Not all classes are offered every session. After filling out the class interest form you will receive a follow up EMAIL within 7 days with placement information and instructions on how to accept a placement. Some classes and sessions do have waitlists and fill fast! Please make sure to check your E-MAIL for a reply. The CLASS INTEREST FORM is online HERE. If you have questions and are not ready to sign up for a class yet you can email Check upcoming class schedules on our calendar.

What classes do you offer?

How can I sign up for classes?

  1. Fill out a CLASS INTEREST FORM online HERE. The online form is NOT a guarantee of class placement, but will get you on our waiting list.
  2. You should receive a follow up from the registration coordinator as an EMAIL verifying receipt of the request within one week of your submission. Check your spam folder if you do not see one.
  3. When we have an opening, we will fill it in the order we received each request. You will receive a class offer email that will contain information about your class, noting date, time, and payment instructions.
  4. If the timeslot and payment options owrk, REPLY to accept the class spot and complete PAYMENT. If the timeslot does not work for you or you need to wait for alternative reasons, you can reply DECLINE and be placed back on the waiting list.
  5. Complete payment either by cash or check by mail or by dropping off at the location noted in the email. We also offer an online payment option via an online invoice link that will be sent out if requested.
  6. You will receive a confirmation email closer to the start of class with your class details from your instructor.

Not all classes are offered every session. If you have questions and are not ready to sign up for a class yet you can email Check upcoming class schedules on our calendar.

Who teaches classes?
All instructors of the GFDTC are volunteers who are experienced trainers and also actively compete and participate in the dog training community. They donate their time for classes, unpaid, in order to ensure that the GFDTC meets their goal of fostering opportunities for community education. Our membership competes in dog shows, agility, scentwork, rally, obedience, tricks, or just train dogs for fun. . We are people who enjoy not only training our dogs but also educating the people in our communities about effectively communicating with their dogs. 

Do I have to have a purebred dog or want to compete?
Absolutely not! Our members, trainers, and those that take classes do so for a variety of reasons. Some like to compete, but a vast majority are just looking for a fun way to interact and bond with their dog. And if you have aspirations for competition you do not have to have a pure bred dog to compete in most events. If you are looking to create a better bond with your dog or are interested in competing we have something for every dog and handler team!

When do classes start?
Class offerings vary based on volunteer instructors, but we tend to start sessions each month. Class terms vary from 6 or 7 weeks ($75) and some classes are 4 weeks ($50). Class placement is based on availability of the class and the location of each request on the waitlist. Most classes do have a waitlist of several months. Payment must be received by the specified deadline to secure your class spot.

Private LessonsWe are not currently offering private lessons at this time. $90/series of 4 – 30 minute sessions

Canine Good Citizen, AKC Trick Dog Testing, AKC Agility Course Testing (ACT), Obedience and Scentwork Trials are offered periodically. Check the Calendar for an upcoming session or email the registration coordinator at to be added to the information list when those opportunities come up!

Still not sure which is the best class for you?
Email our Registration Coordinator at for information or advice.