TRAINING IS NOW LOCATED IN BUILDING 1, THE BIG BUILDING RIGHT ACROSS FROM WHERE WE WERE TRAINING.
Masks are mandatory and must cover both nose and mouth before you enter the building and remain on the entire time you are in the building.
YOU MUST HAVE A SIGNED DISCLAIMER ON FILE WITH THE CLUB REGISTRAR PRIOR TO ENTERING THE BUILDING!!
Please arrive no more than 5 minutes before your class start time. You will not be allowed in before this.
Leave the building immediately after your class.
No crating of dogs in the building, no socializing inside the building.
Your temperature will be taken before you are admitted to the building, if you don't feel well please stay home.
Please remember to social distance, keep 6 feet between you and other handlers.
Do not pet other handlers dogs!!
At this time no additional family members can be in the building, only the person handling the dog. One handler per dog!
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 12 months. Class size is limited to ensure you enjoy the best possible experience.
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.
You can now Register for multiple weeks for drop in classes!
Walk-ins will be allowed for Novice and Open classes only, if space allows. You must sign up online for Rally and Utility run-thrus!!
Online entries have preference.
You can now sign up for multiple weeks at a time!
Registration for ALL Classes closes Saturday at 5pm before Monday Classes
Seniors 55 & over receive a $2.00 discount on the entire night’s training.
Novice - Ring 3
Pre-registration is now AVAILABLE for Drop-in Classes.There is a limit of 6 per class. 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. WALK-INS ARE ALLOWED, ONLINE ENTRIES HAVE PREFERENCE.
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
Pre-registration is now AVAILABLE for Drop-in Classes. THERE IS A LIMIT OF 6 DOGS. 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. WALK-INS ARE ALLOWED, ONLINE ENTRIES HAVE PREFERENCE.
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
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.
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!
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.
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.
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.
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.