Idaho Capital City Kennel Club
Inc. September 9, 1956
AKC Member Club
Training a puppy is like raising a child. Every single interaction is a training opportunity. Ian Dunbar


Training Center
  
The ICCKC Training Center opened its doors on December 1, 2017.  It is located at 5200 N. Sawyer Avenue, Suite C, in Garden City.  Classes and scheduling information is provided below.
This is an exciting new endeavor for ICCKC.  In the past, ICCKC had to find or rent space in parks and other training facilities for its events and for practice opportunities for members   The training centers gives us the opportunity to host classes, matches, seminars, and provide other training options.

We  offer a wide range of dog training classes  CGC & trick dog tests, scent work tests, etc.  The building will be available for individual training as well as group training in all areas of dog competitions.  ICCKC Members and non-members may reserve the training ring with an hourly  or discounted monthly fee
Would you like to take a class or volunteer at the Training Center?  The Training Center committee would love to hear your ideas about how you can help or what we can do to improved our offerings.   See our class list and calendar for upcoming classes.

Upcoming Classes​​​​​​

Open Practices

Scheduled Classes - March/April 2018

Scheduled classes require  registration and payment prior to class start.  See class information and registration forms below, or contact the training center for details.
Note:  some prior training or pre-requisites may be required for open practice session.  Please contact training center for more information.
Group Distraction Practice​​
Monday Evenings
6:30 - 7:30 p.m.
​Ongoing, Beginning 1/08/18
Various Leaders
​No reservation needed-just drop in
Class fee:  $10 per dog/handler team

 Agility - ACT1
See description of class below

Wednesday Evenings - in NAMPA 
7:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
​6 weeks, plus 1 week testing, beginning 4/11/18
Jan and Dale
Prerequisites:  Dog 1 year and older
Registration:  Class Registration Form
Class Fee:  $100; ICCKC Members $75
  

Open Conformation Practice
Thursday Evenings
6:30 p.m. - 7:30p.m.
​Ongoing, Beginning 1/04/2018
Various Leaders
No reservation needed-just drop in
​$5 per dog​​
 Agility for Juniors  
 See description of class below

Sunday Afternoons
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
​4 weeks:   Mar. 11th,Mar. 25th,Apr. 1st,Apr. 15th
Cami 
Registration:  Class Registration Form
Class Fee:  $40 for Juniors under 18​

  

Open Obedience Practice
Saturday Mornings
9:00 a.m. - 12 p.m.
​Ongoing, Beginning 1/6/18
Matches and  other events may affect  Date/Time.  See Calendar for changes.
Various Leaders
​No reservation needed.
$5 per dog​​
Rally - Advanced
See description of class below

Thursday Evenings
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
​6 weeks, beginning 3/15/18
Leesa and Vicky
Registration:  Class Registration Form
Class Fee:  $100; ICCKC Members $75
Purchase of AKC Rally Rules & Regulations  updated to NOV 2017
is recommended for this class
Open Rally Practice
Sunday Mornings
8:00 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
​Ongoing, Beginning 1/07/2018
Matches and  other events may affect Date/Time. 
See Calendar for changes.
Various Leaders
No reservation needed-just drop in
​$5 per dog​​
Trick Dog
See description of class below

Monday Evenings
7:30 p.m. - 8:30 p.m.
​6 weeks, 4/2/18 -  5/14/18. NO Class on April 30th. 
Mary
Registration:  Class Registration Form
Class Fee:  $100; ICCKC Members $75

4H Conformation Practice​​
Sunday afternoons
2:00 p.m. - 4 p.m.
​Ongoing, 4H Only
Various Leaders
No reservation needed
FREE for 4H members
Contact your 4H leader for details

Calendar​​​​​​
(note:  click on left/right arrows to change month)

General Information​​​​​​

Rates, Rules and Forms 
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Questions?: ​  ICCKCtraining@gmail.com
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ICCKC TRAINING CENTER -  INTRODUCTORY RATES
 
Monthly Private Training Reservation - $50 a month
Hourly private training reservation:  $20 a hour
Classes:  $100 for 6 week class, $75 for ICCKC members; Juniors—for any junior and 4H discounts, see class descriptions above.
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Training Center Waiver
Anyone using center must sign and return waiver.  Use this link to print a copy or pick up one at the training center

Class Descriptions​​​​

Agility - ACT1

 Agility ACT1 (10 Students Maximum)
Build a good agility foundation as well as a good working relationship with your dog.  Instruction will focus on introducing agility obstacles to handler and dog, using training methods that are motivational and positive.  Lessons will be based on the Agility Course Test 1 (ACT1).  ACT1 is designed to introduce beginning dogs and their handlers to the AKC sport of agility and to show beginning sequencing and performance skills.  Skills will be taught targeting an actual Agility Course Test trial to be held the last day of class, with the possibility of earning the ACT1 title that night. For more about the ACT program, visit http://www.akc.org/events/agility/act-program/ .

