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Basic Obedience Class #1

First class in a series of six sessions...

Basic Obedience is the foundation for all other dog sports and is offered to dogs 4 months and older.  A dog that works comfortably with his handler is a much easier dog to introduce to Agility, Rally, Flyball, K9 Freestyle, etc.  In addition, a dog that knows what is expected of him/her is a much happier dog in the long run.

In this class you will learn the basic commands....

Sit
Down
Stay
Come
Heeling on a loose lead
Turns

PLUS we will continue into higher commands as the dogs progress.. leave it, recalls, wait, etc.  We also learn several exercises to enhance your dogs focus on you,

IMPORTANT:  All dogs must have all their vaccinations current including Rabies & DHLPP.  Bordatella is also recommended.  Everyone must bring a copy of your dog's records to the first class.  This copy will be filed with your registration form and kept for our insurance requirements.

We will also help prepare your dog for the Canine Good Citizen Certificate which is often your dog's first AKC title.  In addition to the basic commands, your dog also needs to learn to be comfortable around other dogs and different people.  The CGC is also a stepping stone for training your dog to become a Therapy Dog.  As with all our classes, we use the positive training method.

The class is six sessions long and requires a $60.00 donation for KCA members and $80.00 for non-members.  (the other $20 pays for your KCA membership fee until July 1, 2014)

A minimum of 3 dogs required to sign up to hold this class.

 

You will need to bring the following...

Loose fitting collar
6 ft. leash
Lots of small soft treats
Water for your dog
A copy (for KCA to keep) of your dog's up-to-date shot records

 

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  • Kathy M.

    The class was great. Lots of good information, and plenty of friendly people and dogs. Now if only Pudding was more a walker instead of an anchor (lol)!

    June 15, 2013

  • Shan and R.

    What a great bunch of dogs. (Their Moms are great, too) Hope everyone has a chance to do their homework. You dogs will progress so much faster if your do. See you next week.

    June 15, 2013

  • stacy

    I'm sorry me n Isabelle could not make it, I hurt my hand and it was swollen. Hopefully its okay to go to Next weeks class

    June 15, 2013

    • Shan and R.

      Oweee, sorry about your hand. Hope it mends quickly. Hope to see you next week.

      June 15, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    Hi Shan, So I came home and immediately went and checked my Iams Puppy food. Guess what the first ingredient is? It's Chicken, not chicken meal, or chicken by product. Just straight chicken. I can't wait to see you next week.

    June 15, 2013

    • Shan and R.

      That's great, Kathy. Don't forget your "other" homework. Puddin is a great little dog.

      June 15, 2013

  • stacy

    My name is stacy and me and isabelle will be there

    June 12, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    It sais to bring a six foot leash. Is there a specific kind of 6 ft. leash I should have? Or does the leash just need to be able to extend 6 feet? And in regards to the water, do you mean bring a bowl to serve the water in? Or do you litteraly mean bring water (there will be none for you otherwise)?

    May 24, 2013

    • Kathy M.

      Well I plan to bring both water and a bowl, so no worries.

      June 11, 2013

    • Kathy M.

      I also plan to bring not just treats, but a small selection of toys that he usually finds irrisistable if treats don't do the trick. Better to bring it and not need it, than to need it and not bring it.

      June 11, 2013

  • Jeanne T.

    Is payment due at the first class, or before then?

    June 3, 2013

    • Shan and R.

      Payment is due at the first class along with a copy of your pup's up to date shot records. The shot record will go in your file so you don't have to bring a copy if you take another class...that is, until the shots become due again. Looking forward to meeting you.

      June 11, 2013

  • stacy

    I've had my dog in beginner and intermediates at pet smart, she knows most of this except come when called. Is this still a good class for her or should I start on class 2

    June 11, 2013

    • Shan and R.

      She should start on class #1 so she can be around the other dogs. We will move as quickly as the dogs and handlers are ready to move forward. Review never hurts and that way you won't miss anything.

      June 11, 2013

  • Shan and R.

    No expandable leashes, please, they are not really safe around other dogs.

    May 24, 2013

  • Shan and R.

    A six foot leash, leather or nylon. No chain link leashes. I would suggest a halter for your dog, Kathy because she is small and young. Bring water for you and for the dog, the bowl is for your dog...lol. We usually have water but just in case, I always take my own everywhere I go. It is a good habit to get into. Bring very small soft treats and carefully check the fat content of the treats. Look for 4% to 5%. Some treats are very high in fat (Pupperoni for instance is 12%). If you need suggestions, let me know.

    May 24, 2013

  • Kathy M.

    I can't wait to learn along with Puddin.

    May 24, 2013

  • Pam

    Michael & Apollo will be attending.

    May 24, 2013

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