Up Front Dog Obedience School provides basic Obedience Training, Competition Obedience, Rally, Agility Training, Therapy Dog Program, and puppy classes, dog training with top dog trainers in New Jersey focusing on positive training for all breeds and temperament. Canine Swimming & Hydrotherapy. We specialize in building relationships between families and dogs. Our trainers have assisted hundreds of families with everything from obedience training to dog sports. We are a full-service school, offering private lessons, group classes, obedience, attention and focus, swimming, agility, rally and tracking.
Where Up Front Obedience Dogs are trained and eager to learn!
Our classes are held at our indoor heated and air-conditioned training facility with three training rings on rubber flooring. We have more to offer including a large outdoor training field and heated pool for conditioning. Also specializing in private In-Home Independence dog obedience training. We welcome all students, whether or not they ever want to show a dog in any sport, or for those who do choose to enter the fun and exciting world of dog sport, be assured that you are learning from experienced instructors who actively show and title their dogs in the sport they are teaching.
Our Pet Classes focus on “come when called on or off leash”, “sit or down when asked”. Walk beside you on a loose leash, pay attention, be well-mannered pets inside and outside the home. We incorporate behavioral understanding when working with dogs.
Obedience training is the foundation of communication between you and your dog that allows you build a stronger relationship with your dog. We teach you to train your dog so you form that strong bond. We teach more than sit, stay, down, come and heel, our dog training also involves respect so your dog is happy and will want to do what you ask of them. In agility we strive to find the balance between your dog’s play drive and his willingness to work with you – and your ability to engage your dog in a positive manner. Remember, positive training is crucial in agility.
Facility rental is also available. Our Building is 7300 square feet which is fully matted with heat and air conditioning
Obedience Matches offered for Novice, Open & Utility. Online Form. Show and Go whether you live in New Jersey, Pennsylvania or Delaware. We are an easy drive from all states.
What’s UP at Up Front…
- Up Front is pleased to announce that Diane Stout a Rally, Obedience – Non-Reg Class Judge and Evaluator for CGC Title and A.K.C. S.T.A.R Puppy Training will be teaching our Rally, Canine Good Citizen Classes and A.K.C. S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
- You can make payment for classes and ring rentals and dog matches online
- Heated Conditioning Pool for fitness and rehabilitation- Check out our hydrotherapy aquatic center. Hydrotherapy pool with adjustable swim jets. Best place for swimming for your dogs in New Jersey. See More
- Dog Match Shows The Last Saturday of the Month
- Rally Run Thru’s
- Agility Run Thru’s
- Agility Training Events
- Hosting AKC Trials – see Events page for info and links to
2016 Obedience Trial Premiums and Rally Trial PremiumsWe now offer a Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes. The class is opened to purebred dogs and mix breed. After the six week class those passing the test will receive an official certificate from the American Kennel Club. The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. By passing the 10 step CGC test you can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, “CGC” after their names. Canine Good Citizen test will be given after completion of the six week class.
- Saturday July 30th
- Saturday August 27th
- Saturday Sept. 24th
- Online Dog Match Registration Form now available. Click Here
Next set of classes begin the week of August 15, 2016 where daytime and evening training classes are available. So join us year round. Class Registration is now available ONLINE: Our Class Size is Limited and Classes fill up Fast!
- Obedience Classes
- Rally Class
- Agility Training
- Pet Training Classes
- Canine Good Citizen Class
You and your dog both deserve a happy and fulfilling relationship. Our Dog Training Center in New Jersey have classes fill up fast, so get started today and see how fun and rewarding it can be. We train you… to train your dog.
Why train your dog in obedience?
Dogs by nature are pack animals. Your dog will look at you as the pack leader. Your guidance in the leadership role in a positive manner will create confidence and create a lasting bond. Terri Kerr uses positive training and understands how to get your dog to obey your commands. Up Front Dog Center training will take your dog to new levels, getting ready for AKC obedience trials, rally and agility. Showcase your dog that you have trained and conditioned. Terri Kerr and her team of trainers will get you there. Our training is not only effective and innovative, it is fun. Achieving focus and communication for both small and large dogs in New Jersey.
Up Front Dog Center was created as more than just a business. Terri created it out of her desire for problem solving and her passion for dogs. So if you or companion are just beginning or want to compete at national levels, we have classes that will fit your needs. Up Front Obedience School and Dog Center is based in Allentown, New Jersey which is conveniently located whether you live New Jersey, or Pennsylvania formerly Upfront Farms & Dog Center
We will create a true partnership with you and your dog that will provide control and willing obedience both on and off leash! Our classes are designed to create an obedient companion that’s a joy to live with and an integral member of your family. If your dog is weak in one area (recalls, stays, etc.) don’t worry we teach individual skills in specific problem areas. Ask about our private lessons.
Dog clubs may also use the facility for small specialty events or seminars.
Gift Certificates are always available!
They make nice gifts for the dog-lover in your life for birthdays and holidays! Maybe a friend needs a gentle hint for getting their dog acceptable in polite society! Please click here to download our order form.
Obedience News: The Board voted to approve 75 changes/additions to the Obedience Regulations, effective December 1, 2015. Please click on the links below to view the regulation information: Click Here for the changes Obedience Changes What’s New 2015.. For more information go to the AKC website.