GADC

Greenville Area Dog Club

 

Greenville Area Dog Club





 

Spring Classes start in March 2021.

Registration begins Feb. 1, 2021
CLICK HERE TO REGISTER!

 

ORIENTATION FOR MARCH 9TH IS CANCELLED. THERE WILL BE A SHORT ORIENTATION THE NIGHT OF THE FIRST CLASS.

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.

Classes we offer

Puppy (12 weeks - 6 months).

Small Dog Beginner Obedience (6 months and Up).

Large Dog Beginner Obedience (6 months and Up).

Advanced Obedience (Completion of a Beginner Obedience Class Required).

Show Ring Ready (Completion of Advanced Obedience Required).

Therapy Dog/ Canine Good Citizen (CGC) (1 year old and Up) (Completion of a Beginner Obedience Class Required).

Rally Level 1 (Completion of a Beginner Obedience Class Required).

Rally level 2 & 3 (Completion of Rally Level 1 Class Required). 

Trick Dog (Completion of a Beginner Obedience Class Required).

Intro to Agility Level 1 (Completion of a Beginner Obedience Class Required).

Advanced Agility (Completion of Intro to Agility level 1 Class Required).

Information about Classes

Puppy Class

This is an 8-week basic obedience class designed especially for puppies between 12 and 20 weeks 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 given in this class.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

Beginner Obedience Class

  Obedience classes teach your dog to be obedient. The obedience class teaches you and your dog to sit, stay, come when called, heel, figure eight, and lots more.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

 Advanced Obedience Class

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 steppingstone 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.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

Show Ring Ready Class

This class is for the experienced dog and handler who want to go on to show in AKC to earn an Obedience title. The team will be trained to compete in Beginner Novice or Novice Obedience. Must have completed one Advanced Obedience  class.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

Therapy Dog Training and Certification/Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Training

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 is a candidate to become a Therapy Dog, providing comfort and affection to people in need. In the 8-week class your dog will be temperament assessed and exposed to various differing environments. Your dog must be 1 year old or older at the time of Therapy Dog and/or Canine Good Citizen evaluations and must have completed Beginner Obedience class, be healthy, well-groomed and adaptable to new situations.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

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

(Canine Good Citizen (CGC) evaluation fee of $10.00 due at the time of evaluation)

Rally Class (World Cynosport Rally and/or AKC Rally)

Rally is the successful steppingstone 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.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

Trick Dog Class

Here's an opportunity for you and your dog to bond and have some fun at the same time. Dogs must have completed one obedience class to be eligible to participate. 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! Must have completed one Beginner Obedience class.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

Intro to Agility Class

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.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

Agility Class

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.

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Class fee is $80.00 for the 9-week course including orientation.

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 paid class and attend one club meeting. You must fill out and submit the membership application form to the Secretary and pay $50, youth membership $25. Your membership application will be discussed and voted on for approval by the board and general members upon receipt of your application.