K9FUNdamentals provides experienced and knowlegeable professional dog training in the Bozeman & Belgrade area of Montana. K9FUNdamentals is dedicated to providing quality, science-based education that is fun and motivational for the dog and handler.
K9FUNdamentals' training philosophy is "good dog training is play with a purpose!" Using directed play motivates your dog to make the "right" choices, resulting in an engaged, focused, connected dog who thoroughly enjoys working with the handler. We offer classes in agility, obedience & rally, and good dog manners, and private instruction in public access training and task training for service dogs; trouble-shooting behaviour problems; and coming when called. We also teach a Recall/Engagement class at Yellowstone Dog Sports near Red Lodge, Montana, that emphasises the dog-handler bond, as well as tracking, competition obedience and leash braiding!
- Start you new competition puppy right with lessons in focus, attention, drive building, learning to work with distractions, and shaping behaviours such as heeling, fronts, finishes, touch plates, going out around obstacles, learning directions, etc.
- Learn the foundation building blocks for competition obedience, rally and agility.
- If Schutzhund is your sport, we can help with your obedience and tracking.
- Just "want to have fun?" We can gear your sessions towards agility and games that enhance your relationship with your dog while being a fun way to exercise. Learn to correctly and safely use the equipment available at the Heart of the Valley animal shelter.
- Having some dog problems? K9FUNdamentals also offers one-on-one training sessions and trouble-shooting consults for manners and behaviour issues.
- Don't have a lot of time? Drop your dog off for Day Training where your dog can learn manners or obedience skills while you're at work.
- Board and Train opportunities are also available for selected dogs.
- For persons with disabilities who want to train their own service dog, or need assistance in selecting a dog for training, K9FUNdamentals also offers experience with assisting owner-trained service dogs.
- We have many years experience with German shepherds and other highly intelligent but frequently reactive and strong-willed dogs, and recommend Behavior Adjustment protocols to help ease your reactive dog.
K9FUNdamentals also offers dog training supplies and trial essentials with an emphasis on the performance dog. My friends, family, dogs and I have selected the very best in interactive training toys for your enjoyment. While we can't compete with the prices offered at the volume discount stores, we can offer a selection of top quality dog toys and training/trial essentials you won't find elsewhere.
The K9FUN store will be set up at many agility trials and dog shows throughout the Montana, Idaho, and Wyoming region beginning in Spring 2015. Our online store is currently under reconstruction, but will be available sometime in the near future.