Competition Classes

Novice Classes

Novice Drill

Instructor: Betty Gansky
Date/time: Mondays @4:30 PM starting 1/14/2019. No class February 4, 2019, April 1, 2019
Duration: On-going
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
No need to pre-register – this is a drop in class opportunity.

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Novice Foundation II

Class Description: This second level class is designed for continuing education of all the novice level exercises. We will add duration to some of the exercises as well as focus with motivation. We will continue to break down each exercise to help handlers and dogs gain confidence and have a clear understanding of what is expected in this level to earn the CD title.
Prerequisites: To participate in this class it is helpful if dogs have completed Novice Foundation l (aka Novice Competition). Or have taken a basic or intermediate class. No titles needed.

What to bring: 6’ leash, short heeling leash, string cheese, other assorted treats, tug toy and a jack pot jar.
Starts: TBD
Instructor: TBD
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Open Classes

Open Foundation Part II

Description In this second level of open we will continue to break down exercises to get speed and accuracy while having fun. We will start to raise the jump height for each dog. Each dog and handler will have their own criteria depending on where they are in their training. We will work together to get focus from distractions.
Prerequisite: Dogs should have finished the Novice Foundation level and be started on the retrieve and jumping.
What to Bring: Dumbbell, short heel leash, collar tab, assorted treats(no cookie bags), tug toy and jackpot jar.
Starts: Thursdays, 1/10/19 @ 3:00 PM
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Utility Classes

Utility Foundation III

Description In this third session we will start to put some exercises together in a more formal sense. There is no need to rush this process so if the dogs are not ready to do the multiple steps we will continue to work motivationally on each step to get it refined on the dogs part as well as the handler. Handling techniques in utility are very important so we want to take our time to get it right.

Prerequisite: Dogs and handlers should have a knowledge of and have started training all the utility exercises.
What to Bring: Scent articles, set of 3 gloves, a target, tug toy, assorted treats, squeeze cheese and a jackpot jar.
Starts: TBD
Instructor:Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Advanced Special Purpose Classes

Proofing – OPEN & UTILITY

Description This class is designed for dogs that are competent in both Open and Utility exercises. Each week, two to four exercises will be designated for proofing. The proofs will be planned in levels, going from easy to more challenging. The handler will choose the level of proofing appropriate to his/her dog. The goal of proofing is to enable the dog to handle the exercise with more confidence; the proof should never be overpowering to the dog, causing anxiety or fright.
Prerequisite: Although no titles are required, the dogs should be familiar with all of the Open and Utility exercises.
What to Bring: Short heeling leash, collar tab, dumbbell, string cheese and other assorted treats, jackpot jar and a tug toy.
Starts: Thursday, 1/3/19 @ 4:30 PM
Instructor: Liese Hookey & Nancy Auer
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)
FULL

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Open & Utility – “Problem Solving”

Description Solve all your handler errors and problems in Open and Utility
Prerequisite: Each dog should be about to be entering trials or already showing in trials in either one or both of the levels.
What to Bring: Dumbell, gloves, articles, treats, and a smile.
Date and Time: TBD
Instructor: Janet Moore and Jean Asaro
Duration:4 weeks.

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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