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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September 2018

Scent Work 104 - $25

September 29, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets.

Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scent Working is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do.

Beginners and all other skill levels are welcome.

    Pre-Requisites

  1. 101 - None
  2. 102 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 101 course.
  3. 103 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 102 course or higher.
  4. 104 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 103 course or higher.
  5. 105 - Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 104 course or higher.

Register for Scent Work

November 2018

Scent Work 106 - $25

November 17, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scent Working is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do. Beginners and all other skill levels are welcome.

    Pre-Requisites

  1. 105 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 104 course.
  2. 106 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 105 course.
  3. 107 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 106 course or higher.
  4. 108 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 107 course or higher.
  5. 109 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 108 course or higher.
  6. 110 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 109 course or higher.

Register for Scent Work

Scent Work 107 - $25

November 24, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scent Working is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do. Beginners and all other skill levels are welcome.

    Pre-Requisites

  1. 105 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 104 course.
  2. 106 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 105 course.
  3. 107 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 106 course or higher.
  4. 108 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 107 course or higher.
  5. 109 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 108 course or higher.
  6. 110 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 109 course or higher.

Register for Scent Work

December 2018

Scent Work 108 - $25

December 15, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scent Working is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do. Beginners and all other skill levels are welcome.

    Pre-Requisites

  1. 105 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 104 course.
  2. 106 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 105 course.
  3. 107 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 106 course or higher.
  4. 108 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 107 course or higher.
  5. 109 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 108 course or higher.
  6. 110 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 109 course or higher.

Register for Scent Work

Scent Work 109 - $25

December 22, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scent Working is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do. Beginners and all other skill levels are welcome.

    Pre-Requisites

  1. 105 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 104 course.
  2. 106 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 105 course.
  3. 107 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 106 course or higher.
  4. 108 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 107 course or higher.
  5. 109 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 108 course or higher.
  6. 110 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 109 course or higher.

Register for Scent Work

Scent Work 110 - $25

December 29, 2018 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scent Working is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do. Beginners and all other skill levels are welcome.

    Pre-Requisites

  1. 105 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 104 course.
  2. 106 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 105 course.
  3. 107 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 106 course or higher.
  4. 108 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 107 course or higher.
  5. 109 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 108 course or higher.
  6. 110 – Your dog must have completed a Scent Work 109 course or higher.

Register for Scent Work

January 2019

Basic Elements of Retrieve - $25

January 26, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Teaching owners and their dogs the basic elements of retrieve: "hold," "give" and "fetch."

April 2019

Walking Politely On A Leash – 102 - $25

April 20, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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 distance and duration is one of the most challenging exercises for owners and their dogs. Class will be indoors and outdoors. Please dress appropriately.

June 2019

Beginner Dock Diving Class -

June 30, 2019 @ 9:00 am - 12:00 pm

Sunday, June 30th @ 9:00 - 10:30 a.m. & 10:30 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.

This class will be primarily for beginners who want to start jumping off the dock. Registration is limited to only 10 per time slot, so sign up soon.

*Prerequisite: Your dog must know how to swim. If you would like to work on your dog's swimming skills, please attend our swimming classes. Pay at the event; cash or check only.

July 2019

Swimming Class - $25.00

July 20, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on August 31, 2019 at 11:15 am

One event on August 3, 2019 at 11:15 am

Does your dog need a swimming lesson? Is your dog a good swimmer but wants to have friends to swim with? We offer a Summer Swimming Class! This helpful class will be sure to get your dog in the water at our dog pond in no time. Be sure to bring a water toy, enticing dog treats, a long leash, your bathing suit or old clothes and water shoes. You Will Get Wet! Please pre-register.

