Register for Best Buddies Beginners Dog Agility Classes

RRSF on The Travel Channel

Carolyn Wilki at Raspberry Ridge Sheep Farm, 2167 Lake Minsi Drive, Bangor, PA, 18013
And Fran Dickenshied Kramer, owner, Common Sense Canine Behavioral Training
(570) 424-2219
610-LUV-LAMB (610 588-5262) Fax: 610-588-6527

Call to schedule 2020 classes. Fran at 973-953-7592 or

1st Class will be an Orientation. This is the only meeting during the 1st week.
You can attend the 1st week Orientation during one of the times below:
* Monday Evening at 7-9:30 pm (or)
* Wednesday Evening at 7-9:30 pm (or)
* Saturday Morning at 8:45-11:30 am
-- Dogs should not attend orientation. Dog parents attend only.

*** The remaining five (5) classes will meet at the day and time of the session for which you sign up.

BEST BUDDIES DOG AGILITY CLASS is open to a limited number of dogs (6). The use of positive reinforcement is emphasized in all training because it works, it's fun, & it is the kind of training used to train killer whales and grizzly bears. It works on dogs, too! Besides teaching your dog to feel comfortable with the agility equipment and to hit the "contact zones," Raspberry Ridge is unique in spending time to teach both you and your dog to pay attention to one another. We feel the habit of quality attention is a fundamental skill that needs to be taught to the dog and his/her owner. We also hope you practice at home so that eventually your dog will come when called, to sit, lie down, move away, follow the hand/direction signal, and walk pleasantly with you off or on lead-- at a basic level. Time is allowed in each class for you to ask questions.

: include an indoor obedience barn (40 foot x 60 foot room, heated), a lecture living room, 65 acres of pasture fields, fenced and unfenced.

Ages/Breeds/Health: 9 months & up, all breeds. Dog must be healthy, with useful eyesight and hearing, not lame or overweight, current on all vaccinations appropriate to age and not having been in contact with any dogs with communicable diseases within the previous 30 days.

ALSO AVAILABLE: Puppy Kindergarten (for puppies 2-6 months), Basic Pet Obedience, "Advanced Basic," AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Classes, Aggressive Dog/Difficult Dog Rehabilitation, Private Obedience Lessons, Herding Training, Competition Obedience, & Tracking; Group Classes, Private Classes, Seminars, Clinics, Camps for you and your dog, & "Fun Days."

About Carolyn Wilki... Cornell University, graduate of Bryn Mawr College, cum laude, psychology major. Herding and training dogs since 1987, teaching and writing since 1989. In 1992, her column "So You'd Like to Try Herding" won a Maxwell Award for Best Column from the Dog Writers Association of America. Besides being a nationally recognized author, Carolyn also gives seminars, clinics, demonstrations, and private classes. Trains all breeds of dogs, has trained over 100 dogs &owners to AKC herding titles, multiple high in trial winners. Lives on the farm with her sheep, Border Collies and German Shepherd Dogs, and donkey. APDT Conference Speaker and member.

Click here for more information about Best Buddies Beginners Dog Agility Classes.



Select a Session:

Fees: Main Dog & Main Handler Registration ($175) per session.
2nd Dog Same Handler ($175) per session.
Payment due for all classes, events and seminars 2 weeks before beginning of session.
All payments for classes, events and seminars are non-refundable within 2 weeks of beginning of the class, event or seminar, with exception of cancellation of the class, event or seminar by organizer.

Bed and Breakfast payment is due one week prior to check-in and is non-refundable within one week of check-in.


Please select when you will attend the orientation day during the first week.
Reminder: During the first week of class, you meet only for the orientation not at the regularly scheduled class time.

Go to top of page...

Website Questions: