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Fundamentals - The basic classes are: the Beginner Clicker Training class, Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class, Beginning Dog Tricks, and STAR Puppy class. All classes are $100 member/$120 non-member for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

 

Beginner Clicker Training class is for dogs four months of age and older. Positive reinforcment using a clicker teaches the dog basic manners and skills used for later classes. Contact Carolyn Regnier or the Education Committee Chair for more information.

Target Dog and Age Range:
Dogs needing basic obedience skills, 4 months and older. No dogs are brought to the first/orientation class. A new class will begin every 4 weeks.
Goals:
To promote responsible dog ownership; to help dogs become well-mannered members of the family; socialized with other dogs and people working in the same area; problem solving for minor behavior problems; and developing basic skills for other dog sports.
Prerequisite skills:
None
Promotion requirements:
Dogs must be reasonably calm around other dogs/people and the owner
must have control of dog verbally and physically to enroll in other GLKC classes
Class size, duration:
Maximum 8dog/handler teams, 8 weeks, one hour per week.
Skills covered in class:
Skills covered in class:
- Developing a bond with the dog and attention to handler
- General dog care
- Eliminating unwanted behaviors
- Basic commands using verbal and hand signals (sit, down, stand, loose-leash walking, coming when called)
- Tricks to stimulate the dog mentally
- Interactive play with the dog intro to agility (7th class) in
- Intro to Rally obedience (8th class)
Equipment provided by the handler:
4' - 6' leather or cloth leash (NO nylon)
Plain buckle or quick snap collar or Martingale collar (No tags on any collar)
Variety of treats
Equipment provided by GLKC:
Clicker
Weekly Handouts

 

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy class To assist new puppy owners in caring for basic needs of the puppy in the following areas:

Socialization to people, other dogs, and exposure to new situations. Training in basic manners. Activites appropriate for puppies to prepare for dog activities.Responsibility of the owner to the puppy through proper care and to the community.

Contact Deb Biesemeier or the  Education Committee Chair for more information.

Target Dog and Age Range:
All purebred and mixed breed puppies from 12 weeks to 1 year. No previous dog training is required.
Goals:

To pass the 20 item AKC S.T.A.R Puppy test (see the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy website (https://images.akc.org/pdf/starpuppy/brochure.pdf)

Prerequisite skills:
None
Promotion requirements:
Successfully master the 20 items required by AKC to pass the STAR Puppy program.
Class size, duration:

The class will meet for 1 hour for a duration of seven weeks (owners only on week 1).  The puppy and at least one family member must attend at least six weeks of class (AKC requirement).  The class will consist of no less than three and no more than eight puppy and owner teams.  Families are encouraged to attend and all family members may participate in class.  (If children attend, they must be old enough to participate without being disruptive.  Parents must supervise their children to insure that all students have a good training experience.)

Skills covered in class:

Responsible dog ownership

Basic manners: greeting people, sit, down, come, walking on a loose lead, etc.

Importance of exercise, activity, and mental stimulation of puppies

How to socialize the puppy

Preparation for participation in Canine Good Citizen, Basic Clicker, or other subsequent classes

Equipment provided by the handler:

Properly fitting collar or harness (Instructor will help you fit)

Four to six foot web or leather leash (no flexi-leads)

Variety of treats

Toy

Brush, comb or grooming mitt

Equipment provided by GLKC:

 Clicker

$10 coupon good towards a future GLKC class
 

 

Beginning Dog Tricks Training class

Prior approval from instructor required.
Contact Deb Biesemeier or the Education Committee Chair for more information

Target Dog and Age Range:
Dogs 6 months and older.
Goals:
Enhance the owner/dog relationship through training and fun.
Prerequisite skills:
Dog must be able to sit, stay, down, come on command, and be capable of some degree of stationary attention. Successful completion of a beginning clicker class and/or instructor approval is required.
Promotion requirements:
None.
Class size, duration:
Maximum 6 dog/owner teams, 8 weeks, one hour per week.
Skills covered in class:
Skills covered in class:
1. Various dog training concepts and techniques
2. Clicker training
3. Positive reinforcement
4. Thirteen individual dog tricks
Equipment provided by the handler:
- Flat collar
- 6 foot leash
- Clicker (may be purchased in class)
- Variety of treats
- Optional supplies include step stool, hula-hoop, 3 small flower pots or cups, soccer ball.
Equipment provided by GLKC:
Weekly handouts
Training aids: step stool, hula-hoop, small flower pots, soccer ball.

$10 coupon good towards a future GLKC class

 

AKC CGC class is for dogs six months of age and older. It prepares the dog and handler for the Canine Good Citizen test. The test is given at the conclusion of the class.  Handlers and dogs who pass receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Contact Education Committee Chair for more information.

 

Target Dog and Age Range:
Six months and up
Goals:
To prepare dogs and handlers for th AKC Canine Good Citizen Test
Prerequisite skills:
None
Promotion requirements:
Dogs and handlers must pass all ten items of the Canine Good Citizen Test
Class size, duration:

Maximum eight dog/handler teams, eight weeks, one hour per week

Publications for Instructor Guidance:

AKC Canine Good Citizen Program materials.

AKC Citizen Canine

Monthly AKC Evaluator"s Newsletter articles

Skills covered in class:
10 AKC Canine Good Citizen Test items:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Walking on a loose lead
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and down on command
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to another dog
9. Reaction to distractions
10. Supervised separation
Equipment provided by the handler:
Collar (buckle, quick release, or martingale, head halters or other collars must receive prior approval from the instructor)
Leash (4 to 6 foot fabric or leather)
Soft, bite-sized treats
Clicker (optional) may be purchased in class
Equipment provided by GLKC:
Items for distractions: walkers, wheelchair, umbrella, etc.
AKC Canine Good Citizen test rules, regulations, and guidelines

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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