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Dog training lessons in Middletown

Beginner and advanced training is available in the new year

Middletown Township is offering three levels of dog training lessons at the Barn. The instructor is Dottie Peruzzi (Sit Happens Dog Training), who has attained 21 American Kennel Club obedience titles. Each session consists of six classes. Bring lots of soft treats and a collar and leash (no extendable leashes). All dogs need to have age-appropriate shots. There is a max of three students per class due to COVID-19 restrictions. Cost is $210 for residents, $252 for non-residents. Class-specific details are below.

Rally training

This is a fun sport where you and your dog work as a team to complete a course of signs that indicate obedience exercises to complete before moving to the next sign. This is a great way to bond with your dog and have a great time. Students must have had previous training or skills such as sit, stay, down and come.

Dates are Tuesday, Jan. 12-Feb. 16. Rally advanced is from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; rally beginner is from 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Puppy & beginner

Provides basic obedience training for puppies and dogs of all ages. Use positive motivation to learn sit, down, come, stay, leave it and walk nicely on leash. Play games like “Puppy in the Middle,” “Pass the Puppy” and a doggie obstacle course to achieve obedience goals. Work on manners like jumping up, biting, housebreaking, chewing, etc.

Session 1 is Monday, Jan. 11-Feb. 15, from 6 to 6:45 p.m. Session 2 is Wednesday, Jan. 13-Feb. 17, from 9 to 9:45 a.m.; and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Session 3 is Thursday, Jan. 14-Feb. 18, from 9 to 9:45 a.m.; and 10 to 10:45 a.m. Session 4 is Saturday, Jan. 16-Feb. 20, from 10 to 10:45 a.m.

Advanced training 

Provides advanced level obedience training for puppies and dogs that have already had training and want to refine and add to those skills. Your dog will learn to sit, down, stay, come from a distance and, with distractions, stand, backup, walk in heel position, etc. Learn how to get your dog to focus on you so that they respond better to your commands. Learn tricks like “Take a Bow,” “Wave Hello” Pick Up Your Toys” and more.

Session 1 is Wednesday, Jan. 13-Feb. 17, from 5:30 to 6:15 p.m.; and 6:30 to 7:15 p.m.

Click here to register for any of these programs online. For questions, call 215-750-3890 or email Patrick at pgraham@middletownbucks.org.

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