Group Services

 

EXCITING ANNOUNCEMENT FOR 2019 - 2020

We are super proud to announce that we are teaming up with CocoMutt Hut in providing group training classes for dogs 12 weeks to Senior with our Puppy 101 and Loyal Canine Classes.

We will be continuing classes through this year so please keep an eye out for further classes and workshops including:
Puppy 101, Loyal Canine, Jumping and Manners, Kids and Dogs Clinic and much more!

Huge thanks to the CocoMutt Hut for the use of their One of a Kind facility and I can't wait to see what the future holds! 

Next round of classes starting November 19, 2019!

 

 

 

 

 

 

GROUP CLASSES AVAILABLE

LOYAL Canine located at the CocoMutt Hut

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Date: November 20, 2019

Time: 6:30 pm - 7:30 pm

Things to bring to class: Flat collar, 4 to 6 foot leash (PLEASE NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES), two favorite treats and one favorite toy.

Puppy 101 located at the CocoMutt Hut

REGISTRATION IS OPEN

Date November 19, 2019

Time 7 - 8

Things to bring to class: Flat collar, 4 to 6 foot leash (PLEASE NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES), two favorite treats and one favorite toy.

WELCOME HOME PUPPY

12 Private In Home Sessions with Community Outings

What a wonderful program to start your newest member of your family off on the right paw!  This program is a great investment for that puppy owner that wants to be proactive to eliminate future common behavioral issues that is see in lots of dogs now of days. Puppies at this age are the most susceptible to training and it would sure be a waste not to take advantage of this precious time period.

It is time to invest in your and your puppies future!

LOYAL CANINE

5 Private In Home Training with Community Outings

 

Loyal Canine is the start of a well-trained dog. Using positive methods and voice marking technique, basic commands like “sit,” “come” and “down” are taught, in addition to skill development in loose leash walking, release, impulse control, come, going to a mat or place, body handling, and handler focus. This class may be repeated to build the dog’s skills before moving on to more advanced classes. Dedication and accountability play a great roll in this class.

REAL CANINE

5 PUBLIC SESSIONS


Wouldn't it be great to be able to take your dog on a walk, to a restaurant, to a park, to a farmer's market,  or even a packed outdoor event and be able to actually have fun without worrying about their behavior? Having the peace of mind your dog will behave consistently no matter the environment is invaluable and being able to include our dogs in the fun is what being a family is all about! That is why we love to do "real life training".


We will pick a "hot spot" location (typically Veterans Memorial Park) and work on shaping your dogs behavior to be ideal around all types of people, dogs, squirrels (and other wildlife), ect you name it we work on it! The real-life distractions will set the stage and allow us to improve walking technique, perfect commands even with distractions. Practice proper greeting for people and other dogs, and correct other common issues that dog owners face in their day to day lives.

WORKSHOPS

Jumping Clinic

Does your dog jump all over your guests when coming into your home? Does your dog jump on you when coming home? Then this workshop is for you! Understanding why dogs jump up for greeting and how to get rid of that pesky behavior!

 

Kids and Dogs Clinic

Raising kids and dogs can be a challenge! Full of ups and downs, with moments of frustration and discouragement. Kids and dogs class is designed to help the bond between your child and their new found fur friend, teaching boundaries and fun training tools along the way.

This class is designed for kids to be the main handlers, with adult supervision close by.

THERAPY TEAM EVALUATIONS

DK9C is very excited to start this next chapter for Della's K9 Connection with Therapy Dog classes and evaluations!  It has been a great privilege to learn from like minded trainers/evaluators.    

Are you wanting to become a Pet Therapy Team?

Are you wanting evaluations completed at your facility?

Are you wanting to help spread the love that you have for your canine and help others?

If you are wanting more in-depth information please click the button below. 

 

More Information On DK9C Workshops

 

Jumping Clinic

Does your dog jump all over your guests when coming into your home? Does your dog jump on you when coming home? Then this workshop is for you! Understanding why dogs jump up for greeting and how to get rid of that pesky behavior!

Topics Covered:

·         Teaching manners at the door and greeting new people

·         Understanding jumping behaviors and learn how to deal with them

·         Teaching place and understanding how it works

·         What to do when company comes over if they do not like dogs .....and more!!!

Costs: $30.00/person with dog OR $10.00 each per spectator

This workshop is 1 hour. 

Date : TBA

Kids and Dogs Clinic

Raising kids and dogs can be a challenge! Full of ups and downs, with moments of frustration and discouragement. Kids and dogs class is designed to help the bond between your child and their new found fur friend, teaching boundaries and fun training tools along the way.

This class is designed for kids to be the main handlers, with adult supervision close by.

Class format:

  • Teaching kids not to be chew toys

  • Decrease jumping behaviors

  • Bonding with come when called training exercises

  • Training sits and eye contact

  • Proper food bowl exercises eliminating caution puppies while eating

  • Training kids for basic puppy information such as: keeping kids items off the floor for puppies to chew on, bedroom door must be closed and be like a tree program.

  • Teaching kids how to pet and approach a dog properly

  • Games at the end of every class such as musical chairs with their dogs, puppy kisses and so much more.

  • All classes are with the dog and child.

  • This class is a 1 1/2 hour training class with a 10 minutes break (for potty for the dogs)

  • Class size is limited to 6 dogs.

 Cost for this 1 1/2 hour training class is $45.00

Date : TBA

 

Pet Partner

pet therapy classes and evaluations

Pet Partners’ mission is to improve human health and well-being through the human-animal bond.

Pet Partners, formerly known as the Delta Society, is the national leader in demonstrating and promoting the health and wellness benefits of animal-assisted interventions. Since the organization’s inception in 1977, the science proving these benefits has become indisputable. With more than 13,000 registered teams making more than 3 million visits annually, Pet Partners serves as the nation’s most prestigious nonprofit registering handlers of multiple species as volunteer teams. Pet Partners teams visit with patients in recovery, people with intellectual disabilities, seniors living with Alzheimer’s, students, veterans with PTSD, and those approaching end of life, improving human health and well-being through the human-animal bond. With the recent release of its Standards of Practice for Animal-Assisted Interventions and international expansion, Pet Partners is globally recognized as the industry gold standard.

Interested in Therapy Team Work

Here are some great links for more information:

 

WHO WE ARE

https://petpartners.org/about-us/who-we-are/

HOW OUR PROGRAMS ARE DIFFERENT

https://petpartners.org/about-us/our-programs-different/

BECOME A PET PARTNER ADVOCATE

https://petpartners.org/act/advocacy/

HOW TO START VOLUNTEERING (USA & CANADA)

https://petpartners.org/volunteer/volunteer-with-pet-partners/

Della Burkitt has completed and passed all of her online and person to person evaluation (Completed at Gas City Dog Club with Pet Partners by Tedd Rosenfeld, Program Manager) to become a Pet Partners Pet Therapy Team Evaluator. This is super excited to start this next chapter for Della's K9 Connection with Therapy Dog classes and evaluations! 

If you interested in learning more of what this program is about please check out Pet Partners website!

http://www.petpartners.org

Della's K9 Connection

207 Eagle Butte Avenue, Dunmore, Alberta

T1B 0K2

403-977-7009

Della's K9 Connection