At Redemption Road K9, we believe that it’s never too early to learn about responsible dog ownership. The more children and young people learn about caring for a canine, the more they will expand their knowledge in dog sports, and grow as individuals. The values, attitudes, and responsibility learned while training and competing in our program serve these young people throughout their entire lives.
The Redemption Road K9 Kid Handlers Program offers children and young people between the ages of 9 and 18 years an opportunity to develop their training, handling, and communication skills, while learning about responsible dog ownership, good sportsmanship, dogs, and dog shows. Through the program, we provide kids a chance to bring their dogs to camp to learn and experience an array of dog activities, including: puppy socialization, canine nutrition, shaping desired behaviors, and house breaking. Students who don’t have their own dogs may train one of our local dogs.
We cover all the basics of how we live with our dogs during the training process, with an emphasis on creating manners, and avoiding long term behavior problems. This includes: crate games, chewing and redirection, controlling biting/mouthing, use of “x-pens,” place work, leash walking for puppies, exercise regimes, environmental enrichment, house and yard preparation, early play habits, feeding, socialization, and more. This year’s program includes 5 days of sessions, a camp t-shirt, a lanyard, clicker, whistle and silent whistle. Please call for pricing.
We also offer multi-camper discounts and “bring a friend” discounts. If a camper can’t come because of financial constraints please give us a call. If we know in advance we can sometimes get camperships sponsored.