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 Prep School

Class Description: The Novice Prep class is important, because it is the foundation for the higher levels and gives the handler the opportunity to work with their dog in a show ring setting. Dogs should learn to be confident, steady, and motivated workers. This class will include working with Rally signs, motivated heel exercises including: the figure 8, learning to get attention from your dog even when distracted, fun recalls, fronts, a steady confident sit with exam, the sit stay while you walk around the ring, and the recall from approximately 25 feet away.

Prerequisites: To participate in this class, dogs must have taken basic and intermediate classes and/or Rally Novice classes. You do not have to have a title.
What to bring:Come to class with plenty of training treats and the motivation to have fun!
Starts: Thursday, 2/27/2019 @6:00 PM No class 3/20.
Instructor: Susan Minix
Duration: 6 weeks
Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

FULL

Upcoming

Starts: Wednesday, 4/18/2019 @6:00 PM
Instructor: Tracey Guziejka
Duration: 5 weeks
Cost: $108 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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Novice

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 IV / Pre Utility

Description In this class the Instructor will help students with handling, proofing and training issues making sure each student is clear on all the open level exercises and what they need to do training wise to have the best performance they can. Students will be working at their level of training for the proofing process. Throughout the duration of this class the Instructor will introduce fun and exciting ways to start some of the Utility level exercises.

Prerequisite: Dogs should be familiar with all the Open level exercises. Dogs and handlers do not need to be familiar with the Utility level exercises. No titles required.
What to Bring: Bring your happy eager to learn dog, along with a short heel leash, collar tab, dumbbell, tug toy, clicker, assorted treats, jackpot jar and two targets (plastic lids).
Starts: Thursday, 4/18/2019 @ 5:00 PM. No class 5/23/2019
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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Future Novice Prep School Classes:
Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the first day of class. Class schedule subject to change.
Thursday, 4/18 (5 weeks) 6:00 PM
Wednesday, 7/24/19 (6 weeks) 6:00 PM
Thursday, 9/12/19 (6 weeks) 6:00 PM

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