Warm Up and Practice Dock Diving Trial - $20

July 28, 2019 @ 9:30 am - 4:00 pm
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 9:30 am

Sundays, July 28th and August 25th @ 9:30 am & 12:30 pm

This will be a competition for practice, fun and ribbons. There will be 2 rounds of jumps. One will be at 9:30, and one at 12:30. Each dog entered will get 2 jumps off the dock. The better of the two jumps will determine the dog’s division and place in that division. When the 12:30 jumps are over the top 6 dogs of each division will jump for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd place in their division.

  • Novice Division: 1 inch to 9 feet 11 inches.
  • Junior Division: 10 feet to 14 feet 11 inches.
  • Senior Division: 15 feet to 19 feet 11 inches.
  • Master Division: 20 feet to 22 feet 11 inches.
  • Elite Division: 23 feet to 24 feet 11 inches.
  • Super Elite Division: 25 feet and above.

Pre-registration is required. Pay at event. Cash or check only. No credit cards.

Beginner Dock Diving Class - $10

July 28, 2019 @ 11:00 am - 12:30 pm
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One event on August 25, 2019 at 11:00 am

Sunday, July 29th @ 10:30 am

This class will be primarily for beginners who want to start jumping off the dock. Registration is limited to only 6, so sign up soon.

*Prerequisite: Your dog must know how to swim. If you would like to work on your dog's swimming skills, please attend our swimming classes. Pay at the event; cash or check only.

September 2019

Class at North Park - $18

September 21, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Misty Pines Pet Company will be holding a special location dog training class at North Park. Class will meet at the swimming pool parking lot at 11:15 am. Please bring all of your usual tools needed for class and be sure to have a treat bag filled with your dog's most favorite treats. Please sign up and prepay in advance. This class is open to students from all levels of classes. Location At Misty Pines we work towards building solid

October 2019

TDI Prep Class - $20

October 12, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on October 26, 2019 at 11:15 am

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!

November 2019

Therapy Dog International and Canine Good Citizen Test - $25

November 8, 2019 @ 5:30 pm - 7:00 pm

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. Pre-registration is required.

The Canine Good Citizen Test is a certification program that is designed to recognize dogs that have good manners at home and in the community. The CGC 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 frameable certificate from the American Kennel Club. Pre-registration required.

Registration by phone required to attend class.

December 2019

Public Access Class - $25

December 21, 2019 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

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 Saturday, December 21st, 2019 at Lowe's in Cranberry Township. Class participants will meet at 11:10 am. Specific location is TBA. You must pre-register for this class.

January 2020

Treadmill - $25

January 25, 2020 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

What are the reasons your dog would benefit from dog treadmill training?

Dogs need exercise. Some dogs need a lot of exercise and end up in some sort of trouble because of something they’ve done that was bad simply because they have energy that needed to be burned. Chewing on the house and all the things in it, barking, jumping up on people or pulling on the leash so hard while walking or running feels like a really frustrating task are a few of the reasons to think about adding a treadmill to your dog’s life.

Weather conditions is another huge reason for treadmilling your dog. Too hot or too cold, too windy or raining, the treadmill is a great way to get your dog the exercise needed to remain a happy healthy, well behaved dog. Lack of activity during winter months can not only put added pounds on your dog cutting years of their life but add to the misbehaving aspect of daily living as well.

At Misty Pines we say that a well-trained and well-exercised dog is a good dog and by working your dog on a treadmill you are accomplishing both at the same time. Why a treadmill, you ask? You can infinitely exercise your dog indoors, which means that you are no longer governed by the weather.

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!

March 2020

Beginner Conformation - $25

March 8, 2020 @ 10:00 am - 11:00 am
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An event every week that begins at 10:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

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 with Kelly have been outstanding!!! She has taught me more in 4 weeks than any other teacher has taught me about dog handling. She is patient, kind, and knowledgeable. This is the first class I have ever taken with Kelly and I look forward to more training with her."
~Sue E.

Progressive Conformation - $25

March 8, 2020 @ 11:00 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:00 am on Sunday, repeating until March 29, 2020

Progressive Conformation 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 conformation handling as this class focuses on practice and preparation for the show ring. Purebreds over 4 months of age are welcome to attend.

