Due to rising costs of operation, K9Kapers is having to implement a price increase for our classes. Previous and longtime clients will recieve a discount as usual and so will multiple dog owners, Seniors and First Responders. Please ask or remind me when you register for class. If at anytime the cost is a severe hardship I do have the ability to do payments or scholarships on occasion. Please ask if you need help, each will be considered according to need.
Out of control puppy? Older dog need manners? Have you adopted a new "best friend" and want to have him/her be an indoor dog? We can Help! Loads of experience and happy clients and dogs love coming to class. Classes or Private training available. Check our Calendar on the Dog Training Page for upcoming classes or click on any link that says schedule.
Can we go for a walk? Please?
Is this your puppy? Is he looking for someone to untangle the confusing web of leash vs. feet?
"Sit, what is that? Is that when I jump up and put my feet on you and then fall on my rump? Oh, you mean when I plop on the floor and fall on my side and you laugh ‘because it is so cute? "
Or is he the one who just chewed one of your favorite shoes and then ran outside, dug a hole in your flower garden and buried it? Hmmm, does this sound familiar?
Don’t feel bad because that is what we are here for. Our job is to help you train or re-train you and your dog into a comfortable working friendly relationship.
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K9Kapers Dog Training Karen Cannard, CPDT-ka, ABCMT of K9Kapers Dog Training
Karen is a Certified Dog Trainer, and a Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College, a Chief Tester for The American Temperament Test Society, an AKC Canine Good Citizen Evaluator, as well as being a Canine Behavior consultant for aggression and other problems.
Karen has over 40 years of working with dogs - from training her dogs and teaching others how, as well as conducting professional classes since 1992.
Karen has competed in various dog (and still does!) venues and has been professionally training and teaching classes for over 30 years. K9Kapers Dog Training has been in operation since 1994 starting in San Jose, CA.
AKC Canine Good Citizen Approved Evaluator # 15206
Association of Pet Dog Trainers Professional Member
Certified Pet Dog Trainer (CPDT)
To ensure a level of knowledge and expertise, the Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers has established training standards. To be certified, trainers must have at least 300 hours of dog training experience and have passed an exam that assesses basic knowledge of canine training. The test ensures appropriate levels of knowledge in critical areas of canine training. The exam covers instruction skills, animal husbandry, ethology, learning theory and training equipment. The Certification Council for Pet Dog Trainers (www.ccpdt.org) is an independent organization from the APDT. While the APDT does not endorse specific trainers, we endorse the concept of voluntary, periodic certification by examination for pet dog trainers. CCPDT certification also requires 36 CEU's (Continuing Education Units) in order to renew the certification every 3 years.
Trainers with "CPDT" after their names have earned the Certified Pet Dog Trainer designation. Do not be fooled by other certification programs, while there are some good ones, some require virtually no hands on experience. Research your trainer carefully and be sure to ask for proof of how long they have been professionally training. You should also visit the trainer and observe them teaching a class to see if they fit your needs.
Click the Puppy and he will take you to the current class schedule and sign up page!
K9Kapers Dog Training offers a variety of activities and classes as well as personal one on one consultations and private training. We also offer ez-pay through Pay-Pal or using your credit card, as well as the ability to sign up for your class right here on the net. You can also pre-pay using cash or a check.
Discounts are available for 4H students, Shelter dogs and their owners, First Responders and Senior Citizens. Please contact us for these discounts.
Some of the options we offer are: (see full descriptions under Classes headings) If you want to see the class schedule, you may go to the classes page or skip to here:
For Class Schedule and Events:
Puppy Kapers ? kindergarten for puppies 10 to 16 weeks, fun & manners too! Now with Levels - advance as you are ready!
PLEASE NOTE: There will be no refunds after the start of first class.
There is a $3.00 fee for all credit card, PayPal or Google purchase to cover thier fees.
If you present a bad check there will be a $35.00 fee for recovery.
If you miss a class, makeup classes will be available in the next session of the class. Please call ahead to make arrangements. 1 missed class per session for makeup unless otherwise arranged with trainer, 3 months allowed to complete any makeups.
We reserve the right to refuse admission to any person or Dog.
We will evaluate for possible aggression and work with you toward the goal of being able to have your dog in class if there is a problem.
There are no stated or implied guarantees, as the success of your training depends on how much work you do on your own time and how well you follow your trainer's instructions.
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671 W Honysuckle Lane Shelton, WA 98584 360-432-1478