PROGRAMS

K9U offers training programs designed to fit your lifestyle as well as your dog’s temperament and personality.  Each program is designed to create the maximum success for both you and your dog.  All of out assistance and training programs are customized in your dog’s home – where the dog’s behavior exists.

K9U’s concentrated curriculum has dogs doing Advanced Obedience in a matter of weeks – not months!

This concentrated curriculum is possible as a result of K9U’s innovative body language cues that elicit behaviors quickly and easily using the dog’s instinctive behavior as the interpreter.  Body language is a powerful tool and effective use inspires trust* - and it is fun!  We call this unique method “Dancing with Dogs – the art of teaching canines through mutually understood body language.”

* K9U’s Dancing With Dogs Method does not use fear or intimidation tactics.  All body language cues are positive and resemble dancing moves familiar to most individuals. Can’t dance? No worries! “Step-by-step” guidance in each lesson!

CANINE TRAINING OPTIONS

Basic Behavioral Assessment Lifeskill Lessons Canine Training Levels:
Aggression Assessment Private Tutoring for Puppy Development

Basic Elementary School Education

Single Session Diagnostic + Treatment Package Roving Puppy PreSchool*

High School Equivalency (G.E.D.)

Home Schooling Therapy Intervention Sessions

College Level Studies

Behavioral Modification Program Specialized Training (also available)

Post-Graduate Work

 

…and felines too!

Behavioral Modification Program For Felines

This program, like all others will begin with a complete history and diagnostic (Basic Behavior Assessment).  This Assessment Interview will surface all behavioral problems and outline and integrate appropriate treatment protocols.  Written report of the diagnostic result, treatment plan for client use and all relevant protocols and associated handouts will be provided.
 
When requested by a veterinary professional this program includes written reports to the referring practice.  The first report will include the Assessment results and recommendations for modification. The final report, upon completion of the program, will detail owner compliance and subsequent results.

 

CANINE TRAINING OPTIONS

Basic Behavioral Assessment

An Assessment is an extended, accurate history that is the platform from which we will develop your customized training and/or treatment program.  This is the first step in our all-encompassing and complete education package.

Aggression Assessment

This extended Assessment is designed to surface all aggression triggers to determine the most effective way to treat the overall problem.  Behavior doesn’t evolve in a vacuum and usually this history and diagnostic interview takes longer to determine the root cause of each behavior.  Because when you push behavior, it tends to push back, our treatment plan will include watching for predictive behavior and preventing it from changing into new behavior complaints.

Single Session Diagnostic + Treatment Package

Designed for special canine circumstances, this Assessment Interview will surface all behavioral problems and outline and integrate appropriate treatment protocols.  Written report of the diagnostic result, treatment plan for client use and all relevant protocols and associated handouts can be provided, upon request.

(This program is specifically utilized when the referral comes from another training organization.  When requested by an outside entity a written report will be provided for the referring organization.  SSDs are provided for aggression only when the client and dog have the support of a qualified training organization.) 

Home Schooling

You and your dog will receive goal-oriented instruction in the comfort and convenience of your own home on how to create a more rewarding relationship.  We will focus on teaching the incredible, versatile tool of obedience, through the use of Behavioral Training. 

Behavioral Modification Program

This program is custom tailored to the behavior problem of your dog.  It includes an appropriate level of obedience training, instruction on how to integrate obedience into day-to-day, real-life situations, and a lifelong set of rules with behavioral modification protocols to make your canine-human relationship more peaceful, rewarding and enjoyable.  With this two-step approach, most behavioral problems reduce significantly within a few weeks and with diligent effort most are resolved within a few months.

K-9 U specializes in successful treatment programs, and preventative programs for, Separation Anxiety and all forms of Aggression.

When requested by a veterinary professional this program includes written reports to the referring practice.  The first report will include the Assessment results and recommendations for modification. The final report, upon completion of the program, will detail owner compliance and subsequent results.

Lifeskill Lessons

Lifeskill Programs are automatically integrated into G.E.D level programs (described below) and all higher educational experiences.  Lifeskills are also integrated into private Puppy PreSchool programs that exceed two sessions.  LifeSkills involve the everyday interactions that make living with a dog such a pleasure.  We will work with you in identifying your specific needs and modifying our LifeSkill offerings to meet those needs. These easy exercises make the difference between a dog that listens and a dog that wants to listen.

