LOVED the online basic obedience class! My dog is easily distracted by new people and surroundings, making online option not only convenient but easier for our learning. Material is well organized with supportive classroom materials (accessible all week as you complete your homework). I NEVER thought my overly excitable dog could be taken for an enjoyable walk in the neighborhood around other people and dogs. This course has been a game changer in understanding of my dog and in our quality of life!
Our Current Trainings
These days, it’s even harder to get your dog out for training. So we bring the training to you, with TK-9 online classes and webinars. Our online classes include weekly live virtual meetings featuring:
- Real-time instruction
- Q&A sessions
- Step-by-step instructional videos (accessible whenever you want them)
As we said, no two dogs—and no two owners—are alike. That’s we offer such a wide variety of classes. Each one emphasizes a balanced relationship and clear communication between you and your dog. Choose an in-person group class where you and your dog work with the distractions of the real world, or an online class where you and your dog can learn in the comfort of your home (and you can add the distractions later).
Our Puppy Training Program is designed to reinforce desirable behavior in puppies up to six months old. We also offer daycare specifically designed for puppies, where young dogs can burn off excess energy while learning how to “play nice” together. While our in-person and online Purely Positive Puppy Classes can help you teach your puppy important behaviors like “sit”, “stay,” and “come”—and deal with issues like potty training, jumping and chewing.
Problematic behavior is usually a symptom, not the problem itself. Our one-on-one behavior modification sessions help identify root causes like adrenaline addiction, poor social skills or a lack of trust.
We can then help correct those problems through nutrition, improved communication, or re-balancing the relationship between you and your dog.
Board & Train Programs
Tell us what skills you need your dog to learn and we’ll work with your dog while you’re at work! Then we’ll arrange follow-up classes where you and our trainers work with your dog to reinforce the new good behavior.
For puppies and dogs older than 6 months, we offer special 2-to-3 week Obedience Board & Train programs focusing on on-leash and off-leash behavior. For puppies under 6 months, we also offer Board & Train sessions to imprint desired behaviors. And we provide potty training for dogs of any age
If you prefer a more focused environment, if you can’t keep a fixed schedule, or if you have concerns about group training, private sessions are available. By observing how your dog behaves when you’re present, we can help resolve any issues and strengthen the ties between you and your dog.
It’s serious and it’s fun. If you want to train your dog in sports such as Rally, Nosework, Agility, Competitive Obedience and IGP, TK-9 is the place for you. Our founder, Tecla Walton, has numerous awards across multiple disciplines and will work with you and your dog. It’s a great way to deepen the bond with your dog, build confidence and reinforce training—not to mention making friends with other handler-dog teams
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I HIGHLY recommend Tecla’s K-9 Academy, specifically the live ZOOM online training classes they are offering right now. Tecla is incredible and had such an amazing curriculum set up for the course. Not to mention it was so convenient to be able to do it from home. Each week when we met, she would introduce a few new training activities for us to practice with our puppies until we met the following week. In addition to going over the new training exercises during the ZOOM call, she would provide example videos and supplementary written instructions for each exercise that we could refer back to during the week. She made it foolproof and so easy to follow.
After just eight weeks, my puppy has become so much more well-behaved and obedient. It was so rewarding to see his progress and I could tell he loved learning new things as much as I loved seeing him do them. It was funny too how all of his bothersome behaviors and tendencies just “happened” to start fading away.