Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club

Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club

Training Information : Patti Pulkowski, Training Secretary Call 412-653-6880
 Email:  gtotctrainingsecretary@yahoo.com
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Sponsored by Golden Triangle Obedience Training Club

 New Classes

 

Trick Dog – Have fun and bond with your dog! Trick Dog is one of the most exciting areas in dog training today. The AKC is now offering Trick Dog titles at the Novice (TKN), Intermediate (TKI), Advanced (TKA) and Performer (TKP) levels. These classes offer instruction on how to teach your dog tricks at these various levels. Testing will also be provided for the titles by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator for those interested in the titling program.

 

Rally® - Rally provides an excellent introduction to AKC events for new dogs and handlers, and can provide a challenging opportunity for competitors in other events to strengthen their skills. Rally obedience requires teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. Handler and dog together complete challenging courses by moving through stations with signs noting specific exercises until they arrive at the end of the course. Course difficulty and number of stations increase by level. Rally is offered at various titling levels: Novice (RN), Intermediate (RI), Advanced (RA), Excellent (RE), Advanced/Excellent (RAE), Master (RM), and Champion (RACH). All dogs are eligible to compete in rally.

 

** Musical Freestyle & Heelwork to Music Class

Dance with your dog!! An 8-week introduction to Canine Musical Freestyle and Heelwork to Music -- dog sports based on dancing with your dog. Dancing with your dog is a great way to develop your bond with your dog, and your confidence in working off-leash with your dog. And it’s lots of fun. You don’t have to be a dancer to do it!  By the end of the class students will create their own freestyle routine to perform with their dog.  Only non‑aversive training techniques will be used. The only requirement is that your dog must be able to work off lead around other dogs before starting this class.

 

CLASS DESCRIPTIONS

 

Kindergarten Puppy Training Class - Socialization, basic skills (name recognition,

come, sit, down, not jump up, walk on loose lead, settle, bite inhibition, and general

manners along with techniques that will help you bond with your dog and make him a

welcome member of the family.Basic Training Class (Over Six Months of Age) –

Exposes new and experienced dog owners to the training that dogs need for good

manners at home and in public plus basic skills (come, sit, down, not jump up, walk

on loose lead, settle) to strengthen the bond between you and your dog.

Beginning Novice Class (Class after Basic) – Work towards off-leash control and

continuation to perfect home obedience, prepare to show in obedience competition

and enhance overall obedience needed in Agility and other off-leash related

activities. Exercises working towards a CGC, Canine Good Citizenship Certificate, will

be offered.

Open Training Class (Class after Advanced Novice) – Offers all previous skills

learned plus working towards perfecting on and off leash obedience control,

retrieving, drop on recall, jumping (high jumps and broad), out-of-sights, and other

exercises required to compete in Open Obedience at an AKC event.

Utility Training Class (Class after Open) – Covers all previous exercises plus scent

articles, hand signals, directed glove retrieve, directed jumping , and moving stand

for examine required to complete in Utility Obedience at an AKC event.

Rally – You and your dog learn to follow a course of designated stations that have a

sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed with you

and your dog arriving at the finish line together. You are encouraged to talk to your

dog the entire time. This makes it fund for both of you. Scoring is not as rigorous as

traditional obedience.

Clicker - Clicker training is a powerful training technique useful in dog training

everywhere from obedience to agility to freestyle to companion or service animals.

Students will learn to clicker train their dogs, and teach several behaviors to their

dogs using the clicker. The class will be designed to be both an introductory class for

people who have never clicker-trained an animal, and a more advanced class for

people who have some background in clicker training.

Conformation – Learn how to handle your dog and show your dog’s best attributes

in the breed ring/span