TCOTC at the State Fair!!

TCOTC will again be doing all day demos at the Minnesota State Fair on the only Tuesday of the fair.  That will be August 26 this year.  If you are interested in bringing your dog or just coming alone to help move equipment, we would love your help!  Sign up down at the club to get more information.

 

If you can not bring your dog and are not up to helping but are at the fair on the 26th, stop by and say hi!  We will be giving demos all day outside the Pet Center.

Special Basic Obedience class for dogs less then 10 months old!

We will be offering a Basic Obedience class for just puppies on Thursdays at 5:50 pm.  Orientation will be on August 21 and the first class with dogs will be taking place on August 28.  If you have a puppy less then 10 months old, get more information or sign up for this fun class! 

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Second class being offered!!!

CGC Class - New class starting August 28 - Thursday - 7 pm!

Prepare and take the Canine Good Citizen test. Skills worked on include loose leash walking, stay, polite greeting, walking through a crowd, grooming, 3 minute supervised separation, recall, and distractions. Class is taught by an AKC CGC evaluator and week 6 is practicing or taking the test as determined by the handler. Class limit: 8 students.

Prereq: Obedience Skillwork

 

See course schedule, fee and registration information

Obedience Skillwork

Build on the foundation of Level 1 or Basic Training to develop attention walking, pivoting on a perch and backing up for rear end awareness, expanded sit and down behaviors, improving stays and recalls, introducing retrieve, and using hand touch.  

Class limit:  12 students.  

Prerequisite: Basic Training or Level 1

 

**This class is required if you are looking to enter any Agility or Rally classes at our school***

 

See schedule and registration process

Brain Games - New class starting Wednesday September 17 - 8:15pm!

Have fun teaching your dog to think and solve puzzles.  Teach your dog to find a particular scent, or to find an object with your scent, or to figure out what you want using free shaping!  

Class limit:  8 students.   

Prerequisite:  Level 1 or Basic Training 

Fee: $100

Household Manners - New class starting Monday - October 6th - 7pm

This class is for those that want great manners in their home.  Building off of the behaviors learned in Basic Training, we continue working on impulse control, going to a mat or place, and body handling.  New skills trained are sit for petting, hand touch to move the dog, greeting at the door, games, and exiting the house.  This class can be repeated to build the dog’s skills.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Impulse Control - New class startng Monday October 6th - 7pm!

Designed for dogs who want what they see and they want it now! The class will teach dogs to leave and ignore all sorts of distractions and check in with their handler rather than go for whatever they see.  Skills taught are sit and down stay, leave it, attention to handler, polite greeting of people, loose leash walking around distractions, staying on a mat or place, and control play.  This class is for dogs that lack self control, not for reactive dogs.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Tricks - New classes starting August 28 - 7 pm - Thursday and another September 9 - 9:30 am!

Teach that dog some new tricks!  Many of the skills taught in this class may be very useful such as park it (sitting between your feet) or putting their toys in a box but mostly, this class is just about having some fun! Tricks your dog can learn include waving a paw, licking their lips, weaving through your legs, and balancing a treat on their nose until you release them. Class size is limited to 8 students.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

Loose Leash Walking - New class starting Wednesday September 17th - 7:00 pm!

This class is all about training your dog to stop dragging you down the street and to walk politely on leash.  Since all dogs, like people, learn in different ways, each week a different method of teaching loose leash walking is taught with lots of practice ignoring and walking by distractions. The final week involves practicing as a group in an outdoor setting close to TCOTC.

Prerequisite: Basic Training or permission of the department head

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