Public Classes

CCTC offers dog training classes to the public for Puppy Pre-School, Beginner Obedience, Advanced Beginner Obedience, Beginner Agility and Beginner Agility Level 2.
View all Public Classes on our Calendar...

Member-Only Classes

More advanced training or specialized training is offered to members only.  Some of these classes are instructor-lead and some are held without an instructor. Read more about Member Classes here...  Non-members may drop-in to Member-Only classes by paying a $10 fee per class. Read more about Drop-In Classes....

* Class Price Discounts

CCTC offers a $10 off class price discount for rescues with proof of adoption from a valid rescue group, breeder’s coupon, or discount certificate from a previous course. Applies to courses labeled with a *.

Puppy Pre-School $79 thru March 31 / April 1, 2018 price is $100*

7-week course for 1 hour per week
To register or for questions, please email or complete the form on our Contact page...

Puppy Pre-School is designed for puppies eight-weeks to six months of age.  Socialization to people and other puppies is the primary objective.  Topics covered during the session include:

  • Housebreaking
  • Biting
  • Jumping
  • Crate training
  • Grooming
  • Problem prevention

Handlers learn how to teach puppies to walk on a leash, sit, lie down, stand and come when called.  Practice in class is supervised and daily practice is strongly encouraged.  Family members are invited to attend classes.  All puppies must have proof of immunization.

First Class

The first Puppy Pre-School class is orientation WITHOUT PUPPIES.  Bring payment and dog vaccination records with you, but leave your dog at home.

Schedule of Puppy Classes

*Saturday (1 hr. class for 7 weeks)
Session I: January 13 - February 24
9:00-10:00 a.m., Instructor: Dave Taylor
10:30-11:30 a.m., Instructor: Dinah Becker

Session II: March 17 - April 28
9:00-10:00 a.m., Instructor: Kathy Mayes
10:30-11:30 a.m., Instructor: Michelle Gomez

Session III: June 30 - August 11
9:00-10:00 a.m., Instructor:
10:30-11:30 a.m., Instructor:

Session IV: September 15 - October 27
9:00-10:00 a.m., Instructor:
10:30-11:30 a.m., Instructor:

Session V: November 10 - December 22
9:00-10:00 a.m., Instructor: Kathy Mayes
10:30-11:30 a.m., Instructor:

 

*Wednesday (1 hr. class for 7 weeks)
Session I: May 9 - June 20
5:30-6:30 p.m., Instructor: Kathleen Stevens

Session II: August 15 - September 26
5:30-6:30 p.m., Instructor: Kathleen Stevens

Session III: October 17 - November 28
5:30-6:30 p.m., Instructor:

 


Beginner Obedience $79 thru March 31 / April 1, 2018 price is $100*

8-week course, 1 hour per week
To register or for questions, please email  or complete the form on our Contact page...

Beginner Obedience is designed for dogs six months and older.  The eight-week session provides information, principles and skills regarding basic dog obedience.  The exercises taught include:

  • Walking on a loose lead
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Stay
  • Come

These exercises follow the AKC format and provide a suitable foundation for obedience competition titles but the training method is applicable for those who desire a mannerly family pet.

A single handler, age 12 or older, must handle the dog throughout the training and should plan to invest 10 - 15 minutes daily in practice.  Dogs must have proof of up-to-date immunization.

First Class

The first Beginner Obedience class is orientation WITHOUT DOGS.  Bring payment and dog vaccination records with you, but leave your dog at home.

Schedule of Beginner Obedience Classes

*Monday (1 hr. class for 8 weeks)
Session I: January 8 - February 26
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor: Ule James  (FULL)
8:15-9:15 p.m., Instructor: Ule James

Session II: March 12 - April 30
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor:
8:15-9:15 p.m., Instructor: Tomi Patrick

Session III: May 7 - July 2 (No class May 28)
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor: Toni Aden
8:15-9:15 p.m., Instructor:

Session IV: July 9 - August 27
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor: Mary-Lou Flowers
8:15-9:15 p.m., Instructor:

Session V: September 10 - October 29
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor:
8:15-9:15 p.m., Instructor:

 

*Wednesday (1 hr. class for 8 weeks)
Session I: January 10 - February 28
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor: Pam Thornburg  (FULL)

Session II: March 14 - May 2
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor:

Session III: May 9 - June 27
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor:

Session IV: July 11 - August 29
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor: Mary BonDurant

Session V: September 5 - October 24
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor:

Session VI: November 7 - December 19 (7-week course)
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor:

 

*Friday (1 hr. class for 8 weeks)


Advanced Beginner Obedience $100*

7-week course, 1 hour per week
Advanced Beginner Obedience class enrollment is limited to 8 students per session.
To register or for questions, please email  or complete the form on our Contact page...

