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Obedience, Agility, Dog Sports

This page is designed to promote obedience, agility and other dog sports in Montana. Send all notices about obedience, agility, herding, tracking, flyball, fun matches, trials, seminars, etc. for consideration to Dianne at di@montanapets.org For local class schedules, scroll to the bottom of this page and contact the trainers in your area.

Yellowstone Dog Sports in Red Lodge offers ongoing workshops, seminars and a variety of events too numerous to list individually so check out the calendar! There's on-site accommodations too.

Rattlesnake Avoidance Clinic: Three Forks
Saturday, July 10th, 2021. 9am – 11am
Directions: From I-90 take exit 287 near Three Forks. Drive east on the frontage road north of the freeway. Turn left on Trident Rd. (paved). Turn right on Carpenter Rd. (gravel). The training is on your right in about ½ mile. Parking on edge of Carpenter Rd.
FMI: Todd Breitenfeldt: 406-498-5236 Montana Brittany Club
See also: montanabc.org
No need to call for reservations, just come on out. All breeds welcome.
No photos/videos.
Cost: $40/dog, rechecks $20, Montana Brittany Club members $30.

NADAC Agility: Whitefish
July 16/17/18, 2021
Glacier Chasers, Whitefish, MT.
FMI: Carol Scranton myquickpaws@gmail.com

BHA BarnHunt Trials: Arlee
July 23/24/25, 2021
Montana K9 Sports, Arlee, MT. Details TBD.

NADAC Agility: Livingston
Aug. 13/14/15, 2021
Galloping Dog Agility Club
FMI: Tere Hamburg tere.hamburg@gmail.com or Galloping Dog Agility Club

AKC Tracking Tests (TD/TDX): Missoula
Aug 15, 2021
Big Sky Tracking Dog Club of Montana
University of Montana
FMI: Teressa Keenan or Pia Paulsen, piapaulsen@gmail.com or rioghailclan@gmail.com or www.bigskytracking.org/index.html

NACSW Scent Work Trial, ORT: East Helena
Aug. 15, 2021
East Helena City Hall
Premium soon at noseworkbreakfastclub.com

NASDA Trials: Billings
Aug. 20, 2021
Billings K9 Coaching, Billings, MT. Details TBA.

AKC Agility: Corvallis
Aug. 27/28/29, 2021
Big Sky Tracking Dog Club of Montana
FMI: Catherine LeCours agilityaddict@live.com or Julie Chapman, 406-546-2636, julie@JulieTChapman.com

AKC Farm Dog, CGC and Tricks: Arlee
Aug. 21/22, 2021
Montana K9 Sports

AKG Agility: Missoula
Aug 27/28/29, 2021
In conjunciton with FVKC, Big Sky Tracking Dog Club of Montana
FMI: Ellen Calnan for opening/closing dates, redtileservices@gmail.com or Emmy Ibison, emmyndave@gmail.com

NASDA Trials: Arlee
Aug. 27&30, 2021
Montana K9 Sports & Redwood Ratters, Details TBA.

BHA BarnHunt: Arlee
Aug. 28/29, 2021
Redwood Ratters & Montana K9 Sports, 2 days, 4 trials. Closes Aug. 20.
Day of entries accepted if room. Laurie Cowhig, 707-206-8901 RedwoodRatters@gmail.com or redwoodratters.com

BHA Barn Hunt Demo: Ravalli County Fairgrounds
Sep 4, 2021

AKC Obed/Rally: Gt. Falls
Sept. 4/5, 2021
AKC Obed/Rally (2 trials each day)
Great Falls Dog Training Club, Montana Expo Park
FMI: Catherine LeCours, 406-227-1131, agilityaddict@live.com and www.greatfallsdogtraining.org

NADAC Agility: Livingston
Sept. 17/18/19, 2021
Galloping Dog Agility Club
FMI: Tere Hamburg tere.hamburg@gmail.com or Galloping Dog Agility Club

AKC Fast Cat: Great Falls
Sept. 18/19, 2021
Electric City Kennel Club, Montana Expo Center
Closes Day of Event
FMI: Shannon DeMarco, 406-899-1574, renaissancedobermans@outlook.com or www.electriccitykennelclub.com

AKC Obed/Rally/Confirmation: Gt. Falls
Sept. 18/19/20/21, 2021
Big Sky Cluster, Kalispell DC & Electric City KC, Great Falls, MT.
BaRay 360-755-7086, dogshows@barayevents.com

