Training


Camp Haven Training Center is a 40x70 heat/ac rental building fully equipped with obedience, rally and agility equipment which is available for training classes and private rental.

Building Rental Prices:  $20 first hour $10 per hour for each additional consecutive hour

Training Building Schedule

Training Building Calendar Link

Drop In Utility Class

Julie Agosti will be offering a drop in Utility class Tuesday night 5:00 - 7:30 PM. This class will teach Utility level skills including, hand signals, scent discrimination, directed retrieve and directed jumping. Contact Julie at jagosti1@verizon.net or 412-653-6237 for additional information.

Prerequisites: Dogs must have earned a CD Title and have a reliable retrieve, jumping commands and refined heeling skills.  No basics such as heeling, retrieving or jumping will be covered.

Drop-In Open (CDX Level) Class

Julie will be offering a drop in competition Open (CDX level) class Tuesday nights 7:30 PM - 9:00 PM. Cost is $10.00 per class. Everyone is welcome.  For more information please contact Julie at 412-653-6237.

Prerequisites: Must be trained in basic heeling, sit, down, and come. 

Agility Classes

Agility Classes information - Contact Joanne Kerfonta at jkerfonta22@aol.com or 724-348-5837.

Beginners Agility class $60.00 pre-registration only!        

Advanced Agility Class $50.00 pre-registration only!

Pre-registration only! Classes will be held in five week sessions at the costs listed above. There are NO REFUNDS for handler/dog team missed classes. There will be make up classes due to inclement weather events, power outages, instructor availability, etc.

PrerequisitesBeginners MUST HAVE had at least two sessions of obedience classes and dogs must be at least 10 months old.

Advanced classes are for dog/handler teams that are proficient on agility equipment and intend to compete with their dog(s) at agility trials.

AKC Rally Advanced Thru Masters Class

Intermediate/Advanced Rally Class: This class will work on how to perform the signs that are in these levels and include course practice.  Drop-ins are allowed if the class has not filled. The cost for this session is $50.00 if paid in full on the first week of class or $10.00 per week.

Prerequisite: Must have an AKC Rally Novice Title or equivalent.

For more information contact Lucy at LMCCLOSKEY@LIVE.COM 

See the Training Building Calendar Page for time and dates of classes.

Puppy Kindergarten/AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy

This program is for puppies 2 months to 6 months of age.  

Puppies should be 2 months of age at the starting date of this class.  If puppy is younger than 2 months, contact me (Stephanie Barber at 412-841-1889 or trickofthetail@comcast.net) The focus is an introductory on positive training and behavior management for older puppies.  We help you to understand your dog and resolve problem behaviors.  Class content includes: focus (dog's attention focused on you through various exercises), sit, down, stand, greeting people, go to mat, recalls, and "let's go" for casual walks and an introduction to stays.  The class emphasis is on applying what is learned to real life so that you have a well-behaved pet that you cab enjoy.  This class also includes supervised off-leash puppy playtime to help develop critical social skills.

Instructor - Stephanie Barber

Contact info - (412)841-1889, trickofthetail@comcast.net or kelstrincollies@comcast.net 

Cost is $120 for a seven (7) week session.

Classes begin Saturday March 24 thru May 12 (No class on Apr. 14) at 9:30 a.m. to 10:30 a.m.

NOTE: Students that practice their skills on a daily basis will make the most progress.

 Basic Obedience Class 1 (6 months and older)

The skills learned in this class form the foundation for a well-mannered dog or for further training in sports or obedience.  This is the perfect class for a newly adopted or acquired dog, or a dog just needing a comprehensive refresher course.  Deepen your bond and gain better confidence and management strategies.  We will work on exercises specifically to assist the older dogs.  This class is perfect for dogs who have either never taken a class before, or who need to brush up on rusty skills. Qualified candidates can also test for the AKC Canine Good Citizen title, and following the completion of Basic Obedience 1 Class there will be a Basic Obedience 2 Class that will be building on known skills and teaching additional more advanced dog training skills.

Instructor - Stephanie Barber

Contact info - (412)841-1889, trickofthetail@comcast.net or kelstrincollies@comcast.net

Cost is $120 for a seven (7) week session.

Classes begin Saturday March 24 thru May 12 (No class on Apr. 14) at 11:00 a.m. to 12:00 p.m.

 Basic Obedience II

The Basic Obedience II course will help the handler develop leadership skills with their dog.  We will address dog attention through various exercises and games.  Some of our exercises include sit, down, stand, come and heel.  We strive to make our clients feel comfortable and enjoy training their dogs.

Instructors - Toni Yurkovic and Sally Tress

Contact Info - Toni Yurkovic at 412-860-7042 or email yurktoni@comcast.net  or Sally Tress at tresssj@verizon.net 

For class information or questions please call Toni at 412-860-7042        

Introductory Cost for class is $80 for a six (6) week session. 

See the Training Building Calendar Page for time and dates of classes.how to 

  Scent Work

This class will continue showing you and your dog the basics of nose work for fun and future trialing.  You will see how really good your dog's nose is.

Instructor - Lucy McCloskey 

Contact Info - 412-913-4263 or LMCCLOSKEY@LIVE.COM 

Class Info - Cost for this course is $60 for a six (6) week session. See the Training Building Calendar Page for time and dates of classes.

 Teeters and Weaves

This class will teach you and your dog the basics of how to perform the teeter and weaves in such a way that your dog will enjoy performing these execises. 

Instructor - Lucy McCloskey

Contact Info - 412-913-4263 or LMCCLOSKEY@LIVE.COM

Class Info -  Cost for this course is $60 for a six (6) week session. See the Training Building Calendar Page for time and dates of classes.