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K-911 Dog Training, LLC
K-911 Dog Training, LLC

K-911 Dog Training, LLC

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Introduction: Training is not about "I say, you do." Training should be fun, rewarding and promote trust, empowerment, and a stronger relationship between you and your canine companion. Dogs, just like people, need to feel they have control over their circumstances. We should teach, not force, our dogs and focus on setting them up for success by not only just providing options; but the right ones. For example: if you want your child to dress appropriately for school you wouldn't want to demand that they wear a specific outfit; they might refuse or protest. But, if you picked out two appropriate options for them to choose from, not only do they feel empowered but either way they make the right decision. Many normal dog behaviors that we find unpleasant can be more easily eliminated, with less wear and tear, if we approach training with a clearer understanding of how dogs learn and communicate, while also providing them with sufficient outlets for physical and mental exercise. Positive training and positive results!\n\nI love all aspects of dog training! Helping people gain a clearer understanding of dog behavior and how best to communicate and train their dogs is my passion. Explaining and demonstrating vetted training techniques and then watching the excitement from owners as they effortlessly train their dogs new skills or overcome life's obstacles is amazing to watch! I can't imagine a better job than this one!
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Hired 66 times

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5 years in business

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Andrea v.

Dog Training

I love this trainer and 100% recommend him. Our dog is terrified of other dogs but he had her ready to go to the dog park by the end. All of our friends say she is so much better
K-911 Dog Training, LLC's reply
Such a great review Andrea! Thank you very much, I appreciate it! 🙏
Dec 3, 2020
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Janet T.

Dog Training

Scott is very knowledgeable his communication prior to and during our meeting was excellent. We have been working with our 3 year old goldendoodle using his tips, amazing he remembers and responds nicely, we look forward to working with Scott on his leash pulling next. Turner and Roberts family
K-911 Dog Training, LLC's reply
Thank you so much Janet! 😘 I’m so glad you found the information helpful and Im looking forward to making Takota and Lilly more confident. A dog’s quality of life is just as important as our own. You made my day, thanks!!
Oct 20, 2020
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Pam F.

Dog Training

Prompt, friendly, informative response and ongoing communication. He's a joy to work with - and our dog loves the training sessions! We're learning (dog and humans!) so much from Scott. It's obvious he loves dogs, and has found his calling (!). Highly recommended.
May 12, 2017
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Rea L.

Dog Training - Board and Train

It’s been a week, since Oden has been back from 2 weeks of boarding and training with you. Our family appreciates all the effort, time and sleepless nights you have put into our little puppy. We cannot believe the positive changes in him, Oden is night and day! We have followed every advice and training you have given us. The accomplishments during the week we have noticed and praised are: He is now able to stay in his kennel at home and in the car with no issues. He is now sleeping through the whole night from 10 pm to 6 am with no accidents. Your time on Sunday’s transition was invaluable. Just to see you in action with our Oden was incredible! Addisen and I were just amazed at how you took the time to teach and validate the training with us. We appreciate the referral of Dogtopia, where he can meet up with his friends and burn the energy (Wheaton Terriers are so energetic). Let me just tell you, the first drop off at Dogtopia, he slept from 8 pm through the whole night. Big win! We can’t thank you enough and look forward to working with you on more training. I can’t say enough of your positive reinforcement and training style which has been amazing! You are a dog whisperer! Thank you Rea
Feb 13, 2017
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Roberta E.

Dog Training

Both my husband and I were extremely happy with Scott. He made us feel at ease right away. We have a five year old female Chocolate Lab who has been attacked by dogs and it hasn't been easy to find someone who was able to help with solid first steps to getting our Luna less fearful. This will take time and we are committed with Scott that he is the one who can continue to "train" us and help get our girl relaxed and happy. If you are looking for someone who has the training, skills and expertise then Scott is your trainer! We look forward continue working with him.
Jan 17, 2017
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FAQs

  • What should the customer know about your pricing (e.g., discounts, fees)?

    Most importantly, clients should be informed that uncertified trainers, of which there are many, charge similar or larger fees for services which sound similar but actually involve punishment based methods. These methods can cause fear, anxiety and aggression to manifest or intensify the current problem behaviors while extinguishing warning signs. They also increase not only undue stress on their dog but also their own legal liability. My fee includes the training session or board & train, using positive based methods along with handouts and training plans geared towards continued progress. All board and trains include one free 1-2 hour transitional training session. All B&Ts, training sessions and behavior consultations include continued free access to me for follow-up questions via email, text, or phone.

  • What is your typical process for working with a new customer?

    Before any training begins, I ask that the guardian fill out a standard questionnaire form so that I can best meet their needs and make the most of their time during sessions. I Do Not use the Thumbtack calendar. Please contact me with questions and for scheduling through my email address, phone call or text message.

  • What education and/or training do you have that relates to your work?

    10 years of experience at the Humane Society of Boulder Valley including years of experience as a Training and Behavior Consultant in their Training Center. I have a certification in training and consulting through the world renowned Jean Donaldson's Academy for Dog Trainers. This academy is designed to be a two year program which not only provides instruction in basic manners training but also provides an intense focus on the most current behavior modification techniques, with regular testing and guidance from a renowned animal behaviorist.

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