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Group Classes are offered at The Clever Hound LLC!  See class descriptions for locations.  Discounts are available for multiple dogs or classes.

 

This will be a mini-session, focusing on Dog Sports class.  The full schedule, including Clever Dog will return in January.

 

Monday Daytime Classes at Godfreys Welcome to Dogdom, 4267 New Holland Rd, Mohnton, PA beginning November 11.  The cost for this 5 week session will be $125.

 

1:00 pm: Scent Work is for dogs eight weeks and older.  We will introduce the dogs to the odors and searches that will be used in the AKC Scent Work program.  No previous training is required.   There is a $10 materials fee for an optional but highly recommended odor kit for practicing at home.

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3:30 pm: AKC Rally Novice is for dogs 6 months and older who can reliably sit, lie down, and walk on a loose leash.  We will focus on training the behaviors and handling skills required for AKC Rally Novice, with course work included each week.  The foundation behaviors required for Rally Advanced and Excellent may be introduced as well.  ​

4:45 pm: AKC Rally for Competition is for graduates of Rally Novice class or dog and handler teams who have earned a Rally Novice title.  The focus will be on skills needed for advanced, excellent, and master courses.  Topics such as pivots, jumping, spins, and backups will be covered.

 

Monday Evening Class at Rocky Creek Agility 110 Hahnstown Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522 beginning November 11.  The cost for this 5 week session will be $125.

 

6:30 pm and 7:30 pm:  Scent Work is for dogs eight weeks and older.  We will introduce the dogs to the odors and searches that will be used in the AKC Scent Work program.  No previous training is required.   There is a $10 materials fee for an optional but highly recommended odor kit for practicing at home.

 

Tuesday Afternoon Classes at  Rocky Creek Agility 110 Hahnstown Rd, Ephrata, PA 17522 beginning November 12 (scent work) or November 19 (obedience/ agility)

 

1:00 pm:  Introduction to Agility class is for dogs 6 months and older who can reliably work off lead in a safe indoor environment.   The equipment and foundation skills for successful agility training will be introduced, including the basics of handling.  The cost for this 4 week class will be $100.

 

2:00 pm:  Obedience for Competition is for graduates of Clever Dog class or dogs with equivalent training.  We will introduce the skills needed for formal obedience competition, including heeling, retrieval, and scent discrimination.  The cost for this 4 week class will be $100.

 

3:00 pm:  Agility Trial Preparation class is for dogs who are comfortable on agility equipment.  We will be focusing on sequencing and developing consistent handling skills.  The cost for this 4 week class will be $100.

  

4:30 and 5:30 pm:  Scent Work is for dogs eight weeks and older.  We will introduce the dogs to the odors and searches that will be used in the AKC Scent Work program.  No previous training is required.   There is a $10 materials fee for an optional but highly recommended odor kit for practicing at home.  The cost for this 5 week session will be $125.

 

Please email  for more information or to sign up for classes.  Class sizes are limited so that you and your dog will receive individualized attention.  All classes are taught by Megan Esherick CPDT-KA CTDI using positive reinforcement.  

If space is available, drop-in spots are permitted for most classes.  Drop in spots are $30.  Please email Cleverhounddogtraining@gmail.com for availability if you would like to do this.

Group classes are intended for dogs who are comfortable learning and working in the presence of other dogs.  If you feel that this would be a challenge for your dog, private lessons are always available.

 

Join The Clever Hound Novice Tricks Dog Sparks Team- a free online class where you and your dog can earn your Novice Trick Dog title.