This page includes information on:
* Session structure and general information.
* Class Tier System with suggestions on class progression.
* Upcoming class dates.
* Fee structure.
* Stepwise Instructions: Online Pre-Registration and In Person Registration.
* Online Pre-Registration: Class descriptions with hyperlinks to save your place for upcoming
classes.


Session Structure


The GSDOC offers five sessions of training classes during the calendar year. Each session includes six to eight weeks of training classes that last about 50 minutes. We hold two yearly breaks: one mid-summer around the month of July and the other in December.

GSDOC offers beginning classes for puppies and dogs with little obedience training. We have designed these classes to help owners learn how to train their dogs and to assist in socializing dogs in a manner that creates canine good citizens.

GSDOC also offers advanced classes in obedience, agility, and rally. These courses help dog/handler teams polish their handling skills, learn tricks, and provide a strong foundation for those teams who would like to go further or compete.


GSDOC does not allow dog or people aggressive dogs. We also do not allow intact females in heat in class or on the grounds.

Class Tier System


Our goal is for teams to progress through a structured curriculum of classes that are grouped in levels of ability. Before students may progress from Tier A to Tier B, we strongly recommend teams pass all Tier A level classes. For Tier B through Tier D, progression depends on student ability.

* STAR Puppy
* Tier A classes (beginner): Canine Good Citizen (CGC), Focus and Impulse Control (FIC), and Obedience I (Ob I).
* Tier B classes (novice to intermediate): Tricks Novice/Intermediate, Agility Foundations, and Obedience II (Ob II).
* Tier C classes (intermediate): Agility I and Rally I.
* Tier D classes (advanced): Agility II, Rally II, and Show N Go.
* Specialty classes (conditional).

We adapted the AKC STAR Puppy and CGC classes to fit our club needs. We offer AKC testing for these two classes at the end of every session. We suggest that teams first progress from STAR to CGC, which follows the AKC program design. Tier A level teams may then take FIC and Ob I to finish off Tier A class progression. Please talk with instructors or the Director of Training if you have questions about class progression or availability.

Upcoming Class Dates


SESSION 4 STARTS ON 8/20/19

Pre-Registration for Session 4 starts on 8/10/19




Fee Structure


Public:
* 8-week classes: $75.00/class/dog
* 6-week classes: $50.00/class/dog

Members:
All classes: $10/class/dog

Annual Membership Fee:
* Single: $35.00
* Family: $40.00

For all new members, the initial cost includes the annual membership fee PLUS the first class at the public rate, e.g., a new member at single rate and taking one class would be $35 + $75/class/dog = $110. All classes for the remainder of the year would be $10/class/dog.

Revenue from our classes helps pay for the costs of equipment and the facility. All classes are taught by members of GSDOC who volunteer their time and efforts. Please don't hesitate to ask about membership!


Stepwise Instructions: Online Pre-Registration and In Person Registration


GSDOC class registration requires two steps:
1) Pre-register online, about 2 weeks prior to beginning of each session.
2) Complete registration in person, on the first night of every session.

Stay Tuned!! for Upcoming Classes and Dates for session 4.


STEP 1
On our website, fill out the required pre-registration class form to reserve your place. If you fill out all the required information on the pre-registration form, hit “SEND”, and the next page pops up with “Thank you for your online registration”, then GSDOC received your form and will reserve your place for the class. However, if you do not see this page and would like to confirm your class pre-registration, please contact Amee Merritt

We will post the classes as "Registration Full" when online pre-registration reaches 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 Dana Crawford . If a class slot opens, we will offer the slot to those on the waiting list in the order we received emails. You may also come in person the first night and add your name to the waiting list.

STEP 2
On the first night of class, complete your registration at the registration tables. You will fill out forms, sign waivers, and pay for your class(es). We do not accept credit cards. All owners must provide documentation of current vaccinations, including rabies for dogs/puppies four months of age or older on the day of registration.

The registration tables will open at 5:30 and remain open until around 7:30 PM. It is best if you plan to arrive at least one-half hour before your class begins to complete your registration. For people whose class starts at 8, please register by 7:15.

