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facilities just for dog training
Our club is located at 61st
Street North and Seneca
Puppy Class is for puppies from 10 weeks to 5 months of age, at the start of the class session. Class is 6 weeks long, focusing primarily on socialization and problem prevention. Puppies will begin learning basic obedience skills and household manners.
S.T.A.R. Puppy Class
S.T.A.R. Puppy Class is for puppies from 10 weeks to 5 months of age, at the start of the class session. Class is 6 weeks long, focusing primarily on socialization and problem prevention. Puppies will begin learning basic obedience skills and household manners. This class offers the AKC S.T.A.R. certificate to handlers and puppies that complete the entire 6 week course.
This class is for dogs at least 5 months of age. Class is 6 weeks long. Dogs will learn to walk politely on leash, sit and down on command, stay, leave it, and come when called. Typical behavior problems will also be addressed. WDTC's Basic Class includes an evaluation on the last night of class. The dog and handler team must pass the evaluation before moving on to competition or CGC classes.
*Basic obedience is a pre-requisite* Tricks Class is for puppies/dogs 10 weeks and older. Class is 6 weeks long, focusing primarily on teaching mind and body awareness with some strength and conditioning. A clicker will be used for this class but is not mandatory.
Foundations For The Advanced Obedience Team
This class is designed to help handlers and dogs understand the advanced obedience exercises by developing a solid foundation for those exercises. The progression into those exercises will depend upon the individual team.
This course is designed for teams wanting to compete beyond the novice title. The team or the handler should have achieved a novice or above title in obedience. The course is limited to 6 teams.
Intro to Canine Activites Class
Prerequisite: Passing Basic Obedience
A fun filled class that builds on basic obedience skills, teaches attention, motivation and self-control. Includes an introduction into several performance activities (Rally, Obedience, and Nosework)
**This class is limited to 6 students to allow for individual attention. Family members welcome!
AKC Canine Good Citizen/Community Canine & Therapy Dog International Preparation
This class requires graduation from the Basic Obedience Class or certification by the lead instructor. This class is 7 weeks long with the last week giving all teams the opportunity to participate in the CGC evaluation. This is a two-part program that focuses on responsible pet ownership for owners and basic manners for dogs. This course will prepare teams for the CGC, CGCA, and Therapy Dog International evaluations. All dogs that pass the CGC evaluation are eligible to receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club, for AKC registered dogs CGC is now a title.
Therapy Dog International and Community Canine testing is offered separately, please check our events section for details.
This class requires graduation from the Canine Good Citizen class or Basic Obedience, or certification by the lead instructor. It is designed for people wanting to compete in AKC Obedience Trials. It is intended to teach the necessary obedience exercises on an individual basis. We will cover such items as attention, footwork, distraction, go outs, signals, articles, distraction and problem solving. Main emphasis will be attention, go outs and articles.
This class requires graduation from the Canine Good Citizen class or Basic Obedience, or certification by the lead instructor. It is designed for people wanting to compete in AKC Obedience Trials. It is intended to teach the necessary obedience exercises on an individual basis. We will cover such items as retrieve, broad jump, drop, distraction and problem solving. Main emphasis will be retrieve training.
Beginner Novice/Novice Competition Class
*Basic obedience is a pre-requisite* This class is for those who are interested in entering dog shows. The class covers the Beginner Novice and Novice Exercises and how to begin training for these exercises. Progression and proofing will be explained. Also covered will be dog show etiquette, dog show preparation and entry.
Novice Ring Prep & Advance Skills
Novice Ring Prep & Advance Skills
Dogs must be able to perform all Beginner Novice Exercises. This
class will cover novice exercises, distractions, proofing, engagement,
attention, self control, and fun games.
Dogs must be able to perform all Beginner Novice Exercises. This class will cover novice exercises, distractions, proofing, engagement, attention, self control, and fun games.