AKC Obed/Rally/Confirmation: Helena
Sept. 23/24/25/26, 2021
Round Up Cluster, Gallatin DC & HMKC, Helena, MT.
BaRay 360-755-7086, dogshows@barayevents.com

NADAC Agility: Helena
Sep. 24/25/26 2021
Arf and Running Agility
FMI: Susan Suter at sophiels@msn.com or arfandrunningagility.com

NACSW Scent Work trials: Bozeman
Oct. 2/3, 2021
NW3/NW2, The Canny Canine. Gallatin County Fairgrounds
carolyn@thecannycanine.com or thecannycanine.com

AKC Agility: Helena
Oct. 8,9,10, 2021
Helena Montana Kennel Club
Details TBA

NACSW ORT Trial: Helena
Oct. 10, 2021
Details TBA.

NADAC Agility: Whitefish
Oct. 15/16/17, 2021
Glacier Chasers
FMI: Carol Scranton myquickpaws@gmail.com

NACSW Scent Work trials: Bozeman
Oct. 16/17, 2021
NW3/L1C/L1V, The Canny Canine. Gallatin County Fairgrounds
carolyn@thecannycanine.com or thecannycanine.com

Kennel Clubs, Training Clubs, & Classes:

Billings/Laurel/Red Lodge/Molt area

Yellowstone Dog Sports teaches private and group lessons for all levels of agility.
Contact Tammi Daniel at tarch319@gmail.com or (605)391-7054 for more information.

Service Canines of Montana Service Canines of Montana trains Service Dogs for people with disabilities. We will find you a dog, or train most owned dogs. We will also do private dog obedience lessons.
FMI: call Deb Bouwkamp, 628-9852 or EM to sercom19@outlook.com

Agility taught by Jennifer McCandles: agility classes, puppy confidence classes, and manners classes at the Animal Lodge Pet Resort.
FMI, EM to jmccandl@usadig.com

Billings K9 Coaching offering barn hunt practice, agility classes and fun matches, outdoor facility, open April through October.
FMI: Pamela Horner teampanda2@yahoo.com

Kritterkare's Paws-a-tively Canine! offers group classes for puppies to adults. Year round classes offered include HeadStart for all ages, Puppy Kindergarten, Basic, Intermediate and Advance training. Freestyle/Heel to Music, Rally-O and Conformation classes are offered also during the winters. Puppy Pre-Agility, Agility Foundation Ground Work and Herding Foundation are offered during the summers. In-Home Behavior Counseling and Private Lessons are available for dogs, cats and other pets. Contact Helene Tiefenthaler, CPDT, IAABC Assoc., APDT Professional at kritterkare@cablemt.net or call (406) 628-6140.

Real Terms Dog Training
Real Terms Dog Training Solutions: Offers group classes focusing on basic manners, socialization, tricks and specific behaviors like a recall or loose leash walking, all using positive reinforcement and clicker training. I do private training sessions to work with reactivity, separation anxiety, behavior modification, and obedience. I enjoy building up confidence in shy or fearful dogs, and I have experience working with newly adopted shelter dogs.
FMI: Rachel Tremis realtermsdogtraining@gmail.com


Galloping Dog Agility Club
Agility Classes all levels. Contact Renee Gaugler rgaugler@firsthorizon.com or call (406)-580-7397.

Paws and People Dog Training Business
Building a better relationship through positive training. We offer Puppy Socialization, Group Classes, Privates and Consultations. All classes are clicker based, were we learn communication instead of domination.
Contact Nancy Tanner at nancy@pawsandpeople.com

K9FUNdamentals: offers Puppy Kindergarten, Foundation Skills for Agility and Competition,and Family Manners classes in the Bozeman area. Learn how dogs learn through a balanced approach to training that emphasises motivational training using play, treats and toys. Make learning fun and rewarding for both partners while building a foundation for competition or companionship. Contact Sami Jones at lodestar@mcn.net or call (406)-388-1047.

Anduril Dog Training & Boarding: offering community obedience classes. Contact Rob & Cara Greg Greger at RobGreger@AOL.COM or call (406)-585-7817.

Bozeman Agility Classes: taught by Nancy Creel: Tuesdays and Wednesdays. Contact Nancy Creel at nmcreel@bresnan.net or call (406)-522-7748 to see if there are openings in classes.

