Game night!

Loads of fun playing games with your dog!

How many balls can they retrieve in 30 seconds?  Can they find the cookie in the box?  How about politely walking past very interesting distractions?  Others games as well!  

 

Monday, September 29th

7 - 8:30 pm

$5 for Members

A part-time job to bark about!

The position of TCOTC Building Manager/Custodian is now open and we are accepting applications. This is a job share position and custodial duties are shared with another employee.  If you or someone you know is interested in this position, please submit a letter of interest/resume to the TCOTC Office or in person. We will be accepting applications through September 15, 2014.

 

Brain Games - New class starting Wednesday September 17 - 8:15pm!

Have fun teaching your dog to think and solve puzzles.  Teach your dog to find a particular scent, or to find an object with your scent, or to figure out what you want using free shaping!  

Class limit:  8 students.   

Prerequisite:  Level 1 or Basic Training 

Fee: $100

Loose Leash Walking - New class starting Wednesday September 17th - 7:00 pm!

This class is all about training your dog to stop dragging you down the street and to walk politely on leash.  Since all dogs, like people, learn in different ways, each week a different method of teaching loose leash walking is taught with lots of practice ignoring and walking by distractions. The final week involves practicing as a group in an outdoor setting close to TCOTC.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Changing Attitudes

Next class starts  October 9, 2014

Class Description: Is your dog easily distracted, unable to work off lead around other dogs, have difficulty concentrating, unable to control their impulses when excited?

AKC Agility Trial November 21-23, 2014

TCOTC is hosting an AKC Agility Trial November 21, 2014-November 23, 2014.

Judge: Karl O. Johnson 

Obedience Skillwork

Build on the foundation of Level 1 or Basic Training to develop attention walking, pivoting on a perch and backing up for rear end awareness, expanded sit and down behaviors, improving stays and recalls, introducing retrieve, and using hand touch.  

Class limit:  12 students.  

Prerequisite: Basic Training or Level 1

 

**This class is required if you are looking to enter any Agility or Rally classes at our school***

 

See schedule and registration process

Household Manners - New class starting Monday - October 6th - 7pm

This class is for those that want great manners in their home.  Building off of the behaviors learned in Basic Training, we continue working on impulse control, going to a mat or place, and body handling.  New skills trained are sit for petting, hand touch to move the dog, greeting at the door, games, and exiting the house.  This class can be repeated to build the dog’s skills.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Impulse Control - New class startng Monday October 6th - 7pm!

Designed for dogs who want what they see and they want it now! The class will teach dogs to leave and ignore all sorts of distractions and check in with their handler rather than go for whatever they see.  Skills taught are sit and down stay, leave it, attention to handler, polite greeting of people, loose leash walking around distractions, staying on a mat or place, and control play.  This class is for dogs that lack self control, not for reactive dogs.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head