SNKC Classes

Here is a list of the classes that will be offered. For more info or to sign up contact Karen Cole . Phone: 607 722-8673

  For a description of the class and prerequisites,  see below.

All classes $70/6 Half price for Working SNKC Members.

Class Name                         Day/Time          Start

OPEN/UTILITY                                   Wed. 9 AM                  Ongoing

Show Handling                                    Wed. 7 PM                 4 Classes $48 Ongoing

Novice/Rally Competition               Thurs. 6:30PM        6 classes start TBD

OPEN/UTILITY                                    Sat. 9 AM                  6 Classes start 9/29/18

RALLY/NOVICE                                  Sat. 10:30 AM          6 Classes start TBD

CGC                                                          Sat. 11:30 AM           6 Classes start TBD

*SNKC Working Members get half off!

♦Beginning September 1st Show Handling classes will be held indoors at the Nordic Myst Dog Training building in Endwell. During the summer months, Show Handling classes are held at Otsiningo Park. We will try to start class at 7:15 instead of 7:30. For any one who has not attended our classes at the park before, we will  be on the right hand side of the road,  just before the half-way point of driving around the main circle.

Herding Events – SNKC sponsors indoors herding classes in Windsor in the winter months with Sara Reiter, instructor.  For more information contact Sara Reiter at sarareit@gmail.com

For more information about our training classes contact:

Obedience Instructor:                                               Handling Instructor:

Marilyn Conner (607-748-4488)                                    Debbie Meetz (607-648-5023)

For more information about the club in general feel free to contact any of our officers or board members.

Class Descriptions

Utility:

Competition level class,will work on teaching and/or proofing the utility level exercises. Prerequisite: CDX or by permission of instructor.

Open:

 Competition level class,will work on teaching and/or proofing the open level exercises.  Prerequisite: CD or by permission of instructor.

Novice:

Competition level class, will work on teaching and/or proofing the Novice level exercises.   Prerequisite: CGC or by permission of instructor.

O’Rally:

A combination class of Novice obedience exercises and all levels of rally. Dogs must be 6 months or older, must be trained to pre-novice level, and must be able to do stationary exercises. Prerequisite: CGC or by permission of instructor.

Intro to Rally/Beginner Novice:

“Into” class to both Rally and  Beginner Novice competition.  Class will teach Novice level rally signs and Beginner Novice exercises. Prerequisite: CGC or by permission of instructor.

Canine Good Citizen/Canine Good Citizen-Advanced:

AKC Canine Good Citizen  program designed to recognize dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. This program stresses responsible dog ownership and basic training and good manners for all ages of dogs.

Star Puppy:

AKC Star Puppy designed to promote socialization,beginning obedience and the care of your puppy. This class is for puppies 12 weeks up to 6 months.

Show Handling:

For all ages. Puppies must be 12 weeks.

Ongoing, start any week.

SNKC Aggressive Dog Policy

The purpose of this policy is to protect students, instructors and dogs, to establish guidelines and to clarify acceptable dog behavior.

SNKC strives to provide all class participants with a safe atmosphere so they may learn to the best of their abilities. Assistance and training will be provided to every dog/handler team.

Definitions of Aggressive Behavior Acts that are potentially harmful or dangerous to humans or dogs.  Some examples might be but are not limited to, the following:

  • Unprovoked growling or snapping at other dogs or humans
  • Charging or running down another dog or human
  • Attacking another dog or human
  • Biting another dog or human
  • Demonstrating unnecessary aggression toward the handler, other dogs or other people (It is understood that some dogs may have space requirements and due consideration shall be given to the dog’s needs.)

Procedures

Instructors have the right and responsibility to issue verbal warnings to any handler whose dog is behaving in a threatening, aggressive or disruptive manner and guide the handler in addressing the problem.

Instructors have the right and responsibility to remove any dog and handler from class who pose a threat to the safety of others in the class.

Any time a dog has been removed from class, notice of such action must be made to all SNKC instructors via email within 24 hours. This step will assist fellow instructors if the dog is currently enrolled in another SNKC class.  Upon instructor review, the dog may or may not be excused from any additional class as well. Once excused, no appeal process will be available to return the dog to that class at that time.

Each incident will be evaluated on a case by case basis by the instructor to determine if this behavior can be safely addressed within a group setting.

Proof of satisfactorily improved behavior must be demonstrated to an instructor before re-admittance will be allowed.

A refund will be provided if a dog is removed from class.

When an incident involves injury to dog(s) or human(s), it is the instructor’s responsibility to notify the SNKC Board Chairman within 24 hours. A copy of the Incident Report must be sent to the Board Chairman within 48 hours.