The Nation's Leading Dog Training Company

We Train Any Breed, Any Age, Any Size

Over 5,000 Dogs Trained... and Counting!

Puppy Boot Camp - Under 5 months

Dream Dog Off-Leash Boot Camp

Behavior Modification Boot Camp

Want to stop bad behaviors and give your dog off-leash freedom?​

Our team has trained many dogs that other training companies have deemed “untrainable”. Behavior problems are not fixed overnight or in a couple of quick sessions. This is why we specialize in Board and Train Programs. Let our professional team do all of the hard work for you. In our board and train program your dog will come and stay with us. We will socialize them, stop the bad behaviors, build up their confidence and teach your dog off-leash obedience.

WHY Choose a Board and Train for your dog?

Professional Experience

Just like any profession, it takes years and years to master a craft. This is all we do, and we are the best in our field. We want to put our love for training dogs and years of experience to work to help you and your dog. This isn’t just a job for us, this is our passion and our life. 

Indoor Training Facility

Sitting on 26 acres of land, our 5,000+ square foot, climate controlled facility is designed specifically for training, play and confidence building. The room where your dog will stay has a separate heating and A/C unit for fresh air.

Multiple Full-Time Trainers

Your dog will work with multiple trainers, both male and female, during their stay. This will teach your dog to respond to more that one person, which makes the transition back home much easier. Our goal is a seamless transition back home to your family.

Field Trip Outings

Your dog will go on multiple field trips with our trainers. This ensures they will obey in different locations and not only in our facility. This also helps generalize their obedience and gives them additional real-life distractions. 

Proven Training Methods

Our training methods are unlike any other training company. Our training methods have helped us win Multiple National Championships across diifferent dog sports and earning Vice World Champion in 2016. Let our award winning methods help your dog.

Exclusive Boarding and Refresher Training

Graduates of our Boot Camps get exclusive access to our boarding and refresher training options. One of the most common questions we get from our clients is “Where can I board my dog that won’t mess up the training?”. Most boarding facilities are not capable of maintaining the training your dog has learned or stopping them from learning new bad behaviors. In our boarding options we maintain what your dog has learned in a familiar environment. We continue their obedience, socialization, confidence building and more. 

