• Class Schedule

  • You must REGISTER and PREPAY to attend classes. Checks should be made out to: VAL KLEIN. Please download the Registration Form & mail with your payment to: Family Dog Obedience, 1698 North Main Street Ext, Butler, PA 16001 

    All checks will be held until the first day of your class, and you will receive an email a few days prior to your class starting to verify your enrollment. REGISTRATIONS MUST BE RECEIVED 3 days prior to beginning of class. Late registrations may be turned away, or asked to pay a $15 late fee plus the class fee. 

    Prior to attending class, please read the class rules. All sessions pending required number of participants. Detailed information about these classes is available on the Class Descriptions page. Please email Val at valsk9@yahoo.com or call 412-302-6736 for more information. 


    Complete Puppy  7-week Class: $125

    NOTE: Since there are three Puppy classes starting the same weekend, please specify which class you'd like to join on your registration form. If you have no preference, please indicate that as well.

    • Fridays at 10:00am – January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23. Snow date: March 2
    • Fridays at 6:30pm – January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16, 23. Snow date: March 2
    • Saturdays at 10:00am – January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24. Snow date: March 3
    • Saturdays at 1:00pm – February 17, 24, March 3, 10, 17, 24 April 7. NOTE: No class March 31. Snow date: April 14
    • Fridays at 7:45pm – March 2, 9, 16, 23, April 6, 13, 20. NOTE: No class March 30. Snow date: April 27

    Graduate Puppy  4-week Class: $69

    This is the step-up class specifically for Complete Puppies to move up to. It is the Basic Manners but with the same dogs that just graduated from Complete Puppy.

    • Fridays at 6:30pm – March 9, 16, 23, April 6. NOTE: No class March 30. Snow date: April 13
    • Saturdays at 10:00am – March 10, 17, 24, April 7. NOTE: No class March 31. Snow date: April 14
    • Saturdays at 10:00am – April 21, 28, May 5, 19. NOTE: No class May 12

    AKC ACT (Agility Course Test)

    • Sunday, April 15 beginning at 8:00am

    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. There are two levels of ACT events – ACT 1 and ACT 2. ACT 1 is designed for the beginning level dog to show beginning sequencing and performance skills. ACT 2 requires an increased skill level shown by the additional obstacles to be performed. 

    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. Dogs must be 15 months old to enter these events. They do not need to be AKC registered at the time of entry.

    For more information about the Agility Course Test (ACT 1 and ACT 2), please contact Pam Rape: ramarfarm@hotmail.com

    Download informational flyer and registration form here


    Basic Manners  4-week Class: $80

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    Pre-Agility  6-week Class: $95

    NOTE: This session is FILLED. You may request to be added to the wait list by emailing Val at valsk9@yahoo.com

    • Mondays at 4:30pm – February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2. Snow date: April 9

    Pre-Agility Part 2  6-week Class: $95

    • Mondays at 4:30pm – April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21

    Agility 1 - A Level  6-week Class: $95

    • Wednesdays at 6:30pm – February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4. Snow date: April 11
    • Wednesdays at 6:30pm – April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Wednesdays at 6:30pm – June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18. NOTE: No class July 4

    Agility 1 - B Level 6-week Class: $95

    • Wednesdays at 7:45pm – February 28, March 7, 14, 21, 28, April 4. Snow date: April 11
    • Wednesdays at 7:45pm – April 18, 25, May 2, 9, 16, 23
    • Wednesdays at 7:45pm – June 6, 13, 20, 27, July 11, 18. NOTE: No class July 4

    Agility 2  6-week Class: $95

    • Mondays at 6:30pm – February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2. Snow date: April 9
    • Mondays at 6:30pm – April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
    • Mondays at 6:30pm – June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16. NOTE: No class July 2

    Trick Dog Testing The cost is $15 for each level of testing. Test all 3 levels on the same day for $40

    NOTE: Testing is by appointment. Use Express Registration form. Four appointments are available each day, 15 minutes apart. Please be flexible with your availability on your chosen day. 

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    Agility Run-Throughs  The cost is $5 for the first run and $3 for each run after that per person/dog

    • Thursday, March 22, 6:00 - 9:00pm

    Agility Course Challenge Class  6-week Class: $95

    • Mondays at 7:45pm – February 26, March 5, 12, 19, 26, April 2. Snow date: April 9
    • Mondays at 7:45pm – April 16, 23, 30, May 7, 14, 21
    • Mondays at 7:45pm – June 4, 11, 18, 25, July 9, 16. NOTE: No class July 2

    Versatility Class  Individual Classes for Family Dog Obedience Students: Pay as you go, $15 each

    NOTE: If other classes are cancelled these days due to bad weather, Versatility class will be cancelled also. You'll have to watch Facebook or contact Val with questions. 

    • Saturdays at 11:30am – January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17, 24, March 10, 17, 24

    The Nose Knows Class, Introductory Level  4-week Class: $80

    NOTE: Class size is limited to 8 dog / handler teams. If the snow date isn't needed, this can be added as an additional class if there is enough interest; cost would be an additional $20.

    • Thursdays at 6:30pm – February 1, 15, March 1, 15. Snow date: March 29 

    Pet Partners Handler Training Course 7-week Class: $75

    NOTE: Class size is limited to 8 dog / handler teams.

    • Sundays at 3:00pm – February 11, 18, 25,  March 4, 11, 25. Snow date: April 8 

    Intro to Clicker Class  $10

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    Café Class  $15

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    Intro to Treadmill Class  $15

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