Welcome to the TIKO Training Program:
Training classes will begin again September 3, 2019. You will find more information, including how to register below.
Contact the TIKO Training Instructor:
Your instructor for the Fall 2019 Sessions:
Hello, My name is Catherine Gill
I have had the privilege of a number of years working with dogs in many sports. I am a firm believer in building a positive fun relationship between you and your four legged furry friend. I am not a dog whisperer, but love to whisper secrets into my dogs ears. They are the best secret keepers I know. I encourage everyone to have that kind of relationship.
I will be the trainer for the Fall session at TIKO.
I am very excited about this opportunity to work with you and your K9 friend. My husband Kevin also has many years of experience and will be assisting in all classes.
On September 3rd , we will begin the Fall session of fun and exciting relationship building that can lead you and your friend a life of endless opportunities. More information is posted below along with the registration forms.
Looking forward to meeting you all.
Thousand Islands Kennel and Obedience Club Fall 2019
The following is a brief description of what you can expect if you are attending one of these classes offered this fall at T.I.K.O. Class availability will be on a first paid registration basis as well as numbers of registrants for each. T.I.K.O reserves the right to cancel or combine classes based on number of participants.
7 weeks of classes. First class is for registration, training and information for the human at the end of the leash. 6:00pm Tuesday September 3rd. Please do not bring your dogs. All participants for all classes will attend at the same time. Those starting puppy class must bring their vet vaccination records to this class.
No refunds after the first night of class.
Puppy Class- Get you and your new companion off to a great start and develop a bond that will last a lifetime. Basic Foundation for communication, tips on house training, quality socializing, good manners and much more for pups less than 5 months. Must have all vaccinations and bring your vet record of vaccinations.
Basic Obedience -Taking your training and time with your dog to the next level with a solid foundation in practical learning skills, engagement games, knowing the boundaries, loose leash walking, recalls, and of course basic commands.
Beyond Basics – Set up for those who have completed Basic training to a satisfactory skill level and want to challenge themselves and their dog with some good companion obedience under distraction, focused healing, proper positions and proofing of obedience skills.
Beyond Basics 11 – An opportunity to prepare yourself and your dog for trial situations. Whether Rally Obedience or Regular Obedience we can work on these skills in a setting that can help to prepare both of you for that skill set. Participants must have completed a Beyond Basics Class to a satisfactory skill level with good focus and non reactive dog to other dogs and people. This class will have off leash portions and is for those who have trained to that level with the dog they are bringing to class.
Training Registration Form
Downloadable forms below
TIKO is committed to providing educational seminars to our members and the community. A variety of topics will be covered by expert presenters which will be available to TIKO members and the public to attend. Please visit frequently to view the Event Calendar and Announcement Pages for more details.
Conformation Handling Classes
Conformation (Show) Handling classes are offered by TIKO for novice and seasoned handlers alike. This class is for those handlers who wish to prepare their dogs for entry into Conformation competition. Show ring etiquette and handling, proper stacking and pacing of the dogs are taught. This class is an excellent opportunity to work your dogs in a show-like environment, to introduce your young dogs to the mats or just to get feedback on you and your dogs performance. This is crucial for the young future stars and definitely very important for your seasoned show dogs as well. These classes are really fun and a great way to socialize with your fellow enthusiasts.
OUR HANDLING CLASS INSTRUCTORS
All of our class instructors are committed and experienced members of the dog training community. Our methods reflect our values of respect and compassion for our dogs. No harsh training methods are used, instead we promote a positive atmosphere for our dogs to learn in through the use of reward based training. Our training team consists of individuals who train and compete in CKC events but who are also dog owners who understand the needs of the average pet owner in todays' society.
Karen Nesbitt - Karen grew up at the dog show and began her show career as a junior handler, showing her mom's pugs. For the past thirteen years, she has bred and shown border terriers. She is always learning about different breeds and the subtle ways that handlers can bring out the best in their dogs. Helping other exhibitors handle their dogs to their full potential is what makes our informal classes both satisfying and rewarding.
Tracy Cornforth -