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Because Beginner Novice (see
description below) uses Rally Obedience signs as instructional aids,
these two classes are currently being taught together.
next set of obedience classes
will start in January, 2014.
|The Chuckanut Dog Training Association, Inc. offers dog obedience training
classes in the Fall, Winter, and Spring on Tuesday evenings in Bloedel Donovan Parks
Community Building in Bellingham. (see Yahoo! map link below) Dogs, mixed breed or purebred, need to be at least 4
months of age and current on all vaccinations. See contacts below for additional
information and registration forms.
For further information, contact Tracy Gorham
at (360) 306-5952.
of 2214 Electric Ave
Bellingham, WA 98229-4525
Basic Dog Obedience
Does your dog run with scissors? Does your dog think his name is
BowserNo? This is the class for untrained dogs and their people. Learn to
teach your dog basic obedience (heel, sit, down, stay, and COME when called!), good-dog
manners, and acceptable canine social skills. Take back the leash! Learn to enjoy living
with the dog!
Beyond Basic Dog Obedience
Does your dog look at you with a blank stare and shrug his hairy shoulders as if to say
You talkin to me? whenever you take the leash off? Build on the skills
and relationship you and your dog began in the Basic Class and learn to take obedience off
leash. Learn more advanced exercises that not only challenge both you and your dog but
also continue to make training interesting, creative, and fun. Work to achieve a Canine
Good Citizenship Certificate.
Rally Obedience is an exciting AKC titling class in which the dog and handler
complete a set of exercises while demonstrating team work. The dog and handler move
continuously with the dog under control and at the handlers left side, though
perfect heel position does not need to be maintained. Handlers are generally allowed to
talk, praise, and encourage their dogs. The dogs performance need not be precise but
should demonstrate willingness and enjoyment in its work.
Prepare for the Beginner Novice AKC Optional Titling
Have you and your dog been
through all these other courses, with CDTA or some other organization? Are
you wondering if you want to continue to competition obedience? Do you
have a dog that you want to work in the "real" world of obedience but not
take them to the Novice level yet? Just want them to get their feet wet?
This class can help you prepare for the Beginner Novice
title offered by AKC. Using a combination of regular obedience practices
and Rally signs to communicate directions, dogs will be taken through
heeling on leash, figure of eight, sit for examination, sit stay, and
recall exercises. Encouraging phrases are allowed though single commands
to complete and exercise are still required. For more information about
this class, go to the AKC web site for the
Regulations, beginning on page 43.