Basic Obedience Class - (6 weeks)
This is a class designed for our newer members or for dogs who haven't yet mastered the nececary skills to complete the AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) exam.
The class meets every Thursday from 6:00-7:00 in Barn 2 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. We focus on important skills every dog needs such as sit, stay, focus, and come; as well as ways to increase the bond between you and your canine companion.
If you are interested in joining, please read over the "Materials List" of things you should bring to class every week. Also contact adult leader Sheila Baugh (email@example.com) for availability.
*PLEASE NOTE: the September 26 - October 31 session is FULL*
Rally Obedience - (6 weeks)
AKC Rally is a sport in which the dog and handler complete a course made up of exercise skill stations. Each station has a sign providing instructions regarding the next skill that is to be performed. It offers both dog and handler an experience that is fun and energizing.
We meet every Thursday from 6:15-7:00 behind Barn 2 at Frying Pan Farm Park in Herndon, VA. Our goal for the 6 week program is for members to become familierized with all AKC Novice level rally signs as well as develop proficiancy in 10-12 moving signs and 3 stationary exercises (enough for a novice level competition).
If you are interested in joining, please contact adult leader Jill Chesnut (firstname.lastname@example.org)
If you are interested in learning more about the Krazy for K9s 4-H Dog Training Club, please contact us at email@example.com. Members may join at ANY TIME during the year as long as there is availability in the desired class(es)
Please contact us to learn more. If you are a person with a disability and need accommodations to participate in these activities, please contact us to discuss these accommodations.
Krazy for K9s 4-H Dog Training Club is open to youth ages 9 to 19 years who are interested in strengthening the bond with their dogs and learning about dog sports. There is no fee to belong or join the club. To participate in the dog training classes, members must own or have frequent opportunities to work with a friendly dog that they are able to control on a leash, harness or head halter. We hold regular classes to practice basic dog obedience, rally, agility, canine musical freestyle (dancing with your dog), and junior showmanship using positive training techniques. We also have some projects for 4-Hers interested in learning about dogs and dog care but who do not have a dog.
Our club meets weekly to work at their own pace and enjoy the company of other youth who share their interest in dogs. Training takes place at Frying Pan Farm Park in outdoor fenced training areas or in an equestrian barn. Occasionally we also practice in the obedience training room in a veterinary clinic. Opportunities are provided throughout the year to compete in 4-H matches with other dog training clubs in the region and state, including at the Fairfax County 4-H Fair and Frying Pan Farm Park Show held annually the first weekend of August, and also the annual 4-H Virginia State Dog Show held each September.
Leadership skills are fostered through regular business meetings, opportunities to superintend matches as well as organize club activities and represent the group at county, district, and state events. Members participate in occasional fundraising events to help cover costs of club activities
such as operating a photo booth for dogs during a local pet festival or selling dog treats.
Krazy for K9s is committed to serving the community. We are always ready to volunteer in support of Frying Pan Farm Park. At Park events, our club has helped by offering dog training demonstrations, pony rides and holiday shopping. For the past several years, on Martin Luther King Day, the club has organized a project for Volunteer Fairfax’s Give Together Day where members instruct and assist other youth and their families in making dog toys donated to local rescue organizations. Several times a year, club members visit Tall Oaks Assisted Living Residence in Reston, Virginia with their dogs.
Further, Krazy for K9s 4-H Dog Training Club actively supports the Virginia 4-H Dog Advisory Council, a state-wide body to support the betterment of 4-H dog training programming.
With a direct connection to research at Virginia's land-grant universities, Virginia Tech and Virginia State University, 4-H is the first experience many young people have with higher education. 4-H is characterized as being community-centered, volunteer-led, Extension-staff supervised, research-based, home- and family-oriented, publicly and privately funded, and responsive to change. For more information, please contact our local Virginia Cooperative Extension, Virginia 4-H, and Virginia Cooperative Extension.