Register Now for Outdoor Training to Begin in June

Warmer weather is coming, and KCFA will offer four classes outdoors beginning in June!  Register today, as class sizes are limited.

Puppy Kindergarten will be held on Saturday mornings at 9:00, beginning June 5.  [Puppy K is full as of 6/4/21.] Basic Skills and Everyday Manners will also be on Saturdays, at 11:00 a.m., also beginning June 5. [Basic Skills and Everyday Manners class is full as of 6/1/21.]

Both Puppy K and Basic Skills will be held in the large fenced outdoor exercise yard at the Humane Society of Jefferson County, W6127 Kiesling Road, just off Highway 89 between Fort Atkinson and Jefferson.

A special four-week Carting workshop will begin on Saturday, June 5, at 10:00 a.m., with classes held outdoors at the KCFA training site on Oak Street.

Dogs About Town will begin Saturday, June 12, at 1:00 p.m.  Locations for this class will vary so teams can refine their skills in a variety of situations and events.

Be certain to include your contact information, legibly written, on your registration forms so instructors can contact you in case of a weather-related cancellation.

See the Course Descriptions page for more information about the classes, and the Dates, Times and Registration Information page for required 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!

Sign Up Now for Spring Training Classes!

Registration is open for classes beginning in March and April.  Classes fill quickly, so don’t delay – send in your registration today! 

Puppy Kindergarten will be offered Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., beginning April 6th.

Basic Skills and Everyday Manners will meet Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m., beginning April 11th.

Continuing Basic, with an AKC Canine Good Citizen emphasis, will be on Tuesday evenings, beginning April 7th, at 6:30 p.m.

Intermediate Skills, with an AKC Novice and Graduate Novice emphasis, will begin on Thursday, April 9th, at 7:00 p.m.

Advanced Skills (competition emphasis) will meet on Tuesday mornings at 10:30, beginning April 7th.

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