K918 Dog Training

K918 Dog Training

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Graduation day for Puddin. Big shout out to K918 Dog Training located just east of Mannford. In 4 classes we went from a wild, jerk your arm out of the socket walk and load my 76# butt in the jeep. To a no tug leash walk and single command leap in the jeep. Shannell (I hope I spelled that right) did awesome in explaining how the dogs understood and responded to commands. It was worth every penny to have a professional tell us how to work with our dog. And yes, that is Puddin's happy face. Thank you for showing us we had a even greater dog than we thought.

Tulsa's go to balanced dog trainer. My goal is to help frustrated dog owners become confident dog LEADERS! My training style is always catered to what is best for the individual dog.

Operating as usual

09/13/2021

Just a friendly reminder that training doesn’t always have to be so serious.

Have fun with your dog, that’s why you got one isn’t it?

Try something new.
Yoga poses always have the most ridiculous names so I call this pose “hakunamatata kanasana” (double downward dog)
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Just a friendly reminder that training doesn’t always have to be so serious.

Have fun with your dog, that’s why you got one isn’t it?

Try something new.
Yoga poses always have the most ridiculous names so I call this pose “hakunamatata kanasana” (double downward dog)
#k918dogtraining

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📞Sand Springs, OK

09/11/2021

One of my favorite dog photos of all time.

Strong
Steady
Confident
Ready to work & save lives in the face of the worst US tragedy.

How did we get so lucky to have such amazing creatures on this planet with us? We don’t deserve it, but im sure glad they’re here.

Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the 9/11 attack. I was too young to understand it then, but I understand the importance of it now & am honored as hell to be an American.

One of my favorite dog photos of all time.

Strong
Steady
Confident
Ready to work & save lives in the face of the worst US tragedy.

How did we get so lucky to have such amazing creatures on this planet with us? We don’t deserve it, but im sure glad they’re here.

Hard to believe it’s been 20 years since the 9/11 attack. I was too young to understand it then, but I understand the importance of it now & am honored as hell to be an American.

09/09/2021

There are so many parallels between raising dogs & raising kids, the main one being HOW they learn things.

The dog training world seems to be pretty controversial when it comes to corrections (much like human parenting as well) so I’ll explain this using an example with children since everyone seems to understand kids more..

Let’s say you catch your child drawing on the wall with a permanent marker, naturally most people would want them to stop immediately & never do it again. So how do we send that message?
✨We have to implement some sort of consequence. ✨

You would likely say “Johnny stop, give me that marker & go sit in time out/give me your iphone/you’re grounded for a week/you’re not hanging out with your friends today”

In the dog training world many people will tell you to ignore your dogs bad behaviors. Back to our example with little Johnny, if we were to look directly at him drawing on the wall then look away *ignoring*
What do you think he’s gonna do? He’s gonna think “hell yea I didn’t get in trouble, I can keep drawing!”

If you want to stop a behavior there HAS👏🏻TO👏🏻BE👏🏻A👏🏻CONSEQUENCE/PUNISHMENT. Ignoring it does not teach the dog/kid that it’s wrong.

If you ignore it, you’re allowing it to happen again AKA positive reinforcement.
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There are so many parallels between raising dogs & raising kids, the main one being HOW they learn things.

The dog training world seems to be pretty controversial when it comes to corrections (much like human parenting as well) so I’ll explain this using an example with children since everyone seems to understand kids more..

Let’s say you catch your child drawing on the wall with a permanent marker, naturally most people would want them to stop immediately & never do it again. So how do we send that message?
✨We have to implement some sort of consequence. ✨

You would likely say “Johnny stop, give me that marker & go sit in time out/give me your iphone/you’re grounded for a week/you’re not hanging out with your friends today”

In the dog training world many people will tell you to ignore your dogs bad behaviors. Back to our example with little Johnny, if we were to look directly at him drawing on the wall then look away *ignoring*
What do you think he’s gonna do? He’s gonna think “hell yea I didn’t get in trouble, I can keep drawing!”

If you want to stop a behavior there HAS👏🏻TO👏🏻BE👏🏻A👏🏻CONSEQUENCE/PUNISHMENT. Ignoring it does not teach the dog/kid that it’s wrong.

If you ignore it, you’re allowing it to happen again AKA positive reinforcement.
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09/08/2021

Took a few days off while my parents were in town from West Virginia, which was much needed!

