Will you be your dog’s Valentine?

ImageWill you be your dog’s Valentine? Dogs give us so much love each and every day. Celebrate this love with the perfect mix of treats, learning, toys, fun and bonding. Join us for:

Intermediate Class includes: AKC’s Canine Good Citizen & the ALL NEW Advanced Canine Good Citizen Training

Classes Begin: Tuesday, February 18th, 2014 @ 6:00 p.m.
Class Fee:  $95   Make Check Payable to: Kathy Dunn
Classes fill up FAST! SPACE IS LIMITED. So if you plan to join us, please RSVP ASAP!!!
Vaccinations Requested:  DHLP-Parvo, Rabies & Bordetella
Class Location: First Christian Church, 3590 Placer St., Redding on the corner of Placer & Buenaventura indoors in in their multi-purpose/youth room. (We strongly suggest during daylight hours you drive by the location and familiarize yourself with the entrance as it can be tricky at night)
Class Prerequisites: Classes are for any dog over 6 months old and must have had a basic beginning obedience class with Cari Bowe, Kathy Dunn, or Chere McMillan. Otherwise you must demonstrate your dog’s skill level by making an appointment with Kathy. All dogs should be able to do the basic obedience skills: sit, down, come, wait, brief stay, & walk/heel with a loose leash.
Details:   Classes meet for approximately 1 hour, once a week, on Tuesdays, for five weeks (a total of 5 sessions). (Class #4 will include taking the CGC test; Class #5 will include taking the CGCA test with a field trip for the test.) This class is intended for dogs continuing on from the basic family dog class. Goals will include but not limited to:
cgclogoAKC_CGCA_LogoPassing the AKC Canine Good Citizen test; Passing the AKC Advanced Canine Good Citizen test; Stand/Stay for Exam from 3-6 feet away, with Teacher briefly petting dog; Long sits and downs from 30 feet away and for some dogs handlers going out of sight!; Loose leash heeling with automatic sits (heel/sit) and for some dogs off-leash heeling!; We will incorporating some rally obedience maneuvers; Off leash recalls; Directed retrieve & directed retrieve over jumps (broad jump, high jump, panel jump); Some fun & games!
Please remember to mail a COPY OF YOUR VACCINATION RECORDS with your registration form and a check made payable to: Kathy Dunn, P.O. BOX 494694, REDDING, CA 96049-4694 THANK YOU! For more information please call Kathy Dunn at 356-8286 or email KathysK9Kelts@charter.net. Or Fill out the Form Below. We look forward to having you and your dog in class. Please open the documents below to register for class.

Kathy Dunn,
Certified Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator & Trainer, Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Graduate & Mentor of Animal Behavior College

January is… National Train Your Dog Month

Dear Dog Training Enthusiast,
Make it your NEW YEAR’S RESOLUTION to commit to one of the best investments that will give you the most terrific return over and over and over again.
Join us as we start the New Year off right in our indoor Puppy and Family Dog Training classes in west Redding. We are grateful to the First Christian Church on Placer and Buena Ventura for allowing us the use of their multi-purpose/youth room.
Both Puppy and Family Dog Training classes will meet twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays for 3 weeks for a total of 6 classes.
Class Dates:
  • Class #1: Monday, January 13th, 2014
  • Class #2: Thursday, January 17th, 2014
  • Class #3: Monday, January 21st, 2014
  • Class #4: Thursday, January 24th, 2014
  • Class #5: Monday, January 28th, 2014
  • GRADUATION! Thurs., Jan. 31st, 2014

Class Times:

  • 5:30 p.m. Puppy (Ages 10 weeks – approximately 4 months old)
  • 7:00 p.m. Family (Ages approximately 6 months and older)

Vaccinations Requested:

  • Puppies: DHLP-Parvo – at least first 2 sets, & Bordetella
  • Dogs 6 mos & older: DHLP-Parvo, Rabies & Bordetella
PLEASE NOTE – Class Location: First Christian Church, 3590 Placer St., Redding, (We strongly suggest during daylight hours you drive by the location and familiarize yourself with the entrance as it can be tricky at night)
Class Fee:  $95
*Discounts available for: more than one dog in the family when both take the class together with two handlers; OR “bring a friend & their dog”; OR those who are repeating the class to brush up on skills.

Please remember to mail a COPY OF YOUR VACCINATION RECORDS with your registration form and payment to:  Attn: Kathy Dunn, K9 Kelts Dog Training P.O. BOX 494694, REDDING, CA 96049-4694 THANK YOU!
For more information please call Kathy Dunn at 356-8286. We look forward to having you and your dog in class. And be sure to visit the website www.trainyourdogmonth.com for training tips and information.
Here are the three things to Register for Class that you will need:

Kathy Dunn, Certified Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator & Trainer,
Phone: (530) 356-8286
Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainer
Graduate & Mentor of Animal Behavior College
Use this Contact Form if you have any questions…

Start on the right Paw – Puppy and Dog Training Classes!

ImageWe are looking forward to beginning another series of  Puppy Socialization and Training Classes.
These classes are for puppies 10 weeks – approximately 5 months old and will meet twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays for 3 weeks for a total of 6 classes.
Our Basic Obedience classes for the Family Dog who is above 6 months old begins the same night but a different time.
The Puppies will learn their basic obedience skills such as: sit, down and come. They will also learn some manners like walking (not pulling on a leash), waiting at the door, not jumping (on people, counters, furniture, etc.) leaving things alone like snakes, cats, socks, shoes and more. We will also cover various topics on problem solving like chewing, digging, potty training, crate training. Puppy class last 1 hour and 15 minutes each night and includes time for puppy playtime and learning socialization skills.
The Puppy classes qualify for the AKC S.T.A.R. puppy certificate program.
Family Dog classes teach basic manners and obedience skills. Family Dog class meets for 1 hour each night.
Both classes are taught by 2 long-time, experienced Certified Dog Trainers: Kathy Dunn and Cari Bowe with a combined training experience of over 45 years.
Positive training techniques are used based on the most update scientific animal behavior training techniques. Classes are held inside and space is limited so pre-registration is a requirement! Please email me for more information and registration forms at info (at) k9keltsdogtraining (dot) com.

Last Week of April – Update

This last week of April I begin some new Family 1 Dog Classes with Cari Bowe of Shasta Dog Training on Monday and a Rally Obedience Class on Wednesday.
This Saturday is the Love Your Pet Expo and I look forward to offering AKC Canine Good Citizen testing for the public as well as doing a few demos with my dogs and having a booth. So please stop by and visit – Tell your friends – Bring a friend. All donations at the Expo go to local Animal Rescue groups. Visit www.LoveYourPetExpo.com

My Dog Training on the Move…

I am beginning a new phase in my dog training world. Monday, October 4th, will be my last class I am teaching at Petco.
I am now currently working and teaching dog classes at Shasta Dog Training & Pet Boarding with Cari Bowe. We are currently in the middle of teaching Puppy Classes and Family Dog Training Classes on Wednesday nights and a brand new “ARF” (Agility, Rally Obedience & Fun/Freestyle) class on Thursday nights.
Soon I will also be joining Susan and Ken Welch owners of Pro K9 Academy and the National Institute of Diabetic Alert Dogs. My primary job duties will be training up and coming service dogs in basic obedience for people with diabetes.
All I can say is WOW!
At the same time, I will be leaving some great friends at Petco… but since that is where I buy my pet supplies, I expect to stop in and say hello once in awhile.
I also look forward to continuing my work with various dog rescue groups and expanding my private training opportunities. I just renewed my AKC CGC evaluator registration so I will continue to offer Canine Good Citizenship Testing, Classes and the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program.
So… stay tuned for upcoming classes, training opportunities and more doggie stuff.