PADOC holds classes three times a year beginning in September and ending in the spring.  Each obedience and rally O class runs for 8 weeks and is $150.00 .. Classes start at puppy  and go right up to classes for competition in obedience and rally.  All classes are held at St James Church, 221 Romaine St.  Peterborough 

In the summer we hold informal fun sessions for members or anyone who would like to join us in parks or at our homes. 
Training your dog never stops!  

NEW: Conformation Handling  are underway  at St James Church. Tuesdays, 7:30 - 8:30pm - pay as you go, only $10 !!   Classes will resume in the fall 2018

 To register for a class please call  705-876-8708 and leave a message with a call back number and which class you are interested in. Deb will call you back. 

Intermediate Obedience with Kimberly Hoard   

  •     Monday 6:00pm - 8 weeks beginning  May 2018  
    •                      8 weeks beginning September  2018 

FUNdamentals for the Family Pet  with Shelly Lacey

  • Tuesday 6:15pm  - 8 weeks beginning April 24th,  2018  
  •                                8 weeks beginning September 2018

Conformation handling with various trainers

  • Tuesday  7.30pm -  will resume in the fall 2018


Class Descriptions:

Intermediate  Obedience:

This class is designed for dogs that have been taught the basics, but is not mandatory. Dogs will learn how to walk nicely on leash, come when called, stay, go to your mat, anti-jumping and much more. As the class progresses, formal obedience will be introduced such as heel, front, finish and figure eights. We will be training using a reward based system. Please bring a flat collar, martingale collar, or head halter and a six foot leash as well as some small soft treats. 

FUNdamentals for the family pet:
                
Learn how to bring out the best in your dog by using positive reinforcement training in a class designed for dogs that have never taken a training class before. Throughout this eight-week course, we will teach you how to set your dog up to succeed. With confidence comes a trust  and bond that will last a lifetime. You will become your dog's teacher as they learn how to sit, down, sit nicely for petting, walk nicely on leash, greet other dogs politely, leave it, stay, and come when called, and we’ll have some fun with doggy sports and teach them some tricks. Learn games that are actually a training session in disguise. This is the class your dog will thank you for taking. 

Advanced Obedience:

The advanced class is designed for dogs that have completed a basic obedience class and are ready to go on to more challenging activities such as heeling off leash, recalls, group stays and an introduction to competitive ring procedures.  Off leash control is an important skill for your dog to master as it is the basis of other dog sports such as rally and agility.   Each week will include some fun exercises as well.  We will be using positive reinforcement such as small treats and verbal praise to encourage our dogs to focus on achieving these new skills. 

  
 Rally Obedience:    

         
The chief objective of rally is to provide a fast-moving, fun and motivational activity that demonstrates a handler and dog’s competency in basic obedience exercises without requiring exact precision for success. Dogs in rally events should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment. To that end, handlers may use praise and encouragement throughout the rally course. Great for beginners and the more experienced competitor and a fun exercise to show off what you have both learned in classes!

The CKC is introducing new levels and titles to Rally.  There are 31 new signs and new rules for their performance.  This class will briefly review the current signs and levels and then move on to prepare you and your dog for the more challenging  Rally Master title

 

  Conformation Handling

This class will teach you show ring procedures and help you to become comfortable in the show ring.  With proper handling of your dog it will assist you in bringing out their best attributes.

We also encourage future handlers, the juniors, to attend to learn the craft.