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    • 05 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 26 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
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    Puppy Kindergarten - Evening


    This class consists of semi-private sessions with 2 instructors.  The sessions will be held on 4 consecutive Monday evenings.  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.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • 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 (May 5 @ 6:30 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 4 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner

     

    General Registration: $150.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 13 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Apr 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 schedule 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 Tuesday evenings.   


    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.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • 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 (May 4 @ 6:00 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    ****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:  Robbie Black

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 13 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 27 Apr 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 schedule 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 Tuesday evenings.   


    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.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • 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 (May 4 @ 6:00 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    ****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:  Robbie Black

    General Registration $150.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 14 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Apr 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 schedule 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 Wednesday evenings.   


    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.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • 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 (May 5 @ 6:30 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    ****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 reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 14 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 28 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    This class consists of 3 semi-private sessions.  Each session is schedule for 1 hour.  Sessions will be held on 3 consecutive Wednesday evenings.   


    Our semi-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.  Invoices left unpaid for 3 days will be cancelled
    • Masks will be required and physical distance must be maintained. 
    • Participants will need to affirm they they have been following procedures to lessen community spread of the virus. 
    • 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 (May 5 @ 7:30 pm).  Cancellation due to testing positive for Coronavirus or subject to quarantine due to contact with Coronavirus - prorated refund.

    ****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 reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 20 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 25 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

     NOSEWORK - AKC NOVICE CONTAINERS 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 is a great class to follow the Nosework Foundations classes.  This class will delve deeper into the mechanics of trialing and handling your dog.  Dogs must already be on birch odor and handlers should be able to recognize the dog’s odor indication


    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. 

    • 26 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 31 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 0
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    Agility Foundations  At Booker's Field on Monday Evenings

    First Class is April 26, 2021


    Prerequisites for this class:  Completion of basic obedience class at the least. Prefer dogs who have completed the CGC but not required.  Dogs need to know how to sit, down, come, and stay. Handlers need to have some knowledge of how to use a clicker.

     

    Class description:

    Foundations in Agility will cover the basics that dogs and handlers need to begin the journey to agility competition. The class will cover learning skills, introduction to obstacles, jumping, and focusing forward

     

    The class will be six weeks with rain make-up days if more than two weeks are missed due to rain. No more than 6 people in the class.

     

    Please plan to spend a few minutes after class to assist the volunteer  instructor put equipment back where it belongs.


    Instructors: Kathy Evans arthuriandog@gmail.com

     

    Cost: General Registration $125.00  

    Directions to Agility Field


    • 27 Apr 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 01 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 4

    Beginner Agility  At Booker's Field on Tuesday Evenings

    First Class April 27, 2021

    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. 


    Please plan to spend a few minutes after class to assist the volunteer  instructor put equipment back where it belongs.


    Instructors: Diana Krause  dkrause64@gmail.com


    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility 
    or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  6 weeks

    Cost:  $125 general registration 

     

    Directions to Agility Field

          

    • 10 May 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 14 Jun 2021
    • (EDT)
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Rally Advanced/Excellent/Masters Class


     

    This six week class will be limited to 3 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. 


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



    Instructor: Diane Farrar-Sanderson

     

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

     

     

     

     



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