DOG OBEDIENCE, RALLY AND SCENTWORK CLASSES


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******* "Drop-In" for any Obedience class taught by Marilyn Gormley, $20.00 per drop-in*******
*******Basic Obedience Class only - You may repeat this class for $50.00*******

 

Beginners/basic obedience - July 16 at 6:00 p.m.

12 weeks and up
No pre-requisites
4 weeks, $70.00

Obedience training is one of the best things you can do for your dog and your family.   Effective communication is necessary to teach your dog about what you want him/her to do.  In our Basic class, you will learn to be a fair, consistent leader, and basic commands such as attention to you, sit, down, come, stay, controlled walking, door manners and leave it.  Instructor is Marilyn Gormley

 

Just For Puppies - not being offered right now

3-6 months old

No pre-requisites
4 weeks, $70.00

This class will expose puppies to new and enjoyable experiences using positive methods.  Introduction to sit, down, wait, come, walking on a leash, on/off switch, name recognition ("watch") and door manners will be covered in this class.  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

intermediate i obedience - not being offered right now

Pre-requisites-  Sit, Down, Come, Stay, Walking on a Leash without pulling.
4 weeks, $65.00

In this class the focus will be perfecting your basic commands along with the addition of stand, stay exams, place, random sit & downs, heeling, supervised separation, comes w/waiting and adding minor distractions to comes and stays, and more!  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

intermediate II obedience - not being offered right now

Prerequisites-  a solid obedience base
4 weeks,  $65.00

This class addresses developing more focus and skills which will further enhance the relationship between dog and handler.  The dog's response to commands will become more consistent and reliable thru the use of moderate distractions/proofing techniques.
New behaviors taught will be Moving Down, Twist/Spin, Group Stays, and more!  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

bEGINNER Novice/Novice - july 16 - 7:00 p.m.

Prerequisites - a good understanding of Heeling, Figure 8, Recalls & Stays

4 weeks, $65

For those interested showing in Obedience Competitions.  This class reviews Heeling, Figure 8, Stand, Recalls, and Stays.  Concentration is on avoiding substantial deductions and keeping your dog's interest.  This is an ongoing class.  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

"mixed" level - july 16 - 8:00 P.M.

Prerequisites - a solid basic foundation

 4 weeks, $65

This class is a combination of Intermediate I and Intermediate II and Canine Good Citizen classes, depending on class participants.    Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

DISTRACTION CLASS - not being offered right now

4 weeks, $65

This class will utilize different kinds of distractions to help your dog stay focused with you.  Teaching your dog to be a problem solver will help strengthen his confidence and concentration. Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

focus attention - not being offered right now

4 weeks, $65

Foundation class to any kind of venue you choose to do with your dog.  This is an instructional class with the use of interactive play and the understanding of what "drives" your dog.  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

fronts & finishes - not being offered right now

4 weeks, $65

This class will teach a solid foundation for these two important exercises for the competition team.  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

canine good citizen Skills - not being offered right now

4 weeks, $65

A class to prepare dogs and handlers to take the AKC Canine Good Citizen test.  Class focus will be on all 10 items of the Canine Good Citizen - accepts friendly stranger, sits politely for petting, appearance and grooming, out for a walk, walking through a crowd, sit, down, stay in place, coming when called, reaction to another dog, reaction to distractions, supervised separation.  Details can be found at www.AKC.org  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

pet therapy - not being offered right now

4 weeks, $65

This class will help participants interested in getting involved with Pet Therapy.  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

Heeling Class - not being offered right now

4 weeks, $65

This beginning class offers the mechanics of heeling for those teams wanting to compete in Obedience.  Heel position, rhythm, footwork, backing, close, in, off, and more will be covered.  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

 

Private Lessons with Marilyn donlon gormley

Individual attention for you and your dog can be scheduled.  This is ideal for problem solving and specialized attention.

 

trick training

Do you like tricks? Well this is the class for you!! Come learn tricks like beg, spin, back up, crawl and many more. Great for the start of an agility career or to just have fun things to show off to your friends ... all while building a relationship with your dog.  Taught by Jeni Mattingly who is a big trick trainer! She has tons of tricks on her 3 dogs and enjoys breaking the tricks down into easy, teachable pieces.  5 weeks $65

 

sports puppy (not just for puppies)

This class will cover play, motivation, and focus games, shaping and body awareness games, obstacle foundation games and handling foundation games. 4 weeks $65. Instructor is Stacey Breckel

 

Novice Rally

 come introduce your dog to Rally! We will be learning the Rally Novice signs and do some short sequences. This class is appropriate for dogs 10 months and older. $65 for 4 weeks. Taught by Pam Lukenbill

 

Rally Drop-In Class - not being offered right now

All are welcome to attend!! Rally Coursework drop-in class - Drop-ins are open to anyone who's dog needs the opportunity to work full length rally courses. $10 per dog. Held by Stacey Breckel.

 

recalls & building the value for come! - not being offered right now

Do you have a dog who you are constantly having to ask to come, or who ignores you and comes when and if they feel like it? This class is for you!! We will be using fun, motivational games to create a strong recall through building value for the handler, learning to ignore distractions and proofing. This class will have homework. Instructor is Stacey Breckel

Cost:  $65 for 4 weeks


Beginner scentWork

For dogs new to Scentwork.

Intermediate ScentWork

This class will improve your finding skills.

Advanced scentWork

This class will get you ready to start trialing in the different Scentwork venues

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