Cecelia Ulrich - Dog Training in Central Pennsylvania

Cecelia Ulrich

Cecelia has been training and showing dogs since 1979 and teaching dog obedience since 1981. She received the Instructor of the Year Award in 1990 and the Gaines Dog Award for outstanding service to the dog world in 1991. She has been an active member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI) since 1984.

Over the past 37 years, she has instructed obedience classes for Dauphin Dog Training Club (DDTC), Obedience Training Club of Harrisburg (OTCH), Swatara Township Recreation Department, Lower Paxton Recreation Department and has owned and operated K-9 Attitude Adjustments Dog Obedience School since 1993. In addition, she has served as DDTC's training director, and was on DDTC's Training Advisory Committee in various positions. Her interest in the dog fancy goes beyond obedience training as is evidenced in the titles she has earned.

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American Titles

10 Companion Dog Titles
7 Companion Dog Excellent Titles
4 Utility Dog Titles
5 Tracking Dog Titles
1 Championship Title
9 Canine Good Citizen Titles
3 Temperament Test Titles
7 Rally Novice Titles
5 Rally Advanced Titles
6 Rally Excellent Titles
1 Rally Advanced Excellent Title

Canadian Titles

2 Companion Dog Titles
2 Companion Dog Excellent Titles

Personal Beliefs

" As a result of the many seminars and training sessions I have attended I am not hooked on any one method of training. I understand that there is no cookie cutter approach to dog training. I believe that every dog and handler is different. The relationship and partnership between each dog and handler is also different. As a dog trainer, you must be prepared to adapt your training methods for the dog and dog-handler team. It is important to have different techniques and options in your training toolbox and not to rule out any technique. Above all, as a dog trainer a person has to learn to "read" their dog so that they use the right technique for that individual dog to maximize the likelihood of success. "

K-9 attitude adjustment's AKC Obedience Classes can be compared to the three levels of education found in public and other school systems. Grade (elementary) - Middle (advanced) and High School where you polish you and your dog's skills and handler abilities.


Cecelia has been training and showing dogs since 1979 and teaching dog obedience since 1981. She received the Instructor of the Year Award in 1990 and the Gaines Dog Award for outstanding service to the dog world in 1991.

She has been an active member of the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI) since 1984. Over the past 29 years, she has instructed obedience classes for Dauphin Dog Training Club (DDTC), Obedience Training Club of Harrisburg (OTCH), Swatara Township Recreation Department, Lower Paxton Recreation Department and has owned and operated K-9 Attitude Adjustments Dog Obedience School since 1993.

In addition, she has served as DDTC's training director, and was on DDTC's Training Advisory Committee in various positions. Her interest in the dog fancy goes beyond obedience training as is evidenced in the titles she has earned.

Dog Obedience and Training Services

Serving Dauphin County, part of Cumberland and Northern Lebanon Counties; I provide on-site dog obedience and dog training courses. Each session or segment of my training programs are six weeks with a scheduled session per week. My courses are as provided below:

NOVICE

The novice class is like grade school (elementary). This class is for dogs who have not won a "Companion Dog" (cd) title...

To obtain this title the dog and handler working as a team must complete the following exercises at three (3) shows under three (3) different judges. All dogs start out with a perfect score of 200

(two hundred) points The judges will subtract points for all mistakes made by either the dog or the handler from the following exercises:

  • The heel on leash and figure 8 = 40 points
  • Heel Free = 40 points
  • Stand for exam = 30 points
  • Recall = 30 points
  • Long sit = 30 points
  • Long down = 30 points
Maximum total score = 200 points. The team must receive at minimum 170 points to qualify, which is referred to as a leg. After receiving 3 legs under 3 different judges at 3 different shows, you earn your CD title and may move up to the OPEN Class...

OPEN

In the open class you will earn your "Companion Dog Excellent Title" after earning three (3) legs performing the following exercises in the open class:

  • Heel Free and figure 8 = 40 points
  • Drop on recall = 30 points
  • Retrieve on flat = 20 points
  • Retrieve over the high jump = 30 points
  • Broad Jump = 20 points
  • Long Sit (3 minutes out of sight) = 30 points
  • Long down (5 minutes out of sight) =30 points
    Maximum Total Score = 200 points

After earning 3 legs at 3 different shows under 3 different judges, you may advance to "High School" of dog obedience training, "The UTILITY Class"...

UTILITY

Again you earn 3 Legs under three different judges at three different shows performing the following exercises....

Again you must earn (3) three legs under (3) different judges in (3) different shows. The following exercises must be performed: (mostly non-verbal hand signals)

  • Signal Exercise (hand) = 40 points
  • Scent Discrimination Article #1 (metal) = 30 points
  • Scent Discrimination Article #2 (leather) = 30 points
  • Directed Retrieve = 30 points
  • Moving Stand & Examination = 30 points
  • Directed Jumping = 40 points

Maximum total score = 200 points

After earning your utility title you can continue to compete (like going to college) by showing for your Utility Dog Excellent Title "UDX" and your Obedience Trial Championship "OTCH" TITLES.

AKC has recently added optional "Titling" classes which are the Graduate Novice Class and the Graduate Open Class and Versatility Class. AKC also has non-regular classes that you can show in just for fun. These are pre-novice, veterans, brace and team classes.

RALLY

AKC Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course that has been designed by the Rally Judge. The course consists of obedience exercises.

There is a novice class where the dog is on lead and the exercises are consistent with the obedience novice class.

The rally advanced class is where all exercises are performed off lead with jump, high, broad or bar jump. These exercises are consistent with the obedience open class.

After earning your Advanced Rally Title you move onto the Rally Excellent Class. All exercises are judged off lead with 2 (two) jumps and the Honor Exercise. The Honor exercise can either be a sit or a down performed on a 6-foot lead.

Upon completing the Rally Excellent Title, you can continue to show in the Rally Advanced B and Rally Excellent Classes to earn the Rally Advanced Excellent Title. "RAE"

More information on all AKD Performance, Obedience, Rally and other classes can be found on the AKC Web Site.

Dog Obedience and Training

Dog Training and Obedience Services in Central Pa.

 

Dog Training and Obedience Services in Central Pa.

Dog Training and Obedience Services in Central Pa.

Dog Training and Obedience Services in Central Pa.

Dog Training and Obedience Services in Central Pa.

 

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