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At All Around K9 Training, we focus on improving the relationships between dogs and their owners by teaching effective communication techniques. We believe in balanced training techniques to achieve that goal. We will provide you with all of the training tools and knowledge you need to succeed!

We tailor the training to your situation. That way, we can focus on the specific goals that you have for your dog. The basics of our approach include structure and discipline. Then, we teach you how to incorporate everything into your daily life. Once dogs have a clear understanding of what is expected of them, they can thrive!

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While it is no doubt important to work on your dog’s confidence, we have found that it is just as essential to work on the other end of the leash. You, as a handler, play an integral part in your dog’s success. While dogs are incredibly intelligent and intuitive, they still require regular maintenance and reinforcement of commands. This is why one of our primary goals is to spend the extra time with you teaching you how to work with your dog.

Dogs are just as varied as people when it comes to personality! A one size fits all approach doesn’t work when it comes to behavioral modification. We strive to show you how to interpret your dog’s needs and how to meet them successfully. For instance, if one of your complaints is that your dog excessively barks, it is first necessary to determine the root cause of that barking. In some dogs, the reason is excitement, while in others, it is a symptom of fear. By dealing with the underlying issue, we can help alleviate the barking!

5/5 ⭐️ for AAK9 Training! Gary and Tara are an amazing team with a great love for dogs and helping them become confident, comfortable and well mannered pups! Our 5 year old Mini Aussie had tons of social anxiety. We hated taking her to public spaces and dealing with the poor manners, pulling and whining on the leash, and being anxious with dogs near by. She would run and chase things out the door of our home. And also had “selective hearing” as we would say when asking her to sit, stay or come. Our friends recommended AAK9 after they had a very positive experience and I’m so glad we invested in this for our furbaby! Tara was very responsive to my email and calls. Gave me a very good breakdown about packages and prices. Tara was able to fit us in with their Lead Trainer Jason. When dropping off Gary gave us a tour of their facility and explained what to expect and what his expectations where as well for maggie and Jason. They answered ALL of our questions and concerns. Jason was great with Maggie! She LOVED him. We got daily updates M-F about Maggie and Jason’s adventures! They went to any and every place that would allow dogs. Did lots of exposure to people places and new things. And helped build Maggie’s confidence up while keeping the anxiety low. They worked on leash training, e collar, commands, animal indifference, loud noises and so much more! We were also able to do 3 private sessions with Jason and Maggie to learn how to handle and maintain her new capabilities. We also recently went to a monthly Ladies Night, and were able to walk around with Tara and Jason present to help us where we were struggling on correction and handling. Maggie’s results were amazing. A million thank you’s to AAK9 for helping our girl become her best self! Now we can confidently take her out to parks, stores and other places without having so much anxiety of our own.Carisa RubioSeptember 22, 2023
I can’t thank Gary, Tara & the crew at AAK9 for the wonderful work they did with/for my “Pickle” (and me!) They are wonderful to work with, & they really care about the dogs. They are also extremely generous of spirit, going above & beyond what is normal. I felt completely comfortable leaving my baby in their hands for 2 whole weeks, knowing he would be well cared for. The regular updates, photos & videos you receive are so appreciated. It’s so gratifying to be able to see the progress your dog is making. It also helps with the fact that you are missing them terribly. The method of training they use is very effective. At the first introduction, Gary had Pickle following commands within just the first few minutes. It was incredible to watch! My “Pickle” is a changed man. Now it’s up to me to maintain & build on that foundation. I am forever indebted to you guys at AAK9, & can’t recommend your services highly enough!Deb GraySeptember 15, 2023
Tara, Gary & staff absolutely changed our world this past July. We came to All Around K9 Training after adopting our 5 year old German Shepard from our daughter. His issue was anxiety and aggression. We tried everything - positive reinforcement, corrective measures, consistent exercise and nothing seemed to help. Our dog suffered from anxiety and we weren't equipped to handle it, in many ways making his issues worse. The last straw was him overpowering me while on a walk and was able to break away and go after the neighbors dog. - After several months trying to locate the appropriate professional, I was able to connect with Tara & Gary. Both have a very special skill of tapping into both you and your dog in ways that are truly indescribable. We had multiple consultation sessions and ultimately decided that a board and train program for 3 weeks would be for the best, making sure that we were committed to their methodology. The dog we got back was completely changed and we left feeling like we actually knew what to do if these issues popped up. Tara & Gary are really one of a kind and now weeks later, I can speak truly that our dog has retained all the training from his program. He is able to be around other dogs with absolutely no issue, including dogs who he had previously been aggressive with. I no longer walk fearing what will happen next, I walk with confidence. I really can't even begin to describe the peace of mind this has brought me and my husband - as well as the increased bond we've felt with our dog. 100000% worth it.Jennifer EmpasisAugust 20, 2023
I can’t say enough good things about All Around K9 - they are definitely dog whisperers! I purchased 4 one-on-one sessions and a one-week “board & train” for our 9 month-old puppy. During board & train, my puppy fell under the weather (through no fault of All Around K9) which made it unproductive to train her. So, after a brief rest and recovery, All Around resumed the board & train at no additional cost to me and I am thrilled with the results. My puppy is responding extremely well to E-collar training as well as on-leash training. Commands, ie sit, stay, down, come, etc. are practiced in real world environments (pet friendly stores) where the commands are a natural consequence of the environment. They also focus on increasing a dog’s self-confidence which encourages positive behavior instead of negative, avoidant behaviors. The psychology behind their training is truly unique and it works! Highly recommend and well worth the time and money. If you want a well-behaved, socialized, confident dog, call All Around K9!Stacy ThibodeauxAugust 18, 2023
