BASIC OBEDIENCE CLASS
This is an eight-week course for older puppies (12 weeks and older) and dogs (adult) without previous training or with less than eight weeks of previous training. The KCKC Basic class teaches you the principles of positive reinforcement training. You apply these principles while teaching your dog controlled walking, sit, down, stand, come, and stay. You and your dog will learn how to integrate these new skills into your day-to-day living. Problem behaviors will be addressed as needed. A certificate of completion (and a treat for your dog) will be earned at the end of this class. This class also teaches the skills needed for dogs less than one year of age to meet the requirements for AKC's S.T.A.R. Puppy program.
INTERMEDIATE OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Basic Obedience Class or equivalent
This is an eight-week course that will strengthen and expand the behaviors learned in the Basic Training class. Teamwork between you and your dog will be emphasized as well as learning to deal with distractions on or off-leash. Many dog handler teams stay in this class for more than one eight week session. Upon successful completion of this class, your dog should be able to earn AKC's Canine Good Citizen title.
ADVANCED OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Intermediate Obedience Class or equivalent
The KCKC Advanced class will hone you and your dog into cohesive team ready for whatever you decide will be next for you and your dog. This class is appropriate for those wanting to continue taking classes with their dog beyond the Intermediate level. It is also a class where you can learn about earning titles with your dog such as: Beginner Novice (BN), Companion Dog (CD) title and/or Rally Novice (RN).
OPEN OBEDIENCE CLASS
Prerequisite: Advanced Obedience or CD title
This class preps you and your dog for entering AKC Open competition. Beginning Utility exercises will be introduced during this class, also. Class is offered when needed.