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    • 10 May 2017
    • 14 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 5

    Beginner Agility @ Booker Field


    This class is for teams that have successfully completed Foundations of Agility and the first class of beginner agility.


    Description: This class will continue on with concepts that were taught in foundations, like call to heel , handling skills and jump work. We will also be working increasing dogs drive to run agility in this class.  We will start to learn more equipment; teeters, dogwalks, A-frames and weave poles.  We will add in the beginning of sequencing of obstacles. 

    Instructors: Kari Crosby


    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility 
    or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  6 weeks
    Cost:  $110 non-members/$60 GCOC Members
    • 11 May 2017
    • 06 Jul 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road

    Columbia  Kennel Club Conformation Class

    Big & Small Ring

     

    Contact Janice Nepita via email for more information about this class.  JaniceNepita@aol.com

     

    GCOC Does not handle the organization, instruction or registration for this class.  Contact Janice Nepita for questions and registration.

     

     

     

       

     

    • 15 May 2017
    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Puppy Kindergarten - Evening

     

    Puppy Kindergarten is designed for dogs 12 weeks to 6 months of age. This class will cover: gaining the puppy’s attention, impulse control for puppies, learning to relax around other dogs & people, basic commands, leash manners, and puppy safety issues. In addition to basic skills, confidence and manageability with new experiences will also be introduced. Other topics as appropriate will also be covered. The primary emphasis of this class will be to develop a positive relationship between the puppy and family members.


    This class will not meet Memorial Day, May 29th.

     

    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process.  GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded. 

     

    You will need to bring your puppy's vaccine records.

     

    Prerequisite: None
    Length: 6 weeks

     

    Instructors: Gayle Mitchiner/Mitch Mitchiner/

     

    General Registration: $110.00

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 15 May 2017
    • 26 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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     NOSEWORK 

    Advanced Searches


    Nosework is a scent sport that is really growing.  Any dog can do it because it uses the dog’s natural desire to hunt. Scent sport is a good way to build dog’s confidence and is great for all dogs.


    Pre-requisite: Successfully completed Exterior & Vehicle class and Interior & Container class.


    This class will not meet on Memorial Day.


    Instructors: Nicole Tate, Mary Reeves, Debbie Shealy


    This class is for GCOC members only. 

    • 16 May 2017
    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0

    Sorry, but this event is now sold out. You can join the waitlist and we will send you an email when additional spaces become available.

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    Building Blocks - Morning

     

    Our Skill Building Course is about working on critical, multi purpose foundation skills that we use to build components of obedience competition exercises.  We want to make the exercises fun but effective.  We'll work on putting behaviors on cue, stringing them together and proofing them for the ring.

    It doesn't matter where you are now, this class will help you develop a plan to take you wherever you want to go.

     

    Instructor: Peggy Langdon

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 16 May 2017
    • 20 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 4

    Rally Novice Class

       

    This class is designed to teach the skills required to appropriately perform individual signs. Each week will focus on different signs, building on the skills from the previous week's signs.There are 42 Rally Novice signs, some more difficult than others. The amount of time you are willing to practice in-between classes will influence how many signs we can cover during the six week course. The last class will have a course designed with the signs covered during the class.

    Please bring plenty of treats, a toy, and a crate. When you dog is not working you will be watching the dogs in the ring, learning and sharing ideas.


     

    General registration: $110.00

     

    Instructor: Jaye Pearce

     

    If you have any questions, contact Renee Graham, 803-960-5541.   

     

     

     

     

    • 17 May 2017
    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 2

    Intermediate Skills - Evening

     

    Intermediate Skills is designed for dogs and handlers who have successfully completed Basic Skills class, or the equivalent. This class will work on deepening and polishing the skills learned at the Basic level, including loose leash walking, attention/focus, impulse control, recalls, stays, and other skills.  


    The primary goal of this class will be to continue developing a happy, well-mannered family companion with emphasis on becoming a good canine citizen of the community.


    Prerequisite: Basic Skills or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor.  

     

    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training, which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog.  Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process.  GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.


