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    • 05 Sep 2017
    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • Booker's Field
    • 3

    This class meets weekly on Tuesdays


    This class  is for teams that are ready to compete. It is designed to work on handling skills  needed to perform for full courses.We will work weekly on a standard course and sometimes jumpers courses. I will have both Novice and Master level courses nested together. You will work the course that most fits your needs. You dog must be almost ready to trial or already trialing. Your dog must be reliable off lead and have a good recall.
    This class meets at the Booker's field.
    Registration and Payment on-line are required.  

    Instructors: Diana Krause

    Prerequisite:  Foundations of Agility , beginning agility and advanced agility or Instructor recommendation
    Length:  8 weeks ( 6 classes, with 2 extra classes built in for rain) 
    Cost:  $110 non-members/$60 GCOC Members
    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 04 Oct 2017
    • 4 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Shy Dog Class

     

    This four-week class will help you understand how to recognize signs of shy or fearful behavior, and learn management techniques to help your shy or fearful dog.  Whether it is a fear of people or environments, the goal of this class is to teach you how to make a difference in your shy/fearful dog’s life and help him feel more confident and relaxed. This is not a traditional obedience class, but we will review some cues.  There is a large component of lecture in each session.

    This class is not an appropriate venue for dogs who behave aggressively towards people or other dogs, or who bark continually.

    The class will be taught by Phyllis Beasley, CPDT-KA, who is the proud owner of a sweet, but timid Shetland Sheepdog, Sky!

    General Registration :  $75.00

    No prerequisites required

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 18 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    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.


    The first class is an orientation WITHOUT dogs.


    Prerequisite: Basic Skills or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor.  If you have a questions, please call Renee 803-960-5541.

     

    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: Robbie Black/Pam Nachal

    General Registration $110.00

    Length: 6 weeks

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 18 Oct 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 first class will be an orientation WITH OUT dogs.


    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:  TBD

    General Registration $110.

     

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 13 Sep 2017
    • 18 Oct 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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    Advanced Skills - Evening

     

    The Advanced Skills class is designed for handlers and dogs who have successfully completed the intermediate class.  It covers topics such as attention, heeling, fronts, finishes, turns, and self-control.  This class provides the foundation for future work/classes in obedience, rally, and agility.    

    This class is designed to be taken several times to become more comfortable preforming higher level activities.

     

    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:  Intermediate Skills (or equivalent skills with the permission of the instructor)

     

    Instructor: Peggy Langdon & Renee Graham

     

    General Registration $110.00
    Payment is required to secure your registration. 
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    GCOC reserves the right to cancel classes.
    • 14 Sep 2017
    • 16 Nov 2017
    • 8 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road

    Columbia  Kennel Club Conformation Class

    Big & Small Ring

     

    Columbia Kennel Club Classes will begin again Thursday, September 14th at 7:30 with classes following on September 21st 

    September 28th 

    October 12th 

    October 19

    October 26

    November 9th

    November 16th


    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.

     

     

     

       

     

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Basic Skills - Morning

     

    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 first class is an orientation WITHOUT dogs.


    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: Renee Graham/Joanne McDonald

    General Registration $110.

     

    GCOC reserves the right to cancel or reschedule classes.

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 3

    Rally Advanced/Excellent Class

     

    This six week class will include the rally advanced/excellent signs and the skills that are needed for these signs.  Handlers will practice the exercises and perform short sequences with the signs.  Rally rules and ring strategy will be discussed.  Although it is not necessary when entering the class, handlers should be comfortable with their dog off leash.  The class is designed to be taken multiple times to assist you in preparation for competing at the Advanced/Excellent level. 

     

    General registration: $110.00

     

    Instructor: Susanne Butterfield

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 8

    Nosework Practice Session


    GCOC is offering a practice session on Monday evenings in the small room beginning September 11th at 6:15.  


    Prerequisite: You must have take at least one Nosework class PAST Introduction to Nosework.  


    These sessions are free to facilities members and $12.00 for non facilities members


    This class is for GCOC members only. 

    • 18 Sep 2017
    • 23 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility; 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 0
    Registration is closed

     INTRODUCTION TO NOSEWORK


    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 active dogs because it engages their minds.


    This introduction class starts dogs on odor right away instead of beginning with food.  Dogs will learn to recognize the first odor, Birch. Handlers will learn to read their dog’s signals, begin to learn a search/hunt alert, and to stay at the odor source.


    Nosework kits will be provided.

    Camera – Students must also bring some kind of recording devise - video camera, tablet, phone, etc. to tape themselves in class.  Tapes will be view in class.



