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The 2017-2018 Schedule is below.

Classes are offered year-round with a short mid-late summer break.

Want to join a class? To hold a spot, register and pay with Brighton Community Education (BCE) OR with Howell Parks & Recreation Authority (HP&R) depending on location.
Note that while all try to maintain class schedules as advertised, class date(s) may be subject to change.
Offerings may require minimums and have maximums, do register and pay early to avoid disappointment.
Offices are closed on some holidays and school breaks. On line registration is usually available during those times.

Pending sessions: Registration is not open yet.

Refunds: There are no refunds unless a class is cancelled by BCE or HP&RA, so to help ensure a good class fit...


Before registering, please follow Steps #1 - #4:

#1 New? Read Program Information .
Here you will also FAQs at the bottom of the page, then return to this Schedule page.

#2 Read Trainer Information Form & Rules.
If you agree with the terms, print this two page form.
Bring this completed form to your first class so I may review before your class #2.


#3 Health Record Requirements:

Pets must have two distemper, hepatitis, parainfluenza and parvo (DHPP) vaccines, a clear fecal check ideally dated within thirty days prior to class and a rabies vaccine if s/he is six months or older per MI law.
Titers documented on veterinary letterhead are accepted!
Other vaccines may be recommended by your veterinarian. Bordetella is recommended if your pet will be boarded, at a groomer salon, in public parks or at day care facilities due to the higher percentage of possible infection.
Note vaccinations are not 100% effective. If your pet displays any health concerns, please do not bring it to class and risk passing infection to other pets. You may attend and see the new lessons to practice at home as your pet is able.

New Pet? To help avoid possible parvo or kennel cough at class, pets that are acquired within two weeks prior to class start should not attend class until the two week incubation period is over. If this applies to you and you do not want to wait for a future session, do register and attend the second class if necessary without your pet. You can observe the lessons and practice at home, your pet will be missed, but will do alright starting at class #3 if you have practiced at home. Thank you!


#4 Read the Class and Specials Descriptions in brief and Schedule below.
Scroll down to find your class dates and check your calendar.

Classes listed here to find your class at a glance, more information at the bottom of this page lists fee, dates, location, etc.
Classes are organized by color coded paw prints for ease in locating when scrolling down.

O&M denotes Obedience & Manners
PDS denotes Pawformance Dog Sports!

New? Entry Level Classes:

Puppy Class!
For pups 8 weeks - six months. Older pups may be accepted for confidence building, inquire!
This class may be repeated to keep socializing and skills until your pup is ready for next level.

Obedience & Manners (O&M) - Level One
For pets six months (if ready-see class info) to eight years (older if comfortable).

If you must miss more than one Obedience & Manners - Level One class, but an adult household member can attend class(es) as an observer guest of yours and fill in for you - join us! If you must miss more than two classes and do not have someone to fill in per above, for best Results, please wait for the next session or consider repeating the class for more instruction and practice.


Classes and Clinics with Results Prerequisites:

O&M - Level Two
Basic AKC Canine Good Citizen and if location allows, Therapy Dog practice.
O&M Two grads in need of a brush-up are welcome to return!

AKC Beginner Novice (BN) and Rally-Obedience Introduction Clinic
This two class clinic for recreation or competition is the prerequisite
along with instructor permission to join the O&M Two Plus! and/or
the Pawformance Dog Sports O&M Three-Four AKC Rally-Obedience and Companion Dog (CD) classes.

O&M - Level Two Plus!
Pre-requisite: The above AKC Beginner Novice (BN) and Rally-O Introduction
Class is great for pets still in need of "J" leash and distance "Come" practice.
Includes independent AKC BN practice while I work with new trainers and a price break.
Returning grads in need of a brush-up are welcome!

Pawformance Dog Sports (PDS) and O&M - Level Three and Four
Shared Class time - AKC Beginner Novice (BN), Companion Dog (CD) and Rally-Obedience Class
Prerequisite: The above Introduction to AKC Rally-Obedience Clinic and/or AKC CD Clinic and instructor permission.
A terrific mix of Obedience and course runs! Off leash training as pets are ready. Inquire at class!
See detailed class information links at class headings on Schedule below.


