Monthly Workshops

Starting in February, 2022, Gas City Dog Club will be hosting a workshop on the first Saturday of the month.  These workshops are designed to introduce you to various types of training and dog sports that are a fun way to increase the team work between you and your canine companion!

ANNUAL EVENTS

Introduction to Scent Detection

September 10, 2022

Introduction to Scent Detection

Date:  September 10, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location:  Gas City Dog Club

Instructor:  Beccy Evans

This workshop will introduce the concept of targeting an odour on command. Dogs will be trained on a target scent and how to start a basic search. Registration is limited to 8 dog/handler teams. This workshop is a pre-requisite for the planned 6 week Scent Discrimination Course and will be offered every 2 - 3 months (Dec, 2022, Feb 2023 etc.) to ensure all who want to continue this training can be prepared to do so!

What to bring:  Lots of small soft treats, enthusiasm and a desire to have a fun learning experience with your dog.

To Register:  Contact Sterling Hinch @ 403-526-6779

Registration Fee: $30.00

Freestyle Obedience

October 1, 2022

Freestyle Obedience

Date:   October 1, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location:  Gas City Dog Club

Instructor:  Beccy Evans

This fun workshop will introduce the dog and handler team to several maneuvers (e.g., twists, weaves, twirls) which can be choreographed to music to create a freestyle skills demonstration. It is appropriate for dogs of all ages and at all levels of training.  Registration is limited to 8 dog/handler teams.

What to bring:  Lots of small soft treats, enthusiasm and a desire to have a fun learning experience with your dog.

To Register:  Contact Sterling Hinch @ 403-526-6779

Registration Fee: $30.00                                

Focus Games

November 5, 2022

Focus Games

Date:   November 5, 2022

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location:  Gas City Dog Club

Instructor:  Beccy Evans

This workshop will introduce you to games that will help improve your dog’s focus and overall working relationship with you.  It is appropriate for dogs of all ages and at all levels of training.  Registration is limited to 8 dog/handler teams.

What to bring:  Lots of small soft treats, enthusiasm and a desire to have a fun learning experience with your dog.

To Register:  Contact Sterling Hinch @ 403-526-6779

Registration Fee: $30.00                                

Focus Games - Loose Leash Walking

January 7, 2023

Focus Games - Loose Leash Walking

Date:  January 7, 2023                                

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location:  Gas City Dog Club

Instructor:  Beccy Evans

Course Description: Are you tired of being walked by your dog? Would you like to be able to walk your dog on a loose leash? Then this workshop is a fun way for you to develop and practice the skills of loose leash walking. It is appropriate for dogs of all ages. Registration is limited to 8 dog/handler teams.

What to bring:  Lots of small soft treats, enthusiasm and a desire to have a fun learning experience with your dog.

To Register:  Contact Sterling Hinch @ 403-526-6779

Registration Fee: $30.00

Focus Games - Reliable Recalls

March 4, 2023

Focus Games - Reliable Recalls

Date:  March 4, 2023

Time: 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM

Location:  Gas City Dog Club

Instructor:  Beccy Evans

Course Description: Does your dog come every time you call? This workshop is a fun way for you to train your dog for a reliable recall. It is appropriate for dogs of all ages. Registration is limited to 8 dog/handler teams.

What to bring:  Lots of small soft treats, enthusiasm and a desire to have a fun learning experience with your dog.

To Register:  Contact Sterling Hinch @ 403-526-6779

Registration Fee: $30.00

Therapy Dog Training

Starts Saturday, June 11, 2022 - 11:30 AM - 12:30 PM or Sunday, June 12, 2022 - 10:00 AM - 11:00 AM

Therapy Dog Training

Note: These classes will continue weekly until the dog & handler teams have gained the requisite knowledge and skills to apply for a Team Evaluation Assessment

Location:  Gas City Dog Club

Instructor:  Alta Magee (Saturday Sessions), Sterling Hinch (Sunday Sessions)

Course Description: The dog & handler teams will be exposed to equipment, sights, sounds and possible scenarios that might occur while doing a pet visitation during the training sessions.

What to bring:  Lots of small soft treats, enthusiasm and a desire to have a fun learning experience with your dog.

To Register:  Contact Sterling Hinch @ 403-526-6779

Registration Fee: None

Non-Profit Status

In 2001, the Gas City Dog Club became incorporated as a “Not for Profit” organization under the Alberta Societies Act. This status means that no member of the club may benefit financially due to their club membership. The Gas City Dog Club is not a registered charity. Club members volunteer their time to provide classes, hold fundraisers for local pet organizations (such as the holiday Angel Tree), and host/participate in community events. Members also volunteer to make the Gas City Dog Club a more positive environment for everyone to enjoy.

Funds raised through club activities such as obedience classes and various drop-ins are utilized for: