K9 In Training Courses
In fact, a well-trained dog is by far a happier dog! Why? Because a trained dog requires fewer restrictions. The more reliable the dog, the more freedom he is given. For example, many stores and businesses that normally won't allow dogs on their premises will make an exception for a puppy or a dog that will heel nicely by his owner's side, or will do a sit-stay or down-stay without hesitation.
And when company arrives in your home, there's no need to banish a well-behaved dog to another room for fear that he will be a royal nuisance. Moreover, because a well-mannered, obedience-trained dog is both appreciated and welcome, he receives more attention and interaction from family members, visitors, and passers-by, than does the ill-mannered dog.
Treat your DOG Like a DOG or your DOG will treat you like a DOG:
You Are Your Dog's Leader?
Training serves to strengthen the bond between a dog and his owner. It builds communication, understanding, and mutual respect, and subtly but effectively demonstrates to your dog that you're the leader of the pack (commonly referred to as the "Alpha"). And if your dog doesn't respect you as his leader, you may both be in big trouble, particularly if he's a bit rowdy or dominant by nature.
Training May Save You Money and Your Dog's Life:
Not only will obedience training help your dog to become more responsive, but because it enables you to have immediate control over your dog's behavior, in an emergency situation obedience training may save your dog's life. In fact, it can ultimately save the lives of many dogs, because far fewer dogs would end up in animal shelters if their owners would simply take the time to train them.
And for those dogs who do need homes, a trained dog is far easier to adopt out to a new home than an untrained one.
Statistics also show that puppies which receive early socialization, obedience, and temperament training (aggression prevention training) are far less likely to end up being destroyed by the time they turn three years of age than those that do not receive this early training.
Obedience Training Benefits Everyone:
A well-behaved, obedience trained dog is a pleasure to own because he can go virtually anywhere without being a risk or nuisance to others. And don't we all want a dog who exhibits appropriate behavior in a crowd, good manners when we have guests in our home, is reliable around children, and who doesn't threaten other dogs or passers-by?
The bottom line is that dog obedience training truly benefits everyone.
K9 In Training Offers, Many Levels of Training:
All Dogs and Puppies must be current on shots. Proof of current parvovirus, distemper & para-influenza vaccinations for all dogs is required. We also require proof of current rabies vaccination for any dog over 4 months old.
1 Hour Private Session $39.00
6 - 1 Hour Private Sessions $199.00
Group Classes $149.00 (must have 4 or more dogs)
Course Testing $39.00 (without the Course)
K9 In Training--Private Dog Training:
Working on any personal items or issues you wish or need to work on. These sessions can be taught in home or in public Areas. The Combo rate is if you are doing a group or private class and wish to include a private session on another day other than the class.
K9 In Training--Behavioral Dog Training:
Dealing with issues like: Walking on tile floors, shyness of people, a man with sunglasses or a hat, even walking on a tight rope can cause issues in training. This course is to deal with your dog’s specific needs or issue preventing them from progressing in their training or enjoying a happy life.
Behavior Modification Issues are modified through: Owner, pet and family behavior modification, Innovative uses of psychology and philosophy, Hands-on application of training techniques, Puppy parties for developing social confidence, Social interaction in public to improve social skills.
K9 In Training--Puppy Training:
Requirements; Age of your dog--10 weeks old to 6 months old.
This course develops the basics puppy commands and socializing. After completing the K9 In Training--Puppy Training, your next planned step would be the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Course. You may combine the Puppy Training and AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Course contact use for details.
AKC-S.T.A.R. PUPPY COURSE:
Requirements: Age of your dog--8 weeks old to 1 year old.
K9 In Training, will administer the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy test at the end of the course. Upon passing the test, you'll get an application to send to AKC® for the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program. All dogs are welcome to participate in the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program including purebreds and mixed breeds.
K9 In Training--Level 1 Obedience Course:
Requirements: Age of your dog--6 months and up.
Level 1 Obedience, is mainly for dogs with no behavior issues, specifically tailored to dogs or puppies with no previous training. This course gives you and your dog a solid foundation of basic behaviors and teaches you and your dog the mechanics of obedience: sit/stay & Wait, down/stay & wait, stand/stay, down at a distance, return to sit, heel on a slack leash with automatic sit, come command and more.
