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 2024 Session 1 Training Classes

(January - February)


Dog Crates are required at all classes with the exception of Puppy Kindergarten, Star Puppy,  Beginner Obedience, and Advanced Beginner Obedience.


Session starts January 3, 2024

Open registration starts December 18  and closes December 22, 2023 

Member Registration starts December 11  and closes December 22, 2023 

No registrations accepted after closing date of December 22, 2023

No Refunds after registration closes on December 22, 2023 except those provided for in

Policy 15 " Refunds" 

Mail checks or coupons (Canine Cash) to Betsy Powers 3306 N Eisenhower Ave. Hernando, FL 34442  Your spot in the class is not reserved until payment is made.  Payment must be received by closing date December 22, 2023

Morning Class Schedule

Time  Sunday  Monday  Tuesday  Wednesday  Thursday 
 8:00-8:30         Advance Beginner Scent Work
 8:30-9:00       8:45 AM Open/Utility Proofing and problem Solving Advance Beginner Scent Work
 9:00-9:30  

Beginner Obedience

Competition Novice Obedience

Open Floor Obedience Novice and Open Open/Utility Proofing and Problem Solving 9:15AM Excellent/Master Scent Work
 9:30-10:00  

Beginner Obedience

Competition Novice Obedience

Open Floor Obedience Novice and Open Open/Utility Proofing and Problem Solving Excellent/Master Scent Work
 10:00-10:30

Competition Novice Obedience

Tricks

Open Floor Obedience Novice and Open

Open Floor Obedience Open & Utility


Excellent/Master Scent Work
 10:30-11:00

Competition Novice Obedience

Tricks

Open Floor Obedience Novice and Open

Open Floor Obedience Open & Utility  
 11:00-11:30 Advance Foundations in Obedience

Advance Beginner Obedience

Pre-Open & Retrieving Obedience Advanced

  Open Floor Obedience Open & Utility  
 11:30-12:00 Advance Foundations in Obedience

Advance Beginner Obedience

Pre-Open & Retrieving Obedience Advanced

 Open Obedience

Open Floor Obedience Open & Utility  


Afternoon  Schedule

  Sunday  Monday   Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday  
 12:00-12:30  Open and Utility Obedience Pre-Open & retrieving Obedience Open Obedience   Open Floor Obedience and Rally
 12:30-1:00   Open and Utility Obedience  Pre-Open & retrieving Obedience  Open Obedience Rally Master  Open Floor Obedience and Rally
 1:00- 1:30   Rally - Novice    Rally Master  Open Floor Obedience and Rally
 1:30-2:00 Rally Run Thru Rally - Novice      
 2:00-2:30  Rally Run Thru     Rally Intermediate Utility Obedience
 2:30-3:00  Rally Run Thru      Rally Intermediate  Utility Obedience
 3:00-3:30    4H Obedience

Agility Rally

     
 3:30-4:00    4H Obedience

Agility Rally

     


Late Afternoon and Evening Schedule

  Sunday  Monday   Tuesday Wednesday  Thursday 
4:00-4:30     4H Obedience

Agility Rally

     Beginner Agility
 4:30-5:00     4H Obedience

Agility Rally

      Beginner Agility
 5:00 -5:30        Beginner Obedience
  5:15 Advance

Beginner Agility

 5:30- 6:00        Beginner Obedience  Advance

Beginner Agility

 6:00 -6:30    Puppy Kindergarten    AKC Star Puppy   Advance

Beginner Agility

 6:30 - 7:00     Puppy Kindergarten    AKC Star Puppy  Novice Agility
 7:00- 7:30  

Beginner Obedience

Rally Intermediate

   Rally Advance  Novice Agility

Rally Excellent

 7:30- 8:00    

Beginner Obedience

Rally Intermediate

    Rally Advance  Rally Excellent

To Register Find the class in the listing below.  They are in chronological order.  Registration will show closed until Registration Opens for members on Dec 11.  Tap on the "Register" button on the left hand side of the class listing and follow the questions.  If paying by check, money order or Canine Cash select "Invoice me" on the payment screen.  You will receive a pending confirmation and a copy of your invoice in your email.  Print the invoice and enclose it with your payment send to Betsy Powers 3306 N Eisenhower Ave.  Hernando, FL 34442.  Payment must be received no later than December 22.   Do not mail payment to the club.

2024 Training Classes Session 1

    • 3 Jan 2024
    • 28 Feb 2024
    • 9 sessions
    • 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL 34482

    Wednesday Open Floor Obedience

    2024 Session 1

    • Wednesday mornings 10:00 am to 12:00pm
    • $5/ dog  open to members and non members alike
    • Utility ring and open ring available set up.  Novice work in either ring
    • Host -Claudia Overacker
    • Please be courteous to fellow trainers and share the rings. 


