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HCKOC is pleased to be offering the following classes starting March 2023.

Registrations will be posted Monday, January 16, 2023

Masks may be worn at all classes, but not mandatory at this time. 


The following classes will run for 7 weeks.


Note: If the Class you want is full or you are unsure which class is for you, Please contact us and we will suggest a possible similar class or an alternative


March 6 - April 17

6:00 pm - 7:00 - BEGINNER SCENT WORK CLASS - an introduction to nose work. Start dogs off with basic scent work training teaching the dog to find a scent, wintergreen essential oil and indicate to the owner that the scent has been found. Class is open to all ages of dogs and puppies. The dog learns self-control while building confidence doing what they love - sniffing. 

7:15 pm - 8:15 - NOVICE NOSE WORK CLASS - For dogs that have already had an introduction to nose work. Builds on the skills introduced in the beginner class. You will start to learn how to read your dog's alert better. We will work on understanding how odour behaves in different situations. You will start building a partnership with your dog, where your dog is the leader. We will discuss CKC and SDDA rules in case you want to begin competing in scent trials. But don't worry, your dog won't care if you don't want to compete, JUST FOR FUN is fine.

8:30 pm - 9:30 pm - ADVANCE NOSE WORK CLASS - For dogs that have taken 1 or 2 novice level classes and/or are currently trialing at Novice/Started level. Your dog should already be comfortable with searching both Wintergreen and Pine. We will be introducing Thyme and Anise, as well as, distractors like food and toys. We will work on building a strong partnership between you and your dog for greater success for both you and your dog. We will work on proofing and more complex hides. 


March 7 - April 18


6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - PUPPY KINDERGARTEN - is a good introductory class for young puppies using positive reinforcement training methods. This class will provide socialization to all kinds of experiences the world might offer. We will show you how to teach your puppy how to settle, basic manners and basic obedience, leash skills, safe ways to meet strangers and other dogs, as well as how important play is to help you bond with your dog. This class is for small breeds that are under 6 months and medium/large breeds under 5 months by the class start date. Children are welcome.

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm - CANINE LIFE SKILLS - This K9 101 class is a starter class for anyone who wants a well-mannered dog. If you are relatively new to dog ownership, have a new dog, or just want to have a better relationship with your dog, this is the class for you! You will learn how to teach your dog the ultimate basics such as self-control starting with settle and food manners, how to sit and down quietly,  to focus, to walk on a loose leash, to come when called, and so much more.  You will be provided with a number of tools to socialize your dog to the many things it will encounter on a regular basis such as grooming and handling, trips to the vet, dog parks, crates and rewards, and more importantly how to prevent problems before they become habits.


March 8 - April 24 (No Class March 22 and Last Class April 24)

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm - OPEN OBEDIENCE - For dogs already competing in CKC Obedience. Exercises for competing in CKC Open Obedience will be covered in this class. Pre-requisite is that you have a Novice title or are trialing at the Novice Level.

7:30 pm - 8:30 pm - NOVICE/INTERMEDIATE RALLY OBEDIENCE - an alternative form of obedience that emphasizes an upbeat relationship with your dog where praise is encouraged. Handler and dog learn to navigate through a course made up of various exercises. We use the CKC signs but these can be adapted to other organizations as well. Pre-requisite for this class is that dogs have graduated from a couple of obedience classes (beginner & novice) or Novice Rally class so that the dog has manners around other dogs, can focus on their handler, understands the heel position, and knows how to preform the commands (heel, sit, down, stand, stay, front, & finish)



March 9 - April 20

6:30 pm - 7:30 pm NOVICE/ADVANCE OBEDIENCE - For dogs who are competing or ready to compete in Novice CKC trials. The focus of this class is will proof and polish the exercises in your previous Novice class. This class focus will be team building to prepare you for CKC trialing.

7:45 pm - 8:45 pm - TREIBBALL SKILLS - Sometimes called urban herding this class will start with learning the foundation skills necessary to play or compete. It is a fun and challenging sport that combines some of the skills used in herding to herd the balls into a pen. The skills required helps to build great communication and teamwork between the owner and dog while having fun. 


March 4 - April 22 (No classes April 15)

 10:00 am - 11:00 am - MED/LARGE BREED BASIC OBEDIENCE - This class is a great starting point for any dog, whether the dog is a puppy or a senior. This class will help owners to teach their dog basic manners and basic obedience commands in a new social setting. These exercises include sit, down, stand, stay, come when called, and walk properly on a leash. When time allows, we play games too. As dog ownership isn't always easy, questions and problems may arise.  These instructors may offer assistance outside of class time.

11:15 am - 12:15 pm - NOVICE OBEDIENCE - Pre-requisiteFor dogs who have been in a puppy or beginner class perviously. The focus of this class is to improve on the skills gained from previous dog classes to make you and your dog a better team and to make your dog the best mannered dog he/she can be. The skills we have you work on are: sits, downs, stand, stay, proper heeling, and recalls (have your dog come to you when called). Each week we work on teaching you how to teach your dog so you will both be successful. These classes are a great way for you to get the experience needed if you want to enter an obedience trial, but don't worry, we know that many people don't have that aim but just want a well-behaved dog.

12:30 pm - 1:30 pm - SMALL DOG BASIC OBEDIENCE:  This upbeat, fun class for dogs 25 lbs or less will be low stress, with an emphasis on learning to communicate with your pet.  We will concentrate on recall, sit & down, go to mat, loose leash walking and other exercises to teach your dog self-control. We will focus on positive, force free training, with special tips and tricks for training small dogs. 



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