Be sure to check out our Nosework Class. Also our classes now include Levels for Puppy Kindergarten and manners. You can start up thru class 3 and work at your own speed staying in level 1 until 6 months old then move to level 2 pups. In winter level 2 will be on a different night. No more Missed classes! Unfortunately we did have a small price increase this year, due to increase in power, gas and insurance. But we are adding more classes and variety for your fun and enjoyment! Also watch for mini workshops and clinics to help work thru special problems and interests.
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, ABCMT of K9Kapers Dog Training
Karen is a Certified Dog Trainer, and a Mentor Trainer for Animal Behavior College, 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 16 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.
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.
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!
Nosework ? Teach your dog to use his nose to help you around the house and wintertime fun. Learn skills for competing in various venues of Nosework
Fetch Class? Help your dog learn how to use his nose productively, fetch the remote, shoes and more!
Happy Tails = Happy Dogs!
Email Me! Click the Puppy and he will fetch it right to me!
Head Trainer:Karen CannardPO Box 1608SHelton, WA 98584Telephone Me:360-432-1478Cell: Emergency Only:360-791-1074
Click the moving feet above for directions & Map to K9kapers Training Center in Shelton, WA
We feed and recommend Canine Cavier Dog Foods. We also sell Canine Cavier Dog Food. Our food is regularly rotated, so your food is never more than 1 month from the warehouse. We also have some other related dog products. Watch for more information in the future! Click for information about dog food.
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