Session 2 Classes Announced

Register now for Session 2 training classes! Poodle training photo

Puppy Kindergarten will be offered Monday evenings at 6:30 p.m., beginning April 1st.

Basic Skills and Everyday Manners will meet Saturday mornings at 9:00 a.m., beginning April 6th.  (Basic Skills class is full as of 3/14.  Call KCFA at 920-568-0364 to be put on the wait list in case of a cancellation.)

Continuing Basic will be on Thursdays, beginning April 4th, with class convening at 6:30 p.m.  Intermediate Skills will meet Tuesday evenings at 7:00 p.m., with the first class scheduled for April 2nd.  Advanced (competition emphasis) will meet Tuesday mornings at 10:30 a.m., beginning April 2nd.

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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