Session 3 Classes Announced

Register now for Session 3 training classes! Three dogs in class

Puppy Kindergarten will be offered Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., beginning June 3rd.

Basic Skills and Everyday Manners will meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., beginning June 4th.  (This class is full as of May 23.  To be put on a waiting list, call KCFA at 920-568-0364 and leave a message.)

Continuing Basic with a Rally Novice emphasis will be on Thursdays, beginning June 6th, with class convening at 6:30 p.m.

The popular “Dogs About Town” class will be offered for Intermediate Skills, meeting in various locations to train in real life situations.   Dates, times and locations will vary.  If interested, call the KCFA at 920-568-0364 and leave your contact information.

Advanced Skills (competition emphasis) will meet on Tuesdays at 10:00 a.m., beginning June 4. (This class is full as of 5/15.)

Preregistration is required and class sizes are limited.  If the class you wanted is full, call KCFA and leave a message to be added to the wait list in case of a cancellation.  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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Furry Friends 5K May 18

FF5K 2019 Poster.aiThe Kennel Club of Fort Atkinson will once again participate in the Furry Friends 5K Run/Walk in support of the Humane Society of Jefferson County.

Stop and say “hi” at our booth on Saturday morning, May 18, at the Jefferson County Fair Park.  We’ll be ready to provide information about dog training classes and, if you’re interested, membership in our club.  We’re always happy to just “talk dogs,” with fellow enthusiasts, too!

For more information about the FF5K or to register for the run/walk, visit:

https://hsjc-wis.com/event/2019-furry-friends-5k/

Here’s a poster you can print or crosspost to help promote the event:  FF5K 2019 Poster pdf

Hope to see you there!

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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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