NOTE:  The class will be held at 18002 Dean Lane, Nampa, Idaho – near Ustick and Can-Ada Road. Content questions can be directed to:  Jan, jskurzynski@gmail.com  ​​​

Agility - For Fun and Fitness

 Agility for Fun and Fitness (6 Students Maximum)
Have you ever heard of agility? Did you ever want to try it or would you like to learn games to build your dog's fitness? Welcome to Agility for Fun and Fitness! This course is designed to teach foundational games, build jumping technique, as well as introduce basic handling with jumps and tunnels. Recommended age for the dogs is 8 months or over. Coursework is suited for those new to the sport or can be modified for experienced handlers looking to refine their skills.
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Agility - For Juniors

  
 Junior's Agility (8 Students Maximum)
Hey Juniors, here is a class just for you! Would you like to learn more about agility and learn cool tricks with your dog? Come and join in fun! This course will teach foundational games and introduce basic handling with jumps and tunnels. Recommended age for the dogs is 8 months or over. Coursework is suited for beginners or can be modified for experienced handlers looking to increase their skills.  
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Basic Obedience

 Basic Obedience Manners (10 Students Maximum)
This is an introductory class designed to teach owners to teach their dogs basic good manners.  Instructors will focus on common commands such as sit,  stay, come and down, plus walking on a loose lead.  Postitive training methods are used.  Skills learned in this class will help prepare owners and dogs for next level obedience classes, or other classes such as CGC and Rally Novice.  No previous obedience training required.  Dogs should be at least 6 months of age.
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Canine Good Citizen - CGC

 Introduction to CGC (10 Student Maximum)  
From polite greetings to coming when called to staying attentive in distracting places, Canine Good Citizen training is appropriate for dogs of all breeds and mixes, sizes, shapes and ages. In this six week class, you will learn how to teach the basic exercises of the CGC test to your dog in a relaxed, fun environment, practice skills at class and at home, and prepare for optional CGC testing and certification. With an optional seventh week,  you will have the opportunity to practice in "mock" CGC test or the real thing if you choose. Dogs must be at least six months of age and fully vaccinated. Some prior training experience (for you and/or your dog) is beneficial, but not required. No dogs that have exhibited any aggression toward people or other dogs will be admitted to the class. For more information on the CGC program and test rules visit the AKC website at www.akc.org/cgc/. Content questions can be directed to: Ariel cgcboise@gmail.com 
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Rally - Novice

Beginning Rally Class (10 Student Maximum)
This class introduces the sport of Rally Obedience, intended for handlers or dogs new to the sport of Rally.    Originally called “doodling”, rally exercises have been used for over 30 years by obedience enthusiasts to train a more attentive and responsive obedience dog.  Rally as a separate AKC event has grown in popularity and helped create better dog-handler relationships. Handler/Dog teams should have at least the beginnings of a working relationship and some basic obedience skills (basic control on leash, sit, down, stay).  The course will teach the basics skills  to maneuver the Novice Rally signs, including newly added in Nov. 2017.  Discussion of Rally Rules, tips for best performance and preparation to confidently begin Rally competition will also be covered.
​Minimum dog age 6 mon. & demonstrates basic control on leash.  Enrollment is limited but classes are planned to be offered several times in 2018
  

Rally - Advanced

 Advanced and Excellent Rally Class (10 Student Maximum)  
This class builds on the skills and signs learned in Rally Novice and is intended for competition Ralliers. Handler/Dog team should have established a working relationship, be comfortable with Novice Rally signs,  and be familiar with the basic rules and procedures of Rally.  Course content will include Advanced & Excellent signs updated to include 2017 additions.  Tips & Tricks to enhance Rally performance and Helpful references for training & competition will also be covered. ​Minimum dog age 6 month.  Enrollment is limited but classes are planned to be offered several times in 2018.
  

Trick Dog

Trick Dog Class - Novice/Intermediate (10 Student Maximum)  
  
This class will help you have fun with your dog and work toward novice or intermediate levels of AKC’s new “Trick Dog” titling program. Teaching dog tricks is enjoyable for owners, mentally stimulating for their dogs and can take place at any time or place that fits their lifestyle.  The dogs in this class should have basic obedience skills and be able to chill out quietly in crates or on raised bed or mats when it is not their turn to train/play.  Minimum dog age 6 month.  Enrollment is limited but classes are planned to be offered several times in 2018.
  

Drop-in Practice Descriptions​​​​

Group Distraction Practice

   
Group Distraction Practice
Are you doing fine with your training but are tired of either training alone or with the same small group of friends? Does your dog need distractions so it can perform better in the distracting environment of a dog show? Do you need to work on lifetime obedience skills? This practice is for you! It will be one hour of organized group heeling (obedience and rally), signals, recalls, retrieves, and sit/down stays. At the end of the hour you will know you got in a great practice to set your dog up for success in the ring.   Practice is led by leaders, not instructors. Eventually every participant should take a turn at leading class. 