Pawformance Dog Sports - Specials with Prerequisites:

Puppy Sports!
Mini agility obstacles & Puppy Retrieves for current or past Results pups under one year!

Retrieve! For sporting breeds, mixes welcome!
Prerequisite: O&M Two and/or instructor permission. Inquire!
Whistle and Hand Signals. Retrieves with manners and hand delivery include single, multiple and blinds as dog is ready!
Trainers are welcome to repeat this two class special to practice and build skills.

Dynamics!
Prerequisite: O&M Two and/or instructor permission. Inquire!
Handling and obedience drills for the dedicated trainer - practical or show - improve your performance!


REGISTER to hold a spot with Brighton Community Ed (BCE) OR Howell Recreation Parks & Recreation Authority (HP&RA).
Fee must be paid in full to hold a spot in a class.
How to register instructions with convenient links are next to the class selections below.
NOTE - we make every effort to offer classes as advertised. Due to possible unforseen circumstances, class offerings may be subject to change.

If "Wait" list appears for your selection because an offering has filled, consider getting wait listed. Last minute openings occasionally occur. Be sure to list a phone number you can be reached at on short notice if an opening occurs.


Brighton Comm Ed Office
Register by phone
with credit card: (810) 299-4130 during regular business hours.

Walk in - the BCE Office is at 850 Spencer Road, Brighton in the Miller building.
(Behind the BECC building which is on the hill.)

Register on line at: Brighton Results & Pawformance Classes

Note! I am not familiar with or endorsing the other class(es) not taught by myself that you may find with my class listings on BCE's web page(s) and/or advertising.


Howell Parks & Rec Office
Register by phone
with credit card: (517) 546-0693, ext. 0 during regular M-F business hours.

Walk in: Office and class location: 925 W. Grand River, Howell, 48843. Only .6 mile west of Grand River and Michigan Ave., the downtown main four.

Resident and Non-resident fee structure for Howell classes due to support from the city and some townships.
Fees by each class below are listed in this order.
Resident Fee: City of Howell, Howell Township, Oceola, Genoa and Marion Township Residents /Non-residents

On line registration is available. At this time, please Google Howell Parks & Recreation Authority Home page,
then click on Instructional,
then click on Specialty classes
and scroll down to Results Puppy or Results Obedience & Manners Level One and click on Info.

Note! I am not familiar with or endorsing the other class(es) not taught by myself that you may find with my class listings on HP&RA's web page(s) and/or advertising.


INCLEMENT WEATHER

Brighton Location: If Brighton Schools are closed, evening classes are cancelled.

Howell Location: If Howell Schools are closed, class may be cancelled. Call 517 - 546 - 0693 to inquire.


QUESTIONS?

Regarding registration and/or payment contact the correct office above per class location.

Regarding instruction and classes only, please email me, Mary T. Ratelle:


Training Director-Instructor


CLASS LOCATIONS with Google Map Links:
Note parking, exercise and entrance areas. Pets are not allowed on other areas of the grounds.
Deposit poo in the blue pail which is just outside of our entrance. Bags are available if needed.
Thank you for your cooperation.


Brighton - Hilton Elementary School - Gym
9600 Hilton Road - gym. The school is west of Old-US 23 on the south side.
Note a traffic signal is at the Old US-23 & Hilton Road intersection.
Or
From the I-96 exit #145 - Grand River, go north on Grand River to Hilton Rd. (first road traffic signal).
Go east on Hilton Rd. about 1-1/2 miles.
Park in the east lot, not in front of the school.
Exercise area for pets is on the southernmost east side 'islands' of grass inbetween the parking lot and side drive.
My navy blue Jeep will be parked near our entrance.
Enter directly into the east GYM entrance through the solid door - not the east side glass doors!

Hilton Elementary Google directions


Brighton - Summer Only - Scranton Middle School - Cafeteria
8415 Maltby Road, 1.2 miles west of Old US Hwy 23/Whitmore Lake Road.
Then north off of the round about to the school.
Enter the first parking lot to your left.
Our direct solid entry door is to the left of the main entrance.
Exercise pets on the grass next to the building by our entrance.

