Effective and Quality Dog Training Near You
In 1993, K-9 University was founded and established by Chuck Bratt. He is a Certified Master Trainer and started K-9 University because he saw a need for a quality comprehensive dog training service provider. Like Chuck Bratt, the staff at both our Plano, TX, and Garland, TX, locations are passionate about providing the dogs and dog owners in our communities with access to effective dog training. Not only is our staff passionate and dedicated to our work, but they are certified experts in dog behavior and training methods. Contact us today.
What is Obedience Training?
Every time you walk through the neighborhood park, you may notice well-trained dogs playing fetch or sitting next to their owners with calm focused attention and under complete control. Then, you may look down at your own dog and wonder why they keep chewing up your shoes. The good news is that the other owner didn’t just happen to get an obedient dog. They most likely had to provide their dog with thorough obedience training.
Obedience training is the most commonly used term for training a dog in many aspects that together result in that calm, under-control dog you see at the dog park. Training a dog is hard work, but the dog trainers on our team have the knowledge and experience to work with your dog’s specific needs to ensure optimal results. K-9 University strives to provide the best professional dog training services in the Plano area, and we want to give you and your dog the best chance to have a full and connected relationship.
What Programs Do We Offer?
At K-9 University, our goal is to transform your puppy or dog into an obedient and well-behaved companion. We believe that every dog and dog owner could benefit from dog training. Our programs give you the control you need to enjoy your relationship with your dog to the fullest. Nobody wants a dog that is unruly or destructive, so let our dedicated team of experienced dog trainers help you reach your training goals. Our training services include:
- Boarding and Training
- Day Training
- Custom Training
Your Dog Will Receive Training in Important Skills
At K-9 University, we have a complete and comprehensive method of training your dog that includes physical, emotional, and mental skills. Your dog will become well-behaved, loving, and obedient, and will be safer once he/she knows how to obey. With training in physical, emotional, and mental aspects, your dog will experience:
- Reduced hyperactivity
- Reduced destructive behavior
- Willingness to obey commands
- Happiness due to mental stimulation
- Proper socialization skills
- Improved ability to bond with you
- Reduced boredom
- Reduced aggression
- Reduced stress
Dog Training and Boarding Services
The best dog training services are thorough and comprehensive. Many programs offer a weekly training session or a short day-to-day session. While these programs have the right idea, they are missing a great opportunity. Our board-and-train experience provides you and your dog a more thorough training option in Plano, TX.
In order for your dog to truly retain the training they receive, they need consistency, repetition, and few distractions. When you take advantage of our training and boarding services, you’ll drop your dog off at our facility for a predetermined amount of time. This will be determined during the consultation and can differ depending on your dog’s specific needs. Usually, dogs stay with us for 14 days. When they board and train with us, they will receive the most beneficial form of training, and will truly return to you a more attentive, focused, and obedient dog.
After this initial dog obedience training, we’ll schedule weekly 30-minute private follow-up lessons. From here, you and your dog will be invited to attend group dog training classes. The entire process usually takes anywhere from eight to ten weeks to complete, and the result is priceless. Not only is this the perfect system for puppy obedience training, but the program is also designed to counter-condition behavioral problems in older dogs.
How Does It Actually Work?
Our program focuses on making big strides and visible differences in your dog. Our methods are used by dog trainers all over the world, but for this program, you don’t need to be an expert in animal behavior. Our staff of experts will provide you with the information you need to ensure that the changes you see in your dog will stick, even long after the program is complete. When you seek our services at K-9 University, you will quickly get to experience the peace of mind and comfort of having your dog listen and obey.
7 Stages of Obedience and Mindfulness Training
The seven stages of the obedience and mindfulness training we do with your dog provide a structured format that you can repeat. Your dog will progress through the following stages:
- Focus their attention on you
- Focus their attention on you despite distractions
- Focus on yourself during walks
- Focus on you regardless of location
- Calmly greet people and dogs in public
- Do the Auto SIT
- Have impulse control
Your Dog Will Listen to You, Even Without Treats!
While convincing your dog to behave may be easy with treats, the true sign of obedience is obedience without the presence of treats. That’s what our university trains your dog to be able to do. With our thorough training, your dog will:
- Continue to sit calmly where you’ve asked them to sit, no matter the people, dogs, or food that passes by
- Maintain eye contact with you, even when there are distractions and interruptions
- Remain calmly in their bed no matter the noise or chaos going on around them