6620 Garsh Loop, Tampa, Florida 33614, United States

(813) 931-PETS

Dog Training Club of Tampa

Dog Training Club of Tampa
The Premier Place to Train

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What We Offer at the Club

Tricks & Freestyle

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Obedience & Rally

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Conformation

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Scent Work and More

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Therapy Class

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Therapy Class & Evaluation

This class is designed to learn skills and knowledge needed to become a Therapy Dog team and includes an evaluation necessary for a certification.

Obedience

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Puppy Manners & Obedience

This class is for puppies 12 weeks to 6 months. Class starts with the very basic commands every dog should know such as sit, stay, down and come.  Information on common puppy problems such as crating, nipping and housebreaking are covered.

Basic Obedience

Once you graduate from puppy class and you want to continue with obedience work or you have an older dog that has never been to an obedience class, we offer a basic obedience class.  This class reviews sit, down, come, and stay and adds such exercises as heel, heel fast, heel slow, heel while turning, long sits, long downs, and long distance recalls.

AKC Canine Good Citizenship Certification (CGC) Prep Class and Evaluation

This class is offered to the dog owner  to prepare their dog for the CGC evaluation.  It is a five week course and upon completion, your dog will be evaluated the on the items required to earn an AKC CGC title.  The evaluations will be done during the fifth week.  All classes need to be attended.  A  6 foot leash and a variety of soft treats and a small tug toy are needed for class

AKC Canine Good Citizenship (CGC) Prep w/ Intro to Advanced Basic

 Upon completion of this 7 week course, your dog will be evaluated on the items required to earn an AKC CGC title.  Also, this class will build upon those skills learned in Basic Obedience.   Introductory work will be on proofing the sit, down, come heeling and stays. 

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AKC S.T.A.R Puppy

Puppy (Socialization, Training, Activity, and Responsibility) is the perfect place to start. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training classes teach the foundation for basic functional skills such as sit, down and come and provide the opportunity to socialize with other puppies and people.  

We work on the AKC S.T.A.R Puppy test requirements. Both purebred and mixed breed pups can earn this award.  The STAR test is given at graduation. 


This class is for puppies 12 weeks to 6 months.   All classes need to be attended.  A  6 foot leash and a variety of soft treats and a small tug toy are needed for class

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Advanced Basic Obedience

Once graduation from Basic has occurred, students may move on to Advanced Basic. This class is perfect for an owner who wants more than the basic class offered. Advanced Basic is a seven-week class where skills build on one another from week to week. Students are therefore advised to attend class each week to get the most out of the class.

Beginner Novice

This will be a 7-week class, which will concentrate on different exercises each week.  The Beginner Novice class will be tailored for dogs and handlers who have completed a Basic and/or Advanced Basic class, and who wish to continue to train toward the AKC Beginner Novice title.  The class will concentrate on further proofing and training of the exercises necessary to achieve the BN title. 

Novice/Open Obedience

This competition level class is for dogs and handlers preparing for a Companion Dog (CD) Obedience title.   This class moves fast and you are required to know both the exercises and terminology before starting the class.  Once you have received your first obedience title, the CD, you may want to continue training for your next title, a CDX (Companion Dog Excellent).  This is the class to help you prepare for the title.​ 

Utility

Once you have received your CDX, you may want to continue training for your next title, a UDX (Utility Dog Excellent).  This is the class to help you prepare the title.

Obedience Run-Thrus

Handlers will be run-through the exercises in a trial like manner. 

Buddy Practice

A great opportunity to practice exercises on your own with your dog.

Rally

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Intro to Rally - Drop-in

Many Rally exercises provide a great foundation for future obedience training.  This class will introduce some of the basic exercises utilized in rally. 

Rally: Master/Excellent/Advanced

This class is designed to work the upper level skills needed for AKC Rally competition. A full course will be set up to practice signs. Instructions on specific signs will be available. 


Requirements:

This is an off leash class in which dogs must have their Rally Novice or Intermediate title to attend.  

Conformation

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Conformation

This class focuses on hands on training where you will learn how to position your dog and how to move your dog in the most commonly requested patterns. Our instructors will go over each dog numerous times, giving you advice on how to improve. Your dog will become more comfortable in the ring and it will learn to let you position it with less of a struggle.

Tricks & Freestyle

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Canine Freestyle

This class is designed to have fun with your dog and/ or prepare you for competition.  There are many DTCT opportunities available to demonstrate the skills learned.

Foundation for Competitive Dog Sports

An overall course to help the student understand basic skills needed for all venues.  Both basic and necessary skills for the dog and knowledge needed by the handler will be discussed.

Level 1 Novice Tricks

This class is taught by a Certified Trick trainer and will teach beginner and novice tricks.  Great opportunity to have fun with your dog  There are many DTCT opportunities available to demonstrate skills learned.


