Elite K9 Training LLC

Our Focus is on You, the Dog Owner, Learning Correct Handling Skills

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Karen trains puppies and dogs, therapy dogs, and search and rescue dogs.



Karen Lutz is the owner of Elite K-9 Training and the Founder and Canine Training Officer of the Mecca, OH K9 Search & Rescue team.

More recently, Karen’s Basic Obedience class has been approved for a local prison program, where inmates learn proper training, housing, and handling techniques while caring for and training dogs that have been rescued from several area shelters...     Read More

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15 Ideas for Exposing Your Dog or Puppy To New Things

15 Ideas for Exposing Your Dog or Puppy To New Things

Aug 30, 2015 | No Comments

Dogs, just like people, have fears and apprehensions. They need to learn to adjust to things and places the same as we do. You can help your dog by following a few simple rules and preparing them by using these suggestions. Remember to keep your dog properly leashed where applicable. Enrolling your dog – and […]


  • Testimonial

    We had brought our dog he was having aggressive behavior problems. With the guidance of Karen we were able to see him improve in the 7 weeks that he had attended. She was able to help us understand that it was not aggression that it was actually fear.

    - A Personal Reference From Mark & Pam Bush

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    Karen, We feel like you have passed on lots of valuable info to help make our two adult Goldens better citizens of the dog world. Our dogs came in a blank state & we have made a lot of progress.

    Your common sense approach is one that works well for both dogs and handlers.

    - A Personal Reference From Larry & Jan Longberry

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    Love the experience. Great training. Karen is a great instructor. Would definitely recommend the class.

    - A Personal Reference From Sherry & Jessica Padovan

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    Karen is a wonderful trainer. I have learned so much in a short period of time. I would tell anyone who has a dog or wants a dog to call Karen. She is amazing.

    - A Personal Reference From Rachelle & Joe Goske

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    Outstanding trainer! Would recommend to anyone!

    - A Personal Reference From Cheryl Zimmerman

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