Scranton Middle School Google directions


Howell - Bennett Recreation Center - Large Room
925 W. Grand River, Howell MI 48843. (Only .6 mile west of down town four corners - Howell, south side).
If using GPS, enter the address above!! The HAP&R has several facilities, including the pool at the HS complex.
The glass window front building is on the south side, east of the High School and Fire Department complexes.
Exercise area for pets is on the west side of the building only - next to the parking lot.
Enter through the main glass doors in front of the building. Enter directly into the central room.
Note pets are not allowed in the rest rooms. If needed, leave your pet in your vehicle for use before/after class.

Howell Recreation Bennett Center Google directions


Warning! Training with us may be habit forming - pets and people have fun!


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Results and Pawformance Puppy Classes Description Link


NO Pets at the First Class!


Starts: October 25 - One Wednesday, then Tuesdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
No classes: October 31 (Boo!) and November 7 (voting)
End: December 12
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 on Tuesdays with pets 6:30 - 7:30p
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $118
BCE Class ID: #454-f17b
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: October 30 - Mondays - Howell Parks & Rec Authority
Location: Bennett Rec Center
End: December 4
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 with pets 6:00 - 6:45p
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

Howell Tier Fees: Residents $118/Non Resident $128
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register with HP&RA w/credit card: 517 - 546 - 0693 ext. "0" or on line.


Starts: January 10, 2018 - One Wednesday, then Tuesdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: February 13
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 on Tuesdays with pets 6:30 - 7:30p
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $118
BCE Class ID: #454-w18a
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: January 22 - Mondays - Howell Parks & Rec Authority
Location: Bennett Rec Center
No class: February 19 (Holiday)
End: March 5
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 with pets 6:00 - 6:45p
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

Howell Tier Fees: Residents $118/Non Resident $128
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register with HP&RA w/credit card: 517 - 546 - 0693 ext. "0" or on line.



Pawformance Puppy Plus Sports! Description Link


TBD - Thursday - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
One class event that will be scheduled with interest. Minimum of six needed. Inquire!
Interest at this time: Carrie & Mason, Cathy & Taylor, Annie & Gypsy, Brieanne & Ellie.
May be able to get this in before the holidays, let me know if you & your pup are in, thanks!
Time: Evening TBD
One class - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $28
BCE Class ID: #480-tbd
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


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Obedience & Manners (O&M) - Level One Description Link

Register early to avoid disappointment, this class usually fills!

NO Pets at the First Class!


Starts: October 25 - Wednesdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
No class: November 22
End: December 6
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 with pets 6:30-7:30p
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $148
BCE Class ID: #454-f17c
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: October 30 - Mondays - Howell Parks & Rec Authority
Location: Bennett Rec Center
End: December 4
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 with pets 7:10 - 8:10p (This is the correct time!)
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

Howell Tier Fees: Resident $148/Non Resident $158
Confirm start and end dates when registering.
Register with HP&RA w/credit card: 517 - 546 - 0693 ext. "0" or on line.


Starts: January 10, 2018 - Wednesdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: February 14
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 with pets 6:30 - 7:30p
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $148
BCE Class ID: #455-w18a
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: January 22 - Mondays - Howell Parks & Rec Authority
Location: Bennett Rec Center
No class: February 19 (Holiday)
End: March 5
First class only is 6:20 (check in) 6:30 - 8:45p
Classes #2 - #6 with pets 7:10 - 8:10p
Six classes - same trainer and pet.

Howell Tier Fees: Residents $118/Non Resident $128
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register with HP&RA w/credit card: 517 - 546 - 0693 ext. "0" or on line.

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Obedience & Manners Level Two - Class Description Link

Prerequisite: Recent Results trainer and pet that have successfully completed O&M Level One and instructor permission.
Graduates of this class are welcome to return for a Brush-Up with the same trainer.

Bring to the first class: Your pet! Also health updates (if any), supplies from the last class and your RDT & PDS blue folder for handouts.
Items for future classes will be discussed at the first class: A 10 - 20' long line and a non-skid rug or mat.

