We Give You and Your Dog the Tools Needed For A Positive Lifestyle ChangeLET'S Talk
We Don’t Rely on Harsh Physical Aversive
Training is about balance and figuring out what method or technique works best for each dog. It is also about ensuring your dog feels better about situations it previously struggled in. Balanced dog training ensures the use of both Classical Conditioning and Operant Conditioning. All animals, including dogs, learn through Operant Conditioning. Time and time again we have taken in dogs who have been to trainers who have only utilized one side of the quadrant and because of this have had limited success and left owners stressed, at a financial loss, and looking for answers.
Your dog works with multiple professional trainers multiple times a day for 4-8 weeks. The number of improvements we can make bars none to any other training program. Once your dog has made these improvements, we send you home with instructional videos, educational handouts, problem-solving sessions, and 3 months of continued support to ensure you and your dog's success back home. This transition may be the most important aspect of any training program as you are now your dog's trainer for life.
Unlike many private lessons, classes, and board and train programs we give you an education that will last a lifetime. Without the proper owner education, training, and tools no owner would be successful. If you do not continue to reinforce the behaviour and mindset your trainer has established, your dog will likely regress.
We Generalize Your Dogs Training to Make the Transition Back Home Easy
All of the behaviours that your dog learns at iTK9 are completely generalized and proofed to ensure they translate back home as you continue the training with the knowledge we have given you.OUR DOG TRAINING
Your dog will take field trips to multiple different environments and work with multiple trainers. This shows the dog that everything expected with the primary handler is always expected regardless of the environment or who is holding the leash.
One of the biggest determinants of a successful dog training program, whether it is a board and train, private lesson or classes, is your family and friend's commitment to stick to the plan back home. We provide you with the education, tools, and instructions on how to maintain the success we have attained. Just like learning a new skill or language, if you do not practice consistently you lose fluency. We continue to educate our clients that training is never-ending.
Jason | Founder & Trainer at iTrainK9
Founder & Trainer
Jason founded iTrainK9 with the goal to help troubled and misguided dogs and their owners. People come to him for answers to their concerns about their dogs. He has worked with and learned a variety of techniques from many different professional dog trainers. Jason is a certified Professional Dog Trainer through the International Association of Canine Professionals (IACP) and continues to educate himself on all aspects of dog training and behaviour modification and is committed to improving the lives of dog owners by providing calm and well-mannered canines that become loved family members. He has a keen understanding of dog behaviour and their body language and uses multiple techniques to train them. He works with all breeds and is continuing to educate owners on his very successful and unique board and train programs.
Operations & Sales Manager
Kat’s love for dogs started at a young age but it was later in life, after her kids she decided to change her career to follow her passion for animals!
She managed a very busy dog daycare and boarding facility where she was introduced to iTK9, where she learned a lot about creating a happy, balanced lifestyle for her dog Chloe.
With 15 years dog training experience, I have assisted in the development and execution of training programs. I have also been responsible for hiring and training new trainers for the company, who I can share my knowledge and passion for dogs with.
I enjoy the challenge of working with every dog that arrives at our facility with their wide range of personalities and get a lot of fulfilment when seeing client's positive reactions at the end of a program.
I am proud and thankful for the position I am in and I'm grateful to have the opportunity to build a diverse and dedicated staff.
I’m Liana, and I’m the Lead Hand at iTK9. My favourite part about the job is helping dogs learn new commands and overcome challenging behaviours. I studied Behaviour Psychology in University and I like to create art and music in my free time. I’m proud to be part of such a great team of trainers and I’m excited to help iTK9 succeed.
Kennel Attendant/Dog Trainer
Hi, my name is Alyssa and I’m a kennel attendant at ITK9. Some of my responsibilities at the company include helping with drop-offs, letting dogs out during the day to use the bathroom, having a set feeding schedule, making sure every dog is taken care of properly and, that we have a clean and organized environment for the dogs to stay in at all times. I love every day of it, I’m constantly learning new things, meeting new people and getting to work with new dogs. Working with dogs is something I love doing and am very passionate about. Being able to see how much progress each dog makes while they stay with us and, knowing we’re making a difference in people’s everyday lives is my favourite part of working at ITK9.
I’m Megan, one of the trainers here at ITK9. I found the company through a friend who had put her dog through one of the programs and raved about the amazing changes she’s seen in him since setting his structure in place at home. I always wanted to explore the world of dog training and ITK9 took a chance on me and I couldn’t be happier. I love working with all the dogs and getting to know them on an individual basis to find what training methods work for them. The job can be challenging at times but it is so rewarding at the end of the day to see all the progress these dogs make while progressing through the courses.
Working with dogs has always been a passion of mine proven by the fact that I have 6 at home. Being able to work at ITK9 has only reinforced my passion. I enjoy the opportunity to learn new training skills and techniques every day and I’m excited for my future development as a dog trainer.
I'm a Kennel Attendant and Apprentice Dog Trainer at ITK9. I have always wanted to work with dogs and was lucky enough to find this great opportunity online. When I work in the kennel I'm responsible for day to day care of the dogs. While training I work one on one with the dogs in our care to ensure they go home with the skills they need to succeed. I enjoy working at ITK9 because I am able to see all the progress our dogs make throughout their stay
Social Media Strategist
Hi, my name is Tahmina and I am ITK9's social media manager. With 7+ years of experience working within the media industry, I've been able to work with a range of multi-media skills and build a successful portfolio. My role here is to cultivate our online identity and create a unique social media imprint to showcase the company's mission to educate and provide a service for people that need it. I chose ITK9 because I sensed the transparency of the brand and strongly believe it will continue to grow and strongly impact people and their relationships with their dogs for a lifetime.