Obedience, Pet & Agility Training

“Problem Dog” Consultations

Individual and Group Training Lessons for all Breeds & Ages

 

(412) 302-6736

Dog Training in Butler, PA

Class Schedule

Entry Level Classes

Entry Level Classes will be acknowledged shortly after registration and payment is received, but please be patient as we are redoing our programs.

8-Week Class

  • Complete Puppy: $150

12-Week Class

  • Pre-Agility Class: $195

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons at the training center range from $70-$100 per hour. This price range is determined by  activities you wish to train. Please inquire when you schedule your lesson.

    We are no longer doing house calls, but with advanced technology, we are available to do FACETIME or ZOOM lessons. Fees for this service can be paid via Paypal, and start at $70 for an hour session. 

Complete Puppy Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

*All classes scheduled may change formats and/or dates due to the current situation of COVID. We will do everything we can to provide quality puppy class instruction, while keeping everyone safe.

Thank you very much for considering Family Dog Obedience for your puppy training!


Silver Group

  • Puppies need to be 12 weeks old by December 19. Because of this format, you can start homeschooling with them even as early as 9 weeks of age!
  • Registration is due by November 23. The first lessons will be mailed out as soon as registration is received, no later than November 28.
  • The first lesson includes a shopping reference guide, a “need to know” about coming to classes, your first “puppy management” skill homework exercise, and the first lesson.
  • The three scheduled IN-PERSON classes will be held on Saturdays at 10:00am on the following days: December 19, January 16, and February 6. 
  • If for a weather-related reason, we need to cancel one of the in-person classes, the make-up date will be February 13.
  • Email lessons will be sent before and during/in between those dates to keep students moving forward with lessons.
  • After each in-person class, I send a personalized recap of what was accomplished, and what needs more work depending on your particular class activities.
  • This hybrid style of class has been very successful so far for the previous classes that have enrolled. I will be honest with you though, that it is a lot of work, BUT the results are AMAZING. We are trying to keep dogs in training, increase social skills for the puppies, and keep in mind the safety of all.
  • Our COVID-19 policy is posted on our website. Note: Masks are still required to enter & exit the building, and during close interactions during lessons.
Thank you very much for considering Family Dog Obedience for your puppy training!

Navy Group

  • Puppies need to be 12 weeks old by February 13. Because of this format, you can start homeschooling with them even as early as 9 weeks of age!
  • Registration is due by January 16. The first lessons will be mailed out as soon as registration is received, no later than January 23.
  • The first lesson includes a shopping reference guide, a “need to know” about coming to classes, your first “puppy management” skill homework exercise, and the first lesson.
  • The three scheduled IN-PERSON classes will be held on Saturdays at 11:45am on the following days: February 13, March 6, April 10. 
  • If for a weather-related reason, we need to cancel one of the in-person classes, the make-up date will be April 17.
  • Email lessons will be sent before and during/in between those dates to keep students moving forward with lessons.
  • After each in-person class, I send a personalized recap of what was accomplished, and what needs more work depending on your particular class activities.
  • This hybrid style of class has been very successful so far for the previous classes that have enrolled. I will be honest with you though, that it is a lot of work, BUT the results are AMAZING. We are trying to keep dogs in training, increase social skills for the puppies, and keep in mind the safety of all.
  • Our COVID-19 policy is posted on our website. Note: Masks are still required to enter & exit the building, and during close interactions during lessons.

Lilac Group

  • Puppies need to be 12 weeks old by March 6. Because of this format, you can start homeschooling with them even as early as 9 weeks of age!
  • Registration is due by February 6. The first lessons will be mailed out as soon as registration is received, no later than February 13.
  • The first lesson includes a shopping reference guide, a “need to know” about coming to classes, your first “puppy management” skill homework exercise, and the first lesson.
  • The three scheduled IN-PERSON classes will be held on Saturdays at 10:00am on the following days: March 6, March 27, April 24. 
  • If for a weather-related reason, we need to cancel one of the in-person classes, the make-up date will be May 1.
  • Email lessons will be sent before and during/in between those dates to keep students moving forward with lessons.
  • After each in-person class, I send a personalized recap of what was accomplished, and what needs more work depending on your particular class activities.
  • This hybrid style of class has been very successful so far for the previous classes that have enrolled. I will be honest with you though, that it is a lot of work, BUT the results are AMAZING. We are trying to keep dogs in training, increase social skills for the puppies, and keep in mind the safety of all.
  • Our COVID-19 policy is posted on our website. Note: Masks are still required to enter & exit the building, and during close interactions during lessons.

