Our Story

Welcome to Elite K-9 Training!

Our mission is to create harmony and understanding between dogs and their owners through balanced and effective training methods. We are dedicated to providing the highest level of professional dog training services, tailoring our approach to meet the unique needs of each dog and their human companion.

Our goal is to empower dog owners with the knowledge and skills necessary to build a strong bond, alongside understood two-way communication, fostering a lifelong partnership based on trust, respect, and work ethic. We strive to enhance the lives of both dogs and their owners by promoting responsible pet ownership, improving canine behavior, and promoting a harmonious coexistence within our community.

We train with your specific end goals in mind to develop obedient and confident dogs, while nurturing a strong bond, respect, and trust between the canine and the handler. We use traditional and contemporary training styles, combining the most effective and efficient training methods to achieve your desired outcomes. We strive for the best and most capable processes in training to create new behaviors and modify the undesirable behaviors you are experiencing.

We are neutral trainers that use Positive Reinforcement and Negative Reinforcement (when needed, and always the lowest level of intervention) to help create comprehension within the animal. We use this balanced approach with the aim of understanding dogs’ nature, their ability to be conditioned, and effectiveness of rewards and punishments. Some of the other science used is: Classical Conditioning (Pavlov), Clicker Training, Electronic Stimulation Training, Mirrored and Modeled Development, Relationship Based Training, and Pack-Based Alfa Dog Training.

Our Training Philosophy, “A Balanced Approach”

Our vision is to be the standard for dog training within our direct community, to be recognized for our expertise, and a high commitment to custom outcomes for every project. We envision a project to be completed when the end goals are met through training, and the owner’s expectations are met.

We aspire to set new standards in the industry by continually expanding our knowledge, staying at the forefront of research and advancements in dog behavior, and acquiring certifications through continued education, and combined approaches of differing science and training techniques within the industry. We strive to be a trusted resource for dog owners, offering comprehensive support and guidance throughout their journey of raising a well-trained and well-adjusted dog.

Through our unwavering dedication to excellence, we aim to uphold the highest standards and contribute influence to provide good canine citizens and well-educated owners within our community.

Modality and Practices

We are balanced trainers at Elite K9 Training. Meaning that we use a blended and customized approach with every handler/owner and their canine. This means that we do adhere to “positive only” training styles, or “compulsion” training styles. We use classical conditioning, operant conditioning, positive reinforcement, and negative reinforcement. We use training tools like slip leads, Ecollars, Prong Collars, treats, leashes, long lines, muzzles, harnesses, and many other training aids throughout the process of training, based on the dog in front of us and the end goals of the project. We take a balanced and blended approach to training with the highest regard towards maintaining relational safety, bond, trust, and working relationship with the canine.




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