4 Dog Classes to Start the New Year!

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!


AKC Performance Events


Dates: Sept 28 & 29, 2019

Location: The Smith Ranch: 11970 E. Stillwater Way, Redding CA 96003

FastCATFast 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 $$$.

Picture1Farm 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.

img_7047-1AKC Community Canine LOGO copyAKC’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.

TrickDogLogoTrick 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

Logo-BARN-HUNTShasta 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 (Canine Good Citizen) Classes

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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Upcoming CGC, CGC Advanced, CGC Urban & Tricks Tests

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

March Classes for: Puppies, Family Dogs and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Prep.

Click Here for Information on my upcoming March Classes for Puppies, the Family Dog, and for preparing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test!
And… check out this cute little video of our last Family Dog Class Graduation:
February Graduation Fun
If you’ve had a desire to give back to others and you think you and your dog would be a good team to visit people in a hospital or nursing home or have children read a book to your dog… Now you can take the first step by signing up for my AKC Canine Good Citizen class.
Even if you don’t want to be a Therapy Dog Team, obtaining a CGC certificate can open up other new opportunities for you and your dog. CGC is also now an AKC Title. AKC has also expanded the CGC certificate to include an additional 2 advanced tests: the Community Canine (aka CGC-Advanced) and the CGC Urban.
As the we get closer to Spring, be on the lookout for additional classes to be posted.
Looking forward to seeing you and your pups soon. In the meantime, remember to dream about unleashing your dog’s pawsibilities!