Local Dog Kennel Offers Classes to Dogs at all Skill Levels

Local Dog Kennel Offers Classes to Dogs at all Skill Levels


Most dog owners wish their dog would listen
better. Sometimes learning commands takes time. We found a group that volunteers to teach
others. For those wanting to teach their furry friends
a few more trick, this Kennel Club may be the answer. Lisa Wiersma is in charge of this classroom
of canine students. Lisa Wiersma Once they get the idea that treats
are involved and that’s really exciting, then all of a sudden their like “Ok it’s not so
Scary”. The club has over 15 volunteers who teach
classes in agility, obedience and the ever popular puppy kindergarten. Lisa Wiersma I do this simply because of the
ability for the dogs to learn. It just makes me happy to watch them develop and become
a more active dog. The diverse skills of the trainers provide
more than just obedience. Some of the classes are focused on getting
you and your dog ready for competition. Sarah Cannon, trainer We train at the competitive
level for agility as well as obedience, also conformation which is what your used to seeing
at Westminster. Sarah says after a dog goes through one of
their classes they have the ability to compete all over the region. You watch them coming from a puppy that doesn’t
know anything to having all of this confidence. Through a one hour agility class-canines can
experience jumps, weaves and contact obstacles. Lisa says the most important thing to her
is the companionship. You will have to bring more treats next time,
good job Charlee. This is Jake Larson reporting for Studio One. The average cost of a dog obedience class
costs around 66 dollars. Competition training can cost into the thousands.

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