QUAD CITIES DOG OBEDIENCE CLUB 2019 Winner of the AKC Public Education Award
6-week course that includes socialization, grooming tips, healthcare, and informal introduction to walking on leash, sit, stay, down, and come when called, for puppies 12 weeks to 6 months old.
Some Puppy Classes are AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Classes, which introduce all the same skills as regular Puppy Classes, but there are a few added topics and requirements. If you attend all 6 classes of this session (make-up classes are offered) and pass a basic skills test at the end, you can apply to the AKC to receive an AKC medal and certificate.
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This is a 6-week basic obedience class that focuses on basic commands such as sit, down, stay, come when called, and heeling. For dogs 6 months and older.
You MUST have taken a beginner class from our club.
Your dog should know how to heel, sit, down, come and focus on handler.
We will work on focus/attention, handling and footwork, basic novice ring exercises, rally exercises, heeling, sits, downs and stays. Lots of fun for you and your dog. Plus much more! Now is the time to give it a try! Pre-requisite for this class is previous beginner or family dog class experience or permission of the instructor.
Level 3 dogs must heel off lead, know front, and finish, off lead recall and are able to work on a flat collar.
AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Program: The American Kennel Club's CGC program is designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The program stresses responsible dog ownership for owners and basic training and good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club. The test is given by a certified AKC CGC evaluator. For more information visit: www.akc.org/events/cgc
Members Only Class is open to any dog that has passed advanced beginner class, is under emotional control and has the potential to work off lead in a room with other dogs. Focus will be on open and utility exercises.
Rally is a fun sport. It is a course that is designed by the Rally judge and consists of sequenced numbered stations. Each Station has a sign that instructs the handler how to perform that skill. The dog and handler are scored on teamwork and how well they perform the stations. Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is encouraged in Rally. Clapping and patting of their leg is also allowed. Beginners to Excellent teams will participate at their level. If you want to know more about Rally Obedience please visit www.akc.org or contact us.
Some basic obedience is required for this class.