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K9 Expert, Professional Dog Training!

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*now offering daycare for our clients!

DOES YOUR DOG...

1) Seem unpredictable around strangers?

2) Appear to be dominant with you or other family members?

3) Go crazy when he sees other dogs on walks?

4) Territorial?

5) Guard his toys or his food from people or other dogs in the family?

6) Makes you wonder if your dog is beyond hope?

                             Philosophy

Treats or no treats? Collars or no collars? Too much praise or not enough praise? Positive or negative reinforcement? We incorporate a variety of tools to fit your pups needs and your goals: food, motivators (tennis balls, Frisbees, etc.), slip leads, flat buckle leashes, prong collars, e-collars, as well as utilize many different methodologies such as Perception Modification, pressure release, Conditioned Relaxation just to name a few. Our goal is to help your pup make good decisions and the right choices enough times until these behaviors become “learned behaviors” and he is making these decisions on their own. High distraction training helps to proof this in all situations life may give us.

You don't have to be an expert in behavior science to have a better life with your dog.This is what we are here for, to show you the way.

K9 Expert are the experts you are looking for knowing how animals learn but how to apply that knowledge with your dog in your home. K9 expert uses proven reward-based methods, we never use pain or fear in the name of training.

DOG BEHAVIOR & TRAINING

K9 expert understands it is sometimes hard to live with a frightened or aggressive dog. K9 expert will walk you through the behavior change process with kindness and patience. Having an expert to help is a start. But having one who also understands and cares about you and your dog is essential.

COMPASSIONATE LEARNING EXPERIENCE

Dogs who bark, lunge, growl, snarl and bite can be frightening. Living with a dog like that can also be heart wrenching and confusing. K9 expert is known internationally for their compassionate and effective approach to helping dogs with these kinds of problems.

DOG AGGRESSION

 Our Dog Trainers

The trainers at The K9 Expert are knowledgeable of all proven training methods, as well as state of the art behavioral modification methods. During a free evaluation, the trainer will educate you on your dog’s behaviors, causes of these behaviors, the methods recommended to change these behaviors, the pros and cons of each method and make a professional recommendation regarding which style will produce the results you desire. The most important part is NOT that your dog learns the “Come” command, but that he will do it no matter what else is going on. In other words, what good is the “Come” command if your dog will only perform it in a sterile environment? The same is true for all commands. For example, anyone can teach their dog to “Sit” on the kitchen floor, but can you get your dog to “Sit” at the park as other people, dogs, and kids walk by? Your dog should listen to you whether you are in your kitchen, at the local park, or in the middle of a three ring circus. In addition, the owner plays a major role in the success of any dog obedience program. Of course we can teach your dog to perform for us, but our specialty lies in the ability to transfer these skills to you and every member of your family regardless of age, size, or strength (as long as he or she can speak clearly or give hand signals).

THE TEAM

                                                                  Our Formula For Success

Our “recipe for success” has produced successful results for thousands of dogs. Together, we will teach your dog things you had no idea he was capable of learning, and teach you things you didn’t know you were capable of! You will obtain an obedient, trustworthy, and calmer companion for the rest of your lives. Sure, a reliable dog makes your life easier, but more importantly your dog’s life just got a lot better. Why? Because when you are washing your car in the driveway he can now be with you instead of locked away. He can now go to the soccer games instead of staying at home in the back yard. He can now be inside when guests are visiting without jumping all over them. Again, we cannot emphasize enough that obedience awards FREEDOM in the dog world. Your best friend will be forever grateful for this gift, and the bond you will build in the process is priceless.

 

DOG TRAINING BENEFITS AND DISCOUNTS

  • Lessons vary from in home, facility, parks, and stores such as LOWE'S. to proof your dog in every environment.

  • Discount for multiple dogs

  • One on one lessons

  • Affordable pricing

  • Free unlimited group class for the life of the dog to maintain obedience and social skills.

