• 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: $129

    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 10:00am – January 17, 24, 31, February 14, 21, 28, March 6 *This class is filled. Auditor spots are available. Inquire with Val if interested. 
      • NO CLASS: February 7
      • SNOW DATE: March 20
    • Saturdays at 1:00pm – January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29 *This class is filled. Auditor spots are available. Inquire with Val if interested. 
      • SNOW DATE: March 7
    • Saturdays at 10:00am – February 22, 29, March 7, 21, 28, April 4, 18
      • NO CLASS: March 14 and April 11
      • SNOW DATE: April 25
    • Fridays at 6:30pm – February 21, 28, March 6, 20, 27, April 3, 17
      • NO CLASS: March 13 and April 10
    • Fridays at 10:00am – March 27, April 17, 24, May 1, 8, 15, 29
      • CLASS SIZE LIMITED TO 6!
      • SNOW DATE: June 5
      • NO CLASS: April 3, April 10, May 22

    Graduate Puppy  4-week Class: $74

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

    • Saturdays at 10:00am – January 18, 25, February 1, 8
      • SNOW DATE: February 15
    • Saturdays at 1:00pm – March 21, 28, April 4, 18
      • NO CLASS: April 11
      • SNOW DATE: April 25

    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 – February 20, 27, March 5, 12, 19, 26
      • SNOW DATE: April 2

    Basic Manners 2  4-week Class: $80

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

    • Thursdays at 7:00pm – January 16, 23, 30, February 6
      • SNOW DATE: February 13

    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.

    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

    Stay tuned for our next scheduled outing!


    Pre-Agility 1  6-week Class: $95

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    Pre-Agility 2  6-week Class: $95

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    Agility Classes 6-week Class: $95

    Mondays at 6:30pm and 7:45pm

    • January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17 (Snow Date: February 24)
    • March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 (Snow Date: April 13)
    • April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, June 1 (No Class: May 25)

    Tuesdays at 5:00pm, 6:30pm, and 7:45pm

    • January 14, 21, 28, February 4, 11, 18 (Snow Date: February 25)
    • March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 (Snow Date: April 14)
    • April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, June 2 (No Class: May 26)

    Wednesdays at 5:00pm, 6:30pm and 7:45pm

    • January 15, 22, 29, February 5, 12, 19 (Snow Date: February 26)
    • March 4, 11, 18, 25, April 1, 8 (Snow Date: April 15)
    • April 22, 29, May 6, 13, 20, June 3 (No Class: May 27)

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

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    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

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

    NOTE: Please be aware of snow cancellations! Check FB or call Val if questionable.

    • Saturdays at 11:30am – January 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, March 7, 28, April 4, 18, 25, May 9, 16, 30, June 6, 20, 27, July 11, 18, 25, August 8, 15, 22, 29, September 12, 19, 26, October 3, 10, 24, November 7, 14, 21, December 5, 12, 19
      • NO CLASS: March 14, April 11, May 2, 23, June 13, July 4, August 1, September 5, October 17, October 31, November 28, December 26, 2021: January 2, January 9

    AKC ACT (Agility Course Test)

    Next Date: March 22, 2020 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


    Pet Partners 5-week Class: $50

    NOTE: Class size is limited to 8 dog / handler teams. Testing is a separate fee.

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    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.
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    Open Rally Run-Throughs  $5 first run by dog; $3 each additional run by same dog 

    Two rings set up, nested courses for Novice - Advanced, and Expert - Masters
    • Sunday, February 16 from 2:00pm–5:00pm

     

    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. 

     

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    ADVANCED CLASS

     

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    Intro to Treadmill Class  $15

    Note: Class size limited to 4 dogs based on their actual size to fit on our treadmills.

    • Sunday, February 2 at 2:00pm

    Intro to Clicker Class  $10

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    Café Class  $15

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