GADC

Greenville Area Dog Club

 

 

 

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WE ARE LOCATED AT

803 MARTIN ST. GREENVILLE OH

Next to Dairy King

           Our Summer Session will run from 5/28/24 to 7/18/24

We will be offering limited classes during the Summer Session

For information on any of our classes please email us at: gadcclub@gmail.com

Please see below for classes offered day & time.  


CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

Introduction

Greenville Area Dog Club is a nonprofit organization offering classes to help you learn to train your dog. Your instructors are all members of the club who volunteer their time and talent because they love dogs and enjoy working with people. The instructors devote much time and planning in order to provide an efficient program for your enjoyment and benefit. All dogs are welcome to take classes.

The purpose of the club is to stimulate public interest in the training and control of dogs by offering obedience training at the community level and to foster friendship and the ideals of sportsmanship among all dog people. Our goal is to build public awareness and provide educational information about responsible dog ownership, while providing fun and exciting activities to all. We promote events of interest to owners of all breeds including mix breeds. We also encourage spay/neuter in an effort to cut down on the unwanted pet population. 

Aggressive Dog Policy:  If your dog lunges, growl, and barks in an aggressive manner towards people and other dogs, please seek out a professionally trained behaviorist. Greenville Area Dog Club instructors are experienced in training obedience, rally conformation, trick and agility.  Our instructors are not professionally trained behaviorists.  We would be glad to give you a list of resources to help you and your dog. 

A parent or guardian must be present for children ages 9-17 to train their dog. If it is the opinion of the class instructor or the Director of Training that the child is not capable of handling his/her dog in class, a parent or guardian will continue with the training of the dog for the remaining classes in that session. Please see the complete rules in the Training Rules and Regulations document under the members tab located at the top of each page. 

 

Puppy Class:  3 – 6 Months

Tuesday - May 28, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Senior Puppy Class:  6 – 12 Months or completed Puppy Class 

Wednesday - Starts May 29, 2024 at 6:30 PM 

Beginner Obedience Class:  1 year and up or completed Senior Puppy Class

Wednesday – Starts May 29, 2024 at 6:30 PM

Advanced Obedience Class:  Must have completed basic obedieance

Not being offered for the summer 2024 session

Rally Class - Beginner and Advanced:  Must have completed basic obedience

Thursday - Starts May 30, 2024 at 6:00 PM

Therapy Dog Class  – Must have completed basic obedience

 Not offered for the summer 2024 session

Trick Dog Class

Not offerd the Summer 2024 Session

Agility Classes – Must have completed beginner obedience

Thursday - Starts May 30, 2024 at 5:00 PM for Beginner

Thursday - Starts May30, 2024 at 6:00 PM for Intro

Thursday - Starts May 30, 2024 at 7:00 PM for Advance 

Information About Classes

Puppy Class

This is an 8-week basic obedience class designed especially for puppies from 3 months to 6 months of age. Our puppy class will teach you how to best communicate with your dog along with valuable information on all of your puppy-raising questions including housetraining, chewing and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called, sit, stand, controlled walking on a leash, drop it, leave it and wait. Our organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to experience new things and to socialize with other dogs. Free AKC STAR Puppy evaluation will be given at the end this class. For more information please email gadcclub@gmail.com or call/text Sherry at 937-423-4095

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

Senior Puppy Class

Senior Puppy class is for older pups 6 – 12 months of age or has completed the puppy class.  It covers the normal foundation training:  sit, down, stand, heeling, come and stays.  In addition to the foundation training, there will be expanded focus training.  Our instructors use positive focus training techniques and games that will help your dog bring their attention back to you in distracting environments.  As a result, your dog will have more confidence and the training will strengthen the bond between the two of you as you work together as a team. For more information email gadcclub@gmail.com or call/text Sherry at 937-423-4095

