Classes

pawNot all classes are offered every session. After filling out the class interest form you will receive a follow up EMAIL within 7 days with placement information and instructions on how to accept a placement. Some classes and sessions do have waitlists and fill fast! Please make sure to check your E-MAIL for a reply. The CLASS INTEREST FORM is online HERE. If you have questions and are not ready to sign up for a class yet you can email info@gfdtc.org Check upcoming class schedules on our calendar.

What classes do you offer?

How can I sign up for classes?

Step 1) Fill out a CLASS INTEREST FORM online HERE. The online form is NOT a gurantee of class placement.

Step 2) You will receive a follow up E-MAIL from the registration coordinator. The email will either respond with information about your class selection, and if a spot is open in your chosen session then the email will include instructions on payment and accepting the placement.

Step 3) Follow the email instructions to REPLY to accept the class spot and complete PAYMENT. If you do not receive a follow up email do not panic! It could simply be that the registration coordinator is ascertaining the availability of your selected class and might need some time to follow up. If you don’t hear from us and are worried you can also email info@gfdtc.org.

Step 4) You will receive a confirmation email closer to the start of class with your class details.

Who teaches classes?
All instructors of the GFDTC are volunteers. We are people who enjoy not only training our dogs but also educating the people in our communities about effectively communicating with their dogs. Some show, compete in agility, scentwork, rally, obedience, tricks, or just train dogs for fun. 

Do I have to have a purebred dog or want to compete?
Absolutely not! Our members, trainers, and those that take classes do so for a variety of reasons. Some like to compete, but a vast majority are just looking for a fun way to interact and bond with their dog. And if you have aspirations for competition you do not have to have a pure bred dog to compete in most events. If you are looking to create a better bond with your dog or are interested in competing we have something for every dog and handler team!

When do classes start?
Most sessions begin every other month. Class terms vary from 6 or 7 weeks ($75) and some classes are 4 weeks ($50). Class placement is based on availability of the class. Some classes do have a waitlist. Please check your email after submission to see follow up instructions to secure your placement in a class. Payment must be received by the specified deadline to secure your class spot. Exact calendar will be set the session prior, and date and class times are subject to change. View our calendar at www.gfdtc.org/calendar

Sessions are:
Jan/Feb (Session 1)
Mar/Apr (Session 2)
May/June (Session 3)
July/August (Session 4)
Sept/Oct (Session 5)
Nov/Dec (Session 6)

What do classes cost?
Class price specifics are listed next to each class description. Classes are $50 for 4 week sessions or $75 for either 6 or 7 week sessions. Payment is made when you are placed in the class. Our registration coordinator will EMAIL you information on class placement, and if a spot is available that matches your request and qualifications then the email will also include instructions for submitting payment. Payment must be received by the date specified or the spot may be released to the next person on the waiting list.

Private Lessons – $90/series of 4 – 30 minute sessions
*The dates and times for your sessions will be arranged by you and your instructor.

Canine Good Citizen & AKC Trick Dog Testing offered periodically. Check the Calendar for an upcoming session.

Still not sure which is the best class for you?
Email our Registration Coordinator at info@gfdtc.org for information or advice.