Group classes are suitable for dogs who are able to work and focus safely and calmly in the presence of other people and dogs. If you feel that this may be a challenge for your dog, beginning with private lessons might be the best choice. Class fees are non-refundable. If a dog is determined by the instructor to not be ready for a group class setting, class fees may be applied to a private lesson or online learning package within 2 months.
Clever Dog class is an obedience and life skills class for puppies 8 weeks and over and adult dogs. We will introduce basic obedience cues like sit, down, come, and leash walking as well as introducing the puppies and dogs to new socialization and body awareness experience, adding progressive distractions over time. This class will give a great start to your dog’s training, whether he is destined to be a dog sports star or a great family companion. Graduates under 12 months will have the chance to earn the AKC Star Puppy Award. Depending on your dog’s level, you may prepare for Canine Good Citizen, Community Canine, and Trick Dog titles.
Class is $180 for the six week session. Clever Dog class is offered Monday at 6 pm beginning November 6 with instructor Kristina Schaeffer, Wednesday at 6:45 pm beginning October 4 with instructor Megan Esherick, and Thursday at 11 am with instructor Stephanie Mays beginning October 12.
All Clever Dog classes are held at Godfreys 4267 New Holland Rd, Mohnton, PA.
Clever Dog is a prerequisite for rally and agility classes.
Scent Work is for dogs eight weeks and older. We will introduce the dogs to the odors and searches that will be used in the AKC and CPE Scent Work programs. Experienced teams will perform searches and prepare for scent work competition. No previous training is required.
Scent work class is $150 for the six week session. Drop in space may be available for experienced teams only for $30 per lesson. Scent Work Class is offered at Godfreys on Mondays at 1 pm and 2:15 pm, beginning October 9. Class is also offered at Rocky Creek Dog Agility on Mondays at 6:30 and 7:30 pm beginning October 9 and on Tuesdays at Rocky Creek at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 pm, beginning October 10
AKC Rally Novice is for dogs 6 months and older who can reliably sit, lie down, and walk on a loose leash. We will focus on training the behaviors and handling skills required for AKC Rally Novice, with course work included each week. The foundation behaviors required for Rally Advanced and Excellent may be introduced as well. Clever Dog class or equivalent experience is a prerequisite for this class. AKC Rally for Competition is for dog and handler teams who have earned a Rally Novice title and graduates of Rally Novice class with permission from the instructor. The focus will be on skills needed for advanced, excellent, and master courses. Topics such as pivots, jumping, spins, and backups will be covered.
Rally class is $150 for the six week session. Drop in space may be available for experienced teams only for $30 per lessons.
Rally Novice Class is offered at on Mondays at 3:30 pm beginning August 14 and Wednesdays at 4:15 pm beginning August 9. Rally Advanced Class is offered on Mondays at 4:45 pm beginning October 9 and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm beginning October 4.
All rally classes are held at Godfreys.
Introduction to Agility is will introduce dogs and handlers to agility fundamentals such as handling, body awareness, and contact behaviors. This six week class will be held on Thursdays at Godfreys, beginning October 5 at 5 pm. The next level of this class will be held on Tuesdays at 1 pm at Rocky Creek Dog Agility beginning in January. Successful completion of Clever Dog class is a prerequisite for agility classes. All dogs must be crate trained and be able to be easily handled by people. Agility training is a long term commitment, generally taking about 2 years before dogs are ready to compete. We are not able to offer backyard or non-competition agility classes because of the progressive nature of the training. This class is full.
Agility Foundation Skills is for graduates of Introduction to Agility. We will focus on introducing obstacle performance and handling fundamentals. This class is held on Tuesdays at 2 pm at Rocky Creek Dog Agility.
Agility Trial Preparation class is for dogs who are comfortable on agility equipment and preparing to enter trials. We will be focusing on longer sequencing and preparation for competition. This class is held on Tuesdays at 3 pm at Rocky Creek Dog Agility.
Agility classes are $150 for the six week session. The next session will begin on October 10.