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Mission Statement

Purpose and Mission Statement:

Purpose: To help youth, especially, the at-risk, to learn how to solve problems in a positive manner, to instill positive character development such as empathy, respect and responsibility through animal-assisted therapy programs.

Mission Statement:

  • To foster empathy, good pet ownership and citizenship through positive reinforcement training methods.
    • To help youth, especially the at-risk find a better path in life through animal assisted programs.
    • To encourage teamwork and good sportsmanship through animal training and competitive canine sports.
    • To help each youth learn better life skills to improve self-esteem, trust, respect, courage and attitude.
    • To help each youth learn new skills to prepare them for a better job and career.
    Love people, love dogs, love life


Welcome to K-9 Capers Jr. Handler
and Dog Training Club !

Join us and Learn all about dogs, grooming, and showing. We teach basic obedience, agility, rally, pet safety, pet therapy and pet first-aid.

We also have a program through 4-H which meets once a month to cover special topics such as building your own confidence course for your back yard, search and rescue and more !

K-9 Capers one of the programs and services provided by our non-profit organization, Katie's Kidz.

Katie's kidz is designed to have both and equine and canine programs aimed at instilling positive character development, proper problem solving techniques and team spirit by teaching the three cornerstones, empathy, respect and responsibility. These are constantly and positively reinforced with the youth as well as with the dogs.

The program is for 9-18 year olds. You may bring your dog or one may be provided for you through our Therapy Dog International, AKC or Rescue affiliations.

We encourage parents and volunteers to participate in the training if possible. You do not need to be a professional trainer as you will be coached on the positive methods of clicker training.

We meet every Saturday except major holiday's during the school year (Sept- May) at the Cabarrus Saddle Club , 4370 Zion Church Rd Concord NC from 10:30 am till 12 noon. You do need to pre-register via phone or e-mail. You can call our office at 704 721 6757 or e-mail k9capers@gmail.com .All participating dogs will be evaluated and must be current on vaccines. If you have a dog that may have issues or needs some extra help we offer special training classes or you may use a dog in the program.



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