The Facility

Orchard Hills Traning Center is the newest and largest dog training facility in the eastern Pennsylvania area. The centerpoint is a unique structure of galvanized triple coated "Gatorshield" steel trussed frame covered with Duraweave II coated fabric, white translucent roof membrane, outside dimension 107' wide x 150' long. But you'll notice that the sides of the fabric roll up making it comfortable and airy in the heat of summer. In the winter, radiant propane heat makes the facility comfortable in no time.

Inside, there is an agility training area approximately 95'x95'. This area is covered with Sprinturf® -- latex artificial turf with rubber pellets. This is the same turf the Philadelphia Eagles train on. The Sprinturf artificial turf system looks, feels and plays like natural grass – but it is safer and far more durable. From the Ultrablade™ synthetic turf fibers and 100% clean all-rubber infill that you land on, all the way down to the drainage system that keeps you dry, Sprinturf uses the highest quality components. It’s safer, stronger, softer and more natural than anything else on the market.  Sprinturf fields consistently simulate natural turf in pristine condition. 

The structure exterior

Our Duraweave II fabric covered structure is 107' wide and 150' long. Note the rolled up fabric opening on the side. Below is the view from the inside.

In the front end of the structure is 40'x80' area covered with rubber matts, suitable for obedience, breed, rally or other similar type of training. It can be used for crating and set up tables during agility trials.

Inside structure with side opened
Inside front of facility

In addition, there are two outside agility training rings, fully equipped, 100' x100'. Both of the fields are lit, and there is plenty of parking.

Outside Agility Fields
Sheep in pen with structure in background

Of course we have plenty of sheep to keep even the smartest of herding dogs busy. This place has something for everybody and everybody's dogs.


Panorama Interior of our 120' x 150' Hoover steel building.

Our second building is also designed for agility and other dog sports. This Hoover metal building has a clear span, so there are no posts in the interior of the building. Total size is 18,000 sq. ft., 120' x 150' interior dimensions, with 15,000 sq. ft. surfaced with Sprinturf. The agility ring is approximately 100' x 120', with another 100' x 40' available for crating during events. This building is fully heated and has four, 20' sliding doors for ventilation. Click here to see more pictures.

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Orchard Hills Training Center
Bella Vista Lane, Barto, Pa 19504
Beverly Melcher
Phone (610) 845-7022
Fax (610) 845-0722
Email: GRushTes@aol.com