REVIEWS FROM OUR CLIENTS

Maya Granit
January 2021
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We recently picked up our 1 year old dog from K9 and we could not be happier with the experience and outcome. David was extremely clear and communicative leading up to training. Gina was fantastic throughout the whole training process and kept in touch even though we were needy about wanting to know how our pup was doing. Most of all, we’re so impressed with the behavioral and confidence improvements we’ve seen in our pup! She’s so much more focused on us and obedient. Before training, we couldn’t walk on a leash without her pulling the whole time and panicking every time another human or dog walked by. Now we can walk down the street, tell her to lie down and stay with tons of distractions around, and she is so much more calm and focused the whole time. Our life is better already and she seems so much less anxious. Totally worth the money and I wish we’d gone for it earlier! Thank you Innovative K9!
Kelly Olson
December 2015
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The first thing I want to say to David and Sean at Innovative K9 Academy is Thank You! I bought two puppies at the beginning of the year and at six months they were fun but had lots of energy! They were jumping up on everyone, barking at the fence as neighbors walked by, digging in the back yard and tying me up in their leashes when we would try to take them on walks. It was starting to get frustrating for me and I didn’t have a lot of time to train them. I searched online and found Innovative K9 Academy. I did some research and after talking on the phone with David I knew I had found the right person to entrust my pets to for training. David answered all of my questions and was informative , helpful and friendly. We sent our dogs to his three week boot camp and when we picked them up it was AMAZING what they had been able to teach them. They learned sit, down, stay, heel, bed, crate, quiet, come, ‘leave it’ and no. My dogs no longer barked as people walked by and they are well behaved and I can take them on walks and they stay to my left and don’t pull. I constantly get compliments and praise when I take them out in public and people ask me how they are so good, especially when I tell them they are not quite a year old yet. I can take them into Pet Smart or Cal Ranch and tell them ‘down’ and ‘stay’ and actually walk away from them to get something off the shelf and they won’t move until I tell them. I plan to take my dogs back to finish the off leash training and I would recommend Innovative K9 Academy to anyone. Absolutely worth every penny!!!
Christy Oldham
Christy Oldham
November 2015
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We brought our 2 boxers to David because of leash aggression and dog aggression. Zoiee is 9 and Toby is 7. We thought it would be hard to teach an old dog new tricks. That was not the case. We no longer worry about our dogs showing aggressive behavior towards other dogs. We can walk them off leash with no problems. David was great to work with. He definitely has a great personality for this type of work. He was always available when we had any questions or if we needed any follow up training. We couldn't be happier. Thanks David!
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Caryn H.
Caryn H.
March 2013
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We sent our 1 year old golden retriever, Jazi, to Innovative K9 Academy based on 2 other positive recommendations. We were after some general obedience and training so we signed her up with David for the 3 week course. She came back to us healthy, confident, happy and obedient! Where she once jumped on everybody who came into our home (she's 70+lbs of puppy love), we can now place her on her bed and she stays until she's calm and we release her. She no longer pulls my arm out of socket when I walk her because she knows how to heel, really well! And when we call her to "come", she does! I know some folks are concerned about the collars. However, David uses them in a positive manner that doesn't adversely effect their spirit. He stopped by for a follow up appointment recently, and Jazi couldn't get to him fast enough....she LOVES him rather than fears. She didn't demonstrate an ounce of fear towards him. In fact, since she's reintegrated into the home, we hardly ever need to use it because she listens so well! If you are looking for a trainer and want results, we HIGHLY recommend David at IK9A! Thank you for helping Jazi to be a calm, obedient and still a happy and fun-loving member of our family! You are amazing!!!
Nayri H.
Nayri H.
March 2016
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We took our dogs Callie and galleta to k9 academy for boot camp a couple months ago. Prior to the boot camp, they barked at every little noise, jumped all over guests when they came in our house, and constantly pulled hard on their leashes on walks. They also would never listen when off leash and were out of control. After 5 weeks at k9 they are completely different creatures now...they are obedient, constantly wait for a command before doing anything, they never bark anymore, they don't pull on the leash, and they can be off leash on walks and stay right by our sides without running off. They also stay on their bed when guests knock on our door instead of jumping all over everybody that comes in our house. I will also say that we previously tried different dog training companies that came to our house, but didn't see much benefits from those other trainers. K9 has been the only company that truly transformed our dogs. Our friends have been amazed at how obedient they are now!
Carli S.
Carli S.
February 2018
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I am 1,000% satisfied by my experience with Innovative. The first month of having my puppy it was painful! I was stressed because she seemed to constantly be making mischief, and it damaged our relationship because I felt like I was always punishing her. Looking back I just had no idea how to manage her or even to get her to focus. So I decided to get us some professional help. I chose Innovative K9 based pretty much solely on Yelp and Google reviews. Lucky for me, it turns out that the trainers are total masters. They train dogs for serious competitions too. We did a puppy boot camp for two weeks and the 6 classes. I learned so much! The first month of having her did not need to be painful at all, I just didn't know what I was doing. Now, after training, me and my puppers communicate extremely well. she's obedient, sweet, and never ceases to wow me. I'm actually kind of a fan of Innovative K9 now- I follow them on Instagram and it makes me want to get another dog!
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Mikal Kelaidis
Mikal Kelaidis
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I am so happy I found innovative K9 academy. I have done their dream dog training and boarded with them multiple times. 10/10 would recommend. I am a really anxious dog dad and so I researched pretty much every dog trainer in northern Utah. Innovative K9 academy is the best by a long shot. Thank you so much guys.
Keri Jones
Keri Jones
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Our two year old staffy Lucius went to Innovative K9 for training. He left our house a wild naughty dog and now that he's home, he's a celebrity! Everyone wants to hang out with Lucius because he's such a good boy. Morning walks are a dream instead of something I dread. He is confident, secure and obedient. Things that used to make him go berserk (like a dog walking past our house) is now a non-issue as he sits obediently by my feet as cool as ever. It's amazing. Three weeks feels like a long time in the moment, (Lucius ended up being four) but put your trust in David and you'll be amazed at the results.
Jennifer Fraser Parrish
Jennifer Fraser Parrish
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David is an excellent trainer. My two labradoodles completed his 3 week boot camp in October 2014. It was nice to have them learning while I was out of town, instead of just boarding somewhere. I have to admit that I have been terrible about follow-up training. But even so, more than a year later, they still remember the commands and walk nicely on leash!
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What makes us the Nation's Leading Dog Training Company?

  • Roughly 20-25% of the dogs we train are from out of state. We have trained dogs from 49 states and 5 different countries. Whether you live in Utah or another state we can help!
  • Our training methods continue to put our trainers on the podium year after year at competitions including the National Championships in the most difficult and competitive dog sports.

Proven Training Methods

 In 2016, David and Idole qualified to represent USA at the World Championship in Battice, Belgium. In arguably the most difficult dog sport, at level 3(the highest level), they placed 2nd in the World. This is the highest any American has ever placed at the World Championship. 

Another First

In 2017, David took 1st place at Level 3(the highest level) with Idole and 1st place with Impact at level 1. David was also the training director for Cami who took 1st place at level 2. Sweeping the 1st place spots at all 3 levels which has never been done before by one team. 

Guaranteed Results

  • We deliver results that will give your dog the freedom it deserves. We train roughly 500 dogs annually. Let our years of dog training experience build the best relationship between you and your dog.

Online Dog Training Course

Are you stuck at home, but still want your dog to be trained and completely obedient? Does your dog pull, bark or lunge on leash? Do you want your dog to walk right next to you off leash? Do you want your dog to come on command no matter the distraction? Or stay on their bed when guests come over and not rush to the door? In this course we show four dogs being trained by four different trainers every step of the way. You will see every training session with them from the beginning all the way to the end. We offer this service through our retail company, Ruff Swag.

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