K9 In Training--Level 2 Obedience Course:
Requirements; Age of your dog--6-month-old and up and have completed our Level 1 Course or Test for this course.
Level 2 Obedience, is designed to follow up on the Level 1 Course and increase the 3 D's. Distance, Duration, Distraction. If your dog already knows basic cues, our Level 2 Course can help him achieve the same results in situations involving more distance, duration and distractions – and the course also covers new behaviors such as "heel," "heel right," "heel left," Get Out or "Oust," “wait,” “Go to Bed,” and more.
Our caring Instructors will keep the work personalized and upbeat as you take each new step toward a complete training.
K9 In Training--Level 3 Obedience Course:
Requirements; Age of your dog--6 months old and up and have completed our Level 2 Course or Test for this course.
Level 3 Obedience, is designed to prep you for the AKC-CGC Course and work on commands with "NO FAILURE." The "No Failure" concepts helps ensure reliability in a variety of situations – with fewer rewards. In addition to the excitement and pride you’ll experience from having a dog that can behave reliably in the real world. With new commands introduces in the real-world experience.
Ages of your dog--1 year or older.
Well-Mannered Dogs. The AKC's Canine Good Citizen program is recognized as the gold standard for dog behavior. In CGC, dogs who pass the 10 step CGC test can earn a certificate and/or the official AKC CGC title. Dogs with the CGC title have the suffix, "CGC" after their names.
AKC-Community Canine Course:
The advanced level of AKC's Canine Good Citizen (CGC) program is a 6-week course.
Must have passed the CGC-Class
As with CGC, AKC Community Canine has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Community Canine title. This is a title that appears on the dog's title record at AKC. Dogs with the Community Canine title have the suffix, "CGCA" after their names.
AKC-Urban C.G.C. Course:
The CGC skills and beyond in an urban setting.
Must have passed the CGC and the Community Canine.
As with Canine Good Citizen, AKC Urban CGC has a 10-step test of skills that dogs must pass to earn the official AKC Urban CGC title. This is a title that appears on the dog’s title record at AKC. Dogs with the Urban CGC title have the suffix, "CGCU" after their names.
K9 In Training--Service Dog Training Course:
Requirements; Age of your dog--1-year-old and up and have completed our Level 3 Obedience Course and the AKC-CGC.
Prescription for your Doctor for a "Service Dog to Assist with the ADL's due to Disabilities."
Service Dog Training, is designed work with you and your dog to become a "Service Dog" gear to assist you with your disabilities. In addition to training your train to do what he/she must, you will learn the State and federal Laws regarding Service Animals. At the end of the class you will receive an Affidavit from K9 In Training stating that your Dog is "Is a Trained Service Animal."
In Some Cases, and extreme disabilities the training process may take longer then 6 weeks to complete.
This Course should be refreshed every 24 months.
AKC-Therapy Dog Training:
The CGC skills and beyond in a public setting.
Must have passed the CGC, and Community Canine and/or Urban Canine.
Therapy dogs are dogs who go with their owners to volunteer in settings such as schools, hospitals, and nursing homes. From working with a child who is learning to read to visiting a senior in assisted living, therapy dogs and their owners work together as a team to improve the lives of other people.
A dog must be certified by one of these organizations to be eligible to receive the AKC Therapy Dog title. http://www.akc.org/events/title-recognition-program/therapy/organizations/
Now more than ever, fitness is important for both dogs and people. The most commonly recommended exercise to improve fitness is walking. Walking is considered a safe activity that improves muscular strength, circulation, memory, weight loss, increases energy, helps with sleep, and reduces stress. The American Heart Association recommends walking a minimum of 150 minutes per week.
Participation in the AKC FIT DOG program will bring health benefits to both you and your dog.
The AKC FIT DOG magnet proudly declares to the world that you are committed to your dog’s health and fitness through regular exercise.
AKC--Trick Training Course:
Requirements; Age of your dog--6-months-old and up and have completed our Level 1 Obedience Course or Test for these courses.
There’s a reason why the phrase “man’s best friend” exists: It describes how much you and your dog complement each other, the time you spend together and the close relationship you have. That’s the foundation behind Companion Events: To demonstrate the deep companionship between you and your dog. In these events, you and your dog train together to demonstrate the bond that forms between a well-trained dog and his owner.
Companion events include: