Classes Offered

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Dog Training Classes

Beginning, intermediate, and advanced classes are provided in a group or individual setting to work on skills and socialization for dogs of all ages! Our upcoming classes are:

PUPPY MANNERS

For puppies 6 months and younger, 6-week sessions.  The focus of this class is to help your puppy learn how to be calm and relaxed in the everyday world.  This includes being around strangers, unknown dogs novel places, sights, sounds and smells.  We also begin teaching you how to work with basic manners such as sit, down, stay, and come when called.

  • Saturdays, 10:00 – 10:45 am, April 20 – May 25, 2019.
  • $95.00
  • Run on over to our ProPet login to register! If you do not have a ProPet account with KARE, you can sign up here.

Basic Manners Class

Great for all ages, 6-week sessions.  In addition to teaching your dog how to be a pleasant house mate, we focus on teaching you how to understand and resolve basic behavior problems like jumping on people, barking and loose leash walking.  Common behaviors like sit, down, stay, loose leash walking and go to your bed are covered as well.

  • Saturdays, 10:15 – 11:00 am, April 20 – May 25, 2019.
  • $95.00
  • Run on over to our ProPet login to register! If you do not have a ProPet account with KARE, you can sign up here.

REACTIVE ROVER WORKSHOP & COACHING

Dogs of all ages. Does your dog have anxiety to people, other dogs, noises, or separation?  Does she lung and bark when another dog approaches?  Behavior modification is proven to help your dog (and you) live a much more peaceful life.  During the first class we focus on what is causing the reactivity and discuss behavior modification techniques.  The remaining sessions are one-on-one with you, your dog and an instructor coaching you through implementing those techniques in the presence of a “trigger” such as another dog, a stranger or child, etc.

  • Thursday May 9, 2019, 6:00 – 8:00 pm. Three one-on-one follow-up coaching sessions are scheduled individually.
  • $95.00 includes workshop and three private coaching sessions.
  • Run on over to our ProPet login to register! If you do not have a ProPet account with KARE, you can sign up here.

Sniffer Dog Nose-Work Class

Sniffer dog is designed to let your dogs engage in their natural ability in a fun and rewarding endeavor, creating fun and purpose  for busy, fearful and bored dogs.  Dogs have an inherent desire to use their nose and are thrilled to discover that they can connect with their owners through this trait.  The odor item for this class will be food.  Working with food is an excellent first step because the dog gains experience navigation the environment.  The dogs will be off leash when searching in a safe interior setting, this allows the handler to better observe their dogs.  Detection work can be expanded to many other fun and practical activities like truffle hunting.  Dogs of all ages and energy level are welcome.

  • Saturdays, 11:30 – 1:00 pm, May 4  – June 8, 2019.
  • Six week class $95.00.
  • Run on over to our ProPet login to register! If you do not have a ProPet account with KARE, you can sign up here.

RALLY FUN-damentals

Dogs of all ages.  Rally is a dog sport that’s a combination of obedience and agility.  This class will be an introduction to Association of Professional Dog Trainers (APDT) Rally Obedience which is performed on leash and rewarded with both food and verbal praise.  Behaviors learned in this class are not only beneficial if one wishes to continue to competition level Rally, but also increases the bond with your dog and can help in the day-to-day routine with your dog.  This is not a competition level class.

  • Saturdays,11:00 am – 12:30 pm, February 16 – March 30, 2019 (no class on Saturday, March 16).
  • $95.00
  • Run on over to our ProPet login to register! If you do not have a ProPet account with KARE, you can sign up here.
  • Prerequisite – Dog should be able to do basic behaviors such as sit, down, stay, etc.

Speaking Doglish

FREE workshop that discusses behavioral and communication differences between dogs and humans.

Dog Behavior Workshops

Two-hour workshops targeting specific undesirable behaviors that can cause animals to be relinquished. Common topics such as loose-leash walking, separation anxiety, jumpy/mouthy behavior, potty training, etc. are covered.

Canine Communication and Behavior Seminars

KARE is offering a two-day Canine Communication & Behavior seminar to promote awareness of the canine species, responsible dog ownership, training, and behavior. This seminar is taught by a certified dog trainer with over 25 years dog training experience and 15 years in shelter/rescue.

Each participant will leave the seminar with:

  • Increased knowledge of canine behavior
  • Improved confidence with handling dogs
  • Improved relationship with their personal dog(s)
  • A training toolbox for working with problem behaviors
  • Appreciation for our world with dogs

Program outline includes: Canine Body Language, Training Fundamentals & Mechanics, Canine Learning Theory, Canine Behavior & Behavior Modification, Dog Reactivity Behavior Modification, Fearful/shy dog Behavior Modification, Resource Guarding Behavior Modification, Separation Anxiety Behavior Modification

Canine Good Citizen/Therapy Dog Preparations

Twice monthly class that helps dog owners work on the skills necessary for their dog to pass the Canine Good Citizen test and/or become a therapy dog.

  • Mondays, 5:00 pm: April 29, May 6, 14, 20, June 10,17.  $45 for 6-session course, payable in advance through the ProPet KARE site. If you do not have a ProPet account with KARE, you can sign up here.
  • Bring a mat for your dog to lay on and lots of high value treats.
  • Prerequisites – Your dog should be fully vaccinated and have basic obedience skills.

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