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***Humans Only For This Event***

UPCOMING EVENTS

Canine Body Language Workshop

Friday November 15th at 7:00 PM.

This FREE workshop is for humans only–bring the whole family!

For humans to effectively communicate, we’ve devised an immense vocabulary, but dogs are limited to ‘words’ formed by their body parts. Because of this, the dog must re use “words” and depend on context and combination to form his “sentence”. Understanding what your dog is saying is extremely important to prevent bites, fights, and miscommunications between dogs and humans, and dogs and dogs.

Please RSVP By Emailing: 

ksdt.katy@gmail.com

Canine Gym Class

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 6:00PM.

1:00 PM Wednesday.

The combination of both – brain and body exercise – is what will help you have a well-balanced relationship with your (TIRED) dog.

**You’re welcome to join this class if you’re currently enrolled with us in a Beginner II level obedience class and above, or have your instructor’s permission. Canine Gym counts as one class out of your package**

Please RSVP By Emailing: 

ksdt.caninegym@gmail.com

Canine Gym Beginner Skills Class

Tuesday November 12th at 6:00 PM with Lauren & Nancy!

Limited Spots Available!

This SPECIAL class is for PUPPY AND BEGINNER DOGS who want to come learn the basic skills needed to participate in our Canine Gym classes… and go home one TIRED dog!

In this class we will be covering: Paws Up, Pivoting, and Back Up.

*This class counts as 1 class out of your package*

Please RSVP By Emailing:  

ksdt.caninegym@gmail.com

Puppy Play Group

1st and 3rd Tuesday of every month at 12:00 PM – 1:00 PM!
2nd 
and 4th Tuesday of every month at 5:00 – 6:00 PM!

You’ll learn the difference between good play, not so good play, and all the steps in between.

All puppies under 5 months old are welcome. Fee $25. Current Students Only.

Please RSVP By Emailing:

KSDT.KATY@GMAIL.COM

Are You in our STUDENT facebook group?

Don’t forget to reserve your dog’s spot in our FastTrack program by either texting us “FastTrack” to 201-512-8316 or by following this link: http://ksdt.captivated.periodic.is/

Nutrition Workshop

Thursday November 21st at 6:00 PM.

Kathy will be hosting this workshop!

*This workshop counts as one class out of your package*

Please Register By Emailing:

ksdt.katy@gmail.com

Grooming Workshop

Friday November 15th 6:00 PM

  • Do you have a poodle, or doodle, or long-coated dog that needs to be brushed?
  • Did you think you knew how to brush a dog… until the last time he was at the groomers and they had to “shave him down” because he was so matted?
  • Are your dog’s nails so long that you wore jeans all summer to prevent having your legs scratched to bits?

We understand and we can help!
Stacey isn’t just a dog trainer, she’s also a dog GROOMER, and will teach you all the tips and tricks to make grooming your dog a pleasure instead of an event you dread.

You’ll learn:

  • How to choose the correct brush and comb for your dog
  • Proper brushing and combing techniques to prevent matting
  • Which coat sprays are the best

She’ll also answer your questions about your specific dog and his or her coat type.
So whether you’re a dog grooming DIYer, or you take your dog to the groomer every 6 weeks and do maintenance in between visits, this seminar will teach you critical pieces of the grooming puzzle that you need to know.

Bring all of your brushes, combs and products as well as a variety of high value treats.

*This workshop counts as a class out of your package.*
Space is limited, to register please email: ksdt.katy@gmail.com

Tricks Workshop

Tuesday November 12th 8:00 PM

Stacey will be hosting this workshop!

Teaching your dog tricks is a great way to improve your training techniques, AND continue to build a great relationship with your dog. It’s also fun to have some tricks to show off to your friends and family!

Make sure your dog is hungry and ready to train! You can bring their favorite toy to use as a reward as well!

*This workshop counts as 1 class out of your class package*

Please Register By Emailing:

mail4stacey@aol.com

Holiday Workshop

Thursday November 14th 6:00 PM

Nikki will be hosting this workshop!

Get your dog’s impulse control ready for the holidays (and everyday!) & building duration for commands like place and wait! 

*This workshop counts as 1 class out of your class package*

Please Register By Emailing:

ksdt.nikki@gmail.com

Rally Fun Workshop

Friday November 15th 8:00 PM

Stacey will be hosting this workshop!

Come join us to learn a new way to practice the skills your dog already knows and learn new ones as well. 

Rally Obedience is a fun and challenging way to practice skills/commands that your dog knows using a timed ‘course’.

We’ll set up a route of 8 – 10 signs that describe which skill to perform. Each team moves through the sequence at their own pace, and will have the opportunity to make improvements (and challenges!) as they go. 

For more information check out the American Kennel Club website: https://www.akc.org/sports/rally/ 

*This workshop counts as 1 class out of your class package*

Email Us To Sign Up Or Ask Questions At:

ksdt.katy@gmail.com

DOG SENSE PODCAST

In this episode, Kathy and Kamal discuss adolescent dogs and how best to work with them.

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“My nervous Aunt is staying with me over the holidays and she’s afraid of my dog. What should I do?!”

“I want to adopt a dog from the shelter. What’s the most important quality to look for?”

If you’re out of town (or overrun with guests!), we know it will be a challenge to get to class. So if that’s not possible, here’s a Thanksgiving Week(end) training sequence that a puppy or a dog of any level can do. It’s a brain and body workout that, after 10-15 minutes, will give you a “brain and body tired” dog – Which is the GOAL.

