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.  Enter at Gate K.  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.

All MNDTC class participants must sign a MNDTC waiver as well as follow the MNDTC Covid-19 Safety Plan

 

Obedience | Rally  | Agility | Scentwork | Tracking | Current Class Flyer

Obedience Classes

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 Andrea Minasian at 1-888-444-0906 option 4.

Once you have contacted Andrea, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Andrea Minasian at 125 South Patterson Street, State College PA  16801

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
KPT Tuesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 2
8 weeks
7:15-8:15pm $80 Cindy Tier

 

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 Andrea Minasian at 1-888-444-0906 option 4.

Once you have contacted Andrea, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Andrea Minasian at 125 South Patterson Street, State College PA  16801

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Beginners Tuesdays, Sept. 14 - Nov. 2
8 weeks
6:00 - 7:00pm $80 Carol Aulick
Beginners Thursdays, Sept. 16 - Nov. 4
8 weeks
7:45 - 8:45pm $80 Andrea Minasian

 

The CGC Class 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.  Many of the skills can be used toward the AKC Good Citizenship certification test.

Click HERE for more info about the CGC Program on the AKC Website.

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

Once you have contacted Andrea, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Andrea Minasian at 125 South Patterson Street, State College PA  16801

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
CGC Mondays, Sept. 13 - Oct. 18
6 weeks
7:15 - 8:15pm $60 Cynthia Rabbers

 

The Obedience Competition Prep Class is everything you wanted to know about preparing for an AKC obedience trial starting at the Beginning Novice class level. Fundamentals on teaching your dog heeling, recalls, stays, retrieving will be covered. Additionally, we will go over the rules, differences between the Novice classes, how to do the specific exercises, how to enter and what to expect at a trial.

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

Once you have contacted Andrea, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Andrea Minasian at 125 South Patterson Street, State College PA  16801

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Competition Prep Mondays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1
8 weeks
6:00-7:00pm $80 Jill Paige
Cynthia Rabbers

 

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. 

In order to take the Rally Advanced class, dogs need to have taken a basic rally class or hold a rally novice title.

For additional information you can visit the AKC's website

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

Once you have contacted Andrea, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Andrea Minasian at 125 South Patterson Street, State College PA  16801

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Rally Advanced Mondays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 1
8 weeks
4:45 - 5:45pm $80 Roberta Horner

Flyball

An entry level class introducing the basic understanding and skills needed for this fast paced sport. See www.flyball.org for more information.

Flyball is a dog sport in which teams of dogs race against each other from the start to the finish line, over a line of hurdles, to a box that releases a tennis ball to be caught when the dog presses the spring-loaded pad, then back to their handlers while carrying the ball.

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

Once you have contacted Andrea, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Andrea Minasian at 125 South Patterson Street, State College PA  16801

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Flyball Wednesdays, Sept 15 - Nov. 3
8 weeks
8:15 - 9:15pm $80 Cindy Tier

Scent Work

The sport of Scent Work is based on the work of professional detection dogs (such as drug dogs), employed by humans to detect a wide variety of scents and substances. In AKC Scent Work, dogs search for cotton swabs saturated with the essential oils of Birch, Anise, Clove, and Cypress. The cotton swabs are hidden out of sight in a pre-determined search area, and the dog has to find them. Teamwork is necessary: when the dog finds the scent, he has to communicate the find to the handler.  This is an introductory course for beginner dogs and owners.

Click HERE for more info about the Scent Work on the AKC Website.

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

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

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Beginning Scentwork Wednesdays, Sept. 8 - Oct. 13
6 weeks
7:00 - 8:00pm $60 Sandy Roth
Sniff ~ N ~ Go Wednesdays, Oct. 20, 27, Nov. 3, 10
4 weeks
6:00 - 7:30pm   Sandy Roth

 

Tracking

Our Beginning Tracking class gets you started!

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
Beginning Wednesdays, Aug. 25 - Sept. 29
6 weeks
6:00 - 7:00pm $60 Sandy Roth
Workshop Wednesdays, Aug. 25 - Sept. 29
6 weeks
4:30 - 6:00pm $60 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.

To register or for more info. on this ANY Agility 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.

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.

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 & Date Time Fee Instructor
Foundations Level 1 Wednesdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 3
8 weeks
10:45am - 12:00pm $100 Linda Arble
Foundations Level 1 Wednesdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 3
8 weeks
6:00 - 7:15pm $100 Leigh-Anne Congdon

 

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 & Date Time Fee Instructor
Beginners Mondays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 8
8 weeks (skip week To Be Announced)
6:15 - 7:45pm $100 Heidi Miller
Donalee McElrath

 

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 & Date Time Fee Instructor
Intermediate Mondays, Sept. 13 - Nov. 8
8 weeks (skip week To Be Announced)
8:00 - 9:30pm $100 Heidi Miller
Donalee McElrath
Advanced Intermediate Wednesdays, Sept. 15 - Nov. 3
8 weeks
9:00 - 10:30am $100 Linda Arble

 

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

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 & Date Time Fee Instructor
Handling Thursdays, Sept 16 - Nov 4
8 weeks
6:00 - 7:30pm $100 Mel Eng