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Class Schedule, SUMMER 2024

Except for one late-starting Puppy class (Wednesdays at 7:30 starting 7/17) and conformation drop-ins, summer classes are under way and registration is CLOSED.  

Fall classes will begin in early/mid-September (schedule to be posted  in August). 

When Can You Register? 

It depends on who you are and what kind of class it is.  It's complicated, so pay attention! 

For SOTC instructors, registration opens around 9am on 5/23, closes at exactly 11:59pm on 5/25  (all classes)

For other SOTC members, registration opens at 12:01am on 5/28 (all classes)

For non-member current students, registration opens on:

    • 5/29 for Puppy, Pre-Basic, & Basic (with permission code)
    • 6/5 for other classes (with permission code;  different codes for different classes; limited availability)

    For non-member new students, registration opens on:

      • 6/5 for Puppy, Pre-Basic, & Basic (no permission code required)
      • Other classes are generally not available to new students, but you may check with the Registrar and request a permission code after 6/10. Please do not ask before then. 

      Need Help? Have Questions?

      Try these links first:

      How to Register

      Policies & Procedures

      Still having trouble? Need a permission code?

      Email the Registrar

      What's on the Schedule?

      BASIC OBEDIENCE

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      Only one dog per household per Puppy, Pre-Basic, or Basic class. Owners with multiple dogs must enroll them in separate classes.

      Students in Puppy, Pre-Basic, and Basic must bring proof of the dog's age-appropriate vaccinations to the first class.


      Puppy

      Our Puppy class is now offered in two versions, to provide appropriate socialization experiences for slightly different age groups:

      • Option 1 (lower age cutoff) is for puppies that will be between 8 and 16 weeks of age on the first day. The class will include short periods of socialization play for the puppies.
      • Option 2 (higher age cutoff) is for puppies that will be between 8 weeks and 5 months of age on the first day. At the instructor’s discretion, the class may (or may not) include socialization play.

      Aside from the age cutoff and play policy, the classes are the same. Both versions include the AKC STAR Puppy program and will introduce a host of real-world skills for your newest family member. In order to earn the STAR Puppy certificate, you must attend at least 6 of the 8 class meetings. All puppies should receive a minimum of one set of vaccines at least 7 days prior to the first class and a first deworming. They should be kept up-to-date on vaccines throughout the class.

      PREREQUISITE: None! Just follow the age and vaccination guidelines above. Students must bring proof of puppy's vaccination to the first class.

      MEETINGS: 8 meetings, 45 minutes

      PRICE: SOTC members $72 or 8 points, non-members $104

      • *** STILL TAKING REGISTRATOINS!*** Option 1 (lower age cutoff)   PUP-W730  (for puppies born between ~ 3/27/24 and 5/22/24)  |  Wednesday 7:30pm starting 7/17  |  Instructor Colleen Clemett, assistant Janine Ramsden 
      • Option 1 (lower age cutoff)  PUP-M7  (for puppies born between ~ 2/26/24 and 4/22/24)  |  Monday 7pm starting 6/17  (will not meet on 7/8  |  Instructor Roberta Hennigan, assistant  Lisa Garofalo
      • CANCELLED  Option 2 (higher age cutoff)  PUP-TU5  (for puppies born between ~ 1/18/24  and 4/23/24) |  Tuesday 5pm starting 6/18   |  Instructor Leah Pekarsky Smith, assistant Michelle Cappa


      Pre-Basic

      For older puppies 5-14 months of age.  Appropriate both for those who have taken our Puppy class, and for those new to our program and too old for Puppy class. Designed for the older puppy to introduce basic obedience commands while recognizing the special needs of the younger dog. Limit 6-8.

      PREREQUISITE:   None! Just follow the age guidelines above. Students must bring proof of vaccination (DAP and, if dog is old enough, rabies) to the first class.

      MEETINGS:   8 meetings, 45 minutes

      PRICE:   SOTC members $72 or 8 points, non-members $104

      • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  PRE-M5  |   Monday 5pm starting 6/17   |  Instructors Judy McManus & Ann Hardy 
      • PRE-TU615   |   Tuesday 6:15pm starting 6/18   |  Instructor Renee Louise, assistant  Danielle Knobel
      • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  PRE-W630   (limit 6)  |    Wednesday 6:30pm starting 6/19  6/26 (note new start date)   |   Instructor Martina St. Leger, assistant Lynn Coates
      • REGISTRATION CLOSED  PRE-TH730  (limit 6)  |  Thursday 7:30pm starting 6/13 (will not meet on 7/4, 7/11)  |   Instructor Sue Eaton, assistant Dawn Evans 


      Basic

      For those continuing from Pre-Basic or new to obedience with an older dog (14 months of age and up). Includes walking under control on leash and development of basic obedience commands, including come, sit, down and stay. Limit 6-8.

