Our Training Classes

Our classes span all ages and levels. We always use positive reinforcement, redirection, and luring to train dogs at the Lodge. Below is a list of the dog training classes we offer.

Call us today at (610) 965-3647 to register.

If your schedule does not allow dog training classes, check out our private dog training.

Our class prices are changing in 2018, but if you sign up for any class, including 2018 classes, before January 1st, we’re offering 2017 pricing.

Payment is due at the time of registration. You may either pay the entire tuition fee or a $50 deposit to reserve your place in class.**

Puppy Kindergarten

Tuesday, October 3rd – October 24th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Sunday, October 29th – November 19th from 1:45 – 2:45 PM

Tuesday, January 9th – January 30th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Monday, February 19th – March 12th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

$99, $109 in 2018 – includes treats and written materials 

In our Puppy Kindergarten Class, we concentrate on dog socialization and basic manners. Your puppy will learn the dog training commands: sit, down, shake, come, and stay. An open dog playtime is also included in each class. Puppy Kindergarten is open to all puppies up to 6 months old, but we recommend that puppies get started by 4 months. Puppies must be up-to-date on vaccines. They must be at least 10 days beyond their first Distemper and Bordetella vaccines. Rabies vaccination is required when age appropriate. A negative fecal exam is also required. The entire family is encouraged to attend our Puppy Kindergarten Class together.  Check our our Puppy Kindergarten Class on YouTube!

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Elementary School

Sunday, October 29th – December 3rd from 12:30 – 1:30 PM

Monday, October 30th – December 4th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Tuesday, November 7th – December 12th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Monday, January 8th – February 12th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

Tuesday, March 6th – April 10th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

$149, $169 in 2018 – includes treats and written materials. 

Dog training topics and commands covered in dog training class include: sit, down, come, stay, heel, tricks and leash manners. Elementary School is open to all dogs 6 months of age and older. It is never too late to start training! Graduates of Puppy Kindergarten are welcome to start prior to 6 months with recommendation of your PK instructor.

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Canine Good Citizen

Tuesday, September 12th – October 17th from 8:30 – 9:30 PM

Testing on Tuesday, October 24th

$179, $189 in 2018- includes class and test, $20 – test only

This two-part dog training program stresses responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs must pass a ten-step test held during the last class. When they pass, they will receive a Canine Good Citizen Certificate from the American Kennel Club! Learn more about Canine Good Citizen.

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Rally Obedience for Fun

Wednesday, November 1st – November 29th (no class on 11/22) from 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, December 6th – December 27th from 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, January 10th – January 31st from 7:30 – 8:30 PM

Wednesday, February 7th – February 28th from 7:30 – 8:30 PM

$99, $109 in 2018 – includes treats and written materials

This fun new class is a great introduction to Rally Obedience. We ask that all dogs entering class already know how to sit, lay down, and walk well on a loose leash. Elementary School or a similar program is required prior to Rally.

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Therapy Dog

Please call for schedule. $149, $169 in 2018

Pre-registration required.

This class serves as an introduction for those who want to visit nursing homes, etc. You will need to follow up with one of the national therapy dog associations for certification.

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Middle School

Tuesday, February 6th – February 27th from 7:15 – 8:15 PM

$119 – includes treats and written materials

This advanced dog obedience training class is a great next step after Elementary School. In Middle School, we build upon the skills learned in Elementary School to learn new tricks and fun games. Practicing with distractions is also a key element in this class. All dogs are required to have completed Elementary School or an equivalent obedience class.

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Focus

Please call for schedule. $149, $169 in 2018 – includes treats and written materials

This class is for dogs who are easily distracted while in public. The goal of this dog training class is to achieve focus from your dog and to learn how to keep your dog’s attention on you.

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Tricks and Games

Please call for schedule. $99, $109 in 2018 – includes treats and written materials

Old and young dogs can learn new tricks! This fun dog training class is a way to continue training after basic obedience class. Basic manners will be reinforced while learning fun new ways for you and your dog to show off to friends and family. Tricks covered in class include: roll over, bow, crawl, peek-a-boo, and many more.

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Dog Obedience for Kids (ages 8-15)

Please call for schedule. $99, $109 in 2018 – includes treats and written materials

Why should grown ups have all the fun? In this dog training class, the kids are in charge. We cover basic obedience and good dog manners. This class is open to dogs over 6 months of age and children ages 8-15. A parent/guardian must be present during class, but the children will be the primary handler of the dogs.

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**Registration is not complete until we have received the deposit, which may be paid by mail, over the phone, or in person. This deposit ensures you a place in training class and will be credited to the class tuition fee. Each reservation holds a spot in a limited-sized class. The enrollment deposit allows the Lodge to effectively plan for class offerings and student resources.

If you cannot make your current schedule, we encourage you to consider transferring to a different class (where your fees will also be transferred); however, the transferring is subject to availability of the class. No refunds will be issued once a class has started. Cancellations require a minimum of five days notice for a refund of your deposit. If you cancel less than five days before the start of class, but not less than 72 hours before class, your deposit may be used as a credit towards another class or other services provided by Cold Nose Lodge. If cancellation occurs less than 72 hours prior to the start of classes, the deposit is forfeited. You will receive a refund for the balance of class tuition if it has been paid in full.

Instructor/Class Cancellations

Notifications regarding weather or emergency cancellations will be given as soon as possible before class. The class times for the make-up sessions will be the same as the original classes, unless the class and instructor mutually agree upon an alternative date and time. There are no refunds for make-up classes that you are unable to attend.

Waiting List

If a class is full, we will begin a waiting list. A deposit is not required to be placed on the waiting list.

Cold Nose Lodge
235 West Penn Ave.
Alburtis, PA 18011

ph: 610-965-3647
fax: 610-965-3637

 

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