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Puppy Class - 8 weeks 
For puppies 8 to 20 weeks of age. 
This class will support the development of a confident, well-adjusted puppy. Issues such as jumping, chewing and nipping will be discussed as well as housebreaking and crate training. Puppies will receive important socialization with other puppies and people. Basic obedience commands will be introduced - sit, down, come and a brief stay. Particular attention will be given to walking on a leash with no pulling and coming when called. Additionally, puppies will have fun with Puppy Rally to encourage attention and develop coordination.

Beginning Obedience - 8 weeks
For dogs 5 months or older.
The beginning class provides the basic skills for all other activities in which you and your dog may become involved. You will learn how to teach your dog to walk in heel position on a loose leash, sit and stay, down and stay, come when called plus other exercises. Your dog's attention will improve during this learning experience. The end result of your training in this class is a well mannered canine companion.

Advanced 1 Obedience - 8 weeks
Pre-requisite is an approved Beginning Obedience class.                                      
This class will continue to perfect the Beginning Obedience skills and teach additional skills which are needed to compete in Obedience and Rally. The dog will learn to go to heel position from front, stand for examination and maintain timed sit and down stays with distractions. Further work will be done on keeping your dog's attention, maintaining proper heel position and achieving straight fronts on a recall. Even if you do not plan to compete, this additional training will strengthen good behavior and build a wonderful bond between you and your dog.
Advanced 2 Obedience - 8 weeks
Pre-requisite is Advanced 1 Obedience or an approved equivalent                               
Dogs should know heel position, sit, down, come, have a solid stay and the basics of a finish.  This class is an introduction to the AKC Beginner Novice (BN) and Rally competition classes.  Both of these classes are excellent places to begin showing your dog.  You will learn off leash healing, handling skills and show preparation.  The goal of this class is to prepare you for showing in BN and Rally.

Canine Good Citizen  (CGC) - 6 weeks
Pre-requisite is an approved Beginning Obedience class.                                                 The American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen title is offered to all dogs, both mixed and pure breed. The CGC title and certificate have become a standard for canines doing visitations in nursing home facilities. Our CGC class will prepare you for the multiple part test which will be offered in week six.

Beginning Rally - 6 weeks
Pre-requisite is an approved Beginning Obedience. 
Dogs must know heel position, sit, down, come and a solid stay)   
This class is designed to teach handlers how to communicate with their dogs by using body language along with verbal commands and how to perform the AKC Rally exercises. Rally is a new Obedience venue where handlers and their dogs navigate through a fun course of exercises and are judged on the execution of each exercise. It is an exciting way for handlers to get their dogs ready for the AKC Rally Novice and Novice Obedience titles or just have a great time with their dog. You will learn all 31 Rally Novice exercises.

Class Schedules and Prices                                                                                         For current class schedules and prices, visit the Obedience Class section of our website, call (314) 741-2445 or check out other sections of our website for additional information.

How to Enroll in a Class  Enrollment forms with rules and suggestions are available for download from the homepage of our website or can be picked up at our training center from the outside information box.  Mail your completed enrollment form with a check payable to NCOTC and mail to:  NCOTC    PO Box 2233, Florissant, MO 63032

NOTE: Not all Classes are offered in each session.    



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