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Are you a first time dog owner? Or perhaps your a first time large breed, small breed, working breed, or puppy owner. No matter what issue you are having with your dog, K9 Specialist can track down the cause and determine how to correct the issue.

Puppy Owners:
For those of you who are exploring the world of a new puppy, don’t let it frustrate you! K9 Specialist offers a Puppy Program to help build a you well structured foundation for you and your new pup. During this course we will help house break (potty train) your pup, as well as instill basic obedience commands such as come, sit, stay, down, heel and no. These tools will help you in the future when your pup decides to explore new boundaries and maybe even test your patience! The more confident and educated you are on your new family member will help ensure a well mannered companion for many enjoyable years to come!

First Time Large Breed Owners:
Is the size of your new companion got you worried? Don’t let size scare you! K9 Specialist will help educate you on your dogs breed, temperament and behavior, how to control unwanted habits and how to instill a proper foundation for the dog to mature on. Though a larger breed may take a more firm hand in the beginning of its training, there is no reason why you or anyone else should fear him/her. K9 Specialist will train not only your dog, but you too! We will give you all the necessary tools to control your dog in and out of its home environment. An In-Home Evaluation is needed to determine what you and your dogs situation is, as well as how to correct it.

First Time Small Breed Owners:
No matter how tiny and helpless a small breed dog may appear, don’t think you need to carry him/her around with you as if it were a human baby. Although in size they are more delicate, they are still indeed a dog. They have four legs and a tail just as much as the larger breeds do, which means they are still to be treated as an animal. They to need a solid foundation to mature on, as well as nip annoying habits in the bud. Smaller breed dogs tend to develop separation anxiety because the owners will tend to hold the dog rather than walk the dog, and baby the dog rather than train obedient behavior into the dog. These precious breeds need just as much training as the larger breeds to help ensure a lifelong journey of health, happiness, and enjoyment! K9 Specialist will perform an In-Home Evaluation of you and your dog to determine the problem, where it came from, and how to correct it. Give us a call today to schedule your In-Home Evaluation.

First Time Working Breed Owners:
You know you have a working breed dog when he constantly plays with a ball or toy, paces back and forth around the house, barks at almost everything he sees and can’t seem to sit still for longer than 2 minutes. Welcome to the world of a working animal who needs a job to do! No need to worry though, these dogs can become part of your family just as nicely as a non-working line dog. These high energetic creatures need a job to perform on a daily basis and as long as they feel in their minds like they have done a task, they will be wonderful animals to enjoy for many years. K9 Specialist will do an In-Home Evaluation of your dog and its environment and be able to put you on a path to getting your dog the workout it needs daily. For some working dogs, if they do not get a daily task, they are more than likely to develop excessive and annoying habits. Make sure to nip these problems in the bud and give K9 Specialist a call today!


Policies

After 3 visits and/or 1 week or more at our training facility, no refund may be obtained. This is only valid on Basic training programs. This is not applicable to any Intermediate, Advanced, Aggressive Behavior Modification, or Personal Protection Training Programs.

For clients protection as well as ours, all evaluations are subject to being recorded.

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Aggression – K-9 Specialist will not take on any dog that shows aggression toward any internal family member.  This goes for daughter, son, nephew, niece, uncle, aunt, father, mother, In Laws etc.  We only deal with aggression that comes from the outside in.  We will teach the dog to be put under control by the handler to stay on their property at their side while being out doors.  This means under complete client contained supervision!! Client must specify clearly at the signing of contract on what type of aggression they are dealing with and understand what we will not take on.

All training comes with a lifetime guarantee for the life of the pet.

Note: Please understand that K-9 Specialist LLC can only teach you and provide you with the proper tools to control any unwanted behaviors your dog may have. For example, if you have a Hound and you dislike that he or she chases birds, K-9 Specialist LLC can help you control that unwanted behavior while you are in your dogs presence only. We cannot stop your dogs natural given drive, nor can we control it if the dog is unattended. However, as long as you are trained by us and follow the proper procedures on how to maintain control of your dog while in his or her presence, you will have a well behaved dog. Please note that this applies to all behavior modification courses. Do not be fooled by others who claim they can “cure” a problem that is a natural instinct to your dog. There is no cure for a bird dog wanting to chase birds for example, but there are ways to control them. Please do not waste your time or money on K-9 Specialist LLC if your expectations are to “cure” your dogs natural instinct. If your expectation is to have full control over your dog while in his or her presence, we are the team for you. This same concept also applies to aggressive behavioral issues.

Special Example: I, owner and operator of K-9 Specialist LLC, owns a naturally aggressive Pitbull. My Pitbull is ONLY aggressive towards other dogs or animals in general, not people. As long as I am with my dog, whether I have her on or off a leash, she will respect and obey my authority. For example, if another dog walks by and I am present with my Pitbull, she will remain in her place and not move or react to that dog because I am there to control the situation. However, if I walk away and leave my dog unattended, she will most definitely advance towards the other dog because I was not there to control the situation. I am giving this very real scenario to provide the public with the knowledge that just because a dog is well trained, the training does not take the natural instinct out of them at all. It would be like taking the “dog” out of the dog…completely impossible. That’s why I offer training to help teach and educate you as well as give you the tools to maintain proper control and behavior with your dog, as long as your in his or her presence. That’s the key right there. You MUST be in his or her PRESENCE to have complete control.

 

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