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Training Classes Schedule

NEW CLASSES SCHEDULED

JUNE

   

Beginners

Sat. January 12

9:00 a.m. to 10:00 a.m.

Intermediate

Sat. January 12

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

Beginners

Mon. January 14

10:15 a.m. to 11:15 a.m.

Intermediate

Tue. January 13

6:00 p.m. to 7:00 p.m.

 

 

 

     

Training with Kathy Menard

Kathy Menard began her dog training career in 1977 showing her doberman, Mahoghany, in obedience.  In 1985, she joined a local Schutzhund club, where she trained for the next 19 years.  During this period, she trained under three world-renowned trainers, sponsoring monthly seminars, while simultaneously attending hundreds of other seminars. She became the fourth person in the history of the sport in this country to achieve 100 pts. In obedience at the Schutzhund III level.

Kathy does not believe there is any one way to train all dogs.  She utilizes a flexible approach, while employing a variety of effective methods depending on the individual needs of each dog.  She trains using positive methods, believing that it is not fair to teach a dog through corrections.  Her primary goal is to help owners be consistent, and to educate them on how their dogs think, learn, and become motivated.  This enables them to modify any behavior they wish to change, and to reinforce behaviors they wish to keep.

While teaching the basic commands in class, Kathy tries to be particularly mindful of what each person needs specifically to have the most fulfilling relationship with their dog.  Dogs only repeat behaviors that get reinforced, so owners need to understand just what constitutes reinforcement in order to avoid creating unwanted behavior, while also reinforcing desirable behaviors.

Kathy specializes in working with fear and aggression in all breeds and is a firm believer that nutrition and medical problems can impact behavior.  She believes that all dogs should be well socialized and will work with you to accomplish this.

In addition to private consultations, she also offers all levels of obedience, Rally and K9 Nosework.  She handles tracking on an individual basis.

Training is done at the Fiskdale location according to the schedule you see at left. Call 774-241-0440 to arrange your place for the next class.