K9 Basics Dog Training

DOG TRAINING DESIGNED TO UNLEASH YOUR DOG’S FULL POTENTIAL

K9 Basics is a dog training company based in Marlton NJ. We specialize and take pride in our ability to give our clients an obedient and well mannered pet with off-leash control, even when in the heaviest of distractions. Our training is unlimited and our clients should expect nothing less than an outstanding dog. You work at your own pace and are not limited in the number of training sessions you can attend. Through our personalized training program, you will gain a confident, obedient and well mannered dog. Your dog will simply learn to listen to your first command.

Training and control includes, but is not limited to, listening and behaving (with or without distractions):
in your home | come on command | in the car/controlling when they get in or out | sit on command on/off leash | walking with you | down on command on/off leash | heel on & off leash | quiet on command | waiting at the door | jumping issues | chewing/biting issues | digging issues

EFFECTIVE SATURDAY, NOVEMBER 6th…

K9 Basics Dog Training will not be offering Advanced Pack Socialization classes until further notice.  We apologize for the inconvenience, and we will keep you updated when the classes begin again.  Thank you.

Welcome Dr. Melissa Shaw

In keeping with our philosophy of treating all dogs and “the whole dog” as if they were our own, K9 Basics is excited & proud to announce our new partnership with Dr. Melissa Shaw of Holmdel, NJ! Dr. Shaw has been a human chiropractor for the last 14 years. Knowing the benefits humans receive from chiropractic care, Dr. Shaw combined her love of animals with her desire to help them receive the same relief from discomfort and loss of mobility to enter an intensive postgraduate course to become a Certified Animal Chiropractor through the International Veterinary Chiropractic Association. A very unique and special field of expertise, Dr. Shaw provides care that focuses on abnormal movements of the spine, the effects these restrictions have on the nervous system and the entire body of the animal. The goal of chiropractic treatment is to maximize mobility and optimize nervous system function to allow unrestricted exchange of information between the brain and the rest of the body. Dr. Shaw is one of only a handful of Certified Animal Chiropractors in the State of NJ and has been treating dogs and cats successfully, providing relief, comfort and improving their lives. Brian and I can personally attest to her skills due to the marked results we have seen with our five dogs as a result of her care.

Beginning Tuesday, November 2nd, Dr. Shaw will be available every 2 weeks on Tuesdays for initial chiropractic appointments, onsite here at K9 Basics Dog Training, from 9:30 to 6. Additional appointments will be available for scheduling and posted on the K9 Basics website calendar. Clients who are interested in scheduling their dog(s) for chiropractic services are required to download and complete a referral form which can be found by going to Dr. Shaw’s website, www.animalchiropractornj.com and providing it to her at the time of the appointment. Initial appointments typically take one (1) hour and include a detailed medical history, gait analysis and subsequent adjustment based on Dr. Shaw’s assessment. To schedule an appointment, please call the K9 Basics main office @ 866-592-2742 option 0, or you can contact Dr. Shaw directly at 732-670-4271.

CAN YOUR DOG PLAY OFF-LEASH
ON ROUTE 73?

After graduating from K9 Basics Dog Training, we promise you will have complete control of your dog under any situation.

At K9 Basics, you’ll find the best dog trainers in South Jersey. We provide complete training programs for you and your dog. Our comprehensive range of services are designed to deal with issues like: pulling on a leash, jumping, biting, chewing, fear, aggression, excessive barking, pack socialization and other destructive behaviors.

Training programs include: dog board and train programs, dog aggression training and group-based dog obedience training. Non-training-related services include doggy day care, offered by our partner Clif Wyck Farms Kennels.

All of our clients learn off-leash control of their dog. We create and control distractions which set the platform for your dog to learn. At our 24 acre dog training facility, dogs learn how to interact and socialize with people and other dogs instead of just training at home where there’s little distraction and no interaction with anything. By nature dogs are pack animals, social creatures. Our dog training is attention-based and your dog will learn how to focus on your commands regardless of the distraction.

Our canine training and pack socialization course creates a well-balanced dog that is reliable and happy. Visit us at our Marlton location and see a free demonstration of our training and free evaluation of your dog by the best dog trainer in the business.

HIGHLY PROFESSIONAL, UNIVERSITY LEVEL TRAINING FOR DOG AND OWNER

“I have three dogs. The largest, a 65 lb. boxer mix, began to get reactive to some other dogs, and completely without advanced notice. Although they were all well behaved, I knew I had to do something more for socialization and training. I initially tried a school closer to my home before K9 Basics. To give a comparison, the first school I went to was like a kindergarten; K9 Basics is like a university.

K9 Basics has multiple staff members assisting in most classes rather than only one or two instructors, each with their own unique experiences handling animals of various types. Each instructor is patient and, most importantly, without attitude. They are knowledgeable and good people, not only with dogs but also with humans. They use the same techniques and training collars on their personally owned dogs, with some instructors even bringing their dogs to classes.

Initial instruction is dedicated to having both the dog and the owner learn how to appropriately use the electronic collar. It isn’t used for punishment – it is a training aide. After that, as long as there are no significant behavioral problems, the dog and owner graduate to the intermediate and advanced “open classes”. These are the classes with which I am most familiar.

Each dog and owner begin with good leash manners. You’ll work on healing without having the dog pull, maintaining a sit and down position, changing positions, and recall. As you progress, you will eventually have your dog sit and stay in a fenced in yard with all other class members, while all owners leave the yard. Instructors may stay with the dogs to ensure safety. The dogs must maintain their position until the owner recalls them, one at a time. It is amazing to see a group of 20-30 dogs, all sitting or laying down without any owners in sight.

To keep your dog safe, any dog that is still reactive to other dogs is required to wear a soft rubber muzzle. This ensures that no innocent, well behaved dog is ever injured. This goes for every class, from absolute beginner through highly advanced exercises. The instructors make the determination and will not allow aggressive dogs to participate without the muzzle.

Lastly, the instructors always ask for feedback from participants on how classes and exercises are going, on behavioral problems at home that need work, or even how other instructors are doing. I could not give a higher recommendation or feel any better about the level or instruction and quality of the people working at K9 Basics.”

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