Little dogs can be obedient too!

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Little dogs can be obedient!

Milo is a great example of what can be done with little dogs in training.He is full of character and is showing it off here - working both on and off leash after only a week of training.

Obedient and Happy Dogs

I love how he bounces up and down in his heel - showing how happy he is to be working.It is very interesting to note that up until a week ago Milo would not want to go out for a walk and hated being out on a leash. Now he can heel both with and without a leash!

More small dog videos to come

Look for more videos of Milo and other little dogs at work - coming soon!

Dog Aggression, People Aggression and Possesive Aggression - sound like fun?

Cody’s owners enrolled Cody in Family K9’s in home Intensive training - Nick trained Cody for 2 weeks and then taught his owners how to maintain the training Cody received and have been doing great on their own since then.
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Here is the email I got from Cody’s owner prior to training to give what you are watching some context:

Hi Nick,

Cody is a two year old Cockapoo who has had two trainers in the past year. One was quite brief to help train the basics. The second was a board and train for one week, plus a few sessions here and there. The latter was better for Cody but we still have nagging issues which we want to completely get rid one. The list is as follows:

- About 75-80% of the time, when walking on the street, he will lunge at people simply walking by. I have to move him to the opposite side of my body to ensure he doesn't lunge. However, if someone surprises us, it's game over.
- 100% of the time he sees a dog on the street, he will bark, tug and lose control. He simply does not like other dogs, no matter what. Occasionally, on walks with very docile dogs, he will get used to them and calm down. However, as soon as we enter a house or the other dog moves quickly, he will lose it and lunge at the dogs.
- He also gets protective over things like food, kleenex or junk on the street. There's no chance to reach in and take it out with our hands because he's sure to bite and draw blood. Although he immediately regrets biting us (he rolls over on his back or walks away head down/tail tucked) it's still unacceptable. We don't have kids yet but want to be sure this is not an issue when the time comes.

Here is an email from Cody’s owners several weeks after his training:
Hi Nick,

Thanks for reaching out.

Cody is doing very well. He's been very good with place (held it up to 45 minutes just yesterday without the zap). He's calmer in general around new people.

We're still working to get him better while walking by new dogs but has been very good around Dayna's parent's dog. Other than a few low growls, he's been very good. 

The Out command is working well too. Did not take long to train him and he does with everything. Still gets kleenex/toilette paper when we're not looking but is easily controlled after that point.

Walking/Heel is good too!

Thanks a lot for checking in. We can discuss at which point we need to do the refresher/update.

Hope all is well with you.


5 month old Cane corso Puppy Off Leash Heeling in 2 days!

Check out this 5 month old Cane Corso puppy heeling off leash after 2 days of intensive dog training!

Here is a quick clip of Porscha working on her off leash heeling. Porscha has been in training for exactly 4 days at the time this was filmed and is a Cane Corso puppy who is 5 months old. I love her energy and drive - such a fun puppy who wants to work with the handler!

5 month old Toy Poodle -Fully trained off leash Cote St Luc, Qc

Betty is a highly trainable little gal. Have a look at her video and you will notice 2 things. She is very, very good for a pup of 6 months old. She can perform all of her obedience both on and off leash - and she also has a blast doing it. She can't tell when she is training and when she is playing - the way it should be!

5 month old Havanese puppy fully trained in Beaconsfield!

Here;s Finn - a 5 month old Havanese puppy showing off how amazing a 5 month old pup can be!

A puppy's 1st time working with her owners after training - Montreal, Qc

A quick clip of Lola working with her owners - 10 minutes after she returned home from training.This is a very valuable clip for those who would like to know how their dog will respond to them after Nick has trained your dog for you.

Boston terrier fully trained @ 5 months old!

Lola is a 5 month old Boston Terrier - see her in action after her training!

Yorkshire Terrier owner credits Nick Zevgolis with saving her dog's life! - Montreal, Qc

Andrea called Nick Zevgolis @ Family K9 Dog Training when Zippo escaped from a dog run in downtown Montreal on a couple of occasions.She was justifiably concerned that he would be hit by a car or get lost and wanted him trained so that they could continue to enjoy the dog and run and the freedom of being off leash and not have to worry about little Zippo's safety.