Here is a list of what will be offered in the next sessions for obedience classes. Look at individual class descriptions to find class requirements, times offered and class fees.
Prepare and take the Canine Good Citizen test. Skills worked on include loose leash walking, stay, polite greeting, walking through a crowd, grooming, 3 minute supervised separation, recall, and distractions. Class is taught by an AKC CGC evaluator and week 6 is practicing or taking the test as determined by the handler. Class limit: 8 students.
Prereq: Intermediate Obedience
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
Kari Ekenstedt, DVM, PhD
Have you ever heard that dogs who love to swim have webbed feet? And have you ever stopped to ask yourself “What exactly are webbed feet, anyway?” Do water-breeds (like American Water Spaniels, Portuguese Water Dogs, etc.) really have anything different about their feet compared to non-water breeds?
Whether you’re a new club member or a long-term regular, you’ve probably met Bonnie Creighton, on duty, at the reception desk. For thirteen years she has greeted both canines and people alike, though she’s more likely to remember your pup’s name…not yours. That’s OK – Bonnie loves dogs, all sorts of dogs. “The variety of dogs that come here make this job fun,” she said on a recent Thursday evening as she and her sidekick Nancy prepare for a busy evening. “I came here because I love dogs – not that I don’t like people.” she quickly adds.
Date to be announced
All members welcome - $5 per dog.
Run thru a maze, play tic tac toe with your dog, have your dog find the treat in the right box. Lots of fun games to use up some of that extra energy in your dog.
For new students wishing to begin training at advanced levels: Obtain an obedience skills evaluation. Obedience evaluations are held on the fourth Tuesday of the month from 6:30pm-8:00pm.
Puppy Basic Training is a 7 week beginning obedience class for puppies aged 12 weeks to 10 months. Using positive reinforcement to reward the puppy for the behavior we want, we teach the skills of sit, down, loose leash walking, release, impulse control, come, going to a mat or place, body handling, and handler focus. Training questions will focus on the developing adolescent puppy rather than training an adult dog.