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Obedience Class Schedule
All Classes must be pre registered

 

 

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Note: Application are still accepted when class is full. Students will be added to the wait list.

Summer 20171 Obedience Six Week Class Schedule

Tuesday Classes

Evening Classes
Class Dates:July 18, 25, August 1, 8, 15 and 22, 2017

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

6:30pm - 7:30pm

Rally Advanced / Intermediate (limit 7)
Instructors: Jeanne Stringall, Kathleen Downs, Jodi LaBombard



Wednesday Classes

Class Dates :July, 19, 26, Aug 2, 9, 16, and 23, 2017

Daytime Classes

Times

Ring 1

Ring 2

1:00pm-2:00pm

Performance Puppy(limit 5)
Instructor: Mary Whorton

 

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( 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: none

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 and down on first or second command and hold posture for at least 15 seconds. Dog must be able to demonstrate controlled walking for 25 feet. Dogs must have successfully passed Level One and CGC.

For anyone new to Rally and also for those handlers familiar to Rally but with Novice dogs. This class is for learning the 36 Novice signs. Class will start short sequences, giving handlers experience moving from sign to sign.
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Rally Intermediate

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 signs as the Rally Advanced level but will be on-leash without a jump.

Rally (RA , RE)

Prerequisite: RN title or completion of a Rally Novice Class

This class will provide a nested course for both levels and is for anyone that has completed the Rally Novice class and wants to continue to learn the additional 31 signs and work on small courses each week. Handlers will be critiqued during the courses. Due to time and space constraints, the courses will not be official size.

Pet Therapy

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

Dogs in this class must be at least one year old. This class will introduce the skills necessary 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.

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 7 months

Prerequisites: none

This class is for puppies whose future includes performance events. Enthusiasm for learning will be encouraged through motivational games and introduction of obedience exercises

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/.