Ina, my 3-year-old GSP (German shorthaired pointer), is an energy packed dog who will run around outside all day long and not crash until the sun is down. Since having her as an 8-week-old puppy, she has always been somewhat obedient, but I always knew she wasn’t reaching her full potential. Ina is easily distracted from everything to grasshoppers, butterflies, and especially birds. I always struggled with Ina focusing on me, no matter what environment she was in. I consider myself an active … [Read more...] about Training A German Shorthaired Pointer
Testimonial "Elvis" the German Shepherd A continued success story of a past Board and Train. It has almost been a year since my German Shepherd Elvis, a super submissive, non socialized rescue spent time with Duke Ferguson of UPK9: PEI Elvis can now walk off leash, heel, is not afraid of the water or gravel, he is a joy to take anywhere. Elvis continues to learn new things each day and is becoming a confident and relaxed pet. Thanks for your early work and guidance. NL Jones ( Elvis … [Read more...] about Testimonial “Elvis” the German Shepherd a Continued Success Story of A Past Board and Train
Memphis is a fun loving, full of life Border Collie/Australian Shepherd mix. You would never know, looking at him now, that he has had a pretty complicated past. By the time Memphis was 6 months old, he was diagnosed with severe hip dysplasia. Memphis underwent two major surgeries just weeks apart followed by four months of strict recovery. By the time he was fully healed, he was just over a year old. He missed the critical stage in his life for developing social skills with other dogs. When … [Read more...] about Border Collie given a new lease on life!
Young Boxer's Amazing Transformation! My boxer, Finnegan is the joy of my life. He is a goofy boy that makes me laugh every day. He loves to cuddle and just be with me. I bring him to the office everyday and anywhere else I go. Being a boxer, he was extremely excitable, he jumped on people, knocking them over. He's given people cuts and bruises and kids were bowling pins, how many could he knock down. Since he turned one he became very dominant and aggressive towards other dogs. I had no … [Read more...] about Young Boxer’s Amazing Transformation!
A Program For Life When my wife and I decided to get a German Shepherd puppy we were concerned that owning such a powerful breed could be dangerous if not properly trained. We knew that neither of us had the skills to raise this kind of breed, and we really wanted to own one, so we asked around and Duke Ferguson’s name came up several times as the person we should speak to. After our initial visit with him, it was clear that Duke’s balanced approach and training philosophy was exactly what … [Read more...] about A Program For Life for our german shepherd puppy: UPK9 PEI