Competition Classes

Drill Classes

No novice, open or utility obedience drill classes will meet until further notice.

Novice Drill

Class Description: In Novice Drill class we will be practicing heeling in group as well as individual short sequences with & without distractions. All of the exercises in both Beginner Novice & Novice will be perfected to go into the ring successfully. Learn how to heel successfully without lagging & nagging!
Prerequisites: To participate in this class, dogs must have taken Basic and Intermediate Obedience classes. They must also be almost ready to compete in Beginner Novice or Novice Obedience. You do not have to have a title to participate.
What to bring: 6′ leash, a piece of string or ribbon to slip thru the collar loop as well as several types of treats including one for high level rewards only.
Instructor: Betty Gansky

Date/time: TBD

Dates and times subject to change
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
No need to pre-register – this is a drop in class opportunity.

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Open Drill

Class Description: Opportunity to practice Open exercises.
Prerequisites: To participate in this class, dogs must have taken Novice Obedience classes or have their CD. They must be taking the dumbbell and be almost ready to compete in Open. All dogs participating must be dog-friendly. Multiple people will be working on different exercises off-leash in the same ring.
What to bring: 6′ leash, a piece of string or ribbon to slip thru the collar loop, dumbbell as well as several types of treats including one for high level rewards only.
Instructor: Betty Gansky
Date/time:TBD

Dates and times subject to change
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
No need to pre-register – this is a drop in class opportunity.

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Utility Drill

Class Description: Opportunity to practice Utility exercises.
Prerequisites: To participate in this class, dogs must have taken classes through Open. They must also be almost ready to compete in Utility. Dogs must be dog friendly and be able to work in ring with multiple dogs off-leash.
What to bring: 6′ leash, a piece of string or ribbon to slip thru the collar loop, dumbbell and Utility articles as well as several types of treats including one for high level rewards only.
Instructor: Betty Gansky
Date/time: TBD
Dates and times subject to change
Cost: $10 nonmembers/$8 members
No need to pre-register – this is a drop in class opportunity.

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CO Beyond the Basics

Description This class uses play and food to introduce intermediate obedience skills that will improve your dog’s focus and enthusiasm for work.
Skills:

  • Go to Place (10 feet)
  • Stay with Release (Distractions)
  • Send around Object
  • Send over Jump
  • Front (Dog sits in front of you)
  • Finish (Dog puts himself in heel position)
  • Find Mine (scent work)
  • Prerequisite: Basic Obedience. Dogs should be reliable “off leash” (they will work with a short leash hanging from the collar). They should know Sit, Down, Come, and Stay. Because dogs work off leash, dogs that do not like other dogs will not enjoy this class

    What to Bring: Materials needed: Short leash (18″ – 2′), Mat or area rug for place training, Small cone

    Starts: Monday, 9/13/2021 @ 4:45 pm
    Instructor: Marti Hohmann
    Duration: 6 weeks

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

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    Pre Novice Classes

    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: TBD
    Instructor:
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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    Novice Classes

    CO Novice Foundation I

    Description Let’s get ready to earn your Novice CD Title. We will begin work on heeling and learn how to motivate our dogs. Yes….figure 8’s can be fun and let’s learn a kick back stand for exam. Recalls with emphasis on the all too important front. Sit and down stay for 1 minute on a 6’ leash. So are you ready? Come join the fun and let’s get started on the road to a title.
    Prerequisite: To be ready for this class it is helpful to have taken any one or more of these classes……Basic, Intermediate, Novice Prep School, CGC.
    What to Bring: 6’ leash, assorted treats, tug toy, jackpot jar (filled with high value treats)
    Starts: Friday, 8/27/2021 @ 3:30 pm No class 10/1/21
    Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Registration Closed
    Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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    CO Novice Foundation II

    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.
    Prerequisite: To participate in this class it is helpful if dogs have completed Novice Foundation l . Or have taken a basic, intermediate or novice prep class. No titles needed.
    What to Bring: 6’ leash, short heeling leash, string cheese, other assorted treats, tug toy, clicker 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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    CO Novice Foundation III Pre-Open

    Description In this third level we will put emphasis on heeling on and off lead. Continue to work on recalls, fronts and finishes,
    stand and figure 8. We will put exercises together for a ring ready performance. We will introduce dumbbell and start retrieve procedures. We will also start work on jumping.
    Prerequisite: To participate in this class dogs must have taken a basic or CGC class it is also helpful to take our Novice Prep School class. Dogs do not need to have a title.
    What to Bring: 6’ leash, short heel leash, tug toy, clicker, assorted treats, target lid, jack pot jar, and a dumbbell if you have one. If not one can be ordered.
    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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    CO Novice/Pre-Open Review

