What is the length of For Your K9’s classes?
Each class session is six weeks long and meets for one hour a week (unless otherwise noted).
What do the classes at For Your K9 cost to attend?
The cost for all of our sport classes is $150 for each six-week session.
Puppy and Basic Obedience classes are $200 for a six-week session.
Please refer to our website, www.foryourk9.com, for prices regarding specialty and behavior classes.
Is a deposit required for classes?
A deposit is required to ensure your spot in our classes. Registrations will not be recognized until a deposit is made.
What if I miss a class?
If you miss a class for any reason (vacation, work, sickness, etc.) you will not be able to make up that class. No refunds will be given, and credit will not be given towards the next session if a class is missed. This is without exception and pertains to all classes at For Your K9.
For sport classes: If you know that you will be missing two or more classes during a single session, please pay for the session with the understanding that you will be missing those weeks and not making them up or buy a punchcard instead.
What is a punchcard?
Punchcards may be purchased in lieu of registering for a full six-week session of sport classes.
Punchcards are only allowed for sport classes and NOT for foundation (Puppy, Basic Obedience, Canine Life and Social Skill) or behavior classes.
Each $30 punch pays for a single sport class. You may purchase up to 12 punches per card. Each punchcard may be used for multiple classes and/or multiple dogs.
Example: If your dog is in agility and nose work and/or you have two dogs in barn hunt, you can purchase one punchcard. When you attend a class with a punchcard, you must present it to your instructor so they can mark it off each punch used.
What happens when For Your K9 cancels a class?
Occasionally, due to inclement weather, power outages, an instructor emergency or other unavoidable situation, we will need to cancel a class.
In event of a cancellation, class sessions will be extended by one week.
We will notify all students of the cancellation via email, so it is best to check your inbox before leaving home for class. If our entire facility will be closed, we will post it on Facebook as well.
Does For Your K9 offer protection/guard dog training?
We do not offer protection or guard dog training.
Does For Your K9 offer therapy or service dog training?
Currently, we do not offer specific therapy or service dog training. We do however offer Canine Life And Social Skills/Canine Good Citizen classes that all dogs who are pursuing these avenues of training should attend. If you would like to train your dog as a therapy or service dog, please research organizations that are certified to train for your specific requirement.
What is the refund policy at For Your K9?
If you choose to cancel your registration for a class, you must notify us in writing at firstname.lastname@example.org or via letter.
No refunds will be issued for class cancellations made less than 15 days in advance of the start date. This is without exception.
If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of the start date, you will receive a 100% refund, minus a $10 processing fee.
If you fail to show up for a class you registered for, your registration fee will be forfeited and no refunds or credits will be applied to your account.
Which collars are allowed during training at For Your K9?
We allow martingale, snap and flat-buckle collars, and harnesses. Pinch and choke collars are allowed, if needed, to walk to and from your class but training will be done on the aforementioned collars.
Electronic collars are prohibited on our property.
Flexi or extendable leashes are also prohibited. Please keep your dog on a short, controlled leash while at For Your K9.
What vaccinations must my dog have to attend classes at For Your K9?
All dogs must be up to date on rabies and distemper vaccinations in order to attend any class. We will accept recent titer results in lieu of vaccination records.
All puppies attending classes must have the rabies and distemper vaccinations appropriate for their age.
Does my dog have to be spayed/neutered to take classes and workshops at For Your K9?
We do not require dogs to be spayed or neutered to attend our classes and workshops.
Are females in season allowed to attend classes and workshops at For Your K9?
We do allow females in season to attend our classes and workshops, provided they wear panties while in our facility.
What is the best age to begin training my dog?
Puppies can start training at eight weeks old and no dog is too old to be trained. We have many dogs in their double digits who are learning new skills in our classes!
Which dog breeds do you allow at For Your K9?
All breeds are allowed to train at our facility, whether purebred, mixed, rescued, etc. Our current dogs range in size from 2lbs to over 200lbs.
WORKSHOPS AND SEMINARS
What is the difference between working and auditing spots?
A working spot allows you to bring your dog and work with it during an event. Auditing spots allow you to attend the event, observe, receive handouts and ask questions, but your dog will not present.
What is the refund policy for workshops and seminars at For Your K9.
If you cancel your registration for a workshop, seminar or special event, you must notify us in writing at email@example.com or via letter.
No refunds will be issued for cancellations made less than 15 days in advance of an event. This is without exception. Credit will not be given for missed events.
If you cancel at least 15 days in advance of an event, you will receive at 50% refund.
If you cancel at least 30 days in advance of an event, you will receive a 100% refund.
OTHER FREQUENTLY ASKED QUESTIONS
Which training methods are used at your For Your K9?
We use positive reinforcement training, which includes treats, praise and toys. Abusive and strong physical corrections will not be tolerated at For Your K9.
What is For Your K9’s policy on crating?
Without exception, all dogs in sport classes must be crated while waiting their turn. We do have house crates available to use on a first come, first served basis, you may also bring your own crate or crate out of your car.
What is the difference between therapy dogs and service dogs?
Service dogs are trained to help individuals with disabilities including, but not limited to, vision or hearing impairments, mental illnesses (anxiety, PTSD, depression), seizure disorders and diabetes. Service dogs are considered working dogs and not pets and are trained specifically to perform tasks related to their owners’ needs.
Therapy dogs are trained to provide affection and comfort to people in hospitals, retirement homes, nursing homes, schools, hospices, disaster areas and more.
Does For Your K9 offer board and train?
We do not offer board and train at our facility, as we feel this is not the best way to train your dog. Since you and your family are the ones living with your dog, you should be training it.
For this reason, we offer group classes to help you (and your family) bond with your dog. If you DO decide to send your dog to a board and train facility, we urge you to do your homework and ask many questions. Many board and train locations use aversive training methods such as shock collars and physical abuse that will unfortunately change your dog forever.