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While it is a common practice to adopt retired police or military dogs, many pet owners are unaware of the extra attention these K9s need. These dogs are not considered dangerous, but they may face issues like anxiety and depression. With the right K9 training , however, these animals can become loyal and loving pets.
Typically, K9 dogs serve for 7 to 8 years and then are "retired" and allowed to live with their original handler as a family pet or can be adopted by a member of the general public. Previous military or police dogs are highly intelligent and vigorously trained to perform specific tasks. The stress of these jobs can leave a retired K9 with issues of aggression, anxiety, and PTSD. Often times, all that is needed is a loving relationship with a new family for the K9 to enjoy his remaining years. Adopting one of these dogs is a great way to support these animals that work so hard to protect our local communities.
Benefits of Dog Training Elite's Retired K9 Training
If you are interested in adopting a retired K9 but are unsure about how to create the best environment for it, the qualified trainers of Dog Training Elite can help. We have a special program for K9 training that helps new pet owners create a strong bond with these highly intelligent dogs. If your adopted K9 suffers from any type of anxiety, our highly qualified trainers can teach you tips and techniques to manage it. Our behavior modification training program can minimize K9 aggression, anxiety, and depression. We work directly with you and your new K9 to retrain his behavior responses, leaving you with a calm and loyal pet. As retired K9 dogs are highly intelligent and very responsive to training, they usually only need a few sessions. Our unique approach uses positive reinforcement and places you, the pet owner, at the center of the training sessions in order to create a strong bond between dog and owner.
When it comes to retired K9 training, Dog Training Elite is the company you can count on. Adopting a retired K9 is an opportunity to both provide these intelligent hard working dogs with a happy life and find a loyal and protective pet for you and your family. Contact us today to learn more about our K9 training program.
Our Balanced Theory
We base our training around the "Classical Conditioning" model (a.k.a. "Pavlovian" or "respondent conditioning"). This includes developing conditioned or automatic reflexes to commands. In its simplest form (after proper conditioning), when the owner says "sit," the dog automatically sits without thinking about it. Our unique techniques ensure our program is a success no matter what behavior we encounter.
Empowering OwnersWe empower owners to train so their dog knows who to obey at all times.
PersonalizedWe deal with problem behaviors on a personal basis.
Environment SpecificWe train wherever issues tend to arise (i.e. jogging, park, home).
SupportiveWe support owners in the off-hours (when training is "not in session").
InvolvedWe work with all members of the household.
Simplified & CustomizedWe plan training around the owner's schedule and require only 15 min/day follow-up practice.
Continued TrainingAdditional programs / group sessions offered after in-home training.
Lifetime InvestmentWe follow up & are invested in the owner's success long-term.
Satisfaction RatingsOur high client satisfaction rating sets us apart from competitors.
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Proud Sponsor of The Malinois Foundation
At Dog Training Elite, we believe that Service Dogs save lives. It is our mission to make these life-saving companions available to our Veterans, First Responders, Women Survivors, and Children with Medical Needs. Whether it be for PTSD, Mobility Support, or Special Needs, Dog Training Elite work's with the Malinois Foundation to heal and empower these individuals with a specialized service animal, a partner in life, and a new best friend.