Helping & supporting struggling owners & misunderstood dogs across Canada
Struggling with aggressive/fearful/difficult behaviours? Have you been told to drug and/or kill your dog? Maybe you’re just struggling to enjoy your walks instead of being yanked around?
Whether helping you raise your pup into a well behaved & balanced adult or helping you repair a damaged relationship & correcting troubling issues, we will help you find balance and peace with your best friend so you can fully enjoy being with them!
Specializing in large & working breeds, aggression, fear & any severe behaviour issue.
At K9 Balance, we are committed to providing results & our clients continued success. We only work with owners who are truly invested in their dogs success and giving them their best life by providing their needs first & a focus on whole mind & body wellness.
Our goal is to communicate with dogs as clearly as possible in a way that makes the most sense to them. We strive to be as gentle as possible and as firm as necessary while guiding and teaching the desired behaviours we/our clients would like from them. We will work to provide you with the tools and knowledge you need to build/repair your relationship with your dog so you can continue to be successful well after your training program has been completed.
We have a very positive, balanced training philosophy with a focus on relationship based training. This means we work with the dog in front of us in whatever way works best for them. We work on building a relationship with gentle leash communication and often hand feeding in the beginning, we get to know the individual and help them get to know and trust us. If they love food, we will use some food to reward as part of the training process (we do not allow dogs to become reliant on food! Your dog should come when called whether you have food or not.), if they love tug, fetch or just some freedom to sniff things, we use those as rewards. We are positive balanced leaders because that’s what the dogs need from us, that’s how we help them succeed, overcome fears and be the best version of them they can be.
K9 Balance is located on 100 acres of fields and hardwood forests on top of Blue Mountain, just 15 min. from Collingwood and an hour from Barrie, Owen Sound and Midland.
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