DTCCU Summer 2018

Class

Teacher Bio

PUPPY CLASSES

Puppy Kindergarten
Puppy socialization for pups 8-12 weeks to start. Introduces pups and owners to basic commands, loose leash walking, attention and exposes them to new people and things. Builds confidence and the owner/puppy bond.

Robin Haggard
 I have been training dogs for over 50 years and been breeding Alaskan Malamutes since 1963. I have taught Puppy Kindergarten at DTCCU for over 30 years.

Puppy Elementary
Puppy elementary is for puppies that are 5-7 months of age at the beginning of the session. This class  helps owners teach their puppies basic obedience such as sit, down, stay, walk nicely on a leash, and come when called. We will work on learning attention and basic manners such as allowing strangers to greet your puppy without him/her losing control. While helping your puppy learn you will create a relationship that you can build on throughout your lives together.            

Linda Glynn
I started training my own dogs in 1993 starting with a Great Pyrenees. I have owned several different types of dogs in addition to the Pyrenees including all americans, Labrador, Airedale Terriers, Basenjis, Chihuahua and Irish Setters giving me experience with a lot of different personalities. I am currently training an Irish Setter in Obedience and Rally obedience. 

BEGINNER CLASSES

Home Companion A
The entry-level class, designed to help students teach their dogs basic manners, such as sit, down, stay, come, and loose leash walking. Other lessons may be included, depending on how quickly the class progresses and interests of the students.

Stephanie Joos

Home Companion B 
The entry-level class, designed to help students teach their dogs basic manners, such as sit, down, stay, come, and loose leash walking. Other lessons may be included, depending on how quickly the class progresses and interests of the students.

TBD

Home Companion C
The entry-level class, designed to help students teach their dogs basic manners, such as sit, down, stay, come, and loose leash walking. Other lessons may be included, depending on how quickly the class progresses and interests of the students.

 Libbie Brandt
I have been teaching for DTCCU for approximately 20 years. I have owned and traind Labradors, Border collies, Jack Russell terriers, a Doberman, and a Rottweiler. I enjoy scrapbooking, being a grandma, eating popcorn, and teaching 4H dog obedience.

Home Companion D
The entry-level class, designed to help students teach their dogs basic manners, such as sit, down, stay, come, and loose leash walking. Other lessons may be included, depending on how quickly the class progresses and interests of the students.
             

TBD

OBEDIENCE CLASSES

Sub-Novice
Sub Novice - work on refining basic obedience skills using positive reinforcement. Introduce props to help dogs understand what we are asking of them. Introduce AKC events and give a brief overview of "what is Beginning Novice, Agility and Rally". Students will have the ability to give each of these a test try toward the end of the session to help them decide where to go next with their canine partner.

Christel Powell
I started with my Gordon Setter Toby in Puppy Elementary 12 years ago and have been here ever since. He was my first performance dog and we have enjoyed the process of learning and expanding our abilities. We have titled in Obedience, Rally and Agility in several different venues. I was privileged to co-own his dam Star who is in the Gordon Setter Hall of Fame for her titles in Beauty (Conformation), Brains (Obedience) and Bird Sense (Hunting). I'm currently working with a younger Gordon who has helped me learn to deal with an insecure dog and fine tune skills to help her become more confident. She loves clicker training and shaping which has opened the door to an entire new level of training.

Novice
This course is for dogs which have taken Sub-Novice and Beginner Novice courses, and are preparing to trial in obedience. Proofing, attention and focus exercises, and strengthening basic skills in the face of distractions are the primary lessons worked on.

Deb DiPietro
’I've been training my own three dogs for almost 10 years, earning multiple titles in rally and obedience.  We also do nose work.  I started teaching classes at a club in Tennessee about seven years ago, including Beginner Novice, Novice, Utility, Ring Confidence, and Foundation Games for Performance Dogs.   My teaching style is primarily positive reinforcement, using food, toys, praise and play.  Teaching games to people and dogs is my specialty.

Open Concepts
we start each session determining what the students are wanting to learn. We cover everything from basic obedience skills to scent discrimination, hand signals and everything in between. The structure of the class is driven by the currently enrolled students.

Christel Powell
I started with my Gordon Setter Toby in Puppy Elementary 12 years ago and have been here ever since. He was my first performance dog and we have enjoyed the process of learning and expanding our abilities. We have titled in Obedience, Rally and Agility in several different venues. I was privileged to co-own his dam Star who is in the Gordon Setter Hall of Fame for her titles in Beauty (Conformation), Brains (Obedience) and Bird Sense (Hunting). I'm currently working with a younger Gordon who has helped me learn to deal with an insecure dog and fine tune skills to help her become more confident. She loves clicker training and shaping which has opened the door to an entire new level of training.

Open Short Course 1
Offered the first four weeks. This class focuses on the specific exercises Heeling, Drop on Recall, and the new Open signal exercise. Prerequisite: Novice-level training or permission of instructor.

Mary Davis 
I started dog training as a 4-H youth 40+ years ago and have had a lead in my hand and a dog by my side ever since. My performance event training, trialing, and titling includes obedience, rally, retriever hunt tests, and dock diving. I've also finished AKC conformation championships on several breeds including Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Pointer, Bernese Mountain Dog, and Australian Cattle Dog. My dogs have been featured in local theater and movie productions. My training philosophy:  "Never sacrifice the relationship for the ribbon."  Dogs are companions and members of our family first. The training and trialing adventures enhance their lives and mine, placing us in the company of amazing people and dogs.

Open Short Course 2
Offered the second four weeks. This class focuses specifically on jumping and retrieving exercises. Prerequisite: Novice-level training or permission of instructor.

