our philosophy

The dog obedience training methods used at K9 Mastery are based on traditional German training philosophies that have produced the best and most reliable dogs the world has ever seen.  These methods are highly disciplined and effective; however, it has taken years and hundreds of dogs to perfect the techniques used so they are successful on the average household pet which is neither as strong willed nor as driven as the dogs chosen for police and military work. These methods reject the use of treats in training and focus on the development of the owner into the Master of their dog. 

It is our belief that every dog needs a job and every dog needs a Master.  Dogs thrive on structure and discipline, and through our balanced training methods you will see your dog flourish and become more bonded to you than ever before.  Our methods use both praise and correction to clearly communicate your expectations to your dog in a way it will easily understand. 

Through controlled and graduated distractions your dog will learn to obey your commands in any and all situations, the first time, every time.  We train outside because that is where the real world situations you encounter everyday occurr and where you will need the obedience the most, not in your livingroom.

We believe that your dog is not just a pet, but a member of your family and a lifelong committment.  We acknowledge that training is time consuming and hard work . . .and not always fun.  However, results are earned, and the rewards you receive in return are boundless.  The lifelong companionship you will experience is easily worth the short commitment and investment you make in properly training your dog. 

If you want a family member that is truly bonded to you, is a joy to experience on a daily basis, and is a companion you can take anywhere, then the training at K9 Mastery is for you.