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5:00 - ScentWork - Beginner

$130

with Madeline Becker

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 5 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Scent Work is a fun sport based on work done by real-world detection dogs. Instead of locating drugs or explosives, Scent Work uses four essential oils – birch, anise, clove, and cypress – to find different target scents that can be hidden anywhere. The role of the handler is not to direct, but to assist, the dog. The dog learns how to tell the handler that scent has been found, even if there are distractions such as toys and food. This is a wonderful way to build confidence, is great for stimulating your dog’s mind, and is enjoyed by all dogs whether young or old.

 

This class is for beginners. This assumes your dog is not already practicing scentwork and does not yet recognize target odors.

 

Please bring to class a crate for your dog and lots of “high-value” treats, as well as a flat buckle, collar, or harness. Leashes should be easy to take on and off, and at least 6 feet in length.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines.

6:00 - ScentWork - Novice/Intermediate/Advanced

$130

with Madeline Becker

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Scent Work is a fun sport based on work done by real-world detection dogs. Instead of locating drugs or explosives, Scent Work uses four essential oils – birch, anise, clove, and cypress – to find different target scents that can be hidden anywhere. The role of the handler is not to direct, but to assist, the dog. The dog learns how to tell the handler that scent has been found, even if there are distractions such as toys and food. This is a wonderful way to build confidence, is great for stimulating your dog’s mind, and is enjoyed by all dogs whether young or old.

 

This class is appropriate for dogs that already recognize target odor. Beginners with no experience with odor should register for the 5 pm class.

 

Please bring to class a crate for your dog and lots of “high-value” treats, as well as a flat buckle, collar, or harness. Leashes should be easy to take on and off, and at least 6 feet in length.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines.

Full Course

Beginner Obedience 6:00 PM

$130

with Amelia Leung / Jacque Halford

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

The course begins to train you to train your dog. Basic obedience skills are introduced. Topics include correct equipment, commands/praise/release, proper footwork, how dogs communicate/learn, sit/stay, walking on a leash. 

Requirements: Dog must be at least 5 months of age or older and not agressive.

 

Equipment: No retractable leashes. Harnesses are discouraged, but at the discretion of the instructor.

4-6' slip leads, choke collar, humane choke collar (martingale collar), buckle collars are allowed. Pinches are allowed if they are already using one.

Come to class with your dog hungry. Soft treats (hot dogs sliced to size of a nickel, whole pieces of string cheese, or any other soft treat your dog LOVES). 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines.

 

Full Course

Novice - 6:00 and 7:00 PM

$130

with Dave Signorotti

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks
1 additional session on May 17, 2022

The Novice class is intended for those handlers who wish to perfect their obedience exercises beyond the Canine Good Citizen level. The class is aimed at Beginner Novice (BN) and AKC Novice Companion Dog (CD) handlers. The Novice class will cover on-leash heeling and figure of eight, as well as off-leash heeling. In addition, the recall exercise, the BN "leave your dog and walk around the ring", and sit and stand for exam are included. Students will practice group sits and downs (1 minute each), and "handler leave your dog to get your leash". The class may be repeated as needed.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines.

Full Course

Open - 6:00 PM

$130

with Lynn Buck

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Open is for anyone wanting to train for the Open Obedience Class. Topics include:

Heel Free and Figure Eight

Command Discrimination

Drop on Recall

Retrieve on Flat

Retrieve over High Jump

Broad Jump

Stand Stay - Get Your Leash

"Requirements:  Teams who are already proficient in Novice."

 

 Equipment: Equipment required for the open class include a dumbbell and a retractable leash. Dumbells are available from J & J dog supply, Max 200, and Training Treasures.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines. 

Rally Excellent, Master, and Advanced 6:00 PM

$130

with Wendy Silveira

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

In this class students will master the Advanced, Excellent, and Master Signs, as well as continue to practice the Novice signs.  Rally Excellent, Master requires that the handler has successfully completed the rally Novice class and has an AKC rally Novice title. Students moving up from the rally Novice/Intermediate class require the trainer’s approval. Students will need to bring a crate to allow for the walk-through.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines.

7:00 - ScentWork - Novice/Intermediate/Advanced

$130

with Madeline Becker

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

Scent Work is a fun sport based on work done by real-world detection dogs. Instead of locating drugs or explosives, Scent Work uses four essential oils – birch, anise, clove, and cypress – to find different target scents that can be hidden anywhere. The role of the handler is not to direct, but to assist, the dog. The dog learns how to tell the handler that scent has been found, even if there are distractions such as toys and food. This is a wonderful way to build confidence, is great for stimulating your dog’s mind, and is enjoyed by all dogs whether young or old.

 

This class is appropriate for dogs that already recognize target odor. Beginners with no experience with odor should register for the 5 pm class.

 

 

Please bring to class a crate for your dog and lots of “high-value” treats, as well as a flat buckle, collar, or harness. Leashes should be easy to take on and off, and at least 6 feet in length.

 

Please note: To maximize the instructor's time with students,  it is not appropriate to register more than one dog per handler per class.

 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines.

Full Course

CGC / Intermediate Obedience - 7:00 PM

$130

with Amelia Leung / Jacque Halford

Calendar Current session started May 17, 2022 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This class is for students who wish to prepare their dog for the CGC required behaviors as well as for students who just want to advance their dog's obedience skills to a higher level, e.g., longer stays, duration attention, focused heeling, ignoring distractions, emergency stop and rock solid recall. Food rewards are used; however, students will learn how to wean off food rewards through the use of engagement and play.

Requirements: Completion of Beginner class or equivalent skill level.

 

 

PLEASE NOTE: For everyone's safety, we will be practicing social distancing and following any guidelines for Covid safety from Santa Clara County or the CDC. Please plan to cooperate with any required guidelines.

 





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