Author Archives: Kieranna Kathleen Dunn

About Kieranna Kathleen Dunn

I am an Inspirational, Motivational Speaker, Bible Teacher, and Non-Fiction Writer. I'm a Certified Professional Dog Trainer. I am a Christian. I love my Family and my terrific Friends! Musical instruments I play are the Guitar, Flute, Recorder, Irish Tin Whistle, & a little Piano. I recently received a Bodhran (Irish Hand Drum) and now watching YouTube videos on how to play it. If pressed I can play the spoons, bongo drums and tambourine. I have a Harmonica and a few other "flute type" and percussion instruments I have yet to learn how to play. In Middle and Senior High Schools I played: French Horn, Baritone Saxaphone, Alto Saxaphone and Bugle. I love to read! For serious reading: Christianity, Church History, World History, Theology, Celtic and Ancient Christianity. For pleasure reading: fantasy, children's books, medeival historical mysteries, science fiction. So many books to read... so little time! I love the great outdoors - Birdwatching, Camping in tents, yurts, outside in the open, houseboating, fishing, animal watching, rafting, canoeing, gardening. I love to travel and to take pilgrimages. I love Ireland! I love the USA! I enjoyed the little I saw of England and Wales. I love Mexico! I love all the people and places I've been in all these countries! I would love to travel again to the UK and Ireland. I'd also love to visit the Holy Land, Hawaii, Canada, Central and South America, countries in Africa and more places in the Countries I've already been in and live in!

About Covid-19 (Coronavirus)

Due to the Pandemic of COVID-19 (Coronavirus) no classes until further notice. Please visit my Facebook page for K9 Kelts Dog Training or this website for online training articles, tips or for any small group seminars or events that may become available.

Categories: Dog Training

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 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.

Categories: AKC, AKC's Advanced Canine Good Citizen, AKC's Canine Good Citizen, AKC's CGC, AKC's CGCA, AKC's Community Canine, American Kennel Club, Farm Dog Certified Test, Fast CAT, Haystack Hunt, Shasta Dogs, Shasta Kennel Club, Tricks | Tags: , , , , , , ,

All Training and Classes Postponed Just for Awhile…

Due to numerous personal reasons… I’m postponing training classes and lessons until further notice.

I do hope to pick things up in the near future and when I do… I’ll notify everyone here, on my email list and on my website.

I’m so sorry if I haven’t returned phone calls or emails. I’ve had many unexpected things interfere.

Thank you for all your support, business and encouragement. I plan to keep posting helpful information and humor here and on my K9 Kelts Dog Training Facebook page. I encourage you to stay signed up on my email list. Talk to you again soon!

K9 Kelts Dog Training Facebook Page

Categories: Dog Training

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:

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:

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!

Categories: AKC's Canine Good Citizen, AKC's CGC, Dog Events, Dog Training, Farm Dog Certified Test, Fast CAT, Haystack Hunt, K9 Kelts Dog Training, Shasta Dogs, Shasta Kennel Club, Therapy Dogs, Tricks | Tags: , , , , , ,

Puppy and Dog Classes Beginning…

As I mentioned in a previous post… January is NATIONAL TRAIN YOUR DOG MONTH!


Here’s the link for ALL THE INFORMATION and How you can REGISTER YOUR PUPPY OR DOG for classes:

I look forward to seeing and meeting all of you and your pups!

Categories: Dog Training

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