HEEL – your dog walks closely at your side
SIT – your dog sits quietly and patiently until released, even while distracted
DOWN – your dog lies down until released, even when distracted
COME – your dog will come to you upon request
PLACE – your dog will learn to stay on a mat that limits his/her freedom to a designated area
HAND SIGNALS – your dog reads your body language, hand signals teach your dog to pay closer attention to you, obeying your silent commands
BEHAVIOR PROBLEM SOLVING – you will receive assistance on modifying unwanted behaviors such as jumping up, barking, leash pulling, aggression, digging, running away, and others
One of our staff trainers will be able to provide you with a demonstration of the above commands in your free pre-enrollment evaluation.
A protection training program teaches qualified dogs to protect individuals, families, and property while remaining an affectionate and safe pet. Our balanced training methods enhance the dog’s natural suspicion and protection instincts through confidence building, not through intimidation or force. This training includes the dog recognizing a threat, giving the alert command, and calling a dog out for effective and controlled protection. To qualify for this type of training a pre-enrollment evaluation must be completed by a staff trainer. All dogs must be obedience trained on and off leash before beginning this program. After an initial residency stay, owners and dogs work with our trainers in follow-up lessons to learn effective handling skills for emergency situations.
Private lessons provide one-on-one training designed to meet your dog’s personality, aptitude, social development, and your family’s goals. In each private lesson at our training facility, one of our certified professional trainers will teach you how to train your dog for obedience commands and how to handle unwanted behaviors. Private lesson programs are designed for owners who have the necessary time and patience to work closely with their dogs. Private lessons are also ideal for dogs whose personality types work better when they remain in their home environment.
All of professional trainer’s instruction and attention during private lessons will be focused on you and your dog. While private lessons may cost more than conventional club training or large group sessions, the benefits greatly outweigh the additional investment. You and your dog will not get lost in the circus atmosphere of group sessions, club training, or pet store classes.
Private lessons can be scheduled Monday through Friday during K-9 Village’s business hours. Your certified professional trainer will help you to determine a training schedule that works best for you to accomplish your goals. In order for private lessons to be successful, you and your dog will be required to practice at home between lessons. A commitment of a minimum of two to three twenty minute “homework sessions” per day is necessary for this type of training approach to be effective.
Residency programs meet the needs of owners who simply lack the time or patience to complete a training program on their own or who wish to put their dog’s training into the hands of a professional. These programs prove especially effective for training hyperactive dogs, complicated behavior problems, or dogs with aggressive tendencies.
When you choose a residency program you know that the training of your dog will be accomplished quickly without disrupting your schedule. The length of training time is based upon your dog’s personality, past and present behavior, and your goals for your dog. Once your dog has been evaluated by a staff trainer, we can recommend a training program that is ideal for you and your dog and give you a better estimate of how long it will take to complete the training.
Once your dog has completed a residency program at K-9 Village, dog owners will then be provided with a series of follow-up lessons which will provide instruction on how to handle and communicate with their trained dog. In order for all or our residency programs to be successful, it is imperative for owners to commit to incorporating what their dog has learned into everyday life. During you pre-enrollment evaluation, one of our certified trainers will be able to answer your questions and suggest if this approach is best for you and your dog.
Combination programs combine private lessons with a short residency program. These programs are normally helpful for those owners who do not have enough time to complete private lessons in their entirety. Our trainers will begin your dog’s training at our facility through a short residency program. After completion of a residency program you will then begin to participate in your dog’s additional training through a series of private lessons until you accomplish your goals. During you pre-enrollment evaluation, one of our certified trainers will be able to answer your questions and suggest if this approach is best for you and your dog.
Before beginning any obedience training at K-9 Village, your dog will be evaluated by one of our certified professional trainers. This pre-enrollment evaluation of your dog will enable us to determine his/her personality type, aptitude, social development, and behavioral patterns and problems. This evaluation will also allow our trainer to determine what your goals are for your dog. From this information our certified trainer will be able to recommend the best training approach and whether you and your dog would best benefit from private lessons or a residency training program. With either approach, your dog’s training curriculum will be designed around your individual dog and your goals.
During your evaluation our trainers will also answer any questions that you have about training and your dog’s behavior. Our trainer will also provide you with a demonstration with a trained dog to give you a better idea of what K-9 Village can offer you and your dog. Your initial evaluation is free of charge and there is no obligation to sign up for training. Owners must present current vaccination records from a licensed veterinarian prior to being evaluated.
If during boarding your dog requires veterinary attention, we will attempt to contact you at the telephone numbers provided. If we are unable to contact you, K-9 Village will then try the emergency contact provided. Please make sure that your emergency contact is aware that your dog is boarding with K-9 Village and available for contact during your dog’s boarding stay. In the event we are unable to contact you or your emergency contact, K-9 Village will call in a veterinarian to obtain the necessary care.
The owner is responsible for all veterinary charges incurred including transportation fees.
It is the owner’s responsibility to providel K-9 Village with current vaccination records from a licensed veterinarian. All dogs are required to have the following vaccinations: Rabies, Distemper, Bordetella, Adenovirus Type 2, and Parvo virus (DA2P). Dogs that are overdue on the required vaccinations will not be accepted for boarding. The following vaccinations are recommended: Leptospirosis, Parainfluenza, Lyme Disease and Corona. It is the owners’ responsibility to provide updated vaccination records when needed.
Boarding dogs should be in good health. We are able to board dogs that require any form of post-operative care, with open wounds/stitches, require injections, have restrictions on physical activity, have certain medical/physical conditions, or require the care of a veterinarian.
K-9 Village does not board puppies under the age of 16 weeks. Dogs with fleas or flea dirt will be treated at the owner’s expense. Please contact the business office if you have questions regarding your dog’s health condition or require clarification regarding these policies.
We recommend that you make your dog’s boarding reservations as far in advance as possible. Boarding spaces may be limited and a deposit may be required. You may leave a message requesting boarding. Please leave your name, dog’s weight, telephone number and the dates you would like to board. A member of our staff will call you back to confirm if space is available.
Our services include a bath, nail trimming, ear cleaning, and brushing/combing. Boarding dogs will receive an additional discount towards their bathing price, provided that owners schedule the dog’s bath in advance and board for a minimum of one night. Contact our office during business hours to obtain more information regarding rates and scheduling.
K-9 Village does not provide food and we require that you keep your dog on the same food he/she eats at home.
Please be certain your pet is familiar with the food that you provide. Sudden changes in food can sometimes upset a dog’s stomach. Make sure that you bring enough food for the entire time your dog is scheduled for boarding. You may also want to supply enough food for one extra day in the event that you cannot make it back for your scheduled pick-up. We suggest that you pre-measure the amount to be given for each feeding and place in separate plastic bags. If your dog does not have enough food for its stay, K-9 Village will purchase additional food (if possible). The owner is responsible for the price of additional food and transportation fees. If your dog has any medications or supplements to be given, please place them in separate plastic bags and include instructions for dispensing.