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We have a wonderful Sheltie but found that we needed to find a place for him to have social interaction with other dogs and people.  He was very shy and skittish around people until he got to know them.  We are so fortunate to have found "My K9 Buddy".  Not only has Baxter come out of his shell, but we can see the confidence he has gained in dealing with unfamiliar places.  We recently attended a picnic and he behaved so well.  Although he stuck to us, he let others pet him given time and even let a year old boy pet him, and little ones come running not walking to your pet.  There were other dogs there that had to go home because of behavior issues but not him as he was on his best behavior!  This is not to say that he still won't shy away from strangers initially but he has come so far and we credit My K9 Buddy trainers.  These women just know dogs and what they need.  They know what YOUR DOG NEEDS.  They see each dog as an individual and what may work for yours may not work for mine and they know it. 
We wish we had a video from when he first started training to now.  When he started to walk on the leash you could see how anxious he was having to go past all the people and dogs!  Within a few weeks training he walked beside us with confidence and no anxiety!  He gets so excited when we turn into K9 Buddy's.  He can't wait to get in.  Baxter has not been the only one to learn things, so have we.  They give you so many tips to help your dog succeed in whatever you may be working on.  We highly recommend them!  My K9 Buddy trainers are the best.

Mary and Keith Dickson

​Just wanted to send you the fun picture from last. evening.  I also wanted to take a minute and tell you (and Val) how much we appreciate all you guys are doing for Willow/Sunday/Mocha.  We truly enjoy coming to class and we have such a good time. 

We are grateful for all of the guidance, training and special care shown to our girls.

Melissa Lindsey.

Our classes are ongoing so there is no waiting for the next class to begin!  For a flat rate, you can attend up to two classes per week while you work to achieve success at a variety of behaviors.  Your dog progresses at their own pace through the different levels. Once your dog masters the goal behaviors at each level, you move on to the next level.  All dogs are started at Puppy or Level 1 but may move on after the first class if all behaviors have been mastered.  Registration for Manners classes can only be done through coming to Orientation.  If your dog is not comfortable (including excessive barking) around other dogs or people, please contact us for alternatives to group classes.


  1. Come to orientation any Tuesday at 5:30 pm (no orientation on holidays). Bring your dog and lots of good, soft treats.  

  2. While at orientation, complete registration forms and payment.  Also, learn a few behaviors to teach your dog until you can get started in class.

  3. Start in a Level 1 or Puppy class that fits your schedule.

Puppy Manners - Get your puppy started right! Basic manners and help with puppy issues.  Puppies from 8 to 20 weeks.

Manners Level 1 - For dogs 21 weeks and older.  Basic manners, crate training, go to place and leash walking are emphasized.

Manners Level 2 - Builds on behaviors from Level 1 such as walking on a loose leash, coming when called and self-control behaviors. Working through distractions and attention to you is worked on in each class.

Manners Level 3 - Your dog is further challenged with increasing distractions and real life situations. Goals for this class include ability to perform behaviors in a variety of circumstances.

$135 for 6 weeks (must be used within 3 months)

$240 for 12 weeks (must be used within 5 months)

Manners classes