Agility is such a great sport for you and your dog! The PAKOC has three different levels to accomodate all experience levels starting with beginner, followed by intermediate then advanced. You must have taken an obedience class prior to agility so that your dog is familiar with the building, our methods, and a group class setting.
We have multiple instructors to help you thoughout the set of classes. We also require that your dog is up to date on their parvo/distemper and rabies vaccine. Though the boardatella vaccine is not mandatory it is highly encouraged for your dogs safety.
All of our methods are positive reinforcement and they build such a great relationship with our dogs and their handlers. We see willing, enthusiastic dogs and handlers that want to continue on because training is enjoyable.
I joined the Prince Albert Kennel and Obedience Club in the late 1980's. Soon after caught the obedience bug as I competed with my Cocker spaniels in CKC obedience Trials. Over the years I bred Am. Cocker Spaniels and placed many Obedience titles as well as Conformation Championships on my Cockers. I have had the pleasure of attending numerous training seminars on obedience, agility, dog aggression, etc., by many well known trainers. I have also competed in Rally Obedience, Flyball and any other fun dog sport that came our way! I taught Beginner and Novice Obedience for the club for many years until Agility came on to the scene. This was a sport that I fell in love with and have competed in since 1991. Fun, fast, thrilling, frustrating at times, but always leaving me wanting more! I have taught agility classes all levels for around 18 years!
3 yrs ago after a lengthy search for the right dog, I got a Labrador Retriever, whom has proven to be a great buddy for my cockers and a wonderful breed to train, compete with and share my life and love with. I also wanted to mention that PAKOC has been a great source of interest, fun and many long friendships over the years! "Dog people are Great people!"
Methods of dog training have evolved so much over the years from choker chains and correction based to positive reinforcement and food rewards. I am so pleased to have been around and participate in the wonderful changes in training to a more effective and dog and owner friendly methods and be able to pass these along to my students.
The wonderful world with dogs began with a Nova Scotia Duck Toller named Brandy. I soon realized the fun that came with such companions. My first encounter with the Prince Albert Kennel and Obedience Club was after the purchase of my first Keeshond, Misty in 1991 when I entered the world of obedience and agility classes. After the arrival of my second Keeshond, Breeze, I realized that I wanted to become an active member of the club as well as educate my dog. With the aid of seminars and some excellent mentoring, I started assisting with the classes – obedience and then agility. This offers a great opportunity to meet many fine people while promoting responsible dog ownership. I am currently working with my third Keeshond, Kiley who is keeping the tradition and improving her skills in obedience and agility. We do this because we love it.