SDTC Classes - Sheboygan Dog Training Club

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The Sheboygan Dog Training Club offers a wide variety of classes to suit your interests and your dog's skill level.

Since the Sheboygan Dog Training Club is a not-for-profit organization, our instructors are members of our club who volunteer their time and talent  to meet our training needs.  Therefore, classes are scheduled based on their availability and the availability of training space at our facility.  As instructors are secured, classes will be scheduled and registration will be announced, so please check back for upcoming classes.  Please use the "Contact Us" link if you need additional information.


Upcoming Classes:

Thank you for your interest in classes at the Sheboygan Dog Training Club. Please carefully read the Class Descriptions below to determine which class you belong in. Cost of classes is $80.00. Payment must be received to assure your space in a class. (Club members must also pay to assure space in a class.) PayPay is the easiest way to pay, but if that is not an option for you, you must contact the Director of Training at sdtcdot@gmail.com to arrange payment. Any questions: contact the Director of Training at sdtcdot@gmail.com


Registration is a 3-step process and registration is not complete without completing all three steps.

1) Choose the right class (see times and descriptions below) and sign up at: https://www.wejoinin.com/sheets/gfrmz

2) Download and fill out the Training Application Blank.  You can request a pdf to be emailed to you if you have trouble with the one here. This can be scanned and emailed, along with copies of vaccination records, to sdtcdot@gmail.com. Only readable copies accepted. If you cannot download or scan, you will need to come 10-15 minutes early the first week to complete this step. Please remember to bring copies of your vaccination records too.

3) Pay with PayPal:

Class Type

The following classes will be offered starting the week of August 20th.

Puppy Class: Wednesday at 6:15pm (starts on August 22nd for Orientation [without dog please])

Pet Manners: Wednesday at 7:30pm

Rally Class (Novice/Intermediate): Thursday at 6:15pm

Rally Class (Advanced/Excellent): Thursday at 7:30pm

Puppy Class: Wednesday at 5:00pm (This additional Puppy Class will be offered starting September 12th if there is enough interest.)

Nose Work: Classes will be starting in September, the week after Labor Day. More information will be coming soon. If you are interested, please contact the Director of Training at sdtcdot@gmail.com.


Any Questions: contact the Director Of Training at sdtcdot@gmail.com.


Class Costs: $80.00 

Class Descriptions:  All classes are 6 six weeks in length, meeting one night each week.

Puppy Class - Puppies 8 weeks to 20 weeks This class is taught using a clicker and positive reinforcement. Skills introduced: Walking on a loose leash, basic commands(sit, down, come, stay), attention/ focus, leave it, house training, relaxation. We will also address body awareness and balance using obstacles. These concepts will be taught using a variety of exercises and games.

* Super Puppy Beginner Class - (Prerequisite Puppy Class) This class will challenge you and your puppy to take previously learned skills to a higher level of learning. We will be building confidence, adding distractions along with interactive games and exercises.

Pet Manners / Beginner Obedience - Dogs 5 months and older; geared toward having a dog you can live with! Emphasis will be on basic commands (sit, down, stay, come, walking on leash) plus learning to interact with people and dogs in a variety on situations. Will address common issues such as bolting out the door, greetings, chewing, jumping and more.

Beginners 101 - Dogs 7 months and older. Emphasis will be on helping to strengthen and create a solid foundation of basic obedience. Learn fundamentals of good behaviors such as attention, proper position for heeling, sit, stay, down, come, walking on a loose leash while staying in position, etc. Dogs will learn to work with the distractions of other people and dogs

Intermediate/CGC - (Prerequiste Super Puppy class or Pet Manners/ Obedience) Handlers and dogs will continue to work on basic obedience with the introduction of distractions, duration and distance. A variety of activities will help proof the dog to be more comfortable in group and community settings. For those interested, the Canine Good Citizen test will be provided at the end of the class.

Novice - Open - Utility - This class will include a variety of different exercises taken from Novice, Open, and Utility such as: retrieving, jumping, drop on recall, long stays, hand signals and more. Some ring work will be taught as well. Dogs do not have to have previous titles, but should be able to work off leash or at least be under control when dropping the leash.

Tricks Class - This class will focus on the tricks needed to pass the AKC Trick Dog Titles. For those interested, the Trick Dog testing will be provided at the end of the class.

Intro To Nose Work - The Nose Work class concept and sport was created to provide an opportunity for the companion dog to have an outlet for their natural hunting and scenting abilities and was inspired by the model of working detection dogs, such as bomb, drug, narcotic, etc. search dogs. This class introduces the concept of the game, builds handler observation skills and timing, and gets the dog focused. The foundation steps are critical to the development of a strong handler/dog team.

( * denotes that a member can request a waiver of prerequisite from the Director of Obedience)



Agility:

Foundations for Agility- this seven week class covers the foundations needed for a successful agility team. This class will focus on building a relationship between yourself and your dog. Through a variety of fun, interactive games, body awareness and flatwork exercises you will build your dog’s confidence and enthusiasm for success in Agility.

Agility 1 - This seven week class introduces agility obstacles while continuing to build teamwork, body awareness and flatwork exercises learned in Foundations. Prerequisites: Dogs must complete “Foundations for Agility” or have instructor approval.

Agility 2 – This seven week class continues to work on obstacle proficiency. Beginning agility terminology and handling skills will be introduced. Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed Agility 1 or have instructor approval.

Agility 3 – This seven week class will build on the skills learned in Agility 2. Will work on strengthening independent obstacle performance, full height contacts for those ready and increase handling skills. Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed Agility 2 or have instructor approval.

Pre-Novice – During this seven week class, dogs at this level are working on full height equipment. Continuing focus on independent obstacle performance, handling skills, starting distance work and short course sequences. Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed Agility 3 or have instructor approval.

Competition Level.Novice/Open - During this seven week class, dogs at this level are ready to train on novice and open level courses, dogs must be able to work with distractions. Handlers learn course analysis and more advanced handling techniques. Prerequisites: dogs at this level are ready to complete novice and open level courses.

Excellent/Masters Challenge Class – This seven week class builds on handling skills, helping students refine their timing, course analysis and running more complicated/international challenge type sequences. Prerequisites: Dogs must be competing or ready to compete at the Masters Level.Investment:  

All Agility Classes $100 (new rate for 2018)