Private Tutoring for Puppy Development

Puppies must start between the ages of seven and fourteen weekswhen socialization is the most critical.  In the privacy of your own home you will receive a basic primer covering all the challenges of puppy-raising and development.  Make puppy-raising a pleasure not a frustrating experience!

All topics are covered; all behavior issues are addressed; all instruction is hands-on to assist the new-puppy owner in mastering the proper theory and technique for shaping behavior. PPS is all about non-confrontational, dog-friendly methods focusing on personality shaping exercises.   Ideal for the owner who has never raised a puppy as well as the owner who has raised many – this is tailored to what you need when you need it.

Roving Puppy PreSchool*

For puppies between the ages of seven and twenty weeks only - when socialization is the most criticalRoving PPS is a series of group lessons at various locations that focus on shaping your puppy’s personality while molding future canine behavior during the most impressionable age.  Emphasis is placed on the importance of proper socialization during this critical period; classes focus on a wide and varied socialization experience with hands-on instruction and demonstrations.  Group Instruction available in-season only.  Limited enrollment.  When enrollment is full, Roving PPS is offered in Private Instruction as well.

*Group sessions for Puppy Preschool are subject to availability and other restrictions.

Therapy Intervention Sessions

For the canine “with issues” we offer various appropriate intervention therapies designed to help special dogs deal with specific aggression, traumatic events and/or phobic responses.  These treatment sessions are individually tailored and professionally supervised.  (Successful completion of G.E.D or College Level Studies is required.)

Specialized Training Also Available

We are pleased to offer Lectures and Seminars to organizations and groups on specialized or general topics.

Other possibilities of Specialized Training include but are certainly not limited to: Remedial House-Training; Canine-Assisted Therapy (for hospital and in-facility visitation), Nutritional Counseling, Agility Training (or, Agility Support and Problem Solving), “Tricks,” Support-Dog Training, Hearing Assistance Dogs, Search and Rescue, Scent Discrimination, Narcotics Detections, Alert Dog Training, Personal Protection and much, much more.** 

** Our trainers' experience and knowledge are not limited to the services listed.

 

CANINE TRAINING LEVELS

Basic Elementary School Education

Basic Obedience - Includes the Basics of HEEL, SIT, DOWN, STAY and COME, all ON-LEASH.  Designed to get the dog and owner started on their obedience path.  Most clients (and most dogs) can complete this level in four (4) to six (6) lessons.

High School Equivalency (G.E.D.)

Foundation for Advanced Obedience - Includes HEEL with an automatic SIT; DOWN and SIT at the side; DOWN and SIT at the front; DOWN- and SIT-in-Motion and COME – for a total of ten (10) commands, all ON-LEASH inside and outside.  The goal is to teach the owner and their dog more advanced concepts, teach the dog to generalize and prepare both for OFF-LEASH work by instructing on areas such as how to teach the concept of delayed, and remote, praise.  This program is ideal for BEHAVIORAL MODIFICATION and teaching the relevance of Obedience Training in real life (Behavioral Training).   Most clients (and most dogs) can complete this level in eight (8) to ten (10) lessons.

College Level Studies

Advanced Obedience - Includes HEEL with an automatic SIT; DOWN and SIT at the side; DOWN and SIT at the front; DOWN- and SIT-in-Motion and COME – for a total of ten (10) commands, all ON-LEASH outside and OFF-LEASH inside.   All commands are ON- and OFF-LEASH inside and ON-LEASH outside.  During lessons our goal will be for you and your dog(s) to progress to OFF-LEASH outside obedience.  Most clients (and most dogs) can complete this level in eleven (11) to sixteen (16) lessons.

Post-Graduate Work

Custom Commands - Includes any or all but is certainly not limited to the following: OFF-LEASH Outside; STAND; FINISH (return to HEEL position from forward facing); SWING (forward-facing left side FINISH); SQUARE-OFF HEEL (from 90 degrees off-placement); WAIT; PARK (Soft Command); PLACE; Final Preparatory for CGC (American Kennel Club’s Canine Good Citizenship Test); Final Preparatory for Therapy Testing; and much more! (Successful completion of College Level Studies is required for some of the Post-Graduate Work.) 

Many post-graduates go on to advanced degrees of leaning by studying Scent Discrimination, Assistance Training, Competition Obedience and many other exciting branches of canine educations.

 

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