Competition Classes

Starting the Retrieve

Teach your dog a formal Fetch with Mary Macchia and start your dog’s happy dance from Novice into Open.
Instructor: Mary Macchia
Start Date: Thursday, March 16 @ 8-845 pm
Duration: 4 weeks
Cost: $60 plus $3 processing fee

Novice Drop in on Thursday Night

Thursdays, February 16, 23, March 2, 9
Instructor: Mary Macchia
8-9 pm
$10/$8
This is a drop-in class – no need to pre-register.

Versatility

Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Date/Time: Starts Jan 18; no class Feb 15 and Feb 22 @ 5 pm
Cost: $129 (20% off for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in 2016)
Duration: 6 weeks
Exercises for dogs working at all levels.
NOTE: This class does not run for six consecutive weeks. Please mark the dates: 1/18, 1/25, 2/1, 2/8 and 3/1 and 3/8. Versatility students may wish to attend the handling seminars with Carol Ann Klein on 2/15 and 2/22 in this time slot.

This class is perfect for Novice and above dogs and handlers who would like to practice or lay the groundwork for Open and Utility exercises. Two exercises from Novice, Open, and Utility will be offered each week.

Versatility

Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Date/Time: Starts March 1; @ 4 pm
Cost: $129 (20% off for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in 2016)
Duration: 6 weeks
Exercises for dogs working at all levels.

Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Date/Time: Starts March 15; @ 5 pm
Cost: $129 (20% off for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in 2016)
Duration: 6 weeks
Exercises for dogs working at all levels.

Novice

Start Date: Thursday, January 5 @ 8:00 pm
Duration: 6 weeks
Instructor: Mary Macchia
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteer hours in 2016) – includes online processing fee

Novice: Heel on Leash, Figure 8, Stand for Exam, Sit/Stay and Down/Stay, Off-lead Heeling, and Recall.

Join one of our most popular instructors as she guides us through the novice exercises.

Novice Drill

Instructor: Betty Gansky
Start Date: January 9 @ 4:00
Duration: On-going
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
No need to pre-register – this is a drop in class opportunity.

Denise Fenzi TEAM Dog Sports Foundation Level 1

TEAM is an acronym for “Training Excellence Assessment Modules” which were developed by Denise Fenzi as a progression-oriented titling program that emphasizes excellence in training. Each TEAM level adds complexity for the dog-handler team. The dog-handler team is presented with a wide range of interesting skills to master right from the start; there’s no reason to hold back on distance work or jumping exercises while teaching your dog to heel! Titles are earned via video submission. http://fenziteamtitles.com/

This class will introduce skills used in Team Level 1.

Starts Monday, March 13, 2017 @ 7:00 PM. No class the first Monday in April.
Instructor: Marti Hohmann CPDT-KA
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee

Utility

Starts Monday, April 17, 2017 @ 6:00-7:15 PM.
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016) + includes online processing fee
NOTE: Utility class members MUST clear the ring when time is up to allow for the next class to enter safely. Be prepared to deal with normal doggie distractions, e.g., puppies and green dogs entering the building at the end of class.

This class will not meet the first Monday of the month.