Specialty Dog Training 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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All Levels Agility class for fun, exercise and relationship building. Everyone is welcome.

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

$20 per class or Class Pass + $2.00

Dog Agility ClassMisty 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 agility 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.

We offer a variety of obstacles including the standard agility equipment. Some of our equipment includes hurdles, tunnels, A-frames, see-saws, chutes, dog-walks, weave poles, ladders, treadmills, stairs and more.

The class is designed to help you and your dog learn and excel in agility. It is a class for all skill levels so it is beneficial for dogs that are brand new to agility as well as those that have had experience. You and your dog can practice any obstacle for as long as you’d like in this class. Exercises vary from free running the obstacles to handling skills and mock courses. Curriculum depends on class size and skill level of the dogs attending.

Key benefits of agility class

  • provides mental and physical exercise
  • builds your dog’s trust in you
  • increases your confidence as a handler
  • creates a sense of teamwork
  • fosters a bond between you and your dog…

…all while having fun.



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!

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.

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.



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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December 2017

Public Access Class

December 16 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Lowes of Cranberry, 1717 Route 228
Cranberry Twp, PA 16066 United States
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$25

Take your training on the go! In this class we will visit different public locations to put our training to the test and experience new locations and distractions. Class will be at Lowe's of Cranberry located at 1717 Route 228, Cranberry Township, PA 16066. You must pre-register for this class.

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Kids and Family Class

December 23 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on December 23, 2017 at 11:15am

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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The Kids and Family Class is designed to teach families dog handling skills, dog safety, games, obedience and agility. This is a fun, informative, and entertaining class for moms, dads, kids and dogs. Please pre-register.

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Nuisance Behaviors

December 30 @ 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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$25

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 house-mate and companion. Please pre-register. Held on the 5th Saturday of each eligible month.

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January 2018

Treadmill 101

January 13, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$25

101 Class - Learn how to teach your dog the treadmill to help keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Our most fit and athletic dogs can run on the treadmill at 8 -10 mph for twenty to thirty minutes! 102 Class - More advanced commands, programs and regimens. Recommended for those that took 101 Class and for those whose dogs can already use a treadmill but would like their dog to perform better. At Misty Pines we say that a

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Treadmill 102

January 20, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$25

101 Class - Learn how to teach your dog the treadmill to help keep them mentally and physically stimulated. Our most fit and athletic dogs can run on the treadmill at 8 -10 mph for twenty to thirty minutes! 102 Class - More advanced commands, programs and regimens. Recommended for those that took 101 Class and for those whose dogs can already use a treadmill but would like their dog to perform better. At Misty Pines we say that a

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Intro to Competition Agility

January 27, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$25

Agility is a fun sport open to any breed of dog which builds strong relationship between dog and handler. In Intro to Competition Agility, we will discuss terminology (such as “contact zones”), build good handling habits, and begin patterns for the novice teams. This class is designed for those who have never competed before and want to learn a new way to utilize agility equipment. Requirements: Dogs must be physically capable of going over a scramble, through a tunnel and

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February 2018

Tricks and Clicks 101

February 10, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$25

The clicker is a small, springy, snappy metal hand tool utilized in training to reward a desirable behavior immediately with precise timing. It is a secondary reinforcer that signals to the dog that it did the right thing and that a reward will be shortly forthcoming. Clicker training pairs the neutral sound of a clicker with a primary reward, such as a treat. Eventually, the clicker becomes a predictor that the reward will soon be given. This allows the trainer

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Tricks and Clicks 102

February 17, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$25

The clicker is a small, springy, snappy metal hand tool utilized in training to reward a desirable behavior immediately with precise timing. It is a secondary reinforcer that signals to the dog that it did the right thing and that a reward will be shortly forthcoming. Clicker training pairs the neutral sound of a clicker with a primary reward, such as a treat. Eventually, the clicker becomes a predictor that the reward will soon be given. This allows the trainer

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Tricks and Clicks 103

February 24, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$25.00

The clicker is a small, springy, snappy metal hand tool utilized in training to reward a desirable behavior immediately with precise timing. It is a secondary reinforcer that signals to the dog that it did the right thing and that a reward will be shortly forthcoming. Clicker training pairs the neutral sound of a clicker with a primary reward, such as a treat. Eventually, the clicker becomes a predictor that the reward will soon be given. This allows the trainer

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March 2018

Nuisance Behaviors

March 31, 2018 @ 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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$25

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 house-mate and companion. Please pre-register. Held on the 5th Saturday of each eligible month.