    Instructor: Renee Graham/Pam Nachal

    General Registration $110.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 17 May 2017
    • 21 Jun 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Basic Skills - Evening

     

    Basic Skills is designed for dogs 6 months and older. This class will cover getting the dog’s attention, impulse control exercises such as wait and leave it, relaxing calmly around other dogs & people, and confidence with new experiences. Handlers will learn how to teach their dog controlled walking on a leash; sit, down, come and stay commands using the positive training techniques demonstrated in class.  The primary goal of this class will be to develop a happy, well-mannered family companion and create a positive relationship between the handler and dog.


    The mission of GCOC is to teach the handler successful methods of training which will result in a lifelong bond with their dog. Our goal is to provide a safe environment that will encourage this learning process. GCOC does reserve the right to excuse any dog who is disruptive or whose learning threshold has been exceeded.

     

    Prerequisite: none

    Length: 6 weeks

    Instructor:  Phyllis Stokes/Renee Graham/Joanne McDonald

    General Registration $110.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 06 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 24

                          Instructor's and Assistant's Toolbox #2

       

    Topic: What does a GCOC Instructor Do? 



    If  you have problems registering, please call

    Renee 803-960-5541. 

           

    Please register so we can prepare for you.

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 9

    This is an audit spot for Session 1.

     

    The Foundations for Ring Readiness  series will introduce you to the concepts of building verbal cue reliability, adding proofing, building behavior chains and back-chaining behaviors to rewards outside the ring. We will focus on these 7 skills during this series: sit, down, nose touch, call to heel, zen bowl (leave the treat in the bowl alone until cued to get it), station work (go to a certain spot- mat, crate or chair- and wait for your reward) and a few steps of heeling. This series is perfect for dogs who know 4 or more of these skills. 


    Session 1: Reliability and Foundations

    We will start working on our foundation skills for back-chaining: short behavior sequences, ring entrances, leash on, leash off and mat work. Using our 7 skills, we will work on building and defining our criteria, building reliability with the verbal cue and ensuring that we are giving the cue clearly without extra body language. We will work on stimulus control instead of anticipating the cue and we will play some fun fluency games to build reliability. 



    Instructor: Mariah Hinds CPDT-KA

    Mariah, is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is an instructor at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. With experience stretching over more than fourteen years, she’s handled every problem a canine can dish out, from dogs that fight, to rehabilitating severely abused dogs, to training winning performance dogs. Mariah is an avid dog sport competitor and recently achieved first place out of 100 dogs in a statewide competition and third place overall out of 300 competitors. So, whether you are looking for great pet dog training or high levels of competition obedience and trick training she can help you.


    Working Spot $15.00 Members

    Non-members registration opens 3/16/2017


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 09 Jun 2017
    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 3 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 2

    Foundations for Ring Readiness Series (Working Spot)


    This series will introduce you to the concepts of building verbal cue reliability, adding proofing, building behavior chains and back-chaining behaviors to rewards outside the ring. We will focus on these 7 skills during this series: sit, down, nose touch, call to heel, zen bowl (leave the treat in the bowl alone until cued to get it), station work (go to a certain spot- mat, crate or chair- and wait for your reward) and a few steps of heeling. This series is perfect for dogs who know 4 or more of these skills. 

    Session 1:  Reliability and Foundations

    We will start working on our foundation skills for back-chaining: short behavior sequences, ring entrances, leash on, leash off and mat work. Using our 7 skills, we will work on building and defining our criteria, building reliability with the verbal cue and ensuring that we are giving the cue clearly without extra body language. We will work on stimulus control instead of anticipating the cue and we will play some fun fluency games to build reliability. 


    Session 2:  Proofing and Behavior Chains

    We will add play into our behavior sequences, add longer behavior sequences for one reward and we will work on proofing our ring entrances. We will work on adding layers of understanding to our 7 skills. We will work on adding distance, distractions, and duration. We will work on adding food in the zen bowl on the floor to our other 5 behaviors. We will also play some fun fluency games such as can you do the cue when your handler does weird body language or when there is a prop nearby or if the handler hides their face or behind a barrier or if the handler turns around?  


