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Dedication

DEDICATED TO THE MEMORY OF GEORGE W. MELCHER SATURDAY, AUGUST 23, 2003 

About Orchard Hills Training Center

All levels of obedience from beginner to open and beyond All levels of agility, from Foundation to Excellent competition, Puppy Kindergarden, Tracking and Rally-Obedience. We have experienced instructors in every course we teach. We run courses year round, with 2 - 15,000sq.ft. facility heated and large overhead fan for summer ventilation .

Our Instructors

Beverly Melcher

Owner

Beverly has been Raising German Shepherds and training dogs since the mid 70’s, She has numerous titles on each of her Shepherds. She trained for the Tri-County Dog Obedience Club, The Lehigh German Shepherd Dog Club, is a member of the G.S.D.C.A., D.V.G.S.D.C, L.G.S.D.C, APDT.

Beverly’s most advanced dog, “GEOBEVS HAPPY-GO-LUCKY,” has an obedience title, CD, a herding title HT, agility tides in Masters Excellent Standard, and Excellent in Jumpers with Weaves, also giving her the prestigious award through the German Shepherd club of America “P.A.M.” Performance Award of Merit. Happy, now retired from breeding and agility, still enjoys hanging with everybody and doing agility and herding.

Beverly is currently competing in all levels of agility. German Shepherd, “Arizona,” just got her Masters Excellent Standard in ARC. Arizona also has a Masters Excellent in Jumpers, and a CD. Beverly is also competing presently with two of Tess’s pups fathered by Rush, Treasure and Diamond are competing at the open level. Another German Shepherd, “Journey,” is competing at the Novice B Standard and Open Jumpers with Weaves.

Mary Ellen Barry

ALL LEVELS OF AGILITY

Mary Ellen has a B.S in Accounting from the University of Scranton and was a CPA for 3 years in one of the big firms and then spent another 9 years in private companies as accounting manager and controller. In 2003, she was laid off and spent the summer teaching dog agility to help make ends meet while she looked for another job. She enjoyed it so much that she didn’t think she could go back to the corporate world and she’s been teaching agility full time ever since.

Mary Ellen’s popularity as a seminar presenter and instructor has grown due to her ability to break things down for students and explain and clarify concepts. She has an excellent eye and is able to pinpoint simple training exercises for handlers to work on at home to improve coursework.

Mary Ellen has been involved in dog training for 15 years. She’s earned an ADCH with 3 border collies, 14 year old Zoe, 9 year old Fizz (who earned her ADCH before her 3rd birthday) and 5 year old E-Z. Fizz and Mary Ellen represented the USA at the 2006 IFCS World Championships in the Netherlands where they earned 6 placements including 3 Gold Medals. They represented the USA again at the 2008 IFCS World Championships in Belgium. She’s currently competing with Fizz and E-Z as well as her 2 year old Fizz daughter, Maizy.

Mary Ellen has taught seminars and camps throughout the U.S and Canada.

Sharon & Karen

ALL LEVELS OF OBEDIANCE

Dog Training Strategies

Communicate With Your Dog

Feel More Confident!

All Levels of Obedience 

Puppy Kindergarten

Puppy Star Program

AKC Canine Good Citizenship

Rally Classes

Sharon Senkow- (267)446-9952

Karen Galli– (610)-955-5248

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Contact Information

Beverly Melcher (Owner)
Phone: 610-845-7022
Email: grushtes@aol.com

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45 Bella Vista Ln, Barto, PA 19504