Congratulations to the 4/23/19 class on earning your CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Titles!
IMPORTANT NOTICE: (posted 3/28/2020)
Due to the continuing concerns regarding the COVID-19 pandemic, ODTCW has temporarily suspended all group classes and club activities. We will continue to monitor the situation and as soon as it has been determined to be safe to do so, we will update our website with details regarding new classes and activities.
From the desk of the PresidentHello Members, (posted 3/27/20) (Paw Print winter/spring 2020)
I hope you are all managing throughout this COVID-19 crisis. We're certainly being faced with many challenges and hardships right now but hopefully these will not last too long and we can start to return to our normal way of life soon.
My first concern is for our members. Many of our members are senior citizens. If ANYONE needs assistance of any kind, shopping, food, supplies, etc. please let me know. I will do my best to help out in any way... except TP... I haven't been able to buy any either :). But in all seriousness, don't hesitate to contact me if there is anything you need, we can help each other through this. If you just need to talk, you can call me at 203-209- 1763.
During these difficult times, it's nice to hear some good news and there is lots of it in the attached newsletter! Our members have been very busy over these past few months and achieved many accomplishments... congratulations to all on your hard work and success!
Our facility will remain open for rentals so that you can continue to work and exercise your canine companions in a controlled environment. However, in an effort to keep everyone safe, please adhere to the following rental practices:
- If you are sick, coughing, have a sore throat or fever, please do not rent for 14 days.
- If you have been knowingly been exposed to someone with the virus, do not rent for 14 days.
- In order to limit transfer of germs, please bring only those items you need during training into the facility.
- Before and after your rental, disinfect all common areas (door handles, inside and out, key, combination lock, light switches, etc.) and any item touched or piece of equipment used. While there are some disinfecting supplies at the club, we strongly recommend that you bring your own to insure availability.
- If you should test positive with COVID-19, please call Sharon immediately (203-209- 1763). Your personal information will not be shared, however it is only fair to other renters to be notified that someone who has been sick has been in the building.
We are all on the honor system but if everyone follows the same protocols, it will make us that much more careful and keep all our members safe so we can enjoy training with our dogs with less worry.
READ ALL ABOUT OUR MEMBER ACHIEVEMENTS AS WELL AS OTHER NEWS IN OUR NEWSLETTER Paw Print winter/spring 2020
2020 UPCOMING EVENTS:
Something NEW to look forward to: We are planning to add a new class to our schedule! Club member Mindy Costanza, for those who haven't had the opportunity to meet yet, is an accomplished competitor and instructor. Mindy will be teaching a class on Thursdays from 12:00 - 1:00. Again, we had hoped to start up in a week or two but will put this on hold until we are able to confirm a start date. In this meantime, this will be the class description:
RX FOR HEELING
Communication is a key to training your dog. Heeling will be broken down into parts. Topics to be covered include: Learning how to make body language and cues clear to your dog. Keeping your dog's focus Understanding what heel means for both you and your dog. Diagnosing if you are aiding your dog to the point of lack of performance. The use of food in training. We will also work on transitioning to off leash heeling. This class is designed to make you think.
We are so excited to add this class to our roster. I hope when the time is right you'll be able to join Mindy in what is sure to be an interesting and informative class!
Please take care, stay well, and I hope to be seeing all of you in the not too distant future!
2020 AKC/CDSP Obedience / Rally Run Thrus at ODTCW
Limited to 30 total entries ******* PRE-ENTRY ONLY, NO DROP-INS. ENTRIES OPEN THE 1st OF THE MONTH
ENTRIES MUST BE RECEIVED NO LATER THAN 12 NOON THE WEDNESDAY PRIOR TO THE RUN-THRU DATE - ENTRY FORM
BRING THAT NEW PUPPY OR RESCUE DOG FOR SOME FUN TRAINING AND BONDING TIME, OR MAYBE TAKE A REFRESHER COURSE. COME! JOIN ONE OF OUR CLASSES!
Bring your puppy/dog to a fun class!
The Obedience Dog Training Club of Waterbury, Inc. was founded in 1946. The club is dedicated to the training of dogs and their handlers both for fun and for competition. We believe that all dogs benefit from obedience training and have helped thousands learn to train their dogs both for a better-behaved pet or a highly trained obedience competitor. We provide all phases of training – Beginner through Utility and we also offer Agility training. We also provide Canine Good Citizen testing for those dogs that graduate from our classes.
Our instructors are successful obedience and agility competitors – they are constantly seeking new and innovative teaching methods to fine-tune their instructional skills. It is our intention to encourage and promote the sport of dogs, their health and training and hope that you will use our facility in that spirit.
We are conveniently located approximately 5 minutes from Exit 16 off of I-84.
DROP-IN INTERMEDIATE/ADVANCED OBEDIENCE
Prerequisite CGC or equivalent training. This class works on novice competition and therapy dog skills.
WEDNESDAYS 6:00 P.M. This class fee is $15. More info on our classes page.
CHECK OUT ALL OUR CLASSES - FIND ONE TO FIT YOUR INTEREST AND JOIN US FOR THE FUN!