KCFA invites area dog owners and their dogs to a special Training Topics Workshop on Sunday, September 18, from 10:00 to 11:30 am, in Area 3 of the Jefferson County Dog Park. The event will be fast-paced and will touch on a number of dog-training topics, thanks to its unique format of multiple 5-minute, one-on-one mini-workshops. Each station, staffed by a KCFA volunteer instructor or member, will focus on a single topic. Participants are free to visit as many stations as they like.
The topics will cover a broad range, from foundation obedience skills to therapy dog work, including: “Lead On” – Choosing, fitting, and using collars and leashes; “You Talkin’ to ME?” – Why and how to reliably get your dog’s attention; “Patience is a Virtue” – Learn about “Sit”, “Stay” and “Wait”; “Down and Out” – Teach your dog to lie down on cue; “Around and About” – Basic guidelines for good canine manners in public; “Put Your Dog to Work” – An Introduction to Therapy Dog work; “Ask the Trainer” – ask a KCFA trainer about common behavior problems or a specific training challenge.
The Training Topics Workshop is free and open to the public. All dogs must have a valid 2016 Jefferson County Dog Park annual tag or day pass, available at the park. The Jefferson County Dog Park is located along Highway 26 between Jefferson and Johnson Creek.