Fall 2022 Community Education Programs

Puppy Dog Obedience (ages 12 weeks to 6 months)

Handlers will teach their puppy the beginning basic obedience commands such as to heel by your side, come when called, sit and down on command, and follow a treat. Puppies will work on household manners such as not jumping, taking food nice, waiting at the door, and socialization skills. Handlers will learn the basic building blocks for teaching all obedience skills. Puppies must be current on vaccines, including Bordatella. On the first day of class, please bring a copy your puppy’s shot record, a leash (not retractable), soft small treats, and your puppy. Two time slots offered. DOGS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. Please indicate class name, dates, and times on the registration form.

Mondays, 9/19/22 to 10/17/22 (5 weeks)

6-6:45 p.m.

Tuesdays, 9/20/22 to 10/18/22 (5 weeks)

6-6:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus 100 Wing Commons (use middle school entrance)
Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross
$65 per dog

 

 

Beginning Dog Obedience (ages 6 months and older)

Handlers will teach their pup the beginning basic obedience commands such as to heel by your side, come when called, sit and down on command, and to stand for exams. Participants will work on basic household manners such as not jumping, waiting at the door, and socialization skills. Dogs must be current on vaccines, including Bordatella. On the first day of class, please bring a copy of your dog’s shot record, a leash (not retractable), soft small treats, and your dog. Three time slots offered. DOGS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. Please indicate class name, dates, and times on the registration form.

Mondays, 9/19/22 to 10/17/22 (5 weeks)

7-7:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus 100 Wing Commons (use middle school entrance)
Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross

$65 per dog

Wednesdays, 9/21/22 to 10/19/22 (5 weeks)

6-6:45 p.m. or 7-7:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus 100 Wing Commons (use middle school entrance)
Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Cheryl Barton

$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 in place, 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 night of class, please bring your dog’s shot record, a leash (not retractable), soft small treats, and your dog. Two time slots offered. DOGS MUST BE PRE-REGISTERED. Please indicate class name, dates, and times on the registration form.

Tuesdays, 9/20/22 to 10/18/22 (5 weeks)

7-7:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus 100 Wing Commons (use middle school entrance)
Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Kristeen Gross
$65 per dog

Thursdays, 9/22/22 to 10/20/22 (5 weeks)

6-6:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus 100 Wing Commons (use middle school entrance)
Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Cheryl Barton
$65 per dog

 

 

Therapy Dog Training Class

Dogs must have taken obedience training classes. Dogs will learn the skills to be prepared for evaluation for “Therapy Dog International” testing. Evaluation will be completed by a certified TDI evaluator. There is an additional fee for that evaluation, due at the time of evaluation. Testing requirements can be found on TherapyDogInternational.com. Please email your questions and interest to cbartondd@gmail.com or call 989-277-0976. 

Thursdays, 9/22/22 to 10/20/22 (5 weeks)

7-7:45 p.m.

6th-12th Grade Campus 100 Wing Commons (use middle school entrance)
Maximum enrollment: 8 dogs per class

Instructor: Cheryl Barton
$65 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.

9/6/22 to 12/20/22

No lap swim on 10/27, 11/8, 11/24

Saturdays

9-10 a.m.

9/10/22 to 12/17/22

No lap swim on 11/26

The cost is $2 per visit and is paid at the pool. Pre-registration is not required. In the event that 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.

9/10/22 to 12/17/22

No lap swim on 11/26

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. In the event that 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.