Member Classes

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Rally Obedience

In Rally Obedience the canine team moves at their own pace, very similar to rally-style auto racing, on a course which includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level.  Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience.  Communication between the handler and dog team are encouraged and a perfect heel position is not required, but there should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler.  There are three levels of competition: Novice, Advanced and Excellent.  Rally courses are set up for handler/dog teams to practice.  An instructor will explain unfamiliar stations to participants.  The course is designed as a “drop-in” style course rather than as a fixed week session.

What is Members’ Obedience Class?

Members participate in obedience classes for continuing education/practice of dog obedience.  Many members compete in AKC obedience trials, the objective of which is to recognize dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places and in the presence of other dogs in a manner that will reflect credit on the sport of obedience at all times and under all conditions.  Handlers and dogs follow specified routines in the obedience ring that emphasize the dog as a useful companion.  Since the performance must be accurate and correct, practice is critical.  Members share knowledge gained through competition, workshops and seminars, books and other publications, and experience.  The AKC exercises used for Beginner Novice, Novice, Graduate Novice and Open are regularly reviewed during practice sessions.  For eg., heeling, recalls, sits and downs, stand for exam, fronts and finishes, etc.

      • Tuesday night beginning at 5:30 p.m.
        5:30 - 6:30 p.m. - Rally
        6:45 - 7:00 p.m. - Group sits & downs
        7:00 - 7:45 p.m. - Beginner Obedience
        7:45 - 8:00 p.m. - Group sits & downs
        8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Advanced Obedience
      • Friday night beginning at 7:00 p.m.
        7:00 - 8:00 p.m. - Beginner Obedience
        8:00 - 9:00 p.m. - Advanced Obedience
      • The instructor varies on Tuesday and Friday or it may be a self-taught format.
      • Saturday afternoon is open practice and is a self-taught format.
        12:00 - 3:00 p.m.

 

Members' Agility Class

Members participate in agility classes for continuing education/practice of dog agility.  Many members compete in agility trials.  It is an athletic event that requires conditioning, concentration, training and teamwork. Dog and handlers negotiate an obstacle course racing against the clock.  CCTC owns all the agility obstacles required for an AKC trial and some of the obstacles required for other venues.  Members are able to practice on this equipment.  Obstacles include various jumps, A-frame, dog walk, teeter, table, tire, closed and open tunnels, and weave poles.  Members set up courses to practice, or concentrate on specific exercises or components.  Members share knowledge gained through competition, workshops and seminars, books and other publications, and experience.

  • Sundays - all day except when a special event is scheduled
  • Thursdays - 5:00 - 6:15 p.m.
  • Open for agility practice for members only
  • No formalized instruction; members are welcome to participate and self-teach