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

All Spring Classes are now over!

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

Obedience Classes

The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy program focuses on all the things every puppy and owner need to have a great start together.

STAR stands for Socialization, Training, Activity and a Responsible owner.

AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy prepares pups to move on to Canine Good Citizen training. For example, in STAR, puppies must walk on a leash in a straight line. In CGC, the task becomes more advanced with dogs walking in a pattern that includes right and left turns and stops.

The skills in AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy classes are practical and functional. Teaching puppies to tolerate grooming, handling, and basic exams of the ears, feet, and mouth will result in well-mannered puppies that veterinarians are happy to see.

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

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

Once you have contacted Janet, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Janet Lewis at 7269 Loop Road, Huntingdon PA  16652

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
S.T.A.R. Puppy Thursdays, April 8 - May 27 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 Janet Lewis at 1-888-444-0906 option 4.

Once you have contacted Janet, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Janet Lewis at 7269 Loop Road, Huntingdon PA  16652

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Beginners Tuesdays, April 6 - May 25 6:00 - 7:00pm $80 Diane Albright
Beginners Tuesdays, April 6 - May 25 7:30 - 8:30pm $80 Helen Smith

 

The Intermediate 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 Janet Lewis at 1-888-444-0906 option 4.

Once you have contacted Janet, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Janet Lewis at 7269 Loop Road, Huntingdon PA  16652

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Intermediate Wednesdays, April 7 - May 26 6:00 - 7:00pm $80 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. 

For additional information you can visit the AKC's website

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

Once you have contacted Janet, click HERE for Obedience Registration Form and mail to Janet Lewis at 7269 Loop Road, Huntingdon PA  16652

 

Class Day & Date Time Fee Instructor
Rally Obedience Fridays, April 16 - May 28
(6 weeks | Skip Week 5/14)
5:00 - 6:00pm $60 Roberta Horner

 

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, April 14 - May 19
(6 weeks)
5:30-6:30pm $60 Cheryl McMillan

 

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, April 7 - May 26
(6 weeks)
6:30-7:30pm $60 Sandy Roth
Workshop Wednesdays, April 7 - May 26
(6 weeks)
7:30-8:30pm $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 Mondays, April 5 - May 24 5:30 - 6:45pm $100 Heidi Miller

 

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, April 5 - May 24 7:15 - 8:45pm $100 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, April 5- May 24 7:15 - 8:45pm $100 Heidi Miller
Advanced Intermediate Wednesdays, April 7 - May 26
(7 weeks | Skip 5/5)
11:00am - 12:30pm $88 Linda Arble
Advanced Intermediate Thursdays, April 8 - May 27
(7 weeks | Skip 5/13)
7:30 - 9:00pm $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.

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 Wednesdays, April 7 - May 26
(7 weeks | Skip 5/5)
9:00-10:30am $88 Linda Arble
Handling Thursdays, 4/8 - 5/27
(7 weeks | Skip 5/13
3:30 - 5:00pm $88 Sue Williams