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ADVANCED CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES

Special Matt Twitty Classes  Register Now!
Class Fee $120.00 for 8, 50 minute classes

Dates Class Time Subject
8/27, 9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 11:30 am Competition Novice
8/27, 9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 12:30 pm Competition Open
8/27, 9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 1:30 pm Beginner Utility
8/27, 9/24, 10/15, 10/22, 10/29, 11/19, 11/26, 12/3 2:30 pm Fundamental Heeling

Novice Competition Class  Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 1 hour classes

  • If you're getting ready for competition, this is the class for you.
  • AKC Rules and regulations will be emphasized for the new competitor.
  • Beginner Novice (BN) / Novice (CD) exercises will be taught and fine tuned.
  • Open excercises will be introduced - Please bring a Dumbell
    • Students will need to have a plastic/wood dumbbell for class.
    • These are hard to find locally - plan on 2 week delivery.
    • There are several places on line that carry them, including: http://www.jjdog.com.
  • Pre-requisite Beginner 1 and 2 and an interest in competition.
  • Maximum class size is 6 students. Minimum class size is 4 students.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
TBA    

Open Competition Class  Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 1 hour classes

  • Open skills will be taught and fine tuned for competition.
  • New training ideas will be taught to help fine tune Open skills.
  • Pre-requisite, Intermediate / Novice, Dog should be holding /retrieving dumbbell
  • Limit 6 students.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
TBA    

Novice/Open Competition Class  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Classes are 60 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks.

  • If you're getting ready for competition, this is the class for you.
  • AKC Rules and regulations will be emphasized for the new competitor.
  • Novice (CD) exercises will be taught and fine tuned.
  • Open excercises will be introduced - Please bring a Dumbbell.
    • Students will need to have a plastic/wood dumbbell for class.
    • Pre-requisite, Intermediate / Novice, Dog should be holding /retrieving dumbbell
    • Any questions regarding pre-requisite should email aussiedog1137@yahoo.com
  • Maximum class size is 6 students. Minimum class size is 4 students.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Tuesday, November 14 (FULL) 6:30 pm Angie Schuhmann
Tuesday, January 9 6:30 pm Angie Schuhmann

Utility Competition Class  Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 1 hour classes

  • New Training ideas will be taught to help fine tune Utility skills.
  • Pre-requisite, CD
  • Limit 6 students.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
TBA    

Cross-training "Whatever" Class  NEW CLASS!  Register Now!
Class Fee $95*
Classes are 50-60 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks.

  • Prerequisite: Completion of Beginners Level 2 and CGC earned.
  • Whether you are competition bound (obedience, rally, agility, flyball, freestyle, etc.) or not, we encourage continuing with your dog's training and this is a Fun class for both dogs and handlers.
  • The goal of this class is to fine tune your dog's obedience skills, work on Proofing, Honoring, Attention, Impulse Control, Confidence, Body Awareness, Coordination, Teamwork, learning new skills and "Whatever" else we can come up with to make training Fun and Enjoyable.
  • This class will expand upon what your dog has already learned by including on-leash and off-leash work, stays and recalls with unusual circumstances thrown in, find-it, back-up, turns, fronts, feet-up, rapid fires, jumping, hip rolls, cue proofing, distraction work with strange props, trading dogs when safe, problem solving, etc. (If a class dog has a particular challenge, exercises will be introduced to help the dog overcome its challenge.)
  • Excessive force will not be allowed in this class.
  • Maximum class size is 6 dogs; minimum class size is 5 dogs.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Wednesday, December 6 12:00 pm Fran Lindstrom/Becky Jarolin

Tracking Class  Register Now!
Location: Tom Bennett Park, 400 Cypress Creek Blvd, Bradenton
Experience Needed: None
Limit: 6 dogs or puppies (at least 4 months old)
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 1 hour classes

What To Bring:
  • Simple Harness
  • Long leash, no retractables
  • Really good treats or toys
  • Notebook to take notes
Contact the Registrar (fl.sotc.registrar@gmail.com) to make sure there is an opening in the class before sending in registration and payment.

Start Date Class Time Instructor
TBA    

Nosework & Scent Work Class - Beginner   Register Now!
Class Fee $95 for 6, 1 hour classes
Classes are 50-60 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Maximum number of students: 6

  • Learn how to identify your dog's natural 'Alert' behavior.
  • Learn how to move around the search area without interferring with your dog.
  • The dog will learn the skill of searching for the hidden scent ODOR at high and low levels.
  • Learn the techniques for effective entrance and exit of the search area.
  • Classes include all AKC Scent Work Element Search areas including the Buried Search, as well as all UKC Nosework Element Search areas.
The UKC Nosework Rule book costs $5 and will be available to purchase at class.

