Training Classes

Our classes are designed to provide owners with a greater understanding of why dogs do what they do. This knowledge makes training fun and helps the handler and dog connect in a very special way. Our goal is to make training fun while learning! For a list of recommended training aids, toys, and such, check out our Amazon Affiliate page!

Foundation:

With a solid foundation, you and your dog will be ready for anything! For Your K9 foundational classes combine expert training with gentle handing and positive motivational techniques in order to teach your dog the basics of obedience.

We work hard to understand each dog’s perspective and have built a welcoming community of learning for handlers and dogs of all skill sets. Our foundation classes will give your team what it needs so that you can build habits and success and learning throughout your time together.

Puppy 1– for new puppies from 8 weeks up to 5 months of age.

Basic Obedience – for dogs 5 months and older (unless you have graduated from our Puppy Class)

AKC Star Puppy

Conformation:

Wikipedia defines conformation as this…Conformation shows, also referred to as breed shows, are a kind of dog show in which a judge familiar with a specific dog breed evaluates individual purebred dogs for how well the dogs conform to the established breed type for their breed, as described in a breed’s individual breed standard.

Stan Matsumoto, a top handler and judge, is the instructor. Stan teaches you how to effectively show any dog or breed. You will learn how to highlight your dog’s assets to help you win in the ring.

Conformation class is a drop-in class held every Tuesday evening at 7pm.  Cost is $14 per class.

Agility:

For Your K9 Agility classes offer a perfect way to have fun and exercise with your dog and forms wonderful bonds between handlers and their canine companions.

Long legs and lightning speeds are NOT prerequisites! Agility provides incredible mental and physical exercise for dogs of all ages and breeds. Our experienced instructors and community of learners will guide your team to success in and out of the ring.

Puppy – For puppies under a year old that would like to start learning the fundamentals

Beginner – For dogs new to agility
Intermediate – If you are considering or just starting to compete.
Advanced – If you are competing at higher levels in any venue.

Agility Mini Classes – These classes work on specific agility skills for 3 weeks.

Behavior Specialty Classes

When working with dogs, we look at the mind, body and spirit of the dog. Physical issues can affect behavior immensely. The emotional health of the dog is critical, certain training methods can affect an animals emotional health and their ability to handle stress’ of training or daily life. The mind, the most fascinating place where everything happens. Visit our behavior specialty page for a list of upcoming classes.

Nose Work:

Dogs have an amazing sense of smell and desire to hunt, and our expert instructors will show you how to make the most of your canine companion’s natural abilities. Inspired by working detection dogs, K9 Nose Work is the fun search and scenting activity for virtually all dogs and people

Inspired by working detection dogs, For Your K9’s Nose Work classes are designed to utilize your dog’s urge to hunt and their love of toys and food to have fun, build confidence, and burn lots of mental and physical energy. This fun search and scenting activity is great for dogs of all sizes and ages.

Beginner
Intermediate
Advanced
Advanced level 2
Advanced Level 3
Elite
Mini-Classes
Drop In Classes

Barn Hunt & Happy Ratters:

Based on the traditional roles of many breeds in ridding barns and homes of vermin, Barn Hunt combines each dog’s natural desire to hunt with fantastic mental and physical exercise. For Your K9’s Barn Hunt classes, led by experienced instructors, will have your dog searching out live rats in a barn-like setting, straw-bales and all! Don’t worry, each rat is treated like a beloved pet here, and is locked in a safe during class. This fun sport is great for dogs of all ages and breeds!

Novice/Open Barn Hunt
Senior/Master Barn Hunt
Beginner Happy Ratters

Advanced Training:

Once foundation classes are completed, your canine/handler team will be ready to take training to the next level! Whether looking for competition or just out to refine your canine companion’s skills at home, For Your K9 offers a wonderful community of advanced learning for dogs of all ages and breeds.

Beyond Basics – The focus is on refining obedience skills taught in the Puppy or Basic Obedience class.

Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.)

Canine Good Citizen

Beginner/Intermediate Rally Obedience

Intermediate/Advanced Rally Obedience

Beginning Tricks Class
Advanced Tricks Class
Freestyle and Heelwork to Music
Focused Fido
Fun With Obedience

 


Attendance and Refund Policies:

Refund Policy for Classes

If you choose to cancel your registration for a class, workshop, seminar, trial or special event, you must notify us in writing (e-mail, fax, letter). Cancellations received before 30 days of the first day of the event will receive a refund of 100% of the registration fee. Cancellations received after 30 days but before 15 days prior to the start of the event will receive a refund of 50% of the registration fee. No refunds will be issued for cancellations received 15 days or less before the first day of the event. This policy is without exception.

Class Absences

If a student misses a class, no refund will be issued and credit towards the next session will not be given. IF a class is missed, the student may make-up the class by attending another class within a month of missing a class that is at or below their current class level. The only exception will be injury to the dog or handler that causes two (2) or more consecutive absences, provided that For Your K9 was notified prior to the missed classes.