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Obedience Class Schedule
All Classes must be pre registered

 

 

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  -Indicates Class is Full
  -Indicates Class is Canceled
Note: Application are still accepted when class is full. Students will be added to the wait list.

Fall 2017 Obedience Three Week Class Schedule

Tuesday Classes

DaytimeClass

Class Dates:Nov 14, 21,28

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

3:30pm-4:30pm

Rally Novice / Advanced
Instructor: Susan Cicone

Rally Novice / Advanced
Instructor: Jodi LaBombard

 

Evening Class

Class Dates:Nov 7, 14, 21

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

7:30pm - 8:30pm

 

Pet Therapy (limit 9)
Instructors: Emilie Beglane, Lorri Givens, Carolyn Wolfe

 

Wednesday Classes

Daytime classes

Class Dates: Nov 15, 29, and Dec 6

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

1:00pm - 2:30 pm

Senior Performance Puppy(limit 6)
Instructor: Mary Whorton

 

Fall 2017 Obedience Four Week Class Schedule

Tuesday Classes

Evening Class

Class Dates: Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

6:15pm-7:30pm

Rally Intermediate /Advanced (limit 7)
Instructors: Jeanne Stringall,
Dorene McCune

 
 

Thursday Classes

Daytime Class

Class Dates: Nov 16, 30, Dec 7, 14

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

9:30am-11:30am

Introduction to Scent Work (limit 6)
Instructor: Mira Jones, Julie Rice

 
     

Fall 2017 Obedience Six Week Class Schedule



Tuesday Classes

Daytime Class

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

10:30am-12pm

Class Dates: Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19
Rally Excellent / Master (limit 6)
Instructor: Tom Savarese

1:00pm-2:30pm

Class Dates: Nov 7, 14, 21, Dec 5, 12, 19
Reliability and Refinement (limit 6)
Instructors:Gwen Millner, Mary Oppermann

 

Evening Classes

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

6:30pm-7:30pm

 

Class Dates:Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12, 19
Senior Puppy(for puppies 25 weeks - 1 year) (limit 8)
Instructors: Kirk and Sally Ridge

7:30pm- 8:30pm

Class Dates:Oct 31, Nov 7, 14, 28, Dec 5, 12 (limit 6)
Focus and Drive in Heeling
Instructor: Chris Rasmussen

 


Wednesday Classes

 

Evening Classes

 

Dates: Nov 1, 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13

6:30pm-7:20pm

Utility (limit 4)
Instructor: Sue Evenson

Dates: Nov 8, 15, 29, Dec 6, 13,20
Beginner Companion Adult Dog (limit 5)
Instructors: Kim Tyndall

7:30pm-8:30pm

Beginner Novice / Novice CD (limit 6)
Instructors: Teddi Hendrickson, Cathie Fogel

Open (limit 4)
Instructor: Joyce McHenry

Please be aware that our classes are not intended to correct severe behavioral problems or aggression. For the safety of our instructors and the other dogs and handlers in the class, any dog that demonstrates aggression in class will be asked to leave the class. We will provide a referral to a private trainer and/or the NCSU Veterinary School Behavioral Services.

 

Note: Durham Kennel Club reserves the right to cancel class if a minimum of four dogs is not reached a week before start of class.

 

DURHAM KENNEL CLUB OBEDIENCE CLASS INFORMATION

 


Puppy Kindergarten ( 10 weeks to 16 weeks of age at start of class)

Prerequisite: none

This class will cover: attention; leash management; coming when called; walking through doorways without pulling; sit, down, and stay, with approach and touch by a stranger.  In addition to basic learning skills, we will work on confidence and manageability in the face of new experiences.  The primary emphasis of this class will be to develop a positive relationship between the handler and dog.

Junior Puppy ( 17 weeks to 24 weeks of age at start of class)

Prerequisite: none

This class will cover: attention; leash management; coming when called; walking through doorways without pulling; sit, down, and stay, with approach and touch by a stranger.  In addition to basic learning skills, we will work on confidence and manageability in the face of new experiences.  The primary emphasis of this class will be to develop a positive relationship between the handler and dog.

