Our competition obedience classes are different than a traditional 8-week obedience class. Our classes do not have a beginning and an end. We are on going. We strive to build a solid foundation for Novice thru Utility from your first class. By teaching aspects of all levels, you learn to set goals and train for a lifetime of success from Novice to Utility. Our most basic classes teach go-outs, pre-retrieve and retrieve work, jumping and of course, heeling.

If you are new to Papillonia, we will work together to find an appropriate level, although most students begin in our Beginner Competition or Novice class. Nothing baby about our lower level classes. It is a great place to learn about our way of training and teach your dog some of the basic behaviors we rely on for all future training. If you and your dog are ready, you will be moved to the appropriate level, without waiting for the end of a traditional 8-week class.

You can start any time because our classes are run continuously. Class price is $135 every 8-weeks. Drop in rate, when approved by Jeannine, is $25 per class.

Private lessons with Jeannine are $90 per hour. Contact Jeannine by email to schedule. 

Class Schedule

Beginner Competition

  • Tuesday, 7:00 pm with Keith


  • Tuesday, 2 pm with Jeannine
  • Tuesday, 6:30 pm with Jeannine


  • Thursday, 11:30 am with Jeannine

Wednesday Night, 6:30 – 9:00 pm is open training night. Come and use the building with as many dogs as you want for $10 per handler.

We do not accept aggressive dogs at all at this facility. We recommend you find a dog behaviorist if you are having either dog on dog aggression or dog on people aggression. We need our facility to be a safe place for all dogs to work.



Private Ring Rental

$20 an hour – one ring (one handler)
$10 each additional handler (same ring)

A New Puppy and Foundation Class – Register Today

Jeannine Rash is teaching a new puppy and foundations class. The class will be held each Thursday at 10 am and begins May 3.

Learn Jeannine’s finely tuned solid foundation method to jump-start your puppy into a rewarding obedience journey. Jeannine builds excitement into each exercise that carries into many years of showing. Come learn how to teach your puppy to enjoy working through utility, attention and body awareness.

This class is perfect for puppies and is also an excellent opportunity for handlers wanting a stronger competition obedience foundation. No prior knowledge is required however this class is geared for competition obedience.

The course includes getting and holding attention, heads up heeling, proper positions for Utility signals–kickback stand, crouch down, pop up sit, backing up in each position, tricks, wait with attention, beginner jumping, go outs, tuck sit, hind end awareness exercises, beginning retrieve, lateral movement, quick heads up getting into position and more.

Jeannine is currently working on her 6th OTCH and won the 2017 Classic, Novice level. Her training experience includes all breeds from a 3-pound Chihuahua to a 150-pound Bouvier.

Papillonia Dog Training Academy (PDTA) is a large 2-ring facility, fully air-conditioned/heated with climate controlled indoor bathrooms located on acres of open walking space.

Students select PDTA, regardless of driving distance, because of Jeannine training experience, knowledge and style and the friendly and supportive training environment.

Price is $135 for each 8-week session. The class will build on skills each week. To register for this class, please email Jeannine at to secure your spot.




The following list of classes are offered at PDTA, but are not run by PDTA. Please inquire with the contact listed below the class name.

DATE/TIME: Thursday evening at 6:30pm
CONTACT: Carol Dotts
Phone: 717-862-3443

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Our Handling Class is designed to teach you and your dog about the world of dog shows. You’ll learn how to prepare for a show – what to expect in the ring, etiquette, how to stack and move your dog, how (and when) to look at the judge, show culture, etc. Join us and make you and your dog’s show career a fun experience. Walk-ins Welcome!

All dogs and puppies with up to date vaccinations are welcome.

Dogs must be people- and dog-friendly


CONTACT: Deb Sangrey

CLASS DESCRIPTION: Join us to learn more about the canine sport of musical freestyle. Freestyle is the sport that allows you and your dog to develop a routine to music that showcases the team’s strengths and skill preferences. Information will be provided on the World Canine Freestyle Organization.

This class will provide instruction on relationship games and basic freestyle moves. It will provide instruction for beginners to more advanced teams. This class will teach the basics to begin training for this sport as well as putting together a routine.

The class exercises are designed to build drive, attention, animation, and fun into all moves. It will teach the handler to recognize and focus on the dog’s strengths and how to build on them.

It is also a class that is designed to identify and solve unwanted dog behaviors. Because freestyle is designed to uniquely build competition routines, it is an excellent training tool to overcome dog behaviors such as shyness, barking, fear, and self-control.

Saturdays 2:00 to 3:00 pm


For details contact Deb Sangrey,


 Canine Good Citizen Class  – Saturdays 11:15 am – 12:15 pm

Dates for the next session: 3/10/183/17/183/24/18,  4/7/184/14/184/21/184/28/185/5/18

 For details contact Deb Sangrey,


Basic Obedience and Etiquette – Saturdays 12:30 – 1:30 pm

Dates for the next session: 3/10/183/17/183/24/18,  4/7/184/14/184/21/184/28/185/5/18

For details contact Deb Sangrey,