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This Page is for Competition Obedience Classes.  For Pet training Classes, Canine Good Citizen, Therapy dog
and Puppy training click on the  "pet/cgc/tdi" link located to the left
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Obedience Classes .  
Drop In’s are $30
when space available


Summer/Fall  2020 Session

Mondays  9/7/20  $140
no class 9/21


12:30-1:45pm-starts   Show Ready Utility w/ Ann Marie Scripko $140  This is a show
ready prep class, putting the finishing touches on the teachiing Utility series for showing in the
Utility obedience class.  All Skills needed to earn a UD/UDX/OTCH/OM are covered, including
off leash heeling, fronts , finishes, signals, articles, gloves, moving stand, go outs and
directed jumping are covered.  Attention on all exercises, ring entrances, setups, distraction
work and proofiing are incorporated into the class.  
6 DOG LIMIT   FULL


2:00-3:15 pm  starts    Show Ready Open  with Ann Marie Scripko $140. 6 weeks  This
class is a show ready class, preparing for showing in the Open Obedience Class.  All skills
needed to earn a CDX title are covered, including off leash heeling, fronts, finishes, dumb bell
retrieves, high jump, and broad jump, drop on recall and out of sight stays. Attention on all
exercises, ring entrances, setups, distraction work and proofing are incorporated into the
class
. 8 dog limit. FULL

3:30-4:30 starts  Novice Competition Obedience w/ Ann Marie Scripko.   This class is a
show ready class preparing for the Novice obedience class.  All skills needed to earn a CD
title are covered including, heeling, fronts, finishes, recalls, stand for exam and stays.  
Attention on all exercises, ring entrances, distraction work and proofing are incorporated into
the class.  
8 dog limit FULL


Tuesdays starting tentatively  9/29/20

Tuesdays 9:45-11:00     NOVICE and Intermediate RALLY  (TEACHING RALLY  CLASS)
w/ Jill Bergmann.
    $140  This class will teach all of the AKC novice and Intermediate Rally
signs, rules, handling tips,  how to read course maps, and running Novice and Intermediate  
8
DOG LIMIT



Thursdays starts tentatively  9/3/20  $140 no class 10/8   
$30 drop ins if space available and instuctor approval


Thursday 9:00-10:30am – AKC Rally Class w/ Ann Marie Scripko. $140   walk at 8:45 am  
This is a Show Ready course.  All skills needed to compete for the RN, RA, RE and RAE will
be covered.  New courses each week that have novice, advanced and excellent signs nested
in the course.  Attention on all exercises, ring entrances, setups, distraction work and proofing
are incorporated into the class.  Rules and regulations are discussed.
8 DOG LIMIT  FULL

Thursday 11:00 -12:00 pm –starts    Novice Competition Obedience w/ Ann Marie
Scripko. $140  
 This class is a show ready class preparing for the Novice obedience class.  
All skills needed to earn a CD title are covered including, heeling, fronts, finishes, recalls,
stand for exam and stays.  Attention on all exercises, ring entrances, distraction work and
proofing are incorporated into the class.  
8 DOG LIMIT FULL

Thursday 12:30-1:30 pm-starts   Open Competition Obedience w/ Ann Marie Scripko.
$140
 This class is a show ready class, preparing for showing in  the Open Obedience Class.  
All skills needed to earn a CDX title are covered, including off leash heeling, fronts, finishes,
dumb bell retrieves, high jump, broad jump, drop on recall and out of sight stays. Attention on
all exercises, ring entrances, setups, distraction work and proofing are incorporated into the
class.
8 DOG LIMIT FULL

Thursday 2:00 -3:00 pm starts  Utility Competition Obedience Class w/ Ann Marie
Scripko. $140
This is a show ready class, preparing for showing in the Utility obedience
class.  All skills needed to earn a UD/UDX/OTCH are covered, including off leash heeling ,
fronts, finishes,  signals, articles, gloves, moving stand, go outs and directed jumping are
covered.  Attention on all exercises, ring entrances, setups, distraction work and proofing are
incorporated into the class.
6 DOG LIMIT.  



PM  OBEDIENCE AND RALLY CLASSES tentatively starts
8/27/20

Thursday 5:30-7:00pm – Open and Utility Obedience proofing combo class. w/ Rhona
Magni . $140
  This is a Show Ready course.  This class will focus on AKC Open and Utility
exercises.  Each week different exercises from both classes will be covered ( not all exercises
each week)  Those exercises will cover perfoming, and  distraction work, proofing the details
of each exercise and creating more confident dogs in the ring.
6 dog limit


Thursday 7:30-–8:30 pm  AKC MASTERs  AND ALL LEVELS Rally Class w/ Rhona
Magni. $140  
 walk at 7:30pm  This is a Show Ready course.  All skills needed to compete
for the Masters class  will be covered.  New courses each week that have novice, advanced
and excellent signs nested in the course.  Attention on all exercises, ring entrances, setups,
distraction work and proofing are incorporated into the class.  Rules and regulations are
discussed.  
8 dog limit




