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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

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 on Mondays at 2:15 pm beginning January 2, Wednesday at 6:45 pm beginning January 4, Monday at 6 pm beginning January 2 with instructor Kristina Schaeffer, Thursday at 11 am with instructor Stephanie Mays beginning  January 5.

All Clever Dog classes are held at Godfreys 4267 New Holland Rd, Mohnton, PA.

Scent Work 

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 lessons. 

Scent Work Class is offered at Godfreys on Mondays at 1 pm, beginning January 2.  Class is also offered at Rocky Creek Dog Agility on Mondays at 6:30 and 7:30 pm beginning January 2 and on Tuesdays at Rocky Creek at 4:30, 5:30, and 6:30 pm, beginning January 3.

 Rally

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 January 2 and Wednesdays at 4:15 pm beginning January 4. Rally Advanced Class is offered on Mondays at 4:45 pm beginning January 2 and Wednesdays at 5:30 pm beginning January 4.

All rally classes are held at Godfreys.

Agility

 

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 1 pm at Rocky Creek Dog Agility. 

Building Agility Skills is for graduates of Agility Foundation Skills who are able to perform most obstacles and begin sequencing. 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. Drop ins may be available for experienced students. The next session will begin on January 3. 

Obedience for Competition

Obedience for Competition is for graduates of Clever Dog class.  We will introduce the skills needed for formal obedience competition, including heeling, retrieval, and scent discrimination.  This class will be offered at Godfreys on Thursdays at 5 pm, beginning January 5.  The cost for the 6 week session will be $150.