Group Classes

 

VHOC offers a wide variety of group classes in various sports held at private locations throughout the San Fernando Valley. 

Obedience - Beginning Competitive

Curriculum:

This class is for teams interested in learning the basics for Competition Obedience to help establish a solid foundation needed to obtain a Novice (Companion Dog) or Beginner Novice title in AKC Obedience. Skills taught to include attention, footwork, heeling, stand for exam, figure 8, recall, fronts and finishes, and ringside etiquette for new exhibitors. Focus will be on engagement, enjoyment, and proficiency, and will provide appropriate guidance for individual teams using a balanced training approach conducive to learning. 

 

*Teams should have successfully completed a basic obedience/manners class or equivalent. 

 

When:

Thursdays at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m.

Location:

Held at private residence in Simi Valley.

Class Limits:

6 working teams per class. 6 week sessions. You do not have to be a member of VHOC to enroll in a class.

 

Instructor:

Patti Rovtar

For more information, please contact Patti Rovtar at pattirovtar@gmail.com

Obedience - Open / Utility Obedience

Curriculum:

This class is designed for teams who are working towards a foundation/proficiency in Open/ Utility exercises. Open - drop on recall, command discrimination, retrieves on the flat and over high jump, broad jump, and figure 8. Utility - signals, scent discrimination, directed retrieve, moving stand, and directed jumping. Focus will be to polish established skills and incorporate the advanced skills needed to establish proficiency towards Open (Companion Dog Excellent) and Utility Dog titles.  

 

*Given time constraints in this mixed class, dogs should have experience and be fairly proficient with Novice (Companion Dog) skills. 

 

When:

Thursdays at 7:45 p.m. - 8:45 p.m.

Location:

Held at private residence in Simi Valley.

Class Limits:

6 working teams per class. 6 week sessions. You do not have to be a member of VHOC to enroll in a class.

 

Instructor:

Patti Rovtar

For more information, please contact Patti Rovtar at pattirovtar@gmail.com

Agility - Skills & Drills

Curriculum:

This class will focus on shorter sequences focusing on particular skill sets;  Weaves, threadles, backsides, discrimination, and much more. The instructor will create customized exercises and goals for dog & handler teams of multiple skill levels.

 

When:

Mondays at 6:30 p.m. - 7:30 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.

 

Location:

Held at a private location in Reseda.

Class limits:

8 working teams per class.

 

Instructor:

Olga Chaiko

For more information, please contact Carole at chills37@aol.com.