• Class Schedule

  • You must REGISTER and PREPAY to attend classes. Checks should be made out to: Family Dog Obedience. 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: Please specify which class you'd like to join on your registration form. If you have no preference, please indicate that as well.

    • Saturdays at 10:00am – October 5, 12, 26, November 1, 9, 16, 23
      • NO CLASSES: October 19
    • Fridays at 6:30pm – October 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15, 22, December 6
      • NO CLASSES: November 1, & November 29
    • Saturdays at 2:30pm – July 27, August 3, 17, 24, September 7, 14, 21 *THIS CLASS IS FILLED. Auditor spots are open; email for details.
      • NO CLASSES: August 10, August 31
    • Fridays at 10:00am – September 20, 27, October 11, 18, 25, November 8, 15 *THIS CLASS IS FILLED. Auditor spots are open; email for details.
      • NO CLASSES: October 4, November 1

    Graduate Puppy  4-week Class: $69

    This is the step-up class specifically for Complete Puppies to move up to.

    • Saturdays at 1:00pm – September 7, 14, 21, October 5
      • NO CLASS: September 28
    • Thursdays at 7:00pm – September 26, October 10, 17, 24
      • NO CLASS: October 3
    • Fridays at 10:00am – November 22, December 6, 13, 20
      • NO CLASS: November 29

    Basic Manners 2  4-week Class: $80

    NOTE: Class size is limited to 6 dog / handler teams.

    • Dates TBA

    Basic Manners 1  6-week Class: $175

    NOTE: Class size is limited to 6 dog / handler teams. Please use THIS registration form & questionnaire.

    • Thursdays at 7:00pm – November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19
      • NO CLASS: November 28

    FIT FIDO WALK

    FDO recently became an AKC Fit Dog Club. Our official name is FDO Fit Fido! What does that mean? Periodically we will be scheduling walks and/or fitness/conditioning classes.

    Our first scheduled outing is Thursday, June 27th. We will be meeting at FDO at 7:00 PM. Weather permitting, we will travel to Butler Memorial Park, for our walk to begin approximately at 7:30. This park has a nice loop so that you can walk as little or as much as you want. All FDO rules apply: dogs must be on leash, you must clean up after your dog, etc.

    If the weather does NOT cooperate, we will stay at FDO and hold a fitness class, where we can use treadmills and other fitness equipment, along with indoor walking.

    We are asking for a $5 donation that will go to an organization to yet to be determined. Please wear something PURPLE if you can, and let us know if you plan to attend by emailing Misty at titan2black@gmail.com


    Pre-Agility 1  6-week Class: $95

    • Dates TBA

     Pre-Agility 2  6-week Class: $95

    • Mondays at 6:30pm – June 10, 17, 24, July 8, 15, 22
      • NO CLASS: July 1

    Agility Classes 6-week Class: $95

    Mondays at 6:30pm and 7:45pm

    • July 29, August 5, 12, 19, 26, September 9 (no class September 2)
    • September 16, 23, 30 October 14, 21, 28 (no class October 7)
    • November 4, 11, 18, December 2, 9, 16 (no class November 25)

    Tuesdays at 5:00pm and 6:30pm

    • July 30, August 6, 13, 20, 27, September 10 (no class September 3)
    • September 17, 24, October 1, 15, 22, 29 (No classes October 8)
    • November 5, 12, 19, December 3, 10, 17 (no class November 26)

    Wednesdays at 6:30pm and 7:45pm

    • July 31, August 7, 14, 21, 28, September 11 (no class September 4)
    • September 18, 25, October 2, 16, 23, 20 (no class October 9)
    • November 6, 13, 20, December 4, 11, 18 (no class November 27)

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

    • Dates TBA

    Trick Dog Testing The cost is $15 for each level of testing (Novice, Intermediate, Advanced). Test all 3 levels on the same day for $40

    • Dates TBA

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

    • Saturdays at 11:30am – July 20, 27, August 3, 17, 24, September 7, 14, 21, October 5, 12, 26, November 2, 9, 16, 23, December 7, 14, 21
      • NO CLASSES: July 6, July 13, August 10, August 31, September 28, October 19, November 30

    The Nose Knows Class  4-week Class: $80

    BEGINNER CLASS

    Note: Class size is limited to 8 dog / handler teams. You must participate in Part 1 before moving on to Parts 2 and 3. 

    • Dates TBA

    ADVANCED CLASS

    • Dates TBA

    Pet Partners

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

    • Dates TBA

    Rally  Novice Level, Individual Classes for Family Dog Obedience Students: Pay as you go, $15 each

    Each class 1 hour long, and will cover some of the basic rules of Rally. Starting with Novice levels, several new cards will be introduced each week, and a course with those new cards will be offered for students to run through. Classes will progress through the different levels offered as students are ready for that level. Cost of the class is $15, and it is Pay as you go for FDO students.
    • Fridays at 10:00am – August 2*, August 23*, September 6 (*NOTE: August 2 and August 23 classes have been cancelled)

    Intro to Treadmill Class  $15

    • Dates TBA

    Intro to Clicker Class  $10

    • Dates TBA

    Café Class  $15

    • Dates TBA 

    AKC ACT (Agility Course Test)

    Next Date TBA

    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


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