Fond du lac County Kennel Club, Inc.
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Obedience

Obedience

To some people, obedience is simply training their dog to sit, stay and heel on command. Others go farther and compete in organized competition to see how well their dogs can follow commands under distractions.

Canine Good Citizenship (CGC)

The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. All dogs who pass the 10-step CGC test may receive a certificate from the American Kennel Club.

The Certification consist of 10 tests: 
1) Accepting a friendly stranger;                         6) sit and down on command/stay in place;
2) sitting politely for petting;                               7) coming when called;
3) appearance and grooming;                               8) reaction to another dog;
4) out for a walk/walking on a loose leash;         9) reaction to distractions; and,
5) walking through a crowd;                              10) supervised separation.



Available Classes:

Instructor:  Kerry Sheridan
Start Date:  Next Class Pending
Location:  Chelstar's Bed & Biscuit Training Center, N4890 Hwy 45, Fond du Lac, WI
Duration:  6-weeks with a projected final class date of .
Cost:  $65.00
Prerequisite:  Dogs should have a good sit, down, recall on leash or long line.

At the first class you will need to provide your dogs shot records from a veterinarian, pay fee and sign a waiver. 

Questions can be directed to Kerry at
goldenk9tchr@gmail.com.


Kindergarten Puppy Training (KPT)

KPT classes are held at the Fond du Lac County Kennel Club at N5480 DeNeveu Lane, This class teaches very basic obedience and trust exercises. The puppy will learn sit, down, stay, come, no, off, wait and jump. They will be introduced to the following agility items: ramp, tunnel and jump. We will talk about typical behavioral challenges, and offer suggestion on how to correct them, including housebreaking, crate training, traveling with your pet, recognizing dominant and subordinate behaviors and how and when to discipline.

Puppies eligible for class are of mixed or pure breeds, between the ages of 8 weeks to under 6 months of age and have at least their first series of shots.

You will need the following supplies for class:

     - flat buckle collar
     - 6 foot leash preferably leather, no chain or flexi (retractable) leashes
     - treats that are small & appetizing to the dog (we will go over some suggestions 
       the first week)
     - squeaky or favorite toy
     - shot records
     - crate or another person to watch & occupy the dog while you are registering



Available classes:

Instructor:  Kerry Sheridan
Kindergarten Puppy Training (KPT)

Start Date:  To be determined
Place:  Fond du Lac County Kennel Club clubhouse.
Length of classes:  8 weeks
Cost:  $85

To sign up for the next class or for additional information,  please contact Kerry at goldenk9tchr@gmail.com 

Instructor:  Dawn Bunkelman
Kindergarten Puppy Classes (KPT)
Start Date:  Thursday, August 3, 2017 at 6:15pm
Place:  FdLCKC Clubhouse
Length of classes:  8 weeks
Cost:  $85

To sign up for these classes or for additional information, please contact Dawn at (920) 602-0129.


Junior Kindergarten Puppy
(JrKPT I & JrKPT II)

JrKPT/Junior Kindergarten Puppy Training class is for puppies who have completed their KPT class.  The class moves puppies who are under a year old into the next level of obedience using novice rally skills. Class is held at Chelstar's Bed & Biscuit at N4890 HWY 45, Fond du Lac, in the lower building off to the right. Puppies will be evaluated on the first night of class.

Instructor:  To Be Determined
Start Date:  to be determined - approximately mid to late September 2017
Place:  Chelstar's Bed & Biscuit Training Center (address above)
Length of classes:  6 weeks
Cost:  $65

To sign up for this class or for additional information, please contact Kerry Sheridan at goldenk9tchr@gmail.com

Beginning Obedience

The Beginner Obedience Class will be held at The Fond du Lac County Kennel Club clubhouse. Your dog will be challenged to sit/down stay for longer periods and with the handler at varying distances. You and your dog will practice different heeling patterns and heeling with distractions. You will practice the recall.

To be eligible for the class your dog should be 6 months or older. Dogs can be purebred or mixed breeds. Age appropriate Vaccinations must be up to date.

Available classes:

Instructor:  Dawn Bunkelman
Basic Introduction to Beginning Obedience 1
(These classes are for puppies aged 6 months and older)
Start Date:  Monday, July 24, 2017 at 6:15pm
Place:  FdLCKC Clubhouse
Length of Class:  6 weeks
Cost:  $65


To sign up for these classes or for additional information, please contact Dawn at (920) 602-0129.

Instructor:  Dawn Bunkelman
Basic Introduction to Beginning Obedience 2
Start Date:  To be determined.
Place: FdLCKC Clubhouse
Length of Class:  6 weeks
Cost:  $65

To sign up for these classes or for additional information, please contact Dawn at (920) 602-0129.

Intermediate Obedience


This class is held at the Cow Palace of the Fond du lac County Fairgrounds. The next step after beginning obedience. This more challenging course is designed for those who want to earn competition obedience titles with their dogs or for those who just enjoy a well-trained family member. 

Available classes:

***Next class dates to be determined. 

 

To learn more about getting started in AKC Obedience or AKC Rally go AKC.org.

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