We could not be happier with our choice to go with All Around K9 Training for our very reactive 15 month old Mini Australian Shepherd, Remy. We had downloaded apps, read blogs, watched videos, and tried everything we could to stop the reactivity with small children, package deliveries, and anyone that came near our house but things kept getting worse instead of better. Our vet recommended we find a trainer and after weeks of researching and contemplating, we decided to meet Tara and Gary to see if they could help us. Let me tell you, they are the ONLY trainer we could find with such high and consistent reviews, and after the experience we had, now I see why. We felt so comfortable with them from the first meeting and Remy seemed to like them too! They gave us so much information to help us understand the reasons for the reactivity as well as how to better handle it. We ultimately decided to do a 2 week board and train. I am VERY selective about who I leave my dogs with. In fact, my prior dog was 17 years old and he was NEVER boarded because I did not trust anyone, so that is saying a lot that I felt good enough to leave Remy there. Eva ended up being Remy's primary trainer and we absolutely adored her! She sent updates via pictures, videos, and text messages. She was so informative and always available for questions. When we met up with her and Remy after Week 1 of training, I thought he would be really upset about going back with her rather than coming home, but he seemed perfectly comfortable with her. We were amazed at his progress in just one week. By week 2 he became more confident and socialized. She did an excellent job of addressing our issues and teaching us the proper methods to continue training at home. She even came to our house upon graduation day to help offer additional help and test out the reactivity issues since they seem to be more prevalent in our home than out in public. Remy has progressed so much! He is so obedient when it comes to commands, and walking him is so much better now that he understands proper leash training. My kids can even handle him now! Is he perfect? No, we still have some reactivity issues, but he is making progress and we are able to handle his behavior much better now. I feel like over time and as he gets out of his "teenager" phase we may be able to nip it in the bud all together. We could not have gotten this far without Tara, Gary and Eva. We will definitely be bringing him for training refreshers, and we have already decided if we get another dog, he will be going straight to All Around K9 to be trained!Amanda BlancoAugust 3, 2023
We recently had the pleasure of enrolling our 6 month puppy in the one week training program, and we couldn't be happier with the results. From the moment we arrived at the facility, it was clear that Gary and Tara are committed to providing top-notch training and care for dogs. Here are a few reasons why we highly recommend them: 1. Professional and Knowledgeable: Gary and Tara are true experts in their field. They possess an extensive understanding of dog behavior and the most effective training techniques. Their professionalism and passion for what they do truly shines through. 2. Effective Communication: Throughout the training process, they maintained clear and open lines of communication. They shared pictures and videos of our puppy during training session. Their dedication to client satisfaction is truly commendable. 3. Results that Speak Volumes: Most importantly, the results of the training program were simply outstanding. Our puppy not only learned essential commands but also developed improved social skills, impulse control, and so many other valuable obedience skill. The transformation we witnessed is a testament to the expertise and commitment of Gary, Tara and their team All Around K9 Training exceeded our expectations in every aspect. Their professional staff, effective communication, and remarkable results make them the go-to choice for anyone seeking exceptional dog training services. We wholeheartedly recommend them to all owners looking to strengthen the bond with their dog and unlock their full potential. We will be back for their advanced training programs!Alan FarmerJuly 10, 2023
An unfortunate situation put us in desperate need of a dog trainer. Tara and Gary spent a tremendous amount of effort and time discussing the situation that occurred and giving our options for a path forward. After the assessment of us and our dog we decided amongst the options to do the private lesson block with Gary. We learned how to efficiently and effectively communicate with our dog to be able to have her become the distinguished member of our family that we desired and are proud of. We learned how to control the environment and make her behave in the environments that fit our lifestyle. (Example: I can pull out the vacuum and do not here a peep out of her when previously she barked and bit the vacuum constantly.) Gary was our primary trainer and we learned leash and remote collar training. We also learned how ineffective we were at training her prior to this instruction. Without hesitation I would full heartily recommend all around K9 training. 100% satisfactionAndrew GomerJune 18, 2023
My husband and I absolutely LOVE All Around K9 Training. We initially did the 2-week board & train back in 2020 for our two fur babies (Bullseye & Franki). During the 2-week timeframe, we were sent numerous pictures and videos, which helped us see their progress. Since then, we have boarded our dogs numerous times when we go on vacations and participated in many of the monthly maintenance walks. There is no question that Tara and Gary adore our fur babies and we know they are in great hands when we do board them. I truly cannot say enough about them and how well they have worked with our dogs.Salene BampiMay 15, 2023
Phenomenal experience! Extremely professional and superior knowledge not only in training and handling but with behavioral issues and gear as well.Highly recommend, great customer service, k9 adored.LaurieAnn BorgerMay 9, 2023
A++ experience! I searched several places to train my fur baby and I chose All Around k9 Training. I drove almost 3 hours but it was all worth it. They took excellent care of Darla. They helped me build an awesome relationship with my dog. The overall experience is stunning. The facility is clean and very well maintain. They actually care about bettering the relationship , people have with their pets. Thank you Gary and Tara! I highly recommend them!💕😃ImeldaApril 17, 2023


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