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Competition Obedience classes require prior instructor approval. Priority enrollment is given to members of the Greater Lafayette Kennel Club. Classes are $80 member/$120 non-member for eight weeks, unless otherwise noted.

 

Foundations of Competition Obedience will introduce and build the foundation skills needed by the dog and handler to compete in obedience trials. Prerequisite is one of the fundamental level training classes: Beginning Clickers, S.T.A.R. Puppy, or CGC (Canine Good Citizen). Prior approval of the instructor is required.

Contact Education Committee Chair for more information.

 

Novice Competition prepares the dog and handler for the skills tested in the Companion Dog or Novice level of competition obedience trials. Prerequisite is the Foundations of Competition Obdeience class. Prior approval of the instructor is required. 

Contact Education Committee Chair for more information.

Target Dog and Age Range:
Handlers with dogs one year of age or older who are preparing to compete at the novice level of obedience.
Goals:
To introduce skills needed for obedience competition
Prerequisite skills:
The dog and handler successfully completed the GLKC Foundations of Competition Obedience Class. Prior approval from the instructor is required.
Promotion requirements:
Completion of a novice level competition title
Class size, duration:
6 dog and handler teams, 8 weeks, one hour per week.
Publications for Instructor Guidance:
AKC/UKC obedience rules, regulations, and guidelines
“Steppin' Up to Success with Terri Arnold
Book1: Theory, Footwork, Attention & Handling”
“Clicker Training for Obedience” by Morgan Spector
Skills covered in class:
-Skills tested in the companion dog or novice level of competition
Equipment provided by the handler:
Collar (buckle, quick release, or slip)
Leash (4 to 6 foot fabric or leather)
Variety of soft bite-sized treats
Clicker (optional)
Equipment provided by GLKC:

Obedience Jumps
Ring gates
Mats

 

Advanced Competition Obedience is for dogs that have successfully completed the Novice Competition Class and are ready to work on the requisite skills for the Companion Dog Excellent (Open) and/or Utility levels. Prior approval from the instructor is required.

Contact Education Committee Chair for more information.

 

Target Dog and Age Range:
Handlers with dogs one year or older who are peparing for advanced competition including the open and utility levels.
Goals:
The goal of this class is to prepare the dog for the advanced levels of competition obedience.
Prerequisite skills:
The dog and handler successfully completed the GLKC Foundations of Competition Obedience and Novice Competition Obedience classes. Prior approval from the insturctor is required.
Promotion requirements:
Completion of a novice level competition title
Class size, duration:
6 dog and handler teams; 8 weeks; 1 hour per week
Publications for Instructor Guidance:
Competiton Obedience A Balancing Act by YuncK
The Art of Proofing by Yunck
Fear No More Competing with Confidence by Barbara
Cecil and Gerianne Darnell
Positively Fetching by Judy Byron
Jumping from A to Z by Chris Zink
That Winning Feeling by Jane Savoy
Shaping Success by Susan Garrett
Building Blocks for Performance by Bobbi Ande
Skills covered in class:
Skills tested in the open and utility levels of competition
Equipment provided by the handler:

Collar (buckle, quick release, or slip)

4 to 6 foot leather or fabric leash

Scent articles

Gloves

Regulation dumbbell

Equipment provided by GLKC:

Obedience jumps

Ring gates

Mats

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 
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