Warm Up His Brain And Body: "Get it - Get it - Get it - Here"

(2-3 minutes)

With your dog on leash, show him a treat and throw it across your body and say “Get It”. The minute your dog picks up the treat say his name and “Get It” again while you throw the treat across your body to the opposite side. Some dogs need you to outstretch your arm towards them (with the cookie in it!) and then throw the cookie when they focus on it. After a few throws, instead of “Get It”, say “Here”. Make sure you add in a sit and a collar grab!

Brain Games: Impulse Control Games

(3-5 minutes)

Now that we have your dog all cranked up, it’s a great time to practice Impulse Control. We know that you dogs, when they’re chilled out, are very likely to demonstrate perfect impulse control. However, when they’re excited, all that IC falls apart UNLESS you practice it. So now’s the time to do a few reps of Blocking (while you’re standing use your foot to block / while you’re on the floor use your hand to cover the food, Patience Game, and Zen Treat.

Crazy Sits. Or Downs. Or Both: The Great On And Off Switch

(3-5 minutes)

Similar to the last game, this exercise also teaches your dog to go from super cranked to super controlled. Which sounds like… your dog when someone comes to the door! No matter what level of training you’re currently at, you can accomplish the sit and the down. Puppies and new-training dogs can use a food lre. More advanced dogs can do it with a verbal or just a hand signal (fancy!).

Happy Thanksgiving from all of us at Kathy Santo Dog Training!

Playcare eligibility

In order to be eligible to participate in our:

SUPER FUN
&
AWESOME
PLAYCARE PROGRAM

Students have to be actively training*  their dogs with us (in group classes, private lessons, or our fast track program) to ensure a safe and controlled environment.

*Actively Training Means: You and your dog have attended classes or a private lesson in the last two weeks -OR- your dog has participated in our Fast Track program in the last two weeks.

Questions? Email our general manager at ksdt.stef@gmail.com

In order to be eligible to participate in our: 

SUPER FUN & AWESOME PLAYCARE PROGRAM

Students have to be actively training* their dogs with us (in group classes, private lessons, or our fast track program) to ensure a safe and controlled environment

**ACTIVELY TRAINING MEAN: YOU AND YOUR DOG HAVE ATTENDED CLASSES OR A PRIVATE LESSON IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS -OR- YOUR DOG HAS PARTICIPATED IN OUR FAST TRACK PROGRAM IN THE LAST TWO WEEKS.

QUESTIONS? EMAIL OUR GENERAL MANAGER AT KSDT.STEF@GMAIL.com

35 Quick, Easy, and Healthy Recipes for stuffed food toys that will keep your puppy, or dog happy, busy, and tired! 

This is the no fuss, no mess, “You-Tried-Everything-Else-And-It-Didn’t-Work-Before” Quick Fix!

It doesn’t require you to be a chef.
It works for ALL dogs!
It has recipes with ingredients you probably already have in your pantry.

And it has been tested (and approved) by hundreds of dogs! 

Exclusive Deals For Our Students

Mootugs are upcycled handmade dog toys, that after being washed and sanitized, are created from rubber tubes that were used to milk dairy cows! the dogs LOVE the unique cow scent of these tugs (we promise your house won’t smell like cows). Mootugs proudly donates a percentage of their sales to dog rescue organizations. Over the past few years they have been able to donate nearly $30,000! We have an EXCLUSIVE discount just for our students and readers for 15% off when you use the code KATHYSANTO at checkout.

Kathy Santo's Pet-A-Groom

Did You Know: We have our own FULL-SERVICE grooming shop located at 25 N Spruce Street.

The trainers at the dog school regularly accompany our student’s dogs to the shop to help them relax during their grooming experience.

We also take our FastTrack dogs there when requested, and do training sessions to teach them how to calmly stand on the table, have their nails done, and allow their body to be handled, even when there’s lots of sounds going on from the clippers and dryers! We like to say that our student’s dogs learn to be the best grooming clients!

Our Services

Group Classes

We have over 40+ classes each week including Puppy, Beginner I and II, Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Advanced (off leash) Obedience, a Therapy Dog Program, Canine Gym classes, and Nosework.

Group Classes

We have over 40+ classes each week including Puppy, Beginner I and II, Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Advanced (off leash) Obedience, a Therapy Dog Program, Canine Gym classes, and Nosework.

Private Lessons

Each private session is designed to meet your individual goals. We'll spend the lesson focused on what you want to teach and what problems you want solved

Private Lessons

Each private session is designed to meet your individual goals. We'll spend the lesson focused on what you want to teach and what problems you want solved.

FastTrack Training

No time to train your dog yourself? Our popular Fast Track program allows you to drop your dogs off at the school for a day of playing and training.

FastTrack Training

No time to train your dog yourself? Our popular Fast Track program allows you to drop your dogs off at the school for a day of playing and training.

Playcare

This program is designed to make faster progress with training, enrich your dog's social skills, and provide an outlet for his excess energy in a safe and supervised environment.

Playcare

This program is designed to make faster progress with training, enrich your dog's social skills, and provide an outlet for his excess energy in a safe and supervised environment.

Boarding

For current students we have boarding options available. Please email Stef for more details at ksdt.stef@gmail.com

Boarding

For current students we have boarding options available. Please email Stef for more details at ksdt.stef@gmail.com

Transport

For a transport quote please email: KSDT.Transport@gmail.com with your address and we will email you a quote within 24hrs!

Transport

For a transport quote please email: KSDT.Transport@gmail .com with your address and we will email you a quote within 24hrs!

Learn More About Our Services!

questions? email ksdt.stef@gmail.com

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