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course

Beginner Obedience Class

This class is offered to dogs at least 1 year of age or has completed the senior puppy class. In this 8-week Beginner Obedience class we teach you how to teach your dog the basic commands: Sit, stay, controlled walking on the leash, no pull, no jumping, leave it, wait, come when called, heel with about turns and U-turns and lots more. For more information email gadcclub@gmail.com or call/text Jeannie at 937-423-2115

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

 Advance Obedience Class - not offered the summer 2024 session

The requirements for taking this class are that you and your dog have successfully completed the Beginner Obedience class and are able to do all the basic commands taught in that class without much trouble.  The class is meant to be a stepping stone in your obedience experience with your dog by adding more training techniques to make you and your dog more skilled in obedience training. This class is fun as well as educational. Must have completed one Beginner Obedience class. 

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Evaluation

CGC Evaluations will be offered at the end of each training session.  There is no age limit for your dog to be tested.  Your dog must have an AKC ID number: Registration, PAL (Purebred Alternative Listing) or Canine Partners (For mixed-breed dogs) that you can apply for with your CGC. You do not have to attend the classes for your dog to be tested but doing so helps you and your dog pass the 10-skill test.

Canine Good Citizen evaluation fee of $15 will be due at the time of each evaluation. 

Therapy Dog Training and Certification - not offered summer 2024 session

Is your dog naturally calm, friendly and affectionate to strangers and other dogs? Are you interested in giving back to the community and sharing the love of your dog? If so, your dog may be a candidate to become a Therapy Dog through Therapy Dog International (TDI). In the 8-week class your dog will be temperament assessed and exposed to various environments. Beginner class is a prerequisite unless your dog can demonstrate the following:  All dogs must know how to heel on a loose lead, sit, stand, down, stay, come and leave it.  Our focus in this class is to prepare you and your dog to take the TDI test and pet therapy visits. Your dog must be at least 1 year old before testing.

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

(Therapy Dog evaluation fee of $25.00 due at the time of evaluation).

Rally Class - World Cynosport Rally and/or AKC Rally

Rally is the successful stepping stone to the world of obedience and agility. The 8-week Rally course offers both the dog and the handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. Rally requires teamwork between dog and handler along with performance skills similar to obedience. Must have completed one Beginner Obedience class. For more information email gadcclub@gmail.com or call/text Jeannie at  937-423-2115

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

Trick Dog Class - not offered the summer 2024 session

Here's an opportunity for you and your dog to bond and have some fun at the same time.  It's an 8-week course where you and your dog learn a variety of fun tricks and behaviors while also having a chance to earn an AKC Novice, Intermediate and/or Advanced Trick Dog Title. Who knows, you might become the life of the party! We suggest your dog complete one obedience class before taking trick dog. 

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

Agility Class - Intro

Our 8-week Intro to Agility course teaches your dog to crawl through tunnels, walk a plank, begin weave pole training and traverse a seesaw. Dogs will be working on leash and must have completed one Beginner Obedience course. For more information email gadcclub@gmail.com or call Charlotte at 937-459-9170

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

Agility Class - Beginner

Our 8-week Agility course teaches your dog to crawl through tunnels, walk a plank, weave through poles, traverse a seesaw and scale an A-frame. Your dog must be able to work off leash (Advanced Obedience Recommended) and must have completed one Intro to Agility Class. For more information email gadcclub@gmail.com or call Charlotte at 937-459-9170

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course 

Agility Class - Advance

Our 8 week advance class continues on what was taught in beginner.  In this class you will start learning handling techniques. For more information email gadcclub@gmail.com or call Charlotte at 937-459-9170

Class fee is $90.00 for the 8-week course

How to become a member

Greenville Area Dog Club welcomes new members to join our club as we work together to support responsible dog ownership. From Novice owners and pet lovers to experienced and accomplished show participants you will find a community feeling, a supportive group, positive atmosphere, and a place where you can help others.

Requirements

To become a member, you must complete one session and attend one club meeting. You must fill out and submit the membership application form to the Secretary along with the membership dues. At their next meeting the board will review your application. If approved, it will be voted on at the next membership meeting which you are required to attend.