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When you love them,
you TRAIN them!
I highly reccomend Obedient K9 Dog Training. It could save your dogs life. I have been a client with my dog Curtis for 2 years. He is an 18lb Cavachon. We are bringing our new dog Tiger he is 5 months old and is a Shi Tzu. I was sceptical at first. But no matter what the size shape or breed of dog you have. Just like children, if they are obedient then everyone is happy and safe. This is not a punishment. It allows the dogs to have fun and freedom so you can love the and be loved back for a long time.
October 30, 2010
In January we took in a 4 year old dachshund named “Bacon”. His previous owners told us he had aggression issues around other dogs. We had a dachshund for 14 years so we figured we could handle it since we were familiar with the so called small dog attitude.
While walking Bacon in our yard the first morning we had him, our opinion quickly changed. A neighbor was walking his Labrador and it was like a switch went off with Bacon. The only way to control him was to yell, pull on his leash and get him back into the house. We made an appointment with the our vet and had to take the last one as there was no way we were walking into an office with other dogs. During the exam the vet suggested Obedient K9 Training.
Our evaluation was very interesting almost scary. Bacon went after the trainers dogs and thought nothing of them being German Shepherds, etc. Thank goodness the fence was there and with a few commands & taps of the remote he sat with his back to all of them as he was no longer in control.
The training classes have helped him to realize that it’s not acceptable behavior to want to attack other dogs when meeting or being around them. He soon placed next to the other dogs and trains side-by-side with no problems at all.
It has been several months and he is doing awesome. We can have family over with their dogs and we don’t have to keep Bacon in another room. This is all thanks to a wonderful staff that we have come to call friends. We enjoy the classes and Bacon loves his new found furry friends. If it wasn’t for the unique training that they offer, we don’t know how we would have handled Bacon and his issues.
Obedient K9 goes above and beyond with patience and extra time as needed with each client and their dogs. We truly appreciate the opportunity of working with such a knowledgeable group of trainers.
Kenny & Barb Stahley
Browns Mills NJ
After countless hours of watching episodes of Cesar Milan a.k.a. “The Dog Whisperer” and Victoria Stilwell, “It’s me or the Dog” and failing miserably at trying to get our 2 year old, 130 lb Rottador (Lab-Rottweiler mix), “Chunk”, to behave like the well trained
specimens you see at the end of each of these shows…we decided to bring Chunk to meet Bill and the staff at Obedient K-9 for the complementary demo of their training system.
Our problems, Chunk consistently and steadily pulled while on the leash, I mean pull like if we lived in Alaska he and I could win the Iditarod Sled Dog Race single handedly! He was not at all friendly to other animals, and became aggressive when strangers approached.
I do not exaggerate when I say, Chunk…within minutes of meeting and spending time with Bill was actually obeying, responding to commands and most of all the pulling, while it didn’t stop, did become more manageable. After seeing that I bought into the program…yes “I drank the Kool-Aid!”
That was almost 4 months ago and Chunk’s demeanor has improved greatly. The pulling has stopped, the aggressiveness initially displayed has disappeared and we no longer fear, or have doubt that we will be unable to control him, no matter the situation. While there is still much to learn Chunk and I look forward to the day he graduates and becomes, “a well behaved K-9 citizen like those you see at the end of those dog training TV Shows”!
To the entire staff of Obedient K-9, thank you for your dedication, patience, eagerness to share your knowledge and above all providing us with the guidance and confidence to manage and truly enjoy my pet.
Joe & Sharon Della Fave
THANK YOU FOR YOUR DEDICATION
To: The Team at Obedient K9 Dog Training:
I adopted a 2 year old Great Dane about one year ago, that we named Leah. She was very timid at first, shy around men, and new surroundings. I was ready and happy to help her work on her confidence. The first 5 months with Leah were great, we went to dog parks, took lots of walks, and I even brought her to work with me all summer to help expose her to new things.