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April 2018

Conformation 101: Beginner Handling

April 29, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$12

Beginner Handling is offered to all dogs whose owners want to learn handling skills. In a fun, relaxed environment, we will discuss show terminology, ring etiquette and what to expect at dog shows. Students will learn how to stack and gait their dog as well as basic patterns. No prior experience is required, and novice handlers are highly encouraged to attend. All dogs over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks

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Conformation 102: Open Handling

April 29, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$12

Open Handling is your standard competition handling class and is open to purebred dogs whose owners wish to build their dog's skill in the ring and practice for upcoming shows. Owners should have a basic understanding of handling as this class focuses on practice and preparation for the show ring. Purebreds over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks with Kelly have been outstanding!!! She has taught me more in 4

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May 2018

Conformation 101: Beginner Handling

May 6, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$12

Beginner Handling is offered to all dogs whose owners want to learn handling skills. In a fun, relaxed environment, we will discuss show terminology, ring etiquette and what to expect at dog shows. Students will learn how to stack and gait their dog as well as basic patterns. No prior experience is required, and novice handlers are highly encouraged to attend. All dogs over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks

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Conformation 102: Open Handling

May 6, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$12

Open Handling is your standard competition handling class and is open to purebred dogs whose owners wish to build their dog's skill in the ring and practice for upcoming shows. Owners should have a basic understanding of handling as this class focuses on practice and preparation for the show ring. Purebreds over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks with Kelly have been outstanding!!! She has taught me more in 4

Find out more »

Conformation 101: Beginner Handling

May 13, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$12

Beginner Handling is offered to all dogs whose owners want to learn handling skills. In a fun, relaxed environment, we will discuss show terminology, ring etiquette and what to expect at dog shows. Students will learn how to stack and gait their dog as well as basic patterns. No prior experience is required, and novice handlers are highly encouraged to attend. All dogs over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks

Find out more »

Conformation 102: Open Handling

May 13, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$12

Open Handling is your standard competition handling class and is open to purebred dogs whose owners wish to build their dog's skill in the ring and practice for upcoming shows. Owners should have a basic understanding of handling as this class focuses on practice and preparation for the show ring. Purebreds over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks with Kelly have been outstanding!!! She has taught me more in 4

Find out more »

Conformation 101: Beginner Handling

May 20, 2018 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 10:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
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$12

Beginner Handling is offered to all dogs whose owners want to learn handling skills. In a fun, relaxed environment, we will discuss show terminology, ring etiquette and what to expect at dog shows. Students will learn how to stack and gait their dog as well as basic patterns. No prior experience is required, and novice handlers are highly encouraged to attend. All dogs over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks

Find out more »

Conformation 102: Open Handling

May 20, 2018 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
|Recurring Event (See all)

An event every week that begins at 11:00am on Sunday, repeating until May 20, 2018

Misty Pines Pet Company, 2523 Wexford Bayne Rd
Sewickley, PA 15143 United States
+ Google Map
$12

Open Handling is your standard competition handling class and is open to purebred dogs whose owners wish to build their dog's skill in the ring and practice for upcoming shows. Owners should have a basic understanding of handling as this class focuses on practice and preparation for the show ring. Purebreds over 4 months of age are welcome to attend. "The conformation classes held the past 4 weeks with Kelly have been outstanding!!! She has taught me more in 4

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