K9 Coach Frequently Asked Questions

How do I train my puppy of a new dog?

House training your dog can be a difficult, frustrating process. It takes time and patience. Using a crate at night and when you aren’t able to keep an eye on your dog is very helpful. A crate will teach your dog bladder control, but you should always take your dog outside as soon as they are let out from their crate and praised them for going to the bathroom outside. For more tips on how to house train your dog give K9 a call at 941-232-9766.

How do I stop excessive barking?

Dogs bark, but excessive barking can be an issue. The first step is to determine why your dog is barking, are they lonely, bored, frustrated or frightened? Then the next step is to correct that behavior. Give K9 a call at 941-232-9766 so we can identify why your dog is barking and train your pet to only bark when necessary.

How do I keep my dog from chewing up the house?

Like other bad dog behaviors, dogs may be chewing for many reasons. A puppy is most likely teething and an older dog left home alone all day just might be bored. In both these cases the best thing to do is dog proof your home—don’t leave shoes, kids’ toys and other tempting items lying around the house. Also provide your dog with plenty of chew toys and exercise. A well exercised dog will be too tired to chew. Give K9 a call at 941-232-9766 so we can identify why your dog is chewing items that are appropriate and train your pet to chew only his toys.

What age should I start training my dog?

Puppies can start around 10-14 weeks. I believe it is super important to do all of your environmental, shaping and imprinting work early. You have one shot to get this work done correctly. If you put your time in early, the end result will be a solid, well adjusted dog that is a pleasure to have in your family.

My dog is very aggressive can you help???

I have had a great deal of success working with aggressive dogs. We teach the dog that if he stays in a calm, clear state of mind, he earns a great reward. They quickly learn, when around animals and people, great things come from their handler.This, in turn, teaches the dog to pay attention to its handler and not other stimulants.

A dog’s aggression toward other dogs can come from their natural desire to determine social rank. Early and ongoing socialization plays a key role in preventing your dog’s aggression. When trained with K9, you will learn engagement techniques that will condition your dog to pay attention to you at all times and to let the world go by without reacting aggressively or negatively.