GSDOC Training Classes (8 Week Sessions)



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The GSDOC offers five sessions of training classes during the calendar year. Each session includes eight weeks of training classes. A summer break occurs approximately in July, with a winter break in December of each year.

GSDOC puppy and basic training classes are designed to help owners learn how to train their dogs and to assist in socializing dogs in a manner that creates canine good citizens. Advanced classes prepare interested dogs and owners to participate in Rally, Obedience and Agility as well as competition if desired. Trainers and dogs progress through a structured curriculum of classes open to the public and to club members. No dog or people aggressive dogs are allowed. We also cannot allow intact females in heat in class.


Current Classes:


The fourth session of 2017 classes begin August 15, 2017 and will run through October 3, 2017. All classes for this session are held outside in the “courtyard” of the Golden Spike Event Center. The courtyard is between the Golden Spike Event Center (indoor horse arena) and the Weber County Exhibit Hall off Fairgrounds Drive.


Upcoming Classes:


August 15, 2017 through October 3, 2017.

GSDOC will offer the following classes for Session #4: The final course and instructor list may change if necessary to fit the needs of all our instructors, assistants, members and guests.

6 PM Classes
-- Basic I: Canine Good Citizen+
-- Basic I: Focus and Impulse Control+
-- Rally Obedience (all levels)


7 PM Classes
-- Star Puppy
-- Basic I: Canine Good Citizen+
-- Basic II: Companion and Precision
-- Agility (all levels)


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Class Registration:


Online registration is NOW OPEN.

Please note that you must register on-line prior to completing registration on the first night of class. Please check in at the registration table at 5:30 pm on May 2; you must show proof of vaccination and pay for your class(es) via cash or check. Sorry, we do not accept credit cards.

Due to a large interest in classes, we must strictly enforce our wait list. Please note that if you signed up online, but fail to come to the first night of class, you will be placed on the wait list and your spot filled.

Classes will be posted as 'Registration Full' when online registration has reached the maximum number of students. If the class is full but you are still interested in taking the class please send an email with your name, email address, phone number and class you are interested in registering for to Ina Castillo or by submitting your information via the "Contact Us" page on this website. If an opening becomes available, an offer will be made to fill the vacancy in the order emails were received. You may also come in person the first night and add your name to the wait list. The registration table will open at 5:30 and remain open until 7:00 PM to complete registration for 7:00 classes.

All students need to complete registration and make payment on the first night of each class session at the Golden Spike Event Center. All students should bring the class fee (cash or check) and your dog's immunization record with you to registration. All dogs six months or older on Registration Day must provide proof of the Rabies immunization. Payment must be made and shot records verified for all dogs enrolled in the classes no later than the second class to continue training.

You should receive an e-mail confirmation upon registering. However, the GSDOC has been malfunctioning and not sending all e-mails. If you register completely, you will be entered in the class. Please contact Crystal or Ina if you did not receive an e-mail but would like to confirm class registration. We apologize for the inconvenience, but we are working to resolve the issue.

Class Information


For all 6 PM classes, please bring your dog to the first class session.
For all 7 PM classes EXCEPT Basic 1 and Puppy, please bring your dog to the first class session.

When & Where:
Sessions are 8 weeks long and run approximately 1 hour on Tuesday evenings at 6 P.M. and 7 P.M. at the Golden Spike Fairgrounds.

During the Winter, we train indoors in the Exhibit Hall.



For directions to the Fairgrounds, click here.

Cost:
The Club charges the public $75.00 for classes and a discounted rate for Members. Six and Seven week courses are offered at a reduced rate of $50. Please note that the 6 PM classes are shortened because they are not held on General Meeting nights. Revenue from these classes helps defray the costs of both equipment and the facility. All classes are taught by members of the Club who donate their time and efforts. Please don't hesitate to ask about membership!

For further information and questions regarding training classes please send an email to the Training Director: Crystal Toupin


Rally (6-weeks) -- Registration Full
You will learn to correctly read and perform the Rally signs. You will learn the Rally rules. This course will be tailored to fit the needs the student, and is designed for both students that are unfamiliar with Rally as well as experienced teams.

Everyone is encouraged to arrive early to help set up and take down the Rally course at the end of the session. You should have a crate to put your dog in during the class while you walk the course

This is a six week course and will not be held on the General Meeting night. Please bring your dog to the first night of class.
PREREQUISITES: Basic 1 Obedience. No dog or people aggressive dogs.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $50.00
Second Dog Discount: $25.00


Basic 1 Obedience (6-weeks) -- Registration Full
This class is for dogs 6 months of age and older. We will help you teach your dog basic obedience commands needed to be a canine good citizen, including; sit, down, recalls, walk on leash and stay in a sit for 1 minute and down for 2 minutes. Dogs will also learn to stay calm while walking past and next two other dogs and people. Fun obedience games will be incorporated into class, and all exercises will be applicable to real life.

This will be a six week course and will not be held on the General Meeting night. Please bring your dog to the first night of class. Please note: new curriculum!


