United K9 Academy Fort Hood is where it all began! We enjoy working with military personnel, civilians, and their dog training needs. Nothing gives you peace of mind while you're at work and knowing your dog is home behaving or being cared for by our trainers. Our trainers are experienced in The Science of Animal Learning Theory, K9 First Aid & CPR, and Animal Behaviors. There is always an outdoors event in the Fort Hood area that we wish to enjoy with our family, and leaving our dogs behind is not an option. This being said, our number one feedback comes as soon as our clients take their well-behaved dogs out to these events. If you would like more information on dog training services, including but not limited to, United K9 Academy's Service Dog Training, Basic - Advanced Obedience training, Board & Train services, and Puppy training services, check out our list of trainers and fill out a contact form.
I joined the military in early 2015. I had planned to make a career out of the service but life had other plans. In 2017 I was injured in a helicopter accident and later that year was medically retired from the service. It was clear I had to shift fire and find a new purpose.
I have always been keen to work with dogs and have had experience doing so on and off throughout life. In 2018 I discovered this company and jumped at the chance to start working with and training dogs as a profession. I believe our goal as trainers should be to learn and continue to grow and I am constantly traveling the country to go to different training seminars and courses. I currently have my master trainer certificate through our company, as well as certifications from Tarheel Canine for both obedience training and working dog fundamentals. I have worked with hundreds of dogs and breeds and am here to help you and your four legged family member build a better bond.
As a kid I always knew I would end up working with dogs in some way. When I was 11, I was able to get my first puppy. Shadow, he was a bit of a trouble maker and was the first dog I had ever trained. I had a blast teach him the basics, as well as some cute tricks. I started volunteering at a local shelter in the beginning of my teen years to help their dogs learn some manners in hopes to find them new forever homes. During my years volunteer I came across my next dog, Cassie. It was like bringing home a demon. She was the smartest criminal, that need some clear boundaries and behavior work around our other dog. I started as soon as she came home to show my dad, she would become a great dog and could stay in our home, he just has to be patient. With a lot of hard work, she turned into a completely different dog and started me in the route of agility. In 2018 I picked up my 3rd dog, Levi. He Is my current demo dog for United K9 Academy, and is loving every minute of it. He enjoys learning new tasks either doing obstacles or just tricks for mental stimulation. Levi and I are on our way to competing in both obedience and agility trials with AKC. In the beginning of 2019, we went to Tarheel Canine Training to get another certificate in training dogs and behavior modification. Currently I am working on my certificate for canine functional fitness and body awareness. I would love the opportunity to work with you and your pups whether y'all are looking for obedience, building a better bond, or wanting to try a new dog sport.
Meet the Team
I've had dogs my whole life and trained every one of them to do the basic commands such sit, down, come, and heel. As I got older, I decided I was going to make a career out of dog training. That decision lead to me enrolling into animal behavior college. The online format allowed me to work at my own pace. I met Craig as my mentor and trainer at ABC and we've been working together ever since. I service the Coppers Cove area.
BOARD AND TRAIN PROGRAMS
Our board and train program will take place in the trainer's home and will allow for more one on one time between your pet and their trainer. During this time, you will receive updates on their progress. Your dog will work in an in home environment as well as outside the home (parks, dog friendly stores, etc.) When the Board and Train concludes, your trainer will teach you what has been taught to your furry friend. This will be held at either at the trainers home or in your home. This will help you keep your dog sharp and continue his training. Your trainer will reach out to you after the training has concluded to check on your dog and his assimilation back into his home. The trainer will schedule a follow up session if needed. You will need to continue your companion';s training by reinforcing what United K9 Academy has taught you both. We are available for any questions anytime.
Training equipment needed: 15 ft long leash, Place Cot, 6 ft leash and Training collar
PRIVATE TRAINING PROGRAM
This 45-60 minute lesson is designed to help the handler (you) teach your own dog. During this time, the Dog Team (You and your dog) will work side by side with a professional trainer to get to the final goal that the dog team has set!
We are certified to train service dogs for handlers with various disabilities. Our expertise includes service K9's for handlers with mobility issues, epilepsy, and diabetes; as well as service K9's for emotional support.
Therapy K9'S are for everyone! United K9 Therapy Trained Dog Teams can go to hospitals and nursing homes to bring joy to others going through a rough time! (Note: These dogs do not have full access)
Our team is equipped to handle dogs suffering from anxiety up to red zone. We will work side by side with you to get control over any behavior issue you have with your dog.
We can work with your puppy as early as 8 weeks old up to 5 months. Our trainers will walk you through all of your training needs in the puppy stages from potty training to behavior.
AKC TESTS AND CLASSES
United K9 Academy is a American Kennel Club Evaluator. Stay tuned for Upcoming classes and test.
This is where you will work among other dog teams and professional trainers. These classes are where you and your dog will learn to work with and around high distractions. This is where all your hard work will pay off. Stay tuned for upcoming classes. Sign up for our newsletter!
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