Puppy Headstart is a four week class of supervised educational playtime using positive training methods. Puppies should be 10-12 weeks to start this class and no more than 18 weeks when the class ends. Puppies may also be registered for Basic Obedience.
BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS
This is an eight-week course for older puppies (12 weeks and older) and dogs (adult) without previous training or with less than eight weeks of previous training. The KCKC Basic class teaches you the principles of positive reinforcement training. You apply these principles while teaching your dog controlled walking, sit, down, stand, come, and stay. You and your dog will learn how to integrate these new skills into your day-to-day living. Problem behaviors will be addressed as needed. A certificate of completion (and a treat for your dog) will be earned at the end of this class. This class also teaches the skills needed for dogs less than one year of age to meet the requirements for AKC's S.T.A.R. Puppy program.
INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience Class or equivalent
This is an eight-week course that will strengthen and expand the behaviors learned in the Basic Training class. Teamwork between you and your dog will be emphasized as well as learning to deal with distractions on or off-leash. Many dog handler teams stay in this class for more than one eight week session. Upon successful completion of this class, your dog should be able to earn AKC's Canine Good Citizen title.
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience Class or equivalent
The KCKC Advanced class will help you to be ready for whatever is your next adventure. Do you aspire to be a therapy dog team? Are you interested in some obedience or Rally competition? Do you just need to try something different to sharpen all those skills you've learned already? This is your window to many adventures with your dog.
OPEN OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Advanced Obedience or CD title
This class preps you and your dog for entering AKC Open competition. Beginning Utility exercises will be introduced during this class, also. Class is offered when needed.
RALLY OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Basic and Practical Obedience Class or equivalent
In Rally Obedience the dog/handler team proceeds at their own pace through a course of designated stations, each of which has a sign providing instructions regarding the skills that are to be performed. Dogs registering for Rally should have the equivalent of KCKC Basic and Practical skills. For more information about Rally Obedience visit: http://www.akc.org/events/rally/
Fee: $5.00 per session or 10 punch card for $45.00
AGILITY I: AGILITY FOUNDATION
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience Class
This is the foundation class for dogs and handlers new to agility. Learn about the exciting sport of dog agility. Start building a foundation of agility skills and teamwork with your dog. Simple equipment will be introduced to build body awareness and confidence in your dog. Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
AGILITY II: OBSTACLE FAMILIARIZATION
Prerequisite: Introduction to Agility
This class is for agility dogs and handlers that have completed the requirements of the Agility Foundation class. Dogs are introduced to do all obstacles and start simple sequences of 2-4 obstacles. Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
AGILITY III: INTERMEDIATE OBSTACLES & BEGINNING SEQUENCING
Prerequisite: Obstacle Familiarization
This class is for agility dogs and handlers that have completed the requirements of the Obstacle Familiarization class. . Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
AGILITY: HANDLING AND SEQUENCING I & II
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obstacles and Beginning Sequencing
This class is for agility dogs and handlers that have passed the requirements of the Agility Obstacle Familiarization class. Handlers will learn the basic verbal and physical cues needed to get their dog through a sequence of 12 obstacles efficiently. Obstacle skills are fine-tuned for optimum performance. Dogs and handlers will stay at this level until approved by the instructors to move to the next.
AGILITY IV: ADVANCED AGILITY
Prerequisite: Handling and Sequencing II
This class is for dogs that have successfully completed Handling and Sequencing II and is appropriate for all dogs trialing in Novice as well as titled dogs. Handlers will be assigned a time to come each week to balance the classes.This class does not meet on 3rd Tuesdays.
This class is for people interested in showing their dog in breed competition for championship points. It is designed to teach handler and dog what is required to compete in dog shows. The experience is invaluable before going out to compete.
Fee: $5.00 per session or 10 punch card for $45.00
Agility and obedience are one hour in length and run for eight weeks. Pre-registration is required for all classes. Dates/times are listed above. Fees and how to register are listed below.
Conformation classes run on Wednesdays at 7:30 p.m. Fees for Conformation will be $5.00/half hour per time attended and no pre-registration is required. Cards for ten 1/2 hour sessions will be available for $45.00. No registration is needed, but current rabies information (for any dog that is over 6 months of age) must be provided at the first session attended.
A COMPLETE REGISTRATION (application, copy of rabies certificate for all dogs over 6 months, and payment) IS REQUIRED BEFORE YOU ARE GUARANTEED A SPACE IN A CLASS.
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