    Please crate your dog when not training in a ring



    • 4 Jan 2024
    • 22 Feb 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL. 34482
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Beginner Agility  2024 Session 1

    • Seven  Week Session  $95 nonmembers/ $80 members
    • Thursdays 3:45 PM- 5:00 PM
    • Classes start on January 4, 2024

    • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023

    • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 18, 2023

    • Registration closes December 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted

    • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds
    • Instructors: Cindy Froman email:  papicav@gmail.com                                                        Mary Beth Backstrom email  bitsy05@gmail.com                   
    • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

    • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

    • If you have trouble registering contact the Training Director Betsy Powers at

      DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com 

    Class Description 

    Learn basic jumping and handling skills, contacts and weaves. By the end of the course you and your dog should be able to run short sequences. This class can be repeated as needed.


    Prerequisites: Dogs should have a reliable recall and basic obedience skills.


    A dog crate is required for this class.



    • 4 Jan 2024
    • 22 Feb 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL. 34482
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Advanced Beginner Agility  2024 Session 1

    • Seven Week Session  $95nonmembers/ $80 members
    • Thursdays 5:15 PM- 6:30PM
    • Classes start on January 4, 2024

    • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023

    • Registration for Non-Members opens  Dec 18, 2023 

    • Registration closes December 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted

    • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds
    • Instructors: Cindy Froman email:  papicav@gmail.com                                                        Mary Beth Backstrom email  bitsy05@gmail.com                   
    • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

    • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

    • If you have trouble registering contact the Training Director Betsy Powers at

      DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com . 

    Class Description 

    This is a continuation of Beginning Agility class. Dogs and handlers will work on  more complicated jump sequences and handling skills. By the end of this class we will be running AKC novice courses. This class can be repeated as needed.


    Prerequisites: Dogs must have completed the Beginning Agility Class.


    A dog crate is required for this class.



    • 4 Jan 2024
    • 22 Feb 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL. 34482
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Novice  Agility  2024 Session 1

    • Seven Week Session  $95 nonmembers/ $80 members
    • Thursdays 6:45 PM- 8:00PM
    • Classes start on January 4, 2024

    • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023

    • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 18, 2023 

    • Registration closes December 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted

    • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds
    • Instructors: Cindy Froman email:  papicav@gmail.com                                                        Mary Beth Backstrom email  bitsy05@gmail.com                   
    • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

    • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

    • If you have trouble registering contact the Training Director Betsy Powers at

      DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com 

    Class Description 

    Novice Agility is the next step after graduating from Advanced Beginner Agility.

    We will be focusing on preparing to enter an AKC Novice Agility trial.  The class will continue to work and perfect the skills introduced in the beginner and advanced beginner class with a greater focus on running courses.

    Prerequisites: Dogs must be able to run 6 weave poles on their own.  You and your dog must be capable of performing the basic handling skills such as front and rear crosses and send to a jump. 

    If you have any questions about the class or if you meet the prerequisites please contact the instructors.  See above for their contact information. 


    A dog crate is required for this class.



    • 4 Jan 2024
    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL. 34482
    • 4
    Registration is closed

    RALLY -EXCELLENT Thursday PM- 2024 Session 1

    • Six week session : $80 nonmember/ $65 member
    • Classes start on  January 4, 2024
    • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023
    • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 22, 2023
    • Registration closes December 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted
    • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds


    Class Description 

    This course is designed for the teams that have a solid background in off-leash heeling including multiple changes of direction. The dog must have a reliable sit, down, stand, stay, and recall. The use of the handler’s voice/signal for commands are both acceptable.


    This course will cover the Rally signs for the Excellent level.  The course will focus on the execution of each sign as well as course work.  


    Crates are required at each class so handlers can work needed footwork and walk courses. 


                          

    • 9 Jan 2024
    • 27 Feb 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL 34482

    Tuesday Open Floor Obedience

    2024 Session 1

    • Tuesday mornings 9:00 am to 11:00pm
    • $5/ dog  open to members and non members alike
    • This open floor is focused towards Novice and Open level training.  One ring will be set up for Novice and Beginner Novice and the second ring will be set up for Open.  If there is not any Novice or Open dogs training the ring can be set up for Utility .
    • Host -Sandy Wells
    • Please be courteous to fellow trainers and share the rings. 


