Registration Open for Upcoming Classes

UPDATE:  8/28/21

This session of Puppy Kindergarten will be held at the Celtic K9 Academy facility at N2501 Wenham Road, east of Fort Atkinson off Highway 106.   The class will be held on Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m., beginning September 1st.  Registrants will be advised of further details.   Please note there are no restroom facilities available.  Puppy K class is full — registration is now closed.

Thank you to Celtic K9 Academy for offering to let us use their facility!

UPDATE: 8/11/21

A fire at the building adjacent to the KCFA Kennel Club may affect classes scheduled to be held there in our training rooms.

Basic Skills and Everyday Manners, set to begin Tuesday, August 17, will go on as planned at the Humane Society of Jefferson County. 

We appreciate the kind messages of concern and support from our many friends, and we apologize for any inconvenience due to this unfortunate, unexpected turn of events.

To dispel any concerns — The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson does not provide dog boarding services, and dogs are never left alone at our training site.  Dogs are only in the facility together with their owners/handlers, when on site for training or other events.

We’re incredibly grateful to the firefighters from Fort Atkinson and from far and wide who responded to fight this fire!  The KCFA facility would’ve likely been a total loss if not for their massive efforts, made even more difficult by the extremely hot weather. 

Registration is now open for training classes set to begin soon.  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.

Puppy Kindergarten will begin Wednesday, August 18, at 5:30 p.m., at the KCFA Training Site.  Basic Skills & Everyday Manners will begin Tuesday, August 17, at 6:30 p.m., in the Community Room of the Humane Society of Jefferson County.  Continuing Basic will begin Saturday, September 11, at 9:00 a.m., at the KCFA Training Site.

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

Virtual Training Begins Nov. 9

We’ve enjoyed some glorious weather during KCFA’s outdoor training classes this fall!  Unfortunately, the current rate of COVID-19 has led us to continue suspension of indoor training classes, and with colder weather just around the corner,  we’re unable to hold classes outdoors again until spring.    However, we are excited to announce that KCFA will be offering its first virtual training class!

KCFA will offer a virtual class in Basic Skills and Everyday Manners on Monday evenings at 6:30, beginning November 9th.  The class will meet virtually for six weeks, with the final class on Monday, December 14.  The cost will be $50.  To provide maximum personal interaction, participation will be limited to six students.

Each human-dog team will need access to a computer, tablet, or smartphone with a camera and microphone to allow two-way communication with the instructor.  The class will utilize Zoom, which can be downloaded for free. (Further instructions will be emailed to class registrants.)

For more details about Basic Skills and Everyday Manners, visit our Training Course Descriptions page .  To register, download and complete the General Agreement and the Training Class Application from the Training Dates and Registration page. (Scroll down on that page to find the links to the forms.) No vaccination records will be required for this virtual class.

Mail completed forms and the $50 class fee to: Attn: Training Committee; The Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson, Inc. (KCFA); P.O. Box 205; Fort Atkinson, WI 53538.

The class will be filled on a first come, first served basis, so don’t delay – sign up today!