"In order to really enjoy a dog, one doesn't merely train him to be semi-human. The point of it is to open oneself to the possibility of becoming part dog."
K9 Kinship Ltd. has been training dogs and their people since 1996 in the Greater Vancouver Region. For dog training classes on the North Shore please follow the link to K9 Leadership Training. K9 Leadership is a subsidiary of K9 Kinship Training Inc., owned and operated by Maureen Fielding, providing dog training techniques that are meant to develop a positive relationship between guardians and their dogs.
K9 Leadership offers a variety classes from Puppy PK training program to Street Smarts Obedience to Wilderness Tracking, as well as tracking for sport or competitive trials.
The teaching techniques used for obedience and tracking are meant to build a positive relationship between guardian and dog, teaching responsible dog leadership in a fun and rewarding atmosphere.
There are currently classes available in Langley, room is limited so sign up early. Contact Joan @ email@example.com or 604.315.5959 for further details. Classes being offered include:
- Beginner (ground level)-setting the foundation of tracking, learning to put nose to ground and follow a human scent the focus is on master tracks.
- Intermediate(variations to tracks) - tracking through various vegetation, introducing competitive scents and article indication introduction to unknown tracks.
- Advanced (taking it to the street) - Various surface tracking including urban areas and unknown tracks and article indication.
K9 Kinship Ltd. is based out of the Greater Vancouver region of British Columbia and is owned and operated by Joan Klucha. Joan has been training dogs in tracking and obedience for over 14 years. She worked with the VPD dog squad for 7 years.
is currently loved and owned by Zumi a Black German Shepherd, and Piper a German Shorthaired Pointer...and yes she is a fan of german engineering. Her history and love of dogs spans her lifetime.
Her many years of experience allows her to continue to enjoy writing for the North Shore News. She has been writing the column Canine Connection for the North Shore News since 1998. She is also a frequent guest on the Fanny Keiffer show- Studio 4 where she joins Fanny and the set crew with her dog Zumi and on occasion Piper.
Training, Referrals and Advice:
Joan is accepting private ~one on one~ behavioural or new puppy clients in Aldergrove, Langley, South Surrey and White Rock. She does offer advice via e-mail no-charge. For your training needs on the North Shore and Vancouver please contact Maureen Fielding through K9 Leadership.www.k9leadership.com or Shannon Malmberg at Zen Dog Training www.zendogtraining.com . Shannon specializes in canine aggression.
K9 Kinship and its subsidiary, K9 Leadership, advocate the holistic approach to teaching and caring for our dogs producing a happier and healthier companion. We are advocates for the raw diet and offer help with canine nutrition, exercise needs and how to provide a stress free environment that can enhance a dogs life. Treat rewards are used as a focusing and learning tool. Once a dog has learned an exercise and can focus their attention it is then rewarded with affection, play and praise. We believe that a positive learning experience with fair and consistent leadership is essential to having a strong relationship with our canine companions.
Guardians are taught to be good canine leaders by understanding their dog's needs and social structure. Once a dog understands their role within the dynamics of their pack and guardians understand how to promote their role of pack leader their dog happily follows direction, no bribery or threats required.
Good canine manners are achieved, not by threatening a dog with pain or punishment, but by predicting and understanding why a dog is misbehaving through learning to interpret a dog's body language and pack status. Through this type of learning and applying behaviour modification techniques, unwanted behaviours are prevented and/or managed and positive behaviour is encouraged.
We are fans of Cesar Milan!! and Thank-you for your patronage over the years!