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Professional Pet Care Services for Western PA and the Surrounding Areas Since 1960

Dog Training and Learning to Speak "Dog"

Your dog loves being part of your family, but sometimes doesn’t always understand their position in your “pack”. Training helps your dog understand what you expect of them and allows the two of you to form a strong bond and partnership.

Basic commands all dogs should know are sit, down, stay, walk nicely on a leash, come when called and leave it. We use up to date positive reward training methods and allow dogs to learn new skills at their own pace and in their own way.

Today’s society expects dogs to have social skills that allow them to participate in activities with their family such as being friendly with people, without jumping on them, knowing how to play with other dogs, and manners in the car.

We offer group training classes throughout the year and we have other training options available whenever your dog has a reason to be with us. Our training takes place in our light, airy atrium, one of our large fenced-in play yards, or our heated/ air-conditioned home-like training room.

Please Call to Discuss Our Training Options at
724-465-6120

Please fill out the following training in-take forms after speaking with us about which class is the best fit for your dog. 

Dog Training in Indiana, PA

Reserve a spot for you and your dog in one of our upcoming DOG TRAINING CLASSES. Let us help you train the dog you love and have fun doing it!

Trained dog walking on a leash

Email Us

info@conniewinterspetresort.com

Call Us

(724) 465 - 6120

Fax Us

(724) 465 - 5820

Group Training Classes

Puppy Pre-School Social Hour

Best for puppies between 12 weeks and 5 months.
Starting Soon - Call For More Info

  • Puppy Pre-School Social Hour is for new pet parents and puppies between 12 weeks and 5 months at the start of class. Puppy socialization is extremely important for a successful lifetime with a new family. Socialization is the primary goal of this course, but we also cover other important puppy stuff, such as housetraining, how and why to use a crate, walking on a lead, sit and other useful aids to grow a wonderful family pet. Class meets once per week for 6 sessions. 

    Cost is $250.00 including all training materials. Reservations required in advance.

     

AKC Puppy Star

Best for dogs 5 months or older.
Class 1: Tuesday - 9/12/2023 @ 6pm | Class 2: Wednesday - 9/13/2023 @ 6pm

  • AKC Puppy STAR is the beginning training course is for dogs who have little to no training, Dogs should be 5 months or older. Class meets once per week for 6 sessions with testing for the Puppy STAR medal at end of course. This course covers sit, down, stay, leash walking, come, how to replace bad behaviors with good behaviors and social interactions between dogs and people. 

    Cost is $250.00 including all training materials. Reservations required in advance. 


    Class 1 starts Tuesday - 9/12/23 at 6:00 pm at Connie Winters’ Pet Resort
    Class 2 starts Wednesday - 9/13/23 at 6:00 pm at Connie Winters’ Pet Resort

Intermediate Dog Skills

Best for dogs 6 months or older who need more training.
Monday - 9/11/2023 @ 6pm

  • Intermediate Dog Skills is for dogs over 6 months of age, who need more training with walking on a lead, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, and good social skills to function in today’s world. Class meets once per week for 6 sessions. 

    Cost is $250.00 including all training materials. Reservations required in advance. Prerequisite: Puppy STAR class

    Class starts Monday - 9/11/23 at 6:00 pm at Connie Winters' Pet Resort

AKC Canine Good Citizen

Best for dogs ready to handle advanced training.
Tuesday - 9/12/2023 @ 7pm

  • AKC Canine Good Citizen training course is for dogs who have passed the AKC Puppy STAR class and the Intermediate Dog skills class and is ready to move on being a dog Good Citizen dog who is ready for more advanced training and socializing. Many of our students use this course as a steppingstone for therapy work or before starting agility training. Course covers advanced training for all basic commands, field trips for social interactions and assignments to reach individual goals. Passing the final test leads to the Canine Good citizen title. Class meets once per week for 6 sessions. 

    Cost is $250.00 including all training materials. Reservations required in advance. Prerequisite: Must pass pre-entrance exam or have attended CWPR’s Puppy STAR, and Level 2 Intermediate Dog skills classes.

    Class starts Tuesday - 9/12/23 at 7:00 pm at Connie Winters' Pet Resort

Other Training Classes

Private Training Session

6 week minimum

  • Private Training Sessions are a one-on-one session with our trainer. Private sessions are useful to the pet parent who cannot commit to a weekly class or who is uncomfortable handling their dog in a group class. This is a great option for the first-time pet owner to learn how to speak "DOG", coping with the aggressive or separation anxious dog or the dog owner who wants some advanced training for therapy or service dog work.

    Cost is $360.00 for the 6-week course. Reservations required in advanced.

Introductory to Therapy Training

Must be current AKC Certified
Monday 9/11/2023 @ 7pm

  • New this fall! Due to growing interest, we will be offering an Intro to Therapy Training Class. Requirements for this class will be a current AKC Canine Good Citizen test (within 2 years) Dogs and Handlers may retest prior to starting class. Call for more information regarding testing. Class will consist of six sessions working on the social skills and training skills needed for successful therapy work as outlined by Therapy Dogs International
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