Welcome to the Great Salt Lake Dog Training Club

We are sponsoring a seminar by Patty Biggins called “The Training Game” to be held on Saturday and Sunday, May 18 and 19, 2024 at Heather Berg’s facility in South Jordan.

About Patricia Biggins
Patty is a long-time exhibitor in obedience. She has been training dogs since she could walk, a passion inherited from her grandfather. While she has trained, exhibited, enjoyed, and achieved top level titles in many venues, she enjoys the challenge of combining obedience and enjoyment for the dog. A teacher by profession, she knows the value of positive reinforcement and breaking things down to the smallest step possible.

She started her obedience journey with the family Siberian Husky and stayed with that breed for multiple dogs before switching to the Belgian Tervuren, a breed she remains with to this day. Her students have included dogs from all the recognized AKC groups and have done well, achieving HITs and national rankings. Her own dogs have all been nationally ranked, garnered many HITs and HCs, and have received multiple invites to national competitions. Her current dog, Vjatar, went from CD to UD in nine shows.
Her goal is for every team to achieve attitude and accuracy. Since each dog is an individual, this goal is best achieved when the owner learns to understand their dog and to constantly adjust their training to the needs of their partner. Patty has given seminars throughout the Western states as well as in other countries. Every seminar is unique, designed with the needs of the participants in mind.

Comments from previous seminar goers:

“She is brilliant. Her ideas are so simple, yet I never thought of them.” Cathy L.

“I’ve never been to a seminar that was so well organized.” Cindi S.

“I’m sure she speaks dog!” Lisa O.

“You can tell she is a teacher; she is very easy to understand.” Suzi B

Space is limited; preference will be given to working teams (maximum of 12 teams). Unlimited auditing slots available.

The prices are as follows…

Working Teams: GSLDTC member = $200 for both days; non-member = $250 for both days.
Auditing Spots: GSLDTC member = $100 for both days; non-member = $150 for both days.

Patty Biggin’s flier and entry 

Current Classes We Offer On Wednesday Nights In March Are:

  • Puppy Obedience/good manners class –  dogs ages 10 weeks to 5 months. Class size limited to 12. 
  • Beginning Obedience/good manners class – dogs ages 5 months and up. Class size limited to 12.
  • Intermediate Obedience class/CGC Prep – the next step after Puppy or Beginning class. Class size limited to 12.
  • Advanced Obedience class/CGCA Prep- Class size limited to 12.
  • Trick class-Dogs ages 5 months and up. Class size limited to 12.
  • Advanced Obedience/Beginning Open class-dogs should have a CGC and CD or working towards their CD. Class Size limited to 12.

Classes We Offer On Wednesday Nights Are:

  • Puppy Obedience/good manners class –  dogs ages 10 weeks to 5 months. Class size limited to 12. 
  • Beginning Obedience/good manners class – dogs ages 5 months and up. Class size limited to 12.
  • Intermediate Obedience class/CGC Prep – the next step after Puppy or Beginning class. Class size limited to 12.
  • Advanced Obedience class/CGCA Prep- Class size limited to 12.
  • Trick class-Dogs ages 5 months and up. Class size limited to 12.
  • Advanced Obedience/Beginning Open class-dogs should have a CGC and CD or working towards their CD. Class Size limited to 12.

How To Sign Up:

  • Next sign up is March 6, 2024 PM at 7:00 PM-We do not offer online sign up. 
  • Sign up for classes are on the first Wednesday of each month. Starting in January and going thru to October.
  • All Classes are 8 week courses and the fee for class is $100 for the first dog and $90 for the second dog or continuing class. Junior Handler fee for class is $50 for the first dog and $45 for the second dog or continuing class. We accept, cash, check or card at the time of sign up.
  • Please bring your vaccination record on your dog that is being signed up.
  • There will be a short orientation and demonstration regarding our club and classes.
  • We ask that dogs are left at home for sign up night.
  • Sign up and classes are held at the West Jordan Utah National Guard Armory, 7602 So. Airport Road, West Jordan, UT  (click for directions). Entry for sign up and all classes will be on the South side of the building.
  • Club members will need to have a current Semi-Annual Self-Certification form turned in, to determine the cost of the class.

 GREAT! You have your CGC (Canine Good Citizen) from going to classes and are ready for the next step for you and your dog. Tuesday night classes are next. 

Current Classes We Offer On Tuesday Nights In March Are:

  • Rally Obedience class-For everyone who has done the Beginning Rally.
  • Beginning Rally-One month course to introduce the basics on Rally.
  • Beginning Scent- An 8 week course to prepare and earn Scent Work Titles.
  • Advanced Scent Work

Classes We Offer On Tuesday Nights Are:

  • Beginning Rally-One month course to introduce the basics on Rally
  • Rally Obedience class-For everyone who has done the Beginning Rally.
  • Beginning Scent Work-Prepare to earn Scent Work titles and be amazed at what a dogs nose can do!
  • Advanced Scent Work-Continue working on Scent Work with your dog.
  • Temperament Class
  • Conformation Handling-PLEASE NOTE:  This is a drop in class and no sign up is required. Fee per class is $10.00 they are held on every Tuesday.

Tuesday Classes require dogs to have their CGC or equivalent testing, because of the advanced training and some dogs maybe off lead. Conformation Class is the exception to the rule. 

How To Sign Up:

  • Next sign up is March 5, 2024 PM at 7:00 PM-We do not offer online sign up. 
  • Sign up for classes are on the first Tuesday of each month. Starting in January and going thru to October.
  • Classes cost $100 for the first dog and $90 for the second dog or continuing class. We accept, cash, check or card at the time of sign up.
  • Please bring your vaccination record on your dog that is being signed up.
  • Please bring documentation of CGC title. Except for Conformation Class.
  • You will sign up and start class on that night.
  • Sign up and classes are held at the West Jordan Utah National Guard Armory, 7602 So. Airport Road, West Jordan, UT  (click for directions). Entry for sign up and all classes will be on the South side of the building.
  • Club members will need to have a current Semi-Annual Self-Certification form turned in, to determine the cost of the class.

If you have any questions about training classes please contact us at 385-256-4097, leave a message and one of our training directors will return your call.

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 Please visit Available Classes for details on each class.

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Mariah, West Hightland White Terrier Spoiled by Jack & Donna Smith
Mariah, West Hightland White Terrier Spoiled by Jack & Donna Smith

All dogs are invited to train with and join the Great Salt Lake Dog Training Club.

This club is a not for profit organization dedicated to helping the general public train their dogs to be good citizens. We focus on promoting responsible dog ownership and participation in activities with dogs.

Monroe, Beagle, love by Wendy & Jeff McCleery
Monroe, Beagle, loved by Wendy & Jeff McCleery

Budha, Vizsla, this is how to walk on a loose leash
Budha, Vizsla, this is how to walk on a loose leash