What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?
We listen to each customer to see what specific training needs they have and give a price that matches and is affordable.
What is your typical process for working with a new customer?
Typically, we start with an initial consultation to determine what type of services you need, assess how we can best reach your training goals, complete required paperwork, and use the opportunity to be introduced to your pet(s). We will plan out a training format that works best for you and your schedule.
What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?
Ryan- Owner - K9SF, LLC - Dog Training & Security Consulting.
5 years in business training dogs in two states.
Locations in Minnesota and Tennessee.
Three K9 Certifications.
Three Years K9 Handling/Training for US Government.
Two Deployments with K9 to Afghanistan.
Milo- Trainer K9SF, LLC
7 years working with dogs at Downtown Dogs
Pack leader, dog behavior, and dog training skills
How did you get started doing this type of work?
Ryan- I started in dog training when I became a K9 Police Officer in Tennessee. I played an integral role in the secure investigation of FBI, TBI, ATF, DEA, and other local law enforcement cases with an assigned K9. I found over 70 criminal offenses and improved community crime prevention awareness by using the K9 as a marketing and engagement tool.
Milo- I have over 7 years experience working with dogs of all sizes and breeds through my experience working at a boarding location. I was able to learn pack management skills, reducing dog stress and aggressiveness, and general dog training techniques.
What types of customers have you worked with?
K9SF works with customers of all ages and backgrounds, from private individuals to commercial companies, we are happy to try to provide the best service possible to everyone.
Describe a recent project you are fond of. How long did it take?
In 2012 K9SF acquired land in Estill Springs, TN and transformed 42 acres of woodland into a main office that provides training grounds, emergency assistance, and volunteer work to the community. Through alot of hard work we continue to improve our facilities and expand our services, adding new locations worldwide.
K9SF opened an office in Minneapolis, next to the Walker Art Museum and is happy to offer training at that location.
What advice would you give a customer looking to hire a provider in your area of work?
You should ensure that your trainer has knowledge and experience appropriate to your training requirements and can present the training in an easy to understand way.
What questions should customers think through before talking to professionals about their project?
They should understand specifically what they want their dog to do / not do and understand that results are only possible through consistency and repetition.