|Southern Ohio All Breed Dog Club
~ November 2017 SOABDC Therapy Dog Visitation Schedule ~
Heartland Nursing Facility (Portsmouth) Last Thursdays of the Month 6:00-7:00pm
14th Street Community Center -Portsmouth
Crystal Care Women's Facility Last Thursdays of Month 6:00-7:00pm
Valley Elementary School - Lucasville Thursdays
Watch for Beck in various Christmas Parades locally!
This schedule is subject to change due to weather & other factors
|About Our Dog & Puppy Training Classes
SOABDC offers the following dog training classes in Scioto County and must have minimum 5
attendees to justify hosting the class (click links provided for more detailed info on those particular programs):
* Beginner Rally/Obedience (From informal to competition readiness with AKC Canine Good
Citizen & therapy dog certification preparation parts). Ideal for dogs of any training level.
* AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy (for all puppies under 1 yr old) This class not only encourages socialization with
other puppies which is crucial for young dogs, but also covers potential problem areas
such as crate training, bite inhibition, 'leave it', curbing barking, & more. It's geared to help encourage
responsible puppy ownership & beginning training/socializing for your puppy.
* AKC/UKC Rally- The fun bridge between the CGC & formal Obedience-a course is set up with
various obedience exercises pictured on signs for handlers to perform. It's lots of fun!
* Conformation *(varying degrees depending on the requests made)-Goes through everything from
turns, showing bite, & stacking to proper equipment & handler dressing the part for a successful
presentation to show your pure-bred dog. * - Offered on request of 5+ attendees.
* Agility*-Got a dog who's got their basic OB down & has lots of energy to burn? Consider this
exciting faster-paced class to teach your dog to go through tunnels, jump hurdles, weave poles, pause
table, a-frame, and plenty more! * -Offered upon request of 5+attendees.
Our classes typically run 45-55 minutes in length and are planned for one session/week for 6-8 weeks.
We offer a set of spring training classes (starts in April), and a fall set of training classes
(starting in Sept). We check the shot records at Registration Night for ALL class
participants-please bring them with you to Registration Night!
<--- Our Spring 2018 Dog Training Classes will be posted here.
Our training is held at the Glendale Senior Center (old schoolhouse-around back) at
200 Glendale Road, Lucasville, OH 45648. We train outdoors around behind the school
building where we have a shelter house and lots of clean, well kept level ground.
People who wish to take our training classes but don't wish to join our club are welcomed to do so. Our
classes are $45.00 for 7 weeks worth of weekly classes for non-SOABDC members, expected paid at
Orientation. This is significantly more affordable than most local dog trainers!
And remember, when you join SOABDC, dog training classes offered are FREE
as long as you keep up your membership status.
Our instructors are not only experienced in the field in which they instruct, but they are also very
friendly & helpful. Under most circumstances, our trainers have titled dogs in their area of expertise,
or have done extensive enough work to be quite knowledgeable to teach class. Unlike most trainers in
our area, our trainers do active competition, title dogs, and/or actively work with dogs in the
community. They use proven dog-friendly methods that are yielding promising results!
Here are just some of our professional SOABDC Instructors & their credentials:
Greg Piguet: Teaches Rally Class; titled multiple German Shepherd Dogs in AKC Rally in the past
few years. Greg is also a local 4H Advisor experienced w/ working with kids & animals, & he visits
Crystal Care with his therapy dog Loper.
Brandon Zornes: Teaches Conformation Class; has shown in conformation since he was 11 yrs old,
titling his first Champion when he was 12yrs old. He's went on to win Best of Breed with other dogs he
has shown. He has also trained & earned therapy dog certifications on numerous dogs, has won several
awards in 4H Dog Showmanship competition, has AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, UKC SPOT
Evaluator & Ohio 4H Dog Show Judge Licenses.
Kathi Jo Zornes: Teaches Obedience & S.T.A.R. Puppy; is an approved AKC Canine Good
Citizen & Therapy Dog Evaluator, UKC SPOT Evaluator, has titled dogs in AKC Rally & Therapy Dog,
won High In Trial score in AKC Obedience, competed in the GSDCA North American Sieger Show, is a
member of Ohio Federated Humane Societies, is a 4H Dog Show Judge, does volunteer therapy dog
visits with her beloved famous mixed bred Beck & lots more.
|Therapy Dog Reading
This program helps younger
children develop better reading
skills by sitting down & reading
to a therapy dog. Our therapy
dog lies down on their blanket &
'listens', helping children relax
& focus. The program is
extremely beneficial in our
*-The therapy dog work our
members do is strictly
VOLUNTARY- no money of
any sort is allowed to be
charged by a therapy dog
team for ANY service, even if
it's to be donated to charity.
Classes are COMPLETE
for the 2017 season.
Check Back for our
Spring/April 2018 Dog
Glendale Senior Center
200 Glendale Rd
Lucasville, OH 45648
OUTDOOR around back at the
|Our "Class Clown" therapy dog Beck being his
typical self at a Dog Safety Presentation
& Training Director
|SOABDC Members answering questions at our AKC Dog Safety
Presentation done at Portsmouth West Elementary
March 31, 2011
|NEVER Underestimate the need for
your dog to have proper socialization
& training- Ill mannered dogs can be
'shocking' for other dogs!
We're happy to answer any
questions you may have.
|Did you Know? SOABDC does FREE AKC Dog Safety Presentations
We have 2 great 12 minute educational AKC DVDs to select from for viewing & packets made up for
the kids with coloring books, book markers & more.
With this Dog Education Presentation children are taught
How to go about asking for permission & properly approaching a dog
What to do when they see a dog running loose
To not go with a stranger to look for a "lost" dog
Total presentation time is 30-45 minutes and is great for elementary school-ages children,
public library events, Head Start programs, 4H or Boy/Girl Scout Troops, & any other groups
This is all free-contact SOABDC to schedule your AKC Dog Safety Presentation for your
organization or school TODAY!
[Please give at least 2-3 weeks prior scheduling notice w/ expected attendance to ensure
materials can be obtained]
Contact our Club President Kathi Jo for scheduling: firstname.lastname@example.org
|Beck at the Portsmouth Public Library for Tail Waggin' Tutoring
Saturday Jan 21, 2012 ~~ pic by Grace Peach
|ABOVE : SOABDC Obedience Instructor Allison Zornes
earning AKC RN title w/ Beck Nov 10, 2013
@ Columbus All Breed Dog Training Club & earning legs toward
another AKC RN title with class placements in May 2014 with
her GSD Therapy Dog Cadmar
|Above: Some of our Alpha Pups 4H Club visited Heartland of
Portsmouth on June 25, 2013 for their Community Service Project
|Wonderful tempered black Labs owned by Bob
Gambill-Izzie (left) went on from SOABDC training
classes to be accepted into Service Dog training
school! Congrats Bob & Izzie!!