At a few of our dog park experiences we witnessed a couple of really bad dog fights that scared me when meeting new dogs. I stoped taking her to dog parks and walked her around the neighborhood or at the local track instead. As soon as I lost trust in other dogs because I was fearful that one of us could get hurt, Leah changed. Soon she started pulling on our walks to meet other dogs even if I didn't allow her to.
Her pulling turned into lunging at other dogs and it just went downhill from there. I was confused, I didn't know if she was becoming aggressive or just being dominent. She never had this behavior with other dogs before. I tried really hard to watch as many tv shows and read as many books about being a pack leader as I could. It wasn't helping.
I found out that a good friend of mine had her dogs trained at Obedient K9 Training and everything just clicked. That is just what we needed, dog training!
We started in February of this year and it is now April, In just two months I am able to walk Leah at my side with no disruptions and no pulling on our walks even passing other dogs. I found out that Leah tries to be protective because she could tell when I get nervous around other dogs, and I am the one that needed the training.
I can't thank the staff at Obedient K9 Training enough for being so helpful and friendly. The work dogs at the training classes have been great too, they have helped me to trust other dogs. The Staff has answered every dog question that I have, and I really feel like I have learned so much in the past two months. Leah and I look forward to our training classes, and in the future graduation!!
Thank You All
Jennifer Roeckel & Leah
Recommendation for Obedient K9 Dog Training School from Jim Morgan
When I first met Bill Rylee in the spring of 2008 I was looking into the possibility of boarding my five year old Basenji-mix dog named Suzy at Counntry Haven Kennels which was the original location of Obedient K9 Dog Training School. After meeting Bill that evening I mentioned to him the fact that Suzy had serious issues with dog aggression and sometimes people agression and that the problem seemed to be getting worse as she advanced in age.
Bill then explained to me the teaching techniques used by the Obedient K9 Dog Training School and even actually demonstrated some of those techniques with several of his company dogs. It was an amazing thing to witness all of the commands that these company dogs could follow. Bill also explained how the Dogtra Dog Collar System worked and convinced me on the spot to pursue this type of dog training. He formally evaluated Suzy that evening and we began the dog training experience the following week
Four years earlier, sometime around 2004, I had investigated this type of dog training at another facility and, to be perfectly honest was turned off by the Dogtra Collar concept of dog training. I mistakedly assumed that the dog was being punished by using this type of signal system. These perceptiions resulted in perhaps the worst decision I ever made concerning any of the five dogs that I had owned over the previouus 20 some years. Suzy, at 5 years of age quickly learned the basic commands but would nerver accept the collor-she was smart enough to understand that I, the owner, was slowly taking control over her. She started to become so aggressive when either my wife or I attemped to put the collar on that it became an ordeal every morning. One morning when we were attempting to put the collar into place Suzy bit my wife on the hand so bad that we then had to make the most painful but correct decision to put Suzy to sleep. I now realize that if I had begun the Obedient K9 training four years earlier when Suzy was one that she would definitely be alive today and a positive member of the family due to the training that she would have received.
Within two months my wife and I became involved with the New Spirit for Aussie Rescue organization located in Pennsylvania. We searched their internet site and were quickly successful in adopting two beautiful young Australian Shepard dogs: Marisol-age 1and 1/2, and Sadie-age 7 months. Both dogs were fostered in a suburb of Charlotte and we traveled down to North Carolina to bring our two new family members home to New Jersey.
I immediately enrolled both new dogs into the Obedient K9 Dog School. During the next 12-16 months the girls had the most positive training experience. I found all of the trainers to be extremely knowledgeable and as a result both dogs quickly learned the commands. More importantly, the trainers taught the owners how to handle thier dogs. Many times I, as a customer, was given one on one instruction if one of the dogs was having any kind of difficulty in learning a particular command. Many times I was allowed to bring both dogs to the lesson and train them together walking side by side which was a most impressive thing to observe.
