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AKC S.T.A.R. PUPPPY PROGRAM


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ADVANCED CLASS DESCRIPTIONS AND SCHEDULES

Beginner Novice Class  Register Now!
Classes are 60 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks.
Class Fee $95.00 for 6, 1 hour classes

For those interested in beginning competition, this class works toward accuracy and advancing beyond the exercises of the beginner classes. It is a structured course where people may be working at different levels. Every class is a stepping stone to the next level for advancing to other obedience classes. Maximum class size is 6 students. Minimum class size is 4 students. Please see our Class Policies for more information.

The Beginner Novice exercises include:

  1. heel on leash with fast, slow and turns
  2. dog sits when the handler halts
  3. figure eights on leash
  4. stand for exam on leash
  5. recall
  6. sit for exam on a leash
  7. down stay on leash
  8. sit and stay while handler walks around the ring
  9. circle left and right
  10. attention/ready
  11. hand signals for sit, down, stay, come, finish
  12. finishes
  13. positionals
  14. resistance stays
  15. fronts
  16. distractions
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Thursday, May 2 9:00 am Tammie Holloway
Thursday, May 9 2:00 pm Tammie Holloway

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) exercises will be taught and fine tuned.
  • Pre-requisite Beginner novice.
  • 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, March 5 to April 9 9:00 am Pat Yasco

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

  • AKC Rules and regulations will be emphasized for the new competitor.
  • 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 arcadiayarddog@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
TBA   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 arcadiayarddog@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
Monday, February 4 to March 11 - CLASS FULL 7:15 pm Jean Smith
Monday, March 18 to April 22 7:15 pm Jean Smith

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
TBA TBA Fran Lindstrom

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    

CanineFreestyle DogWork for Introductory/Novice teams Register Now!
Class Fee $135.00
Classes are 90 minutes long and meet once a week for 6 weeks
Limit 8 students

  • 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.
  • Teams entirely new to DogWork will learn how to understand movement, use the presentation space, work on training your eye, as well as developing moves that enhance your dog’s natural grace and beauty. All using music and fun.
  • Teams that have had the introductory course prior, 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 Beginner I & Beginner 2 or similar classes are recommended.
  • This is not a tricks class.
Start Date Class Time Instructor
Thursday, March 7 to April 11 12:00 pm 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
TBA   Suzette Wood

 

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

 

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