All classes are held at the Montgomery County 4H Center in Collegeville, near Skippack. Please call or email for class availability if within 2 weeks of start date or if class only lists one or two available spots
Therapy Dog Workshop:
The goal of this workshop is for you and your dog to learn the "how-to" of working as a therapy dog team. This 4 week workshop will explore the background of therapy dogs, proper etiquette for dogs and handlers, will teach you how to interact with staff and residents, how to position your dog for the interactions and useful commands. Class size limited to 7 students. Minimum requirements: Basic Obedience. **Testing is not included with class, you must arrange testing with a therapy dog organization on your own.
$120 for 4 weeks
Tuesday nights: 7:30 - 8:20 July 27 - August 24 (skip 8/10)
*Please note that this class is only held an average of once per every year and a half, so please keep that in mind when deciding to register now or waiting for it to be offered again.
AKC Testing Programs:
Please note fees are for evaluation only, additional registration fees to AKC are also required.
Canine Good Citizen: A ten part test combining socialization and obedience. Included in the
basic obedience class or you can take it by itself. If by itself, test is $25.
STAR Puppy: Earned after completing a 6 week puppy class. Please see our Puppy Play 'N Train
Class for more information.
The following requires that your dog is registered with AKC- mixed breeds can be registered!
Trick Dog Title: Three levels of tricks: Novice, Intermediate and Advanced. Test is completed
virtually via video. Video evaluation: $25 Trick Dog Website
Virtual Home Manners Title: A ten part test evaluating your dog's home manners skills. Test is
completed virtually via video and offers two levels: Puppy and Adult. Video evaluation: $25.
Virtual Home Manners Website
Thinking of adding a new member to your pack and would like a professional temperament
and intelligence evaluation? Dogs evaluated can be in homes for private adoption, shelter dogs, rescue dogs or entire litters. Pricing is for 1 hour. Additional time to each evaluation can be added as requested. Please use check out option on private session page if using online payment option.
$120 Per evaluation within 15 mile radius
$130 per evaluation 15-20 mile radius
$140 per evaluation 20- 25 mile radius
$150 per evaluation 25-30 mile radius
Please add $10 for every additional 5 miles - no distance is too far!
Event Handling & Public Speaking
I am available to handle your dog at parties, special events and weddings! I am also
available to speak to groups on a variety of subjects.
Event handling: $50 Per Hour (2 hour minimum.)
Public speaking/workshops/seminars: $100 per hour
Distance rates may apply