Why choose K9-1 Specialized Dog
Over the years we have had countless clients
who were not satisfied with the methods, knowledge, patience, honesty, professionalism, or results of their previous trainer
or behaviorist. Many dogs labeled as “too set in their ways” or difficult
become the pride of their owners after working with us. Our reputation
of being the last resort for many dogs is the same reason why veterinarians and past clients just refer to us first.
What training methods does K9-1
The quick answer is that we use them
all. Every dog is different so we are trained in virtually every method that
is out there as well as some of our unique methods found no where else. The corner
stone of our training program is based on knowledge of dog
behavior and treating every dog with the respect all of God’s
creatures deserve. We then make a plan from there. Generally, positive reinforcement based methods are used first to teach trust and exactly what actions
we want from them, and then we teach responsibility through gentle corrective based training to create reliability in all
environments. To be sure every dog completes their course with a wagging tail
and aura of confidence all dogs and their people will receive the patience they deserve. We do not cram obedience or muscle the dogs around. Owners will not be rushed through an appointment or charged for lessons that need
to go over the scheduled time. You and your dog will trust your trainer, we promise.
Will Mike be my dog’s trainer?
Depending on your training program you
may work with a trainer that is certified in Mike's methods. Currently there are only four other trainer's besides
Mike who are fully certified in his method and are the only other trainers Mike trusts. Mike will be your personal trainer
for most private lessons conducted at the K9-1 training facility. Other qualified trainers may hold classes on
Mike's time off.
I am interested in becoming a
dog trainer, how can I become an apprentice?
Contact Mike. His methods will soon be the cornerstone of all successful dog trainers.
Here is what his last three apprentices are up to now:
Gary Colorusso – owner of Top
Dawg Dog Training. www.topdawgdogtraining.com
Earl Dunn – Owner of Custom
Canine Training Services. www.customcaninetraining.com
Steven Kessler - Owner of Real
Deal Dog Training.
My dog isn’t aggressive,
fearful, or difficult. Is K9-1 overkill for my needs?
Absolutely not. The same patient techniques apply to any dog that wants high quality training and will act as a preventative
to any potential behavioral problems.
Where is K9-1 located?
Easily located off the Taconic state parkway
at 1966 Crompond
Road (rt.202), Cortlandt Manor, NY 10567. We are connected to and provide services for Peekskill
Located 3 buildings away from Hudson Valley
We are in Northern Westchestern County
bordering Putnam county - less than 1 hour from Manhatten, Northern NJ, and a short ride over the Bear Mountain
Bridge from Rockland County.