Eight week session $120
Training for all levels of Obedience: Puppy (at least 4 months), Beginner, Intermediate, and Utility
Also Rally, Conformation, and Run Through Ring
Mail your registration form, payment (DO NOT SEND CASH ), & copy of dog vaccination records to the PO Box at the top of the form. Due to Covid restrictions there is limited registration at the Watsonville County Fair Grounds and at the Mid County Senior Center in Capitola. A six foot (6') leather leash and a metal training collar are required. Leashes and Collars will be available for purchase. SOFT TREATS are recommended.
Returning trainees should click the "Forgot or Don't have a password?" link and enter the email address they provided with previous registrations to obtain their password. That way your registration/dog info and prior training history will be retained.
|Watsonville Fairgrounds - 2601 E Lake Ave, Watsonville, CA 95076||Mid County Senior Center - 829 Bay Ave, Capitola, CA 95010|
|Tuesday Evenings starting at 6:45pm||Thursday Evenings starting at 5:45pm|
|Sept.27,2022||Sept 29, 2022|
CONFORMATION DROP IN CLASSES START: OCT 4th in WatsonvilleTo learn about the Canine Good Citizen Test, click HERE.
Watsonville Class Times
Puppy and Rally 6:45
Beginner 1, Open, and Utility 7:35
Intermediate, Beginner 2, and Novice 8:25
Beginner 2 6:30
Beginner 1 7:15
Conformation in Watsonville
At Monterey Bay DTC we promote sound dog training techniques in our students so their dogs become all around mannerly pets: dogs which live well at home, travel well, and for those interested in dog sports, trained to show well. We employ Positive Reinforcement and assist limiting unwanted behaviors. Each trainer instructs the basic exercises in each class level although techniques may differ. Our trainers come well prepared with years perfecting the behavior of their own dogs, instructing hundreds of handlers and dogs, and attending many seminars.
PuppyClass: For puppies 4 to 6 months of age and for shy older puppies. Puppies learn to walk quietly at handler's side, to sit, down, and come on lead. Emphasis on socialization, home care, and common "puppy problems".
Beginning I: For dogs over 6 months of age who are new to training or are graduates of puppy class. Dogs learn to walk quietly at owner's side, to sit, sit-stay, down, down-stay, stand at side, come when called, and sit in front of handler.
Beginning II: For dogs who have completed Beginning I or with permission of trainer, the class focuses on more controlled stays, more advanced heeling, and recalls. Dogs learn all sub-novice obedience exercises. Hand signals are introduced for heel, sit, down, and stand. Instruction to complete Canine Good Citizen certification is included.
Intermediate: For dogs who have completed Beginning II, we begin by reviewing the Sub-novice exercises practiced. Dogs learn sits and downs in sight and be introduced to sits and downs with the handler out of sight. Dogs learn to hold articles and to play retrieve. All three obedience trial jumps are introduced. The class is taught as an on-going class to be repeated until dogs are ready for the formal Novice class. It is not unusual to repeat this class several times.
Novice: For dogs who have successfully completed (with trainer's pass) Intermediate or with permission of trainer. To enter this class dogs should know the sub-novice routine and be firm on sit and down stays, off-lead recalls, and stand for examination.
Open Beginners and Advanced: For dogs with 2 legs on CD degree or with permission of trainer. Dogs will learn formal Open exercises. Advanced Open is for dogs who are reliable retrievers.
Utility: For dogs with 2 legs on CDX or with permission of trainer. Dogs will learn formal Utility exercises.
Rally and Conformation: For dogs at all levels.
I have been a trainer with MBDTC since 1996, having taught classes from puppy to utility to rally. It is very rewarding to watch dog and handler progress as a team. I started showing in the early 80's with German Shepherds; later with Schipperkes. Among the accomplishments are two Breed Champions, one Obedience Trial Champion (Misty), sixty eight Obedience and seventeen Rally titles. In March of this year Carol and Misty, her 12 year old Schipperke, won the First Place Blue Ribbon in the AKC Rally National Championship. They finished with a score of 399 out of 400 and a time of 413.5 seconds. The past 3 years they have finished second at the Nationals.
I've been teaching group classes and privates for over 30 years. I have taught at 4 of the Bay Area's dog training clubs in that time. Currently I'm teaching at 2 of them. I have put obedience titles on Doberman Pinchers, Miniature Pinchers, and Golden Retrievers. I absolutely love training dogs and teaching people how to train their dogs. I am continually learning. Training is never boring. Dogs are amazing and give us so much. Truly, they are gifts from God.
I entered the world of dog obedience in 1964 with a Miniature Schnauzer and have trained obedience classes professionally and continuously since the late 60s. Over the years I have completed 29 obedience titles, 18 agility titles, 6 Hunt titles, 3 Versatile Companion Dog titles, 1 Tracking Champion, 1 Rally title and multiple Bench Champions. My training curriculum is suitable for both home and competition. I attend seminars pertinent to the Dog Fancy and either I am a current or past member of local, state, and national organizations and have been and continue to be chairperson or secretary of tracking, agility, obedience, and rally trials