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Classes and Services

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Our Classes

At Redwood Coast K9 Academy, we provide classes for every stage of your dog's development, from foundational Puppy Preschool to advanced K9 College, along with short-term refresher courses, all in a supportive learning environment.

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K9 Fundamentals

$125.00

A three-week beginner clicker training class for Kindergarten graduates or friendly dogs of all ages. Held sporadically throughout the year, especially during the holiday months. All positive clicker-specific training course. Life Stage: All ages Required Equipment: 6ft Leash (Cotton or Leather recommended) Hungry dog Dog Treats Dog training clicker Non-Skid Rug Encouraged Equipment: Collars/Harnesses No pull harnesses Walk right by Costal harness recommended Flat Buckle Collar Slip Leash or Martingale collar For mild pullers or beginning training Gentle Leaders For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle Works best for fat faces like Mastiffs Walk N Train Head Collar For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle For long nose dogs like german shepards Discouraged / Prohibited Equipment: Pinch Collar Discouraged SHOCK COLLARS PROHIBITED NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES Harnesses that attach on the back discouraged.

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Back to Basics

$125.00

Three-week class focusing on basic obedience and manners for dogs aged 6 months and older. Ideal for dogs with limited training and socialization, provided they are not aggressive. Life Stage: 6 months or older Required Equipment: 6ft Leash (Cotton or Leather recommended) 20ft Leash Non-skid Rug Dog Treats Discouraged / Prohibited Equipment: Pinch Collar Discouraged SHOCK COLLARS PROHIBITED NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES

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K9 Elementary

$200.00

A six-week course focusing on foundational cues and leash etiquette, designed for graduates of puppy preschool, adolescent dogs, and adult adopted dogs. The course includes engaging activities such as toy rewards, scent work, and scenic walks.K9 Elementary offers different seasonal variants. Here are the options:Basic Indoor Course (October - April)Conducted indoors at the Fortuna Veterans building, this class emphasizes foundational cues for adult dogs with no prior training experience, as well as dogs that have completed a puppy course and require further education.Working for Play (April - October)A six-week course designed to help owners enhance their skills in using positive reinforcement in various ways. This integrative indoor-outdoor class encourages the use of toys, treats, and nose work.On the go (April - October)A course designed for owners and dogs who need leash manners training, exposure to new environments, and a taste for adventure. Each week, the class will visit a different location, including Fortuna, Ferndale, and Eureka. This class is ideal for people who prefer flat trails and easy-going terrain and provides exposure to areas with high foot traffic.Trail Hiking! (April - October)A fun and adventurous intermediate course designed for the adventurous duo. Humans and dogs should be fit enough to tackle long-distance trails with varying terrains and inclines, such as beaches and forest trails. Each week, we explore a new trail in Humboldt County, from Fortuna to Arcata. This is a high-energy class for those who enjoy a brisk pace and a spirited approach to adventure.______ Life Stage: 6 months or older Required Equipment: 6ft Leash (Cotton or Leather recommended) 20ft Leash (Cotton or Leather recommended) Dog Treats Dog's favorite Toy Non-Skid Rug (October - May) Discouraged / Prohibited Equipment: Pinch Collar Discouraged SHOCK COLLARS PROHIBITED NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES

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Puppy Kindergarten

$200.00

A six-week program for puppies aged 4 to 8 months, covering queues, leash etiquette, and socialization skills, along with guidance on raising and training adolescent dogs.Puppy Preschool is highly recommended to take before this class, but not required. Life Stage: 4 - 8 months old Required Equipment: Rug Treats Hungry dog Leash Collar Encouraged Equipment: Collars/Harnesses No pull harnesses Walk right by Costal harness recommended Flat Buckle Collar Slip Leash or Martingale collar For mild pullers or beginning training Gentle Leaders For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle Works best for fat faces like Mastiffs Walk N Train Head Collar For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle For long nose dogs like german shepards Discouraged / Prohibited Equipment: Pinch Collar Discouraged SHOCK COLLARS PROHIBITED NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES Harnesses that attach on the back discouraged.

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K9 College

$200.00

This six-week advanced obedience course is designed for graduates of kindergarten and elementary levels who are ready to master advanced obedience skills. Graduates will not only complete K9 College but also have the opportunity to achieve certification in the AKC Canine Good Citizen program upon completion. Any one of the following options can be completed to attend Attendance in a prior 6-week course with the Academy AKC STAR Puppy Certificate Behavioral Consultation Required Equipment: 6ft Leash (Cotton or Leather recommended) 20ft Leash (Cotton or Leather recommended) Hungry dog Dog Treats Non-Skid Rug Encouraged Equipment: Collars/Harnesses No pull harnesses Walk right by Costal harness recommended Flat Buckle Collar Slip Leash or Martingale collar For mild pullers or beginning training Gentle Leaders For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle Works best for fat faces like Mastiffs Walk N Train Head Collar For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle For long nose dogs like german shepards Discouraged / Prohibited Equipment: Pinch Collar Discouraged SHOCK COLLARS PROHIBITED NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES Harnesses that attach on the back discouraged.

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Puppy Preschool

$200.00

A six-week program designed for puppies aged 9 to 16 weeks, focusing on socialization, foundational commands, and essential puppy care and safety topics. This highly effective class ensures your puppy receives top-notch training and socialization for the best start in life.Note: No puppies in the first class.The first week focuses exclusively on owner education. We cover essential safety precautions and illnesses like parvovirus. Additionally, owners receive dedicated guidance on crate training, potty training, and more. Life Stage: 2 - 5 months Required Equipment: Rug Treats Hungry dog Leash Collar Encouraged Equipment: Collars/Harnesses No pull harnesses Walk right by Costal harness recommended Flat Buckle Collar Slip Leash or Martingale collar For mild pullers or beginning training Gentle Leaders For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle Works best for fat faces like Mastiffs Walk N Train Head Collar For dogs that are extremely difficult to handle For long nose dogs like german shepards Discouraged / Prohibited Equipment: Pinch Collar Discouraged SHOCK COLLARS PROHIBITED NO RETRACTABLE LEASHES Harnesses that attach on the back discouraged.

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Expert Training and Personalized Support

Our Services

We offer a variety of services to support your dog's needs. Our Behavioral Consultation addresses specific challenges, while our Phone Consultation provides immediate advice. For more immersive training, consider our Board and Train program. Each service is crafted to effectively support and train your dog.

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Behavioral Consultation

$160.00

A detailed, one-on-one training session available in person, either at a neutral site or in the owner's home. Reach out to the trainer today for a quote. This is a prerequisite to Board & Train or K9 College. Additional charges may apply for me to travel to clients residing outside Fortuna, CA.

Board & Train

$250.00

Our exclusive Board and Train program provides a personalized experience for returning clients. Dogs interact with various animals, enhancing their social skills and manners.

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Phone Consultation

$100.00

Speak with Janna over the phone for an hour to address your concerns and receive guidance about your four-legged friend.