Frequently Asked Questions
What type of dog training methods do you use?
What is an e-collar and how does it work?
Las Vegas K9 recently switched to using e-collars on their service dogs about two years ago. Shortly thereafter, they took ‘top dog’ and ‘top agency’ at the Western States Canine Trials! Their obedience to the commands became faster, sharper, and instant because the dogs know exactly what is expected of them when given the commands! During the trials, the dogs are not allowed to wear the e-collars!
There is a reason that the top law enforcement agencies, military, and top federal agencies: patrol, detection, and search and rescue dogs are trained using e-collars!
Will the e-collar hurt my dog?
Will my dog always have to wear the e-collar?
Will my dog hate wearing the e-collar?
Where do we conduct these private sessions?
Generally, I do not like to train dogs inside of the house! Why? It is easy for dogs to listen when they are in their own home. It is a familiar environment, if your pet trains in an unfamiliar environment, with countless distractions, they will listen to your commands anywhere.
How much time per day do I need to train my dog?
How long will this training take?
Lesson 1: “Come” and “Sit.” Off-Leash
Lesson 2: “Extended Sit” and “Down.” Extended sit meaning your dog will sit until you release it
Lesson 3: “Place” and “Extended Down.” Place meaning your dog will sit on a specific object you point to (chair, bench, etc)
Lesson 4: “Loose Leash Walking.” Meaning, your dog will walk right beside of you while on a leash.
All of this is done OFF-LEASH.
If you are interested in advanced obedience after you and your dog has completed the basic obedience, it is also available!
At what age can we start e-collar training?
Generally, we do not start e-collar training on a dog until it is at least 6 months old.
What if I have a puppy that is not 6 months old?
What is clicker training?
What if I have a small dog?
Do you offer a guarantee? What is your cancellation policy?
Yes! We are so confident in this system, that if you are not completely amazed and 100% satisfied during the first lesson, the lesson is free! No questions asked!
LESSON CANCELLATION POLICY :
We realize that emergencies and other scheduling conflicts arise and are sometimes unavoidable. However, advance notice allows us to fulfill other client’s scheduling needs. Due to our one-on-one, 60-minute sessions, missed appointments are a significant inconvenience to your trainer, and other clients.
Cancellations with less than 48 hours notice will result in a forfeit of that session. Notice outside of 48 hours, we would be happy to reschedule your session.
BOARD AND TRAIN CANCELLATION POLICY:
Life happens!! Vacation plans change, family emergencies occur… with 2 weeks or more notice PRIOR to your scheduled drop off date, you will receive a full refund. If cancellation is made after that time period (within 2 weeks of your scheduled drop off date), you will receive a refund minus $250. We are always happy to reschedule for next available date on the calendar at any time.
Will my dog benefit from this training?
Remember, if you do not employ your dog and give it a job to do (training), it will become self-employed. A self-employed dog will cost YOU money!