Level 2 Advanced Tricks

This class is taught by a Certified Trick trainer and will teach advanced tricks.   Great opportunity to have fun with your dog.   There are many DTCT opportunities available to demonstrate skills learned.

Tricks All Levels

This class is taught by a Certified Tricks trainer and will incorporate both novice and advanced tricks.  This class is a great opportunity to have fun with your dog. There are many DTCT opportunities available to demonstrate skills learned.

Agility

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Agility Level 1

In this introductory class, you will begin learning about agility, teamwork, terminology and basic obstacle work.


PRE-REQUISITES:  
Dogs should have participated in and completed a Puppy or Basic Obedience Class.  Dogs may also have participated in a Foundations class or agility for competitive dog sports class, (recommended).  They can be of any age, however a minimum of 6 months of age is recommended and the instructor should be alerted if the dog is younger than 12 months for safety reasons. 

Agility L1-L2 Transition

This class is designed to continue progress on the skills learned in the Agility Level 1 class.  It will be individualized to the handler and dog helping them make it smooth transition into the Agility level 2 class.

Agility Level 2

Building upon Level 1 basics, this class  expands terminology, obstacle proficiency and teamwork skills needed between the handler and their dog.

Agility Level 3

Building upon L1 & L2 skills, this class includes beginning sequencing and increases agility skills with obstacles and handling skills.

Agility Level 4

Building upon L3 skills, this class is a repeatable class expanding obstacle proficiency and prepares the dog/handler team for trialing.

Agility Level 5

This is an advanced class for dogs/handlers already competing above Novice levels. Different options will be given for handling difficult segments.  A full course will be run at the end of each class.

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Agility Run-Thrus

This is monitored practiced time for working on agility skills and obstacles.  One dog at a time will be working.

Basic Handling Skills

This class will give dogs and handlers an opportunity to practice and build on skills needed for side changes/challenges presented in Novice and Open Agility courses.  


PRE-REQUISITES: L1, L2 and enrollment/completion of L3. 


Planned skills will include, front, rear, and blind crosses, post turns, wraps, backsides, creating tight turns and using directionals.  Additional skills will be taught based on handler and dog ability.

Jumping Skills and Grids

It is suitable for dogs 12 months and older, dogs already doing agility, or just beginning their agility training.  Dogs must have a dependable recall and be able to work off leash.


This class will help you and your dog understand the mechanics of jumping and improve   their style and skills. Students will work through a series of jumping grids based on Susan Salo's jumping grid work. 


Foundation for Competitive Dog Sports

An overall course to help the student understand basic skills needed for all venues.  Both basic and necessary skills for the dog and knowledge needed by the handler will be discussed.

Problem Solving for Agility Dogs

This class will discuss specific problems and  how to work through them with different options offered to improve performance.    

Scent Work

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Scent Work L1 Beginner

A six week course pre-requisite: None


Begin the exciting game of scent work! This is a sport for just about everyone.  It’s easy on the handler and the dog.   Equipment use is inexpensive.

The course will focus on odor imprinting, building a solid foundation while creating value for odor, basic concepts in searching for odor, proper use and handling of odor, playing games to build confidence and focus. Building drive for hunting, effectively teaching to stay at source and strengthening skills.

Element covered in this course: Various AKC and CPE

Scent Work L2 Intermediate

Six-week course pre-requisites: Completion of Scent Work Level 1 Beginner, Introduction to Scent Workshop or an equivalent class/workshop.   Dogs must understand odor.


The course will continue to strengthen your dog’s searching skills by building on and expanding the dog knowledge of odor in different environments.   The stronger the dog’s skills are at this level, the more success the dog will have in scent work.   Building on the foundation will give the dog self-confidence and motivation to move forward and be successful.

Elements covered in this course:  Various AKC and CPE

Scent Work L3 Competitive

Six-week course pre-requisites: ​Completion of Scent Work Level 2 Intermediate or an equivalent class from another location.   Dogs must understand odor and search independently. Dogs not meeting the requirements will be moved to L2 Intermediate after the first class.

  

Interested in taking the sport to the next level?  Interested in competition scent work?  Dog and handler teams will train to search odors on a higher level of intensity.  We will focus on the balance between dog and handler to define true teamwork.    Become confident at reading your dog and learn how to read a search area.

Dogs must understand and search for odor.  This class is for handlers interested in getting a stronger, more confident working relationship while tackling more challenges. 

Elements covered in this course: Various AKC and CPE 

Scent Work - Skills and Drills for Building Drive and Independence

A four week class for dog/handler teams who are ready to start trialing or are trialing.   Dog/handler teams should have successfully completed Level 1 Beginner and Level 2 Intermediate. 

  

We will strengthen the dog’s searching independence and confidence by addressing these essential skills:

  • Ignoring distractions and driving to source (food and odor)
  • Accessible and Inaccessible hides
  • Create patterns with hides
  • Leash handling skills

Enhancing the dog’s independence and confidence will make for a better search dog!