At AXtion K9 in Seattle we offer Dog Training and obedience Training. Good training is essential for a long, happy and safe relationship with your dog, setting the foundation to ensure your dog stays physically fit, mentally alert, socially engaged and emotionally happy. To make dog training an enjoyable and fulfilling activity, our approach is positive, rewards-based, fun and effective. Our easy to understand system of dog training gives you everything you need for a happy healthy dog and a new journey into a long lasting relationship. In the early stages of training, we lay the foundation of communication built on engagement with your dog. We use a reward base system of Marker Training.
Utilizing proven, science-based training principles based on research conducted by internationally renowned psychologist and behaviorists that are top in the field of dog training.
To help dogs retain positive behaviors, our work with you and your dog keep a dog's mind engaged and in a constant state of learning while our trainers closely observe how dogs are responding to their handler (owners) to optimize training.
• Dog-friendly communication – rewarding the behavior we want and ignoring or blocking behavior we don’t want.
• Instruction – guidance from our professional dog trainers on how to teach a behavior and cater to a dog's specific needs.
• Enrichment and Engagement – keeping a dog's mind engaged by encouraging the dog to identify what behavior is being rewarded.
• Environmental Management – setting dogs up for success in any situation
• Compassion – strengthening the bond between dog and handler.
First, you book a consultation appointment with our trainer. We do a two-hour consultation to get you started by taking a full history, and explaining our programs and our system of training. You can choose if we come to you or you come to us. We explain our system of dog training and individual program to meet your dog's needs. Why it's so effective and what your role in the process. We can help you deal with many behavioral issues. However, the foundation our system of dog training and of everything we do is through obedience training, and we deal with most issues within this context.
We believe if you don't have a communication system, a dog that understands what we want and can follow obedience commands with enthusiasm. Yes, that's right! A dog that WANTS to do what you want and is driven to give you that though a reward he/she find valuable but we don't stop there we show you how to move through the dog's values of rewards and revile our dog training secrets that we have learned working with dogs over 20 yrs.
If you would like us to come to your home for a small charge of $25 or you can come to our training studio located in South West Seattle for a free evaluation If you do decide to enroll in one of our programs we will waive the $25 charge.
During your dogs training regimen, we will work with you and your dog, answering your questions as we progress and helping you solve the most common problems we see (typically some combination or jumping, barking, digging, and pulling on lead). Most behavioral issues will be resolved at this stage. Depending on your needs, we will also help with any other questions and issues you have.
Steps of Achievement
Because we work with each dog individually, every program is tailored to meet your individual training goal and challenges. We really get to know you and your dog to find the right solution for your situation. That means we can help you become the best handler you can be—and help you get your dog to his or her fullest potential.
Board and Train programs
Whether you chose our K9 Coaching or Small Class setting we tailor your individual program to be both effective with you and also your dog.