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About ITrainK9

We Give You and Your Dog the Tools Needed For A Positive Lifestyle Change

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We Don’t Rely on Harsh Physical Aversive

Training is about balance and figuring out what method or technique works best for each individual dog. It is also about ensuring your dog feels better about situations it previously struggled in. Balanced dog training ensures to use 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.

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.
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Our training is not only focused on a providing a healthy balanced lifestyle for your dog but creating a calm and stable state of mind.

All our training programs focus on the board and train, which means that dogs spend intimate time with multiple professional trainers over the course of 4 or 8 weeks. At the end of your program you will get a dog who has improved behaviour, better manners, reliable obedience, calmer, more easily managed and more confident!
At iTrainK9 our goal is to provide obedience and behaviour modification training for you and your pet through our continued education and expertise.

Our training is completely individualized and designed to shape your pet into a happy, obedient and well balanced family companion. We will teach you how to continue training, encourage calm and relaxed behavior, and how to maintain a healthy relationship with your pet.

Let us show you what your pet is capable of. You will be pleasantly surprised at the results we can achieve.

We believe that all training should start with a good foundation.

A good understanding of the necessary daily structure along with the appropriate life skills (owner and dog) will significantly reduce the behaviours associated with stress, arousal and anxiety.

We use a variety of motivational techniques depending on your dog’s individual needs. The majority of our training concentrates on creating a calm and stable state of mind which in turn produces a dog who is happier, more confident and reliable.

We at iTraink9 are here to educate dog owners on the necessary components to live stress free without the worry of inappropriate behaviour and build a balanced and healthy relationship with your dog.

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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

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Founder & Trainer

Jason (Founder)

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.

Our Team

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Sales & Customer Support

Kat

Kat helps with our customer’s needs. Her love for dogs started at a young age, after becoming a new mother and at a turning point in her life, she decided to enroll herself into a veterinary assistant program which lead her to become a manager at a dog daycare facility. She is also pet first aid certified. After hearing about ITK9 and the improvements made with the many dogs they have trained she decided to come on board.
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Trainer

Kaitlin

Kaitlin spent 7 years working at a dog daycare facility - extensively exposing her to a wide range of breeds, behaviours and training methods. Deciding to further her education, she completed a certificate in Animal Care. She then jumped right into a training apprenticeship under an experienced IGP Dog trainer. At this time Kaitlin was also working at a veterinary clinic, but it did not take long for her to realize her true calling was within the world of training and behaviour rehabilitation. Her drive, experience and dedication to animal welfare is what sets her apart.
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