K9 Kind Training

PUPPY
CLASSES AND
CONSULTATIONS

CLASSES FOR PUPPIES 8 WEEKS TO 5 MONTHS OLD

HOW OLD SHOULD MY PUPPY BE TO START PUPPY CLASSES? 8 weeks old, and one week after receiving their first vaccination, and after your puppy has one week to settle into your home.

 
THE TIME TO SOCIALIZE YOUR PUPPY IS NOW!

The sensitive socialization period runs approximately from age 3 weeks through 12 weeks. This is why choosing the right breeder is so important. A lack of quality socialization during puppy-hood can amount to a lifetime of unwanted behaviours and emotional trauma for dogs and the families that love them. The first 3 months of puppy-hood is the best opportunity we have to shape temperament and prevent behaviour problems from developing.
We can raise puppies to be more confident, less boisterous, less anxious, or less impulsive. Early socialization is one of the most beneficial things you can do for your puppy.

Our Safe Socialization Guidelines were created in concert with the American Veterinary Society of Animal Behavior, (avsab.org), who believe that it should be the standard of care for puppies to receive such socialization before they are fully vaccinated. The ideal age to start socialization with other puppies is at 8 weeks of age and after their first set of vaccinations.

K9Kind offers two Group Puppy Classes, Private Consultations and training plans suitable for puppies at any age of development to ensure every puppy gets a quality socialization and you get the answers you need now, while your puppy is still young.

Our Group classes, Puppy Kindergarten and Puppy Socials are all about socialization and teaching you how to introducing your puppy to new things. We teach you how to recognize if your puppy is shy, fearful, or overly-excited, and how to develop your puppy’s social skills and build confidence and develop impulse control.

You learn how to recognize whether or not your puppy is having a positive experience, and what to do if your puppy is shy, overwhelmed, or over-excited, and how to safely socialize your puppy beginning one-week after their first vaccinations.

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Puppy Kindergarten
[8 weeks - 14 weeks of age]

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN group class consists of SIX (6) 1-hour classes, ONCE a week.

WHAT YOUR PUPPY WILL LEARN IN PUPPY KINDERGARTEN

• Safe socialization with other puppies

• Bite inhibition (Gentle jaws)

• How to socialize your puppy with people

• How to socialize your puppy to an abundance of socialization to various sounds, objects and experiences

• Prevent fear, anxiety, excitability and aggression

• Fear-free visits to the veterinarian and groomer

• Pain-free and fear-free nail trimming

• Noise phobia prevention to common things such as fireworks and thunder storms

• Prevent jumping on people

• Prevent pulling on leash from the beginning

• Teach a reliable recall before adolescence and independence.

• Crate and isolation training (separation anxiety prevention)

• Prevent resource guarding and learn to share with you and other puppies

Online Education

Our online education is where we teach you about how puppies learn, and the theory behind the lessons, in the comfort of your home instead of the classroom where you are already multi-tasking. The Puppy Kindergarten class is much more than a 6-hour class and it begins with a training and socialization plan that you can start with your dog today!
Each week we send you step-by-step training guides of the class topics that you can start doing with your puppy at home so you learn how to use everyday situations as socialization and teaching opportunities. You can download, save, and share these handouts with your whole family.
In the PUPPY KINDERGARTEN class there are puppies of all breeds and sizes. Puppies are divided into appropriate play groups so no puppy is overwhelmed and every socialization experience is a positive one!
Maximum of 8 pups in each class.
Puppy Kindergarten is held at the Little Red Church in Comox.

COST $250

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN class open based on demand. New classes start every month and we ensure that we have enough space for every puppy. You can register for any of our puppy services before you bring your puppy home.

JOIN THE NOTIFICATION LIST TO GET NOTIFIED WHEN NEW CLASSES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

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IS YOUR PUPPY TOO OLD FOR KINDERGARTEN? SEE BELOW IN THE PUPPY CONSULTATIONS SECTION WHERE WE HAVE A PUPPY TRAINING PACKAGE RECOMMENDATION FOR LATE BLOOMERS SUITABLE FOR PUPPIES 14 TO 16 WEEKS OLD

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PUPPY SOCIALS
[8 WEEKS - 20 WEEKS OF AGE]

PUPPY SOCIALS are one-hour play-dates with other puppies aged 8 weeks to 5 months. They are an added opportunity for socialization in a safe and well-managed environment. You puppy will have positive socialization experiences with other puppies, people, sounds, objects, and unique activities. Puppies are divided based on their level of comfort and gently introduced to other puppies and people. And for the pups that just can’t get enough playing with other puppies, they learn impulse control and how to adjust to other puppies’ play-style and comfort level.
Whether your pup is shy, boisterous, or just loves to play, this one-time, one-hour play-date is a safe place where your puppy can learn and develop social skills with other pups and have a variety of positive socialization experiences.
8 puppies max per social. You can register for as many or as few as you like.
Puppy Socials are held at the Little Red Church in Comox.

