SERVING ALL WEST MICHIGAN !
9920 36th Street
Lowell, MI 49331
Phone: (616) 293-5653
Welcome to K-9 Academy International!
K9 Academy International
Pick up time/ Drop off time:
Sun- Sat: 10-12 or 6- 8 pm
If you would like a different time please talk to the staff and we will try to find a time that will work. Thanks!
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K9 Academy International LLC: Training For All Breeds
K9 Academy International is a licensed accredited training school. We offer a wide range of training classes that cater to you and your dog’s needs. We offer in home training, group classes, personalized training classes and boarding training. All of K9 Academy International’s training courses are centered on operant conditioning with a strong focus on Positive Reinforcement Training. Positive Reinforcement Training is based around rewards and encouragement thus creating a more confident and stable dog. Classes include:
Obedience for family pets is an essential part of having a successful and respectful family dog. Expert trainers develop programs that are based upon your pet’s needs from basic obedience to advanced and specialized training. 6 week boarding training programs are offered for pet owners that would like their dog’s behavior and training to advance quickly and progressively. Consistency in your pet’s behavior is central with a strong emphasis on socialization and confidence building. Operant Conditioning training is utilized to encourage your pet to grow and learn to their utmost potential. Your pet will master all of its basic commands and in addition will learn specialized skills that suit you and your family needs. A new and obedient pet is guaranteed, you will be amazed at your dog’s potential!
K9 Academy International can alter any undesired behaviors your pet may have acquired. Anything from altering aggressive or anti-social behaviors to correcting basic obedience skills, and correcting your pet’s manner in the home or public can all be changed for the better. We will design a training course for your pet specialized to your dog’s personality that will inhibit certain bad behaviors while simultaneously promoting your dog’s positive attributes to excel.
Tracking is utilized in both real life rescue situations and also for sporting purposes. K9 Academy International uses proven methods of tracking your dog to develop life saving and recreational skills for your dog to master. The Academy has produced some of the finest police dogs and assistant dogs for clients all around the greater
K9 Academy International can utilize your dog’s natural born abilities of scent. Scenting is a very specific program altered generally to police dogs and public service dogs. Dogs trained in scenting, can scent narcotics, explosives and other specific odors related to improving the safety and quality of our communities.
K9 Academy International has trained many police dogs over the years. We offer programs for K-9 tracking, obedience, narcotics, dual purpose, article search, building search, and problem solving. We also offer maintenance for police dogs. We have trained and sold dogs to several police departments over the years, including Allegan County Sheriff’s Department, whose entire K9 unit is purchased and trained through our academy.
Obedience for Sport/Competitions
We can help you train and prepare your dog for obedience competitions for AKC, UKC, Schutzhund, and any other sport or organization.
Nino and our trainers look at your individual needs and expectations that you have of your dog. We train your dog in the exact way that you need so you can have your independence and maintain an excellent and unique bond with your dog. Dogs can be trained to assist individuals with a variety of disabililites, from cerebral pulsy or blindness, to diabetes or emotional disabilities.
K9 Academy can assist you in all aspects of training your dog in Schutzhund, from obedience to tracking and protection, whether it be for competition, or
or titles, anywhere from a BH to a Schutzhund III or tracking degrees and basic protection degrees.
Protection/K9 Security Program
Dogs can be protection trained in a variety of disciplines, from family or home protection, to executive protection or security. A stable and well trained dog can effectively protect your home and family, while providing safe companionship, and can also provide security for you while you travel or for your business. Protection training programs at K9 Academy are tailored to fit your or your family’s needs and helps your dog to reach his full potential.
We offer a discounted price for training for anyone who is a major crime victim.
Academy for Trainers
We have programs available for anyone who is interested in becoming a dog trainer or someone who wants to advance their knowledge. We look at each individual to create a program to fit their needs, and have one-on-one classes for more efficient learning.
Seminars are also available for motivational tracking, obedience, retrieve and all other areas mentioned above.
Please note that all deposits left for training programs are non-refundable.