Family K9 Dog Training


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Personalized, Professional Dog Training

Dedicated to the family dog

All dogs (full- & mixed-breeds) are welcome and families are encouraged to promote positive training methods in their homes.
Committing to the training of your family pet & companion can save the life of your pet and will encourage community support of pet ownership.

My goal is to assist the pet owner in producing happy, well-mannered canine members of the family and society.

Group Classes and Private Sessions:

Classes are great for socialization and helping your dog learn to focus on you with varying distractions.  Check out the Classes tab for details.
  • AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Obedience Class & Evaluations  
  • AKC Canine Good Citizen (CGC) Training & Testing
  • TDI Therapy Dog Class & Testing
  • Family Dog Obedience Class
  • All Levels of Advanced Training
  • Tricks Class

Private sessions are held in your home or in locations that allow for proper training based on the behavior being addressed, such as local parks or towns. Private sessions are personalized based on your individual needs and availability.

  • In-Home Private Consulations
  • Obedience and Behavior Modification Training
  • Multiple Dog Home Training

Specialized Behavior Training:

It is sometimes necessary to perform behavior modification techniques to address specific behavior issues.

Here are some common behaviors that can be experienced:

  • Housebreaking
  • Jumping
  • Socialization Issues
    • Timid/Fearful dogs
    • Reactive dogs
  • Separation anxiety
  • Barking
  • Chewing
  • Digging
  • Mounting
  • Escaping
  • At the Door
    • Greetings
    • Bolting

Otis was only 3 months old when his owners gave him up because they couldn’t handle him anymore.  They described him as “Otis the Beast”, “Demon Dog” and “aggressive”.

While Otis clearly was an adorable pup, he required patience and consistent training that his family was not able to provide.  I helped to foster Otis and it didn’t take long at all to receive tons of applications on this adorable face.  Hoping we found a family who would commit to this little guy, he was soon adopted.  Alas, he was returned within 3 weeks.

Otis came back to me so I could continue to foster him.  We looked at each other and we just knew that he was in his forever home.  I loved this misunderstood, little guy.   I officially adopted Otis at 6 months old.   So we began our journey.

Otis received his AKC Canine Good Citizen and TDI certification at the age of 2.   He comes with me to my training classes and is an amazing demo dog.