Senior Puppy Performance(6 months of age at start of class)

Prerequisite: Puppy Performance class or permission of instructor

This class is designed for puppies 6 months and older who will be pursuing a performance career

 

Senior Puppy( 25 weeks to 12 months of age at start of class)

Prerequisite :none 

This class will cover: attention; leash management; coming when called; walking without pulling; sit, down, and stay. In addition to basic learning skills, we will work on skills for managing and enjoying the adolescent dog. The primary emphasis of this class will be to develop a well-mannered dog and a positive relationship between the handler and dog.

Beginner Companion Adult Dog (over 12 months ) of age

Prerequisite:Successful completion of Senior puppy or open to any dog greater than 1 year old.

Basic obedience skills will be introduced using lures to guide and position the dog. We will cover leash management;stay in crate or car until called out; sit quietly at handler’s side until released; walk quietly by handler’s side on a loose leash; and come when called. The primary emphasis of this class will be to develop a positive relationship between the handler and dog.

Level II Advanced Pet Obedience

Prerequisite: Dogs must be under control and able to walk beside their handler on a loose leash.

Owner should have good control of dog; dog should not continually pull on leash and should sit 0r down with one command. This class lays a strong foundation for a well behaved family pet. Work on loose leash walking, attention to handler, working around distractions, sits and downs from any position, stays; and come when called.

Attention & Heeling

Prerequisites: Dogs must be under control and able to walk beside their handler on a loose leash.

This class has two goals. One, to teach dogs to pay formal attention to their handlers. Two, to find heel position on their own and to maintain it sitting at heel and while moving. These skills will be taught through various games and activities. We will cover focal point, footwork, body language, shifting responsibility to the dog, and more.

Beginner Novice : An AKC Titling Class

Prerequisite: Dog must be able to demonstrate control on a loose leash for walking and sitting; handler must have attended a Novice Rally class or have a RN title on a dog.

This class will cover rules for qualifying and ring experience.

Novice CD: A preparatory class for those planning to achieve a Companion Dog (CD) title

Prerequisite: The dog should have completed the Attention and Heeling class or the Beginner Novice class; or have 1 CD leg.

Class will introduce the Novice CD exercises: Heel position. Heeling on and off leash. Change of Pace, Sit & Down Stay, the Recall, and Stand for Exam, and Use of Voice & Food as a reward, not as a lure. Class will include discussion of AKC competition rules, ring procedure, preventing handler errors to get the most out of your dog

Graduate Novice:

Prerequisite: Successful completion of the Novice CD class or 1 leg towards a CD Title.

Exercises for this AKC Optional Titling Class will be covered.

Introduction to Open:

Prerequisite: A Novice CD Title or by permission of the instructor.

This class is for handlers who are well versed in the Novice exercises; whose dog is reliable off lead and ready to begin AKC Open exercises

Beginner Open:

Prerequisite: Dog must have successfully completed the Novice CD title or leg, be proficient in the CD exercises; or by permission of the instructor.

This class will focus on Dumbbell training and jumping

Open:

Prerequisite: Dog must have successfully completed the Novice CD title or leg, be proficient in the CD exercises; or by permission of the instructor.

All AKC exercises will be covered. This class is divided into Beginning and Advanced Levels according to proficiency.

Advanced Open:

Prerequisite: Open or by permission of instructor.

This class is for dogs and handlers, who are well versed in Open exercises, are ready for competition and need proofing

Utility:

Prerequisite: Proficiency in Open skills and one Open leg or CDX title, or by permission of instructor.

This class will cover all AKC Utility exercises. Class will be divided into Beginning and Advanced Levels according to proficiency.

Open/Utility: daytime class

Prerequisite: Refer to Open and/or Utility classes

This class offers 8-10 minutes of individual instruction in Open or Utility exercises, with time for practice on your own. Limit of 1 dog per handle

Run-Thru:

This class is open for Novice through Utility levels, and will be tailored to meet your specific needs. Members will be expected to steward for others running their dogs. Critiquing will be offered per request, providing a learning experience for handlers and class members. Ring time and class size will be limited to give all equal working time.

Rally Novice(RN)

Prerequisite: Dog must be able to demonstrate sit & down on first or second command, hold posture for at least 15 seconds, and be able to demonstrate controlled walking for 25 feet. Dogs must have successfully passed Level One and CGC, or by permission of instructor.