Due to the considerable interest in our classes, GSDOC will strictly enforce the waiting list. If you pre-registered online, but do not come to the first night of class, you will forfeit your reserved slot and be placed on the waiting list for that class.


Online Pre-Registration


For questions regarding classes please send an email to the Director of Training: Dana Crawford

The following list is a list of tentative classes for your review and planning. This list is updated prior to each Session. Please thoroughly read class descriptions and especially pre-requisites. The final class list may change when necessary to fit the needs of all our instructors, assistants, members, and guests.

All hyperlinks below may show "Registration Full" until Pre-Registration OPENS. Once Pre-Registration OPENS and classes are downloaded, the hyperlinks will show "Register" until classes are full, then will show "Registration Full". Popular classes fill immediately.

For all classes, please bring your dog to the first night of class.



Upcoming Classes



CURRENTLY IN session 3 OF 5 2019

Class Preregistration Opens for SESSION 4, 2019 on 8/10/2019 and classes start on 8/20/19.


Below are course descriptions and prerequisites for Session 4, 2019. On Saturday morning, August 10th the "registration full" text will change and the classes will open for preregistration until filled.


AKC Trick Dog Evaluation -- Register
07/23/19 08:00 PM - 07/23/19 08:00 PM
GSDOC will hold an ACK trick dog evaluation following the CGC test on 7/23/19 at 8PM. If you have been practicing your tricks and just need to get an evaluation for your title(s) this is your chance! Fee for the evaluation is $5 for members $10 for non-members. You may use your GSDOC Doggie Dollars to pay for this cost. *All monies go directly to the club to pay for facility usage and equipment etc.
None, you must bring your own equipment that you intend to use for your tricks
Member price: $5.00
Non-Member price: $10.00


S.T.A.R. Puppy (2-6 month puppies, 6 week class, 6:00 PM) -- Registration Full
This class is for puppies 2 to 6 months of age. The S.T.A.R. Puppy acronym stands for Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility. This AKC program encourages new dog owners to give their puppies a good start in life. The class curriculum will include the elements required to achieve the AKC S*T*A*R Puppy Award. You will learn through play and positive reinforcement how to communicate with your puppy and teach your puppy how to get along with other dogs and humans. You will learn some basic obedience exercises, build yours and your puppy’s confidence, and improve your bond with your pup. We will also teach basic doggy care and safety. This class will introduce you to some of the Canine Good Citizen components so you are ready to move onto the next course, CGC.

All puppy and human teams who finish this class will have the opportunity to take the S.T.A.R. Puppy final evaluation. Owner and puppy must attend a minimum of six classes to qualify for the award and successfully complete the twenty items on the evaluation. Upon passing the evaluation, you will receive an AKC form that you may send to AKC for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy “Packet”, which includes a medal, certificate of completion, and informational resources. At this time (July 2017), the AKC fee for the “packet” is $10, which owners are responsible to pay and is a fee above the normal GSDOC class registration fee. AKC rates may change. For more information on this program visit: http://www.akc.org/dog-owners/training/akc-star-puppy/.

Pre-Requisite: Puppies 2-6 months. All owners must provide documentation of current vaccinations, including rabies for dogs/puppies four months of age or older on the day of registration.

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar, martingale, or walking harness; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and a mat, towel, or pad for your puppy.

All handlers should bring their puppies and equipment to the first night of class.


Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $50.00
Second Dog Discount: $25.00


Canine Good Citizen #1 (CGC, Tier A, 8 weeks, 7:00 PM) -- Registration Full
The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) class is for dogs older than 6 months who have graduated from S.T.A.R. Puppy or similar course, and have limited obedience training. This class will promote responsible dog ownership and provide the tools necessary to support your dog to have good doggy manners towards other animals and people of all sizes and ages under different environmental conditions. This class will also provide instructions on how to execute basic obedience commands, such as sit, down, stand, walking on a loose leash, staying in place, recall, and finish.

