Behavior

Training for a better dog and a better life!

Behavior Training through Balanced K9s, LLC

 

The relationship between an animal and its owner is a unique connection. With Balanced K9s, you get the finest certified Dog Trainer to positively modify your pets behaviors into ones you desire. My proven force-free techniques and unique approach are backed by science, and have helped pet owners across Wisconsin train animals just like yours. Contact me today to get started!

Amy Siracusa will teach both you and your pet using force-free principles. Operating with force-free principles means that she will use positive reinforcement to strengthen positive behaviors, replace unwanted behaviors and be proactive in order to better teach both you and your pet. All training values are positive, backed by science, and proven to be effective.

Class Offerings:

Beginner Manners

This is a great opportunity for dogs of any age with limited to no prior training. We will cover basic cues, walking, impulse control and teach you how to build a relationship with your dog over this 6 week course.

Please list class preference in “Notes” section at check out.

Intermediate Manners

Intermediate manners will work on adding distance, duration and distraction to the mix! This 6-week class takes beginner skills and helps develop them so they can last through real life situations in addition to learning new behaviors.

*Prerequisite: Beginner Classes. If you have taken classes elsewhere please request a consultation.

Please list class preference in “Notes” section at check out.

Advanced Manners

Get ready for those real-life situations! This 7-week course is all about proofing previously learned behaviors and applying them to real life situations. We will also be preparing for the AKC Canine Good Citizen and there will be an opportunity to take the test at the end of the course.

*Prerequisites: Beginner, Intermediate classes. If you have taken classes elsewhere please request a consultation.

** Field Trips will be taken during this class.

Please list class preference in “Notes” section at check out.

AgiliPups

Agilipups is a great way to get your new puppy out into the world through a fun group class! We will cover the basics, learn about confidence building and socialization. Puppies will be exposed to a variety of equipment, obstacles and variety of enrichment opportunities. At the end of this course (after attending 6 classes) puppies will receive their AKC STAR Puppy.

*Puppies must be 8 weeks – 4 months of age.

Agilipups includes: ​​ Basic Cuing Skills, Basic Leash Skills, Confidence Building, Polite Greeting, Potty Training 101, Social Skills 101, Weekly Homework and Check – Ins

Please list class preference in “Notes” section at check out.

Radioactive to Reliable

Radioactive to Reliable (R to R) is based off Leslie McDevitt’s Control Unleashed program. Our class is an 8-week program designed to help dogs relax, work on and off leash with handlers and remain focused amidst distractions (and/or stress) in the environment.

This class includes:

  • 8 x 60 minutes weekly coaching sessions in a group environment
  • Dual Instructor set up for extra attention to each team
  • Weekly Homework and Check – Ins