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.

Fun Dog Days at Tyson Ranch!

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!

Here is a link to AKC’s Farm Dog Information and a brief video of a sample Farm Dog Test: https://www.akc.org/sports/herding/farm-dog-certified-test/

Tyson Ranch, Cottonwood, CA
  • Location: Tyson Ranch
  • Address: 19270 Eighmy, Cottonwood CA 96022
  • 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.
Sandy racing in AKC Fast CAT

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!

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 January 2018 Classes!

logo_tydm_v3January is…
“National Train Your Dog Month”!

So Join the Fun…
Bring out the best
in your best friend!

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

Classes BEGIN JANUARY 22nd, 2018… for link on complete class info and to send to a friend or sign up for future emails… click HERE!
Classes meet TWICE weekly on Mondays and Thursday 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”).
ALL our classes include: skills to help your dog or puppy learn that responding to your requests is great fun and learning to focus in spite of distractions!

  • Confidence building games and activities
  • Impulse control
  • Relationship building games
  • Building enthusiastic responses on and off leash

Visit this page for Complete Class Descriptions
I’m looking forward to having you and your dog experience fun while training. For more information please call Kathy, 356-8286.
If your dog is reactive or has any aggression issues, PLEASE, first talk with me, Kathy Dunn.
COST:  $100.00 (for Puppy or Family Dog Class)
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

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

Classes will be held at:
Pilgrim Congregational Church
2850 Foothill Blvd., Redding, 96001 (park in back lower parking lot; it is recommended to find this location during daylight hours so you can be familiarized with location and parking lot.) (click on the above link for google map & directions)
Class size is limited to ONLY 5 – 8 dogs per class. This will allow for more personalized instruction.
EARLY REGISTRATION is strongly encouraged.
NO ONE who is NOT PRE-REGISTERED can just “show up”.
Please… Save your Place… REGISTER ASAP!
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!