Winter 2023 Community Education Programs

Puppy Dog Obedience (ages 12 weeks to 5 months)

Handlers will learn the basics of dog training using positive reinforcement with marker training.  Puppies will learn basic obedience such as sit and down, recall, and the beginning of heel at your side.  Household manners, impulse control, and socialization skills are also included. Help your puppy become a well-balanced household member.Puppies must be current on vaccines, including Bordatella. On the first day of class, you must bring a copy of your puppy’s shot record to be held by the instructor, a leash (not retractable), soft small treats, and your puppy.  Class will be held in the Owosso Middle School Commons area. Use the main Middle School entrance on the northwest side of the building. DOGS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.

Mondays, 1/23/23 to 2/27/23, no class on 2/20 (5 weeks)

6-6:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus – Middle School (100 Wing) Commons

Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross
$65 per dog

 

 

Beginning Dog Obedience (ages 6 months and older)

Handlers will teach their dog the beginning basic obedience commands such as to heel by your side, come when called, and to sit and down on command. Participants will work on basic household manners such as impulse control, not jumping, and socialization skills. Dogs must be current on vaccines, including Bordatella. On the first day of class, you must bring a copy of your puppy’s shot record to be held by the instructor, a leash (not retractable), soft small treats, and your dog.  Class will be held in the Owosso Middle School Commons area. Use the main Middle School entrance on the northwest side of the building. Please indicate class name, dates, and times on the registration form. Two time slots will be offered. DOGS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.

Mondays, 1/23/23 to 2/27/23, no class on 2/20 (5 weeks)

7-7:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus – Middle School (100 Wing) Commons

Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross
$65 per dog

 

Tuesdays, 1/24/23 to 2/21/23 (5 weeks)

6-6:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus – Middle School (100 Wing) Commons

Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross

$65 per dog

 

 

Advanced Dog Obedience
In this class, we will review the skills learned in beginning obedience. Skills will advance to the next level with more distractions, more distance with the stationary commands as well as the recall exercise and finishes. Handlers and dogs need to have taken a beginning obedience class as a prerequisite. Socialization exercises will continue to be taught. Dogs must be current on vaccines, including Bordatella. On the first day of class, you must bring a copy of your puppy’s shot record to be held by the instructor, a leash (not retractable), soft small treats, and your dog.  Class will be held in the Owosso Middle School Commons area. Use the main Middle School entrance on the northwest side of the building. DOGS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.

Tuesdays, 1/24/23 to 2/21/23 (5 weeks)

7-7:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus – Middle School (100 Wing) Commons

Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross

$65 per dog

 

 

Competition Ready Rally Dog Obedience Class

Rally-O or Rally Obedience is a fast-growing dog sport that is perfect for those trying competition dog sports for the first time, or those who have fallen in love with training their dog and are just ready for the next class.  Dogs and handlers will learn the obedience skills presented on each sign in Novice and/or Intermediate AKC Rally-O, how to maneuver a Rally-O course, how to survive your first competition including crate training, and much more.  If your dog has already mastered the skills in advanced obedience (prerequisite) they are ready for Rally-O! This session is designed for beginning and intermediate handlers. Dogs must be current on vaccines, including Bordatella. On the first day of class, you must bring a copy of your dog’s shot record to be held by the instructor, a leash (not retractable), soft small treats, and your dog. Class will be held in the Owosso Middle School Commons area. Use the main Middle School entrance on the northwest side of the building. DOGS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED.

Mondays, 1/23/23 to 2/27/23, no class on 2/20 (5 weeks)

8-9 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus – Middle School (100 Wing) Commons

Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross
$80 per dog

 

 

Lap Swim

Lap swimming is open to all community members and takes place in the Owosso High School pool.

Tuesdays & Thursdays

6:15-7:15 a.m.

1/10/23 to 5/18/23

No lap swim on 2/14, 2/16, 3/28, 3/30

Saturdays

9-10 a.m.

1/14/23 to 5/20/23

No lap swim on 1/21, 2/18, 2/25, 3/25, 4/1

The cost is $2 per visit and is paid at the pool. Pre-registration is not required. If school is closed due to weather or for a holiday, lap swim will not be held.

 

Open Swim

Open swim is open to all community members and takes place in the Owosso High School pool.

Saturdays

10 a.m. to 12 p.m.

1/14/23 to 5/20/23

No lap swim on 1/21, 2/18, 2/25, 3/25, 4/1

The cost is $2 per person per visit or $5 per family per visit and is paid at the pool. Pre-registration is not required. If school is closed due to weather or for a holiday, open swim will not be held.

 

 

 

 

General Information

Registration Forms
Registration forms must be received a minimum of five days prior to the start of the class unless stated otherwise. A link to the registration form is below.

Enrollment Information
Registrations are not confirmed. You will be contacted ONLY in the event of a time change, date change or class cancellation.

School Closings
In the event that school is closed due to inclement weather, Community Education programs will be canceled. Programs will be rescheduled as time permits. Local radio and television stations will feature school closings and they will be posted on the district website and Facebook page.


Class Cancellations

Cancellations are sometimes necessary. Programs depend upon paid registrations. Offerings may be canceled due to low enrollment. If cancellations are made, registrants will be notified and a full refund will be issued. Due to many late registrations we do not cancel a class until the evening prior to the start of the class. Please provide all phone numbers necessary to reach you in the event of a cancellation. To avoid cancellations, bring a friend or family member and register early.


Refund Policy

A full refund will be made if:

Community Education cancels the class

Class fills before your registration is received

NO REFUNDS if you cancel on the day the class begins.

NO REFUNDS will be made after the class has started, regardless of attendance.

 

Photos
Owosso Public Schools reserves the right to photograph classes and program participants for promotional purposes.

Contact Community Education
Please contact Community Education Director Jessica Thompson at 989-729-5682 with questions.