Supporting Paws Foundation


Being that the COVID-19 pandemic is still a concern there are several changes to our class structure that you will need to know...

>>> No more than seven humans will be allowed in the barn at any time. Therefore, classes will consist of the instructor and a maximum of SIX students. Please DO NOT bring any extra humans to class.


>>> Since class sizes are smaller than what we normally have they will fill up MUCH faster. 


>>> In order to be able to participate, ALL humans MUST wear a mask covering their nose and mouth at the same time. 

>>> Instructors MUST wipe down EVERYTHING in the barn that was touched by humans BEFORE the next class comes in, so please help by limiting what you touch in the barn.

Downloadable registration forms are located below.

Supporting Paws generates revenue for its mission by holding dog obedience training classes.  Our instructors have many years of experience and use only positive training methods. We will have classes for the beginning - whether the dog is a puppy or an adult - plus rally obedience and agility.  


Our classes will be held on Saturday mornings and Sunday afternoons. To view the schedules, class registration form and information on becoming a Supporting Paws Supporter please click on the buttons below. Each will take you

to a their PDF forms that you can fill out and mail in to register!


The classes we offer are ...


Level 1 - Obedience For Puppies  or  Obedience For Dogs 

       These classes involves getting your dog to listen to you

and follow basic commands such as sit, stay and come.

Obedience serves as the foundation for every other type

of dog activity. Obedience For Puppies will address "puppy

issues" and introduce you to different sports like Rally 

Obedience and Agility. Obedience For Dogs will help

prepare you and your dog for the Canine Good Citizen test.



       PLEASE Click below for our Puppies Policy





Level 2 - Advanced Obedience For Puppies

(Level 1 (Obedience for Puppies) is a prerequisite)

= Puppies take a while to mature intellectually and

emotionally, so we’re offering this class to continue

building their obedience skills while acknowledging

their puppy nature.  Requirements: Puppies under

1 year of age who have completed one puppy

obedience session.

Level 2 - Advanced Obedience For Dogs

(Level 1 (Basic Obedience) is a prerequisite)


= Is for dogs who have had an obedience class and are 

interested in strengthening their skills.

Level 3 - UKC Rally 1 

(Prerequisite: At least TWO obedience classes)

= Rally obedience is a sport where the dog and handler

walk a course and perform obedience exercises that are

posted on signs throughout the course.  Students will learn

all United Kennel Club's Rally Obedience Level 1 Rally

signs and will be able to navigate a rally obedience course

with their dog (Supporting Paws is a UKC club). The great

fun of rally is that you are practicing obedience without you

or your dog getting bored! In UKC Level 1, there is some

similarity with the AKC Rally signs, but UKC rules call for a

higher standard of performance.

Level 4 - UKC Rally 2

( UKC Rally 1 is a prerequisite)

= This class will build on the skills learned in UKC Rally 1

and will introduce the level 2 signs. 

Level 2 - Canine Good Citizen (with Test) 

(Level 1 (Basic Obedience) is a prerequisite)

           The AKC's Good Citizen Award is designed to reward 

dogs who have good manners at home and in the community.

All dogs - pure breed or All-Americans - are welcome to enroll.

Dogs are required to have passed at least two Obedience classes

(Rally Obedience classes count!) at any training facility.

The class also includes the Canine Good Citizen test. 


Further information on this class is available in the brochure

link below!

Level 2 - Intro to Canine Freestyle 

(Level 1 (Basic Obedience) is a prerequisite


 Come learn how to dance with your dog – yes, it’s a dog sport! 

This class will offer beginner level moves for the sport of freestyle.  

We will look at how to train these moves and get consistent

results.  Please note at the end of class you will not have a

routine and you will not be ready to compete, this is just an

introduction class to the sport.        


The Following are additional classes that we offer from

time to time that are currently on hiatus.

Level 3 - Agility For Fun! (On hiatus for this session)

(MUST have completed 2 Levels of Obedience)

          Agility is a popular dog sport where dogs run through

an obstacle course. Fun for dogs and handlers, agility is also

a great way to build a shy dog's confidence. 

Level 2 - Therapy Dog Training 

(On hiatus for this session)

(Level 1 (Basic Obedience) is a prerequisite)

(AND Puppy MUST be AT LEAST 11 months old!)

          This class will help prepare you and your dog for a

therapy dog testing, whether it's TDI, K-Pets or Pet Partners. 

PLEASE note : no actual testing is included with this class.


Level 3 - Novice Obedience  (On hiatus for this session)

(At least 2 past Obedience classes are required as a prerequisite)

          This class will teach the exercises for traditional novice

obedience competitions. Both AKC and CDSP (Companion

Dog Sports Program) styles will be taught.


Level 3 - CDSP Novice (On hiatus for this session)

(2 Levels of Obedience is a prerequisite)


          CDSP is a great transition from Rally Obedience to

Traditional Obedience competitions - You can talk to your dog

during the exercises and even give your dogs treats in the ring

(at certain times). Exercises include a heeling pattern, figure 8

(off leash), stand stay for exanimation, recall over a jump and a

sit stay or down stay as you walk the perimeter of the ring.


Level 2 - AKC Trick Dog (On hiatus for this session)

(Level 1 (Basic Obedience) is a prerequisite)


The AKC Trick Dog Program was started in 2017 with the

idea of making training fun and exciting for both the handlers

and their pups. You can also earn Trick Dog Titles as you

successfully perform multiple tricks during the seven week

course. There are four different levels to Trick Dog, novice,

intermediate, advanced and performer. This class will mainly

focus on the novice level.

Level 2 - Intro to Dog Sports (On hiatus for this session)

(Level 1 (Basic Obedience) is a prerequisite


          Every week, students will be introduced to a different dog

sport, beginning with Tricks, then Agility, Rally, Nosework,

higher level Obedience skills, Freestyle and finally, Flyball.

This is a great way to expand your dog's world and discover

their passion!   





  Click on the names below     to meet our instructors

         2021 Printable forms        

         Click the links below        

Lisa Hetzel
Helen Knerr
Paula Barker
COMING SOON - 2021 Summer Class Schedule
COMING SOON - 2021 Summer Class Registration Form