    Description This class is designed for a review of all novice level exercises. We will work on specific problems you might have with heeling, stand, recalls, fronts and stays. We will address the proper footwork for heel as well as learning what is acceptable handling techniques for each exercise. Please make a note of where you are having trouble so we can address your problems in class.
    Prerequisite: Novice Foundation 1-3
    What to Bring: 6’ leash, short heel leash, tug toy, clicker, target lid, jackpot jar, dumbbell.
    Starts: TBD
    Instructor: TBD
    Duration: 3 weeks

    Cost: $65 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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    Open Classes

    CO Open Foundation I

    Description In this first level Open class we will continue to work on perfecting our heeling exercise with motivational games keeping it fun and interesting for our dogs. Continue work on the dumbbell to achieve a retrieve. We will do jumping exercises keeping the jumps low at first to familiarize the dogs with the jump command. Signals for the command Discrimination and quick fun drops for the recall. We will break down each exercise to teach small parts which we will eventually put together for a complete exercise.
    Prerequisite: 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 (not including boiled chicken), jackpot jar and a tug toy
    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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    CO Open Foundation 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,clicker and jackpot jar.
    Starts: TBD
    Instructor: TBD
    Duration: 6 weeks

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

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    CO Open Foundation III

    Description In this third level Open Class we will continue to work on all the exercises in a trial ready format. Each handler/og team will work at their own pace and level with continued troubleshooting of any exercise parts that still have problems. As we move along in this level, the formality of each individual exercise will be explained and worked on to achieve a trial ready performance.
    Prerequisite: Handlers should have taken Open I and/or Open II or have trained some Open exercises and are familiar with this level. Dogs should have a dumbbell retrieve and been introduced to jumps.
    What to Bring: Short heeling leash, collar tab, dumbbell, tug toy, assorted treats, jackpot jar and a chair.
    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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    CO 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: TBD
    Instructor: TBD
    Duration: 6 weeks
    Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)

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

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    CO Open Review-Beginner Utility

    Description This class is for students needing continued practice with instruction at the Open level. Get help with any training and or handling issues on the Open exercises. We will continue to work on fun exercises moving into the Utility level. It is helpful to have gloves and articles so you should be thinking about which two articles of the three choices you will be using: Metal, Leather, or Wood.
    Prerequisite: Dogs and handlers need to be familiar with all Open level exercises or have taken Open I – IV. Handlers do not have to be familiar with Utility and no titles needed.
    What to Bring: Short heel leash, collar tab, dumbbell, tug toy, clicker, target lid, gloves, articles, treats (cooked hotdogs) jackpot jar.
    Starts: Monday, 8/2/21 @ 3:30 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

    New Session!

    CO Utility Foundation I

    Description This class is designed for dogs just starting on utility level exercises.
    We will break down each exercise and learn them from the ground up by using motivational games to keep dogs engaged and happy.
    We will work on confidence building as dogs in utility must be able to think and work consistently away from you. This level includes signals, articles, gloves, and jumping. This level is extremely challenging but totally rewarding. So be prepared to have tons of fun!!

    Prerequisite: Dogs should have taken Open I, II, III, IV or be familiar with the Open level exercises. Dogs should be able to jump full height and retrieve. Handlers do not have to be familiar with Utility level exercises and no titles necessary.
    What to Bring:Short heel leash, collar tab, clicker, target lids, tug toy, scent articles, gloves, jackpot jar.
    Starts: Wednesday, 9/29/2021 @4:00 pm Note changed from Monday to Wednesday
    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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    CO Utility Foundation II

    Description In this class we will continue to break exercises down with motivational games to help dogs to learn and enjoy all parts of this challenging level. We will work together in the ring as a group to add focus and gain confidence while keeping it fun. Learning each part step by step will make it easy to put the whole exercise together, and get us closer to trial ready.
    Prerequisite: Dog and handler should have taken a Competition class or are familiar with this level. Dogs must jump and retrieve.
    What to Bring: Scent articles, set of 3 gloves, a target, tug toy, assorted treats, hot dogs and a jackpot jar.
    Starts: TBD
    Instructor: TBD
    Duration: 6 weeks

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

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    CO 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, gloves, a target for go outs, a tug toy, assorted treats, and a jackpot jar.
    Starts:tbd
    Instructor: tbd
    Duration: 6 weeks

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

    Advanced Special Purpose Classes

    TBD

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    Future Novice Prep School Classes:
    TBD

    Registration will open approximately 6 weeks prior to the first day of class. Class schedule subject to change.

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