Janice Kozak
I have been a member of DTCCU for approximately 14 years and taught obedience classes in Charleston, Illinois before joining DTCCU.  I started 29 years ago, with a pet store/puppy mill Bassett Hound puppy that my husband and I fell in love with.  She was the wrong dog, for the wrong reasons at the wrong time in our lives—and she taught me buckets about dog behavior and got me started on the journey I continue on today  with my obedience dog, a Golden Retriever named Summer.  My perspective on training has evolved over the past 29 years from correction training, to all positive training, and finally to a combination of positive reinforcement training as the primary motivation with timely and appropriate corrections once the dog has shown me that he understands the behavior I’m asking for.  I had the opportunity to take instructor training from Chris Bach, “The Third Way” as well as attend seminars to hear the wisdom and perspective of a number of excellent behaviorists and trainers, including Patricia B. McConnell Ph.D., Terry Ryan, Adele Yunck, and Connie Cleveland.   I make the effort to tailor my classes to the needs of my students and to provide useful information for you to use beyond the class.

Utility
Focuses on advanced exercises such as scent discrimination, directed jumping, signals, and glove retrieves. Prerequisite: Novice-level training or permission of instructor.

Duane Walton

RALLY

Advanced / Excellent / Master Rally Trial Prep
Emphasis on running 2 courses per week.  Dogs must have completed a Novice class, earned a CD, or have approval from instructor.

Mary Davis 
I started dog training as a 4-H youth 40+ years ago and have had a lead in my hand and a dog by my side ever since. My performance event training, trialing, and titling includes obedience, rally, retriever hunt tests, and dock diving. I've also finished AKC conformation championships on several breeds including Chesapeake Bay Retriever, Pointer, Bernese Mountain Dog, and Australian Cattle Dog. My dogs have been featured in local theater and movie productions. My training philosophy:  "Never sacrifice the relationship for the ribbon."  Dogs are companions and members of our family first. The training and trialing adventures enhance their lives and mine, placing us in the company of amazing people and dogs.

SHORT COURSES

CGC Urban

AKC Urban CGC should be administered in a place where there are cars, streets to be crossed, noises, and distractions. This test is administered in the real world; it should not be simulated in a ring at a dog show.

The goal of AKC Urban CGC is to test the dog’s skills in an urban (city) setting.

Requirements:

To earn the AKC Urban CGC (CGCU) title, dogs must meet the following two requirements:

1. Must already have a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) certificate or title on record at AKC. While the CGC and CGCU may be tested on the same day, the dog owner should request the CGC first. After receiving the CGC certificate, the CGCU can be applied for.

2. Must have an AKC number of one of 3 types (AKC registration number, PAL number, or AKC Canine Partners number). All dogs, including mixed breeds, can get an AKC number. The reason for the AKC number requirement is that this is how we create titles at AKC; we attach the titles to the dog’s number. Read more information on getting an AKC number.

Christel Powell
I started with my Gordon Setter Toby in Puppy Elementary 12 years ago and have been here ever since. He was my first performance dog and we have enjoyed the process of learning and expanding our abilities. We have titled in Obedience, Rally and Agility in several different venues. I was privileged to co-own his dam Star who is in the Gordon Setter Hall of Fame for her titles in Beauty (Conformation), Brains (Obedience) and Bird Sense (Hunting). I'm currently working with a younger Gordon who has helped me learn to deal with an insecure dog and fine tune skills to help her become more confident. She loves clicker training and shaping which has opened the door to an entire new level of training.

Novice/Intermediate Rally Trial Prep
During each night of class you will run two full courses.  Courses can either be run as Novice or Intermediate depending on which signs you choose to perform.  It's a rally choose-your-own-adventure!  Teams will be on leash at all times, and should know the Novice rally signs, though instruction will be given when needed.  Prerequisite: Sub-Novice.

Jenna Zeidler
I
started in dog sports as a 4-Her when I was 11 years old, competing in obedience and showmanship with a Rat Terrier and a Doberman.  Since that time, I and a variety of dogs have earned titles in AKC and CDSP Obedience, AKC and WCRL Rally, AKC and UKI Agility, NACSW and AKC Scent sports, and WCFO and RFE Freestyle.  My training style is fun, based on positive reinforcement, shaping and respect for the emotional well being of all the humans and dogs involved.  Major influences on my training have come from Bob Bailey, Denise Fenzi, Susan Garrett, Amy Cook and Lucy Newton.

Scent Work Intro to Elements
Building on the games from the Intro to Scent Work class, this class introduces interior, exterior, container, vehicle and buried searches in a simple and fun way that isn't overwhelming to dogs or their people.Prerequisite: Intro to Scent Work class

Jenna Zeidler
I started in dog sports as a 4-Her when I was 11 years old, competing in obedience and showmanship with a Rat Terrier and a Doberman.  Since that time, I and a variety of dogs have earned titles in AKC and CDSP Obedience, AKC and WCRL Rally, AKC and UKI Agility, NACSW and AKC Scent sports, and WCFO and RFE Freestyle.  My training style is fun, based on positive reinforcement, shaping and respect for the emotional well being of all the humans and dogs involved.  Major influences on my training have come from Bob Bailey, Denise Fenzi, Susan Garrett, Amy Cook and Lucy Newton.

AGILITY CLASSES

Agility Prep      

                                           

Tracy Jobe

Susan Anderson

Sherry Cole

Agility 2                        

Suzi Johnson

Cindy Scheidemantel

Agility 4

Laurie Lobdell

Chris Mayer

Competition Agility A

Chris Mayer

Competition Agility B

Chris Mayer

Susan Anderson

CONFORMATION CLASSES

Conformation

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(Schedule updated June 7, 2018)