Professional pet training is one of the best gifts you can give the dog and puppy owners in your life this holiday season.
Innovative K9 Academy offers a variety of reward-based training programs for puppies and adult dogs. Our programs utilize scientifically based methods for engaging the pet and establishing mutual trust. All of our experienced trainers are lifelong dog lovers themselves. Each trainer has attended the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers in California, and has apprenticed under our Head Trainer, David Broderick, and continuously updates their skills with seminars, competitions and hands-on experience.
Utah’s Premier Puppy Training
Our puppy training program options include puppy school, obedience and socialization training, and group classes. Appropriate for puppies from eight weeks to six months of age, these programs are designed to teach basic skills that form the foundation of good canine citizenship.
Basic commands – including sit, stay, down and come when called – are combined with crate and house training. We understand that the success of pet training depends on the pet’s owner as well. Consequently, many of our programs involve individual follow-up work to establish the appropriate bond between owner and puppy.
Dog Obedience Training and Boot Camp
For the adult dog owner in your life, our boot camp and obedience programs are the perfect holiday gift.
Doggy boot camp creates the ideal scenario for effective pet training, as the dog masters learning in a strange environment filled with new distractions. This allows us to perfect the pet’s focus while building his confidence. All of our boot camp programs include follow-up sessions with the pet’s owner to reinforce learning.
Obedience training helps pets with socialization, manners and leash work. With 10-day, two- and three-week options available, the dog-to-trainer ratio never exceeds 3:1. This ensures a personalized level of work for each dog. In-home follow-up sessions are also included with all of our obedient dog programs.
Our two- and three-week courses focus more heavily on off-leash work, to develop the most extensive level of trust and control. The three-week Dream Dog course is also appropriate for those pets that are timid or aggressive, for service dogs and for those who hope to compete in obedience events.
Specialty Pet Training in Northern Utah
In addition to puppy school, doggy boot camp and individual classes, Innovative K9 Academy offers a variety of specialty pet training options.
If you or a loved one has considered agility training for your dog, this is one of our areas expertise. Our trainers and their dogs all have experience competing in a variety of events including Mondioring and canine sporting events. We also offer specialized training for both therapy dogs and service dogs.
For those dogs with special needs, we offer dog aggression training as well as programs for nervous and fearful dogs. We can also design individual programs tailored to the specific needs of the pet and owner.
Innovative K9 Academy, based in Salt Lake City, is northern Utah’s premier provider of dog and puppy training. Contact us today to learn more about our programs or to purchase holiday gifts of pet training services.