Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club9911 E.63rd St. Raytown, Missouri 816-228-7214
Beginner and Puppy
THE CLUB: The Greater Kansas City Dog Training Club is the only licensed AKC club in this area that is devoted to Obedience training. The club is a non-profit organization run entirely by volunteers. We train dogs of all breeds, sizes, and ages. A dog is never to old to learn! Our instructors have trained and shown in AKC trials, and follow carefully designed lesson plans.
THE TRAINING: Beginner training consists of 6 one-hour classes including the Puppy Class. Advance Beginner is 5 one-hour class with the last class being the Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) test. DOGS COME TO THE FIRST
CLASS. Obedience training is education for you–teaching you to teach your dog to obey your commands. The actual training is your responsibility. You must plan to train your dog for a few minutes every day in order to get the full benefit of the class.
THE TRAINER: You are the trainer. Trainers must be capable of handling the dog. Young trainers must be at least 12 years old to enroll in a class, must be capable of handling the dog and must be accompanied by a responsible adult. Family members are welcome to attend, but children must be supervised at all times.
NUTRITION AND SANITATION: Do not feed your dog before coming to class. Please exercise your dog at home or in the appropriate areas before entering the building. Owners are responsible for cleaning up after their dogs – inside and outside!
INOCULATIONS: You must certify that your dog has been vaccinated against rabies and parvo, and you must provide the rabies tag number.
FOR LADIES ONLY: Bitches in season are not permitted at the training building. If your bitch comes in season, leave her at home and come to class anyways. You’ll be surprised at how much you can learn. Unless you plan on showing your dog in conformation classes, spay or neuter for added health benefits and protection. Ask your Vet!
EQUIPMENT: All trainers are required to use equipment approved by the Training Committee. For Puppy and Beginner classes, you will need a leather or nylon lead, a buckle or snap collar for Beginners. A long line is optional. A training collar is provided free to all Beginner dogs. Correct equipment is offered for sale at cost at the training building. Schedule follows the requirements!
Classes are for people and dogs to have fun with each other and not for just competition in obedience shows. NOT FOR REGISTERED DOGS ONLY…EVERYONE IS WELCOME AND ENCOURAGED!
Classes starting on Feb. 25 are full!
Requirements for classes are as follows:Puppy Requirements: Puppies must be between three and six months old. In addition to be socialized, puppies will learn how to:
- Walk on leash
- Sit and lie down
- Manage new situations
- Sit, down and stand
- Stay and come when called
- Walk politely on leash
- Grooming and handling, including checking ears, teeth and feet
- Stopping jumping up and incessant barking
- Relinquishing toys, food and other items at handler’s request
- Teaching door respect and “leave it”
- Accepting a friendly stranger
- Sitting politely for petting
- Appearance and grooming
- Out for a walk on a loose leash
- Walking through a crowd
- Sit and down on command and staying in place
- Coming when called
- Reaction to another dog
- Reaction to distraction
- Supervised separation
- Heel on leash
- Figure eight
- Sit for exam
- Sit stay
- Heel on and off leash
- Figure eight
- Stand for exam
- Long sit and down
- Heel off leash
- Figure eight
- Drop on recall
- Retrieve on the flat (retrieval exercise)
- Retrieve on high (retrieval exercise)
- Broad jump
- Out-of-sight long sit and down
- Signal Exercises
- Moving Stand
- Directed Jumping
- AKC Rally Novice (on leash)
- AKC Rally Advanced (off leash)
- AKC Rally Excellent (off leash)
The schedule is listed below in pdf form. You can click on it and see it. Hope to see you for classes.
Download or print the Application for the Classes and send to our club address along with the check for the class. The class is still open unless you see on this page that the class is full. (Example: The puppy class beginning Jan. 7 at 7pm is full) There will be no conformation of your entry. So just plan on showing up if you sent your check with application in by mail or dropped it by in the mail slot.