Both Marisol and Sadie were able to graduate at their own rate of development and as a result were able to pass the GCC test and now are active Therapy Dogs working for the Leashes of Love Dog Therapy Group located in Cherry Hill, N.J. My wife takes the girls to hospitals, nursing homes, etc. throughout the Burlington County area so the girls can give love to all of the patients. My wife states that it is so satisfyiing to see the smiles and happiness which is created by these type of dog visits.
Truely this is a real success story. All of the credit goes to the staff of the Obedience K9 Dog Training school. These people are all true dog lovers who really care about your dog. Another important aspect of the training is the bond which develops between owner and dog. I have never felt so close or enjoyed a bond with dogs like I have experienced because of the Obedience K9 Dog Training. The dogs love and look forward to attending the training classes and as a result learn how to always want to please. This concept, I feel, is something a dog owner has to actually experience before they can completely understand.
The motto of Obedient K9 Dog school is " If you love them, train them". I, based on personal experience, would like to add the following phrase to their motto so it would then read: "If you love then, train them, and they will truely love you in return".
I wholeheartedly recommend the Obedient K9 Dog Training School. Do not make the same mistake that I did with Suzy. If you want a remarkable dog experience then enroll your dog in the Obedience K9 Dog Training School.
As Marcus grew older he had some “issues” with dogs new to him that could have gone out of control. The training at Obedient K9 helped us to correct the dog’s behavior. Marcus loves the interaction with all his fellow classmates now. He acts like he hit the lottery every time we prepare to go to training at Obedient K9 grounds. He is 125 pounds of pure joy. The socialization and lessons have made him one happy animal. He is the perfect pet (even though he slobbers).
We had two dogs prior to Marcus. They would have been better pets, and we would have been better owners, if we had them trained, like Marcus. We are grateful for the expert instruction and look forward to ongoing lessons at Obedient K9.
PS. Your website is organized, informative and interesting to read!
Bruce & Laura Marrolli
Dear Tracie and Alicia,
Our dog, Marcus Aurelius, joined Obedient K9 training program in February of 2009. This has been a positive, rewarding experience for our family. Marcus loves going to training classes and “showing off his stuff”! You met Marcus as a puppy when he was 12 weeks old and started his training a few months later. Your teaching and guidance, along with Bill and other experts, have helped him to be the great pet he is today.
I have had and continue to have the opportunity to work with Obedient K-9 on many levels. Although there has been some changes with the individuals who have worked for the company the expertise and passion continues. All involved are hard working and love what they do and it comes through in the end result. As I have said in the past it is important to know your dog and read the signs and the lack of understanding of your pet can lead to neglectful and abusive situations.
As an animal cruelty investigator I see quite often the end result of individuals who not only have poorly trained dogs but are not educated themselves to understand the pet they have chosen to bring into their homes. The dog is left outside on a chain because "they keep going to the bathroom in the house", or locked in a room with either no or minimal human contact because "we can’t control him" and often even beaten because "they just wont listen". Obedient K9 doesn’t "train" your dog, they educate the owner and help them understand what their dogs are telling them but most important they are giving you the opportunity to not only make them a part of the family but truly enjoy them. The training does not stop when you leave the field either, they continue to make themselves available whenever you need them then in and of itself confirms my opinion of them that this is not a job to any of them, but something that they live in their hearts and in comes through not only in how their own dogs look at them but the end results of so many others.
I personally want thank Tracie, Lish, Bill, Hope and Walt for the time they put into what they are doing and the support and education they have given me over the last several months they have been together with Obedient K9. But even more when I watch their training I can honestly say that every human and dog I see under their guidance I will never hear - "she was given to me because the previous owners couldn’t handle her" - which I see and hear quite often.