    Prerequisite: The dog must have a nose.


    Instructors: Nicole Tate, Debbie Shealy


    This class is for GCOC members only. 

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Building 947 S. Stadium Road
    • 3

    Building Blocks - Morning

    Obedience Co-op

     

    Our  building blocks course has evolved into co-op practice sessions  along with a healthy dose of problem-solving for you and your canine partner.  The focus is still 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.

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 24 Oct 2017
    • 6 sessions
    • GCOC Training Facility 947 S. Stadium Rd.
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Puppy Kindergarten - Tuesday 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.

     

    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.

    • 19 Sep 2017
    • 24 Oct 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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    Rally Novice/Intermediate 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.  The Rally Novice & Intermediate signs, some more difficult than others, will be worked on in this class.  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.

    This class is designed to take multiple times. 


     

    General registration: $110.00

     

    Instructor: Jaye Pearce

     

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

     

     

     

     

    • 04 Nov 2017
    • 05 Nov 2017
    • 2 sessions
    • 947 S Stadium Drive, Columbia SC

    GREATER COLUMBIA OBEDIENCE CLUB, INC.

    AKC Obedience and Full Rally Trials

     

    Please read before completing registration form

    Closes 11:30 PM, Wed.  October 18, 2017

     

    If paying online you pay must register and complete all lines for each dog in order to meet AKC requirements.
         

    If not paying o line you still must complete the online registration mail check made out to GCOC to

    Nell Jenkins    

    3324 Montgomery Ave.

    Columbia, SC 29205

     

    Ctrl+click for Premium. Read the AKC Agreement and Certification of the right to show dog at an AKC trial. You will be required to type your name on at the end of each dog you register which will act as your signature  stating you have read and agree to the information on page 4 of the premium.


    GCOC Nov 4 and 5 2017 Trial Premium.docx 

    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive
    • 7

    Nosework

    Join the sport that is taking the dog world by storm!  Everyone loves playing hide and seek, and now you and your dog can play together.  Julie will share information about how to train a dog to find hidden odors, as well as provide knowledge to the human half of the team.  Working teams will include both novice and more advanced teams, so there will be something for everyone.


    NOVICE DOGS


    1/2 day WORKING spot, 1/2 day audit spot (Novice dogs) = $110 (club members), $125 (non-club members)
           -maximum of 7 novice working teams

           - Novice = dog must already be searching for odor and working toward ORT and novice/Level 1 trialing. Ideal for teams wanting to get trial ready and gain more element and handling skills.


    Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is received 30 days before the event, a refund will be provided minus a $25 cancellation fee.  If cancellation is received within 30 days of the event, a refund minus the cancellation fee will be provided IF the working spot is filled.  If, due to the lateness of a cancellation, we are unable to fill the spot, no refund will be provided.


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive
    • 1

    Nosework

    Join the sport that is taking the dog world by storm!  Everyone loves playing hide and seek, and now you and your dog can play together.  Julie will share information about how to train a dog to find hidden odors, as well as provide knowledge to the human half of the team.  Working teams will include both novice and more advanced teams, so there will be something for everyone.


    ADVANCED DOGS



    1/2 day WORKING spot, 1/2 day audit spot (Advanced dogs) = $110 (club members), $125 (non-club members)
           -maximum of 7 advanced working teams

           - Advanced = have ORT and trialing or ready to trial. Ideal for teams needing some handling polishing, and ready to learn advanced skills.


    Cancellation Policy:  If cancellation is received 30 days before the event, a refund will be provided minus a $25 cancellation fee.  If cancellation is received within 30 days of the event, a refund minus the cancellation fee will be provided IF the working spot is filled.  If, due to the lateness of a cancellation, we are unable to fill the spot, no refund will be provided.


    • 09 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive

    Nosework

    Join the sport that is taking the dog world by storm!  Everyone loves playing hide and seek, and now you and your dog can play together.  Julie will share information about how to train a dog to find hidden odors, as well as provide knowledge to the human half of the team.  Working teams will include both novice and more advanced teams, so there will be something for everyone.



    • 10 Dec 2017
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • 947 South Stadium Drive

    Obedience Games

    Join us for a full day of playing obedience games! Short, fun, and fast paced games will be presented for all levels of competition obedience training. Julie will share a wealth of training knowledge and games to engage and motivate your dog. Instead of formal training we will learn ways to mix up our sessions and be more unpredictable. By adding “game training” with less predictability and formality, we build relationship and transfer reinforcement to the act of playing!                                                             





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