Upcoming Events

Upcoming events

    • 27 Aug 2018
    • 08 Oct 2018
    • 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.

     

    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
    Registration is closed

     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
    • 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: 

    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
    • 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.


    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
    • 2
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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.
    • 20 Sep 2018
    • 08 Nov 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road

    Columbia  Kennel Club Conformation Class

    Big & Small Ring


    Note:  Change in class meeting dates.  Because of expected heavy rains from Hurricane Florence Conformation Classes will begin one week later.

     

    Columbia Kennel Club Conformation classes will begin Thursday, September 20th at 7:30.


    Dates are:

    September  20, 27

    October 11, 18, 25

    November 8

    All classes begin at 7:30 p.m.


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

     


     

     

     

       

     

    • 24 Sep 2018
    • 29 Oct 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 8
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    Advance Agility  @ Booker Field on Monday nights.


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


    Description: This class will increase in difficulty of course work to challenge you and your dog. We will also be working on firming up your 2o/2o  on contacts, weaving with distractions and walking full courses so that you fill comfortable being able to walk a course by yourself. 

    Instructors: Diana Krause  


    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility , beginning agility
    or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  6 weeks
    Cost:  $125 general registration  
    • 29 Sep 2018
    • 7:00 AM
    • 30 Sep 2018
    • 5:00 PM
    • GCOC Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd., Suite 10 Columbia, SC 29201
    • 69
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    Shadow Dog Sports

    CDSP Trial

    2 Trial per Day

    Saturday September 29, 2018 Trials 1 & 2

    Sunday September 30. 2018 Trials 3 & 4


    Entries Close: Saturday, Sept. 22, 2018 at 11:59pm

    We have made it easy and free to register online and are encouraging online entries.

    If you prefer to complete the form, write a check and mail in your entry

    Mailed entries must be received no later than Monday, Sept 24.

    Make check to Shadow Dog Sports mail to

    Shelly Pyle, 1080 Fox Young Road, Wagener, SC 29164

    Day of show entries will be accepted if trials do not fill.

     
    More about the Companion Dog Sports Program



    You need to complete a separate registration for each dog. There is no limit to the number of dogs you can register as long as they have a CDSP registration number and belong to you or a member of your immediate family.


    Ctrl+click for Premium. Your typed full name after your contact information acts as your required signature on the General Agreement on the last page of the premium.


    CDSP Premium Sept 2018.pdf




    • 01 Oct 2018
    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 2
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    Beginner Agility  @ 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 general registration  
    • 02 Oct 2018
    • 20 Nov 2018
    • 8 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 5
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    This class meets weekly on Tuesdays at 6:15pm. 


    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.
    Registration and Payment on-line are required.  

    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) 
    Cost:  $125 non-members/


    • 15 Oct 2018
    • 05 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 5
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    Nosework - Building Alerts


    The Building Alerts class is a great class to follow the Introduction to Nosework class that is being taught at this time.  This four week class is also good for more experienced dogs to improve their skills.  Any level can benefit from this class. 


    Pre-requisite for this class:  Dog must have Basic Skills and must know the order Birch. 


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


    Instructors: Mary Reeves and Christi Cooper



     

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
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    Build your Bubble: Teaching your dog to ignore distractions

     Taught by Mariah Hinds


    Mariah Hinds is back for another series of classes.  Mariah, owner of Mariah Hinds Dog Training in Charlotte, NC and a Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Instructor.  Mariah visits us regularly, both as an instructor and a competitor in our matches and trials and provides a wealth of information and assistance to our members.


    Distractions are everywhere… in agility trials, obedience trials, and yes, even at the training club or in your neighborhood. Our dogs can become distracted by a person moving or a dog or a smell or a water bottle or a training bag on the ground or simply by the environment in general. We want our dogs to be able to ignore distractions, listen to our cues, and respond to our cues eagerly and with accuracy. This workshop will go over how to teach your dog to ignore distractions including scent, sight, people and dog distractions.

    This series of classes are ideal for people who compete in a variety of dog sports including rally, obedience, agility, barn hunt and nosework. Each team will choose what type of distraction that they want to work on with their dog. Dog teams will cycle through short one-on-one sessions with Mariah to work on specifics for that team.


    $125.00 for members

    $150.00 for non-members

     

    Instructor: Mariah Hinds

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 16 Oct 2018
    • 06 Nov 2018
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 7
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    Audit Spot

    Build your Bubble: Teaching your dog to ignore distractions

     Taught by Mariah Hinds


    Mariah Hinds is back for another series of workshops.  Mariah, owner of Mariah Hinds Dog Training in Charlotte, NC and a Fenzi Dog Sports Academy Instructor.  Mariah visits us regularly, both as an instructor and a competitor in our matches and trials and provides a wealth of information and assistance to our members.


    Distractions are everywhere… in agility trials, obedience trials, and yes, even at the training club or in your neighborhood. Our dogs can become distracted by a person moving or a dog or a smell or a water bottle or a training bag on the ground or simply by the environment in general. We want our dogs to be able to ignore distractions, listen to our cues, and respond to our cues eagerly and with accuracy. This workshop will go over how to teach your dog to ignore distractions including scent, sight, people and dog distractions.

    This series of classes are ideal for people who compete in a variety of dog sports including rally, obedience, agility, barn hunt and nosework. Each team will choose what type of distraction that they want to work on with their dog. Dog teams will cycle through short one-on-one sessions with Mariah to work on specifics for that team.


    GCOC Regular Membership $50.00

    General Registration $60.00

     

    Instructor: Mariah Hinds

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 03 Nov 2018
    • 7:30 AM
    • 04 Nov 2018
    • 4:00 PM
    • 947 S Stadium Drive, Columbia SC
    Register

    GREATER COLUMBIA OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.

    AKC Obedience and Full Rally Trials

     

    Please read before completing registration form

    Closes 11:30 PM, Wed.  Oct 17, 2018

     


    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


    Jaye Pearce

    3614 Delree Street

    West Columbia, SC 29170



    Ctrl+click 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 Nov 3 and 4 2018 Trial Premium.pdf


    GCOC Nov 3 and 4 2018 Trial Premium.docx




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