Registration Policies


Class Registration
Registering for a Running Dog Ranch class is easy. Sign up on-line (see Class List) or mail in a completed class Registration Form. Upon receipt of your registration and payment, a space in the selected class is reserved. At that time, we will send or email you confirmation with a tools/materials list, if applicable. For more information on lodging see the On-Site Lodging below or visit the  The Links Page.

Class Sizes & Registration Deadlines
Classes often fill quickly, so registering as early as possible is encouraged. Registering at least two weeks prior to the class start date is especially advisable as classes without a minimum number of registrations may be cancelled. If you find a class and it’s less than two weeks prior to the start date, call us (651-206-6719) to check on class availability. There could still be an opening just for you!

Payment is due upon registration for a class. Materials fees vary and most cases, are paid directly to the instructor on the first day of class. Class registration payments must be made in US funds by cash, check or money-order, payable to Running Dog Ranch FCLC. We also accept PayPal payments.

Waiting Lists
Running Dog Ranch manages waiting lists for classes that are filled to capacity. You will be contacted if the class fills and your name is placed on the waiting list. If an opening becomes available you will be contacted again.

If we must cancel a class, students will receive a full refund of any payments made for that class. Students who cancel their class more than 14 days prior to the first day of the class will receive a refund minus a $50* cancellation fee to cover administrative costs. In recognition of the time and energy instructors invest in preparing for classes, students who cancel 14 days or less prior to the first day of the class are not eligible for a refund.

*Note: If the class fee is less than $50, no refund is allowed.

Age Information
Classes at Running Dog Ranch are designed for adults and some for students under age 18. We encourage young people to learn exciting new things so, instructors set the minimum age requirements for each class. Restrictions will be noted in the class descriptions.

Effective May 1, 2015, to encourage FAMILIES to learn together, Running Dog Ranch now offers a 25% Family Discounted Tuition for children (ages 15 and under) attending with an adult. If a child age 15 and under can and does attend a class alone (as indicated by the instructor), this discount does not apply. Discounts do not apply to materials fees (paid as part of the tuition total or paid directly to the instructor).

A “local discount” of 10% on tuition-cost is available to legal residents of Stockholm, Maiden Rock, Bay City and Pepin, WI. This discount does not apply to materials fees or children receiving the Family Discount. Only available with mail-in Registration Form

Discrimination Policy
In the operation of Running Dog Ranch Folk Craft and Learning Center programs, no individual or group will be discriminated against because of race, gender, national origin, age or handicap/disability.

On-Site Lodging Options 
Rustic on-site tent camping and a park model trailer are available. If you are interested in learning more about this option, please contact us when you register for your class. Also, see our Links menu for local lodging options.