    Please crate your dog when not training in a ring

    Canine Flu 2023 - Upper Respiratory Illness

    There are a lot of unknowns about this newest canine illness. We should all do our best to work to avoid the spread of this disease by following some basic recommendations:

    • Keep your dog up to date on vaccines, including but not limited to Bordetella, Parainfluenza, and Canine Influenza, and avoid direct contact with other dogs.
    • If your dog has been exposed to a dog with an upper respiratory illness, but is showing no symptoms, it is recommended you quarantine that dog for a minimum of 2 weeks. Do not take it to any areas where other dogs will be.
    • If your dog has been exposed to a dog with an upper respiratory illness, and is showing symptoms, it is recommended you quarantine that dog for a minimum of 4 weeks after all symptoms have passed. Do not take it to any areas where other dogs will be.
    • Absolutely do not take your dog to any events if it is showing signs of respiratory illness such as coughing, sneezing, wheezing, any nasal discharge, lack of energy, or difficulty breathing.

    These are recommendations put out by the American Kennel Club. 

    Out of an abundance of caution, the club will provide hand sanitizer and wipes at each training ring.  Do not pet other dogs and then pet your dog without cleaning your hands in between.  Do not let your dog sniff other dogs.  Do not share water bowls or toys or training equipment without cleaning them in between.  Please be your dogs advocate so they all stay safe. 




    • 10 Jan 2024
    • 21 Feb 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL. 34482
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    RALLY- ADVANCE- 2024 Session 1

    • Seven Week Session $95 non member/ $80 member
    • Wednesdays 7:00PM- 8:00PM
    • Classes start on January 10, 2024

    • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023 

    • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 18, 2023 

    • Registration closes December 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted 

    • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds

    • Instructors : Shirley Fullam-Baker email belgiandoglover@gmail.com                              Barbara Hall email:  inthismess45@gmail.com        
    • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

    • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

    • If you have trouble registering contact the Training Director Betsy Powers at

      DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com 


    Class Description

    For handlers and their dogs that have completed Introduction to Rally, Novice Rally, or have some previous Rally experience. The focus will be on learning and practicing the AKC Advanced exercises.

    Dog and handler teams will learn the skills  necessary to execute the  exercises needed to run Intermediate/Advanced Rally courses successfully.  The class  will provide instruction for performing the advanced rally signs and provide Advanced level courses to train on.  Though Advanced level Rally  is an off leash performance level you my train on or off leash in this class.    


    Prerequisites:  Your dog must have completed the Novice Rally Class, Intro to Rally Class or have their Novice rally title.

    A crate is required each week for your dog so handlers are free to walk the course and learn the necessary footwork for each exercise. 

    This class is limited to six teams.


    • 11 Jan 2024
    • 29 Feb 2024
    • 8 sessions
    • 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL 34482

    Thursday Open Floor Obedience/Rally

    2024 Session 1

    • Thursdays 11:30 am to 1:30pm
    • $5/ dog  open to members and non members alike
    • Rally ring and obedience ring available.  
    • Host -Alice Greibe, Bob and Lee Saputo
    • Please be courteous to fellow trainers and share the rings. 


    Please crate your dog when not training in a ring



    • 11 Jan 2024
    • 22 Feb 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL. 34482
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Utility Obedience 2024 Session 1

    • Seven week session : $95 nonmember/ $80 member
    • Classes start on January 11 2024
    • Thursdays 2:00PM- 3:00 PM
    • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023
    • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 18, 2023
    • Registration closes Dec 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted
    • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds


    Class Description 

    This course will teach the Utility exercises for AKC obedience:  signals, scent articles,  directed retrieve,  moving stand and directed jumping.  Equipment needed for this class:  a set of scent articles (6 articles each of 2 of the following materials, leather, metal or wood) and  3 white gloves appropriately sized for your dog.   Additional training aids may be required per the instructor.  


    Prerequisites:  Your dog must be capable of working off lead under full voice control with distractions.  Your dog must have completed the Open Obedience class or have permission of the instructor with ability to demonstrate competition level performance of all Open exercises.


     


    Crates are required at each class so handlers can work needed footwork and walk courses. 


                          

    • 1 Feb 2024
    • 22 Feb 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL. 34482
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Advanced Beginner Scent Work Class

    2024 Session 1

      • Four Week Session - $55 nonmember/$50 member
      • Thursday mornings 8:00am-8:45am  
      • Classes start on February 1, 2024

      • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023 

      • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 18, 2023 

      • Registration closes December 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted

      • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds

      • Instructor:  Judy Leitzsch email frazldmom3@aol.com
      •                     Susan Rezy email: susanrezy@gmail.com
      •                     Barb Sheedy email: bsheedy@bellsouth.net
      •                      Judi Tintera  email : jtintera@cfl.rr.com
      • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

      • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

      • If you have trouble registering for this class contact the Training Director, Betsy Powers at DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com 

      Class Description

    • This class is for those who have learned the basics of Scent work but need additional coaching in order to go to their first trial.  The class will do work with containers, interior and exterior searches and buried searches.  With the completion of this class you should fee confident to enter your first scent work trial. 