Basic Manners 1 Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Intro to Clicker Training Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Intermediate Level Classes

Intermediate level classes require one or more Entry Level Classes.

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons at the training center range from $70-$100 per hour. This price range is determined by  activities you wish to train. Please inquire when you schedule your lesson.

    We are no longer doing house calls, but with advanced technology, we are available to do FACETIME or ZOOM lessons. Fees for this service can be paid via Paypal, and start at $70 for an hour session. 

Graduate Puppy Class

Classes run a little longer than 1 hour, and include opportunities for breaks and discussions during class. Cost of Graduate puppy is $75.

Please read description of class format and requirements on the
Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.
There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Basic Manners 2 Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Intro to Treadmill Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

FDO Fit Fido Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

The Nose Knows Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Café Class (AKA Socialization Class)

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Pet Partners Handler Training Course

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Trick Dog Testing

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Rally

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Advance Level Classes

Advanced level classes require one or more Entry Level Classes and one or more Intermediate Level Classes. Advanced Level Classes are not confirmed via email unless there is a problem with the registration.

6-Week Class

  • Agility Class: $95

Private Lessons

  • Private lessons at the training center range from $70-$100 per hour. This price range is determined by  activities you wish to train. Please inquire when you schedule your lesson.

    We are no longer doing house calls, but with advanced technology, we are available to do FACETIME or ZOOM lessons. Fees for this service can be paid via Paypal, and start at $70 for an hour session. 

AKC Canine Good Citizen / CGCA-AKC Community Canine

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.

There is currently nothing scheduled. Please check back soon, contact us, or check our Facebook page!

Versatility Class

Versatility class is PAY AS YOU GO. $15 per class.

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.


Saturdays at 11:45am

January 16, 30, February 6, 20

Please note: If bad weather/snow is predicted, please check the Facebook page or call/text Vall to confirm we will be having classes.

Agility Class

Please read description of class format and requirements on the Class​​​​​​​ Descriptions page.


Session 1

  • Mondays: January 11, 18, 25, February 1, 8, 15 – Off February 22
  • Tuesdays: January 12, 19, 26, February 2, 9, 16 – Off February 23
  • Wednesdays: January 13, 20, 27, February 3, 10, 17 – Off February 24

Session 2

  • Mondays: March 1, 8, 15, 22, 29, April 5 – Off April 12
  • Tuesdays: March 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, April 6 – Off April 13
  • Wednesdays: March 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, April 7 – Off April 14

Session 3

  • Mondays: April 19, 26, May 3, 10, 17, 24 – Off May 31
  • Tuesdays: April 20, 27, May 4, 11, 18, 25 – Off June 1
  • Wednesdays:  April 21, 28, May 5, 12, 19, 26 – Off June 2

Session 4

  • Mondays: June 7, 14, 21, 28, July 12, 19 – Off July 5
  • Tuesdays: June 8, 15, 22, 29, July 13, 20 – Off July 6
  • Wednesdays: June 9, 16, 23, 30, July 14, 21 – Off July 7

NO CLASSES week of July 26, 27, 28


Session 5

  • Mondays: August 2, 9, 16, 23, 30, September 13 – Off September 6
  • Tuesdays: August 3, 10, 17, 24, 31, September 14 – Off September 7
  • Wednesdays: August 4, 11, 18, 25, September 1, 15 – Off September 8

Session 6

  • Mondays: September 20, 27, October 4, 11, 18, 25
  • Tuesdays: September 21, 28, October 5, 12, 19, 26
  • Wednesdays: September 22, 29, October 6, 13, 20, 27

Session 7

  • Mondays: November 1, 8, 15, November 29, Dec 6, 13 – Off November 22
  • Tuesdays: November 2, 9, 16, 30, December 7, 14 – Off November 23
  • Wednesdays: November 3, 10, 17, December 1, 8, 15 – Off November 24

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