Bella Vista Training Center
730 Mt Airy Rd
Lewisberry, PA 17339
I-83 to Exit 32 (Newbery exit).
Northbound – At the light at the bottom of the ramp, turn left onto Rt. 382 North to Lewisberry. Go approximately 3 miles to the flashing traffic light and turn left onto Rt. 177 South toward Rossville. Go approximately 4 miles and turn right on Mt Airy Rd (across from Gifford Pinchot State Park). Continue approximately 1.7 miles to the site on the left.
Southbound – At the light at the bottom of the ramp turn right onto Rt 382 North to Lewisberry. Follow directions above.
Take Bowmansdale exit Rt. 114 towards Ski Roundtop. At traffic light at the bottom of the hill, proceed straight on South Market St. DO NOT FOLLOW 114. Continue straight about 2.3 miles on South Market St which will become North York Rd. Turn left on East Mt. Airy Rd (at Mt. Pleasant Church of God) and go approximately 4.5 miles. You will pass Ski Roundtop on the right. Continue to a “T” intersection and turn right on Pinetown Rd. Take the first left onto Mt Airy Rd. Site is immediately on the right.
Bella Vista Training Center, “Our ‘favorite-ist’ place”
If you go
- If using a GPS, use Mt Airy Rd, NOT East Mt Airy Rd
- Be prepared for a first-class experience – this is one of the best agility facilities in Pennsylvania
- Bring an extra extension cord for your RV if staying overnight and using electric
The building sets back a little from the road. You can pull up to the building and park to the right or left side – even in front of RV parking spots. As it fills up, you may have to turn around and park in the spots along the entryway. Finally, there is a turnoff to your left as you enter the drive to the building which can be used for overflow parking, dry camping if the other sites are full, or for a quieter spot for your dog.
Agility Circuits: AKC, CPE, USDAA
Date Last Visited: May 31, 2019
Recorder: Bev Mapes
- West Highland White Terrier Club of America
- Northern Virginia Brittany Club
- Dauphin Dog Training Club
- York County Dog Training Club
- Chinese Shar-Pei Club of America
- Keeshond Club of America
- American Bullmastiff Association
- Cardigan Welsh Corgi Club of America
- American Lhasa Apso Club
- Biewer Terrier Club of America
- Del-Bay Herding Club
- Keystone Vizsla Club of Pennsylvania
- Bella Rose Group (CPE)
- Bella Vista Training Center (USDAA)
- Workers can partake in light snacks, set out on a table in the annex.
- Workers receive a ticket valued at $2 which can be used to reduce cost of trial entries, classes, or products/services from on-site vendors.
- One entry is drawn from the 7 main workers per class. That person can choose an item from a special container that is worth $10 in value. This container includes cards for reduced trial entries, gas, restaurants and more.
Music is played throughout the trial except during FAST classes. It is softer during actual runs as opposed to walk-thru’s.
The owners of Bella Vista Training Center add some zest to their trials, depending on the season and their latest whims. Most of these events are limited to M/E and Premier Standard, JWW, and FAST, plust T2B classes. They include:
- A June Jamboree trial – 2019’s theme is “country” and includes:
- Special price for entering all 6 classes all 3 days
- Special awards such as $50 BVTC Bucks for the dog/handler team that earns the most points towards a MACH and towards a PACH during the 3 days
- ‘Winers’ raffle held daily for handlers that NQ
- Tuesday night cookout! Drinks, burgers & hot dogs provided by BVTC after the trial (RSVP)
- Charity Challenge – 3 days in August.
- This is an opportunity to give back to the dog community
- Each entrant agrees to donate $1 per run to one of the pre-selected charities of their choice – Bella Vista Training Center matches all donations. The three charities this year are:
- Dauphin County Dog Training Club – AKC Health Fund. These donations targeted for epilepsy and cancer research grants.
- Keeshond Club of Delaware Valley – Dog T.A.G.S. This organization helps veterans suffering from service-related PTSD or Traumatic Brain Injury train their own dogs to be certified service dogs.
- American Bullmastiff Association – ABA Health & Research Fund. Collaborates with the Breeders Ed committee of the ABA, participating in health testing and sharing knowledge with other Bullmastiff fanciers.
- Free lunch each day to all participants
- Discounted pricing if entering the same dog in all 4 classes each day
- Chance to win special team charity challenge awards, with cash prizes of $750, $500 and $250 per team!
- And even more!