Last Classes of 2017

DON’T MISS THE LAST CLASSES of this year! (New Classes will begin in January, but these classes will begin October 16th!

  • Puppy Socialization & Training Class
  • Family Dog Manners and Obedience Class!

ALL CLASSES WILL BE INDOORS with Air Conditioning!
I am so looking forward to starting classes again and meeting some of you for the first time and others of you returning. Each class is so unique and fun! Not only do we learn new skills, and teach our dogs new things, we build our bond, teamwork and friendship with our four-pawed friends!
For ALL of our Classes… space is limited & they fill up fast. Insure You have a Place…
ALL our classes include fun & games help your dog or puppy learn that responding to your requests is great fun!
MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Both Puppy & Family Dog Classes begin: Monday, October 16th, 2017 (for more info on these classes follow this link)
Send me message or Facebook message for more information on the classes and to let me know you are interested in registering for these classes. 
DISCOUNTS ARE AVAILABLE for the following:

  • Registering for more than one class
  • “Bring a Friend”
  • “All in the Family” (aka multiple dogs in one home)
  • Repeating the Same Class

Click here for Online Registration Form
Or visit this link for more info and registration.
And Don’t forget to download “What to Bring to Class” info sheet… there will be a quiz the first night of class on what was on this info sheet 🙂

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!

April Dog Training Class Information

Thank you for all your patience, during this extended break from our regular class schedules.
I am excited to announce I NOW have a NEW indoor location to offer Classes for you and your fur pal(s).
Both Puppy and Family Dog Training classes will begin: Monday, April 13th and will meet twice weekly on Mondays & Thursdays for a total of 6 classes. Each class lasts approximately 1 hour (Puppy class is an additional 15 minutes longer to allow for “puppy play time”).
Class Dates:

  • Class #1: Monday, April 13th, 2015
  • Class #2: Thursday, April 16th, 2015
  • Class #3: Monday, April 20th, 2015
  • Class #4: Thursday, April 23rd, 2015
  • Class #5: Monday, April 27th, 2015
  • GRADUATION! , April 30th, 2015

Class Times:
5:30-6:45 p.m. Puppy (Ages 10 weeks – approximately 4-5 months old)
7:00-8:00 p.m. Family (Ages approximately 5-6 months and older)
Vaccinations Requested:
Puppies: DHLP-Parvo – at least first 2 sets, & Bordetella
Dogs 6 mos & older: DHLP-Parvo, Rabies & Bordetella
!!!NEW!!! Class Location: FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH, 2315 Placer St., Redding
(We strongly suggest before classes begin you familiarize yourself with the location & the entrance as it can be tricky at night)
Click Here to Register & Pay Online… BUT be sure to download the complete registration packet too!

Class Fee:  $100.00
*Discounts available for: more than one dog in the family when both take the class together with two handlers; 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. I am so looking forward to beginning classes again and having you and your dog have an opportunity to experience both fun and training.

Metaphors Matter: What Are Your Metaphors?

This article mainly applies to horse training, however, it is equally applicable to dog training & training any animal for that matter. If you can wade through the behavioral science parts, this article really is a good explanation on how & why the following techniques work so well: clicker training, positive reinforcement training, the use is treats/rewards, back chaining & especially your own mindset.
Metaphors Matter: What Are Your Metaphors?.

"Resource Guarding"

Excellent article on “Resource Guarding” by one of the nation’s top dog trainers, Patricia McConnell