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Specialty Classes

All Specialty Classes:

  • Guarantee a spot in class - preregister online with PayPal.
  • If you haven't preregistered, come 15 minutes prior to sign-up time.
  • BRING PROOF of current DHLP/Parvo vaccinations, current rabies certificate. **These records are required by law and must be submitted each time you take a class, even if you have submitted them for a previous class.

CONFORMATION HANDLING
A class designed to prepare dog and handler for conformation showing.

  • 4 weeks
  • Class sessions are 45 minutes.
  • Fee: $20 for class, or drop-in - $7 per night

Class Schedule:
Jan 9 - Jan 30 (Mon 6:15 PM)
April 18 - May 9 (Tues 7:30 PM)
May 8 - June 5 (Mon 7:30 PM)
Aug 7 - Aug 28 (Mon 6:15 PM)
Sept 12 - Oct 3 (Tues 6:15 PM)


ATTENTION
A class for handlers wishing to have a better attention and teamwork in preparation for obedience competition by creating an engaged, working relationship driven by attention drills and games done primarily off leash. 

  • 4 weeks
  • Class sessions are 50 minutes.
  • Fee: $50

Class Schedule:
April 18 - May 9 (Tues 7:30 PM)


TRANSITION TO OFF-LEASH/RECALLS
A class for handlers who are ready to begin off-leash heeling and recalls with proofing for recalls.

  • 4 weeks
  • Class sessions are 50 minutes.
  • Fee: $50

Class Schedule:
Sept 12 - Oct 3 (Tues 7:30 PM)


BEGINNER NOVICE
A class for those getting ready for AKC Beginner Novice.  Rules and show etiquette will be explained, how to find a show, and how to enter a show and practice of the BN exercises.

  • 4 weeks
  • Class sessions are one hour
  • Fee: $50

Class Schedule:
Jan 9 - Jan 30 (Mon 6:30 PM)
Aug 7 - Aug 28 (Mon 6:30 PM)


PREFERRED NOVICE
A class for those getting ready for AKC Preferred Novice.  Rules regarding competing for this optional titling class will be explained (no group sits and lower jumps).

  • 4 weeks
  • Fee: $50
  • Registration: 15 minutes prior to class time

Class Schedule:
Jan 9 - Jan 30 (Mon 6:30 PM)


STIMULATION for the OLDER DOG
A class discussing diet, exercise and medical needs for the senior dog.

  • 4 weeks
  • Fee: $50
  • Registration: 15 minutes prior to class time

Class Schedule:
April 18 - May 9 (Tues 6:15 PM)


INTRODUCTION TO NOSEWORK
Nosework is a fun, fast growing sport where dogs search for essential oil scent similar to drug or bomb detection dogs. The most amazing thing about this sport is how confident dogs become after learning and doing nosework! It's a sport for ALL dogs and super ideal for dogs needing more confidence, injured dogs, senior dogs, and young dogs. No prerequisites. Class size is limited to 10 dogs.

Supplies needed the first night:

  • Small metal tin with 3 holes that can fit in your hand. (Can be purchased online at k9nwsource or thek9nose.com)
  • Small, soft treats

The essential oil scent will be provided. We will have tins available for purchase the first night (one per team).

  • 4 weeks
  • Fee: $50
  • Registration: 15 minutes prior to class time

Class Schedule:
May 8 - June 5 (Mon 6:15 PM and 7:30 PM - No class May 29)
Sept 12 - Oct 3 (Tues 6:00 PM and 7:30 PM)

NOSEWORK CONTAINER
The Prerequisite for Nosework Container class is the Introduction to Nosework class, or dog must be on odor and have an alert. Bring a hot container and tin/odor on the first night.

  • 4 weeks
  • Fee: $50
  • Registration: 15 minutes prior to class time

Class Schedule:
Nov 21 - Dec 12 (Tues 6:00 PM and 7:15 PM)


COMPETITION CLASSES
Competition classes are for dogs preparing for obedience. The classes will focus on skills needed for all levels of obedience competition from Novice through Utility and occasionally Rally.

  • Classes are held on Thursdays
  • Class Time: 6:30 - 9 PM
  • Fee: $40 per session

Class Schedule:
Session 1 - Feb 16 - March 16
Session 2 - March 30 - April 27
Session 3 - May 18 - June 15
Session 4 - June 22 - July 6
Class Details


FALL TRACKING CLASS
A class for those wanting to learn about tracking and practice field work with their dogs. All classes, except for the first class, will be in the field.

  • Classes are held on Saturdays at 9 AM
  • First class will be held at DMOTC building
  • Fee: $50 ($25 for DMOTC members)

Class Schedule:
TBA

 
 


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