Ready to get back to work & help some dogs. Here is one of my newest clients, Rocky is 6 months old & we’re already building some great focus in him through hand feeding.

Look at those check ins throughout the walk!!! Start em’ young folks it will save you so much headache down the road. Show Rocky some love in the comments for killing it already!
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09/02/2021

In need of a new place bed for your dog? Veehoo pets on Amazon is a great choice!

The link below will take you directly to the one I have here, but they have plenty of other great products in their store and you can use my discount code "k918training" to save 10% on any of them!

https://www.amazon.com/Veehoo-Elevated-Portable-Washable-Breathable/dp/B07RKMX6PN

09/01/2021

PART 2

Within minutes of getting the slip lead on Hoss we had way more control & almost instantly calmed him down.

His owners couldn't walk him (or his sister) so we taught him the very basics, how to follow. They were blown away in just the first session.

So pumped to see how Hoss & Molly do with some guidance!!

09/01/2021

PART 1
I guess Facebook won't let me attach 2 videos to one post, booo!

Here is my initial greeting from Hoss at our first session. I've seen some very excited dogs when guests come over but I think he takes the cake for most excited & over the top.

He's a BIG boy & could easily do some damage to a person of any size.

Part 2 coming soon!

08/30/2021

And now we sit back & wait for the backlash….

But for real anyone who claims to be purely positive or force free clearly doesn’t even understand the foundations of dog training.

If you tell your dog to sit & they just stare at you not moving what do you do? You don’t give them their reward. Well guess what that is folks…..IT’S A FORM OF PUNISHMENT!

If your dog tries to jump on you & you turn around or leave the room or ignore them guess what that is…NEGATIVE PUNISHMENT. You’re taking yourself out of the equation to get them to stop jumping, it’s not a physical punishment but it’s punishment none the less.

I know for a fact the purely positive community uses both of those tactics, so they’ve been lying to themselves as much as they have dog owners.
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And now we sit back & wait for the backlash….

But for real anyone who claims to be purely positive or force free clearly doesn’t even understand the foundations of dog training.

If you tell your dog to sit & they just stare at you not moving what do you do? You don’t give them their reward. Well guess what that is folks…..IT’S A FORM OF PUNISHMENT!

If your dog tries to jump on you & you turn around or leave the room or ignore them guess what that is…NEGATIVE PUNISHMENT. You’re taking yourself out of the equation to get them to stop jumping, it’s not a physical punishment but it’s punishment none the less.

I know for a fact the purely positive community uses both of those tactics, so they’ve been lying to themselves as much as they have dog owners.
#k918dogtraining

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08/29/2021

Don’t let your dog bother you while you’re eating, & DEFINITELY don’t let them bother your guests while they eat.

Use place to get them out of your space!!!

This one will really impress your friends & family😉

08/26/2021

Happy national dog day you mother fluffers!!!!

Here’s a throwback to where the game began, or at least a few years in. I’m probably 15 years old in this photo & have the hard focus of 5 dogs all at once (the black & white ones were my actual dogs) I don’t have any formal dog training education, but I’ve been in the trenches working hands on with dogs since I was 8 years old, so I have practical real life education that I’ve been developing over the last 20 years.

For anyone looking to find a dog trainer this is probably the most important question you should ask. Anyone can go online & take a 6 week course that makes them a “certified dog trainer” without even ever touching a dog, how terrifying is that!?

Interview as many trainers as you can to see what their actual experience is when it comes to handling dogs. Just because they have some capitalized letters after their name doesn’t always mean they know their stuff.
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📍Sand Springs, OK

Happy national dog day you mother fluffers!!!!

Here’s a throwback to where the game began, or at least a few years in. I’m probably 15 years old in this photo & have the hard focus of 5 dogs all at once (the black & white ones were my actual dogs) I don’t have any formal dog training education, but I’ve been in the trenches working hands on with dogs since I was 8 years old, so I have practical real life education that I’ve been developing over the last 20 years.

For anyone looking to find a dog trainer this is probably the most important question you should ask. Anyone can go online & take a 6 week course that makes them a “certified dog trainer” without even ever touching a dog, how terrifying is that!?

Interview as many trainers as you can to see what their actual experience is when it comes to handling dogs. Just because they have some capitalized letters after their name doesn’t always mean they know their stuff.
#k918dogtraining

📞918-338-6427
💻k918dogtraining.com
📍Sand Springs, OK

08/23/2021

Happy National Dog Day from Chewy!!!

