Register Now for Fall Training!

Registration is open for dog training classes to begin in October.  Classes will be filled first-come, first-served, and COVID-19 protocols will be followed for all classes.   Due to the recent increase in COVID cases, masks will be required for indoor classes, regardless of vaccination status.  Enrollees must also sign a COVID-19 Participation Agreement, to be submitted with registration forms and fees.

Due to the recent fire which destroyed the building adjacent to KCFA’s training site, all fall classes will be held at alternate locations.  A huge “Thank You” to Celtic K9 Academy and the Humane Society of Jefferson County for accommodating our needs!

Puppy Kindergarten will be held at Celtic K9 Academy on Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m., beginning Saturday, October 23.

Basic Skills & Everyday Manners will begin Tuesday, October 19 , at 6:00 p.m., in the Community Room of the Humane Society of Jefferson County[Basic Skills is full as of 10/8.]

Continuing Basic, with an emphasis on Canine Good Citizen (CGC) skills, will also be held on Tuesday evenings beginning October 19, also at the Humane Society of Jefferson County, with a start time of  7:30 p.m.  (CGC testing will be offered at a later date.)

Please visit the Course Descriptions page and the Dates and Registration Info page for more info and registration forms.

Puppy Training Tips

During this COVID-19 pandemic, it’s difficult to take a puppy “out and about” so it can experience a wide variety of social situations and stimuli. Though KCFA has had to cancel classes for the summer, we want to encourage “puppy parents” to provide training and educational opportunities at home. In support of those who’ve recently acquired a puppy, KCFA’s Puppy Kindergarten instructors and Training Committee have collaborated to produce several informational articles. Please visit the Course Descriptions page for the links to these articles.

For a smile break, check out the Parade of Puppies video on our Join the Fun page, or visit the link directly at: https://s3.amazonaws.com/embed.animoto.com/play.html?w=swf/production/vp1&e=1595467127&f=VLxyfocoDGhzlzbv4RWfgA&d=0&m=p&r=360p+720p&volume=100&start_res=720p&i=m&asset_domain=s3-p.animoto.com&animoto_domain=animoto.com&options=%20allowfullscreen/iframe