AKC’s Trick Dog Class at Urban Pooch2019-11-10T12:51:39-06:00

AKC’s Trick Dog Class at Urban Pooch

Does your dog love to learn new behaviors? Do you love to have fun training your dog? Maybe you want to add a few tricks to your dog’s repertoire? Or perhaps you’d like to add another title behind your dog’s name? Introducing the American Kennel Club’s Trick Dog class to Urban Pooch Training and Fitness Center! There are four titles to be earned: Novice Trick Dog (TKN), Intermediate Trick Dog (TKI), Advanced Trick Dog (TKA), and Trick Dog Performer (TKP).


Saturdays at 2:45pm (NOVICE LEVEL)
Starts: Saturday, November 2nd
Instructor: Karen Okura
Meets: 11/2, 11/9, 11/23 & 12/7 (NO CLASS 11/16 & 11/30)
Time: 2:45pm-3:45pm

Dog learns a new trick with treats.
Dog learns a new trick with treats.
Dog learns a new trick with treats.
Dog learns a new trick with treats.

More About Karen Okura!

Karen has over 30 years experience in training and animal behavior. She worked at The Anti-Cruelty Society of 30 years in roles ranging from Adoption Counselor to Humane Educator with her most recent role there being Manager of Behavior and Training.

While at Anti-Cruelty, Karen developed and grew the Behavior Hotline, crafted many of the training manuals and behavior policies and assisted adopters with behavior issues. She also contributed to the Anti-Cruelty publications as the pet behavior expert, acted as spokesperson on radio and TV and contribute to many print articles in publications such as The Chicago Tribune and Dog Fancy Magazine.

Most recently, Karen was Senior Dog Trainer at Collins Canine where she focused on dogs with behavioral issues, puppies and obedience training. “I gained an enormous amount of experience and knowledge in the private sector of animal welfare. I also found my passion in work – helping people help their companion animals, both dog and cat,” says Karen.