Training Academy

Obedient dogs in training class.Our focus is on you, the handler, learning correct handling skills. There’s no better way to train a dog than to teach the owner! These skills can then be taken home and taught to the rest of the family, as well as being used to train your other dogs.

We are opening new classes continually, so you and your dog can begin a new learning experience soon! Feel free to call with questions or to arrange to enter your dog into a class!

Basic Obedience One – Group Sessions – 6 weeks: $135.00

The first class is for handlers only. Do not bring your dog! We spend the first day of class learning about your dog and going over the basics of pack leadership and nutrition, as well as answering any questions you may have.

  • Look
  • Sit
  • Heel,  Sit at the stop
  • Down
  • Stand
  • Finish: dog will go from in front of you, walk around the back to your side where s/he will be ready for the heel command.
  • Social skills in a class atmosphere
  • Focusing skills with distractions
  • Engagement Skills “Good”
  • Engagement Skills “Yes”
  • Engagement Skills “Luring”
  • Review learned CGC (Canine Good Citizen) skills

Basic Obedience Two – Group Sessions – 6 weeks: $135.00

  • Review skills learned in Basic Obedience One
  • Stay
  • Extended Stay
  • Recall
  • Review for CGC test
  • Take the CGC (Canine Good Citizen) test

Therapy Dog Class – Group Sessions – 6 weeks: $145.00

After your dog has attained the CGC title, you may begin preparing your dog for the CGCA (Canine Good Citizen – Advanced). This class is needed for a Therapy dog, and will enhance your basic handling skills to have control of your dog in a highly distracting environment.

Places you can take a therapy dog include nursing homes and hospitals, as well as other organizations where they can interact with veterans, children, and the elderly. Your local library may have a day where children can come to read to the dogs.

You do not have to pursue the TDI (Therapy Dog International) title to join this class. This class will be a great tool for continued training for you and your dog!

The first class is people-only, and testing for the CGCA will be given on the last day of class.

Private Sessions: at Elite K9 Training: Each 1 Hour Session: $50.00

According to you and your dogs’ pace, Basic, Advanced, Conformation, etc. One hour, perfecting each command before moving on to the next one.

Private Sessions: at Your Home: Each 1 Hour Session: $75.00

In addition to working with you and your dog for obedience and/or conformation training, Karen can assist you in setting up your new puppy’s area, giving sound advice on things such as crate training and feeding location.

Group Sessions are also recommended, so your dog will have the opportunity to socialize with other dogs and people, and will learn to work with distractions.

Every Dog Is Different

You have to take into account:

  • Temperament
  • Age
  • Breed
  • Background
  • Lifestyle
  • Rescued/Abused
  • Structured Life

“Aggressive” Dogs

You may set up a private lesson with Karen for evaluation to distinguish between true aggression and fear. If your dog is only fearful, you may continue private lessons to build his/her confidence until your dog is ready for group classes.


We do love children, but do not allow children in Group sessions. If you must bring your child/children, please schedule Private Lessons. Children are very distracting; not only to their parents, but to the other handlers and their dogs as well.