GotDog? LLC NADAC santioned club offering NADAC trials, classes, seminars and workshops.
FMI: Jeannie Biggers (406) 580-8098 or jbiggers@gotdogagility.com

Vom Mutigen Haus Dog Training
FMI: Davina K. Schoen vmh1dogtrainer@gmail.com

Happy Hounds Training, Inc. offers many different types of group classes to meet the needs of most dogs. Private consultation packages are also available for specific behavioral issues. Check out our current schedule on our website to see when classes are offered. Read more about our classes focused in: Puppy I, Puppy II, Adolescent/Young Adult Dogs, CGC, Agility (beginning through competition levels), Scent, Barn Hunt, Therapeutic Agility for the Reactive Rover and more. All classes are taught using positive teaching methods to create confidence and support successful behaviors in our canine pals. Business owner, Linda Lyon, is a CPDT-KA certified trainer.
FMI: www.happy-hound.com
FMI: Linda Lyon at (406) 683-2878 or llyon99163@yahoo.com

ASC of Montana (the Montana affiliate) of the Australian Shepherd Club of America (ASCA®), is a breed club for Australian Shepherd fanciers, trainers, competitors, and breeders. The objectives of our club are to promote the natural qualities of Australian Shepherds and provide educational and competitive opportunities for their owners. We sponsor educational events as well as dog competitions and dog shows. With the exception of conformation shows, our activities are open to all breeds. Club members have access to various dog training resources, activities and facilities all across Montana. Our members live all over the state. If you have an interest in Aussies or dog sports and would like to know more, you may visit our website at ASC of Montana

Great Falls

Great Falls Dog Training Club is an all breed obedience club licensed by the AKC serving North Central Montana.

Electric City KC The Electric City Kennel Club is an All-Breed Conformation and Obedienc Club licensed by The American Kennel Club.

Russell Country Dog Training Club is an all-breed obedience club licensed by the United Kennel Club.
FMI: Corine Lindhorst, (406) 454-3598 or hiplain@mt.net

2++Dog Training
Nicki Arndt (Arndt Racing and Dog Training) 406-369-0707
Inge Goetz-Cordova (Potential Unleashed Dog Training) 406-529-1574
We each have our individual business where we do private training to meet a variety of needs of the pet owner and then we teach classes together under 2++ dog Training.
We both are Certified Per Dog Trainers and have many years of experience in a variety of training environments.inge@goetz-cordova.com


Helena Montana Kennel Club, Inc.
Check the HMKC website for information on obedience/agility classes taught by the HMKC.
FMI: call Caroline at 406-227-6945.

Arf and Running Agility Club: NADAC

Adele Delp: Obedience EM to delp@mt.net Website: www.caninefit.com

Kim Gould: Obedience/Agility Group Obedience, Private lessons, Beginning/Advanced pet classes and Novice Competition Obedience. CGC Classes: to prepare & earn your Canine Good Citizen certificate
Therapy Dog Classes, Tricks Classes
FMI call Kim at (406)-439-8858 or EM to dogtrainer@mt.net for complete class schedules.

Custom Canines: Rachelle Timmer
Specialty training including service dogs for the hearing impaired, mobility impaired, and diabetic alert dogs. I also do scent work and tracking dogs. Email for flyer.
FMI: 406-459-2901 Custom_Canines@yahoo.com

Kalispell/Flathead Valley Area

Anything's PAWSable Dog Training
Positive Reinforcement Training: Puppy & Pet Dog Manners classes, Conformation, Rally-0, Agility, Behavior Modification, Bite Prevention education, AKC-GCG classes/testing, Tricks. Group and private lessons available Certified Karen Pryor Academy trainer, Animal Behavioral College Mentor Instructor, APDT, PPG, Family Paws & Doggone Safe Bite Prevention educator.
FMI: Debi Buchholz debi@anythings-pawsable.com or call (406) 270-5382.

Darcy's Dog Obedience and Good Manners Classes
Regular group classes in Dog Obedience and Good Manners. Classes focus on socialization and positive reinforcement.
Darcy is a a certified CGC tester. Private lessons also available.
Call 406-752-4460 or EM to Darcybob@centurytel.net

Northwest Pet Partners
FMI contact Vicki Lee at 406-218-8202 or barknk9s@yahoo.com

Montana K9 Safety is a training organization dedicated to providing the most comprehensive, innovative and realistic K9 Emergency Medical Response and CPR training for pets. Our training courses are specifically designed for pet owner, sporting dog enthusiasts, veterinary and animal professionals, pet care professionals, animal shelter workers, emergency first responders, municipal employees and anyone else that genuinely cares about animals.
FMI: Office: 406-885-0437 or info.montanak9safety@gmail.com


Five Valley Kennel Club is an AKC All-Breed Club sponsoring conformation, rally, lure coursing, obedience, agility and carting. FMI see our website.

