Competition Classes

Novice Drill

Instructor: Betty Gansky
Date/time: Mondays @ 5:00-5:45 Will not meet November 13th and 20th, December 25th and January 1.
Duration: On-going
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
No need to pre-register – this is a drop in class opportunity.

Novice Class

The competition novice level is important, because it is the foundation for the higher levels. Dogs should learn to be confident, steady, and motivated workers, as this will set the tone for open and utility levels. This class will include motivated heel exercises including: the figure 8, learn to get attention from your dog even when distracted, fun recalls, fronts and finishes, a steady confident stand with exam, the new updated version of sit and down stays, and the new exercise “sit stay-get your leash”.
Prerequisites: To participate in this class, dogs must have taken basic classes and/or CGC classes. Dog does not have to have a title.
Starts: Wednesday, November 22 @ 6:00 PM
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016)
What to bring: Come to class with plenty of training treats and the motivation to have fun!

Open 101

Class Description: This class focuses on introducing and/or perfecting the skills needed to reach the CDX (Open) title and beyond by working on heeling (on and off lead), retrieving the dumbbell on the flat and over the high jump, drop on recall , broad jump, and out of sight sits and downs. Also covered would be the new obedience stay exercises, which if approved, would become effective March 1, 2018.

Special emphasis will be placed on motivational training for happy, reliable performances.
Prerequisites: Dogs should have a dumbbell retrieve, know all of the Novice exercises and may be at least started in Open and Utility.

Starts: Thursday, November 9-December 21 @ 7:15 PM No class November 23.
Instructor: Lieselotte Hookey
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016)

Utility Obedience Classes

Additional classes TBD