Luvk9s Dog Training

Luvk9s students take a break after a vigorous sniff n' seek session.

Winston, June 2016 puppy class

Rory was the first Luvk9s student to earn the new AKC Novice Trick Dog title (TKN) in April 2017.

Luvk9s will not be offering the Canine Good Citizenship ("level II" obedience) until March 2018 as this is an outdoor class.  If you are interested an indoor  level II class before March 2018 (a class for dogs who have done Basic class but aren't ready for the CGC yet), contact Luvk9s for more information. 

Rigby, August 2016, Agility I

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 GROUP OBEDIENCE CLASSES - GENERAL INF0

​​                                  JANUARY 2017

  

Winter classes are held indoors at the Red Barn Kennels right outside the Big Canoe North Gate. 
   
No refunds after first group class session.  Minimum class size is 3.  Class runs one hour unless otherwise noted.  Cost of group classes:  $135

To reserve your spot, leave your registration form/check (made out to Doris Dressler) in the Big Canoe Alpha box under Dressler (for Big Canoe residents), or mail your registration form/check to:    ​

  
Doris Dressler, 10425 Big Canoe, Jasper, Ga.  30143  
 
Click here for registration form:  REGISTRATION FORM      
Click here for instructions for first day of class:  FIRST DAY OF CLASS NOTES  
Click here for directions to:   WILDCAT RECREATIONAL AREA AND RED BARN KENNELS



*** PUPPY CLASS ***

(AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program)


THURSDAYS, 10 AM, six sessions starting JAN. 11.

This class meets indoors at Red Barn Kennels. 
  
This AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program and Training Class will give your puppy the opportunity to socialize with other puppies off-leash.  You will also get information on how to teach your dog good house manners (house training, chewing, not jumping, etc.) as well as learning basic obedience cues such as sit, down, come and loose leash walking.  For puppies 6 months of age and younger.
 
On the last day of class, your puppy will have the opportunity to earn his AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy certification.  For more information about this program, go to:
  AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program
   
Click here to view a great video on the most important thing to do with your new puppy.     



***    BASIC OBEDIENCE LEVEL I   ***
 
THURSDAYS , 1 PM, five sessions starting JAN. 11.

SATURDAYS, 10 AM, five sessions starting JAN. 13.

Classes meet indoors at Red Barn Kennels
    
The BASIC OBEDIENCE LEVEL I class is geared for owners and dogs who have not yet received any training, are interested in a basic obedience review, or are just interested in learning positive training methods.  For puppies and dogs 6 months and up.
 
Skills we will begin working on include sit, down, stay, get it/give, come, watch me, leave it, and well-mannered loose leash walking.
 


***  AGILITY LITE I  ***

THURSDAYS, 2:30 PM, five sessions starting JAN. 11.

SATURDAYS, 4 PM, five sessions starting JAN. 13.
These classes will meet indoors at the Red Barn Kennels.


Introduce your dog to the sport of agility!  In this five-week-long "just for fun" class, your dog will learn to navigate weave poles and tunnels, stroll on the dog walk, climb the A-Frame and execute agility and tire jumps.
   


***  AGILITY LITE II   ***

THURSDAYS, 4 PM, five sessions starting JAN. 11.

These classes will meet indoors at the Red Barn Kennels.

      
Continue refining your skills on the weave poles and regular tunnel; we'll introduce the teeter and collapsed tunnel in this class. We'll continue working the dog walk, A-frame, and will add wing and long jumps in addition to the bar and tire jumps. 

  

*** OPEN AGILITY  ***

BEGINNER AND INTERMEDIATE 

  

​SATURDAYS, 4 PM, five sessions starting Jan. 13

​These classes will meet indoors at the Red Barn Kennels.

  

​See class descriptions above.  Students will be separated into appropriate groups based on skill levels.


 ***  SNIFF N' SEEK (SCENT) CLASS   ***

SATURDAYS, 2:30 PM, five sessions starting JAN. 13.
This class meets indoors at the Red Barn Kennels and outdoors at the Wildcat area of Big Canoe, weather permitting.
  
Scent class (nose works light) is a new sport that builds on and develops your dog's natural ability to smell and hunt.  This class is not intended to train your dog to be a professional detection dog.  The purpose of this class is to engage your dog's nose, teach the handler how to read their dogs body language, work as a team and have fun!  This class is a great confidence builder for shy dogs and teaches high energy dogs to focus.  The mental stimulation is a great way to burn off excess energy.  For puppies and dogs 6 months and up.   

Dogs should be comfortable spending time in their crate. 

    
    
***  NEW AKC CLASS:  NOVICE TRICK DOG  ***

           (AKC Trick Dog Program - earn your TKN title) 

SATURDAYS, 1 PM, five sessions starting JAN 13.
This class will meet indoors at Red Barn Kennels.
  
The AKC is partnering with the Do More With Your Dog (DMWYD) organization to offer an AKC Trick Dog titling program!  Join in the fun and earn either your TKN (AKC Trick Dog Title) or your NTD (DMWYD Novice Trick Dog title).   

 

We will show you how to teach your dog a variety of different tricks including spin, take a bow, say your prayers, shake, roll over, wave, crawl, sit pretty and much more!  You'll also get the opportunity to try some agility equipment (balance beam, tunnel, tire, jump).  For puppies and dogs 6 months and up. 
  
Click
here to see Kyra Sundance  (DMWYD) demonstrate some tricks.

Click here to learn more about the new AKC trick dog titles.
     
    
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COMING SOON:


CANINE GOOD CITIZENSHIP (CGC) AND INTRO TO THERAPY DOG WORK

To view a short video for more information about this program, click here.


AKC COMMUNITY CANINE (ADVANCED CGC TITLE)

To view a short video for more information about this program, click here.


FREESTYLE - DANCING WITH YOUR DOG
Click here to see what made dancing with your dog so popular!
      
CLICKER CLASS - TREIBBALL
Click
here to see some ball herding.
    
MY DOG HAS C.L.A.S.S. - Canine Life and Social Skills

Click
here for more information about this program. 




Basic obedience class, August 2016

Wildcat area of Big Canoe

Courtesy of Frank Gibson Photography



Cooper, June 2016, Agility II

running through the tunnel