Pre-requisites:  Recommended for dogs who already have basic obedience -- loose leash heeling, turns, sits, down, stay, etc. and are comfortabe working closely with others dog/handler teams.   No dogs that have exhibited any aggression toward people or other dogs.

​Bring your dog, leash and collar, any needed training items, waste bags, water for your pup as needed and a crate.  Chairs are provided, but you may bring your own compact/folding chair as well.   

Offered every week unless schedule indicates. No reservations needed, come once or often! Pay at class.

You may come observe (without dog) to see if this is the right format for you.
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Open Conformation Practice

   
Conformation enthusiasts! Are you looking for a place to practice for upcoming shows?  
Open Conformation Practice is a simple run-through; leader of Open Practice will act as "judge" and may be able to offer advice, if needed. Leaders are experienced in the Conformation show ring and rotate based on availability and schedule.  Practice what you need to practice, with as many -- or few -- times in the ring that you need for your dog. This is a true drop-in, so come/leave early or come/leave late -- or stay for the whole hour.

Pre-requisites: Some knowledge and experience in conformation ring preferred. Ability of handler to keep dog under control at all times in a positive manner.  No dogs that have exhibited any aggression toward people or other dogs.

Bring your dog, leash and collar, any needed training items, waste bags, water for your pup as needed and a crate.  Chairs are provided, but you may bring your own compact/folding chair as well.   

Offered every week unless schedule indicates. No reservations needed, come once or often! Pay at class.

You may come observe (without dog) to see if this is the right format for you.

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Open Obedience Practice

      
Are you looking for a place to practice for obedience competition or for lifetime obedience skills?  Novice or Advanced, this practice allows you to train along with other dog/handler teams. We encourage dog/handler teams to work in the training ring simultaneously.  Each participating team can work on individual exercises or skills at your own pace, while others do the same using the surrounding distractions to hone attention and focus. 
 
The open practice is hosted and monitored by various club members.  Monitors are available for questions and encourage handlers to simply ask if any helper or assistance is needed.  We usually have plenty of helpers willing assist, such as to act as “judge” for exam or as “posts”. 
 
Jumps are set up during the practice, but teams do not have “exclusive” use of the ring for complete run throughs (reserved for the match days); however during lulls or times of low activity handlers have been able to practice directed jumping and other skills that require more of the practice floor.  For full run throughs, Open Practice will occasionally be replaced by Matches.  Matches will be announced on our website and training center calendar—to replace practice approximately 2 Saturdays every other month.  Pre-registration for matches is requested.

Pre-requisites:  Recommended for dogs who already have basic obedience -- loose leash heeling, turns, sits, down, stay, etc. and are comfortable working closely with others dog/handler teams.   No dogs that have exhibited any aggression toward people or other dogs .

Bring your dog, leash and collar, any needed training items, waste bags, water for your pup as needed and a crate.  Chairs are provided, but you may bring your own compact/folding chair as well.   
 
Offered every week unless schedule indicates.   Come once or often! No registration needed.   Pay at class.  

Open Practice will occasionally be replaced by Matches.  Matches will be announced on our website and training center calendar—to replace practice approximately 2 Saturdays every other month.  Pre-registration for matches is requested.
 

You may come observe (without dog) to see if this is the right format for you.
  

Open Rally Practice

      
Are you looking for a place to practice Rally for competition or for lifetime obedience skills?  Novice or Advanced, this practice allows you to practice your Rally skills on a pre-setup Rally course with official, competition signs.
 
The open practice is hosted and monitored by various club members who are experienced in Rally.  Monitors are available for questions and encourage handlers to simply ask if any helper or assistance is needed.    The host will set up a Rally Excellent (RE) course and let participants run all,  part or "modified"-- handler can choose to leave out signs or modify exercise, as the handler sees fit for their level.  Each dog/handler team typically has exclusive use of the ring,  as practice for signs or  handler can ask for a run through.  Non-crumbly treats, toys, play and a positive/fun experience  for dog and handler are allowed and encouraged.

Pre-requisites:  Recommended for dogs who already have basic obedience -- loose leash heeling, turns, sits, down, stay, etc. and are comfortabe working closely with others dog/handler teams.   No dogs that have exhibited any aggression toward people or other dogs .

Bring your dog, leash and collar, any needed training items, waste bags, water for your pup as needed and a crate.  Chairs are provided, but you may bring your own compact/folding chair as well.   
 
Offered every week unless schedule indicates.   Come once or often! No registration needed.   Pay at class.  

Open Practice will occasionally be replaced by Matches.  Matches will be announced on our website and training center calendar—to replace practice approximately 2 Saturdays every other month.  Pre-registration for matches is requested.
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You may come observe (without dog) to see if this is the right format for you.
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