Training a small dog is possible! Our Miniature Pinscher Board & Train, Gus, is officially home with his owners after a month full of training! Here is what his owners had to say: "It's day 4 since Gus came home and we have already noticed big differences! Before going to UPK9 and working with Coach Sara, Gus was very much out of control (not his fault 100 percent ours). He would constantly jump on anyone or anything that moved. Just jumped and barked when anyone came in and hated to … [Read more...] about Small Dog Training is Possible!
Two Ways to Teach the Heel Position Are your walks with your dog friend turning into a tug-of-war match? Have you been yearning for a leash-walking experience that's smooth, enjoyable, and stress-free? Well, you're not alone. We've all been there, frustrated with our dog's inability to stay in the heel position. It might be that your dog does not understand the position. But fear not! In this blog post, we're going to delve into two ways to teach the heel position to transform your dog's … [Read more...] about Two Ways to Teach the Heel Position
Do you have trouble training your dog outside? Are you finding great success when training your dog inside or in low-distraction areas but outside they are absorbed by all the distractions? Our behavioral cases involve working a lot with thresholds. This is a common term in behavior modification work and is a great way to address fear, anxiety, aggression, and stress in your dog. Threshold means the distance your dog needs to be away from the trigger or stimuli that alerts them where they can … [Read more...] about Training Outside with a Reactive Dog
Our Board & Train program is open for all dogs no matter their level of reactivity! Your dog will be boarding with a Professionally Certified Dog Trainer for a month minimum and become fully trained both on and off-leash. The trainer will work with them every day in all different environments and around many people and other dogs to better socialize your dog and, in turn, lessen their reactivity. Meet Monty! He is a year-old Poodle who has just completed our Board and … [Read more...] about Boarding for a Reactive Dog
Rescue dog, Goose the 2-year-old Lab/Staffie mix is finding comfort in his new training regimen! "With starting at Unleashed Potential with Coach Sara, I was a bit hesitant with some guidelines; specifically the temporary no raised surfaces and no free lunch rules. I didn’t necessarily see how those guidelines would contribute to my dogs obedience training. But committing fully to the behaviour modification included in the E-Collar Program, I reluctantly pulled his bed and kennel out of … [Read more...] about Rescue Dog Finds Comfort in Training