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Competition Obedience Classes

Our classes will prepare you for obedience titles from The American Kennel Club, The United Kennel Club and the American Mixed Breed Obedience Registration. In competition dog/handler teams complete a set group of exercises.  You don’t have to beat anyone else to get a title. It’s you against the perfect 200 score.

All competition obedience classes are ongoing – start any time. You can come on a drop-in basis, or pay for 6 consecutive classes at a time.

Competition Obedience – Beginner Novice and Novice

For dogs and handlers who are preparing for/competing in Beginner Novice or Novice Competition – emphasis on problem prevention and problem solving

Thursdays from 6 – 6:45 pm
Drop-in to one class for $30  or $130 for 6 consecutive classes

Competition Obedience – Open and Utility

For dogs and handlers who are preparing for/competing in Open or Utility or UDX Competition – emphasis on problem prevention and problem solving

Thursdays from 6:30 – 7:15 pm
Drop-in to one class for $30  or $130 for 6 consecutive classes

Rally

Just follow the signs!  Turn in a circle, or weave around some cones, stop and sit your dog, are examples of some of the rally signs.  You can learn Rally to compete, or just for fun!  Rare Breeds, All breeds and combinations of breeds can compete.

Rally Novice

Use all the skills and communication you and your dog have developed in an organized event. You might even win prizes or earn a title! Dogs and handlers follow a pre-set course and complete a variety of exercises. Great communication, and well-practiced obedience skills are all you need to succeed! Rally is low-pressure, lots of fun and a great way to spend time with your dog. This course covers the specific skills needed to participate in the Novice level of Rally Obedience; participants will hone their skills, learn the rules, and, in general, have a great time!

Rally Novice Cost and Dates Pay with Paypal
$130
6 class sessions

  • May 8
    Mondays at 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Select a Class Time

Class Start Date, Dog’s Name, Breed(s)

Rally Advanced/Excellent

Hone your skills, learn new signs and become familiar with all you need to play or compete in the Advanced and Excellent classes in Rally.

Rally Advanced/Excellent Cost and Dates Pay with Paypal
$130
6 class sessions

  • March 20
    Mondays at 6:30 – 7:15 pm

Select a Class Time

Class Start Date, Dog’s Name, Breed(s)

Rally Run-throughs

Any registry, any level – just call and we’ll set up a course for you.
$30. Saturdays starting at noon.
Send a text to 908-229-8424 by 8am the day of the run-through with your registry and class.
You will receive a return text with your exact time.

Conformation Classes

Give your dog the winning edge!  Whether you are showing your dog in conformation (breed) yourself or having a handler take out your dog – give your dog the winning edge by having him/her comfortable and secure in all aspects of the breed ring.  Learn how to show your dog to his/her best!

Conformation classes are taught by Denise Garber

These classes are drop-ins – no registration needed. But this also means we have no roster to contact you if class cannot be held.

Please check with instructor  Denise Garber’s Facebook page before you come – any schedule changes will be listed there.

Junior Showmanship

Juniors (under 18) who wish to compete in the Junior Showmanship classes.  Emphasis on handling skills, dog structure, breed specifics and ring procedures.
You must bring proof of your dog’s immunization for our records.
$8 at the door or $70 for a book of 10 tickets. Drop in Wednesdays from 6 – 6:45 pm

Big Dogs

This class is for big dogs who will be examined on the floor during competition.
You must bring proof of your dog’s immunization for our records.
$8 at the door or $70 for a book of 10 tickets. Drop in Wednesdays from 7 – 7:45 pm

Table Dogs

This class is for dogs who will be examined on a table during competition.
You must bring proof of your dog’s immunization for our records.
$8 at the door or $70 for a book of 10 tickets. Drop in Wednesdays from 8 – 8:45 pm

Private Lessons

Private lessons are scheduled by appointment-days, evenings, weekends.  Call to schedule.

Special rates for current students.