News Flash: Sunday 9/30/18 Regarding Session IV & V, as "Joe Friday" used to say: "Just the facts, ma'am" and here is the info for (first) Session V orientation will be held Monday Oct 8th, at 6:30. (secondly) this note is specially for our Students enrolled in Session IV will receive a $50 credit towards the next session for classes missed due to the storm. Now, for a look behind the scenes at your Instructors, Assistants and every Member who could; have put in 2 full days addressing the damages to our Training Facility. My internet access has been "gone with the wind" up to and including late last night! Special thanks to Stephanie and Bryan!, who got me up and running this afternoon. Our ADTC Family lost a wise and dear member, so we are mourning her greatly, at the same time we are all getting back on our feet from the storm.

Show ‘N’ Go?

What is a Show ‘N’ Go?!?!

A Show ‘N’ Go, in one phrase, is “a practice dog show”!  Emphasizing the word “practice”; teams of Handlers and their Canine Companions “practice and prepare” for a REAL Dog Show or Trial!

The Show ‘N’ Go allows you to introduce to and “proof” your dog in a new area; in a “show” environment!  New sights, smells and sounds are a lot for our dogs to take in, so taking one’s dog to a Show ‘N’ Go enables both dog and handler to experience (basically “get used to”) the “real” show scene!  Better for you and/or your dog to have a case of nerves during a Show ‘N’ Go, than doing so as you enter the ring in an actual Trial!

The Show ‘N’ Go’s at ADTC include a ‘caller’ putting a team thru their paces, and in addition, helpful tips that might help make future runs a bit smoother!

ADTC welcomes both “newbies” training in a ring for the first time, as well as seasoned exhibitors ‘fine tuning’ for an upcoming Show or Trial!

Most levels of the various venues are offered!

Come take advantage of this great opportunity to practice indoors at a convenient, comfortable venue!

Explanation of Levels in various venues:

Traditional Obedience Show ‘N’ Go

PUPPY CLASS for pups to age 12 months.  Exercises include controlled walking.  Automatic sits preferred but not required.  Sit for Examination (heel position), Recall with front, sit not required.  One (1) minute Sit and Down Stays.  All exercises on lead.

BEGINNERS CLASS exercises include Heeling pattern with automatic sits, Sit for Examination (at end of the lead), Recall with front sit, One (1) minute Sit Stay and Three (3) minute Down Stay.  Exercises on lead.

PRE-NOVICE CLASS exercises include Heeling pattern with automatic sits, Figure Eight, Stand for Examination, Recall with front sit and Finish, One (1) minute Sit Stay and Three (3) minute Down Stay.  All exercises on lead.  Assistance may be given in Finish.

NOVICE exercises include on and off lead Heeling with automatic sits, Figure Eight, Stand for Examination (off lead), Recall with Front and Finish (off lead), One (1) minute Sit Stay and Three (3) minute Down Stay (off lead).

OPEN and UTILITY CLASSES will also be held.  Our class levels in Traditional Obedience will run from highest to lowest.

Rally Obedience Show ‘N’ Go

Rally, is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course created by the Rally judge. The judge tells the handler to begin and the dog and handler proceed at their own pace through a course of designated stations. Each of these stations has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. Scoring is not as rigorous as formal obedience.

The team of dog and handler move continuously with the dog under control at the handler’s left side, however perfect “heel position” is not required. There should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler both during the numbered exercises and between the exercise signs. They perform the exercises indicated by a numbered sign at each station. After the judge’s “Forward” order, the team is on its own to complete the entire sequence correctly. Unlimited communication from the handler to the dog is to be encouraged and not penalized.

Handlers are permitted to talk, praise, encourage, and at all but the Excellent Level, may clap their hands, pat their legs.  Handlers may not touch their dog or make physical corrections. Loud or harsh commands or intimidating signals will be penalized.

ADTC’s classes will include:  Jumpers Excellent, Advanced & Novice courses (presented in that order).

AGILITY SHOW ‘N’ GO – held out of doors, our building is not large enough for a ‘real’ ring.

Agility is open to every dog at least 12 months of age.  The purpose of Agility events is to afford owners the opportunity to demonstrate a dog’s willingness to work with its handler under a variety of conditions. In an Agility event, dog and handler work together as a team combining athletic ability and training to negotiate a course of obstacles within a prescribed time period. As the dogs negotiate the course they must constantly be alert to the verbal cues and body language of their handlers.

ADTC will have a ‘nested course’ set up for “Jumpers” Excellent, Open and Novice runs.  Runs will be on a timed basis this year, with a set time of 3 minutes per run.  Agility teams can do run thrus, or work on a problematic obstacle during their time on the course.  Teams are welcome to do as many 3 minute sets as they desire (at the stated fees).  Jumps will be set at the proper height for each entrant.  Whether a team is a real beginner and the dog needs to be on leash or whether a team is simply ‘fine tuning’ for a trial, all are welcome and encouraged to give it try!!