Up Front Dog Training Center

     at very reasonable rates
Contact Terri@upfrontdogcenter.com

or text at 609-758-7773

Up Front Dog School provides basic Dog TrainingCompetition Obedience, Rally, Agility TrainingTherapy Dog Program,  Scent work, Tracking and puppy training, 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,  scent work 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-Home dog behavior modification. 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.

Building rental is  available to host your event. Our Building is 7300 square feet which is fully matted with heat and air conditioning. Half day and full day rentals. 

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…

  • 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 Online Form
  • Rally Run Thru’s –
  • Agility Run Thru’s
  • Agility Training Events
  • Hosting AKC Trials – see Events page for info and links to
    2023 Obedience Trial Premiums and Rally Trial PremiumsCanine Good CitizenWe now offer Beginner 2/Canine Good Citizen (CGC) classes. The class is open to purebred and mixed breed dogs. The CGC test will be given during the last class of the session. Those passing the test will receive an official certificate from the American Kennel Club, and are eligible to have “CGC” after their name. The AKC’s Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior.
Obedience Match
  • Online Dog Match Registration Form now availableClick Here

Class Schedules:

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
  • Tricks Classes
  • Tracking
  • Scent work


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?

up-front-dog-center-dog-trainingDogs 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 Farm & 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  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.