Progressive Scent Work - $25

March 14, 2020 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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One event on March 21, 2020 at 11:15 am

Every dog is equipped with an amazing tool: their nose! Olfaction, the act or process of smelling, is a dog’s primary special sense. Dogs have more than 220 million olfactory receptors in their nose, while humans have only 5 million! Teaching dogs to use their nose to identify a target odor offers many benefits. Medical tests have even shown that specially trained dogs are capable of using the dog’s sense of smell to detect certain types of tumors in humans. Scent Work is a highly recommended working game for families to learn to work their family pets. Not many family dogs will be used for bomb detection, competition or tracking work, but every family dog can learn to play Hide N Seek and find objects hidden around the house. These games can be used to help provide mental stimulation for your dog and provide a job to keep him active. Scent Working is an activity that all dogs enjoy and all dogs can do. Beginners and all other skill levels are welcome.

      1. Pre-Requisite:

     

      Dog must know how to locate scent in boxes.

Register for Scent Work

April 2020

Progressive Agility - $25

April 11, 2020 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm

Agility is a fun sport that builds a strong relationship between a dog and their handler. This class is open to any breed or mix breed of dog.

Requirements: Dogs must be physically fit and motivated by praise, food, or a toy.

January 2021

Agility Class - $30

Saturday, January 2, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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One event on January 23, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on March 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

All Levels Agility class for fun, exercise and relationship building. Everyone is welcome. $30 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

Therapy Dog and Service Dog Training - $30

Saturday, January 9, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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One event on March 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 8:00 am

This class will prepare you and your dog for therapy or service work. We will help you and your dog work through a number of exercises that you will encounter in life and in medical settings. Practice makes perfect! This class will also prepare you for the Canine Good Citizen Test. 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

Nuisance Behaviors - $35

Saturday, January 30, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am

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.

Essentials of Grooming - $30.00

Sunday, January 31, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on February 28, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Learn the essentials of dog grooming: Nail clipping, Brushing, Ear cleaning, Bathing and shampoos, Drying, Grooming tools and equipment

February 2021

Tricks - $30

Saturday, February 20, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am

If you’re looking for a fun activity and good way to bond with your dog then this tricks class is the class for you and your dog! Similar to Agility, teaching Tricks is a fun break from regular obedience training but continues to build the working relationship between you and your canine companion. Tricks are behaviors that are outside of our typical curriculum and often involve multiple steps per behavior.

Recommendations: Bring a hungry dog, leash and collar, bait bag and yummy treats. If you do not have a treat bag, they are sold at Misty Pines. You may purchase one before class.

Registration online or by phone required to attend class.

Therapy Dog and Service Dog Training - $30

Saturday, February 27, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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One event on March 13, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on February 27, 2021 at 8:00 am

This class will prepare you and your dog for therapy or service work. We will help you and your dog work through a number of exercises that you will encounter in life and in medical settings. Practice makes perfect! This class will also prepare you for the Canine Good Citizen Test. 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

Essentials of Grooming - $30.00

Sunday, February 28, 2021 @ 12:15 pm - 1:00 pm
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One event on February 28, 2021 at 12:15 pm

Learn the essentials of dog grooming: Nail clipping, Brushing, Ear cleaning, Bathing and shampoos, Drying, Grooming tools and equipment

March 2021

Agility Class - $30

Saturday, March 6, 2021 @ 8:00 am - 8:45 am
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One event on January 23, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on February 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

One event on March 6, 2021 at 8:00 am

All Levels Agility class for fun, exercise and relationship building. Everyone is welcome. $30 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

All Levels Class - $25.00

Sunday, March 7, 2021 @ 11:15 am - 12:00 pm
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An event every week that begins at 11:15 am on Sunday, repeating until March 28, 2021

The 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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