Dog must have completed Beginner Obedience Course
The objective of this seven-week course is to familiarize students with the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test and Beginner Novice Obedience exercises and prepare the handler/dog team to participate in both.  Exercises will build on the skills learned in the Beginner Obedience course, which is a pre-requisite to the Advanced Beginner course, by adding distractions, different locations, and extending the length of time.  Students will practice variations of the CGC and BN exercises.  All of this will make the dog a reliable performer when given a cue and make the dog comfortable in different situations.

For the first class, bring payment, dog vaccination records and your dog.

*Monday (1 hr. class for 7 weeks)
Session I: November 5 - December 17
7:00-8:00 p.m., Instructor: Kathleen Stevens


Beginner Agility – Level 1 $79 thru March 31 / April 1, 2018 price is $110

8-week course, 1 hour per week
Agility class enrollment is limited to 8 students per session.
To register or for questions, please email  or complete the form on our Contact page...

Dog must have completed Beginner Obedience Course and be at least 1 year old.
During the eight-week agility session dogs are safely introduced to all agility obstacles: jumps, tire, tunnel, collapsed tunnel, A-frame, teeter, dog walk, weave poles, arched hoops, barrels, and table.  Dogs must have reliable stay and recall cues since teams will frequently be working off-leash.

For the first class, bring payment, dog vaccination records and your dog. Dogs should have a flat buckle or snap collar and leash no longer than 6 ft.


Advanced Beginner Agility - Level 2 $79 thru March 31 / April 1, 2018 price is $110

8-week course, 1 hour per week
Agility class enrollment is limited to 8 students per session.
To register or for questions, please email  or complete the form on our Contact page...

Dog must have completed Beginner Agility – Level 1 Course.
This eight-week session focuses on fundamental handling skills.  Additionally, dogs will learn to perform at full height on obstacles.

For the first class, bring payment, dog vaccination records and your dog. Dogs should have a flat buckle or snap collar and leash no longer than 6 ft.


What is Dog Agility?

Dog agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off-leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.

In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. The surface may be of grass, dirt, rubber, or special matting. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order in which they must be completed.

Courses are complicated enough that a dog could not complete them correctly without human direction. In competition, the handler must assess the course, decide on handling strategies, and direct the dog through the course, with precision and speed equally important. Many strategies exist to compensate for the inherent difference in human and dog speeds and the strengths and weaknesses of the various dogs and handlers.

To register for agility classes, email .

Schedule of Agility Classes

*Thursday
Determination of Level 1 or 2 will be based upon need.
Times offered 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. and 
7:45 - 8:45 p.m. each session
A 5:15 - 6:15 p.m. class may be added if necessary.

Session I: January 4 - February 22 March 1  *January 11 cancelled due to weather (1 week added to the course)
6:30-7:30 p.m., Instructor: Jennifer Seul
7:45-8:45 p.m., Instructor: Jennifer Seul

Session II: March 8 - April 26
6:30-7:30 p.m., Instructor: Linda Hinsman & Kathleen Stevens
7:45-8:45 p.m., Instructor: Linda Hinsman & Kathleen Stevens

Session III: May 3 - June 28 (no class May 10)
6:30-7:30 p.m., Instructor:
7:45-8:45 p.m., Instructor:

Session IV: July 12 - August 30
6:30-7:30 p.m., Instructor: Marilyn Steward & Tomi Patrick
7:45-8:45 p.m., Instructor: Marilyn Steward & Tomi Patrick

Session V: September 6 - November 1 (no class October 11)
6:30-7:30 p.m., Instructor: Tomi Patrick & Shari Goodfield
7:45-8:45 p.m., Instructor: Tomi Patrick & Shari Goodfield

Session VI: November 8 - December 27 (7-week course)
6:30-7:30 p.m., Instructor:
7:45-8:45 p.m., Instructor:

 


Non-Member Drop-in to Member Classes $10 per class

Non-members may drop-in to Member-Only classes by paying a $10 fee per class. Tuesday  Rally and Obedience Classes and Friday Obedience Class are regularly held except for weather or building conflicts.  Sunday Agility Practice and Saturday Obedience Practice are only held when there are interested members to open the building.  Please check the calendar AND to confirm that the building will be open. Member participation in these classes / practices is free.

Why do people drop in?

  • Want to experience classes while considering membership
  • Want to experience a class before making a commitment to register
  • Friend of a member
  • Choose not to be a member
  • When regular training location is unavailable
  • Prepping for special events, for socialization, for different locations / experiences
  • Visiting from out of town