Prerequisites: Dog must be at least at least 6 months of age. No dog or people aggressive dogs. Please ask for a referral to a behavior specialist if you need one.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $50.00
Second Dog Discount: $25.00


Basic 2 Obedience (6-week) -- Register
05/02/17 06:00 PM - 06/27/17 07:00 PM
This class will be working with the dogs to help them with basic obedience. Obedience skills include; Heel on leash, figure eight, stand for exam, sit stay, down stay and recall. Will work on go outs and going to mats. Obedience for individuals who have already passed the Basic 1 Obedience class, carry a CGC, or for more experienced handlers by request. This class will teach the basics of all of the exercises in AKC obedience with the exception of the scent detection and retrieval exercises. This is a great class both for individuals interested in competing with their dogs in obedience, as well as folks who just want to have more solid obedience on their dogs. Fun obedience games will be incorporated into class, and all exercises will be applicable to real life.

This will be a six week course and will not be held on the General Meeting night. Please bring your dog to the first night of class. Please note: new curriculum!

PREREQUISITE: Prior completion of Basic 1 Obedience by dog and handler, OR the instructor's approval. No dog or people aggressive dogs allowed.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $50.00
Second Dog Discount: $25.00


Beginning Agility (6 weeks) -- Register
05/02/17 06:00 PM - 06/27/17 07:00 PM
This class is limited to teams that have graduated from the Basic 2 Obedience Class and Foundation Agility class. A STRONG recall, good obedience skills and the ability to perform well off leash are a must to enroll in this class. Dogs that cannot meet these requirements may be required to switch to to a different class.

The primary focus of this class will be to maneuver your dog through a jumpers and weaves course successfully (with tunnels, tire jumps, and broad jumps). The class will incorporate contact obstacles, such as the teeter, dog walk, and A-frame as the dog and handler teams progress.

Class members must bring a crate and must help with equipment set-up starting at 5:30.

This is a 6-week course and will not be held on General Membership night. Please bring dog to the first night of class.

Prerequisites: Successful completion of Basic 2 and Foundation Agility Class, or instructor approval.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $50.00
Second Dog Discount: $25.00


Puppy Class 2-6 Months -- Registration Full
This class is for puppies 2 to 6 months of age. The class includes socialization to help increase the puppy's self-confidence and ability to learn. Basic care and safe management of puppies is taught. Owners learn how to introduce their puppy to other dogs, people and new situations. Owners also learn how dogs learn and how to teach their dog to pay attention, come when called, and start becoming a good member of the family and community.

Puppies must have documentation of immunizations. Proof of rabies is required if the puppy is four months of age or older on the day of registration.

Equipment needed includes; flat collar, 6 foot leash, soft treats, water and a soft pad or towel for dog to sit on.
Puppies must have documentation of immunizations. Proof of rabies is required if the puppy is four months of age or older on the day of registration. Equipment needed includes; flat collar, 6 foot leash, soft treats, water and a soft pad or towel for dog to sit on.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $75.00
Second Dog Discount: $55.00


Basic 1 Obedience -- Registration Full
This class is for dogs 6 months of age and older. We will help you teach your dog basic obedience commands needed to be a canine good citizen, including; sit, down, recalls, walk on leash and stay in a sit for 1 minute and down for 2 minutes. Dogs will also learn to stay calm while walking past and next two other dogs and people. Fun obedience games will be incorporated into class, and all exercises will be applicable to real life.

Please do NOT bring your dog to the first night of class. Please note: new curriculum!




Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 6 months of age. No dog or people aggressive dogs. Please ask for a referral to a behavior specialist if you need one.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $75.00
Second Dog Discount: $50.00


Advanced Agility -- Registration Full
This class is limited to teams that have graduated from a prior Basic Agility classes. Dogs should have a good understanding of all obstacles, including contacts, and should be able to successfully run jumpers and weaves course.

Focus will be on sequencing, obstacle handling, and distance work.

Dogs must have a strong recall and must work well off leash. Please bring a crate for your dog, as all dogs must be crated while a dog is running the agility course.

All class members will be assigned a week to be in charge of course layout and set up. Additionally, all class members must help with taking down of the equipment at the end of class.
PREREQUISITES: Successful completion of Basic Agility.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $75.00
Second Dog Discount: $55.00


Basic 1 Obedience -- Registration Full
This class is for dogs 6 months of age and older. We will help you teach your dog basic obedience commands needed to be a canine good citizen, including; sit, down, recalls, walk on leash and stay in a sit for 1 minute and down for 2 minutes. Dogs will also learn to stay calm while walking past and next two other dogs and people. Fun obedience games will be incorporated into class, and all exercises will be applicable to real life.

Please do NOT bring your dog to the first night of class. Please note: new curriculum!




Prerequisites: Dog must be at least 6 months of age. No dog or people aggressive dogs. Please ask for a referral to a behavior specialist if you need one.
Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $75.00
Second Dog Discount: $50.00

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