All dog and handler teams who finish this class will have the opportunity to take the CGC final evaluation. Upon passing the evaluation, you will receive a GSDOC certificate of completion and an AKC form that you may send to AKC to receive an official AKC Certificate and/or Title (depending on your selections). At this time (July 2017), the AKC fee for the Certificate is $8, which owners are responsible to pay and is a fee above the normal GSDOC class registration fee. If you want to title your AKC registered dog with her CGC, the Certificate and title registering is $20. AKC rates may change.

Note: GSDOC welcomes the community to take the CGC final exam, but our CGC students and members have priority to fill evaluation slots, first.

Pre-Requisite: Dogs 6 months or older. We recommend dogs should have passed STAR Puppy, or similarly structured beginning training class. Instructors may waive pre-requisites depending on previous training and the dog/handler team. All owners must provide documentation of current vaccinations, including rabies for dogs four months of age or older on the day of registration.

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar, martingale, or walking harness; a dog brush; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and a mat, towel, or pad for your dog.

All handlers should bring their dog and equipment to the first night of class.


Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $75.00
Second Dog Discount: $55.00


Agility Foundations (Tier B, 8 weeks, 6:00 PM) Mondays at Versa Dog Training in Layton -- Registration Full
Agility Foundations class will introduce handlers to Agility who have little or no experience in this sport. More experienced handlers wishing to strengthen fundamental skills are also welcome. This class will introduce different AKC Agility competition “classes” and obstacles presented within the sport, as well as promote good sportsmanship. Teams will work on weaves, tunnels, select contact obstacles, and small space jumping drills with the focus on one jump drills. Handlers will need to bring a crate for their dog . Dogs will work on leash. As the Session progresses and with instructor’s permission, dogs may work off leash if they exhibit strong recall and good basic obedience skills.

All jump heights will be set low to promote safe jumping practices for beginning dogs, especially when class is held on concrete.


Pre-Requisite: Dogs older than 6 months. Passed all Tier A classes: CGC, FIC, and Ob I or similarly structured training classes. Instructors may waive pre-requisites depending on previous training and the dog/handler team. All owners must provide documentation of current vaccinations, including rabies for dogs.

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and crate for your dog.

All handlers should bring their dog and equipment to the first night of class.


Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $75.00
Second Dog Discount: $55.00


Tricks I/II (Tier B, 6 weeks, 6:00 PM) -- Registration Full
The GSDOC Tricks I/II class is for dogs older than 6 months who have graduated from all Tier A classes: S.T.A.R. Puppy, CGC, FIC, and Obedience I or similar course sequence. Our Ticks I/II class is designed to teach dogs and their handlers the tricks listed for the AKC Trick Dog Novice and Intermediate levels. We focus on teaching different ways of learning and bonding with our dogs as well as continue building on exercises that promote sound dog to dog and dog to people manners.

The first four classes will step through the AKC Trick Dog: Novice list. The last four classes will step through the AKC Trick Dog: Intermediate list. During the first four classes, students who are well on their way through the Novice list will use class time to sharpen Novice tricks or work on handler choice tricks. During the last four classes, students who are not quite ready to advance to Intermediate level will use class time to continue working on Novice tricks.

All dog and handler teams who finish this class will have the opportunity to take AKC Trick Dog Novice and/or Intermediate evaluations. Upon passing the evaluation(s), you will receive a GSDOC certificate(s) of completion and an AKC form(s) that you may send to AKC to receive an official AKC Certificate(s) and/or Title(s) (depending on your selection) at an additional cost from the GSDOC class cost.

Pre-Requisite: Dogs older than 6 months. Passed all Tier A classes::CGC, FIC, and Ob I or similarly structured training classes. Instructors may waive pre-requisites depending on previous training and the dog/handler team. All owners must provide documentation of current vaccinations, including rabies for dogs.

Equipment Needed: All students should bring a flat collar, martingale, or walking harness; a 6-ft leash; many soft, easy to chew, and swallow treats; and a mat, towel, or pad for your dog.

All handlers should bring their dog and equipment to the first night of class.


Member price: $10.00
Non-Member price: $75.00
Second Dog Discount: $55.00

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