Technically that’s on 8/26 but Chewy is offering a smoking deal all week long to celebrate, woohoo!! (Even for you cat lovers)

Spend $100 Get $30 Gift Card! https://www.chewy.com/deals/national-dog-day-12132
20% off Virtual Bundles! https://www.chewy.com/deals/14873
10% off Chewy eGift Cards! https://www.chewy.com/chewy-egift-card/dp/226304
For CAT LOVERS: Spend $75 on Select Cat Products, Get $15 Gift Card https://www.chewy.com/deals/spend-75-get-15-gift-card-15516

If you have more than one dog like I do you’ll know spending $100 on food isn’t hard to do, so why not save some money this time!?

This offer is also good for new toys, leashes/collars, beds, bowls & even grooming supplies.

Prime time for any new dog owners out there to stock up on all your necessities & get them delivered in just 2 days!

The links above will take you directly to the Chewy website where you can save today. It won’t last long so you don’t want to miss it!!!
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#chewypartner

Happy National Dog Day from Chewy!!!

Technically that’s on 8/26 but Chewy is offering a smoking deal all week long to celebrate, woohoo!! (Even for you cat lovers)

Spend $100 Get $30 Gift Card! https://www.chewy.com/deals/national-dog-day-12132
20% off Virtual Bundles! https://www.chewy.com/deals/14873
10% off Chewy eGift Cards! https://www.chewy.com/chewy-egift-card/dp/226304
For CAT LOVERS: Spend $75 on Select Cat Products, Get $15 Gift Card https://www.chewy.com/deals/spend-75-get-15-gift-card-15516

If you have more than one dog like I do you’ll know spending $100 on food isn’t hard to do, so why not save some money this time!?

This offer is also good for new toys, leashes/collars, beds, bowls & even grooming supplies.

Prime time for any new dog owners out there to stock up on all your necessities & get them delivered in just 2 days!

The links above will take you directly to the Chewy website where you can save today. It won’t last long so you don’t want to miss it!!!
#k918dogtraining
#chewypartner

08/21/2021

Say hello to Berkley, our first official FULL TIME board & train! (I still can’t get over that this is my job now)

Keeping our first few sessions short & sweet. She’s responding to basic leash pressure very well already. Can’t wait to see her progress over the next 2 weeks!
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📍Sand Springs, OK

Photos from K918 Dog Training's post 08/18/2021

If you only listen to one piece of advice from me please let it be this one!

These 2 photos are prime examples why we remove tools after we’re done training, because accidents happen.

2 years ago my parents doberman was wearing a choke chain around the house, my parents were home but he wasn’t being “actively supervised”. He started licking the dishes in the dishwasher when the chain got caught on the rack. When he started to pull away the rack came with, which spooked him so he jumped backwards, the rack came out, a dish fell off the rack some how breaking on his foot and cutting in the the right place to produce A LOT of blood.

Thankfully they got him to the emergency vet to get taken care of & he’s doing just fine today, but this could have easily gone south very quickly.

I’m obviously for using tools in dog training, but please use them responsibly.

08/16/2021

Blue is learning those oh so important door manners.🤘🏻 No more bolting out the door when people come over or if it accidentally gets left open.

My goal is to get the dogs to view an open door as just that, an open door, not some strange exciting portal to the outside world that they MUST go through to see what’s out there.
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Struggling to teach your dog these same manners? Call today for a FREE evaluation!

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📍Sand Springs, OK

08/11/2021

Once I understood the importance of markers it clicked in my head “oh we’re just giving constructive feedback, like the hot & cold game”

A couple years later I purchased a course from @leerburg where one of the legends in this industry @tyler_muto said this EXACT SAME THING!

Talk about an ego boost, I walked around my kitchen with my arms up like Rocky in a moment of triumph. I’ve definitely found my calling in life, & moments like these are so reassuring of that.
#k918dogtraining

Want to have the dog of your dreams?
Call today to schedule your FREE evaluation!
📞918-338-6427
💻k918dogtraining.com
📍Sand Springs, OK

Once I understood the importance of markers it clicked in my head “oh we’re just giving constructive feedback, like the hot & cold game”

A couple years later I purchased a course from @leerburg where one of the legends in this industry @tyler_muto said this EXACT SAME THING!

