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Vigilant K9 believes dog training is not a one size fits all program. We use time tested and proven methods that fit our dogs and clients with the best training approach. We not only attended one of the top schools in the world (Starmark Academy) but we are always continuing our education as well as holding professional membership with the International Association of Canine Professions. We believe in solid, real life training that can be put to the test at home and out and about. We believe in yes and no training. We believe in forming a communication bridge between you and your dog so both parties can live their lives in harmony - no matter what adventures life may bring.

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"Dogs do speak, but only to those who know how to listen."

Orhan Pamuk

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Experienced and Educated Dog Training

* Jumping

* Running Away

* Not listening to the first command

* Leash Pulling

* Reactive Behaviors 

* Over Hyper

* Fear Problems

* No Focus
* Puppy Problems

* Off Leash Training 

* Confidence Building

* Proper Socialization

*And MORE!


Any of those behaviors sound familiar?  We promise this is not something you have to live with and WE CAN HELP! Contact us today to learn which program may be the best fit for you and enjoy life changing obedience you and your dog will LOVE!  

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Creating training programs that WORK! - Be sure to check our facebook page for more reviews!

Toby, our eight month old golden doodle spent two weeks with Vigilant K9 to work on his off the leash/loose leash training. He came home a totally different dog! He now obeys commands without relying on treats, respects thresholds and walks like a total ROCKSTAR. We would have never trusted our dog outside without a leash before his training - now he stays by our side with no difficulty. We are also particularly impressed with his "place" training. He is able to hang out on a designated "place" while we are having dinner or with guests around with no problems. We were updated daily with pictures and videos of his progress which made the two weeks without our sweet boy much easier. Allison seriously knows her stuff and was naturally very easy to trust with our dog. We were very pleased with our experience with Vigilant K9! Definitely recommend.

The Wentz's

Allison was great in helping us realize that our strong willed husky Shadow can be trained. Her class helped us know the "tricks" to get Shadow to do what we wanted her to do at least on her terms 100% reccomend this class to anyone with dogs.

The Stenvolds

If you’re looking for a trainer that is knowledgeable of dog behavior, individualizes training to your dog’s needs, flexible with your schedule, and also teaches you as the owner (which is so important too!), you’ve come to the right place! Allison has done WONDERS for both of our Golden’s. Our 4-year-old retriever was having destructive behavior due to his separation anxiety when he was one. With Allison’s help we were able to get rid of those behaviors, achieve his CGC certification, and train him to be a therapy dog. We started training with Allison super early with our newest golden and we are so happy we did! She is now 7 months old and our hopes is to get her CGC and therapy dog certified. We have loved working with Allison so much! She is truly a dog whisperer and our pups LOVE her. I highly recommend her, you won’t be disappointed!

The Mitzels

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