COST $35

PUPPY KINDERGARTEN class open based on demand. New classes start every month and we ensure that we have enough space for every puppy. You can register for any of our puppy services before you bring your puppy home.

JOIN THE NOTIFICATION LIST TO GET NOTIFIED WHEN NEW CLASSES OPEN FOR REGISTRATION

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K9 KIND OFFERS A PROGRAM THAT IS TRULY BENEFICIAL FOR THE DEVELOPMENT OF EVERY PUPPY

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PUPPY CONSULTATIONS (IN-HOME AND IN OUR CLASSROOM)

We are BCSPCA Animal Kind accredited certified professional dog trainers who are qualified to identify fear, anxiety, excitability, and/or aggression when the signs are subtle and therefore frequently overlooked. We provide our clients with sound, effective and humane solutions which help to raise well-adjust dogs that are welcome everywhere!

PUPPY CONSULTATIONS

PUPPY CONSULTATIONS – We offer one-hour 1:1 appointments at the Royston Hall (south Courtenay), and the Little Red Church (Comox), as well as 90-minute IN-HOME Puppy Consultations. These private lessons provide you with individual assistance and guidance for all of your puppy raising inquiries. If you notice any sign of fear, anxiety, excitability, or aggression, or if your puppy started socialization late, (more than 7 days after their first vaccination), we highly recommend a PUPPY CONSULTATION.
Option to book one or multiple appointments.
The whole family is welcome to attend!
Suitable for puppies up to 5 months old.

COST

90-MINUTE IN-HOME – $190

60-MINUTE IN OUR CLASSROOM – $120

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LATE BLOOMER PUPPY PACKAGE (PUPPIES 14 TO 16 WEEKS)

IS YOUR PUPPY TOO OLD FOR PUPPY KINDERGARTEN?

For puppies between 14 weeks and 16 weeks of age, we recommend the LATE BLOOMER PACKAGE

The best age to socialization your puppy starts from the time they come home, going for outings one week after their first vaccination, and before 12-weeks old. But that does not mean the window of opportunity to socialize your puppy slams shut! Puppies who start socialization late, but have a broad range of positive experiences, can catch up on their puppyhood education and socialization under the guidance of qualified trainers in our various puppy services.

LATE BLOOMER PUPPY PACKAGE:

We recommend that you book two Puppy Consultations, one in-home where we can help you with daily puppy routines, and one in our classroom, where we can see your puppy outside their environment. In addition to a consultation, we also recommend booking Puppy Socials between now and when your puppy reaches 5 months old. As well, we recommend joining the Canine Essentials group class when your puppy reaches 4 months old.

PREVENTATIVE TRAINING IS THE MOST EFFECTIVE TRAINING

VACCINATION REQUIREMENTS AT TIME OF CLASS START DATE:

8 to 12 weeks – DAPP (parvo and distemper combo)

12 to 20 weeks – DAPP Booster

Nosodes and titer testing accepted.

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Meet our Group Class Instructors

Our team of knowledgeable trainers are committed to positive reinforcement training based on compassion and respect. Group classes are instructed by two trainers. Our head Instructor Kaoru, brings her teaching expertise to the K9 Kind classroom. Kaorus’ ease of delivery of the class exercises ensures every dog and person have the tools they need to achieve their training goals. Assisting her are Katie, (bio coming soon) and/or Kyle, who are there to assist each and every human and dog team on a personalized level. They observe each individual puppy’s behaviour and provide guidance to quality socialization experiences.

KAORU (かおる)
REYNOLDS

Certified Professional Dog Trainer

Kaoru is a Canadian Certified Professional Dog Trainer recognized through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers, a Professional Dog Walker, and in Pet First Aid at the International Academy of Canine Trainers, (CDT-IACT).

KATIE JOHNSON

Assistant Dog Trainer

Bio coming soon

KYLE NELSON

Assistant Dog Trainer

Bio coming soon

PUPPY SERVICES HAPPEN WHERE?

The Little Red Church – located at 2182 Comox Avenue, Comox.

WHEN?

Register for any of our services before your puppy even comes home. No puppy misses out!

HOW MUCH IS IT?

* PUPPY SOCIALS – $35
* PUPPY KINDERGARTEN 6-WEEK CLASS $250
* PRIVATE PUPPY CONSULTATIONS: 60-MIN IN OUR CLASSROOM $120 OR 90-MIN IN-HOME $190

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