      PREREQUISITE:   None! Just follow the age guidelines above. Students must bring proof of vaccination (DAP and rabies) to the first class.

      MEETINGS:  8 meetings, 45 minutes

      PRICE:   SOTC members $72 or 8 points, non-members $104

      •  BAS-M6  (limit 6) |   Monday 6pm starting 6/17  |   Instructor Martina St. Leger, assistant Debra Falank
      • BAS-M8  |  Monday 8pm starting 6/17   (will not meet on 7/8)  |  Instructor Tim Faulkner, assistant Amy Thorna 
      • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  BAS-TU6  (limit 6)  |   Tuesday 6pm starting 6/18   |  Instructor  Leah Pekarsky Smith, assistant Michelle Cappa
      • CANCELLED  BAS-TU715  (limit 6)  |  Tuesday 7:15pm starting 6/18  (will not meet on 8/13)  |  Instructor Janine Ramsden, assistant Lisa Garofalo
      • BAS-W530   |   Wednesday 5:30pm starting 6/19   |   Instructor Bari Tassinaro, assistant Jackie Upwood
      • REGISTRATION CLOSED  BAS-TH6   (limit 6)  |   Thursday 6pm starting 6/13  (will not meet on 7/4, 7/11)   |   Co-instructors Larry Krieger & Martina St. Leger

      BEYOND BASIC

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      Intermediate

      Introduction to on-lead heeling, off-lead recalls, and stays; continued work on basic obedience skills. Limit 6-8.

      PREREQUISITE: SOTC Basic graduate or permission

      MEETINGS: 8 meetings, 45 minutes

      PRICE: SOTC members $72 or 8 points, non-members $104

      • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  INT-W630   |   Wednesday 6:30pm starting 6/19   |   Instructor Bari Tassinaro, assistant Janine Ramsden
      • INT-TH715  (limit 6)  |   Thursday 7:15pm starting 6/13 (will not meet on 7/4, 7/11)  |   Co-instructors Larry Krieger & Martina St. Leger


      Canine Good Citizen (Prep Class with Test)

      Reviewing all 10 exercises for the CGC test. Extra help on how to train your dog for exercises you may need to work on. At the last class meeting you will be able to take the test for the CGC title. Limit 6.

      PREREQUISITE: SOTC Basic graduate or permission

      MEETINGS: 4 meetings, 60 minutes

      PRICE: SOTC members $36 or 4 points, non-members $52

      • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING   CGC-SU7 |   Sunday 7pm starting 6/16    |  Instructor Pam Renock, assistant Libby Lougnot


      FLYBALL

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      Beginner Flyball

      This class will teach the basics: retrieving a tennis ball; coming back with the ball; going over jumps to get the ball; doing a swimmers turn off the flyball box while catching; and doing all of this while running fast. Limit 4.

      PREREQUISITE:   SOTC Basic graduate or permission. Dogs must have basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay) and an off-leash recall. They must be food and/or toy motivated and be able to work around other off-leash dogs without concerns or signs of aggression. Both dog and handler must be physically able to play the game. To participate fully, dogs should be at least 12 months of age. Puppies as young as 6 months may attend class but will be limited in what they can do until their growth plates close (at about 1 year of age). 

      MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 60 minutes

      PRICE:   SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

      •  FLY1-TU9  |   Tuesday 9am starting 6/18   |  Instructor Jessica Sielawa, assistant TBA


      Beginner / Intermediate Flyball

      For beginners as well as those who have already taken a Flyball class with us.  Limit 8.

      PREREQUISITE:  Dogs must have basic obedience skills (sit, down, stay) and an off-leash recall. They must be food and/or toy motivated and be able to work around other off-leash dogs without concerns or signs of aggression. Both dog and handler must be physically able to play the game. To participate fully, dogs should be at least 12 months of age. Puppies as young as 6 months  may attend class but will be limited in what they can do until their growth plates close (at about 1 year of age).

      MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 45 minutes

      PRICE:   SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

      • FLY2-W630  |   Wednesday 6:30pm starting 6/19  |  Instructor Jessie Burgess, assistants Emily Reynolds & Tara Fresch

        Conformation

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        Conformation Drop-ins

        Drop in class for training dog and handler for the conformation (breed) ring.  If appropriate for class make-up, breed standards, conformation rules, grooming of dog and handler will be discussed.

        PREREQUISITE:   None! Dogs should be at least 12 weeks of age and should have received age-appropriate vaccinations.

        MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 45 minutes

        PRICE:   SOTC members $9 or 1 point, non-members $13 (per drop-in, pay as you go -- checks, exact change, or  click HERE to pay on-line with a credit card)

        TO REGISTER:  To reserve a spot for a particular meeting and to confirm that class will be held, email the instructor via the link below

        • CON-TU7   |   Tuesday 7pm starting  6/18  |   Instructor Lynn Coates, assistants Mary Kobis & Mary Walker

        RALLY

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        Rally students must crate their dogs while they walk the course. Non-members may use a guest crate, if available, or bring their own crate each time and carry it out after class.


        Rally Novice 

        An introduction to AKC Rally, with an emphasis on learning the signs and how to run a smooth and efficient course. Students will work their way through the Rally Novice signs and will learn to walk a course. Dogs will be leashed on course. Limit 6-8.

        PREREQUISITE: SOTC Basic graduate or permission. Students must crate their dogs while they walk the course.

        MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 60 minutes

        PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

        • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  RAL1-TU5 | Tuesday 5pm starting 6/18   | Instructor Kathy Morse, assistant Paul Vautrain


        Intro to Rally Skills 

        We will work on the skills needed to start competing in Rally. We will work on basics like heeling and stays in addition to learning the Novice signs and the Rally rules.

        PREREQUISITE: Dogs must be able to do sustained heeling and have reliable sit, down and stay. Dogs must be able to be crated during class.

        MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 60 minutes

        PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

        • RSK1-F215 | Friday 2:15pm starting 6/14   (will not meet on 7/12)  |  Instructor Judy McManus, assistant  Ann Hardy


        Rally Skills, Advanced Through Master

        Each class meeting will focus on a single skill, and students working on all the exercises (regardless of level) related to that skill.  For example, if working on the Excellent-level “backup 3 steps,” we will also work on the Master-level backup signs. We will work sequences, not full courses.

        PREREQUISITE: Must be working at or above Intermediate and must be able to work off lead. Dogs must be able to be crated during class.

        MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 60 minutes

        PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

        • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  RSK3-F1 | Friday 1pm  starting 6/14   (will not meet on 7/12)  | Instructor Judy McManus, assistant  Ann Hardy


        Rally Advanced / Excellent

        Courses with instruction. Limit 6-8.

        PREREQUISITE: RN title or permission of instructor. Students must crate their dogs while they walk the course. Dogs should be able to work offlead.

        MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 90 minutes

        PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

        • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  RAL3-TU6 | Tuesday 6pm starting 6/18    | Instructor Kathy Morse, assistant Paul Vautrain


        Rally Excellent

        Courses with instruction. Limit 6.

        PREREQUISITE: RA title or permission of instructor. Students must crate their dogs while they walk the course.

        MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 90 minutes

        PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

          • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  RAL4-M11 | Monday 11am starting 6/17 | Instructor Debbie Keith, assistant Kathy Mosher


          Rally Master

          Courses with instruction. Limit 6.

          PREREQUISITE:   RE title; or RN and CD; or permission of instructor. Students must crate their dogs while they walk the course.

          MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 90 minutes

          PRICE:   SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

          • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  RAL5-M1230  |  Monday 12:30pm starting 6/17   |   Instructor Pat John, assistant Jennifer Taylor

          COMPETITION OBEDIENCE

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          Foundation Skills for Open & Utility  (continuation class)

          continuation class for the students who were enrolled in the instructors' spring FounDations Skills for Open & Utility class

          This class will concentrate on the different skills necessary to build the Open and Utility exercises.  Skills will build upon one another.  Limit 8.

          PREREQUISITE: Dogs in this class do not need to have an obedience title but should be thinking about doing advanced obedience with their dogs.

