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Competition (Rally, Open, Utility, Novice)

Open - 3:00 PM
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Open - 3:00 PM

$130

with Lynn Buck

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2023 at 3 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. Dumbbells are available from J & J dog supply, Max 200, and Training Treasures.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

 

1)    Cancellation of a class for any reason BEFORE the first class date of a  session will be refunded minus our coursestorm and credit card fees (currently about $13)

2)    There are no refunds for any cancellations AFTER the first class of a session.

3)    There will be no refunds or pro-rating for any classes missed or start dates after the first class of a session.

4)    Transfers to a more appropriate class after the class start datemay be possible with approval and subject to space availability.

Run Throughs 2 - Open and Utility - all levels 4:00 PM
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Run Throughs 2 - Open and Utility - all levels 4:00 PM

$130

with Lynn Buck

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2023 at 4 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This class is for those preparing for AKC Open and Utility titles.  Dog and handler will go through the exercises as done in the obedience ring.  Approximately fifteen minutes per dog.  Team may take another class.

 

Run Through classes prepare the handler and dog for the competition obedience show ring.In this class you will have the opportunity to to practice a "trial like" competition obedience experience. In a trial like situation, students will have the opportunity to practice the exercises in each class. The instructor will be available to provide feedback and offer training suggestions.

This class will be outside on grass and may include jumps. This is a full 7 week session of classes.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

 

1)    Cancellation of a class for any reason BEFORE the first class date of a  session will be refunded minus our coursestorm and credit card fees (currently about $13)

2)    There are no refunds for any cancellations AFTER the first class of a session.

3)    There will be no refunds or pro-rating for any classes missed or start dates after the first class of a session.

4)    Transfers to a more appropriate class after the class start datemay be possible with approval and subject to space availability.

Run Throughs 1 - Novice Obedience - all levels 5:00 PM
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Run Throughs 1 - Novice Obedience - all levels 5:00 PM

$130

with Dave Signorotti

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2023 at 5 pm, runs for 7 weeks

This class is for those preparing for AKC Beginner Novice and Novice titles.  Dog and handler will have the opportunity to go through the exercises as done in the obedience ring. Approximately ten minutes per dog.  Team may take another class.

 

Run Through classes prepare the handler and dog for the competition obedience show ring.In this class you will have the opportunity to to practice a "trial like" competition obedience experience. In a trial like situation, students will have the opportunity to practice the exercises in each class. The instructor will be available to provide feedback and offer training suggestions.

This class will be indoors. No jumps. This is a full 7 week session of classes.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

 

1)    Cancellation of a class for any reason BEFORE the first class date of a  session will be refunded minus our coursestorm and credit card fees (currently about $13)

2)    There are no refunds for any cancellations AFTER the first class of a session.

3)    There will be no refunds or pro-rating for any classes missed or start dates after the first class of a session.

4)    Transfers to a more appropriate class after the class start datemay be possible with approval and subject to space availability.

Novice 1 - 6:00 PM
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Novice 1 - 6:00 PM

$130

with Dave Signorotti

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2023 at 6 pm, runs for 7 weeks

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.

 

Pre-requisite Beginners and/or Intermediate.  This class is more advanced than Intermediate/CGC and introduces off-lead recalls along with finishes.  The goal of this class is to teach exercises that lead to getting the AKC Beginner Novice title including Figure 8 heeling, Sit for Exam, Sit/Stay handler walk around the ring. This class often is repeated or the dog may go on to Novice 2. 

 

Click the following links for a flow chart to help determine which  obedience class is  suitable to your goals and abilities:

 

obedience_Flow_Chart

Flow_Chart_Class_Descriptions

 

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

 

To survive as a non-profit organization in the expensive Silicon Valley, we need to adhere to the following cancellation/refund policy to afford you and other students fair and reasonable training offerings. By registering for our classes, you are accepting the following:

 

1)    Cancellation of a class for any reason BEFORE the first class date of a  session will be refunded minus our coursestorm and credit card fees (currently about $13)

2)    There are no refunds for any cancellations AFTER the first class of a session.

3)    There will be no refunds or pro-rating for any classes missed or start dates after the first class of a session.

4)    Transfers to a more appropriate class after the class start datemay be possible with approval and subject to space availability.

Rally Excellent, Master, and Advanced 6:00 PM
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Rally Excellent, Master, and Advanced 6:00 PM

$130

with Wendy Silveira

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2023 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.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

 

1)    Cancellation of a class for any reason BEFORE the first class date of a  session will be refunded minus our coursestorm and credit card fees (currently about $13)

2)    There are no refunds for any cancellations AFTER the first class of a session.

3)    There will be no refunds or pro-rating for any classes missed or start dates after the first class of a session.

4)    Transfers to a more appropriate class after the class start datemay be possible with approval and subject to space availability.

Novice II - 7:00 PM
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Novice II - 7:00 PM

$130

with Dave Signorotti

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

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.

 

Prerequisite approval of the trainer.  The handler should know all of the exercises included in Novice 1, heel on leash with figure eight and off leash recall plus finishes, stand for exam, heel free, sit stay and get your leash, as well as group sit and down stays.  This class prepares a dog for the Novice class that can earn the Companion Dog (CD) title.  This class is usually repeated.

Click the following links for a flow chart to help determine which  obedience class is  suitable to your goals and abilities:

 

obedience_Flow_Chart

Flow_Chart_Class_Descriptions

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

 

1)    Cancellation of a class for any reason BEFORE the first class date of a  session will be refunded minus our coursestorm and credit card fees (currently about $13)

2)    There are no refunds for any cancellations AFTER the first class of a session.

3)    There will be no refunds or pro-rating for any classes missed or start dates after the first class of a session.

4)    Transfers to a more appropriate class after the class start datemay be possible with approval and subject to space availability.

Rally Novice, Intermediate 7:00 PM
Registration Unavailable

Rally Novice, Intermediate 7:00 PM

$130

with Wendy Silveira

Calendar Current session started Jan 3, 2023 at 7 pm, runs for 7 weeks

AKC rally is intended as a stepping-stone to the more formal AKC obedience, with many exhibitors doing rally prior to competitive obedience. Rally is divided into the following levels: Rally Novice and Intermediate both performed on-leash, followed by off-leash Advanced, Excellent and Master levels. (Rally Intermediate is an optional level.).

Rally Novice, Intermediate:  At this level students will master the Rally Novice and Intermediate signs. To be ready for this class, the dog needs to be able to heel on leash, sit, stand, down, front, finish to the left and right, as well as stay in the sit, down and stand positions. In addition, students will also learn how to effectively walk a rally course; For this reason, students are required to bring a crate to class so that their dog is safely put up during the walk-through that precedes each class. Time permitting, we will also work on effective ring entry.

 

Cancellation/Refund Policy

  

1)    Cancellation of a class for any reason BEFORE the first class date of a  session will be refunded minus our coursestorm and credit card fees (currently about $13)

2)    There are no refunds for any cancellations AFTER the first class of a session.

3)    There will be no refunds or pro-rating for any classes missed or start dates after the first class of a session.

4)    Transfers to a more appropriate class after the class start datemay be possible with approval and subject to space availability.





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