Not only physical in nature. Walking your dog or letting them run the yard isn’t going to cut it. Run your dog, but also MENTALLY stimulate them. A
10 minute mental workout will supersede a physical one any day. Teach your dog’s new things, keep their minds engaged and it’ll pay dividends.
We all love to love on our dogs. It’s something that comes natural. However, an over
abundance can also result in your dog having problems with separation anxiety, destructive
behavior and lack of confidence.
Not to be confused with fear. Respect is not only earned from your dog to you but is a two-way street. With clear communication and proper
engagement with your dog, the path to “success” will make your bond unbreakable.
The result of instilling proper, foundation, structure and overall sound leadership between you and your 4-legged companion.
NO DOG TOO BIG
NO BREED TO SMALL
Ears-UPK9 training classes can help your pet learn positive behavior by providing them the foundation and structure necessary to succeed. With a variety of eﬀective group & private classes geared toward all levels of skill, we have the perfect solution for your pets needs.
Check out our packages below to book and purchase. If you have questions or advise or are unsure of which package to select, please feel free to contact us for booking assistance.
2 WEEK BOARD & TRAIN
Length: 14 Days
Age: 4 months and older
This board and train program is for owners who don’t have the capability to take their dogs off leash but would still like to buff up their dog’s manners on leash with minimal distractions. In this program, your dog will learn how to loose leash heel, sit, down, come, wait/stay and place. We will also work on any problem behaviors your dog may have not to include human or dog aggression. These commands will all be taught and proofed under minimal distractions. During the two weeks of training, your dog will stay with us in our facility.
3 Week Board & Train
Length: 21 Days
Age: 4 months and older
This board and train program focuses on obedience both on-leash and off-leash (loose leash heel, sit, down, come, wait/stay and place) from inside the home to higher distraction areas, such as parks, department stores, etc. focusing on real world dog obedience at all times. During the three weeks of training, your dog will stay with us in our facility.
3 Week Remote E-Collar Board & Train *MOST POPULAR*
Length: 21 Days
Price: $3850.00 (E-Collar Included)
Age: 6 months and up
This board and train program’s focus is on the ultimate off leash dog. We will teach all obedience commands as are included in all other packages but we will condition your dog to what low levels of stimulation (massage) mean, as well as educating owners on proper use. Building freedom and independence, while also being able to control your dog in any situation as a communicator with the push of a button (if need be) serves as an invisible leash. Many dog owners thrive from this package, as they want their dogs to be off leash hiking, high traffic areas etc. Having that capability in your dog’s toolbox is just another great addition.
4-6 Week Board & Train
Length: 30 Day Minimum
Price: Starting at $4800.00
Age: 4 months and older
Our behavioral modification program is designed for the dogs that snarl, snap, bite, or straight on attack at the sight of another human, dog etc. Whether your dog’s aggression is based on fear, insecurity, defensiveness, or just down right disrespectful behavior, we are here to help. We do not address the aggression but everything around the aggression that sets them off. Often dog owners reinforce bad behaviors without even knowing it. That’s where we come in to assist and re-program your dog. In addition to, we will also train any obedience commands that you are having problems with.
Length: Approximately 1-1.5 hours
Price: $150 per session or
$700 for 5 sessions
Age: 4 months and up
This program is designed for owners who have plenty of time on their hands to work with their dogs and who are interested in learning the ins and outs of training. In this program, you as the owner will learn first hand how to train your dog from start to finish. With our one-on-one lessons, you will meet with myself face to face once every two weeks (or as needed) to learn how to train your own dog. This package is NOT for dogs with aggression issues or behavioral problems that would need more extensive attention.
(This training will be conducted on site at Ears-UpK9)
IN-PERSON Consultations / ONLINE VIDEO CLASSES
In-Person Consultations (East Tennessee) $100 – 1-1.5 Hour
I will come to your residence within the local area (East Tennessee) and assess your dog’s issues as well as address any concerns you may have. This is a consult meaning that it is mostly a Q&A to form a plan moving forward with more formal training.
Online Video Classes – 30 Minutes for $75 or $125 for 1 Hour
This is for anyone that would like to ask me any questions about the
concerns you’re having with your dog’s training deficiencies and a plan to enhance the life of your dog as well as yourself.
Check Out our Results.
I love expanding and teaching my dogs new amazing things and then putting them all together to show the capabilities of dogs. Gauge pictured here has been in training for a long time but through clear communication he understands without any conflict what-so-ever as to what i am asking of him.
U.S. Navy Regional Kennel Master/Trainer/Handler
Our 2 week board and train package is designed to buff up your dog’s manners on leash with minimal distractions. In this program, your dog will learn how to loose leash heel, sit, down, come, wait/stay and place. We will also work on any problem behaviors your dog may have not to include human or dog aggression.
Our 3 week board and train program focuses on Obedience for both on-leash and off-leash (loose leash heel, sit, down, come, wait/stay and place) from inside the home to higher distraction areas, such as parks, department stores, etc. focusing on real world dog obedience at all times.
Our 4-6 week board and train package features a behavioral modification program designed for the dogs that snarl, snap, bite, or straight on attack at the sight of another human, dog etc. Whether your dog’s aggression is based on fear, insecurity, defensiveness, or just down right disrespectful behavior, we are here to help.
This is also an e-collar enrolled course.
“I sent my 5-month-old GSD to Nick for the 1-week board and train and I’m so glad I did. I was getting very frustrated with her nipping and jumping. It was also important to me that she be able to walk on a leash without pulling. He did an amazing job with her. He also trained us so that we could enforce everything she learned over week. Nick helped us realize that we were not being consistent with our training or commands. We feel much more confident in training her and are very happy with Nick’s work.”
Can my female dog enroll in training if she is possibly close to her heat cycle?
No. You’re dog must not be in heat or coming into cycle at all during training.
What are your thoughts on harnesses?
We personally do not use harnesses unless a dog has trachea issues. Harnesses, in general, promote pulling and we teach dogs to walk on a leash with a flat buckle collar. Tools are also used for accountability, a harness makes that impossible.
When should I start training my dog?
Immediately. As early as 8 weeks, kennel training should be started.
When does the training stop for our dog?
Never. You should always be working with your dog on new things as well as the ones he/she already knows.
When my dog comes home, how much training will I need to do?
You get what you put in. After you go home you should spend at least 10-15 minutes a day working on commands taught or your dogs training will lapse.
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Call: (865) 213-EARS (3277)
Serving the Greater Tennessee Valley