Q: Where are classes held?
A: All classes are held at our very own space at:
221 Commonwealth Court
Winchester, VA 22602
See MAP on our Contact Page
Q: How much do classes cost?
A: $100 for per regular seven week session. Shorter sessions and special classes and workshops are priced individually.
Q: Does that mean I pay $100 each time I come to class; or $100 for the whole 7 week session?
A: It’s just $100 for the whole seven week session, but if you WANT to pay more, we’ll gladly take more ; )
Q: Do I have to be a club member to take classes?
A: Nope. Classes are open to the general public. Please read class descriptions and download the class registration form. If you have additional questions, you can call 540-662-1664 or email us.
Q: What other things does BRTDC do?
A: Besides offering training, we host trials and testings. We also take our Therapy Dogs to nursing homes and libraries. We also participate in community activities and educational opportunities with demonstrations.
Q: Can my dog go straight into Agility?
A: Sorry, but no. We require you and your dog to take several prerequisite classes (see the Class Schedule) to ensure that you both have the proper foundation for starting agility.
Q: What is Rally?
A: Rally is a dog sport that encourages and helps build teamwork between dog and handler. Rally offers both the dogs and handlers an experience that is fun and energizing. The canine team moves from station to station and executes the exercises designated on directive signs. Teams move at their own pace, and rally was designed with the pet owner in mind, but it can still be very challenging for those who enjoy higher levels of competition.
A rally course includes 10 to 20 stations, depending on the level. Communication between handler and dog is encouraged and perfect heel position is not required, but there should be a sense of teamwork between the dog and handler. The main objective of rally is to produce dogs that have been trained to behave in the home, in public places, and in the presence of other dogs, in a manner that will reflect positively on the sport of rally at all times and under all conditions.
Q: I belong to another club. Can I attend one of your Run-Thrus?
A: Absolutely! We would LOVE to have you! Please see our Activities Calendar to see when our next Run-Thru will be.