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We are an American Kennel Club affiliated club located in Washington County, Maryland

Obedience Class

Updated 9/23/18


All breeds including mixed breeds welcome!

The Basic Obedience Classes are scheduled on Mondays, at 6:30 PM for a 6-week session. NOTE: The class held on the first Monday of each month is held at 6:00 PM.

The dates are – February 11 – March 18; April 1 – May 6; May 13 – June 24 [No Class on May 27]

All other training classes are continuing.

Contact INSTRUCTOR Renee  at for more info  on other classes and available training activities

Classes held a the Washington County Ag. Ed. Center, Rt 65 Sharpsburg Pike.  Classes are either outside in a totally fenced in area or in a climate controlled building with full matting.

BASIC OBEDIENCE – Six-week session. Recommended for new and first time students, dogs and handlers with little or no experience: Family Pet Training. Foundation skills such as SIT, DOWN, COME, LOOSE LEAD WALKING, STAY, AND WORKING UNDER MILD DISTRACTIONS.  Walking on a leash and social skills are taught.  For dogs 7 months and older. Open to all breeds and mixes.  Health, grooming and household living are discussed. Family dynamics and their effect on the dog are also discussed.

Canine Good Citizen skills will also be included.

BASIC PLUS on Wednesdays – at 2:30 PM – Start Date TBA. Recommended for Basic grads who wish to continue their training.  Distractions are added to the fundamental skills acquired in Basic.  ATTENTION and HEEL WORK are addressed.  CANINE GOOD CITIZEN (CGC) exercises are introduced.  For dogs 8 months and older with some previous class experience or by instructor evaluation. This class is ongoing and meets year round.

BEYOND BEGINNER NOVICE PREP – on TUESDAYS, at 6:30pm, – ongoing, year-round class

COMPETITION OBEDIENCE  on Wednesdays, at  8:00 PM ongoing, year-round class

SUPER PUPPY  on Wednesdays,  at 6:30 PM – ongoing, year-round class, by Instructor approval

Next Obedience only Run Thrus, indoors – DATE TBA, $8.00 per run – Start: 12 noon — Start with Utility/Open/Novice – Entries accepted until 3:00 PM

For those interested in Obedience competition.  AKC, UKC, CDSP Novice, Open and Utility skills are introduced.  This session includes a monthly obedience Run-Thru.  This class is ongoing and meets year round.

For puppies of 10 weeks- 18 months.  Exercises for exposure to the world, socialization, learning new skills.  This is a foundation class introducing elements from obedience, agility, rally and flyball.  Super Puppy is an ongoing year round class.  Puppies are accepted at any time.  Candidates for this class have limited experience and no negative behavior issues.

Rally O – email for schedule and start date

Rally O is a sport in which the dog and handler teams complete a course of designated stations. Each station has a sign providing instructions regarding a skill or set of skills to be performed. Mixed level class. Six week session.

Class Fees $95.00 non-members and $85.00 for members.    All sessions run with 6 weeks of instruction.


ALL OF THE ABOVE as well as our other performance = obedience,
agility, rally, puppy and flyball classes are open to all Breeds AND
Mixes, registered or not!!!

Interested in day time classes or other offerings? Classes maybe added or combined if interest/attendance warrant. Please inquire.

Run Throughs for Obedience and Rally along with CGC testing is also available.