classes such as Beginning Novice, and Novice and Preferred Novice.


    Do I enter A or B class? Please click on link below


    Tip sheet on entering Obedience A or B classes and ONLY combinations of Novice classes that can be entered together in one trial.pdf



    Click Below for copy of Obedience Rules and Regulations

    Obedience Rules and Regulations with updates through April 1 2022.pdf











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