Competition Classes

Novice Drill

Instructor: Betty Gansky
Date/time: Mondays @ 5:00-5:45 through May 21st. No class 5/28; 6/4; 6/11; 6/18.
Duration: On-going
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
No need to pre-register – this is a drop in class opportunity.


Novice Class

Class Description: 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.
What to bring: Come to class with plenty of training treats and the motivation to have fun!
Starts: TBD
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2016)


Open Foundation Part II

Class Description: In this second session we will continue to work on perfecting every part of each open level exercise with motivation to have a strong foundation to build on for putting each exercise together. This will help dogs to be steady, happy confident workers and will put you closer to a trial ready experience. The instructor will also help students with their handling techniques to make their performance of each exercise clean from beginning to end. Please measure your dogs and know the height your dog will jump, doubled for the broad jump.

Prerequisites: To participate in this class dogs should have a retrieve or have started on the dumbbell. Know novice level exercises and be familiar with open level exercises. Know your jump height. Titles not necessary.

What to Bring:Short heeling leash, collar tab, dumbbell, string cheese and other assorted treats, jackpot jar and a tug toy.

Starts: Tuesday, 4/17/2018 @ 3:15 PM FULL
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2017)



Class Description: Open teaches your dog a variety of tasks and to follow commands either by voice or signal. Precision heeling, figure-8 off leash, broad jump long sit and down stays. Your dog should already be familiar with the “dumbbell retrieve” for being taught retrieving the dumbbell over a high jump and on the flat.
Prerequisites: our dog should know all of the Novice exercises and already be familiar with the “dumbbell retrieve”.
What to Bring: Properly fitting dumbbell, 6′ leash, and plenty of high value non crunchy treats or toys.

Starts: Wednesday, 6/6/2018 @ 7:00 PM
Instructor: Robert Millar
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours in 2017)