Dog Training (Now Available!)

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Training not only builds your dogs confidence, but also provides mental stimulation and strengthens the bond between you and your dog.

Basic Obedience

Build a better relationship between you and your dog with basic skills

Stronger Bond

Improves not just your pets quality of life but your families as well

Trail Training

Outdoor mulched trails for training and dog walking

A Friend That Obeys

Having a pup that obeys commands strengthens the relationship

Club-K9 Classes

Puppy Pre-K Class

Puppy Ages: 9 - 15 Weeks
Frequency: Weekly 1.5 Hours for 4 Weeks
Size: Semi-Private (max 5 with 1 trainer or max 10 with 2 trainers)

Puppy’s first class! A safe place for puppies who are not fully vaccinated yet. Our semi-private class size means lots of personalized attention! A great way to start teaching them good manners and learning how to prevent basic puppy behavioral issues. Classes will cover:

  • Name Recognition
  • How to Potty in the Right Places
  • Crate Time
  • Puppy Socialization & Play
  • Techniques to Prepare them for Grooming and Basic Vet Care
  • Preventing or Addressing Resource Guarding (guarding food, treats or toys, etc.)
  • Jumping
  • Mouthiness

Puppy Kindergarten Class

Puppy Ages: 15 weeks – 6 months
Frequency: Weekly 1.5 Hours for 4 Weeks
Size: Semi-Private (max 5 with 1 trainer or max 10 with 2 trainers)

Your Puppy will begin to learn the basics of good manners and start them on their journey to being the ideal companion you have always wanted. Your puppy will learn everything necessary to achieve the AKC STAR Puppy Award, let us know at registration if you would like to go for the AKC STAR Puppy Evaluation and we will make sure you get in the right class!

  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Come When Called
  • Leash Manners - Walking Politely on a Leash
  • Place – Going to a bed or other specified location when asked
  • Oh! The Places You Can Go! – Where to Take them- Outings & Puppy Socialization Opportunities
  • Introduction to Handling, Grooming, Sharing & Impulse Control

Adult Basic Obedience

Dog Ages: 6 months & Up
Frequency: Weekly 1.5 Hours for 4 Weeks
Size: Semi-Private (max 5 with 1 trainer or 10 with 2 trainers)

Your Dog will learn the basics of good manners and start them on the journey to being the ideal companion you have always wanted.

  • Sit, Down, Stay
  • Come When Called
  • Leash Manners - Walking Politely on a Leash
  • Place – Going to a bed or other specified location when asked
  • Oh! The Places You Can Go! – Where to Take them for Outings & Socialization Opportunities
  • Introduction to Handling, Grooming, Sharing & Impulse Control

Intermediate Obedience

Dog Ages: 6 Months & Up
Frequency: Weekly 1.5 Hours for 4 Weeks
Prerequisite: Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Basic Obedience or Test-In Option
Size: Semi-Private (max 5 with 1 trainer or 10 with 2 trainers)

Your Dog will achieve higher levels of focus and responsiveness to maintain good manners in public spaces and in a variety of situations. Successful completion of this class would qualify the dog and owner team to be evaluated for the AKC Canine Good Citizen award.

This class serves as a great foundation for those owners who wish to continue to build the relationship with their pup and potentially continue with other activities such as Agility, Nose Work, Cognitive games, etc. There are so many fun activities and games you can do with your pup!

This class will build on the skills learned in Puppy Kindergarten or Adult Basic Obedience requiring your pup to hold and maintain focus for longer periods of time and with greater distractions.

  • Sit, Down, Come and Stay with additional duration and distractions
  • Go to Place on their Mat
  • Drop/Give/Leave It
  • Loose Leash Walking
  • Polite People Greetings

One or more classes will involve going to a public place to introduce new distractions and learn how to build your pup’s ability to bring their skills, hold and maintain focus and responsiveness out in the ‘real world’.

Our Trainer Michele Khol

Michele Khol, a certified dog trainer that has over 21 years of experience in the dog training industry. She is extremely passionate about exceeding your expectations with pet dog training and education. She focuses on quality results, superior customer experience, and service. Michele helps individuals develop good canine behaviors through a relationship-centered approach and positive reinforcement training, fostering mutual respect and harmony.

She emphasizes that a successful human/canine relationship requires both great training for dogs and patience and education for owners. Michele assists with selecting and using humane training tools that suit both the dog and the owner's needs. Clear communication and defined rules make dogs feel safe, loved, and understood, reducing misbehavior.

One of the most important aspects of dog training is FUN! Training your dog should be a fun experience for both the human and the dog. She finds joy in seeing the spark of recognition in a dog's eyes when they understand a command. Her goal is to keep training enjoyable while teaching necessary skills.

Michele is certified by the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP). She hones her skills daily as both owner of MK9s LLC dog training and as the Director of Operations and K9 Programs for MK9s Service Dogs. MK9s Service Dogs is an all-volunteer 501(c)3 public charity placing service dogs with veterans with physical and mental disabilities. She is a Certified Canine Athlete Specialist, AKC CGC Evaluator, Pet First Aid and CPR Provider, and Certified Service Dog Trainer. Michele also creates safe exercise programs to prevent injury or re-injury in canines.

Location

1508 Moran Road Sterling, VA 20166

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Dog Boarding

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