Butler Dog Training Association
Butler, PA

1017 Evans City Road * Renfrew PA 16053
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Pre-registration and deposit is required for all classes. No walk ins will be accepted!

Obedience Classes - Offered all year

Classes to be held at BDTA Building unless otherwise announced
 

Class Day/Time Length Cost
Puppy Obedience
Thurs.
 
6 weeks $75
Description:
A six week introductory class designed to provide puppy owners with a structured program of supervised socialization and basic obedience exercises.  This class will also offer students a positive bonding experience with their puppies and effective ways to handle management issues (such as housebreaking, mouthing, etc…)  Puppies must be between eight weeks and sixteen weeks of age when starting class.


Puppy Class Application and Directions (Word format)

Puppy Class Application and Directions (PDF format)

(Questions? Contact
Nancy at phone: 724-285-9910 or email: dogpawscs@zoominternet.net or
Sande at phone: 724-287-3933 or email: swinters@zoominternet.net)

 


Basic Manners and Obedience Level I
 

Monday evenings, Tuesday mornings, Wednesday evenings, or Saturday mornings
 
8 weeks $95 

Description:
An eight week beginning level class designed to provide pet dog owners and others with a structured program of basic exercises (sits, downs, stays, coming when called, walking on leash, etc…) This class will also stress the importance of good manners and build on positive approaches to management concerns. Dogs must be at least four months of age to start this program.
 
Basic Manners and Obedience Level II
Jan-April
Sunday evenings

May-Dec
Monday evenings

(*NOTE: Must complete Basic Manners and Obedience Level I class prior to this class)
 

8 weeks $95

Description:
An eight week course that will strengthen the core obedience exercises. Sit-stays and down-stays will be reinforced while working on distance and duration. Heeling exercises will focus on working around distractions. Recalls will alternate between fun and formal. Students will be introduced to the sport of Rally and will also focus on Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog exercises. Dogs must have attended a beginner level course prior to starting this program.
 


Basic Manners and Obedience Level I & II Class Application (Word format)

Basic Manners and Obedience Level I & II Class Application (PDF format)

(Questions? Contact
Nancy at phone: 724-285-9910 or email: dogpawscs@zoominternet.net or
Sande at phone: 724-287-3933 or email: swinters@zoominternet.net)
 

 

Agility Classes - Offered all year

Classes to be held at BDTA Building unless otherwise announced
 


Beginners Agility Foundation
 

Tuesdays
6:00pm-6:30pm
 
6 weeks

$47.50 per 6 week session


Description:
A six week (1/2 hour or 30 min) Beginner Course that introduces and emphasizes fundamental component skills needed for the sport of Agility. No prior agility experience is needed. However, basic obedience skills are required before taking this class such as a good recall, sit and stay and be non-reactive to other dogs. We will introduce a positive skill set for building a relationship with your dog including focus and self-control, motivation, balance/coordination and equipment familiarization. Most exercises will be done on leash. You will learn groundwork for agility and foundation skills for contact obstacles, jumps, tunnels, see-saw, weave poles and table. This class may be repeated if necessary to build experience.
 
 

Beginners Agility Foundation - Handling
 

Tuesdays
6:30pm-7:00pm
 
6 weeks $47.50 per 6 week session

Description:
A six week Beginner Course, for dogs and handlers that have taken the Foundations Course or have prior Basic Agility Experience. This course will build skills to perform all obstacles safely and correctly, building accuracy on all contact obstacles, learning all jumps and correct jumping style, intro to weave poles and teaching basic handling skills to complete sequences of obstacles. Attention and focus will be used to gradually work off leash, include beginning handling techniques and complete short sequences. This class may be repeated if necessary to build experience.
 
 
Agility Handling
Tuesdays
7:15pm-8:15pm
 
6 weeks $95 per 6 week session

A six week (1 hour) course for dogs and handlers that have taken the Foundations Courses or have prior Basic Agility Experience. This class will build and refine skills to perform all obstacles safely and correctly, accuracy on all contact obstacles, learning all jumps and correct jumping style, build drive and accuracy for weave poles and teach more advanced handling skills to complete sequences and short courses of obstacles. Attention and focus will be implemented to work off leash and gain experience towards competition if interested. This class may be repeated if necessary.

 


 Agility Foundations Application (same form - Word Format)

Agility Foundations Application (same form - PDF Format)

Questions? Contact
Wendy McClaine phone:724-822-3448 or email at darbysmom@zoominternet.net

 

 
Members Class  
Agility/Obedience/Rally exercises

Friday nights
 

On-going BDTA MEMBERS ONLY

Butler County Kennel Club Conformation Handling Classes
 

Wed. nights @8:00pm

Contact:
Gary at 724-352-9383 or Mick at 724-285-1466
 

On-going

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