Training Schedule

Welcome New Members!

We teach people how to train their dogs. Our basic obedience class instructs on the use of a Clicker to re-enforce the positive aspects of training. This makes training fun for both people and their dogs.

SADTC sponsors a group of people interested in the sport of Rally Obedience. In Rally you heel your dog through a course by following exercise signs. If you have trained your dog to heel, sit, down and come, you might enjoy training with the Rally group. Call the SADTC number or email us and we'll contact you with information on dates, time and location.

In 2014 we introduced a new class called Nose Games which utilizes the dog's natural scenting ability. It is great fun for both dog and handler. See below for more details.

Locations - SUMMER and FALL 2015

SUMMER: Start Date THURSDAY JUNE 25 at the VFW Hall 202 W. Aviation Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148. For Basic Obedience class - Registration at 6:00PM, Orientation starts at 6:30PM. Canine Good Citizen Prep Class at 7:30 PM, Registration at the beginning of class. Cash or check and shot records required.

FALL: Monday and Tuesday evenings - San Antonio Animal Care Services Training Annex at 4710 Texas 151, San Antonio, TX 78227. REGISTRATION MONDAY SEPTEMBER 14 7:00PM, cash or check and shot records required. For details see below.

Classes Offered

Dogs must be at least 12 weeks old. Proof of Vaccinations must be presented at the time of registration. PLEASE SEE OUR DETAILED VACCINATION POLICY BELOW. Basic Clicker, Puppy, and Obedience classes are 8 weeks long and cost $90. The Rally, and Introduction to Nose Games classes are 4 weeks long and cost $45. More detailed descriptions of the classes and current schedule are shown below. For further information call 210 738 1030. Leave a message and a club member will gladly return your call.

SADTC reimburses $25 for perfect attendance in a training class (limit of two classes) for those who have adopted dogs from an acknowledged rescue organization.

Puppy Class: This course is for puppies 3 months to 9 months of age. Only 10 slots are available, first come, first serve. Puppies must have completed their first series of shots, plus their rabies vaccination. The focus is on getting you and your puppy off to a good start. Topics include housebreaking, chewing, jumping up, and basic commands such as sit, down, and come. No prerequisite class required.

Basic / Clicker I: This course is for dogs that have not had any formal obedience training, regardless of age (puppies must have completed their first series of shots, plus their rabies vaccination). Topics covered include: walking on a loose lead, sit, down, and come. The class also covers dog management and control. At the end of the class, the handler should have a good understanding of how to teach their dog and the dog should understand the basic commands. No prerequisite class required.

Clicker II: This course expands on the basic class, but with more emphasis on using clicker training to teach various dog behaviors. Included is more work on loose lead walking, duration of sit and down, recall and fun dog tricks! Also covered are the ten exercises necessary to pass the AKC Canine Good Citizenship Test. This test is conducted the week after the class session is over. Prerequisite class is Clicker I.

Basics for Competitive Obedience: This course is intended for those who have never competed in an obedience trial but would like to do so. In addition to practicing obedience exercises with your dog, time will be spent explainaing the ins and outs of an obedience trial including how to register your dog, how to enter a trial, rules governing a trial and what the judges expect at an AKC Obedience trial. Prerequisite class is Clicker II, or at the discretion of the instructor.

Beginner Novice Obedience: This course is intended for those who wish to begin to work on more precision exercises such as Heel on Leash, Figure Eight, Sit for Exam, Recall, Sit Stay, leading to entry in the beginner level of formal obedience competition in standard AKC Obedience trials. Prerequisite class is Clicker II, or at the discretion of the instructor.

Novice Obedience: This course is intended for those who wish to continue to work on more precision exercises such as Heeling, Stand for Exam, Recall, Stays, Sits and Downs, and Ring Readiness, leading to entry in the first level of formal obedience competition in standard AKC Obedience trials. Prerequisite class is Beginner Novice, Basics for Competitive Obedience, or Clicker II, or at the discretion of the instructor.

Open Obedience: This course is for dogs that are working on the requirements for Open, the second competition level obedience class. Prerequisite class is Novice Obedience or attainment of a Companion Dog Title.

AKC Competitive Obedience Skills and Drills workshop: A fun and fast paced ring preparation class designed to strengthen and improve your ring performance. Suitable for all levels from newbies to seasoned pros. Through a series of challenging drills and proofing exercises you will achieve a more consistent ring performance, learn to work smoothly, accurately, and with confident teamwork. An excellent weekly addition to your solo rally and obedience training program. Build a more confident dog team with improved focus attention and avoiding common ring distractions. Open enrollment format provides ongoing sessions, come for just a tune up or the entire series. Caution: The fun of Competitive obedience and rally can be addicting! Pre req: CGC Certificate or equivalent classwork.

Rally Novice: This course is intended for those who wish to participate in the sport of Rally. Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course of stations. At each station a sign indicates the skill that is to be performed. Scoring is not as rigorous as traditional obedience. Prerequisite class is Novice Obedience or attainment of a Companion Dog Title or at the discretion of the instructor.

Rally Advanced and Excellent: This course is intended for those who wish to continue to train and compete in the sport of Rally at the Advanced and Excellent level. Prerequisite is attainment of the Rally Novice title or at the discretion of the instructor.

Nose Games: This course teaches handlers about scents and dog scenting skills, as well as how to set up and play a variety of increasingly complex nose games with their dogs. Nose games are a source of both mental and physical stimulation, and can help dogs become more self-confident, build stronger bonds with their handlers and enhance their problem solving skills. Prerequisites are completion of Clicker II class, availability for all classes and a commitment to complete homework assignments. Class size is limited to eight dogs who are admitted on a first-come-first-served basis.

Class Schedule

The Class Schedule for the Summer 2015 session starting June 25 is shown below. Location - VFW Hall 202 W. Aviation Blvd, Universal City, TX 78148. For Basic Obedience class - Registration at 6:00PM, Orientation starts at 6:30PM. Canine Good Citizen Prep Class at 7:30 PM, Registration at the beginning of class. Registration is first come, first serve, CASH OR CHECK ONLY (Please be sure to bring your dog's SHOT RECORDS). Most classes are one hour long each week for eight weeks. Please verify class times at registration for any last minute changes.

The planned Class Schedule for the Fall 2015 session starting Monday September 21 is shown below. Location - Animal Care Services Training Annex, 4710 Texas 151, San Antonio, TX 78227. REGISTRATION for FALL Monday or Tuesday evening classes will be Monday September 14, 2015 at 7:00PM at 4710 Texas 151, San Antonio, TX 78227. Registration is first come, first serve, CASH OR CHECK ONLY (Please be sure to bring your dog's SHOT RECORDS). Most classes are one hour long each week for eight weeks. Please verify class times at registration for any last minute changes.

SADTC Vaccination Policy

The following are the vaccination requirements for participation in SADTC classes and events:

Vaccinations must be given by or under the supervision of a Veterinarian to be accepted. Owner or breeder administered vaccinations will not be considered adequate protection.

Shot Record folders with check boxes do not constitute proof of vaccination.

PROOF OF VACCINATION AS DEFINED ABOVE MUST BE PRESENTED BEFORE YOU CAN REGISTER FOR A CLASS.