    • Dog Crates are required for this class.




    • 1 Feb 2024
    • 22 Feb 2024
    • 4 sessions
    • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, FL 34482
    • 0
    Registration is closed

    Excellent/Master Scent Work Class 

    2024 Session 1

    • Four Week Session - $55 nonmembers/ $50 members
    • Thursday mornings 9:15 AM to 10:00 AM  
    • Classes start on February 1,2024
    • Registration for Members opens Dec11, 2023 
    • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec18, 2023 
    • Registration closes December 22, 2023 after which no registrations will be accepted
    • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds
    • Instructor:  Judy Leitzsch email frazldmom3@aol.com
    •                     Susan Rezy email susanrezy@gmail.com
    •                    Barb Sheedy email bsheedy@bellsouth.net
    •                     Judi Tintera email: jtintera@cfl.rr.com
    • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

    • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

    • If you encounter difficulties in registering for the class contact the training director Betsy Powers email: DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com 

    Class Description

    This class will take you and your dog on from beginner/novice to more difficult searches involving multiple odors with greater difficulty levels.  This session will be held at the MADTA Clubhouse.

    Dog Crates are required for this class.





      • 4 Feb 2024
      • 3 Mar 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, Fl 34482
      • 3
      Registration is closed

      Advanced Foundations for Competition Obedience 

      2024 Session 1

      • Four Week Session - $55 non-members /$50 members
      • Sunday  11:00 am to 12:00 pm
      • Classes start on February 4, 2023
      • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023 
      • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 18, 2023 
      • Registration closes December 22, 2023  after which no registrations will be accepted.
      • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds"
      • Instructor: Cheryl Cipollo email - cherylandsulley@gmail.com
      • Assistant instructor  Claudia Overaker  email- Clo0805@gmail.com
      • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

      • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

      • If you have trouble registering contact the Training Director Betsy Powers at DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com 
         


      Class Description:

      This class is for experienced handlers and/or dogs and handlers that have completed the Beginner Foundations class.  This class will progress the dog and handler to higher levels of obedience skills, including command discrimination and dumbbell work, using skills the dog has mastered in the Beginner class. 

      Dog Crate is required for this class


      • 4 Feb 2024
      • 3 Mar 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • MADTA 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala, Fl 34482
      • 0
      Registration is closed

      Open/Utility Class 2024 Session 1

      • Four Week Session - $55 non-members /$50 members
      • Sunday  12:00 pm to 1:00 pm
      • Classes start on February 4, 2023
      • Registration for Members opens Dec 11, 2023 
      • Registration for Non-Members opens Dec 18, 2023 
      • Registration closes December 22, 2023  after which no registrations will be accepted.
      • No Refunds  or changes after registration closes except where provided by  Policy 15 "Refunds"
      • Instructor: Cheryl Cipollo email - cherylandsulley@gmail.com
      • Assistant instructor  Claudia Overaker  email- Clo0805@gmail.com
      • To register scroll to the lower left corner and select the register button.

      • If the register button is not found select the add to waitlist button, the class is full we will do our best to find an opening if possible.

      • If you have trouble registering contact the Training Director Betsy Powers at DirectorofTrainingMadta@gmail.com 
         


      Class Description:

      This class will focus on teaching the Open and Utility exercises. Each week we will work on 2-3 exercises from each class, and we will be working many of the exercises with a few different dogs and handlers in the ring.  Handlers will also help each other by putting out articles and gloves, and doing the moving stand exercise. 

      Prerequisites: Your dog must have a reliable Retrieve and be able to work off lead with other dogs also off lead. 

      Equipment:  You must have a dumbbell.  Also recommended are a set of scent articles and 3 white gloves. 

      Dog Crate is required for this class


      • 4 Feb 2024
      • 3 Mar 2024
      • 4 sessions
      • 6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala FL34482

      Rally Run Thru

      Nested Courses Novice  thru Masters

      $5/ 5 min run maximum 

      Everyone welcome 

      Hosted by Kristine Woodward  

      Please crate your dog when not training in a ring

      Sundays 1:30PM- 3:30PM


    Class Registration 

    Marion-Alachua Dog Training Association
    Office: 352-369-5551




    Address:
    6600 NW 3rd Place Ocala FL  34482

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