DOG OBEDIENCE, RALLY AND SCENTWORK CLASSES


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Beginners/basic obedience - november 5 at 7:00 p.m. & november 7 at 6:00 p.m.

12 weeks & 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 obedience - november 5 at 6:00 p.m.

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, tricks and more!  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

  

bEGINNER Novice/Novice - not beinG OFFERED RIGHT NOW

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 - NOT BEING OFFERED RIGHT NOW

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

 

INTRO HEELING & ATTENTION - NOVEMBER 7 AT 8:00 P.M.

4 weeks $65

This beginning class teaches the mechanics of Heeling and fundamentals of Attention.  Heel position, rhythm, footwork for the turns and changes of pace, backing up, getting in, close, up sit, and attention are covered

 

INTRO TO OPEN - NOVEMBER 7 AT 7:00 P.M.

Prerequisites - a solid sit, down, come, stay/wait

4 weeks, $65

This class teaches the beginning fundamentals of Stand, Drop on Recall, Retrieve, and Jumping.  Instructor is Marilyn Donlon Gormley

DISTRACTION CLASS - NOT BEING OFFERED RIGHT NOW

Prerequisites - a solid obedience foundation

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

 

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

OBEDIENCE FOR AGILITY - not being offered right now

4 weeks, $65

This class addresses developing more focus and skills for Agility.  Content of class will help develop more reliable stays, comes and attention skills.  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 - not being offered right now

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) - wednesdays 7:45 p.m.

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 - not being offered right now

 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 - not being offered right now

For dogs new to Scentwork.  Introducing search patterns, search drive, food vs. toy reward.

upper level scentWork - tuesdays at 6:45 p.m.

This class will get you ready to start trialing in the different Scentwork venues.  All odors, continuing review of foundation, Novice to Excellent hides interior and exterior

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