Thank you for visiting our training page. We are excited to announce the addition of our trainer Ashe Preston. Classes and Puppy Socials will be held on Sundays.

Here is our process for getting started: registration, payment in full, & proof of vaccines must be on file at K9 Kaos prior to the first class. There are no refunds for classes within seven days before the session begins. Class dates are subject to change due to weather. Dogs should arrive hungry, on a regular leash (not retractable) and with plenty of soft chewy treats for training. Treats are available for sale at K9 Kaos. 

Visit our Frequently Asked Questions below for more information about our classes. Learn more about our trainer Ashe below.

Basic Obedience Class
Perfect for all dogs & puppies
Registration required: Limit to 6 dogs

Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 10:30
Week One is for Owners only: NO DOGS PLEASE
Masks are required for unvaccinated handlers.  Up to 2 handlers per dog, classes will be held inside a large room that allows for social distancing.
1-hour/6 week session Cost: $150.00
Instructor: Ashe Preston

Supplies needed: all available on sale at K9 Kaos (except for the mat) before the first class

A six week long course for puppies and dogs over 4 months of age. Class will cover basic manners and build positive reinforcement techniques, focusing on advancing communication and improving the relationship between owner and dog.

Class will cover the following behaviors:


Advanced Obedience Class
Perfect for all dogs that have completed the Basic Obedience Class
Registration required: Limit to 6 dogs

Sunday, December 4, 2022, at 11:30
Masks are required for unvaccinated handlers.  Up to 2 handlers per dog, classes will be held inside a large room that allows for social distancing.
1-hour/6 week session Cost: $150.00
Instructor: Ashe Preston

Supplies Needed: See Basic Obedience Class Above

A six week long class for dogs and puppies over 6 months in age. Class will expand on the techniques established in the Basic course, including behaviors that are expected and assessed as part of the Canine Good Citizen certification. 

Frequently Asked Questions

Q: What type of training is offered?
A: Our trainer promotes positive reinforcement and body language techniques as well as hybridized “traditional” training methods. This type of training involves reinforcing a good decision with praise and other positive rewards to increase the desired behavior, which in the end weeds out the undesired behaviors.

Q: Who can come to class?
A: Anyone in the home that would be interacting with the dog. Up to two handlers per dog are permitted to attend. Children may attend if they are of appropriate age to follow instructions without distraction. We recommend at least seven years old and up.

Q: What age can my dog come to class?
A: The Puppy Social is for puppies between 8 weeks and 6 months of age. Basic Training is recommended for dogs and puppies 10 weeks and up. No dog is too old to train!

Q: How many dogs are in each class?
A: Basic obedience sessions will be limited to six dogs per class. If the class is comprised of mostly puppies under six months we may opt to have a session of up to eight puppies.

Q: What is the best way to register for class?
A: It is best to come in or call K9 Kaos Monday through Friday between 10:00am and 3:00pm. We are not able to schedule training outside of those published hours. If it is not convenient for you to stop by, you can fax or email us your registration and we can take payment over the phone during the above mentioned business hours.

Q: What is covered in the class?
A: Take a look at the above class descriptions or stop by for a training handout. We plan to cover all basic behaviors including sit, stay, walk on a leash, come and more.

Meet Our Head Trainer: Ashe Preston

Ashe Preston is a graduate of Unity College and has earned her BA in Wildlife Care and Education. She is a current member of APDT (the Association of Professional Dog Trainers) and is working towards earning her CPDT-KA certification for companion dog training. She has worked as a trainer’s assistant to Brian Ahearn, owner and accredited trainer of Four Your Paws Only, for several years. Ashe has also successfully participated in a training and behavior modification program for local shelter dogs, and has also had the great fortune to volunteer as a caretaker at the Loki Clan Wolf Refuge and Rescue. She currently works full time at K9 Kaos, and has earned everyday hands-on experience managing doggie playgroups, helping as a groomer’s assistant, and caring for the canine companions that stay with us in overnight boarding.

Ashe is extremely passionate about canine behavior and training, and her experience in the pet retail field has also made her familiar with various aspects of pet nutrition, animal husbandry, and domestic enrichment. She firmly believes that every dog is an individual, and as such, that training and behavioral therapy should be tailored to each individual family. Ashe currently shares her home with her husband Tristan, as well as several four-legged family members: Luca,  an 8-year old German Shepherd Mix, Alto, an 11-year old Short-Haired Chihuahua, and Five & Ten, two 1-year-old domestic ferrets. And yes, the ferrets are clicker-trained too!