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Our In-Person Programs
Our reactivity service specializes in addressing all types of reactivity, regardless of severity. We have developed a reputation for our expertise in this area and now have clients coming to us from across the country, including Southern California, Nevada, and Washington.
Rather than just teaching dogs to ignore other dogs, we work to help them find comfort and curiosity and potentially socialize. Our unique approach involves nose-to-nose interaction and encourages play whenever possible, and very few other programs have the skills and knowledge to effectively work with reactivity in this way.
In 2022, we successfully helped over 800 dogs with reactive behavior, and we have documented 150 of these cases on social media. Additionally, we are committed to using positive reinforcement and avoid punishment at all costs.
We have never given a single leash correction since starting our company and instead focus on rewarding desirable behavior and building a positive relationship with each dog. We believe that this approach is the most effective and humane way to help dogs overcome reactive behavior.
Our obedience sessions are designed to be fast-paced, fun, and engaging for your dog. Not only do we train pet dogs, but we also incorporate the use of toys in our training plan to keep it stimulating and enjoyable for your furry friend. We specialize in training high drive breeds such as German Shepards, Australian Shepherds, Malinois, Dutch Shepherds, and bully breeds, as these breeds have a high energy level and require proper training to channel their energy in a positive way.
Our training methods include a variety of techniques such as games, lure, and reward to motivate and engage your dog in the training process. Our approach is based on increasing the value of the handler/owner, the value of the session, and the value of the interaction in order to gain the dog's commitment, rather than just compliance. We do not use punishment in our training methods, as we believe that making the training experience enjoyable for the dog is key to achieving success. Our goal is to help your dog learn to love training and look forward to each session.
In addition to obedience training, we also focus on building your dog's confidence and independence, helping them to develop their own unique strengths and abilities. Our goal is to help you and your dog create a strong, positive bond that will last a lifetime. With our specialized training methods and focus on high drive breeds, we can help your dog become a well-behaved, well-trained companion who also enjoys playing with toys.
Discounted Foster/Rescue Service
We understand the importance of rescuing and giving a loving home to a dog in need. That's why we're proud to offer a discounted training service to approved dog rescues that are a part of our partnership program.
Our experienced dog trainer will work with you and your rescue dog to address any behavioral concerns or training needs, helping them to become well-behaved, happy members of your family. We understand that rescuing a dog comes with its own set of challenges, and we're here to support you every step of the way.
We want to take this opportunity to thank you for opening your hearts and homes to a rescue dog. Your selfless act of love has given a deserving dog a second chance at a happy life. With our continued support, we're confident that your rescue dog will thrive in their new home.
If you're a part of an approved dog rescue, please feel free to select our discounted training service
Introducing our online dog training program, led by Josh, the owner of K9 Optima. He will provide you with personalized support through Zoom to address your dog's behavior concerns. Josh is an experienced trainer who can assist in identifying your dog's reactivity and provide you with the necessary counter conditioning protocols to improve the situation.
Our online service allows you to receive customized training from the convenience of your home, led by Josh himself. He uses a method based on utilizing positive reinforcement and behavior modification techniques tailored to your dog's specific needs. Sign up for our online dog training program today and have Josh, the owner of K9 Optima, as your personal trainer and gain the one-on-one support you need to address your dog's behavior issues and achieve a well-trained companion.
Board and Trains
Our board and train program has gained popularity due to its comprehensive approach to addressing a wide range of needs. We work with dogs to resolve reactivity, in-home behavior issues, and socialization with other dogs. The program includes in-home training with four of our own dogs to provide a realistic and immersive learning environment. We also prioritize family integration, helping you and your dog build strong, positive relationships. Our program covers all aspects of obedience training, providing a thorough education for your dog. We are confident that this program will help you and your dog achieve your goals and live a happy, healthy life together. To ensure a comfortable and enriching experience for your dog, we allow them to roam and play with our dogs and kids in between training sessions rather than keeping them kenneled. We believe this type of environment is crucial for a dog's well-being and helps to create a positive learning experience. Additionally, we live stream our training sessions for both clients and a live audience to provide transparency and accountability. There is nothing we hide and we value complete transparency in all of our training programs.
Introduce our 2-week board and train program, designed to address a wide range of needs for you and your furry friend. Our program is unique as it combines in-home training with socialization with other dogs in a realistic and immersive learning environment. We prioritize family integration, helping you and your dog build a strong, positive relationship.
We believe that a kennel environment is not conducive to a dog's well-being and that's why we don't keep your dog kenneled. Instead, we allow them to roam and play with our dogs and kids in between training sessions. This creates a positive learning experience and ensures your dog's comfort.
Our program covers all aspects of obedience training, providing a thorough education for your dog. The first week of the program focuses on heel work, sit, down, stay, and place sends. The second week focuses on training your dog to perform these behaviors in public. We take the obedience on dog walks, downtown, and parks, any place where you need to rely on solid training. Additionally, we live stream our training sessions for both clients and a live audience to provide transparency and accountability.
We are confident that this program will help you and your dog achieve your goals and live a happy, healthy life together. With us, your dog receives socialization with multiple dogs, plays in between sessions, and is never kenneled while receiving in-home integration with kids and dogs. Sign up for our 2-week board and train program today and see the difference it makes in your dog's behavior and obedience.
Our dog training sessions are designed to address issues with inter-dog conflict and aggression. We start by identifying the pressure points that are contributing to the problem and work to address them directly. Through counter conditioning and safety management techniques, we help dogs to learn new ways of interacting and cohabitating with one another.
Our goal is to get them back on track and living peacefully together. We use a variety of proven techniques to facilitate this process and provide the support and guidance that you and your dog need to succeed. Whether you are dealing with aggression issues or simply looking to improve your dog's social skills, we are here to help.
Are you interested in becoming a professional dog trainer or looking to grow your existing dog training business? Do you struggle with difficult cases of aggression or reactivity in dogs and need support and guidance? Or, are you looking to enhance your social media presence and generate more business? If so, our virtual dog training mentorship program is perfect for you!
Our program is designed to provide comprehensive and personalized guidance to aspiring and existing dog trainers. Josh the owner of K9 Optima will work with you to understand your goals, interests, and areas of improvement. We will help you develop and refine your skills in dog training and provide valuable tips and strategies on how to build a successful dog training business.
Our mentorship program includes one-on-one sessions with our expert trainers who will answer your questions, provide advice, and share their insights into the dog training industry. You will receive guidance on everything from how to start a dog training business, how to attract and retain clients, and how to grow your social media following to attract more business.
Moreover, our program also offers support to dog trainers who are stuck with difficult cases of aggression or reactivity in dogs. Our trainers have extensive experience in handling such cases and can provide effective guidance and support to help you overcome these challenges.
Our virtual dog training mentorship program is available to anyone, regardless of their location or level of experience. We offer flexible scheduling and personalized guidance to ensure that you get the most out of your sessions.
So, whether you are a new or experienced dog trainer looking to build a thriving business or need support with difficult cases of aggression or reactivity in dogs, our virtual dog training mentorship program can help.