Agility and Specialty Classes

Specialty Dog Training Classes and Events

Specialty Dog Training Classes and Events are a wonderful way to explore new and innovative areas of training. They are a great way to enhance your relationship with your pet. You will find below a list of the classes and events we offer. Please join our mailing list to stay informed of Specialty Dog Training Classes and other Unique Events at Misty Pines Pet Company.

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Agility – $20

All Levels Agility for fun, exercise and relationship building.

Second and Fourth Saturday of every month from 8:00 – 9:00am.

Misty Pines teaches and uses agility obstacles in our training classes as motivational aids for your dog as a fun way to learn. Schooling your dog in agility obstacles will also strengthen communication between you and your dog. It promotes teamwork and builds your dog’s respect and trust in you as its leader. While this sport can be very competitive, this class will be taught as a recreational activity to enhance your relationship with your dog. In this monthly class, you and your dog will communicate, bond, and have fun! You and your dog can practice any obstacle for as long as you’d like in this class.



First and Third Saturday of every month.

This class will prepare you for both tests. We will actually go through all of the exercises so you will know exactly what you need to work on with your dog. You will have the opportunity to practice the exercises required in these tests. Practice makes perfect! Please pre-register.

Canine Good Citizen Test (CGC) The Canine Good Citizen Test is a titling through the American Kennel Club (AKC) that is designed to recognize dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test will receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

Read this article for more information about the Canine Good Citizen Title and to learn the requirements to achieve it.

Therapy Dog International Test (TDI) The Primary objective of the TDI dog and handler is to provide comfort and companionship by sharing the dog with the patients in hospitals, nursing homes and other institutions and wherever else the Therapy Dog is needed. This is done in a way that increases emotional well being, promotes healing, and improves the quality of life for the people being visited and the staff that cares for these people.

The CGC and TDI also lays the foundation for the Public Access Test for the Misty Pines Certified Service Dogs.

Read this article for more information about the Therapy Dog International Title and to learn the requirements to achieve it.



First Saturday of each month.

We focus on proper socialization and reward based training. Verbal Cues we cover in classes are Sit, Down, Side, Come, Take a Walk, Easy, Heel, Stand and more. We also incorporate hand signals and leash signals. Obedience classes are vital to proper socialization and acclimation to new sounds, objects and sights. All of these points help to have a well-rounded and happy dog that you can enjoy to the fullest.



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April 2017
$25

Reliable Retrieve 102

April 8 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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Teaching owners and their dogs how to master their retrieves utilizing both negative and positive reinforcement. This class will teach you how to teach your dog to "fetch," "hold" and "give."

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$25

Four Bar Jump 101

April 15 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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The four bar jump is a very challenging exercise of over ten behaviors off leash at multiple distances. Video coming soon! 101 Requirement: Must be able to perform (Sit, Stand, Spin, Hup, Down, Come, Stay, Finish) 102 Requirement: Must be fluent with the behaviors in 101 and reliably retrieve a dumbbell.

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$25

Four Bar Jump 102

April 22 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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The four bar jump is a very challenging exercise of over ten behaviors off leash at multiple distances. Video coming soon! 101 Requirement: Must be able to perform (Sit, Stand, Spin, Hup, Down, Come, Stay, Finish) 102 Requirement: Must be fluent with the behaviors in 101 and reliably retrieve a dumbbell.

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$25

Nuisance Behaviors

April 29 @ 8:00 am - 9:00 am
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An event every month that begins at 8:00am on day Fifth of the month, repeating indefinitely

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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Held on the 5th Saturday of each eligible month. This open forum class focuses on how to correct and inhibit common nuisance behaviors of dogs and how to train the dog for a more desirable behavior. Some of the behaviors we address are pulling on the leash, jumping up, digging, barking, counter surfing, mouthing and play-biting and more. Please join us if you would like help in training your dog to be a better housemate and companion. Please pre-register.

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$25

Directed Jumping 101

April 29 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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101 Requirement: Dog must understand targeting to a hula hoop or to a piece of food, sit and stay, and be able to jump over a pipe and a board jump. 102 Requirement: Dog must have completed course 101. This course will advance and polish the 101 behaviors. Video coming soon!

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$18

Dock Diving 101

April 30 @ 12:00 pm - 2:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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Paul Leabhart, previous President of the 3Rivers DockDogs club, will conduct an intro to Dock Diving. This workshop will include demonstrations on how to begin training for dock diving. The class will visit the Dog Pond for demos and to get the dogs in the water. If you are interested in dockdiving with your dog, this is one class you don't want to miss, learn the facts about techniques, rules and getting yourself prepared for when you do your first

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May 2017
$25

Directed Jumping 102

May 13 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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101 Requirement: Dog must understand targeting to a hula hoop or to a piece of food, sit and stay, and be able to jump over a pipe and a board jump. 102 Requirement: Dog must have completed course 101. This course will advance and polish the 101 behaviors. Video coming soon!

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$25

Walking Politely On A Leash

May 20 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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All Levels Welcome Having a dog that is a pleasure to walk is, well...a pleasure. We want to help you enjoy your time outdoors with your dog and make your walking time enjoyable. We'll be working on Heel, Easy, Take-a-Walk and This Way. Walking a dog on a loose leash for a longer distances and duration is one of the most challenging exercises for owners and their dogs. Class will be indoors and outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

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$25

Reliable Recall (Come)

May 27 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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All Levels Welcome Does your dog come running quickly every time you call his name? Or, does he have selective hearing when you say the word come? This class will teach the art of recalls, or coming when called. If your dog ignores your calls while outside or while in class, or even if your dog has a very strong recall, but you still want extra practice, then this class is for you. Throughout the class we will offer different

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July 2017
$99

Kids Dog Training Camp

July 10 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 12, 2017

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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Week #1: July 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Week #2: July 24th, 25th & 26th, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cost - $99 for first child, $89 for subsequent children in the same family. Yes, we are having TWO Kids Camps this year! Spaces are limited for each week so sign up for your preferred dates now. Don't miss out! Kids Camp is the perfect way for your child to enjoy their

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$99

Kids Dog Training Camp

July 24 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every day that begins at 9:00am, repeating until July 26, 2017

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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Week #1: July 10th, 11th, & 12th, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Week #2: July 24th, 25th & 26th, 2017 | 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM Cost - $99 for first child, $89 for subsequent children in the same family. Yes, we are having TWO Kids Camps this year! Spaces are limited for each week so sign up for your preferred dates now. Don't miss out! Kids Camp is the perfect way for your child to enjoy their

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December 2017
$50

Cafe DownStay

December 9 @ 12:00 pm - 3:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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The South Side BBQ Company partners with Misty Pines in our endeavors to raise money for great causes while providing a high quality dog-friendly dining experience for our clients. Throughout the event all the dogs are asked to Down-Stay by their owners and they remain there for most of the event. This unique location and distraction rich environment puts classroom training to the test. 2017 Beneficiary is TBA Tickets are $50 ($21 for lunch & gratuity, $29 for the beneficiary)

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