Obedience 4 Week Speciality Classes

These 4 week advanced classes are designed to get you on the road to classes beyond Novice. Furthermore, they are great classes for advanced teams that want to review foundation exercises. The classes focus on the special skills needed to successfully compete in all venues including Agility, Rally Advanced and Excellent, and or Obedience Open and Utility. See the classes listed below for descriptions and dates.

Show N Go

Reliant Dog Show Special

This will be a fast moving opportunity to get ready for the BIG DOG SHOW

Let me teach you how to get the most out of your practice time.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week.

Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Show N Go
Wednesday Jun 21st @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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Open Class Basics

open-basicWant success in the Open ring? Have you been procrastinating working on foundation Open skills. Foundation exercises and focus are what you and your dog need to successfully compete in Open Obedience. This class teach you and your dog the foundation skills required for each exercise in the Open Obedience Class. Furthermore, advanced teams that work periodically work on foundation skills find those little holes that cost you points and Q’s. You will learn how to put the skills together to make each Open exercise. In addition, you will be taught how and when to use and incorporate games in your training and showing. These games are designed to improve your dog’s focus and attention on you and to keep your dog motivated and focused. Students should have access to all equipment used in Open Obedience class, a training log, toys and treats.

 

Goals of class –

*Skills needed for each Open exercise

*Games to improve and build focus and motivate your dog

*How to chain skills together to make each individual Open exercise

Prerequisite: Rally/Beg Nov class. NOTE: Dog’s with former obedience experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Open Class Basics
Wednesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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Utility Class Basics

rip go outUtility is the most advanced of the AKC Obedience classes and also can be the most challenging. Because of the demands placed on the dog, Utility Obedience is the most NQ’ed clas of the AKC Obedience Classes. Proper foundation of the exercises is the best way to ensure success when showing Utility. During the 4 weeks you will learn how to put the individual skills together to make a complete Utility exercise and how to incorporate games into your training and showing that will keep your dog motivated, attentive, and focused on you. Foundation work for advanced teams is pivotal for continued successful Utility showing. Students should have access to all equipment used in Utility Obedience class, a training log, toys and treats.

Goals of class –

• Skills needed for each Utility exercise

• Games to improve and build focus and motivate your dog

• How to chain the skills together to make the individual Utility exercises

Prerequisite: Rally/Beg Nov class. NOTE: Dog’s with former obedience experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Utility Class Basics
Wednesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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Proofing

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Proofing is the BEST way to get you and your dog on the road to successful showing!

Once your dog know an exercise can he complete it to your criteria if someone offered him steak? How about the kid with the hot dog standing next to the ring? Consistent, fair, and resourceful proofing helps your dog understand that he must perform any exercise or skill to your specifications regardless of the distractions or the conditions. Furthermore, through proper proofing, your dog will become more confident and focused on you regardless of the situation or distraction. Once your dog is confident and understands a game, skill, or exercise, appropriate proofing will test his perception of your instructions. Proofing also helps you to recreate inappropriate ring responses that you can change and correct.
 

Goals of class –
*Teach your dog to maintain attention and focus on you regardless of the distraction

*Teach you how to determine if the distractions are too much or too little for your dog

*Teach you games to help your dog work through distractions and become more confident

* Proofing – what?/why?/how?

Prerequisite: Rally/Beg Nov class. NOTE: Dog’s with former obedience experience may request an evaluation to place out of the prerequisite class.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Proofing

Proofing Class

Wednesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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Open Ring Prep Class

broadjumpOpen, Open, Open. This class puts all the Open Obedience Exercises together from walking into the ring to looking for things in the ring that can distract your dog. Furthermore, you will learn how to go from one exercise to another with you dog’s attention and focus on you, begin to proof your dog to create a a confident dog, and improve your dog’s attention and focus on you. By the end of 4 weeks, you will know how to successfully enter and show in an Open obedience class. Students should have access to all equipment used in Open Obedience class, a training log, toys and treats.

 

Goals of class –
Handling – What you need to do
-Go from crate to gate and beyond
-Proofing
-What happens in the ring … rules, etc

Prerequisite: Knowledge and understanding of Open Obedience exercises.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Open Ring Prep Class

Wednesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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Utility Ring Prep Class

utilitychubbs_m-206x300The Utility Obedience Class is a set complicated and challenging exercises. This class will teach the students how to successfully enter and show in the Utility class, improve their understanding of the best ways to move around the ring with their dog, know how to properly proof their dog to develop a confident dog and improve their dog’s attention and focus, and look for pitfalls that might occur while they are showing. Students should have access to all equipment used in the Utility Obedience class, a training log, toys and treats.

Goals of class –

• Handling – What you need to do

• From crate to gate and beyond

• Proper sequencing of skills to exercises

• Proofing

• What happens in the ring … rules, etc

Prerequisite: Knowledge and understanding of Utility Obedience exercises.

Repeating this class for review and to continue learning is advised.

Class costs $90 and will run for 4 weeks for one hour each week. Register online or call with questions: (713) 849-9115

Utility Ring Prep Class

Wednesday TBA @ 8:15 p.m. Instructor Debby Quigley

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