Ahhh . . . a new year. A clean slate. A chance to start over and do everything right this time.
Perhaps your new challenge comes in the form of a new dog, either a new puppy or a newly adopted rescue dog. With your new pup, perhaps it’s time to begin training. Perhaps you didn’t get a new pup, but are wanting to build on the relationship with the dog you already have
We all strive to be good pet parents, but busy schedules and competing priorities often make it hard to find time for training, exercising and bonding. But this year will be different! Consider joining one of our classes to help you become the pet parent you always wanted to be!
4 Classes Beginning THIS Week! Puppy, Tricks, Family Dog Level 1, and Family Dog Level 2.
Click on the link for more class info and details!
Location: The Smith Ranch: 11970 E. Stillwater Way, Redding CA 96003
Fast CAT Lure Coursing
This is a 100 yard dash for your dog. Your dog runs alone on the course and chases a lure tied to a motorized pulley. Great fun for you and your dog! Waiting dogs must be crated when not running. It will be hot so bring shade for you and your dog. For complete rules and entry please visit Shasta Kennel Club’s Website under the Fast CAT tab, click on the green Premium word. Pre-enter to save $$$.
Farm Dog Certification
Get Your Title in a Weekend!!! (2 Legs) 40 tests per day. Judges: Jacquie Brown, Kathy Bogue, Candi Barner, & Valerie Stevenson. See Premium under the Fast Cat tab at: Shasta Kennel Club’s Website. Scroll down to Farm Dog Certified and click on green Premium.
AKC’s CGC – Canine Good Citizen:
Get your Title/Certificate in one test; 25 tests per day.
AKC’s Community Canine CGC-A:
Get your Title in one test; 25 tests per day.
Trick Dog Titles for Novice, Intermediate and Advanced Titles:
total of 25 tests per day: Get your Title in one test! See title and trick lists online at www.akc.org/sports/trickdog and PLEASE bring your own props for tricks! We will have some items available but not all.
Intro to Hay Stack Hunting with your dog
Saturday Only from 9:00 am – 2:00 pm
Shasta Dogs will be doing “Hay Stack” which is a fun run for a rat hunt with rats safely in tubes hid in the hay. Dogs LOVE it! No title offered but fun run is great fun and practice. Learn how to read your dogs subtle cues.
CGC Testing, Trick Dog Testing, Farm Dog Certificate Testing, Fast CAT, Hay Stack Hunt, Therapy Dog Evaluation and more!
I am now an AKC Judge for Farm Dog Certificate Testing and Farm Dog Certificate Testing will be offered in coordination with Shasta Dogs at the Shasta Kennel Club’s Fast CAT racing event. I will be offering Farm Dog Testing, CGC Testing and Trick Dog Testing from 1:00 – 4:00 p.m. on June 1st and June 2nd. Candice Barner, another AKC CGC evaluator and Farm Dog Judge. Check out the video below on the AKC Farm Dog Certified Test:
And because we now have 2 Farm Dog Judges, we are so excited to offer this new opportunity in our area for you to get your Farm Dog Certificate Title. For this title, each dog must do the Farm Dog Test twice, under 2 different judges, so it is feasible to get your Farm Dog Certificate Title at this event!
Directions: Take I5 to Bowman Road, go 3 miles west, right on Evergreen and left on Eighmy. 1.5 miles on the left is a large gate with Tyson Ranch name on it….follow signs and balloons mark the gate.
The main activity on this day is the AKC sport: Fast CAT racing. The Shasta Kennel Club is excited to announce they are offering two days of AKC Stand Alone Fast CAT racing event on June 1st and June 2nd 2019! Fast CAT is a new venue for the AKC in which your dog is timed on a 100 yard dash and you are scored based on your dogs’ speed! (Don’t worry, there are different height divisions). This fun new event is open to all AKC breeds as well as Canine Partners. There will be dry camping available for $12.00 per night. There is NO power, water or septic available at this site, there will be porta potties. For more event info: shastakennelclub.com
Shasta Dogs also has Straw bales ready to go for their… Haystack Hunt at this event. Haystack hunting each day will be 9:00-12:00 and 3:00-5:00. Dogs and handlers work as a team to locate rats (which are always safely held in aerated tubes) hidden in a maze of straw or hay bales. As long as your dog can fit through an 18″ wide by bale-height tall tunnel, he’s eligible!
AND are you interested in visiting patients & schools with your pet? Is your pet reliable, controllable and predictable? Are you friendly and enjoy visiting with people? Then you could make an excellent handler, therapy team and volunteer! Therapy Dogs of Redding has also been invited to provide a FREE therapy dog assessments at this SKC event on Sat 6/1. Check in at 12:30 pm with your dogs Rabies Cert for the group assessment starting at 1:00 pm. For FREE assessment information contact donnaconrad at shasta dot com or give her a call at (530) 276-9164. Join TAR in the first step to becoming a Pet Therapy Team.
Looking forward to seeing you and your pups soon. In the meantime, remember to dream about unleashing your dog’s pawsibilities!
SIGN UP SOON! ONLY 8 spaces available for participants. Great class for Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs and Emotional Support Dogs as well as everyone wanting to go beyond basic obedience and get your Canine Good Citizen Titles. My dog, Skippy, has all 3 AKC CGC Program Titles: CGC, CGCA, CGCU! Click the link below for more information and registration.
CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Classes
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Some of you have already signed up but please respond by email or text to verify.
Four things in this post: 1) time change. 2) RSVP with your plans to attend and with which dog(s). 3) Clarification on Tests offered this Tuesday. 4) miscellaneous
1) Testing will begin at 6:00 pm NOT 6:30.
2) please let me know ASAP
do you plan to attend?
which dog(s) you plan to bring?
what tests do you hope to do.
3) Tests offered this Tuesday, October 17th, will be:
CGC for Dogs that don’t have this yet.
CGC-Advanced for dogs who passed their CGC already.
Novice Tricks test.
If time permits and all dogs have been tested for the above we may offer the Intermediate Tricks Test but this is pending the Evaluators’ discretion.
4) Misc. Info:
cost will be $15 per test, per dog. (there was a glitch on the online registration form so if you paid online and were overcharged please let me know so I can refund the appropriate amount.)
CGC Urban will NOT be done until next Tuesday, October 24th with location/time TBA. If you’re interested in doing this we definitely need to know to plan accordingly!!!
Contact me to RSVP ASAP and if you have further questions.
If you are aware that someone else is interested and planning on coming, it is very important to please have them respond and contact me so I can have them on our list and Chere and I can be prepared. Thank you.
Look forward to seeing you, your dogs and having some fun! Kathy Dunn, Certified Professional Dog Trainer, AKC CGC, CGC-A, CGC-U Evaluator/Trainer; AKC STAR Puppy Trainer; AKC Trick Dog Title Evaluator, Animal Behavior College Graduate & Mentor; Member of Associate of Professional Dog Trainers