Competition Classes

Novice Classes

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: Mondays @ 4:30 PM starting 1/14/2019. Last class for 2019 is 12/16/2019.
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: 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

See below for Advanced Special Purpose Classes

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Utility Classes

Utility

Description Covered in this highly skilled class will be all of the exercises, to prepare the dog to compete in Utility. This class teaches go-outs, signals, scent discrimination (articles), high and bar jumps, glove retrieve and moving stand.
Prerequisite: Dog and handler should have taken a competition class or are familiar with this level. Dog’s must know a retrieve and will jump.
What to Bring: Scent articles, set of 3 gloves, a target, tug toy, assorted treats, squeeze cheese and a jackpot jar.
Starts: Monday, 1/13/20 @ 7:15 pm
Instructor: Angel Andrews
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 l / Open drills

Description In this session we will continue to break down all the utility exercises to get clear motivational responses and focus on each part before we put the whole exercise together. Each student will work at their own learning level with total instruction to move forward.
We will continue to do the open exercises with critiques and training tips. Putting emphasis on handling skills, and fine tuning for ring performance.

Prerequisite: Dogs and handlers should be familiar with all the open level exercises. Dogs and handlers do not need to be familiar with the utility exercises. No titles required.
What to Bring:Short heel leash, collar tab, dumbbell, tug toy, clicker, targets, utility scent articles, gloves, assorted treats, and a jackpot jar.
Starts: Wednesday, 9/11/19 @ 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)
Registration Closed

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Advanced Special Purpose Classes

CO Competitive Obedience Proofing – Open and Utility

Description This class is for the handler who wishes to improve scores. Teams are expected to have a basic grasp of open and /or utility exercises. Techniques will be demonstrated to improve the precision necessary for high scores. Handlers will be shown how to dissect exercises, recognizing the dog’s strong points and weaknesses.
Prerequisite: Basic understanding of open – utility exercises. The dog must not be aggressive in any way.
What to Bring: Dumbell, gloves, articles, treats, and a happy attitude!
Starts: Wednesday, 12/4/19 @ 4:30 pm No class 12/25/2019 and 1/1/2020
Instructor: Liese Hookey & Nancy Auer
Duration: 6 weeks

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

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Starts: Monday, 12/2/19 @ 11:00 am No class 12/23/2019 and 12/30/2019
Instructor: Liese Hookey & Nancy Auer
Duration: 6 weeks

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

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CO Problem Solving – Open & Utility

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.
Starts: Thursday, 1/9/2020 @ 1:00 PM Class meets for 1.5 hours
Instructor: Janet Moore & 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.

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Information about Trials and Show n Go events:
Obedience Events