          MEETINGS: 8 meetings, 90 minutes

          PRICE: SOTC members $72 or 8 points, non-members $104

            • OUS-M1 |  Monday 1pm  starting 6/17   |  Co-instructors Dottie Hamblin, Becky Byrns, & Cindy Berry, assistant Toni Tuck


            Intermediate Novice

            For those familiar with the Novice exercises but not ready for competition. This class will continue work on Novice skills, including the recent changes to the CD requirements.

            Limit 8 (but if you get closed out, please join the waitlist and wait to hear from us; we may be able to accommodate you)

            PREREQUISITE: Prior Novice class, BN/PN title, or permission. Students must have Novice skills prior to sign-up.

            MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 45 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

            • NOV2-M7  |  Monday 7pm starting 6/17  (will not meet on 7/8)  | Co-instructors Sue Eaton & Kelly Mueller


            Intro to Open

            An introduction to the Open exercises. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE: 

            MEETINGS: 8 meetings, 45 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $72 or 8 points, non-members $104

            • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  OPN1-M6  |  Monday 6pm starting starting 6/17   (will not meet on 7/29)  |  Instructor Wendy Longden, assistant Melissa Lanty


            Intro to Utility

            An introduction to the Utility exercises. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE:

            MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 45 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

            • UTL1-M5 | Monday 5pm starting 6/17  |  Instructor Kathy Helmke, assistant Kelly Mueller


            Advanced Open / Utility

            A proofing and polishing class for Open and Utility. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE: Working knowledge of all the exercises

            MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 45 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

            • OU3-M6 | Monday 6pm starting 6/17  |  Instructor Kathy Helmke, assistant Sue Eaton


            Open & Utility Problem Solving

            Students should email their Open or Utility problem to Steph. This is a problem-solving class, not a class designed to teach the exercises. Handlers must already understand the Open or Utility exercise they want to troubleshoot and must already have taught their dogs the exercises. Limit 7.

            MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 90 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $54 or 6 points

            • FULL WAITLIST FORMING  OUP-TU10 | Tuesday 10am starting  6/25 (note later start date)   |  Co-instructors Stephanie Podejko & Lou Scrimale


            AGILITY

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            We are unable to accommodate any new non-member agility students at this time. We usually have a few openings in Agility Foundations each session for non-member current students (i.e. our Basic grads), but rarely anything beyond that for them or for students new to SOTC.  If you need recommendations for other agility training options, click HERE to email our Agility Inquiries contact.

            Agility students must arrive on time so as to be available to help with equipment setup if required.

            Dogs must be crated while students walk the course or move equipment. Students may use a guest crate or bring their own crate each time and carry it out after class.


            Agility Foundations 1

            This class will cover the foundation skills required for competition agility, such as teamwork, self-control, body control, and shaping. The class is appropriate for all handlers (experienced agility competitors as well as those new to the sport) and is required for inexperienced handlers. If you have never competed in agility, you must take Foundations before enrolling in any other agility class SOTC offers. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE:  SOTC Basic graduate or permission

            MEETINGS:   8 meetings, 60 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $72 or 8 points, non-members $104

            • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  AFN1-M8   |   Monday 8pm  starting 6/17  (will not meet on 7/8)  |   Co-instructors Janine Ramsden & Meg Donley


            Agility Foundations 2

            For students who have taken SOTC's Agility Foundations 1 but are not quite ready for Beginner Agility. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE: SOTC Agility Foundations 1 or permission

            MEETINGS: 5 meetings (6/14, 6/28, 7/19, 7/26, 8/2) , 75 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $60 or 7.5 points, non-members $85

            • AFN2-F6 | Friday 6pm starting 6/14  | Co-instructors Jennifer Precourt & Amy Shaw, assistant Rumpelstiltskin Morgan


            Beginner Agility (continuation class)

            continuation class for the students who were enrolled in the instructors' spring Beginner Agility class

            MEETINGS:   8 meetings, 75 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $96 or 12 points, non-members $136

            • AGL1-W5  |   Wednesday 5pm starting 6/19   |  Co-instructors Dottie Hamblin, Diane Eggleston, & Cindy Foley


            Advanced Beginner Agility

            Building confidence on contact equipment, introduction of weave poles, developing dog and handler skills, beginning simple sequencing, and doing grid work. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE:   Successfully passing SOTC Beginner Agility or run-through

            MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 90 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $72 or 9 points, non-members $102

            • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  AGL2-M630   |   Monday 6:30pm starting 6/10  (note early start date; will not meet on 7/1, 7/8)  |   Co- instructors Amy Shaw, Jennifer Precourt, & Scott Reichinger


            Intermediate Agility

            Not offered this time


            Virtual Agility Sequences: Focus on Fundamentals

            A 6-week on-line class.

