As a club, CAKC does not hold obedience classes, but recognizes the need to help your best friend fit in well with your household. Here are some training resources in our club's geographic area.
During the balance of the covid-19 emergency, expect group classes to be suspended, but individual trainers may be able to offer private training or video consultations.
Make sure required vaccinations are up-to-date and you’re using effective flea and tick protection. Clean and well-groomed dogs will help you make a good impression on your instructors and at events.
Trainers: If you offer training or classes and wish to be included as a resource, please use our Contact Us form and tell us about your program.
Obedience Training Class of Harrisburg
Dandy Dog Training
Blue Ridge K-9 Training Center
Breakaway Action Dogs
My K9 Buddy
Bella Vista Training Center
Dog Owners Training Club
Classes held in Carroll County Agriculture Center
- Bailiwick Training in Abbottstown, PA (https://bailiwicktraining.com/). This trainer is one of our club members, Donna Cooper. She offers a variety of classes and training.
Blue Ridge Summit, PA
- Blue Ridge K-9 Training Center near Blue Ridge Summit, PA (http://blueridgek-9.com/wordpress/), offers basic obedience and scent sport training. This is a small facility with two training floors and an encouraging attitude.
- Bella Vista Training Center in Lewisberry, PA (https://bvtrainingcenter.com/), which offers all sorts of performance classes (agility, obedience, rally, tricks, and so on) and has a huge building that is fully climate-controlled.
- Obedience Training Class of Harrisburg (OTCH) in Mechanicsburg, PA. See https://otchpa.com/. The club hosts events in addition to holding classes on two training floors. Classes are very reasonably priced, at least in part because all the instructors are members who volunteer their time.
Also housed in this building is Dog T.A.G.S., a program that helps veterans train their own service dogs. (https://www.dogtagsprogram.org/)
- Dandy Dog Training outside of Newville, PA (http://dandydogtraining.com/). Joan Dandy, the owner, and her staff offer basic obedience through advanced obedience, agility, tricks, and other classes. Indoor training floors with foam matting.
- Breakaway Action Dogs in Frederick, MD (https://breakawayactiondogs.com/) is a big facility, with an agility-sized arena in one building and a large room with matting for obedience and other training in the building next door.
- My K9 Buddy in Westminster, MD (https://myk9buddy.net/). Instructors have titled their dogs at the highest levels in their preferred sports and the owner was once a competitor at U.S. Nationals in Agility.
- Dog Owners’ Training Club of Maryland in Westminster, MD (https://dotc.org/wp/), the second-oldest obedience club in the US.