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!
Location: The Smith Ranch: 11970 E. Stillwater Way, Redding CA 96003
Fast 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 $$$.
Farm 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.
AKC’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.
Trick 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
Shasta 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.
Activities to Do With Your Dog
This page has ALL KINDS of activities you can do with your dog… everything from Tricks, Agility, Searching, Pet Therapy, Hunting, Dog ball Soccer and MORE!!! Activities to do with your dog
Be on the lookout for upcoming classes beginning mid-January!
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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
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?.