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Our classes are a little different.

R+K9's group classes are limited to four student/dog teams. The smaller class size allows for more one-on-one attention with the instructor and assistants. 

R+K9 doesn't currently offer beginner manners classes. If your dog needs basic manners training, consider R+K9 Day Camp and we'll do the training for you. If you prefer a group class setting, we recommend Head of the Class Dog Training's Polite Pooch 1 or Puppy Kindergarten programs. 

Unless your instructor tells you otherwise, all classes meet at the R+K9 training facility at 2637 Papermill Road (behind Anderson Roofing & Sheet Metal) in Winchester, VA.

Please note that choke chain, prong, shock collars, and retractable leashes are not permitted in our training facility.

Brushing the Fur

Instructor: Anna Fetter, CMAC-CT

Starts Thursday, April 18th at 6:00-7:00pm

$200 for 5 weeks of class meeting every Thursday

PREREQUISITE: Intro to Cooperative Grooming & Vet Visits. Continue conditioning your dog to accept grooming tools and procedures as well as vet visits. We will also introduce some new tools such as a stethoscope, otoscope, and ophthalmoscope for heart, ear, and eye examinations. As always, we throw in a few fun games to balance the stillness with movement.


Instructor: Anna Fetter, CMAC-CT

Starts Thursday, April 20th at 4:30-5:30pm

$200 for 5 weeks of class meeting every Saturday

PREREQUISITE: R+K9 day camp graduates or a basic obedience class such as Polite Pooch from Head of the Class. You know all those basic obedience skills you and your dog learned? Well why not apply them to fun games. In order to maintain learned skills you and your dog must practice and we can’t think of any better way than through fun games. Also this class is great for stepping your skills up to the next level together. We will work at a handful of games designed to bring your skills to the next level without even realizing you're training!


Instructor: Jill Freifeld, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT

Starts Friday, April 19th at 5:30pm

$250 for 6 weeks of class meeting every Friday

Proper motivation, self control, and independent thinking are the keys to unlocking your distracted dog's potential. You'll learn how to increase your dog’s focus and responsiveness using attention exercises and impulse control games, as well as calming techniques, strategies for dealing with unexpected challenges, and how to recognize and reward your dog for offering desirable behavior.

This class is not appropriate for dogs who are fearful of or reactive to other dogs or people. Please contact us to discuss our Reactive Dog Class or private behavior modification training and we’ll be happy to help you!

Prerequisite: Head of the Class Polite Pooch 1 (or equivalent basic good manners class, with Instructor's approval).


Seminars are for people only, please leave your dog at home.


Presenter: Anna Fetter, CMAC-CT

$20 Saturday, April 13th at 6:30-7:45pm

Join Anna Fetter, CMAC-CT as she discusses and answers questions about all things service dogs! Do you think a service dog might be a good choice to help support you with your disability? Would you like to learn more about how to apply for a program dog or have your pet trained? Do you want to learn how to help service dog teams when you encounter them in public?


Do not get caught up in the scams out there claiming to offer you training and registration/certification for your pet dog. We will share resources with you that can help locate program dogs, train your pet dog, and share our recommendations.

Dog Tricks

Presenter: Jill Freifeld, CBCC-KA, CPDT-KA, ABCDT

$25 Saturday, April 20th at 6:00-7:30pm

Join certified behavior consultant Jill Freifeld and learn how to recognize the signs of overarousal, why it matters, and what you can do about it. Our seminar will include body language signals to watch for, when excitement becomes a problem, how and when to intervene, as well as lively discussion!

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