            Each week’s lesson will consist of a few drills (using 3 or 4 jumps and a tunnel) and one longer sequence (10-12 obstacles). Class will include an in-person Orientation consisting of two parts: one focusing on safe and efficient course building, the other (optional) focusing on the tech side: how to video, upload, post, use YouTube/Facebook, etc.).

            HOW IT WILL WORK

            Registered students will get an invite to join a Facebook group set up for this class. Each week we will post course maps and videos of the drills and sequence. Students are then expected to schedule an Open Training session, set up the course, and video themselves running it. Students will then submit their videos to the Facebook group and will receive instructor feedback (verbal and visual, using video editing software) a few days later. Students are encouraged to communicate through the Facebook group and to work together when feasible. Limited in-person instruction may also be available.

            WHAT YOU WILL NEED

            • a video recording device (any tablet or smart phone will work)
            • a way to upload videos
            • a (free) YouTube account
            • a (free) Facebook account

            PREREQUISITE: The drills and sequences are appropriate for students who have successfully completed SOTC's Advanced Beginner class (or beyond). Students should be able to perform most obstacles with some independence.

            MEETINGS:   In-person Orientation on a date to be announced

            PRICE:  SOTC members $36 or 4 points, non-members $52 (price includes 2 hours of Open Training; price for additional OT sessions is $5 for members, $10 for non-members)

            • VAS (2024SUM)   |   Co-instructors Emily Hamilton Reynolds, Michele Maier & Scott Reichinger


            Agility Handling for Young Dogs

            For dogs that have completed an Agility  Foundations class but are not yet ready to trial.  This will be a handling class only (no contacts or weaves). We will work skills and do short sequences. This will include offering the jump, tunnel commitment, go on, front cross, blind cross, and rear crosses. The class will be adjusted to the skill level of the handler and dog team. Limit 5.

            MEETINGS:   6 meetings (6/25, 7/2, 7/9, 7/30, 8/6, 8/20), 60 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

            • AGH-TU345   |   Tuesday 3:45pm starting 6/25 (note later start date; will not meet on 7/16, 7/23, 8/13)    |   Co-instructors Karen Vanderburgh & Sue DeRienzo


            2x2 Weaves

            Not offered this time


            Advanced Agility Jump Sequences

            An advanced agility jumping class which will focus on Excellent/Masters, Premiere, International, UKI type sequences with jumps and contact obstacles. Limit 4.

            PREREQUISITE: Dogs and handlers should be running at the excellent level, or with permission. Dog and handler teams should have knowledge of backsides, backside blinds, blind crosses, serpentines and threadles, etc. Dogs must be able to be in the ring at the same time as other dogs, under control in the presence of other dogs in the ring.

            MEETINGS:  4 meetings (6/14, 6/28, 7/5, 7/26) , 90 minutes

            PRICE:  SOTC members $48 or 6 points, non-members $68

            • AGJ-F1030  |   Friday 10:30am starting 6/14 (will not meet on 6/21, 7/12, 7/19)   |   Instructor Linda Kaufman, assistant Rumpelstiltskin Morgan


            Agility Drop-ins, Novice to Masters

            Nested courses will be built, course maps will be provided. Run the courses or train as you wish. Please be prompt for setup. Limit 10 teams per meeting.

            MEETINGS:   3 meetings (6/13, 6/27, 7/18),  90 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $9 or 1 point, non-members $13 (per drop-in, pay as you go; checks, exact change, or click HERE to pay on-line with a credit card)

            TO REGISTER:   To reserve a spot for a particular meeting and to confirm that class will be held, email the instructor via the link below

            • ADI-TH730   |   Thursday 7:30pm starting 6/13 (will not meet on 6/20, 7/11, 7/25)    |   Instructor Andrea Lee, assistant Tom Weickert


            Novice Agility

            For students preparing for Novice. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE:   Successfully passing SOTC Intermediate Agility or permission. Dogs must be able to perform full-height contacts, do 6 weave poles, and negotiate sequences of 8-10 obstacles.

            MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 60 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

            • AGL4-TU645   |   Tuesday 6:45pm starting 6/18 |   Instructor Becky Konst, assistant Tom Canino


            Open Agility

            For students preparing for Open. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE:   Novice agility titles or permission

            MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 60 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $54 or 6 points, non-members $78

            • AGL5-TU8   |   Tuesday 8pm starting 6/18    |   Instructor Becky Konst, assistant Tom Canino


            Excellent / Masters Agility

            For students preparing for Excellent/Masters. Students are expected to help set up the course. Limit 6.

            PREREQUISITE:   Open agility titles or permission

            MEETINGS:   6 meetings, 75 minutes

            PRICE:   SOTC members $72 or 9 points, non-members $102

            • FULL, WAILIST FORMING  AGL6-TH615   |   Thursday 6:15pm starting 6/13  (will not meet on 7/4, 7/11, 7/25)  |   Co-instructors Sandy Madaio & Diane Eggleston


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            SCENT WORK

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            Scent work classes are held offsite, at American High (the old A.V. Zogg Middle School), 800 4th St., Liverpool. Fees, including the fee for members paying with points, include a $25 site-rental charge.


            Intro to Scent Work Level 1

            For dogs that have no scent work experience or need more basic experience in the foundations. Limit 10.

            To train an indication, we will start out with a chin rest and segue that into a good nose freeze at the scent.  Don’t wait until class starts to practice a chin rest. If you don’t know where to start, Google "chin rest for dogs" or email Terri.

            What you will need

            • Lots and lots of good treats
            • A crate
            • A harness if you have one (if not, a collar is fine to start with)
            • Water and a bowl (dogs scent best when they are hydrated)

            PREREQUISITE: None! But no aggressive dogs.

            MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 60 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $79 (or 6pts + $25), non-members $104

            • SCTI1-SA1045  |  Saturday 10:45am starting 6/22   |  Instructor Terri Botsford, assistant  Kelly Mueller 


            Intro to Scent Work Level 2

            Not offered this time


            Novice Scent Work Level 1

            For those who have done minimal scent work but aren’t ready to compete yet.  Limit 6-10.

            PREREQUISITE: SOTC Intro to Scent Work Level 2  or permission 

            MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 45-60 minutes

            PRICE: SOTC members $79 (or 6pts + $25), non-members $104

            • SCTN1-TU6   (limit 10, 60min) |  Tuesday 6pm starting 6/25 (note new, later start date)    | Instructor Amir Findling, assistant Sue Eaton
            • CANCELLED  SCTN1-W6  (limit 6, 45min) |  Wednesday 6pm starting 6/19  |  Instructor Nan Bonnell, assistant Lisa McCormick
            • SCTN1-TH12   (limit 10, 60min) |  Thursday 12 noon starting 6/13 (will not meet on 7/4)  | Instructor Amir Findling, assistant Kathy Vanderworken
            • SCTN1-SA12  (limit 10, 60min) |  Saturday 12 noon starting 6/22   |  Instructor Terri Botsford, assistant  Kelly Mueller 

              Novice Scent Work Level 2

              Not offered this time.


              Novice Scent Work Level 3 (continuation class)

              A continuation class for THE students who took the instructor's  spring Novice Level 2 class

              MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 45 minutes

              PRICE:  SOTC members $79 (or 6pts + $25), non-members $104

              • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  SCTN3-TH330   |  Thursday 3:30pm starting 6/13  (will not meet on 7/4)  |  Instructor Jean Rand, assistant Janine Crane


              Advanced / Excellent Scent Work 

              For those who have competed at the Novice level and are ready to start training at the Advanced and Excellent level. Limit 10.

              MEETINGS: 6 meetings, 60 minutes

              PRICE: SOTC members $79 (or 6pts + $25), non-members $104

              • FULL, WAITLIST FORMING  SCTAX-TU730  |  Tuesday 7:30pm starting 6/25 (note new, later start date)     |  Instructor Terri Botsford, assistant Sue Eaton 

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                The Syracuse Obedience Training Club, Inc. 

                PO Box 3457, Syracuse NY 13220-3457

                A New York State-registered 501(c)3 educational corporation (organized not-for-profit)

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