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September, 2021

Saturday
4
Charleston Dog Training CLub
1:00 PM
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Improve your current skills or learn to handle your dog for the breed ring.
Tuesday
7
The Charleston Dog Training Club
8:00 PM
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Come practice on a course set up for Levels Advanced - Masters.
Saturday
11
Charleston Dog Training Center
9:00 AM
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Come work among others who want to practice and proof their dogs basic obedient skills in a fun active environment with many distractions. Each class you will be working on the following skills.
1. Walking in heal position with sits, downs, & change of directions
2. Stays
3. Standing for exams
4. Coming when called
5. Accepting a friendly stranger

This is a drop in class, but registration with payment is required. Classes will be limited to 8 teams.

Dogs should know the basic skills, but just need a place to practice with distractions and receive helpful critique.

Tuesday
14
The Charleston Dog Training Club
8:00 PM
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Come practice on a course set up for Levels Advanced - Masters.
Wednesday
15
Charleston Dog Training Center
8:00 PM
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Get ready to take The AKC CGC test with this 6 week class.
If this is your first class that you will be taking with your dog then I highly recommend you start with the AKC STAR Puppy class if your dog is under 10 months or The Basic Training Class if your dog is over 10 months.
The class teaches the 10 skills needed to pass the CGC test.. It is open to all dogs – purebred and mixed breeds. Having a CGC may be an advantage when renting a residence or obtaining homeowner insurance. It may be required prior to registering as a therapy dog. The class is taught by an AKC CGC evaluator. 6 weeks, $120.
Canine Good Citizen test is a nationally recognized program that instills a sense of responsibility and good manners in dogs and owners alike. The heart of the CGC program is the 10-step CGC test. CGC The test consists of the following practical exercises:
1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Walking on a loose leash
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and down on command and staying in place
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to another dog
9. Reacting (or not reacting) to a distraction
10. Supervised separation.
Saturday
18
Charleston Dog Training Center
9:00 AM
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Come work among others who want to practice and proof their dogs basic obedient skills in a fun active environment with many distractions. Each class you will be working on the following skills.
1. Walking in heal position with sits, downs, & change of directions
2. Stays
3. Standing for exams
4. Coming when called
5. Accepting a friendly stranger

This is a drop in class, but registration with payment is required. Classes will be limited to 8 teams.

Dogs should know the basic skills, but just need a place to practice with distractions and receive helpful critique.

Saturday
18
Charleston Dog Training CLub
1:00 PM
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Improve your current skills or learn to handle your dog for the breed ring.
Sunday
19
Charleston Dog Training Center
3:00 PM
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Come have a dog playdate with all your friends at the club. Your dog must be either a current student of our AKC STAR Puppy class or have completed and passed the program.
A release of liability is required to be signed at the facility.

Keep your dog socialized. Unfortunately, after the intensive period of early socialization (Puppy Class) period many owners slack off. They see that their hard work has paid off and that their puppy is friendly and sociable in every situation they find themselves in. What they don‘t realize is that dogs naturally become more shy and standoffish as they get older. Adolescent and adult dogs develop fears and phobias to stimuli that they aren‘t continually exposed to. Keeping your dog well-socialized to other dogs is not so easy, and often this area of their socialization deteriorates the most rapidly.


Socialization & Enrichment is:
* An ongoing process, not a single object or event
* Only enriching if the animal chooses to interact with it or is affected positively by it
*Improving the quality of life for the dogs
*Helping the dog present themselves better when exposed to new situations
*Incorporates a combination of sensory, physical, environmental, cognitive, and social activities.
*Variety is the key to successful enrichment & socialization in order to keep things interesting. Modest but pleasant changes in the dog‘s environment help prevent dogs from becoming at-risk behaviorally.

Facility will be set up with a combination of sensory, physical, environmental, cognitive and social
activities.
Sunday
19
Charleston Dog Training Center
4:00 PM
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Come have a dog playdate with all your friends at the club. Your dog must be either a current student of our AKC STAR Puppy class or have completed and passed the program.
A release of liability is required to be signed at the facility.

