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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
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
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
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.
must know heel position, sit, down, come and a
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
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
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 ncotc.com, 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
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