    Session 3:  Back-chaining

    Now that our behaviors are more reliable and our dog can do some short behavior sequences, we will work on building more behavior chains and back-chaining rewards to outside the ring. We will work on sequencing behaviors to our station behavior and sequencing moving between exercises to a set-up and reward. The dog and handler teams will practice back-chaining a known Novice or Open exercise.  



    Instructor: Mariah Hinds CPDT-KA

    Mariah, is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is an instructor at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. With experience stretching over more than fourteen years, she’s handled every problem a canine can dish out, from dogs that fight, to rehabilitating severely abused dogs, to training winning performance dogs. Mariah is an avid dog sport competitor and recently achieved first place out of 100 dogs in a statewide competition and third place overall out of 300 competitors. So, whether you are looking for great pet dog training or high levels of competition obedience and trick training she can help you.


    Working Spot $100.00 Members  

    Non-members registration opens May 26, 2017


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 16 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 10

    This is an audit spot for Session 2.


    The Foundations for Ring Readiness series will introduce you to the concepts of building verbal cue reliability, adding proofing, building behavior chains and back-chaining behaviors to rewards outside the ring. We will focus on these 7 skills during this series: sit, down, nose touch, call to heel, zen bowl (leave the treat in the bowl alone until cued to get it), station work (go to a certain spot- mat, crate or chair- and wait for your reward) and a few steps of heeling. This series is perfect for dogs who know 4 or more of these skills. 


    Session 2: Proofing and Behavior Chains

    We will add play into our behavior sequences, add longer behavior sequences for one reward and we will work on proofing our ring entrances. We will work on adding layers of understanding to our 7 skills. We will work on adding distance, distractions, and duration. We will work on adding food in the zen bowl on the floor to our other 5 behaviors. We will also play some fun fluency games such as can you do the cue when your handler does weird body language or when there is a prop nearby or if the handler hides their face or behind a barrier or if the handler turns around?  



    Instructor: Mariah Hinds CPDT-KA

    Mariah, is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is an instructor at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. With experience stretching over more than fourteen years, she’s handled every problem a canine can dish out, from dogs that fight, to rehabilitating severely abused dogs, to training winning performance dogs. Mariah is an avid dog sport competitor and recently achieved first place out of 100 dogs in a statewide competition and third place overall out of 300 competitors. So, whether you are looking for great pet dog training or high levels of competition obedience and trick training she can help you.


    Working Spot $15.00 Members

    Non-members registration opens 3/16/2017


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 23 Jun 2017
    • 7:00 PM - 9:00 PM
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 9

    This is an audit spot for Session 3.


    The Foundations for Ring Readiness series will introduce you to the concepts of building verbal cue reliability, adding proofing, building behavior chains and back-chaining behaviors to rewards outside the ring. We will focus on these 7 skills during this series: sit, down, nose touch, call to heel, zen bowl (leave the treat in the bowl alone until cued to get it), station work (go to a certain spot- mat, crate or chair- and wait for your reward) and a few steps of heeling. This series is perfect for dogs who know 4 or more of these skills. 


    Session 3: Back-chaining

    Now that our behaviors are more reliable and our dog can do some short behavior sequences, we will work on building more behavior chains and back-chaining rewards to outside the ring. We will work on sequencing behaviors to our station behavior and sequencing moving between exercises to a set-up and reward. The dog and handler teams will practice back-chaining a known Novice or Open exercise.  



    Instructor: Mariah Hinds CPDT-KA

    Mariah, is certified by the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers and is an instructor at Fenzi Dog Sports Academy. With experience stretching over more than fourteen years, she’s handled every problem a canine can dish out, from dogs that fight, to rehabilitating severely abused dogs, to training winning performance dogs. Mariah is an avid dog sport competitor and recently achieved first place out of 100 dogs in a statewide competition and third place overall out of 300 competitors. So, whether you are looking for great pet dog training or high levels of competition obedience and trick training she can help you.


    Working Spot $15.00 Members

    Non-members registration opens 3/16/2017


    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.



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