Clever K9  2020
Nose Work /Scent work Classes

Wednesdays

Wednesdays 12:00-1:00 starts 7/1/2020  Intro to Scent work( Beginners ) w/ Kathy
Medell.  $130


K9 NOSE WORK with Martha Windisch CNWI

1/2 HOUR PRIVATE or SEMI-PRIVATE LESSONS at Clever K9, $30/lesson
Wednesday 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 Time slots 1:10-1:40pm, 1:45-2:15pm, 2:
20-2:50pm ($30 per lesson; if you would like the same time slot each week for the 6
weeks it will be $180 paid ahead to hold the slot - the $30 can be paid to Martha
Windisch the day of the private; the $180 can be paid at the first private).  Please email
Martha at mwindisch2@verizon.net by the Saturday before the private lesson to check
for availability and to schedule. Please pay online by the Monday prior to the private.

These private lessons are for one person or one family with one or two dogs or they can
be semi-private lessons for two non-family members with one dog each who are
teaming up to split the lesson and the cost of the lesson.  

Students of Martha with dogs who are not ready to work on odor or dogs who are not
ready to work outside searches in possibly distracting areas can sign up for the private
lessons; Or Advanced students who would like to work inside with a private or semi-
private lesson format may also sign up.  These lessons are first sign-up, first serve and
with only 3 slots available they will go fast.  For these Nose Work lessons, a face mask
is required to be worn inside; including while working your dog.


K9 NOSE WORK CLASSES, OUTSIDE FIELD TRIP STYLE for Intermediate to
Advanced Dogs, $140
Wednesday 7/22, 7/29, 8/5, 8/12, 8/19, 8/26 (Sept 2 and Sept 9 are make-up dates).
Class times will be 3:30-4:30pm and 4:45-5:45pm.  4 dog/handler teams are needed for
each class to be held and class size will be limited to 6 dogs/handler teams.

The $140 must be paid in advance via PayPal or Venmo (PayPal is on the Clever K9
website and Venmo is under Ann Scripko). Please email Martha at
mwindisch2@verizon.net to let me know you have signed up so I can let you know
where the first class will be held.

For these outside classes we will meet at various locations within 20 minutes of Clever
K9. These classes will be socially distanced and a face mask is required to have with
you and wear if you are less than 6’ from others.

These outdoor classes are for dogs that are on odor, introduction to odor level (paired
with food) to advanced level dogs. Those doing searches paired with food will go last on
each search.

We will be working on some interesting concepts I’ve recently obtained from webinars I’
ve purchased to earn my K9 Nose Work Continuing Education Units.  

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K9 Nose Work®️classes are specifically taught by CNWI‘s, Certified Nose Work
Instructors who are responsible for maintaining their certification by completing a
certain amount of CEU’s approved biannually by the NACSW (National Association of
Canine Scent Work). Classes taught by CNWI’s are good for those who want to get
involved with K9 Nose Work just for the fun of it and also for those interested in any of
the available competition venues to earn titles.

K9 Nose Work ®️is an exciting, detection-style sport or game that develops your dog’s
natural scenting abilities by using their curiosity, desire to hunt, and their love of toys,
food and exercise.  Teaching levels range from Introduction to Nose Work, Introduction
to Odor to various levels of Advanced Nose Work including container searches, vehicle
searches, interior searches and exterior searches. K9 Nose Work is a great sport for
your dog because it requires no prior training or skills, is relatively easy to teach your
dog, only requires mild physical demands on you and your dog, gives your dog tons of
mental stimulation, is suitable for both confident and timid dogs as well as high energy
and low energy dogs and can be practiced at home and in urban settings.  So sign up
for Nose Work and your dog will thank you for all the fun!

click Here to register online


Click Here for a paper application    


Click Here to Pay online using PayPal


Refund Policy:
There are no refunds after THE FIRST class has started. ** Reactive dogs will be
removed from
group classes without a refund and must sign up for private lessons before going back
to group classes .  There are no refunds or credits if you miss a class.  As a courtesy,
you can make up a missed class during the same session only, for a class of the same
level, with instructor approval, if time and space permit.  THERE ARE NO REFUNDS ON
MISSED CLASSES.  If classes have to be canceled for reasons beyond our control such
as acts of Nature, disasters, Pandamics etc THERE ARE NO REFUNDS AND NO MAKEUP
CLASSES.  The remaining classes we will do remote lessons via facebook private
groups.  There is a $15 fee for returned checks.

No reactive dogs will be permitted in group classes.   They must start out in private lessons first.