Rally obedience is a less formal style of obedience. It is performed by following numbered signs and doing the exercises asked for. It is run on a course similar to agility. Handlers are allowed to interact with their dogs. This class requires graduation from the Canine Good Citizen class or Basic Obedience, or certification by the lead instructor. Dogs and handlers need to have an understanding of the basic commands such as sit, down and heel. This class will teach the rally exercises and will prepare the team for the Rally Competition. This style emphasizes fun and excitement for the dog, handler and spectator.*Agility Classes*
Dogs must have passed an Agility Foundations class to enroll in Agility classes
Agility is a fast-moving event similar to an obstacle course. Obstacles include jumps, teeter totter, tunnels, dog walk, weave poles and others. Agility can help you and your dog have fun and build confidence as a team. Dogs must be at least 18 weeks or older. Dogs must take and pass the Foundations for Agility class and be able to demonstrate basic commands and control or be approved by the agility director. Handlers must be at least 12 years old.
100 Level Classes
After the dog passes the Foundations for Agility Class there are two additional 100 level courses that may be taken in any order. The dog must show proficiency in performing the obstacles and sequences before moving on the next level.
Foundations for Agility 100
This class is the foundation for all other agility classes offered by the WDTC and is required. It is taught in an air conditioned and heated building. The dog and handler learn warm up and cool down exercises for the dog, the foundations for rear and front crosses, attention from the dog to the handler and additional foundation exercises. It is not possible for a handler to have more than one dog at a time in this class.
Intro Tire/Table/Tunnel 101
This class introduces the dog to basic agility obstacles. It teaches both motivation and control in accessing the obstacles. It also introduces sequences where the dog moves from one obstacle to another.
*Dogs must be at least 15 months old to take this class* This class evaluates the dog’s jumping style and teaches the handler to recognize and teach the dog the best timing for its jumping style and to use its rear to jump. The class consists of mostly jumping and some tunnels.
Handling 101 will be designed for dogs that are just completing Foundations. It is preferred that the dog knows how to perform (and happily does) the tunnel. However, if your dog cannot do the tunnel, it is not a deal breaker. In the class we will teach your dog obstacle commitment. In addition, we will enhance your dog's understanding send, recalls, front cross, and rear cross skills learned in Foundations so that they can be applied to an obstacle course. This will be achieved through short 3-10 obstacle sequences. All jumps will be kept low (or even no bars) so that your dog has the chance to focus on gaining an understanding of handling cues.
200 Level Classes
After the dog has completed and shown proficiency in all three of the 100 level classes, it may continue to the 200 level classes. The 200 level classes may be taken in any order.
(5 dog max entry)
This class requires the dog to be proficient with jumps, tunnels and the chute. Each week sequences of varying difficulty will be set up for the dog and handler to run. The goal of the class is to learn how to walk a course, learn how to evaluate and perform different handling strategies and improve timing with the handler and dog.
This class introduces the dog to the contact obstacles: Dogwalk; Aframe and Teeter. All contact obstacles are at a low height and do not reach full height in this class. The class teaches motivation over the obstacles and a stopped contact behavior at the bottom of the contact as two separate behaviors. It is not a suitable class for those who want to do running contacts.
300 Level Classes
300 level classes require completion of and proficiency in the lessons
taught in the 200 level classes.
This class is a continuation of the Contacts 201 class. It starts out with the contact obstacles at low height and usually reaches full height (depending on the specific progress of the class.) It puts together the run over the obstacle and the stop at the bottom of the contact. It introduces rear and front crosses with the obstacles and sequences including the contact obstacles. Dogs in this class should already have reached the age where growth plates are closed. That can be different for different breeds.
(5 dog max entry)
This class requires the dog to be proficient with all obstacles and have successfully completed the Handling 201 class. Each week sequences of increasing difficulty will be set up for the dog and handler to run. The goal of the class is to learn how to evaluate and perform different handling strategies of sequences and improve timing with the handler and dog.