FPO&TC offers classes taught by our volunteer members at a variety of levels. The classes offered in any given session
are based on the demand for them from our members and from the public. Here are some examples of the types of classes that may be
offered in a given session. Please note that demand for classes is often great and they fill quickly, so we may not always have room
in the next available session.
- Pet Manners. This is a pet manners class for the public, for dogs at least 5 months old.
The focus of this class is on building a relationship between dog and handler while learning some basic obedience skills such
as politely walking on a leash, coming when called, acceptance of handling, emergency down and a sit stay. Other skills are touched
on, but the focus is on solidifying the basics.
- Introduction to competition. This is a class for graduates of pet manners
classes. The focus of this class is on improving focus, precision and body awareness while introducing formal Obedience and Rally
skills including focused heeling, recalls, finishes, stand for exam, group stays and introducing foundation skills for advanced exercises.
- Advanced competition classes for experienced handlers. These classes are customized to the level of the students, teaching and
problem solving exercises from the Novice, Open and Utility levels of Obedience.
For more information on registering for classes,email
An outdoor summer practice. Classes are held in the Sept - June indoors at the CRA at Lewis Park