Whatever your interest or expertise, we have a class which can benefit both you and your dog.

Please read the descriptions of all the classes we offer.

Classes are held in the club's training building at Penn State's Ag Progress Days Grounds, off Rt. 45 in Rock Springs, PA.  Click HERE for Directions and a Map.

Our instructors have years of experience training and teaching all breeds of dogs. They participate in a wide variety of canine sports, and actively promote responsible dog ownership.

The Mt. Nittany Dog Training Club encourages families and children to participate in class and in training their dog.

Registration Opens May 20th

Obedience Classes

Our obedience classes are offered in the spring, summer and fall, one night a week for eight weeks, and are open to both mixed breed and purebred dogs. We emphasize general obedience and manners through positive motivation techniques. Instruction is on come, sit, down, stay and loose leash walking. Informational talks are given throughout the class on such topics as house training, common medical disorders, and common behavior problems.

The Kindergarten Puppy Training (KPT) class is designed for puppies under the age of 4 months at the start of the class. Emphasis is on learning early intervention to prevent bad habits (jumping, chewing etc.), beginning training, and socialization to other dogs, people, and unusual situations. 

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Judy Karakawa at 1-888-444-0906 option 4

Once you have contacted Judy, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Judy Karakawa at 119 E. Blade Drive, Pa. Furnace, PA  16865.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Kindergarten / Puppy
8 weeks
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1 6:00 - 7:00pm $80 Andrea Minasian

 

The Beginners class is designed for dogs of all ages who have not had previous training, or need to review the basics. We will show you effective methods for dealing with typical dog training issues. Emphasis is on basic obedience - walking on a leash, sitting and downing on command, coming when called, etc. It is never too late to train your dog! 

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Judy Karakawa at 1-888-444-0906 option 4

Once you have contacted Judy, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Judy Karakawa at 119 E. Blade Drive, Pa. Furnace, PA  16865.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Beginners
8 weeks
Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31
6:00 - 7:00pm $80 Diane Albright
Beginners
8 weeks
Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31 7:15 - 8:15pm $80 Carol Aulick

 

The Intermediate / CGC Obedience is designed for individuals who have previously taken an obedience class such as Kindergarten or Beginners and would like to continue working on control, stays, basic obedience and practice toward the AKC Canine Good Citizenship certification test.

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Judy Karakawa at 1-888-444-0906 option 4

Once you have contacted Judy, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Judy Karakawa at 119 E. Blade Drive, Pa. Furnace, PA  16865.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Intermediate / CGC
8 weeks
Mondays, June 11 - July 30 6:00 - 7:00pm $70 Roberta Horner



RECALLS AND WALKING
: 1 hour a week for four weeks where we focus on two important skills for all dogs - Great Recalls and Polite Walking! This workshop is open to all dogs who have had at least one previous
obedience class

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Judy Karakawa at 1-888-444-0906 option 4

Once you have contacted Judy, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Judy Karakawa at 119 E. Blade Drive, Pa. Furnace, PA  16865.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Recalls and Walking
4 weeks
Tuesdays, July 10 - July 31
6:30-7:30pm $40 Helen Smith
&
Amanda Jones

AKC Intermediate Trick Dog is designed for any dogs that have completed the AKC Novice Trick Dog title or that have taken our AKC Novice Tricks class and completed KPT Puppy or Beginner Obedience class. Continue your tricks training by teaching your dog more that 20 new tricks. Graduation will be testing for the new AKC Intermediate Trick Dog title.

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Judy Karakawa at 1-888-444-0906 option 4

Once you have contacted Judy, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Judy Karakawa at 119 E. Blade Drive, Pa. Furnace, PA  16865.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Tricks
 Intermediate
8 weeks
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1 7:15 - 8:15pm $70 Andrea Minasian

 

Rally Obedience is a class designed to familiarize individuals to the AKC "Rally" program which teams can use as a stepping stone between the Canine Good Citizen program and traditional Obedience. Teams negotiate a course consisting of stations that describe the exercise that must be performed.  The main emphasis is on having fun and developing teamwork.  For additional information you can visit the AKC's website

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Judy Karakawa at 1-888-444-0906 option 4

Once you have contacted Judy, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Judy Karakawa at 119 E. Blade Drive, Pa. Furnace, PA  16865.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Rally
8 weeks
Mondays, June 11 - July 30 7:15 - 8:15pm $70 Roberta Horner

 

SHOW OBEDIENCE WORKSHOP: This is a 'Drop In' format.
Each week the first hour will be devoted to specific obedience exercises, for example:
1. Heeling: basic Retrieves: Scent discrimination: Stays
2. Stand for exam and Moving stand: Retrieve over the high jump: Broad jump: Stays
3. Directed jumping: Broad jump: recalls: stays
4. Directed retrieve: signals: flat retrieve: stays
The second hour will be an open obedience training time, coordinated by the instructor.
Trainers may work for themselves, structure a run thru, or work with one another.

No need to pre-register.  Registration/payment taken at each workshop.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Show Obedience
Workshop
8 weeks
Tuesdays, June 12 - July 31
10:00am - 12:00pm $10
per dog
per session
Janet Lewis

  

Conformation Classes

CONFORMATION HANDLING: Learn how to present your dog in Breed Ring Conformation competition. For Novice and Experienced Handlers/Dogs alike. Emphasis on Handling Skills, Ring Strategy and Socialization concepts.

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Judy Karakawa at 1-888-444-0906 option 4

Once you have contacted Judy, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Judy Karakawa at 119 E. Blade Drive, Pa. Furnace, PA  16865.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Conformation
Handling
8 Weeks
Thursdays, June 14 - August 2 6:00 - 7:00pm $70 Mel Eng

Tracking is a sport where dogs are trained by bringing out their natural ability to recognize and follow human scent. Dogs possess an extremely high level of scent capability and owners who do tracking with their dogs find joy in seeing the dogs at work using their innate scenting skills. Our Beginning Tracking class gets you started! The Tracking Workshop is for dogs who are at least doing turns.

Tracking Workshop - Any level that you and your dog are at.  We will help you build on that.

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Sandy Roth at 814-238-1822

Once you have contacted Sandy, click HERE for Tracking Registration Form and mail to Sandy Roth, 1201 Deerfield Drive, State College PA  16803.

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Tracking Workshop
4 weeks
Wednesdays, June 6 - June 27 6:00 - 7:00pm $40 Sandy Roth


Agility Classes

Agility classes are also offered on a regular basis. Dog agility is a sport in which a handler is given a set amount of time in which to direct a dog through a series of obstacles, which include tunnels, jumps, see-saw, A-frame, dog-walk, tire jump and weave poles. Agility is an exciting fast-paced sport, which requires a confident dog that can focus on its handler's instructions.

For the safety of growing puppies, dogs less than 12 month of age will not be able to participate in some activities in classes beyond Foundations Levels 1 and 2.

Below are our classes offered for the current term with general course descriptions. For more details on course content and goals for our core classes click HERE!

 

Agility Foundations Level 1: Open to dogs 4 months and up, as well as to those already competing.
This class will introduce your dog to the fun sport of agility and emphasize building a positive working relationship between dog and handler. The class will help develop agility skills including: attention (focus with distraction), impulse control, drive, recalls and sends, positional cues, and behavior shaping on low and starter equipment.

Agility Foundations Level 2: Mechanics of jumping will be introduced, along with progressive work on skills from Foundations Level 1.

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Linda Arble at 1-888-444-0906 option 3 or click HERE to email her.

Once you have contacted Linda, click HERE for Agility Registration Form and mail to Linda Arble at 138 Dove Ln, Centre Hall PA  16828.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Agility Foundations
Level 1
8 weeks
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1
Skip July 4, Make Up Friday July 6
5:00 - 6:00pm $100 Heidi Miller
Agility Foundations
Level 1
8 weeks
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1
Skip July 4, Make Up Friday July 6
6:15 - 7:15pm $100 Heidi Miller
Agility Foundations
Level 2
8 weeks
Mondays, June 11 - July 30 7:45 - 8:45pm $100 Donna McGrath

 

Beginners Agility: This class will build on the skills learned in Agility Foundation Levels 1 and 2 with introduction to lowered full sized obstacles (A-frame/seesaw/dog-walk) and weave poles. 

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Linda Arble at 1-888-444-0906 option 3 or click HERE to email her.

Once you have contacted Linda, click HERE for Agility Registration Form and mail to Linda Arble at 138 Dove Ln, Centre Hall PA  16828.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Beginners
8 weeks
Thursdays, June 14 - August 2 6:00 - 7:30pm $100 Karen Bettleyon

 

Intermediate Agility is designed for dogs who have completed Beginning Agility and are comfortable with the agility equipment. Emphasis will be on simple sequencing and on basic handling techniques.

Advanced Intermediate puts emphasis on reviewing and reinforcing skills learned in Intermediate for both handler and dogs. Sequences will be more challenging with the goal of moving to actual competition level.

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Linda Arble at 1-888-444-0906 option 3 or click HERE to email her.

Once you have contacted Linda, click HERE for Agility Registration Form and mail to Linda Arble at 138 Dove Ln, Centre Hall PA  16828.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Intermediate
8 weeks
Mondays, June 11 - July 30 6:00 - 7:30pm $100 Sharon Hagerty
Intermediate
8 weeks
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1
10:45am - 12:15pm $100 Linda Arble
Advanced
Intermediate
8 weeks
Wednesdays, June 13 - August 1
9:00 - 10:30am $100 Linda Arble
Advanced
Intermediate
8 weeks
Thursdays, June 14 - August 2 7:45 - 9:15pm $100 Mel Eng

 

Agility Handling is designed for individuals who have completed Intermediate Agility or its equivalent. Emphasis is on handling techniques and course strategy.

Agility Handling: Handler’s Choice - each participant will get to number at least one sequence during the 4-week course using a predesigned course map provided the week before by the instructor.

To register or for more info. on this Class, Contact Linda Arble at 1-888-444-0906 option 3 or click HERE to email her.

Once you have contacted Linda, click HERE for Agility Registration Form and mail to Linda Arble at 138 Dove Ln, Centre Hall PA  16828.

Class Day & Dates Time Fee Instructor
Agility Handling
3 weeks
Wednesdays, June13 - June 27 7:30 - 9:00pm $37.50 Tracey Dooms
Agility Handling
Handlers Choice
4 weeks
Wednesdays, July 11 - August 1 7:30 - 9:00pm $50 Tracey Dooms

 

Above are our classes offered for the current term with general course descriptions.
For more details on course content and goals for our core classes click
HERE!

Click HERE for a printable flyer!

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