Christine's K-9 Service was established in 1999 and has proudly served the Grand Rapids, Lowell, and surrounding West Michigan communities for the past 11 years. We commit ourselves to a high level of professional and personal ethics at all times, and to delivering attentive caring service to our valued clientele and their canine family members. We are proud of our reputation in the community. Dog training is our passion and our career of choice. We view our role as dog trainers to help owners reach their training goals, and in the process we hope to enhance the bond shared between dog and owner.
Christine and her team members have a comprehensive range of experience and expertise. We welcome working with all breeds and behavior concerns. (including aggression & anxiety) We are happy to work with you in the privacy of your home (house calls), offer a variety of group classes (obedience school) at various locations, and also offer a Board & Train program for those busy families on the go.
Mission Statement: Do what you love, love what you do!
FORMAL ANNOUNCEMENT REGARDING GROUP CLASS OPTIONS
After nearly 30 years of teaching group classes Christine is slowly moving towards semi retirement
As of spring 2014 all group classes other then Puppy Preschool 1 & Puppy Class 2 will be discontinued. We strongly feel that the social exposure puppy class provides during developmental periods is very important. While we do believe group classes beyond puppy age can be valuable and beneficial, we also know that often more progress is made working towards training goals in a more controlled and less distracting setting. Private training assistance will remain available in all areas of need. We are happy to offer referrals to those seeking group classes for dogs past the puppy age as desired.
Monday - Thursday
APDT Makes Dog Training a Class Act!
C.L.A.S.S. is a new program to provide basic training and obedience skills for dog owners launched by The Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT). The program, aptly named Canine Life and Social Skills (C.L.A.S.S.), uses positive reinforcement techniques to teach proper behavior and manners, enabling pet owners to take their dogs to public places such as outdoor patios, hotels and retail stores that allow pets.
C.L.A.S.S. will teach pet owners the value ofpractical training skills, such as how to introduce a dog to strangers and teach basic behaviors. To begin the program, pet owners sign up atAPDT’s website, which provides resources to locate a locally certified dog trainer. The dog and the owner then attend a 6-8 week program. At the end of the C.L.A.S.S. the dog is evaluated by a professional dog trainer and can achieve a certification of B.A., M.A., or Ph.D., depending on the level of assessment they go through with their dog.