Class Information

All our training classes meet on Monday nights.

Star Puppy Class

Our 8-week S.T.A.R.puppy class will get you and your new puppy off to a great start. You will work on beginning obedience and home skills. Based on the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy curriculum we provide you with weekly written homework. Puppies must be between 8-weeks and 5 months. Class size is limited to ensure you enjoy the best possible experience.

Session

August 3

October 5

January 4

Time

5:45, 6:30, 7:15, 8:00pm

5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30pm

5:30, 6:30, 7:30, 8:30pm

Length

8 weeks

8 weeks

8 weeks

Fees

$130

$130

$130

Beginner Class

A 9-week class held on Monday nights that follows the AKC guidelines for the Canine Good Citizen title.  It teaches basic obedience exercises for the 6-month or older dog (5-month if completed GABOC’s AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class), prepares them to take the CGC exam, and gets dogs and handlers ready for the Novice I class. This class teaches handlers the commands and corrections for basic obedience instruction. A graduation will be held on the day of the last class. There is an additional cost for the CGC test and is given at a different time after class is completed.

Session

Time

August 3

October 19

January 4

6:00, 6:45, 7:30, 8:15 pm

5:45, 6:45, 7:45 8:30 pm

5:45, 6:45, 7:45, 8:30pm

Length

9 weeks

9 weeks

10 weeks

Fees

$145

$145

$160

Drop-In Training

You CAN NOW PRE-REGISTER for multiple weeks of Drop In Training!

 ***Due to new restrictions put into place due to COVID-19 we are not allowing walk-ins at this time. Please register for your time-slot for all classes. thank you!***

Registration for ALL Classes closes Saturday at 5pm before Monday Classes

Member

First Dog

Additional Dog

  Same Handler

$7

$2

Non-Member

$8

Additional Dog

  Same Handler

$3

Seniors 55 & over receive a $2.00 discount on the entire night’s training.

Novice - Ring 3

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for Drop-in Classes.  Please register for your time-slot. No walk-ins allowed at this time! This class continues what you learned in the CGC Beginners class, but refines the techniques and introduces what is expected in the Novice ring at an obedience trial.  It explains proper collar selection and fit, leash selection, and the proper way to make a correction.  A short evaluation may be required for students that did not participate in the GABOC’s Beginners Class. This is to insure that all of the dogs are ready for the Novice I level.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME.

Session

Time

Drop In

6:30-7:15pm

Fees

Drop In Fees

Novice II - Ring 3 -temporarily not available

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for Drop-in Classes.  This is our “Ring Ready” class, and gets dogs and handlers ready to enter AKC obedience trials to earn their Companion Dog title.  You will refine your handling skills, sharpen up each exercise, and tweak the “front and finish”.  You will learn what judges are looking for, what will cause you to lose points, and what you may be “non-qualified” for.  You will also learn how to find obedience trials to enter, and how to complete an AKC entry form.ect to a database.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME

Session

Time

7:00 to 7:45pm

Drop In

Fees

Drop In Fees

Open  - Ring 4

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for Drop-in Classes. Please register for your 15-minute time slot. No walk-in available at this time! Thank you! This class teaches the individual Open exercises performed in the “Open” ring at an AKC trial.  We will work with handlers and dogs having problems with exercises. THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME. 

Session

Time

7:15-8:00pm

Drop In

Fees

Drop In Fees

Open II -Ring 4

temporarily not available

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for Drop-in Classes. This is our “Ring Ready” class.  It refines handling skills and gets dog/handler teams ready to enter AKC obedience trials to earn their Companion Dog eXcellent title.  You will sharpen up each exercise, and perfect the “front and finish”.  You will learn what Open judges are looking for, what will cause you to lose points, and what you may be “non-qualified” for.  The class helps dog/handler teams having trouble with any exercise.  Open run thrus are given when the team is ready.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME

Session

Time

8:00 to 8:45pm

Drop In

Fees

Drop In Fees

Utility- Ring 4

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for Run-thrus.  This class teaches the individual Utility exercises performed in the “Utility” ring at an AKC trial.  We will work with handlers and dogs having problems with exercises.  Advanced handlers can get a run-thru.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME.

