March Classes for: Puppies, Family Dogs and CGC (Canine Good Citizen) Prep.

Click Here for Information on my upcoming March Classes for Puppies, the Family Dog, and for preparing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen Test!

And… check out this cute little video of our last Family Dog Class Graduation:

February Graduation Fun

If you’ve had a desire to give back to others and you think you and your dog would be a good team to visit people in a hospital or nursing home or have children read a book to your dog… Now you can take the first step by signing up for my AKC Canine Good Citizen class.

Even if you don’t want to be a Therapy Dog Team, obtaining a CGC certificate can open up other new opportunities for you and your dog. CGC is also now an AKC Title. AKC has also expanded the CGC certificate to include an additional 2 advanced tests: the Community Canine (aka CGC-Advanced) and the CGC Urban.

As the we get closer to Spring, be on the lookout for additional classes to be posted.

Looking forward to seeing you and your pups soon. In the meantime, remember to dream about unleashing your dog’s pawsibilities!

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Skip Needs Surgery – Please Help and Pray

Skip sitting so proud!

Skip sitting so proud!

My Italian Greyhound, Skip, is needing surgery for a large hemangioma on his back leg & a few small ones, on his chest.

Please click on the link below to learn more about our need & then you can pray that we will be able to raise the funds needed for his surgery.

Thank you so much for praying & giving.

Kathy & Skip

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Last Classes of 2017

DON’T MISS THE LAST CLASSES of this year! (New Classes will begin in January, but these classes will begin October 16th!

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


ALL CLASSES WILL BE INDOORS with Air Conditioning!

I am so looking forward to starting classes again and meeting some of you for the first time and others of you returning. Each class is so unique and fun! Not only do we learn new skills, and teach our dogs new things, we build our bond, teamwork and friendship with our four-pawed friends!

For ALL of our Classes… space is limited & they fill up fast. Insure You have a Place…


ALL our classes include fun & games help your dog or puppy learn that responding to your requests is great fun!

MARK YOUR CALENDARS!!! Both Puppy & Family Dog Classes begin: Monday, October 16th, 2017 (for more info on these classes follow this link)

Send me message or Facebook message for more information on the classes and to let me know you are interested in registering for these classes. 

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

Click here for Online Registration Form

Or visit this link for more info and registration.

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 🙂

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Upcoming CGC, CGC Advanced, CGC Urban & Tricks Tests

Some of you have already signed up but please respond by email or text to verify.

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

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Due to scheduling difficulties classes will be postponed. I will update with new dates this week. Thanks!

Categories: Dog Training

March 2017 Classes for Puppies and Dogs

Please click on the link below for upcoming  class info:

Categories: Dog Training

Myth: Positive Trainers are Permissive

Some really good training gems.

Paws Abilities

This is a common myth about positive reinforcement training. One of the biggest criticisms circulated about positive reinforcement training (besides the misconception that dogs should work for praise instead of food or toys) is that clicker trainers are permissive.

This is patently untrue, and comes from a misunderstanding of positive reinforcement training. Here’s the thing: positive reinforcement trainers are no more likely to let their dog “get away with” naughty behavior than compulsive trainers. However, the way we go about handling misbehavior is very different.

As discussed before, in compulsive training the dog is set up to fail, then corrected for it. The dog learns avoidance behaviors that keep him from going out of line. This can be quite effective for some dogs, but as we discussed last week it can also be risky due to fallout.

In contrast, clicker trainers set the dog up for success

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