  • Quick and effective training

  • Dogs can now join family on fun activities

  • ALSO NOW OFFERING DAYCARE FOR OUR CLIENTS ONLY

 

Just some of our recent work

I met Drew three years ago through a rescue who I was adopting my third dog from.  The dog I adopted came with training, but Drew went over and above his commitment to train and settle the dog into my pack by coming to my house once a week for eight months.  I have three very strong, stubborn dogs, one with human aggression and one with dog aggression. I hired him to train my other two pit bulls and he made such a difference with them.  I would not have succeeded with a balanced pack of three powerful dogs had it not been for Drew. If I had any questions at any time or if I needed some support I could call Drew and he would either talk me through my situation or he came by the house to work it through with me.  I still call Drew to bounce things off him or to ask for doggie tune up. He is very accommodating and keeps me and dogs on point. I highly recommend Drew; he is the most talented, respected, compassionate, knowledgeable, patient dog trainer you would ever find. 

Deborah T.

I have an 8 year old Boston terrier named Tommy that I adopted in June 2013.  He was the newest one in a long line of Boston terriers, a breed I have had all of my life.  (My previous Boston had died in March aged 14.  He was a rescue, too.) Not much was known about Tommy other than he was a stray.  He lived with a foster family for 6 weeks before I adopted him.  I was told that he got along with other dogs which was very important to me.  I like to take walks in my neighborhood which is very dog friendly.  I also wanted a dog that would get along with my sister’s two Boston terriers.  My dog walked nicely on a leash until he saw another dog.  He would bark and lunge at it, jumping in the dog’s face.  This happened repeatedly even though the other dogs were not reacting other than to back away.  I took a seven week class in dog obedience at a local rescue facility.  My dog did very well except the main problem of aggression towards other dogs was not addressed.  Fortunately a friend learned of drew  and K9 EXPERT and put me in touch with him.  After an evaluation by Drew I agreed to a training program in which Tommy would be with Andrew for two weeks, 24 hours a day.  Tommy did so well that he “graduated” after 8 days.  The change in my dog is remarkable.  Not only is the aggressive behavior gone but he is such a happy, relaxed boy.  Being with my dog is such a pleasure now – for both of us.  I can take him any where with complete confidence.  drew is everything one would want in a trainer; his skill, talent and knowledge are evident immediately.  Equally important is his obvious love of dogs and his passion for his work.

Stuart A.

Drew you are Awesome, what a Great Trainer! I have a 6 Month old German Shepherd name Mattie. These are things she likes to do: Pull me down the road when I try to walk her, bites at me, won't look at me, won't sit, stay, or come to me. Loves to keep jumping on people when they come over. Etc...Etc...Etc. She just started her first session with Drew and I was so amazed in the first 5 min. (couldn't believe it was my dog). After her session I took her outside myself, she sit when I said her name, gave direct eye contact with me and walked right beside my leg like she was a show dog..lol.. I could walk away from her and she would sit until I released her. Still can hardly believe her change. Can't wait for the next session. Thank you, K9 EXPERT Thank you Drew...You are the Man.

Nita W

I really can't say enough good things about Drew and The K9 Expert. I've only attended on session and I'm already seeing a new, better dog. Truly the wispier  Dog congratulations for her hard work!

Linda G.

Drew  at K9 EXPERT is an incredible trainer, I've had 4 lessons with him so far and have been enjoying every second. Communicating with people and connecting with the dogs, hes awesome! He explains things great and he really uses a lot of common sense techniques. An amazing trainer, if you need some help with your dog...I highly suggest K9 EXPERT and Drew! You'll love every second of learning how to train your dog and how your dog responds to the training! The best part is...No clickers and no 'treating' for nothing! I cannot express anymore gratitude with how much Drew has worked with my puppy, Mimi! Theres nothing bad to say and its hard to fit all the goodness in words! My final words; This trainer and facility are amazing and you are missing out!

Emily G.

Best trainer I've ever had Drew great with kids too..My daughter feel in luv with him and his work....Very  motivated, I highly recommend...

Amber S.

Hello, my name is Nate K., After recently attending the K9 Expert Professional Canine Trainer/Handler Program, I am most honored to be offered a chance at bringing a K9 expert facility to my home town of Charlotte NC. From my first memories as a child to this day, canines and myself have always had a very strong bond. Though it was only after I sought help from CEO, Mr. drew H that I was able to better understand negative canine behavior and how to guide them along the path of becoming a better companion. I have had the pleasure of training under the direct supervision of Drew H. for four years.

Nate K.

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Wednesday

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Friday

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Saturday

10AM - 5PM

(440)-541-3767

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