Private Handling Lessons & Litter evaluations: by Susan Lassila of Shadowalk Kennels in Stevensville
FMI: susan@shadowalk.com

A Rover Runs Through It (ARRTI) is an agility club that owns a full set of equipment, trains together, and holds several trials a year. Guests and visitors are always welcome, and new members as well! FMI visit their website.

Treasure State Dog Training is offering obedience classes using "individual" appropriate methods. Puppy, Beginner, CD Prep, Rally and CGC Classes are available. FMI: Erin Barr treasurestate_dogtraining@yahoo.com or cell phone (406) 239-2379.

Generation Canine: offers group classes and private lessons for dogs of all ages. Check the website for a complete list of classes or a schedule.
FMI: contact Lora O'Connor at (406) 543-2633 or e-mail to generationcanine@yahoo.com

Beginning and Advanced Tracking Classes are available in Missoula. Group classes as well as private and semi private lessons are available. FMI contact Teressa Keenan at 406-721-3309 or email to rioghail@msn.com

Dog Training Solutions
My goal is to improve your ability to communicate with your pet while teaching a variety of practical behaviors that make life for both of you more enjoyable.
FMI: contact Brian Haller at (406) 370-4481 or e-mail to brian@mtdogtraining.com

Miles City

The Controversial Canine
FMI: Erika Phillips (406) 421-5539 or e-mail to lephillips@rangeweb.net


Therapy Pet Skills Classes Beginners (Dogs and Cats)
Therapy Pet Skills Classes Advanced (Dogs only)
Canine Good Citizens Classes and Testing
Delta Society Pet Therapy Parnters Evlauations
Classes available in Missoula, Polson, Kalispell
FMI contact Vicki Lee at 406-218-8202 or barknk9s@yahoo.com

St. Ignatius
All Dogs Training and The MT Dog Ranch. Offering quality, low stress boarding at our unique facility in the Mission Valley. Pick up and delivery service is available from Missoula to Polson. Also offering private lessons from puppies to adult dogs with problem behavior. Lessons in your home or at the Dog Ranch. You can find us on the web at MT Dog Ranch.
FMI: Sarah Gibson at sarah@alldogstraining.biz or call 406-327-7996.


Riverbend Agility Dogs offering basic and advanced obedience, puppy classes, agility, Rally-O as well as behavioral counseling, boarding and training programs. Contact Jackie Loeser, CPDT at jackie@blackdog.cc or call (401)-381-1945.

Smakwater and Sprezzatura is a full service kennel, providing professional dog boarding, training,and conditioning for all medium to large breed dogs. We specialize in basic obedience training for both the companion dog and sporting / hunting dog. In addition, we offer advanced training for those who are interested in more precise and demanding tasks. Please visit our web site learn more about us.
FMI: Laura at webmail@smakwaterandsprezzatura.com or call 406-207-3515.


Just Fur Fun Dog Sports offers group classes and private lessons for dogs of all ages, from beginning classes to the most advanced classes in obedience and agility. Classes focus on socialization and positive reinforcement motivational training using play, treats and toys. Bring your naughty dogs here!!! FMI: Dawn Sandberg at (406)-822-3294 or email: JustFurFunDogs@aol.com

Thompson Falls

Huckleberry Hounds
Obedience, Rally, and Agility have arrived in Sanders County!
Classes held Tuesday nights at the high school thru spring, summer and fall. Absolute beginners start with DOGGY BOOT CAMP, a 3-week class for $40. After that, drop-in classes in advanced manners and the dog sports mentioned above are FREE. Classes taught by a professional trainer with many titles and 20 years' experience in training and dog behavior. For more info, call Jan Manning, 406-827-6385, or email: thedogtalker@blackfoot.net


Hot Cha Kennels
Classes in attention, basic and advanced obedience, tracking, and weight pull. Email for complete class listing.
FMI: Contact Joni Muir Joni@hotchakennels.com or call 406-642-6333.