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Beginner Novice

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Classes, Obedience Classes |

Expanding on the basic obedience skills learned in Home Companion, the Beginner Novice class will introduce competition obedience skills for teams interested in competing in AKC’s Beginner Novice obedience class.  Some rally skills may also be introduced. Register...

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DTCCU Agility Run-thrus on April 5

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Club News |

Come out and practice for DTCCU’s April trial! If the weather cooperates we will run outside; if not we’ll be indoors on Tuff-Spun matting. Dogs must be trained on the obstacles and be reliable off-lead to participate — and of course no harsh training allowed. We’ll run until we’re done, usually 2 runs/dog. Students in beginning agility classes and people who are thinking about getting into agility are encouraged to come and watch, ask questions, and/or be bar setters. Hope to see you there! Doors open at 1pm, runs start at 1:30pm...

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Sub-Novice

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Beginner Classes, Classes |

In the Sub-Novice class basic obedience skills learned in Home Companion will be perfected and expanded. Students will also be introduced to the foundational skills and handling techniques used in obedience, rally and agility competition. This class is a per-requisite for many of our classes, including agility. Register...

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Novice

By on Mar 24, 2014 in Classes, Obedience Classes |

The Novice class will prepare dogs and handlers to compete in AKC Novice level obedience. All Novice exercises will be refined and handling skills will be emphasized. This class will focus on perfecting and practicing the novice exercises including heeling (on leash and off leash), stand for exam, recall, and stays. Register...

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Open

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Obedience Classes |

DOR, stays, signals, moving stand, directed & broad jump. This class will focus on perfecting the stationary positions; sit, down, and stand and all the ways these three positions are applied in Open and Utility level obedience. Including: drop on recall, out of site stays, signals, and moving stand and exam. This class will also teach and perfect all types of jumping applicable to Open and Utility level obedience. Including; directed jumping over high and bar jump and the broad jump Open exercise. This class is great for students just teaching the exercises or for students trying to solidify the stationary position exercises for competition. Register...

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Agility Prep

By on Mar 23, 2014 in Agility Classes, Classes |

Prerequisite: Sub-novice Obedience (or comparable course at another club, with approval) In this agility foundations course, you will begin to build a positive working relationship with your dog that will make you an effective team. You and your dog will learn about targeting, handling on the flat, contact performance, and motivation, and you be introduced to beginning agility equipment. Dogs need to have a reasonable sit, stay, and recall and be able to work around other dogs. This course is for dogs that have not taken an agility course. Maximum class size: 8 dogs. Register...

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Utility

By on Mar 25, 2014 in Classes, Obedience Classes |

Utility exercises are FUN for dog and handler – distance work, scent work, jumping, running! There is no reason to wait till after your dog finishes open to start teaching utility exercises. This class will focus on the Fundamental Skills to Build Glove, Go-Out, and Scent Discrimination. Whether you are just starting out or looking to sharpen your dog’s skills this is the class for you. This class will focus on identifying all components of complete exercise: Core Progression for Gloves (for marked retrieve and directed signal retrieve) Core Progression for Go-Outs (for directed jumping and signal retrieve) Core Progression for Scent Discrimination (Connie Cleveland’s Cookie Tin method will be taught — No Retrieve required !) This class will also be full of games to improve your dog’s focus, attention, and attitude. Examples include recall games, fronts, finishes, pivots, rev up games, retrieve (take/ hold/out/recall with retrieve object). This class will: Use common household objects Use targets with treats Use platform/mat/go-out box Register...

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