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.
Wednesdays at 6:45 pm with Megan Esherick, starting Jnauary 3.
Mondays at 6 pm with Kristina Schaeffer, starting January 8.
Thursdays at 11 am with Stephanie Mays, starting January 11.
All Clever Dog classes are held at Godfreys 4267 New Holland Rd, Mohnton, PA.
Clever Dog is a prerequisite for rally and agility classes.
Advanced Clever Dog
Advanced Clever Dog is for successful graduates of Clever Dog class who are at least 6 months old. We will continue to grow the foundation skills introduced in Clever Dog class and work towards the Canine Good Citizen Test.
Advanced Clever Dog class is $180 for the 6 week session, which will begin January 4 at 5 pm. This class is full.
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.
Upcoming classes at Godfreys:
Mondays at 2:15 pm starting January 8.
Upcoming classes at Rocky Creek Dog Agility:
Mondays at 6:30 pm and 7:30 pm, starting January 8.
Tuesdays at 4:30 pm, 5:30 pm, and 6:30 pm, starting January 9.
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.
All rally classes are held at Godfreys.
Starting Wednesday January 3, Novice Class at 4:15 pm, Competition Class at 5:30 pm.
Starting Monday January 8, Novice Class at 3:30 pm, Competition Class at 4:45 pm.
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 January 9.