Keep your dog socialized. Unfortunately, after the intensive period of early socialization (Puppy Class) period many owners slack off. They see that their hard work has paid off and that their puppy is friendly and sociable in every situation they find themselves in. What they don‘t realize is that dogs naturally become more shy and standoffish as they get older. Adolescent and adult dogs develop fears and phobias to stimuli that they aren‘t continually exposed to. Keeping your dog well-socialized to other dogs is not so easy, and often this area of their socialization deteriorates the most rapidly.


Socialization & Enrichment is:
* An ongoing process, not a single object or event
* Only enriching if the animal chooses to interact with it or is affected positively by it
*Improving the quality of life for the dogs
*Helping the dog present themselves better when exposed to new situations
*Incorporates a combination of sensory, physical, environmental, cognitive, and social activities.
*Variety is the key to successful enrichment & socialization in order to keep things interesting. Modest but pleasant changes in the dog‘s environment help prevent dogs from becoming at-risk behaviorally.

Facility will be set up with a combination of sensory, physical, environmental, cognitive and social
activities.
Tuesday
21
The Charleston Dog Training Club
8:00 PM
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Come practice on a course set up for Levels Advanced - Masters.
Thursday
23
Charleston Dog Training Center
12:00 PM
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This drop in class is designed to help you get more focus into your heeling and more reliable sits & stays. It will keep you moving and working your dog throughout the hour with useful instruction and methods to motivate your dogs in a positive way.
Saturday
25
Charleston Dog Training Center
9:00 AM
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Come work among others who want to practice and proof their dogs basic obedient skills in a fun active environment with many distractions. Each class you will be working on the following skills.
1. Walking in heal position with sits, downs, & change of directions
2. Stays
3. Standing for exams
4. Coming when called
5. Accepting a friendly stranger

This is a drop in class, but registration with payment is required. Classes will be limited to 8 teams.

Dogs should know the basic skills, but just need a place to practice with distractions and receive helpful critique.

Saturday
25
Charleston Dog Training Center
10:00 AM
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Get your AKC titles today. Evaluators will be on hand to do testing for you and your dog to earn a multiple of titles.
$10 for testing. If you were in our CGC class there is no charge for your first test.
Saturday
25
Charleston Dog Training CLub
1:00 PM
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Improve your current skills or learn to handle your dog for the breed ring.
Sunday
26
Charleston Dog Training Center as well as some off campus training
1:00 PM
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This class is designed to prepare handlers and their dogs for visits to
institutions, facilities, and any other place where Therapy Dogs are needed.
The primary objective of the Therapy Dog is to provide comfort and
companionship in a way that promotes healing and improves the quality of
life for the people being visited and the staff who care for these people.
So what’s the difference between Therapy Dogs vs. Emotional Support
Animals? First, a Therapy Dog can help multiple people, sometimes even at
the same time! An emotional support animal (as well as a Service Dog), is
dedicated to helping one person all of the time. Another important difference
between therapy dogs and ESA’s is how the law recognizes them. ESA owners
get special protections that allow them to have their animals on airplanes
and in rental units; these laws do not cover therapy dogs. Therapy dogs may
only go into facilities where they are invited.
If your dog is at least one-year-old and has some basic training (sit, stay,
come, walk on a loose leash at least most of the time), this may be the class
for you! We can teach you to work as a team with your dog. A Therapy Dog
must have an outstanding temperament. This means that the dog should be
outgoing and friendly to all people, tolerant of other dogs and non-aggressive
toward other pets.
If your dog has these qualities and you are interested in getting started,
please register for this class. Our ultimate goal is to create teams to visit
facilities together. It’s a great way to build a strong relationship with your
dog, meet like-minded people and help address a real need in our
community.
Monday
27
Charleston Dog Training Club
7:00 PM
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If you have a dog under 10 months please consider going into the AKC STAR Puppy Class prior to Handler Training.
This class will focus on building a great relationship with your dog through clear training and fun. It will also better prepare you to go onto the CGC Prep Class & Skills & Sport/performance classes.
Some highlights of the course includes the Rewards Preference Test, How to Stop My Dog From doing That, Game Play in Training, Zen Bowls & Clear Cues.

