Session 1 Training Classes Announced!

happy-new-year-clipart2019 will soon be here!  Check out our listing of training classes and find the best fit for you and your canine pal.

Puppy K will be offered on Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., starting January 21.

Basic Skills and Everyday Manners will be offered in two sections:  one section will begin on Saturday, January 26, at 9:00 a.m. (this Saturday section is full as of 12/20/18 – call KCFA at 920-568-0364 to be put on the waiting list), and the other will begin on Tuesday, January 22, at 11:45 a.m.

Continuing Basic will be Wednesday evenings at 6:30, beginning January 23.  Intermediate Skills will begin Tuesday, January 22, at 7:00 p.m., and Advanced Skills will be on Tuesday mornings, beginning January 22, at 10:30 a.m.

Preregistration is required and class sizes are limited.  Instructor approval is required for some classes.   Click the following links for more information:  course descriptions and class dates and registration forms.

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Service Dog Tales

Come join us on Saturday, July 28, at 1:00 p.m.,
to meet working service Cadence pushing door buttondogs and their handlers, and to listen to their stories of teamwork and transformation.  Learn about the functions of service dogs, how they’re trained, and laws that apply to them.  The presentation will be held in the Community Room of Dwight Foster Public Libary, 209 Merchants Ave, Fort Atkinson.  Admission is free and the public is invited.

Amber Marzahl, a member of the Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson,  will anchor the presentation with her service dog, Cadence.  Gulf War veteran Warren Demmin and his PTSD service dog, Loki, will add their own remarkable story to the presentation, and Katie McDonald, with her service dog, Zyko, will talk about what it takes to train a service dog and what functions they might perform.

Topics will include:  What is a service dog?  Who can benefit from a service dog?  What public access rights do service dogs have?  What are a business owner’s rights with regard to them?

The growing problem with “fake” service dogs will be discussed.  These are dogs that don’t perform services other than providing companionship, but are purported by their handlers to be service dogs in order to gain access to housing or public venues where dogs aren’t usually permitted.

Time will be allowed for questions from the audience, as well.

Here’s a poster you can print and post to help us spread the word about this event:    Service_Dog_Event_Flyer

 

 

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