Mandy A.Jan 2, 2019Verified
Molly J.Sep 10, 2018Verified
Very helpful with every request we have asked. Very helpful in teaching our dog in scent detection. We are very pleased and look forward to working with K9dog in the future.Sep 8, 2018
Knowledge Professional Honest Reliable Nate is top notch in his field. He takes the time to thoroughly explain your dogs behaviors (good or bad) and the ways to work on correcting them. He is also honest enough to advise us as dog owners on our behaviors that may be contributing to the problem areas. With his instruction and guidance we have been able to identify our sweet Maggie’s fear/anxiety related behaviors and we work daily to help her alleviate those with proper discipline and structure. He has given us invaluable tools to make our lives with our pets so much more enjoyable! I recommend The K 9 Institute to all of my friends and family...even strangers lol.Aug 23, 2018
Amazing dog training! Within the first few lessons, my dogs were so well behaved! They taught us a lot about training and were available if we ever had any questions. I definitely recommend them to everyone I know!Sep 11, 2018
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- What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?FREE EVALUATION @ The K9 Institute Board and Train Package $450 per week One on one lessons (adult and adolescent dog) @TK9I $85 per session One on one lessons (puppy) @TK9I $65 per session One on one lessons (in home) $100 per session *prices are pending an evaluation
- What is your typical process for working with a new customer?We offer free evaluations at our facility in order to determine the best fit program, duration, and price depending on the temperament of your pet.
- What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?Our head trainer, Nate Kendall, has received several accreditations through Leerburg, a highly regarded advanced training school for experienced dog trainers. He has also attended a scent detection, scent theory, and tracking and trailing course through Linda Plummer, a highly reputable, nationally renowned SAR instructor/handler located in New Kent, VA. 10 years of experience training for show and conformation as well as protection sports (ring sports and schutzhund). He has extensive experience with all forms of aggression rehabilitation and fear based issues. Nate has competed his dogs and titled in schutzhund with a BH. Has trained diabetic alert, mobility therapy, emotional support, seizure detection, and executive protection. Nate has also performed the precertification for the Mint Hill PD as they added new K9 handlers to existing K9s, to ensure they passed their state certifications. Every employee at our facility has been trained and instructed by Nate to ensure the quality of his training is carried on and the quality of his product evident in every dog we work with, regardless of their training goals!