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Pierce doing K9 Nose Work®.

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Puppy Kindergarten
& Adult Basics & Manners Class Starting (6 week course)
Great foundation skills to teach your puppy or adult dog! sit, down, stay, don't touch, walk on a loose leash, impulse control and problem solving taught using positive reinforcement.

Date: Thursday, October 30th

Orientation: 6:00-8:00 p.m. (Without Dogs)
Puppy Kindergarten:
6:00-7:00 p.m. for the remaining 5 Thursdays
Adult Basics Class:
7:15-8:15 for the remaining 5 Thursdays
Cost: $125


Date: Wednesday, June 11th Cost: $100  Time: 6:00 p.m.

Class Description:
Are you tired of your dog pulling you everywhere? Are walks no longer fun because of the stress? This 4 week class is devoted to helping you and your dog learn to walk on a loose leash. We will talk about techniques, leash handling and equipment. We will also get lots of practice so that you can continue to practice and improve on your own. The class will be taught by two certified instructors.
Prerequisite: Dog must be at least 5 months old and dog and people friendly.
Cost: TBD
Date: TBD
Instructors: Rachelle Bailey-Austin, CNWI, 360-493-0220, rachelle@aboutfacek9academy.com and Dorothy Turley, CPDT-KA, CNWI, 360-556-6857, LetsTalkDogs1@aol.com.

Instructors: Rachelle Bailey-Austin, CNWI, 360-493-0220, rachelle@aboutfacek9academy.com and Dorothy Turley, CPDT-KA, CNWI 360-556-6857, LetsTalkDogs1@aol.com.

Introduction to K9 NOSE WORK® Level 1
4 week course (1 to 1.5 hour classes depending on the number of students)
Class Description: Dogs know how to use their noses! They also have a natural
desire to hunt and love using their nose to do this. The sport of K9 Nose Work® is
designed to help you and your dog work together to use these natural abilities. This class will focus on building your dog's hunt drive and teaching you how to read your dog. This sport is a great way to give your dog an outlet for their mental and physical energy. You will enjoy watching your dog do what he really loves. This sport
is designed for dogs (and people) of all breeds, ages and abilities. All dogs will be separate and we only work one dog at a time so dogs that are not comfortable with other dogs are welcome but please clear with instructor first. Register early, class size is limited.
Prerequisite: Dog must be at least 5 months old.

Dates: TBD

Cost: $100
Instructors: Rachelle, CPDT CNWI & Dorothy Turley, CNWI

Introduction to K9 Nose Work® Level 2
4 week course

In this second series we will focus on the dog expanding their search areas to exteriors and vehicles!

Prerequisite: Dog must have taken Introduction to Nose Work Level 1

Date: TBD

Time: Cost: $100

Introduction to ODOR

This class is for dogs that have completed the Introduction to K9 Nose Work®. We will introduce the first odor (birch) to the teams. We will also focus on reading dogs and improve human handling skills. Register early, class size is limited. Each class is 1-1.5 hours long.
Prerequisite: handler/dog team has to have completed and intro to Nose Work

Date: TBD

Time: 7:15 p.m.

Instructors: Rachelle Bailey Austin CPDT, CNWI & Dorothy Turley CPDT-KA, CNWI


Instructors:  Dorothy Turley CPDT, CNWI, Lets Talk Dogs, LLC & Rachelle Bailey Austin CPDT, CNWI,  About Face K-9 Academy

COST:  $300 (semi private lessons) Includes written materials
6 week Course

Date: In Session

Location:  30th Ave Ne Suite A, Lacey

Does your dog have a problem with other dogs?  Does even the sight of another dog cause your pooch to act out by barking, growling, and lunging for no reason at all?  This is the class for you.
This class is designed to not only help you manage your dog around other dogs but start him on the road to rehabilitation.  You will get lots of practice working with your dog around other dogs in a safe, controlled environment.  The class will have two instructors and is limited to 4 dogs.  Both instructors have extensive experience working with problem dogs and both are Certified Pet Dog Trainers.

The first week of this 6 week course is for the human students only.  You will bring your dogs to the remaining 5 classes.

All dogs will wear a Gentle Leader head halter during class and will be desensitized to a muzzle due to the nature of this class.

Please note:  This class is not appropriate for dogs that are also people aggressive.  Before registering, one of the instructors will review your dog's history to make sure this class is appropriate for your dog.

Some dogs may require private lessons before starting this type of class.

Contact Dorothy Turley, CPDT-KA , CNWI 360-556-6857

Contact Rachelle Bailey Austin, CPDT, CNWI 360-493-0220