|Basic skills class
We offer a 9-week program including an orientation the
first week without dogs, 7
weeks of class work and a graduation ceremony all for a $105. This fee
includes a membership to the club for one person for the remainder of the calendar year
or the following calendar year if you take the September class, so you can continue to train after
you and your dog "graduate." Any additional family members wishing
to train must complete a registration form and pay the $105 fee to
become a member.
All dogs must be at least 6 months old to attend our
class. (Puppy classes also are
All of our instructors are well
qualified having earned AKC obedience titles on their own dogs or have
apprenticed under instructors who have titles for at least two years..
Our classes teach basic obedience commands like sit, down, come,
stay and heel using positive reinforcement, primarily food. These classes are designed
to help you and your dog develop a strong relationship. All pure and mixed breed dogs are
welcome, but dogs must be at least six months of age.
Our spring and summer classes are taught outdoors at the
Liberty Fire Company grounds in Sinking Spring. Fall and winter classes are held indoors at the 4H Community
Center in Bern Township.
The first session is WITHOUT dogs. To register, go
to the "Forms" tab above and select the form for the class you would
like to attend or call 610-670-7009 and leave a message on our voice mail. An
information sheet and registration form will be mailed to you.
(The online forms are in PDF format, if you do not have Adobe Acrobat Reader,
click here to download the
free software that will allow you to see the file and print the form).
Classes are held Tuesday evenings
during the fall and winter and in the spring and summer outdoor sessions, Monday evenings are offered as well.
In the summer, a Saturday morning class also is available.
Deadline to register for classes is two weeks
BEFORE orientation. This
means your check and registration form must be RECEIVED by then. Thanks.
Why should I continue training after my class ends?
2017 Basic Skills Classes
Orientation for our classes are held
WITHOUT dogs and are scheduled for the following dates in 2017: Jan.
17, April 18, July 11 and Sept. 19.
The January and September classes are held
indoors at the Berks County 4-H Community Center in Bern
Township at 7 p.m. on Tuesdays. Your application and check are
due one week before orientation. Read to the left for more details or
click on the "Forms" tab under the banner above and select "Basic Skills
The April and July classes are held
outdoors at the
Liberty Fire Company in Sinking Spring. You
may choose Mondays or Tuesdays at 7 p.m. or Saturdays at 10 a.m. (July
only). Orientation for all of these classes is held on a Tuesday at 7 p.m.
Your class then will begin at it's regularly scheduled day and time
If you already have completed some obedience training
and would like to just join the club,
click here for a membership application
and you can be evaluated.
If you are in an April or July class and you cannot make
your normally scheduled time, you may attend another class.