IMPORTANT: Payment must be made at the time of registration. If payment is not completed, we can not hold your spot in the class. Your registration will be removed and you will need to re-register and complete payment to be placed on the class roster. If you are having trouble with the registration & payment process, please contact us.


Basic Obedience

8 Weeks

This 8 week course focuses on introducing and strengthening basic commands, as well as teaching your dog to heel. Basic commands such as: sit, down, come, wait and stay are introduced and reinforced and some new commands are added to improve your dog's overall knowledge and performance. This course offers a great way to gain greater control of your dog and sharpen response to commands. Techniques taught in class will also expand your training options to include competition obedience, agility and more!

 

Requirements: Any dog age 6 months or older.

Instructors

Monday

Reva Berger

Donna Smith - Assisting


Sunday

John Turner

Jocelyn Smith 


Thursday AM

John Turner

Mary Maurer


Thursday PM

Bruce Meligan

Janie Getz


Friday

Kara Bitsko



Sub-Novice Obedience


8 Weeks

The stuctured Sub-Novice Class is an 8 week class focusing on attention and more concise heeling along with introduction to the first level of obedience competition (Companion Dog: CD titles) for AKC and UKC. On the eighth week of the structured Sub-Novice class, evaluation for the Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certification will be offered at no additional charge.

 

Requirements:  Must have successfully completed Basic Obedience at USDTC or equivalent training with Obedience (Agility for AG1) Director approval.

 


Drop-In

Please sign up online at least 2 hours before class start or you may be denied entry.

This Sub-Novice Class focusing on attention and more concise heeling along with introduction to the first level of obedience competition (Companion Dog: CD titles) for AKC and UKC. 

 

Requirements:  Must have successfully completed Basic Obedience at USDTC or equivalent training with Obedience (Agility for AG1) Director approval.

 

Instructors

Judy Dwyer

Susan Henzel-Speer - Assisting


Instructor

 Mary Maurer


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Novice/Beginner Novice

Drop-In

Please sign up online at least 2 hours before class start or you may be denied entry.

Beginner Novice (BN) is the 1st titling event for AKC obedience competition.  Novice is the next level of AKC obedience following BN where your dog can earn a Companion Dog title (CD).  This class is a beginning competition level obedience class to help you prepare for these events.  Those who just wish to continue furthering your training to bond with your dog are also welcome to attend the class.  

 

You and your dog must have a good understanding of all basic obedience commands and your dog must have a reliable sit stay.  Exercises that will be focused on will include:  Sit for Exam, Stand for Exam, Heeling with and without BN signs, Figure 8, Novice Sit and Down Stays, Finishes, Sit get your Leash, Sit Walk Around the Ring and the Recall.

 

Prerequisites:  Basic Obedience graduation along with a consistent "sit stay" are required to attend this class and Sub-novice class (CGC) is recommended.  Please contact usdtcobeddir@gmail.com for more information or if you need help with class placement.

Instructors

Ken Stowell


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Novice

Drop-In

Please sign up online at least 2 hours before class start or you may be denied entry.

Novice classes are on-going/drop-in classes, preparing you and your dog for it's CD title in obedience competitions & offering an introduction to the different levels of obedience competition (i.e. Open and Utility) for AKC and UKC. Exercises will focus on off-lead heeling, stand for exam, recalls, and stays (sits & downs).

 

Requirements:  Must have Sub-Novice Obedience or equivalent training.

Instructors

Kara Bitsko

 


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Open/Utility

Drop-In

Please sign up online at least 2 hours before class start or you may be denied entry.

This class is an advanced, competition-level class, but you don't need to have competition goals to train your dog in advanced obedience. The more you work with your dog, the more your dog knows, the stronger the bond and the better the behavior. These classes reflect consistent training off lead, directed jumping, retrieving, scent work and out-of-sight long sits and downs. This class will prepare your dog to compete in obedience trials for CDX, UD, UDX and OTCH titles. 

 

Requirements:  Must have Sub-Novice & Novice Obedience or equivalent training.

Instructors

Tuesday

Dolores Connelly


Wednesday

 Genie Stottler


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Upper Suncoast Dog Training Club

2101 Logan Street

Clearwater, FL  33765