All of us know what it’s like to ask something of a human and they don’t respond but to ask a dog of something and it does respond with love and "what else can I do for you" in their eyes is amazing. And this is what Tracie, Bill, Lish, Hope and Walt have given to me - it’s hard to explain but a gift for everyone who owns a dog needs to experience.
Thank you all for teaching me and my pets and so many other dogs that I have presented to you who people just didn’t understand. We all are living happier healthier lives because of your passion.
When we adopted Enzo from an interstate White German Rescue organization, we knew little of his history, other than that he was found as a stray and one day away from euthanasia at a kill shelter when the rescue organization took him in. With no foster homes available at that time, he was kenneled in a no-kill shelter in Pennsylvania for several months. After a couple of failed adoption placements, we rescued him last September.
Though Enzo is a very affectionate and loving dog, we struggled from the beginning with several issues: he was very high strung, had a very strong small animal prey drive, a seemingly irresistible urge to run away, and always seemed to operate on “high alert”. Having driven by your training facility and witnessed all of the dogs having fun on the agility equipment, we set up an appointment for an initial evaluation. Unfortunately, the rescue organization strenuously objected to e-collar training, to the point of threatening to take him out of our home if we followed through with our plan. We reluctantly cancelled his evaluation at Obedient K9 and, through our vet, found a trainer who utilized traditional leash corrections. Although we took him for weekly private sessions, worked with him for at least 2 hours daily at home, and followed even those instructions that seemed counter-intuitive to the letter, our efforts did not produce the desired result. Although some of his behaviors improved marginally, we never felt that Enzo was truly under control, and we continued to struggle with getting him to recognize us as his “pack leaders”.
In April, after an unfortunate incident during a family dinner that culminated in him grabbing and biting my 13-year-old granddaughter’s forearm, we reluctantly concluded we would have to return him to the rescue organization. We were heart-broken, but felt that he was simply too much for us to handle and our extended family was no longer comfortable around him. Since the rescue had no adoptive or foster homes willing to take him on, the only option immediately available was to return him to the kennel, where his behavior would no doubt further regress, making adoption even more unlikely. In hopes that, given more time, a suitable home could be found for him, we offered to keep him for an additional 6 weeks. Still, his prospects looked dim, and it broke our hearts to think he might be destined to live out his life in a kennel.
In a last ditch effort to save Enzo, we contacted Bill Rylee to set up an evaluation. Bill let us test an e-collar on our hands, and we were relieved to realize that the correction provided by the e-collar was much less traumatic than the leash corrections that had proved ineffective. Bill then worked with Enzo for more than an hour, and Enzo displayed most of the behaviors we had been unable to correct for more than 6 months. He barked frantically, lunged toward other dogs, and fought the entire time, but Bill said he was definitely trainable and that gave us hope. We signed a contract to begin training that very night. In a week's time, we had a different dog. His entire demeanor changed for the better. That was just two months ago. Last week, Enzo was promoted up to "green" level and now works at training WITHOUT a leash! All of his issues have vanished!
Enzo is a pleasure now, to the point where it’s hard to believe that we ever considered giving him up. We LOVE taking him to training and he LOVES going. Enzo gets excited anytime we put his collar on, and whines happily with anticipation whenever we approach the training facility. When we take him through the agility course after each training session, he’s like a kid at a playground.
We can't say enough positive things about all of the Obedient K9 trainers. Each of them has their own special talent. Bill is phenomenal working with the new dogs. Tracie and Lish are true experts, who can quickly point out small corrections that need to be made. Walt and Sue lead most of the classes and always offer kind words and helpful hints that boost our confidence and make training enjoyable for us as well as our dog.. Enzo has responded positively to each and every one of them. They routinely get kisses and tail wags from Enzo, whether they want them or not.
This is the best money we have ever spent. Our only regret is that we didn't take Enzo to Obedient K9 sooner. It is a testament to our satisfaction with your facility that we plan on bringing our very spoiled Golden Retriever in the fall..
Beth Mowery and Cathy West