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Ok-9 Options Works With Any Canine, Any Age, Any Downside | 4-Legged Mates and Extra

Noozhawk’s 4-Legged Mates and Extra Information is formally right here! Now we have sniffed out native companies that finest cater to the wants, well being, consolation, coaching, train, and normal welfare of our furry companions!

To offer a better take a look at the pet institutions in Santa Barbara County, Noozhawk has carried out a sequence of interviews with representatives of native companies for this yr’s 4-Legged Mates and Extra Information that can make sure to have your tail wagging.

On this interview, Noozhawk spoke with Eric Smith, Proprietor at Ok-9 Options, to be taught extra in regards to the coaching companies they provide.

Ok-9 Options

Query: What’s the identify of your enterprise or observe?

Reply: Ok-NineSolutions.

Q: What’s the mission behind your enterprise?

A: To offer canine house owners with the assistance, solutions, and outcomes they desperately want, together with the care, compassion, and understanding they deserve.

Q: What varieties of animals does your enterprise cater to?

A: Canines.

Q: Are you able to describe the companies or merchandise your enterprise provides?

A: We provide all varieties of canine coaching companies. From pet lessons, to fundamental obedience to problematic habits modification corresponding to aggression, separation anxiousness and harmful behaviors.

Q: How lengthy have you ever been on this trade?

A: 10 years right here in Santa Barbara, 5 Years in Boston and 4+ years working canine for the US Military.

Q: What makes your enterprise distinctive?

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A: What makes us distinctive is that we take a holistic method to canine coaching / habits modification. We take the time to look at, consider and create a plan of motion that extends far past our time with you and your canine. We’d like you to achieve success together with your canine for a lifetime, not only for the moments you’re working with us. We give attention to expertise and strategies which can be sensible and straightforward to work into your every day life dwelling together with your canine. We educate you find out how to handle your canine in any surroundings, it doesn’t matter what the state of affairs is. That method you be taught to belief them extra and so they earn extra freedom, which makes each you and your canine happier!

Q: What coaching, schooling and expertise do you and your workers have? Do you maintain any skilled certifications?

A: Mixed, our workers has over 60 years of coaching and training expertise! Between us, we’ve quite a lot of certifications and diversified levels of schooling on animal habits. We’re AKC Licensed Trainers and Evaluators and members of the IACP (Worldwide Affiliation of Canine Professionals).

Q: What’s your degree of experience concerning pet well being and habits?

A: Whereas we aren’t Veterinarians, we do have fairly a little bit of expertise on how a canine’ well being could impact its’ behaviors. We get many canine who exhibit undesirable behaviors just because they’re in ache, or simply do not feel properly. Whereas we’re working with you and your canine and if we see one thing that would make a distinction in your pets well being, we are going to at all times do our greatest to information you in the correct course that can assist you out.

Q: What technique of coaching do you employ? (i.e. constructive reinforcement, digital coaching, clicker coaching, coaching gear and many others.)

A: We take a balanced and humane method to coaching and habits modification. We use solely constructive reinforcement to show the canine the talents it must know after which we educate you find out how to reinforce these expertise and cease undesirable behaviors by way of destructive reinforcement (taking away one thing the canine desires to extend a habits you need) and constructive punishment (including in a correction to lower undesirable behaviors).

Q: Do you’re employed with all breeds/ age teams?

A: Any canine. Any age. Any drawback.

Q: What recommendation would you give to a brand new pet proprietor?

A: OMG, the place do I start? Coaching your canine and making them a superb ambassador of their breed is of the utmost significance!

Q: Are you at the moment accepting new purchasers?

A: Sure, at all times.

Q: How do you assist make your shopper really feel comfy leaving their pet in your care?

A: Nearly all of new purchasers are referred by somebody that has labored with us, whom they know personally. We love most of these purchasers as a result of they know us by way of their associates expertise with us.

Q: How do you retain the general public knowledgeable about your enterprise or service(s)?

A: Now we have a terrific presence on Social Media and we’re at all times out and about locally.

Q: What are your hours of operation?

A: 9am – 6pm, Monday by way of Friday.

Q: Is there something you want to inform our readers that was not talked about above?

A: We’re a Veteran owned and operated enterprise.

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