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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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: 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 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: Wednesday, 10/7/2020 @ 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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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: Wednesday, 12/2/20 @ 3:30 pm
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
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 Part I

Description The open level skills will require the dog to do a recall with a drop and to jump and retrieve. Dogs are measured at the withers and will jump their height, doubled that for the broad jump. The retrieve will be taught in this class. Please have a proper fitting dumbbell. In this foundation level we will learn all the exercises from the ground up with motivational games to keep dogs interested. We will learn the new exercises that will go into effect as of May 1, 2018 Command discrimination and Stay get your leash.
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: Wednesday, 1/6/21 @ 3:15 pm
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)
Registration will open the week of 12/9/20.

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CO 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,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)

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Open Foundation Part 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: Wednesday, 10/7/2020 @ 4:45 pm
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks

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

CO Open/Pre-Utility Review

Description In this class we will review all Open level exercises. We will address specific handling techniques for each exercise. We will learn what the Judge says and what is acceptable for you to do in the ring. If there are any problems or questions you have, please make a note of them so we can work on this in class. We will also review what we learned so far in Utility.
Prerequisite: Dog should have completed Open Foundation 1-4
What to Bring: Short heeling leash, collar tab, tug toy, clicker, target lid, dumbbell, gloves, articles and jackpot Jar
Starts: Wednesday, 12/2/20 @ 4:45 pm
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 3 weeks

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

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Utility Classes

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, 1/6/21 @ 4:45 pm
Instructor: Peggy DeMinico
Duration: 6 weeks

Cost: $129 (20% discount for members who worked 20 volunteers hours within the last 12 months)
Registration will open the week of 12/9/20.

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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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Obedience Events