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.
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
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.
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.
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
Learn how to handle
your dog and show your dogs best attributes
in the breed ring.
Rally Training Class
While Rally contains and utilizes many obedience commands, it is different from regular AKC obedience. Unlike traditional obedience, handlers are allowed to verbally encourage and manually signal their dogs during the course. Participants proceed around a course of designated stations with the dog in heel position, manuvering cones, turns and in more advanced level, jumps. A course consists of signs that instruct the dog/handler team what to do. Golden Triangle's Rally class will introduce you to the Novice to Excellent levels of competitive Rally, but if you don't want to compete, Rally is a great way to connect with your dog in a fun atmosphere.
Agility provides a great form of exercise for both dog and handler. AKC held its first agility trials in 1994. All breeds and all sizes of dogs may compete, or try agility just for fun.