COVID 19 PROTOCOL
All Students attending classes must 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.
Only one Student + their dog may attend class.
Social distancing should be optimized when entering / leaving our facility. Students are asked to wait in the parking lot prior to class, keeping socially distant. Instructors will be ushering students between classes to limit contact.
IMPORTANT : NEW COVID 19 PROTOCOL IN PLACE FOR ALL STUDENTS ATTENDING CLASSES. PLEASE SEE BELOW
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 Applications 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 learns 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
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.
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 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 July 6th - CLASS IS FULL! August 24th is the next Monday Beginner Class
Tuesday 8:00 - 8:45 pm - Next Session starts July 7th - CLASS IS FULL! September 15th is the next Tuesday Beginner Class
A new session usually begins the first Monday or Tuesday of every other month and runs for 7 weeks.
Cost : $150
Club Members : $100
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! 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!
Monday 10:00 am - 10:45 am
8:00 pm - 8:45 pm
Tuesday 10:00 am - 10:45 am
6:00 pm - 6:45 pm
7:00 pm - 7:45 pm
Cost for Non Members: $175.00 for 6 months
You and your dog are working together to become a team.
It is important to understand that training is a continuous activity and frequently does not happen overnight.
There is no magic pill!
We look forward to having you join us for the next class!