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GADC finds new home for dog training – Early Bird Newspaper

GREENVILLE – The Greenville Area Dog Club will offer obedience classes beginning Jan. 8, 2019. The club will be offering classes at their new training facility, 940 Front St., Greenville. They are looking forward to serving the public with classes in the newly obtained buildings on the former site of McClain’s, Inc.

Obedience classes begin Tuesday, Jan. 8, 2019, they will include Puppy (12-weeks to 6 months) and Beginner Obedience. For those who have completed the beginner class, Advanced Obedience will be offered. AKC Rally will also be offered.

Puppy and beginning obedience are designed to teach basic house manners, grooming and care of the dog, as well as heeling, sit, down, stay, come and other commands.

Rally classes are offered to those who have completed beginner or have some past training. The Novice and Advanced Rally Classes are for students who want to try something new in obedience and challenge themselves and their dogs. The requirement for these classes is that the dog and handler be able to execute all the basic obedience commands without much difficulty.

They have four instructors who have been certified to do pet therapy through Therapy Dogs International. They plan to visit nursing homes and hospitals.

If you feel your dog has the right temperament to be a therapy dog, the first step is to take the basic obedience classes and pass. The second step is to be evaluated by Beck Baker who administers the Good Canine Citizen Test, which must be passed to be tested for the therapy dog program.

You must pre-register with Barb Rhoades, 548-0338, or Becky Baker, 337-0292, for all obedience classes. Completion of registration is from 6:30-7 p.m. on Jan. 8. There is no class that night. Do not bring dogs the first night.

Pre-registration can also be done by visit Visit the home page and click on Registration. The next page will come up with a choice of obedience or agility. Under each you will see printed Registration Forms. Click on the one you wish and the form will appear ready for you to print on your computer. Fill out completely and write a check or money order GADC for $80 and include a copy of the dog’s vaccination papers from the veterinarian.

Deadline for all forms and payments must be into Barb by Dec. 29. Her address and the time for the classes will be given to you when you call her about registration.

Agility classes will also be offered on Jan. 10. The classes include Introduction to Agility, Beginners and Advanced Agility. Pre-registration is required by calling (937) 692-5310.

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