Start Date Class Time Instructor
Monday, December 4 (no class 12/25 and 1/15) 8:00 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, December 7 (no class 1/11) 1:30 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, January 25 1:30 pm Suzette Wood
Monday, January 29 (no class 2/12) 8:00 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, March 15 1:30 pm Suzette Wood
Monday, March 26 8:00 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, May 3 1:30 pm Suzette Wood
Monday, May 14 (no class 5/28) 8:00 pm Suzette Wood

Nosework & Scent Work Class - Intermediate  Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 1 hour classes
Maximum number of students: 6

  • Learn how to obtain a strong "Alert" from your dog.
  • The dog will learn how to stay focused through distracting scents.
  • Learn how to effectively use reward treats for hidden finds.
  • Classes include all AKC Scent Work Element Search areas including the Buried Search, as well as all UKC Nosework Element Search areas.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Thursday, December 7 (no class 1/11) 12:00 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, January 25 (combo intermediate/advanced class) 12:00 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, March 15 12:00 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, May 3 12:00 pm Suzette Wood

Nosework & Scent Work Class - Advanced  Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 1 hour classes
Maximum number of students: 6

  • Prerequisite: Dog has identifiable 'Alert' behavior to hidden scent Birch Odor.
  • Continued training for the UKC Novice Nosework (NN) Titles.
  • All the Elements (NC, NI, NV, NE) training will be covered.
  • Entering and exit of the search are emphasized.
  • Classes include all AKC Scent Work Element Search areas including the Buried Search, as well as all UKC Nosework Element Search areas.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Thursday, December 7 (no class 1/11) 10:30 am Suzette Wood
Thursday, January 25 (combo intermediate/advanced class) 12:00 pm Suzette Wood
Thursday, March 15 10:30 am Suzette Wood
Thursday, May 3 10:30 am Suzette Wood

Introduction to CanineFreestyle DogWork - Part I  Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 4, 1.5 hour classes
Limit 8 students

  • Introduction to CanineFreestyle DogWork is a choreographed performance activity with music for dog and human teams. Work as a team, showing your dog's best attributes creatively and artistically.
  • This class is Part I of a two part series.
  • Classes will be 1.5 hours for four sessions.
  • Part I will help you understand movement, use the presentation space, work on timing and training your eye, as well as developing moves that enhance your dog's natural grace and beauty. All using music and fun.
  • In Part II you will select music, begin choreography and think creatively about your dog's movement.
  • Dogs should be comfortable working with other dogs on the floor.
  • Your dog should be able to maintain a reasonable heel position on or off lead. Prior Beginning Level I & II or similar classes are recommended.
  • This is not a tricks class.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Wednesday, November 1 12:30 pm Brenda Jameson

Introduction to CanineFreestyle DogWork - Part II  Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 4, 1.5 hour classes
Limit 8 students

  • Introduction to CanineFreestyle DogWork Part II is a choreographed performance activity with music for dog and human teams. Work as a team, showing your dog's best attributes creatively and artistically.
  • Part II of a two-part series.
  • Classes will be 1.5 hours for four sessions.
  • In Part II you will select music, begin choreography and continue to think creatively about your dog's movement.
  • Dogs should be comfortable working with other dogs on the floor.
  • Your dog should be able to maintain a reasonable heel position on or off lead.
  • Prior Beginning Level I & II or similar classes are recommended.
  • You must have taken Part I to enroll in Part II.
  • This is not a tricks class.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
TBA TBA Brenda Jameson

Platforms For Obedience and AKC Trick Dog Register Now!
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 50-60 minute classes
Drop in: $10 Members/$15 non-Members

  • Learn how to teach all the exercises for Obedience titles using Platforms.
  • Position Platforms for Heel, Front, Finishes, Turns, and Pivots.
  • Destination Platforms for Jumps, Gloves, Articles, Signals, and Dumbbell.
  • Learn how to teach ring side tricks for competition warm-up exercise.
  • Learn the tricks required for the AKC Trick Dog titles.
  • Pre-requisite: Dogs must have completed Beg. 2 Class or Instructor Approval.
  • Drop-In's accepted.
  • Please see our Class Policies for more information.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Monday, December 4 (no class 12/25 and 1/15) 6:30 pm Suzette Wood
Monday, January 29 (no class 2/12) 6:30 pm Suzette Wood
Monday, March 26 6:30 pm Suzette Wood
Monday, May 14 ( no class 5/28) 6:30 pm Suzette Wood

 

*All Active SOTC Members will receive a $10 discount on each class.

 

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