O&M Level Two Returns:
If you wish to participate in the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) practice and optional Therapy Dog Practice, bring a note stating what venue you wish to pursue (hospital, nursing home, school, library reading, etc.). If known, the organization you wish to volunteer with and it's requirements to help me help you meet your goals.

Note: The trend of 'fake' therapy, emotional and service dog endorsements do not take the place of good training and testing. Please do not undermine the decades of work to provide people with a genuine interest in volunteering to make the world a better place for those truly in need. I will not participate or support the purchasing of 'fake' certifications which exploit the system.


Starts: November 1 - Wednesdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
No class: November 22
End: December 6
Time: 7:40 - 8:40p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $128
BCE Class ID: #456-f17b
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: January 17, 2018 - Wednesdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: February 14
Time: 7:40 - 8:40p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $128
BCE Class ID: #456-w18a
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesdays and Thursdays
Location: Hilton Elementary
No class Wednesday, March 7.
Class #2 is Thur. 3/8;  #3 is Wed., 3/14;  #4 is Thur., 3/15;  #5 is Thur., 3/22.
End: March 22
Time: 7:40 - 8:40 p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $108
BCE Class ID: #458-w18b
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


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New! Obedience & Manners Level Two Plus with AKC BN Class Description Link

Prerequisites: RDT PDS AKC BN and Rally-Obedience Intro Clinic (see below BCE Class ID #457) and instructor permission.
Note, participation in the fall 2017 clinic fulfills requirement for this 2018 class.

Join the first available class session offered following your BN - Rally-O Intro Clinic.
Graduates of this class are welcome to return for a Brush-Up with the same trainer.
This class shares class time with O&M Level Two. More explained at class, do inquire!

Bring to the first class: Your pet! Also health updates (if any), supplies from the last class and your RDT & PDS blue folder
and your dog's park-it non-skid rug or mat.


Start: January 17, 2018 - Wednesdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: February 14
Time: 7:40 - 8:40p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $108
BCE Class ID: #486-w18a
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesdays and Thursdays
Location: Hilton Elementary
No class Wednesday, March 7.
Class #2 is Thur. 3/8;  #3 is Wed., 3/14;  #4 is Thur., 3/15;  #5 is Thur., 3/22.
End: March 22
Time: 7:40 - 8:40 p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

This session only: Class time shared with O&M Three/Four - A Dynamics! theme with BN and mini Rally-O courses.

BCE Fee: $108
BCE Class ID: #486-w18b
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.



Retrieve!

Prerequisite: Past or currently attending RDT O&M Level One or Two trainer with one sporting breed dog (mixed breeds are accepted) and instructor permission. If not currently in a class, join the first available session offered following your last class. Returning "Retrieve!' trainer with same pet are welcome to return to practice and build skills. Triples and off leash may be started when dog is ready!

Bring to the first class: Your pet! Also health updates (if any), supplies from the last class and your RDT & PDS blue folder
and your dog's park-it non-skid rug or mat. Also, several non-roll and non-squeak toys, a 10' or 20' long line.

Starts: November 2 - Thursdays - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: November 9
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p
Two classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $54
BCE Class ID: #483-f17b
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.

Starts: The next clinic will depend on interest and gym space availability. Inquire!


Clinic - BCE ID #457 - AKC Beginner Novice (BN) Cards and Novice Rally-Obedience Intro Description Link

Prerequisite: RDT O&M Level Two and instructor permission. Join the first available session offered following your last O&M Two class.

Participation in this two class clinic and instructor permission fulfills requirements for the above O&M Two Plus! and/or O&M Three/Four Class(es).

NO Pets at the First Class!

Bring to the first class: Your RDT & PDS blue folder for handouts.

Bring to Class #2: Your pet! Also health updates (if any), supplies from the last class and your RDT &
PDS blue folder and your dog's park-it non-skid rug or mat.

Starts: October 19 - Thursday - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: October 26
Time: 6:30 - 7:30 p
Two classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $54
BCE Class ID: #457-f17a
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.

Starts: The next clinic will depend on interest and gym space availability. Inquire!


Clinic or Special - Dynamics! Description Link

Prerequisite: RDT O&M Level Two and instructor permission. Join the first available session offered following your last class.

