Our competition obedience classes are different than a traditional 8-week obedience class. Our classes do not have a beginning and an end. Classes 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, 6:30 pm with Jeannine


  • Thursday, 11:30 am with Jeannine

Wednesday Night, Rent-A-Ring

Each ring will be available for rent by appointment only. Other days/times may be available however classes and private lessons take priority.

Because this is a rental, handlers must stay within their time slot. Please clean up the space after use and be ready to vacate the ring after your time.

To book your ring time(s), contact Jeannine at


$20 an hour per ring (one handler)

Open Ring $10 each additional handler (same ring)


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 (updated 2/29/20): 3/28/20, 4/11/20, 4/18/20, 5/2/20, 5/9/20, 5/16/20, 5/23/20 and 5/30/20

This class builds on the behaviors learned in Basic Obedience and Etiquette and prepares the dog and handler for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test.  From the AKC website: The CGC Program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership and basic good manners for dogs. Our CGC class is taught using praise and reward but places more responsibility on the dog.   If the team is ready, the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test is offered at completion of the class.

For details contact Deb Sangrey,

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

Dates for the next session (updated 2/29/20): 3/28/20, 4/11/20, 4/18/20, 5/2/20, 5/9/20, 5/16/20, 5/23/20 and 5/30/20

Do you take your dog for a walk, or does he take you? When you call your dog to come, does she come flying to you, or does she toss her head, laugh, and take off in the opposite direction? Maybe your dog greets people at the door with barking or by jumping up on the visitors. These and other problematic behaviors can be changed with the right approach. Basic Obedience and Etiquette is a class taught in a positive way, using treats and verbal praise. All exercises are broken down into small steps so that both owners and their dogs can have success.

This class teaches common behaviors such as sit, down, come, and walking on a loose leash in a way that gives the dog enough information to figure out what is expected, and then he is praised and rewarded when he successfully completes the behavior.

However, this class is also designed to identify and resolve undesirable behaviors such as excessive barking and lack of self-control. Basic Obedience and Etiquette can even help dogs overcome shyness or fear by building their confidence.

For details contact Deb Sangrey,