Karen Scheiner – Obedience, Rally & Handling lessons


Karen has been involved in training dogs for more than 30 years.  She is an AKC conformation judge as well as an AKC obedience judge. She has been a CGC evaluator for over 20 years, and is also an ATT (AKC Temperament Test) judge and an ACT (agility) judge.  Karen serves on the board of directors for Burlington County Kennel Club, the Dachshund Club of NJ, and the Poodle Obedience Training Club of Greater NY.

 Once a practicing attorney, Karen now devotes herself full-time to training and showing dogs and has never looked back. Her toy poodle has successfully competed in Obedience and Agility, earning top titles of CDX, UDX and MACH3. Her dachshunds, most of whom are also breed champions, have the rare distinction of earning CDX and UD titles in obedience, as well as MACH and PACH in agility.  Karen’s dogs have been nationally ranked in their breed and have competed at the AKC Agility Invitationals. In her “free” time, Karen also enjoys competing with her dogs in Scent Work and Fast Cat.

 To her credit, Karen was recently selected by the AKC and interviewed for a feature article promoted on its website. You can read more about her by following this link:


 Karen is very passionate about training dogs, and she loves what she does. Her approach is to keep it upbeat and positive, by using a lot of games and toys in the process.  Always keep your dog wanting more!  A happy dog is a great teammate.

 Karen offers private lessons and classes in Obedience and Rally; private lessons can be arranged for Conformation Handling instruction.

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Our Training Center:

The Building:
10 Tidswell Ave. Medford, NJ 08055 Note: Please do not send mail to this address. See mailing addresses below.
Located in the Historic Village of Medford. Our 6000 square foot building space is 50 x 120. This size space with our custom made portable privacy ring barriers makes it easy for us to offer one large agility ring or both an agility class and an obedience class at the same time. Our rings are well lighted and heated in winter and well ventilated with large garage doors on three sides and large fans in summer. Our crating room is airconditioned so your dog can cool off between training sessions. Quiet safe location off major highway with plenty of paved parking and grassy areas to walk your dog around the entire building.

Our Ring Surface:
We have chosen the best! Field Turf with a rubber infill. This is considered by most experts to be the best possible surface for shock absorption and traction for both the handler and canine athlete. 

Classes Offered:
Dog Training classes are offered in Agility, Obedience, Rally, Puppy and Breed Show Handling. Additional classes will be coming soon.
See list of classes and instructors by clicking on the links above. 
Ring Rentals: 
Our rings are available to rent when not in use. Please email us for availability. 
50 x 90 Agility Ring with equipment: $40.00 per hour, $30.00 for 3 or more hours.
50 x 30 Obedience Ring: $25.00 per hour, 20.00 for 3 or more hours.
Weekend Whole Day Rentals:
Saturdays:50 x 120 Entire Ring Space: $450.00 up to 10 hours.
Sundays: 50 x 120 Entire Ring Space: 350.00 up to 9 hours, must finish by 5:00pm.
Two Day Weekend Rental: 750.00 

There is a $10.00 fine for any canine that has an accident inside the building. This will be strictly enforced.
This building is electronically monitored. Must leave rings as you find them.

MAILING ADRESSES: Note: we do not receive mail at the building site!

Send all class Applications to:
Pinelands Dog Training Center
c/o Diane Harrington
848 Jacksonville Mt. Holly Road
Bordentown,NJ 08505

Send All Seminar Payments To:
Pinelands Dog Training Center
c/o Susan Bintliff
286 Hapete Trail
Medford Lakes, NJ 08055