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January, 2022

Saturday
1
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.
Thursday
6
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
8
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
9
Charleston Dog Training Club
12:00 PM
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This class will be structured to introduce competition obedience to teams that have a desire to show in the AKC obedience ring.
Monday
10
Charleston Dog Training Center as well as some off campus training
7:00 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
10
Charleston Dog Training Center
8:00 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 and Obedience.

These classes are FUN and will help you and your puppy grow in confidence and your relationship.
Tuesday
11
Charleston Dog Training CLub
2:00 PM
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Improve your current skills or learn to handle your dog for the breed ring.
Tuesday
11
Charleston Dog Training Center
7:00 PM
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This 3-week class is a perfect way to spend an evening with your dog. Bob & Joker will guide you through a series of tricks that your dog will love. This is a beginner friendly class. This is also a way to get your dog ready for therapy work.
Tuesday
11
Charleston Dog Training Center
8:00 PM
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Get ready for you and your dog to take The AKC CGC test with this 7 week class.
If this is your first class that you will be taking with your dog then we 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.
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.
Wednesday
12
The Charleston Dog Training Club
7:00 PM
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Rally is all about teamwork. You and your dog navigate a course together, side-by-side, at a brisk pace. Your team will through a course with signs where you perform different exercises. The courses are designed by the Rally judge (10-20 signs per course, depending on the class level) that include various turns and commands such as sit, down, stay, etc.
Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is to be encouraged and not penalized. While touching isn’t allowed, you can use verbal commands, clap your hands, pat your legs and use hand signals to praise and encourage your dog. This is a great beginners sport.
Wednesday
12
The Charleston Dog Training Club
8:00 PM
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Come practice on a course set up for Levels Advanced - Masters.
Thursday
13
Charleston Dog Training CLub
10:00 AM
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Starter basic obedience skills and manners for puppies 4 months to 10 months.
Thursday
13
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
13
Charleston Dog Training Center
7:00 PM
Thursday
13
Charleston Dog Training Club
8:00 PM
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If you have a dog under 10 months please consider registering for our Puppy Beginnings or AKC STAR Puppy Class first.
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 Class & sport performance classes.
Some highlights of the course include, how to stop my dog from doing that, Game Play in Training & 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.
Friday
14
Charleston Dog Training Club
10:00 AM
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This class is the foundation to competiteve obedience. All students planning to compete for titles in Obedience and Rally should start here.
Friday
14
Charleston Dog Training Center
11:00 AM
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Get ready to take The AKC CGC test with this 7 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.
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.
Friday
14
Charleston Dog Training Center
12:00 PM
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This class will help you learn how to communicate with your puppy in a positive way. We‘ll help you start a potty training schedule, crate training & manners, have socialization puppy play time and more.
Friday
14
Charleston Dog Training Center
6:00 PM
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The purpose for this class is to have a great experience with your dog and prepare you for an intro to agility class if you choose to continue on with this great sport.
Friday
14
Charleston Dog Training CLub
7:00 PM
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Starter basic obedience skills and manners for puppies 4 months to 10 months.
Saturday
15
Charleston Dog Training Club
11:00 AM
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In this competition obedience class, we will look at breaking down each exercise from Novice through Utility into separate skills, we will refine those skills and then sequence them to form the complete exercise.
Saturday
15
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
16
Charleston Dog Training Club
12:00 PM
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This class will be structured to introduce competition obedience to teams that have a desire to show in the AKC obedience ring.
Sunday
16
1st class is at the Charleston Dog Training Club facility
2nd-7th classes will be held in Downt
2:00 PM
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Do you have your CGC title and now you are looking for more ways to develop your dogs good manners? In this class you‘ll practice the skills needed for AKC Community Canine which is the Advanced level of the Canine Good Citizen. You will also practice the skills needed for Urban Canine Good Citizen.
Tuesday
18
Charleston Dog Training CLub
2:00 PM
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Improve your current skills or learn to handle your dog for the breed ring.
Thursday
20
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
22
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
23
Charleston Dog Training Club
12:00 PM
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This class will be structured to introduce competition obedience to teams that have a desire to show in the AKC obedience ring.
Tuesday
25
Charleston Dog Training CLub
2:00 PM
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Improve your current skills or learn to handle your dog for the breed ring.
Thursday
27
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
29
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
30
Charleston Dog Training Club
12:00 PM
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This class will be structured to introduce competition obedience to teams that have a desire to show in the AKC obedience ring.
Sunday
30
Charleston Dog Training Center
4:30 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
30
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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.