For the month of January/February 2018


Welcome 2018!


Another year has come and gone and if you’re like me, you’re wondering how the last year seemed to go by so fast. It just slipped away, but it was another great year at Bella’s K9 Academy! We’ve had so many great students invest in classes and they (and we) have seen the difference in the 8 week time span what training and working with your puppy or dog can do. Students come to the classes not really sure what to expect, but if you have decided to take classes, more than likely, it’s to help with some problems that may have come up, or to join a friend who has taken classes and mentioned the improvements they have seen in their own pet. Whatever the reason may be, we couldn’t be happier to have you!


Instructor Bella Gaudette and her assistant instructor Rose Bible want to help get you and your furry friend get off on the right foot (and paw) when it comes to training, seeing and achieving great results. They will take you through the basic commands during an 8 week class where you and your dog will work on commands such as; sit, stay, heel, come, down (just to name a few) and in those 8 weeks, if you work with your pet, you will gradually begin to start seeing improvements. It’s not going to happen overnight and it does take some work, but it is so worth it.  You are given homework assignments, and I guarantee you, if you put in the effort, the results will be astonishing!


Once you’ve completed the 8 week Level 1 Obedience class, you have the option to move up to the next Level of Obedience (Level 2) where you will continue to work on improving the commands you and your dog have worked hard on, and you polish off those commands as well as continuing to learn new commands.


Or, if you would like to, you can try your hand at our Novice (Beginners) Rally Class. Rally also continues to work on the basic commands, improving on those skills you and your pet have learned and Rally is so much fun! You walk through a course that has cones setting in certain spots, and at those cones are signs with commands that you and your dog have to perform before moving on to the next cone. This class always has a lot of “cheering on your fellow classmates” and students and dogs really get into it.


There are also other classes available once you’ve completed Level 2 Obedience. There’s: Agility, Off-Leash Obedience, Rally Advanced, why, there’s no end as to how far you can go! And, it is always exciting to learn that there are competitions throughout the year that you and your dog might be interested in trying your hand at.


Bella’s doors are always open if you would like to come out when classes are in session to observe and see just what these classes I speak of are all about. There is always something exciting happening. Please check out our schedule for times and dates of classes, and do stop by, we would love to have you!


Article submitted by: Debbie Smith