*If your dog has harmed or is a threat to people or other dogs, do not register for a group class. Please contact us at 412-321-4625 x 224 about private lessons.*
Want to try a sport or game with your dog but are unsure which one your dog would like or that you'd like to try? Join us for a 6 week adventure into dog sports and games--learn about some sports and games you may not have known about and have fun playing with your dog! Dogs and handlers will be introduced to Agility, Rally-O, and nose games. Additional sports / games may include freestyle dancing, canine flying discs, and other training games.
Prerequisites: Prior obedience class--Adult Basic or Teen Time (or a solid foundation in basic obedience behaviors including loose leash walking.) Dogs should be comfortable working in an enclosed area with other dogs and people.
This is a drop-in style class which means you will get a ticket that allows for 6 visits within three (3) months.
Welcome to Treibball! Dogs learn to herd large balls (surrogate sheep) into a pen, handlers learn distance work, directing the dog to go out and around the balls, wait for directions, go left or right and drive the ball into the pen. Treibball is for all breeds, mixes and types of dogs, especially dogs that need a job. Dogs must have good basic skills to participate.
Prerequisite: Dogs can be as young as 5 months, assuming they have their basic commands (sit, down, come, heel & stay) with duration and are safe and reliable around other dogs.
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Prerequisite: Basic level obedience course, and a good response to the basic commands of sit, down, stay, and come.
Class size is limited. Prerequisite: Agility I course, and instructor's recommendation.
Age appropriate: 7 months or older
Course Duration: 6 sessions (one hour per week)
Tuition: $90.00 / $75.00 with current Western PA Humane Society membership
Prerequisite: This class is suitable for those with a strong foundation in basic behaviors and that are comfortable working in a classroom with other dogs and people.
This class is about teaching the individual skills and signs that are necessary for Level 1 Rally-O. The skills, rules, criteria and signs will all be based off APDT Rally but will mention some of the other venues. Each week will cover how to teach and improve various behaviors that can be found on a rally-o course.
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Pre-Requisite: Basic training experience for dog and person. Dogs that are friendly towards dogs and people in enclosed spaces only. 4 sessions.
Does your dog love to be the center of attention? Performing Pooches is a fun two session class that will be fun and enriching for you and your pup! You'll teach your dog a few different spins, back-up, walk sideways, weave though legs, crawl under a chair, bring an item back and, of course, a bow at the end! Designed for all age groups, this class will be most beneficial for dogs with at least basic obedience skills.