Session

Time

8:15-9:00pm

Drop In

Fees

Drop-In Fees

Rally/Run throughs - Ring 3

 Pre-registration is REQUIRED for Rally run-thrus.  Our instructors set a course for novice to advanced.  Sign up for a 10 minute time slot. You will get to run the course 2 times in your 10 minutes.  Our instructors take time to advise and encourage you, helping to prepare you for your next Rally trial.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED FOR THIS CLASS.  SIGN UP FOR MULTIPLE WEEKS AT A TIME ONLINE!

Session

Time

Fees

Drop In

Drop In Fees

7:30-9:00pm

Conformation - Ring 3

temporarily not available

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for Drop-in Classes.  Our instructors provide valuable feed-back on how your dog is showing, moving and stacking.

You and your dog are moved both individually and as a group to give you a good feel for woking in the show ring.  THERE WILL BE NO WALK-INS ALLOWED AT THIS TIME

Session

Drop In

Time

Fees

Drop In Fees

9pm to 9:45

Early  Afternoon Training

No Walk-ins, must register online for your timeslot!

Member

$6                      No Senior                          discount for                 afternoon training

Non-Member

$7

Early Afternoon Training

Early training is from 3 to 5 pm.  Register Online for your time slot in Rally, Novice, Open or Utility. Rally has 10-minute time slots, you run the course twice during this time. There will be an instructor there to  help you in Rally only.

Novice, Open and Utility are all 15-minutes time-slots where you train on your own.

Early training starts on 9/28/20

Session

Time

Fees

Drop In Fees

3 to 5pm

Drop In

SPECIAL CLASSES

Draft and Cart - Not Available at this time

For Competition, Work and Fun. 

Session

TBD

Time

Length

6:00pm

4 weeks

Fees

$100

Therapy Dog Class- Not Available at this time

Our Therapy Dog Workshop will help you learn some tips and do's and don'ts of being a successful Therapy Dog Team.  By the end of the 4 weeks you will hopefully know if you and your dog will enjoy this Volunteer opportunity.  We won't be testing you but will help you choose which of the 3 National organizations will be a good fit for you and your dog.   Your dog must have basic manners as we are not focusing on teaching a Basic Obedience Class or Manners Class.  We will offer some Auditing spaces for people to attend without their dogs.  You can sign up for the Audit spaces on this page under the Heading Therapy Dog Class Audit.

Session

Time

Length

TBD

6:00pm

4 weeks

Fees

$100

Trick Dog Class- Not Available at this time

Learning tricks for your dog is fun and entertaining! It is a good way to create a bond with your dog. At the end of the class you can test for a Trick Dog AKC Title! 

Session

TBD

Time

Length

Fees

$100

6:00pm

4 weeks

Manners Class- Not Available at this time

A loosely formatted 6 week topical class specifically designed to address the challenges of living with your  furry, four-legged family member.  This class will help you with loose- leash walking, waiting patiently in a predetermined area, crate training and much more. We will also introduce some simple, fun tricks you can work on with your dog to keep him/her engaged with you.

Session

TBD

Time

Length

Fees

$100

6:00pm

6 weeks

Nose Work Class- Not Available at this time

One of the nice things about K9 Nose Work is that no prior obedience training is required to participate. We want our dogs to learn to be ‘odor obedient‘. We often say ‘leave your obedience on the other side of the door!‘ Early training focuses on building drive and letting the dog learn through exploration, what gets them to the source.

Session

TBD

Time

6:00-7:30pm

Length

Fees

$120

4 weeks

CONTACT US

Chuck Holtzen at

gabocregistrar@gmail.com

REGISTRATION

Sign up now before the classes fill up. Online registration  & payment. 

 

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