• 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. 


    AKC ACT (Agility Course Test)

    • Sunday, October 21 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 additional information and entry form


    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.

    • Fridays at 6:30pm – August 10, 17, 24, September 7, 21, 28, October 12
      • NOTE: No classes August 31, September 14, October 5
    • Saturdays at 1:00pm – September 8, 15, 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20
    • Saturdays at 10:00am – October 6, 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17
    • Fridays at 10:00am – October 19, 26, November 2, 9,16, 30, December 7
      • NOTE: No class November 23

    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.

    • Saturdays at 2:30pm – October 6, 13, 20, 27
    • Fridays at 6:30pm – October 26, November 2, 9, 16
    • Saturdays at 2:30pm – November 3, 10, 17, December 1
      • NOTE: No class November 24

    Basic Manners 1 & 2  7-week Class: $175

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

    • Saturdays at 1:00pm – October 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
      • NOTE: No class November 24

    Pre-Agility 2  6-week Class: $95

    • Tuesdays at 6:30pm – September 18, 26, October 3, 10. 17, 24
    • Tuesdays at 6:30pm – November 6, 13, 27, December 4, 11, 18
      • NOTE: No class November 20

    Agility 1  6-week Class: $95

    • Mondays at 6:30pm – September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Mondays at 6:30pm – November 5, 12, 26, December 3, 10, 17
      • NOTE: No class November 19

    Agility Course Challenge Class  6-week Class: $95

    • Mondays at 7:45pm – September 17, 24, October 1, 8, 15, 22
    • Mondays at 7:45pm – November 5, 12, 26, December 3, 10, 17
      • NOTE: No class November 19

    Agility Level 1 6-week Class: $95

    • Wednesdays at 6:30pm – September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24
    • Wednesdays at 6:30pm – November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19
      • NOTE: No class November 21

    Agility Level 2 6-week Class: $95

    • Wednesdays at 7:45pm – September 19, 26, October 3, 10, 17, 24
    • Wednesdays at 7:45pm – November 7, 14, 28, December 5, 12, 19
      • NOTE: No class November 21

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

    • Thursday, October 18 – 6:00pm - 9:00pm 

    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 – October 13, 20, 27, November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15
      • NOTE: No class August 425September 1, November 24

    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. 

    • Part 1: Thursdays at 6:30pm – June 21, 28, July 12, 19
    • Part 2: Thursdays at 6:30pm – July 26, August 2, 16, 23
    • Part 3: Thursdays at 6:30pm – September 6, 13, 20, 27

    ADVANCED CLASS

    Note: THIS CLASS IS FILLED

    • Thursdays at 7:45pm – June 21, 28, July 12, 19
    • Thursdays at 7:45pm – July 26, August 2, 16, 23
    • Thursdays at 7:45pm – September 6, 13, 20, 27

    Pet Partners Handler Training Course 5-week Class: $75

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

    • Dates TBA

    Intro to Treadmill Class  $15

    • Dates TBA

    Intro to Clicker Class  $10

    • Dates TBA

    Café Class  $15

    • Dates TBA

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