Addl. Info: Gym space is N/A for a separate Dynamics! offering until Summer 2018. Thus, "Dynamics" drills will be offered February 2018 when Tuesday evenings are not offered - see dates below!

The gym floor will be shared with O&M Two this session only. Mini Rally-O courses, BN and CD patterns will be available per interest of O&M 3/4 trainers. When O&M 3/4 is back on Tuesday evenings, a return to the Rally-O and CD focus.

Bring: Your pet! Also health updates (if any), supplies from the last class and your RDT & PDS blue folder for handouts and park it mat.

Location: Hilton Elementary

Starts: Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesdays and Thursdays
No class Wednesday, March 7.
Class #2 is Thur. 3/8;  #3 is Wed., 3/14;  #4 is Thur., 3/15;  #5 is Thur., 3/22.
End: March 22
Time: 7:40 - 8:40 p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

To register - sign up for your regular class: O&M Two, Two Plus or Three/Four starting Wed., February 28.

Starts: The next clinic will depend on interest and gym space availability. Inquire!

Interested? Register with BCE for O&M Three/Four #458-w18b (See below).



O&M Three/Four & PDS! AKC Rally-Obedience Class Description Link

Prerequisites: RDT PDS AKC BN and Rally-Obedience Intro Clinic (see above BCE Class ID #457) and instructor permission.
Note, participation in the fall 2017 clinic fulfills requirement for this 2018 class.


Join the first available session offered following your BN - Rally-O Intro Clinic.

Past participants in this class that are on break more than two sessions please attend an O&M - Level Two 'brush up' before returning*.
Questions? Call Mary T. 517 548 - 4536.

*Instructor reserves the right to transfer any pet that interferes with class flow to the remaining classes left in the current session Brighton O&M Level Two class which is currently Wednesday evenings. No refunds will be given if a pet is excused from O&M Three/PDS or transfered to O&M Two and is not able to attend O&M Two for any reason.

Bring to the first class:
Your pet! Also health updates (if any), supplies from the last class and your RDT & PDS blue folder for handouts.

Class time is shared with the O&M Four & PDS AKC (BN if interest) & CD Show Obedience class.


Starts: November 14 - Tuesday - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: December 12
Time: 7:40 - 8:40 p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $108
BCE Class ID: #458-f17b
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: January 16 - Tuesday - Brighton Comm Ed
Location: Hilton Elementary
End: February 13
Time: 7:40 - 8:40 p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

BCE Fee: $108
BCE Class ID: #458-w18a
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


Starts: Wednesday, February 28 - Wednesdays and Thursdays
Location: Hilton Elementary
No class Wednesday, March 7.
Class #2 is Thur. 3/8;  #3 is Wed., 3/14;  #4 is Thur., 3/15;  #5 is Thur., 3/22.
End: March 22
Time: 7:40 - 8:40 p
Five classes - same trainer and pet.

This session only: Class time shared with O&M Two, Two Plus - Dynamics! theme with BN and mini Rally-O courses.

BCE Fee: $108
BCE Class ID: #458-w18b
Confirm start & end dates when registering.
BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130
Register: BCE w/credit card: 810 - 299 - 4130 or on line.


O&M Four & PDS! AKC Show Obedience Companion Dog (CD) Class Description Link

Prerequisites: RDT PDS! AKC BN or Rally-Obedience Intro Clinic and instructor permission. Join the first available session offered following your Intro. Clinic.

Past participants in this class that are on break more than three sessions please attend an O&M - Level Two 'brush up' before returning.
Questions? Call Mary T. 517 548 - 4536.

Instructor reserves the right to transfer any pet that interferes with class flow to the remaining classes left in the current session Brighton O&M Level Two class which is currently Wednesday evenings. No refunds will be given if a pet is excused from O&M Three/PDS or transfered to O&M Two and is not able to attend O&M Two for any reason.

To Register: Shared class time, see above O&M Three/Four, BCE Class ID #458 - Fee is the same.

Bring to the first class:
Your pet! Also health updates (if any), supplies from the last class and your RDT & PDS blue folder for handouts.

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