Class Descriptions

Attention I  Class w/ Ann Marie Scripko

Rising Star Puppies, Attention I , II and III classes are geared towards building a solid relationship between you and your dog.  I
aim towards teaching active attention for Obedience, Agility or any other sport you wish to do with your dog.  The goal of this
class is to have a solid foundation to build upon for any sport you want to do with your dog.  Our goals are good relationship
with your dog,  where he is attentive to you, ignores distractions at new locations and focuses on staying with you, actively
waiting for your next command  .Over the course of these four classes we will cover:

Rising Star I and II and Attention I
-
Building a relationship with your dog
-Learning how to effectively play with your dog
-Clicker Training
-Motivational attention games
-Sit stays and down stays
-Reliable “come” command
-How to get and keep Stationary attention
-loose leash walking

Attention II and III
-
Continued work on relationship issues
-More attention games
-“stay w/me” off leash work
-Continued active attention and start active  attention Heeling
-Move to Novice Recalls
-Introduce novice kickback stand
-Intro to Novice Group stays
-Handling and Footwork

We will also cover and instill a solid foundation of everyday “life” issues of stay, come and stay with me.  This method
requires a combination of food , Toys, compulsion and you as the best motivator.  Please note this class is taught with the
goal of achieving High attention and drive for competition dogs, not just pet dog.  Some of the games may cause behaviors
that you would not want for your typical pet dog.  This can include begging for food, jumping on people, tugging that can
build drive and barking.  If any of these are concerns for you, please let me know and we can modify them.  ( it will minimize
the effect)

Items you will Need:
-buckle collar ( no tags)
-Prong Collar or martingale (no chokes or electronic collars)
-Flexi lead
-4 to 6ft leather leash
-Dog’s favorite tug toy ( no squeaker)
-clicker
-String Cheese, long stringy pieces (for stationary work) and cut up cubes (that can roll)  They need to be visible easy to
swallow pieces of food that can be seen and rolled on the floor.  Hot dogs, or other soft, visible  treats can be used.
-Positive attitude and Open Mind 


Utility:  (dog needs reliable retrieve and hold.  Sit, down, stay, come and heels) Class will be beneficial to those getting ready
to show in Utility as well as those currently showing.  Class will be geared to keep your dog fully peaked and motivated for on-
going showing, as well as identifying and working any training gaps you and your dog have. The class will help perfect the
Utility exercises as well as focus on polishing and proofing. Distractions and working the exercises in various contexts will be
covered. Class will be fun, motivational, and an excellent addition to your current training program.  

Open:. Class will be beneficial to those getting ready to show in Open as well as those currently showing.  Class will be
geared to keep your dog fully peaked and motivated for on-going showing, as well as identifying and working any training
gaps you and your dog have. The class will help perfect the Open exercises as well as focus on polishing and proofing.
Distractions and working the exercises in various contexts will be covered. Sit and down stays will be worked extensively.
Class will be fun, motivational, and an excellent addition to your current training program

Novice/Teaching Novice :  This class will prepare students to compete in AKC Novice obedience trials.  Rules will be
discussed as well as strategy for competing. The Novice exercises will be perfected and proofed. Training gaps you and your
dog have will be identified and worked. Distractions and working the exercises in various contexts will be covered. Sit and
down stays will be worked extensively. Class will be fun, motivational, and an excellent addition to your current training
program.  Run-throughs will be conducted


Refund Policy:
There are no refunds after a class has started.  Reactive dogs will be removed from group classes without a
refund and must sign up for private lessons before going back to group classes .  There are no refunds or credits
if you miss a class.  As a courtesy, you can make up a missed class during the same session only, for a class of
the same level, with instructor approval, if time and space permit.  .  There is a $15 fee for returned checks.
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myself, members of my family or guests who may attend, or my dog, because some of the dogs to which I (we) will
be exposed may be difficult to control and may be the cause of injury even when handled with the greatest amount
of care.  I understand that the use of dog training equipment and the use of the Training facility are not without risk to
myself, members of my family or guests who may attend, or my dog, because dog training requires physical
movement on both my and the dog’s part.

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08755, A and location Tail Waggin Events, 138 Windsor Road , Robbinsville NJ , and location  located at 187
Pedricktown Woodstown Road, Pedricktown NJ ,Clever K9 Obedience LLC ,  owners Ann Marie and Michael
Scripko, and any instructors, or employees or family members from any and all liability of any nature or damage
which my family, guests, I or my dog may suffer, including specifically, but not without limitation, any injury, or
damage resulting from the action of any dog or use of equipment.

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River Storage,  Tail Waggin Events,  CK9 South at 187 Pedricktown Woodstown Rd , Pedricktown NJ, Ann Marie
Scripko, Michael Scripko and Clever K9 Obedience LLC , and any instructors, or employees or family members
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person accompanying me to any training session, by reason of liability imposed by law upon the aforementioned
party for the damage because of bodily injuries at any time resulting there from, sustained by the aforementioned
party or may be alleged to have caused by negligence of the aforementioned party or any of the person.  I expressly
accept to pay all damages incurred by my dog, regardless of fault,  to any property, person or animal while my dog
is on The property located at 5 Executive Drive, Toms River, NJ  138 Windsor Road, Robbinsville and 187
Pedricktown Woodstown Road, Pedricktown NJ.