Heartland Dog Club, Inc.

of Florida

(863) 385-7474 or (863) 385-7803

PROGRAMS and CLASSES

 

BASIC OBEDIENCE

The Heartland Dog Club, Inc. of Florida (HDC) conducts ongoing 6-week obedience classes throughout the year.  Classes begin in September, February, and April.  Dogs must have all required vaccinations, including rabies.

 

BEGINNERS' BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS

includes socialization, manners, and all the basic commands that help the owner control his/her dog in everyday life: Heel, Sit/Stay, Stand/Stay, Come, and much more.

 

PUPPY (Kindergarten) CLASS

     Is your new, young puppy (eight weeks to six months) driving you crazy?  Do you need assistance with house training, jumping, biting, walking on a leash, or barking?

     Early help with your pup's behavior habits can be very beneficial in getting him/her off on the right paw! and learn some early obedience before enrolling in the Basic Obedience Class.

 

CONFORMATION CLASS

     You, too, can learn to handle your own registered dog in the conformation ring to earn your dog's CHAMPIONSHIP title.

     Whether it is to learn ring and show procedures OR just to keep your dog conditioned and socialized, the Heartland Dog Club, Inc. of Florida can help.

 

COMPETITION CLASS

Earning an AKC Obedience, Rally, or Agility title on your dog can be a very rewarding experience.  You can learn and or polish your skills, learn AKC rules, and or learn ring procedures to show you dog to his/her best advantage.

 

"AGILITY IS FUN" CLASS

     Agility is a fun sport for the owner and the dog.  Basic Obedience is not a requirement.  However, a dog must be under handler control.

     Agility is a sport where a dog demonstrates its agile nature and versatility by overcoming difficult obstacles.  It is one of the most enjoyable activities for handlers and dogs.

     Success in agility competition requires proper training as it is a game of physical skill, control, patience, and teamwork between the handler and dog.

 

 

RALLY CLASS

     Rally is not traditional obedience, nor is it traditional Agility.  It is something in between the two.  Rally like Agility and Obedience is an AKC-titling event.

     In Rally, the dog and handler move continuously and perform the exercises indicated on a sign at each location.  Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is encouraged and not penalized.

 

 

"Training You to Train Your Dog"