Upcoming Puppy & Beginning Dog Training Classes

irish sheltieJoin us in our upcoming classes that begin SOON! Puppy Training & Socialization Classes and Family Dog Training Classes. You will have fun, bond with your dog, play, learn some valuable safety skills, and learn some obedience.  Did I say YOU will learn…. well of course you will AND YOUR DOG WILL LOVE YOU FOR IT TOO!
Click on this link to sign up and more info

A Time for Love… Will You Be Mine?

Valentines_Day_DogWill 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 some training and fun in our indoor Puppy and Family Dog Training classes in west Redding. See attached Letter, Registration Form & What to Bring to Class:

Both Puppy and Family Dog Training classes will meet twice weekly on Mondays and Thursdays for 3 weeks for a total of 6 classes.

all_you_need_is_love_dog_tshirtClass Dates:
  • Class #1: Monday, Feb. 17th, 2014
  • Class #2: Thursday, Feb. 20th, 2014
  • Class #3: Monday, Feb. 24th, 2014 
  • Class #4: Thursday, Feb. 27th, 2014
  • Class #5: Monday, March 3rd, 2014
  • GRADUATION! Thurs., March 6th, 2014

Class Times:

  • 5:30 p.m. Puppy (Ages 10 weeks – approximately 4-5 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)
Please remember to mail a COPY OF YOUR VACCINATION RECORDS with your registration form and payment to:  Attn: Kathy Dunn, P.O. BOX 494694, REDDING, CA 96049-4694 THANK YOU!
For more information please call me, Kathy Dunn at 356-8286 or email: KathysK9Kelts@charter.net. Or fill out the contact form below. We look forward to having you and your dog in class.valentine-dog-dogs-33628035-800-601
Kathy Dunn,
Certified Dog Trainer, AKC CGC Evaluator & Trainer, Member of the Association of Professional Dog Trainers and Graduate & Mentor of Animal Behavior College

Reducing Fear in Your Dog | The Bark

Reducing Fear in Your Dog | The Bark.
Excellent article by Patrica McConnell in the The Bark magazine on Thunderstorms, Fireworks and more… well worth the read. Challenged some old training ideas with good scientific research.
Thought is was also appropriate for this Independence Day 4th of July and for all the summer thunderstorms.
For more thoughts on calming your dog feel free to send me a comment.

What to do with your dog?

So… you have a new Puppy, a new Dog, perhaps you found your new friend wandering the streets, picked her out at the Shelter, or rescued him from a local Rescue group… what’s next?
The best thing you can do for you, your dog, your family is take a dog training class!
But… you might say, “I have books I can read, I can watch dog trainers on TV, I can surf the net, what do I need a dog training class for?”
Well… I commend you if you have done all your research! Bravo! Your dog will love you for all the effort you are putting in to learning about your new canine friend.
Or… you might say, “I have owned dogs all my life and have never had any problems training my dogs in the past, what else is there?
Dog Training Classes offer a great opportunity for you and especially your dog or puppy to socialize and test their dog training skills in a variety of distractions. Will your dog come to you when it sees a squirrel or a cat running in his path? When you take your dog for a walk on a leash, does your dog pull, get in your way, trip you up, get distracted and yank your arm out of your socket? Is your dog friendly to strangers or other dogs? Does your dog jump on you, your friends, your family? Can you trust your dog to be gentle with children or the elderly? Does your dog bark, whine, howl? What about housetraining issues? Does your dog Trust You? Are you the “Leader of the Pack”?
These are the kinds of things besides just a simple sit, down, stay that you can learn in a book. What if your dog presents a challenge that you never imagined and no matter how many books or articles or tv shows you gather information from, you are still left with no answers?
Each and every dog, just like people (even twins) are unique and have unique personality, breed and temperament traits. There is not only ONE way to teach a dog. Experienced Dog Trainers have learned to have what is called the “Trainer’s Toolbox” a variety of ideas and training techniques that will fit your own dogs unique personality.
As a dog trainer, I can offer some ideas, training tips, and yes Dog Training Classes. Presently, I have some new classes beginning at the Petco in Redding, CA.
For Puppies that are 3 – 6 months, there are classes beginning Wednesday, October 28th @ 5:30 p.m.
For the Family dog that is 6 months and older, there are classes beginning Thursday, October 15th @ 5:30 p.m. and Wednesday, October 28th @ 7:00 p.m.
For those who would love to do something a little more challenging and get an AKC Canine Good Citizenship Certificate, you can join the class that begins, Wednesday, October 15th @ 7:00 p.m.
Plus if you take a look at my website you will find more information about me, my dog training classes, free seminars and free 1/2 hour one-on-one private sessions.  K9 Kelts Family Dog Training.
I look forward to seeing you!