K9 Resort and Spa, aka K9 Dog Park, awarded 2015 Best Dog Training

Dog Training in Escondido, CATaking your dog to dog training classes at K9 Resort & Spa isn't only about learning how to train your dog, it's so much more. It also means having a happy canine friend who pays attention, walks near you on or off the leash, sits when you ask him to sit, and hangs out politely while you enjoy a meal with your friends. 

What does dog training mean to the dog?  It means he has an enjoyable, interesting life in a home where he understands his role and what he needs to do to keep the good things in life coming!

K9 Resort & Spa offers many different dog training classes including both group and private. Many of our group classes are easy to register for and can be all done online.  Other classes such as Behavior Adjustment Training, (for dogs with aggression, fear, or frustration issue,) and Problem Solving require a phone conference.  Group classes are offered multiple times throughout the year and include:  Rattlesnake Avoidance Training, Therapy Dog Training, Canine Good Citizen Training and certification. We also offer puppy programs and S.T.A.R. Puppy Training in our Escondido, California facility. Feel free to contact us at any time for questions on any of our group or private dog training classes.

<< Nov 28 2015 - May 14 2016 >>

Therapy Dog with Paula Phillips Next held on Mon, Jan 11, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Mon Jan 11, 2016 - Mon Feb 15, 2016
Therapy dogs are household pets whose owners take time to visit hospitals, nursing homes, detention facilities, and rehabilitation facilities.  K9 Resort and Spa trains and certifies dogs to be therapy dogs at it's facility in Escondido, CA. 
Prerequisite to Therapy Dog Training is Canine Good citizen.
Once a dog has passed testing and certified as a Therapy Dog the client is eligible join our non-profit sister organization such as K9 Therapy & Medical Assist Network, Inc to make visitations.
This six-session Group Therapy Dog Class has a total cost of only $180.00 and includes the Therapy Dog Certification testing.
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S.T.A.R. Puppy Class with Paula Phillips Next held on Wed, Jan 13, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Wed Jan 13, 2016 - Wed Feb 17, 2016
This training program is for "puppies" that are less than one-year old.  The AKC Socialization Training Activity Responsibility (S.T.A.R.) Puppy Program is designed to get dog owners and their puppies off to a good start. The AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy Program is an incentive program for loving dog owners who have taken the time to take their puppies through a basic training class.

The Benefits of training classes teach you how to best communicate with your puppy. Organized training classes also provide an opportunity for your dog to socialize with other dogs. In classes aimed at earning the AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy distinction, you’ll be able to get information on all of your puppy-raising questions including house training, chewing, and the most effective way to teach practical skills such as coming when called. AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy training is a natural lead in to the AKC Canine Good Citizen Program.
This six-session Group Class has a total cost of only $180.00
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Canine Good Citizen with Paula Phillips Next held on Thu, Jan 14, 2016 at 7:00 pm - 8:00 pm
This enrollment runs from Thu Jan 14, 2016 - Thu Feb 18, 2016
NOTE:  Dog's attending this class must be able to get along with other dogs.  Dog's with behavior issues should not attend this class but take Problem Solving or Behavior Adjustment Training as a per-requisite.
This adult dog training class for dog's 1-year and older is called Canine Good Citizen by the American Kennel Club.  The program is designed to address dog behavior issues such as; Jumping on people, not coming when called, pulling on leash, etc. At the end of this 6 week course, you and your dog will be given the CGC test (see test example below.) Upon successful completion of the CGC test, you will receive a Beautiful Certificate from the American Kennel Club (AKC).

1. Accepting a friendly stranger
2. Sitting politely for petting
3. Appearance and grooming
4. Out for a walk (walking on loose lead)
5. Walking through a crowd
6. Sit and Down on command and Staying in place
7. Coming when called
8. Reaction to other dog
9. Reaction to distraction
10. Supervised separation
This six-session Group Class has a total cost of only $180.00
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Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT)

K9 Resort & Spa's Behavior Adjustment Training (BAT) for dogs is a unique dog training system that works to teach both the dog owner and dog new habits. Dog owners are taught how to recognize the body signals that predicts unwanted behavior such as pulling on the leash, barking, growling, lunging, etc. At the same time, dogs are taught to move away from distractions before they become fearful, angry or frustrated. In essence, Behavior Adjustment Training teaches the dog how to make the “Right Choice.”

Classes are offered in private and semi-private participation in 6 week periods.

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Problem Solving Training

K9 Resort & Spa's Problem Solving Training for dogs is focused on dogs with “Bad Manners," such as Jumping Up, Leash Pulling, Excessive Barking, etc. Problem Solving Training is a 4-week program of private classes focused on “problems” as defined by the dog owner. Sessions can take place at your home, the dog park, or other venues agreed upon with our animal behaviorist-professional dog trainer to be best suited for the issues being addressed.

Classes offered in private and semi-participation in 4 week periods.

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