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  • Dog Training in Butler, PA

    If you have an unruly puppy, an obsessive/compulsive dog, a “behaviorally challenged" dog, a “dog reactive” dog, or even problems housebreaking, Family Dog Obedience can help!

    Why choose Family Dog Obedience? We are passionate, professional, and—most importantly—educated in canine history, psychology, training theory, and training methods. Our trainer, Val Klein, has been endorsed trainer from the National Association of Dog Obedience Instructors (NADOI - www.nadoi.org) and is an evaluator for the American Kennel Club's Canine Good Citizen test. See more about Val’s certifications and other achievements »

    Whether you would prefer to take a class with other dogs or get private instruction in your home,  or at our 8000 sq. ft. modern and equipped training center, we can accommodate you. We encourage you to browse our website for more detailed information on what we have to offer as well as class descriptions and our class schedule. You can also contact us to speak with Val.

    Family Dog Obedience is a NON-SMOKING facility.

    Read about our FREE lecture, The Nose Knows, introduction to our newest class, taught by Gretchen Meyer. 

  • AKC Agility Course Test

    The Agility Course Test (ACT) is an entry-level agility event designed to introduce and welcome beginning dogs and their handlers to the AKC sport of agility. Learn more about the AKC Agility Course Test. The next date for the test at Family Dog Obedience will be announced soon!

    There are two levels of ACT events – ACT 1 and ACT 2. In addition to showing their dog's entry-level skills, exhibitors will learn to fill out an AKC entry form, check-in at the ring, taking their dog in and out of the ring, handling their dog while being judged, and other information that will help them when they move on to AKC agility trials with their dog. 



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