There will be homework assigned each week with reinforced instruction and practice in the weekly visit to the Training Center. From this class you can go on to participate in any number or dog related activities associated with dog sports or hobbies.
Monday
27
Charleston Dog Training Club
8:00 PM
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Starter behavior & socialization skills for puppies 10 weeks to 10 months.

Such an exciting time having a new puppy come into your lives. It is very important to start them on a good path with health and wellness. An important part of that is their mental training and socialization. We are going to be training you and your puppy on a variety of new skills and behaviors.

Relaxation, Stations, Stay, Down, Socialization, Grooming, Vet Visits, Impulse control. Loose Leash Walking, and play will all be on the agenda.

Week 6 you and your puppy will take an exam given by your instructor who is an AKC evaluator.

We also encourage you to attend as many of the socialization events we offer during your 6-week training class and beyond. These events are designed for you and your puppy to experience a variety of safe and new stuff. We have wobble boards, tunnels, obstacles to climb on and go under, station for nose work and more.

AKC STAR Puppy Exam Requirements
Maintains puppy‘s health (vaccines, exams, appears healthy)
Owner receives Responsible Dog Owner‘s Pledge
Owner describes adequate daily play and exercise plan
Owner and puppy attend at least 6 classes by an AKC Approved CGC Evaluator
Owner brings bags to classes for cleaning up after puppy
Owner has obtained some form of ID for puppy-collar tag, etc
Puppy is free of aggression towards people during at least 6 weeks of class
Puppy is free of aggression toward other puppies in class
Tolerates collar or body harness of owner‘s choice
Owner can hug or hold puppy
Puppy allows owner to take away a treat of toy
Allows (in any position)petting by a person other that the owner
Grooming-Allows owner handling and brief exam (ears, feet)
Walks on a leash-Follows owner on lead in a straight line
Walks by other people
Sits on command
Down on command
Comes when called
Comfortable with Distracting noises and objects
Stays on a leash with another person.
Tuesday
28
Charleston Dog Training Center
7:00 PM
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This class is available to our Puppy Graduates and dogs that have participated in a basic training or CGC class.
Each week you will be introduced to a new Sport or Activity.
Agility, Rally, Scent, Tricks, Treiball/herding, Obedience

These classes are FUN and will help you and your puppy grow in confidence and your relationship.
Tuesday
28
Charleston Dog Training Center
8:00 PM
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If you have a dog under 10 months please consider going into the AKC STAR Puppy Class prior to Handler Training. This class will focus on building a great relationship with your dog through clear training and fun. It will also better prepare you to go onto the CGC Prep Class & Skills & Sport/performance classes. Some highlights of the course includes the Rewards Preference Test, How to Stop My Dog From doing That, Game Play in Training, Zen Bowls & Clear Cues. There will be homework assigned each week with reinforced instruction and practice in the weekly visit to the Training Center. From this class you can go on to participate in any number or dog related activities associated with dog sports or hobbies.
Wednesday
29
Azalea Park Summerville SC. We will meet at the Tennis Court Parking lot
6:30 PM
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Starter behavior & socialization skills for puppies 10 weeks to 10 months.

Join in the CDTC‘s first ever PUPPY PARKOUR CLASS that will be held at the beautiful Azalea Park in Summerville.

We will use the environment and all that it offers to build confidence, calm, and all the behaviors that an AKC STAR Puppy requires. You will build a great relationship with your puppy with all the fun experiences and learning they will do during the six week class.

We would like for you to to have a body harness and a martingale collar for this class & a 6‘ leash.

Shot records can be sent to the instructor.


Week 6 you and your puppy will take an exam given by your instructor who is an AKC evaluator.
Thursday
30
Charleston Dog Training Center
12:00 PM
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This drop in class is designed to help you get more focus into your heeling and more reliable sits & stays. It will keep you moving and working your dog throughout the hour with useful instruction and methods to motivate your dogs in a positive way.
Thursday
30
The Charleston Dog Training Club
8:00 PM
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Come practice on a course set up for multiple levels. Preregistration is required for each drop in class. We will be limiting the drop in to 7 people each week