KK9 Dog Training

Gentle Training For Dogs & The People Who Love Them

Welcome to KK9 Dog Training!

If you found our site, you probably have a dog or will be welcoming one in the near future. You may be looking for answers to a behavioral issue or perhaps just want to get your new puppy off to a good start.

It’s our pleasure to provide positive reinforcement training using up-to-date methods based on solid behavioral science.

We look forward to helping you connect with your dog.

kay and her sweet boy
Kay Williams, Owner

Featured Service

Meet & Greet Consultation

Personalized Consultation to find the right options for you and your dog.

New people and places are sometimes intimidating to dogs as well as humans.

A Meet and Greet Consultation can help! Bring your dog to meet Kay and explore the training studio.

Introducing your dog to the training space before a first group class or private training session helps everyone feel more comfortable!

Reserve A Meet & Greet Consultation

Classes

Which class is the best fit for you and your dog?

Puppy Primer A

Socialization and foundation training for your 8-10 week old puppy.

  • Do you have a puppy who is between 8 and 10 weeks old?
  • Does your puppy behave like an angel… until he/she doesn’t?
  • Does your puppy play appropriately… until he/she doesn’t?
  • Do you wish you had more strategies to help your puppy get the exercise and enrichment he/she needs without it - taking up your entire day?

Puppy Primer B

Socialization and foundation training for your 11-14 week old puppy.

  • Do you have a puppy who is between 11 and 14 weeks old?
  • Does your puppy behave like an angel… until he/she doesn’t?
  • Does your puppy play appropriately… until he/she doesn’t?
  • Do you wish you had more strategies to help your puppy get the exercise and enrichment he/she needs without it - taking up your entire day?

Manners Matter

The road to a happy life with your dog starts with basic obedience training.

  • Do you have a young dog who needs to learn house manners?
  • Does your dog pull you down the street?
  • Does your dog do what you want sometimes and not others?
  • Are you stressed when someone comes to your door?
  • Do you wish your dog would just listen?

The Short & Sweet Series

3 week beginning classes for any age dog.

  • Busy Schedule?
  • Can’t commit to a five week class?
  • Need manners quickly?

The C.L.A.S.S. Series

Canine Life and Social Skills

Curriculum developed by Association of Professional Dog Trainers.

Aligns with AKC S.T.A.R. Puppy, Canine Good Citizen and Therapy Dog Prep.

There are 4 levels of C.L.A.S.S. your dog can earn.

  • Highschool / H.S.
  • Bachelors / B.A.
  • Masters / M.A.
  • Advanced / PhD.

Each level has specific benchmarks, homework and assessments.

Dogs and handlers will prepare for the level that is most appropriate and will receive individual coaching.

Drink and Train

30 minutes of training followed by a field trip to Backyard Tap

If you want to be social with your dog this class is for you! Northern Colorado social life just begs to include our canine companions. KK9 Dog Training is located in the ideal spot for a class that includes trips to a dog-friendly venue.

This unique class includes 30 minutes of training at KK9 Dog Training followed by a field trip to Backyard Tap for drinks and an opportunity for our dogs to practice their social skills.

Tuition for this 4-week class includes a beer each week at Backyard Tap!

Services

One on One Training

Why Private Lessons?

Do you feel anxious about being in a group class situation? Do the days and times for group classes conflict with your schedule? Do you want to work on specific behavior issues? Is your dog reactive? Are you worried that your dog’s reactivity will be a problem in a group class setting? Private training might be for you!

We will make sure your are comfortable in your private sessions. No judgement, no criticism! We are here to help.

About KK9 Dog Training

Does your dog know what to do?

We know what we want our dogs NOT to do so let’s teach them what is ok to do instead!

I’m Kay Williams, owner of KK9 Dog Training.

Because I have dealt with frustrating behaviors in my own dogs, I have a great deal of empathy for owners who may be discouraged with their dog in spite of loving them very much.

Positive, force-free training methods are my focus. Knowing how to communicate so that the student understands (canine or human), is the foundation of all good teaching. This kind of learning is fun for dogs and their people.

My background in education helps me to tailor instruction to individuals. I have extensive experience in differentiated instruction which has helped me teach to the individual client. I have a great deal of patience and am willing to persevere with dogs and owners.

While there are common traits and learning principles for canines and humans, each dog and owner is unique. I love to discover what works for each individual and to gently train for success!

I look forward to working with you and your companion.

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Questions? We’ve got answers.