Classes

IMPORTANT: COVID 19 PROTOCOL

  • All Students attending classes must a wear face covering the nose and mouth.
  • All Students must submit a Covid Questionnaire when attending your first class.
  • Contact us if you need the Covid Questionnaire.
  • Ideally, one student + their dog should attend class.
  • Observers may attend by permission only from the class instructor.
  • Social distancing should be optimized when entering/leaving our facility. Students are asked to wait in the parking lot before class, keeping socially distant. Instructors will be directing students when to enter the building between classes to limit contact.
Old York Road Dog Training Club

VIRTUAL Training Services

Sometimes you just need to talk to someone who knows about dogs!

And that's why we have Virtual Training Services at OYRDTC.
Contact us to set up a convenient time to talk (or Facetime) with one of our experienced instructors.

  • See our Application page for contact information
  • Cost: $25 an hour - payment via Venmo or check

Club members can use this service at NO CHARGE -
see Club Membership for more details!

Old York Road Dog Training Club

IN PERSON Training classes

Who should handle the dog? YOU!

Our club and our classes are designed to give you the tools you need to train your dog. Dogs learn at their own speed, and often what they learn depends on their handler. It is imperative that you know your dog and that he or she understands your style of communication and expectations. We stress consistency, patience, and positive reinforcement in all our classes!

Puppy Kindergarten (KPT):

We welcome all dogs to our classes!

A KPT candidate must be at least 8 weeks old and should be no older than 4 months. Establishing a relationship between you and your puppy is the goal of the class. We will help you and your puppy to learn how to communicate with each other and to behave socially We will introduce you and your puppy to some basic commands while working on good socialization with various items, people and other dogs.

Class time also is used to discuss problems you may incur during this period of adjustment and learning to live with your new puppy.

Our KPT classes are starting all the time with a rolling admission so don't think you have to wait for the next session to start! The whole family is encouraged to attend class but please note that children MUST remain quiet and stay seated during class.

Our instructors can test for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program if you feel your puppy is ready at the end of the session.

Mondays at 6:00 - 6:45 PM
Thursdays at 6:00 - 6:45 PM

 

Cost : $140 for 6 weeks
Club Members : $100

Graduating to a beginner's class is expected after 6 weeks of Puppy Kindergarten instruction.
We allow KPT students to miss 2 nights of class but require moving on to a Beginner's class after 8 weeks.

NOTE: DROP INS ARE NOT ALLOWED - YOU MUST CONTACT US PRIOR TO ATTENDING CLASS TO ENSURE WE HAVE SPACE.

Beginner's

To attend our Beginner class, your dog must be over 4 months old.
Our Beginner class is designed to help formulate a solid foundation of basic skills for your dog.

You and your dog will learn the basics of sit, down, come, loose leash heeling and stay. We will also be review training tips for housebreaking, nutrition, exercise and communication. The whole family is encouraged to attend class but please note that children MUST remain quiet and stay seated during class.

Note: Class size is limited to 6-8 dogs and your application and payment must be received prior to the start of the session to reserve a spot on our roster!

Upon completing the Beginner course and demonstrating that you and your dog have made satisfactory process, your dog will be awarded a certificate of completion and you are eligible to move to the next Intermediate level.

AKC Canine Good Citizen Testing is available if you feel your dog is ready to be evaluated.

Monday 7:00 - 7:45 PM - Next Session starts June 14, 2021
Tuesday 8:00 - 8:45 PM - Next Session starts soon!
Thursday 7:00 - 7:45 PM - Next Session starts May 20, 2021

A new session usually begins the first Monday, Tuesday or Thursday of every other month and runs for 7 weeks.
Cost : $175
Club Members : $100

Intermediate / Rally

Our intermediate class continues to the next level with developing the basic commands from the Beginners class.
The curriculum is designed to work towards off leash heeling, reliable recalls and steady stays as well as introducing students to other competition exercises. Whether you're just working on getting your dog to demonstrate good canine behavior, competition or therapy work - we can help! Our Rally course is designed for our intermediate level folks and you can drop in any time - take it every week or just drop in here and there!

If you haven't taken our Beginner class, we require an evaluation prior to signing up for our intermediate class.

The Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program will be reviewed and the elements for certification will be taught.

Several of our instructors are AKC approved testers for CGC certification!

Intermediate:          
Monday  1:00 PM - 1:45 PM / 8:00 PM - 8:45 PM
Tuesday 10:00 AM - 10:45 AM / 6:00 PM - 6:45 PM
Thursday  8:00 PM - 8:45 PM

Rally:          
Tuesday 11:00 AM - 11:45 AM / 7:00 PM - 7:45 PM

Cost for Non Members: $175.00 for 7 weeks

Club Membership Info

Anyone who has completed one full session (Puppy KPT, Beginner, or Intermediate) is eligible to apply for club membership. Once becoming a club member, our KPT and Beginner's classes are offered at a discount at $100 per dog. Additionally, members are also invited to participate in several social events throughout the year.

If you do not choose to become a member, you and your dog are still welcome to participate in classes for as long as you like.

The club holds several events each year for the members and their dogs. We host a summer picnic with games, prizes, food and beverages plus a large dose of fun. In December, we host our Annual Holiday Party with a pet Pollyanna and a visit from "Santa Paws". Yearly we have our Annual Meet & Greet Awards Banquet currently being held in February and our Fall Fest in October to elect a new Board. This is a great time for all members to gather and recognize those that have earned titles or milestones in the past year.

Additionally we do not limit the number of intermediate classes club members can take so if you want to train on Mondays and Tuesday - GO FOR IT!!

The best reason to join is that you will have the opportunity to make new friends who share common goals, to exchange challenges and successes and to learn how to build a committed lifetime relationship with your dog. All members will receive a copy of our Club Rules and complementary OYRDTC logo bandana too!

Old York Road Dog Training Club supports charitable organizations in the surrounding community.

Annual Membership Fee $40

  • Club membership is due annually in January or at the time you join the club.
  • Intermediate training fees are collected 2x a year – in January and in July.

Training Fees
Prorated Training fee structure – depends on when you start!

January / February / March $40 $125 $165
April / May / June $40 $65 $105
July / August / September $40 $125 $165
October / November / December - $90 $90

Note : Members who allow their membership to lapse more than 2 years, upon reapplication to the club will be considered a 'new' member. Therefore they will be required to take 1 paying class before being eligible to becoming a member again.