Talk about an ego boost, I walked around my kitchen with my arms up like Rocky in a moment of triumph. I’ve definitely found my calling in life, & moments like these are so reassuring of that.
#k918dogtraining

Want to have the dog of your dreams?
Call today to schedule your FREE evaluation!
📞918-338-6427
💻k918dogtraining.com
📍Sand Springs, OK

08/09/2021

If your dog is struggling with behavior problems such as guarding food aggressively, separation anxiety or out of control barking on walks.....it’s time to set some boundaries.

Designate certain areas of the house they are NOT allowed to go - upstairs, kitchen, bathroom or on furniture to name a few.

This takes away their ability to go wherever they want whenever they want - AKA entitlement. Creating boundaries & adding rules to your dogs everyday life will cause them to look to you for guidance in all areas & help diminish the behavior problems.

I’m using the kids in this family to implement those same rules because I want every human in the household to have the same respect from the dogs.
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08/06/2021

In case you need a good giggle on this Friday afternoon.
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In case you need a good giggle on this Friday afternoon.
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08/05/2021

What ecollar training all boils down to.

There’s a time & a place for high level corrections, but I would say 95% of the time (at least for me anyway) this is how ecollars should be used.

Think of it this way: If I need to get you to turn around so I have your attention, would you prefer I simply tap you on the shoulder or punch you in the shoulder?
#k918dogtraining

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📍Sand Springs, OK

What ecollar training all boils down to.

There’s a time & a place for high level corrections, but I would say 95% of the time (at least for me anyway) this is how ecollars should be used.

Think of it this way: If I need to get you to turn around so I have your attention, would you prefer I simply tap you on the shoulder or punch you in the shoulder?
#k918dogtraining

📞918-338-6427
💻k918dogtraining.com
📍Sand Springs, OK

08/02/2021

I’m so bad at social media it’s insane…

But here is Mr. Blue to brighten your timeline with those stunning eyes😍

Any guesses on his breed? We have the DNA results!

#k918dogtraining

📞918-338-6427
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📍Sand Springs, OK

I’m so bad at social media it’s insane…

But here is Mr. Blue to brighten your timeline with those stunning eyes😍

Any guesses on his breed? We have the DNA results!

#k918dogtraining

📞918-338-6427
💻k918dogtraining.com
📍Sand Springs, OK

07/27/2021

The only differences between basic obedience & advanced obedience.

In my opinion the average pet owner only truly NEEDS these core 6 obedience commands:
1. Sit
2. Down
3. Place
4. Heel
5. Leave it
6. Come

If you have those down, you’re golden. If you want to build on those great! Start working on…..

Distance - give the command when you’re physically away from the dog. Start with just a couple steps back & work your way up to something crazy like 50 yards.

Duration - have your dog hold the command for longer periods of time, this is where an implied ‘stay’ comes in handy. Don’t say the word stay, teach them that “sit means sit, until I tell you do do something else”

Distraction - can your dog stay in command regardless of what’s going on around them? This takes practice & looooots of patience. Get creative here, use food, toys, other humans anything to try to break their focus. My personal favorite is dancing around my own dogs, using quick movements to try & amp up their excitement

Once you’ve mastered these 3 things with all your desired obedience commands…congratulations you’ve got a damn good dog!!!
#k918dogtraining

📞918-338-6427
💻k918dogtraining.com
📍Sand Springs, OK

The only differences between basic obedience & advanced obedience.

In my opinion the average pet owner only truly NEEDS these core 6 obedience commands:
1. Sit
2. Down
3. Place
4. Heel
5. Leave it
6. Come

If you have those down, you’re golden. If you want to build on those great! Start working on…..

Distance - give the command when you’re physically away from the dog. Start with just a couple steps back & work your way up to something crazy like 50 yards.

Duration - have your dog hold the command for longer periods of time, this is where an implied ‘stay’ comes in handy. Don’t say the word stay, teach them that “sit means sit, until I tell you do do something else”

Distraction - can your dog stay in command regardless of what’s going on around them? This takes practice & looooots of patience. Get creative here, use food, toys, other humans anything to try to break their focus. My personal favorite is dancing around my own dogs, using quick movements to try & amp up their excitement

Once you’ve mastered these 3 things with all your desired obedience commands…congratulations you’ve got a damn good dog!!!
#k918dogtraining

📞918-338-6427
💻k918dogtraining.com
📍Sand Springs, OK

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