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 6 months. Class size is limited to ensure you enjoy the best possible experience.

Session

February 1

Time

5:30, 6:30 pm

Length

8 weeks

Fees

$130

Beginner I Class

An 8-week class held on Monday nights that teaches basic obedience exercises and manners as well as a couple of fun tricks for the 6-month or older dog (5-month if completed GABOC’s AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Class), prepares dogs and handlers for the Beginner II class where they will learn the Canine Good Citizen requirements and be tested to earn their CGC. 

Session

Time

February 15

5:45, 6:45, 7:45

Length

8 weeks

Fees

$130

Beginner II Class

A 10-week class that follows the Beginner I class. You must have graduated from Beginner I or have permission from the Director of Training to take this class. Learn basic obedience exercises as well as the requirements for the Canine Good Citizen test. 

There will be a Canine Good Citizen Test on week 10.

The fee for the test is included in the class fee
 

Session

Time

February 15

7:30 pm

Length

10 weeks

Fees

$160

Evening Training

You can now pre-register for multiple weeks of Tuesday night Training! There is no Drop in Training on Mondays at this time. 

 ***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, and Sunday at 5pm for Tuesday nights.

 All payments must be made online, no payments will be accepted at the door.

Tuesday Night Ring Rentals - Building 2

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for Ring Rentals.  No walk-ins! Thank you! We will have an instructor available if you would like a run-thru.  Sign up online for a 15-minute time slot. Jumps will be available for your use. Get you and your dog ready for your next trial!

Payment online only!

Session

Time

Fees

Pre-register

$10.00 online

6:30-8:30pm

Tuesday Night Rally Run throughs - Building 3

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for Rally run-thrus.  No walk-ins! Thank you! Our instructors set a course for Novice to Excellent.  Sign up online 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.  Payment online only!

Session

Time

Fees

Pre-register

$8.00 online

6:30-8:30pm

Novice - temporarily not available

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED.  Please register for your time-slot. No walk-ins allowed! 

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.  

Session

Time

Fees

Open  - temporarily not available

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. 

Session

Time

Fees

Utility-  temporarily not available

Pre-registration is now REQUIRED for Run-thrus.  No walk-in available at this time! Thank you! 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.  

Session

Time

Fees

Early Drop-in Training- temporarily not available

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

Member

$6                      No Senior                          discount for                 afternoon training

Non-Member

$7

Early Drop-in Training- temporarily not available

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

Conformation  (Temporarily not available)

Pre-registration is REQUIRED for Rally run-thrus.  No walk-in available at this time! Thank you!  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.  

Session

Time

Fees

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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DuPage County Fairgrounds

2015 Manchester Rd

Wheaton, IL  60187

 

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