Why Train at For Your K9?We believe that dog training is a journey that is meant to be enjoyed and cherished. We emerge out of relationships with not only people but every species and are deeply intertwined with one another. The For Your K9 training philosophy is based on the unique Relationship Centered Training (RCT) developed by Suzanne Clothier. The RCT philosophy is to promote a relationship of harmony and mutual respect between humans and dogs.
For Your K9's skilled professional trainers use training methods that emphasize compassion, communication and an appreciation of the dog's perspective. Good communication and mutual respect are key for the success of any relationship. We strive to help people develop good communication skills to enhance the dog/human relationship while having fun learning new skills in a calm, relaxed environment.
Our wide variety of classes and activities are designed to enhance and develop the human/dog relationship experience. For Your K9 is there to help you enjoy every step of a life shared with dogs.
New puppy or new dog in your house? Never been
in a training class? This is where to start!
Dog Sport Classes:
Now you've gotten hooked on training and want to
have even more fun with your Best Friend!
You and your pup like to be the center of attention?
Check out tricks and Circus School classes!
Behavior Specialty Classes:
If your dog needs help dealing with his world. If seeing
other dogs and/or people are an issue, these classes are
created especially to help you!
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Agility is a dog sport in which a handler directs a dog through an obstacle course in a race for both time and accuracy. Dogs run off leash with no food or toys as incentives, and the handler can touch neither dog nor obstacles. Consequently the handler's controls are limited to voice, movement, and various body signals, requiring exceptional training of the animal and coordination of the handler.
In its simplest form, an agility course consists of a set of standard obstacles laid out by a judge in a design of his or her own choosing in an area of a specified size. The surface may be of grass, dirt, rubber, or special matting. Depending on the type of competition, the obstacles may be marked with numbers indicating the order in which they must be completed.
The Barn Hunt Association, LLC has created a sanctioned sport honoring the traditional role of dogs in ridding barns, homes, and properties of vermin. Barn Hunt opens this fun sport up to any dog, of any size, type, breed or mix that can fit through an 18″ wide through approximately 22″ high tunnel. In Barn Hunt, you can earn titles and placements at levels from Instinct through Master, and even Championships and beyond. Dogs must be registered with the BHA to enter sanctioned trials. The registration form can be linked to on the right or through the top menu.
Nose Work is based on working detection dogs and starts with getting your dog excited about finding treats or their favorite toy hidden boxes. We then expand the game outside of boxes, using entire rooms, exterior areas, vehicles and other types of containers besides boxes. Dogs learn 'hunting' skills and build their confidence and independence as you learn teamwork and skill that will help you in competition.Rally O:
Rally Obedience is a fun and exciting team sport for pet dogs and their handlers in which teams navigate a course with numbered signs indicating different behaviors to perform, such as sit-down-sit, come, weave through cones, and send over a jump. You and your dog can participate from Puppy to Veteran level, whether disabled or well-bodied. Different from traditional obedience, in Rally you can talk to your dog and use food rewards.