Canine Training Classes

  • Monday, May 1, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, May 8, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, May 15, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, May 22, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, June 5, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, June 12, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, June 19, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM
  • Monday, June 26, 2023, 6:30 PM - 6:30 PM

Saratoga County 4-H is pleased to announce their Annual Canine Training Course will begin on Monday May 1st. The 8-week program is designed with the dog owner in mind and applicable for both youths and adults. Held Monday evenings, classes will cover everything from basic sit/stay to advanced tricks. This program is wildly popular and fills quickly. Registration is only accepted in the Saratoga County 4-H office with payment required. This is a first come, first served registering process with the deadline for submission being April 10th.

Participants may choose from whichever class level suits themselves and their pets best. The Beginner Obedience Class is a great introduction for handlers with canines who have never taken an obedience class. This class will cover the basics during the on-leash curriculum. The Novice level Obedience Class will pick up where the Beginner class ends, expanding with off-leash skills. There is also a youths only opportunity to take the Grooming and Handling course intended to guide youths interested in showing. Agility and Rally classes are being taught on varying levels. The Beginner Agility class is a youths only option but adults may choose to join the Advanced Agility or Beginner Rally classes. These classes will challenge the canines on equipment and apparatus.

Interested parties should register as early as possible in the Saratoga County 4-H Office, 50 West High Street, Ballston Spa, NY. They will need to provide current vaccinations for distemper and rabies by attaching a copy of records with registration. Dogs must be 4 months or older to be considered but all breeds are welcome. The course runs for 8 weeks (no class 5/29) and 6 weeks of participation are required to pass. Cost of the program is $80 for adults, $20 for 4-H Youth, $25 for Non 4-H Youth, and $20 for Youth interested in the Agility classes. Once all registration information is received the class details will be mailed.

For questions regarding the upcoming Canine Training Classes, please contact Rylie Lear-McLenithan via email or 518-885-8995. 

Click Here for fillable Registration form. Completed Registration Form Must be Received physically in the Saratoga County 4-H Office by April 10th with payment. NO PHONE AND NO EMAIL REGISTRATION ACCEPTED.




Saratoga County 4-H Training & Education Center
556 Middle Line Road
Ballston Spa, NY 12020

Last updated February 28, 2023