This class will be for anyone new to Rally and also for those handlers familiar to Rally but with Novice dogs. This class will be for learning the 42 Novice signs. Class will start short sequences, giving handlers experience moving from sign to sign. Handlers will be critiqued during the course.
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Rally Intermediate(RI)

Prerequisite: Handlers need to have completed a Rally Novice class with a current or a previous dog.

This is a new AKC title class. This level uses the same 23 signs as the Rally Advanced level but will be on-leash without a jump. Classes will have short courses and handlers will be critiqued during the course.

Rally Advance (RA)

Prerequisite: Handlers need to have completed a Rally Novice class with a current or a previous dog.

This class will use the same 23 signs as the Rally Intermediate level. Dogs will be off-leash in trials, but can be on-leash in class. Classes will have short courses and handlers will critiqued during the course.

Rally Excellent (RE)

Prerequisite: Handlers need to have completed a Rally Advanced class, or by permission of the instructor.

This class is for anyone who wants to continue to learn the additional 18 Excellent signs. Classes will have short courses and handlers will be critiqued during the course.

Rally Masters (RM)

Prerequisite: Handlers need to have completed at least a Rally Advanced class, or by permission of the instructor.

his class is for handlers who want to learn the 22 signs for this new AKC Rally title. 

Pet Therapy

Prerequisites: Mastery of basic obedience skills (sit, down, brief stay, on-leash come, walk on loose leash, sit to accept petting, polite behavior around other dogs).

Dogs in this class must be at least one year old.  This class will introduce the skills required for various therapy situations and the requirements for a team to become credentialed for therapy work.  Prospective dog/handler teams will be tested and then observed in medical, and possibly other, therapy settings.  Please note the minimum age for handler credentialing is 16 years old..

Rally Novice Run Thru

Prerequisites: Handler & dog must have Rally experience.

This will not be an actual teaching class, but limited critiquing will be available.

Rally (EX/AD) Run Thru

Prerequisites: Handler & dog must have Rally experience.

This will not be an actual teaching class, but limited critiquing will be available.

Canine Good Citizen (for dogs 12 months & over) Week Class

Prerequisites: Proficiency in Level I skills or by permission of Instructor.

Basic obedience skills required. Emphasis for this class will be on developing the skills necessary to become good citizens of the community. We will follow the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test elements in perfecting these skills.

Performance Puppy for puppies 12 weeks to 6months

Prerequisites: none

Open to experienced handlers (i.e. any individual who has participated in any dog competitive event) We will cover basic dog obedience commands and introduce higher level fun activities, for example, go-outs & directed jumping). The goal of this class is to teach puppies that learning is fun even amid mild distractions.

Reliability and Refinement

We will focus on consistent cues, criteria, timing, attention and fundamental skills as they relate to obedience exercises or behavior of interest to the student.  Gwen will point out elements in your performance than can be improved and share technics to produce a secure and confident dog.

 

Introduction To Nosework

Prerequisites: none

Nosework is a new and enriching scentwork activity and sport based on the type of training professional detection dogs receive. No previous training is required to participate in Nosework Classes.

The journey begins by developing a strong and independent searching dog through the use of your dog’s primary reinforce (favorite food or favorite toy) while the handlers begin how to recognize and respond to the dog’s body language as they search for their reward. Through the use of simple cardboard boxes, handlers learn how to set up scent puzzles for their dogs in interior locations. By the end of the 6 week session, handlers will have the skills to engage their dogs in a fun and enriching activity in and around their house. If you would like to find out more about Nosework, please visit http://www.nacsw.net/.

 

Focus and Drive in Heeling

Prerequisites: none

This class will explore the different techniques for building or enhancing drive in our canine partners and in the process, become better handlers for our dogs.  Our goal will be enthusiastic and engaging heeling leading to fast and accurate moving exercises. We will work with each dog/handler team to:

  • maximize the dog's drive and willingness 

  • maximize the handler's ability to build drive 

  • coach handlers to recognize areas to target for improvement

  • and suggest and demonstrate methods towards the goal of drive, accuracy, and FUN for both the dog and handler