Dogs and the road

This is lead dog trainer Josh Moran’s dog King. Here he shows how a dog NEEDS to behave around the road.

Pack Walk

It’s been cold, windy and rainy here in Buffalo, NY, but dogs still need to be walked. Don’t let the weather be an excuse for not giving your dog the mental and physical activity that they need.
If your dog pulls you, or walks in front, then call K9 Connection and we’ll train them to heel perfectly.

Playing and Training With Apollo the Doberman

This is the beginning of week 2 of a “BootCamp” dog training program with Apollo the Doberman. I am using my own Dog Lobo a Belgian Malinois to help provide distraction and Apollo works on downs. At this point Apollo has been training with us for 8 days.

I love training sessions like this because they are for for both human and dog, and they get the dog used to transitioning quickly from excited to calm states. My sidekick Lobo had a good time too; he always appreciates an opportunity to show off his skills.

On a side note, I was really pleased as this was the first time since I got Lobo in November that I had him interact with another un-neutered full grown male. Having two un-neutered males meet for the first time can always be a little hairy (no pun intended), but all these boys wanted to do was play and have a good time.


Competition Heeling

I recently finished the third video in a series on competition heeling. To make it simple I thought I’d post all three together.


Pack To Basics

I am very pleased to announce that we will be hosting a workshop with Chad Mackin and his revolutionary Pack To Basics program.

Chad has been training dogs professionally since March of 1993, teaches workshops for professional trainers throughout the US and Canada. He is a proud member  and board member of the International Association of Canine Professionals

The key to Pack To Basics is to use the dog’s naturally strong social behavior to reduce stress and fear; build confidence and language skills, allowing for many common behavior problems to slip away.  This is an approach like none other!

Pack to Basics is a comprehensive approach to canine socialization, specifically gear towards dogs with known socialization issues. It includes everything from the initial evaluation to pre-training dogs before they can enter the social arena and preparing the questionable dogs to safely enter the socialization classes.

Pack to basics is an advanced socialization process that focuses on the dogs that are typically excluded from doggie day-cares and other socialization venues. Because of this fact, Pack to Basics offers us an opportunity to help dogs that otherwise might not be able to ever run with other dogs.

You can download the workshop flyer by clicking the link below:

Pack To Basics Flyer

The following video shows a Pack To Basics work in progress. Ringo is a from South Texas Lab Rescue and was facing an uncertain future because of his aggressive behavior towards other dogs.  We have done no training with Ringo besides Pack to Basics socialization classes, what you see below is the result of less than two weeks of work and only a handful of sessions.


Bullet just arrived for a 2 week boot camp. He currently lives in his owners garage because he can’t control himself inside. He doesn’t get enough exercise because he can’t be trusted off leash and his owner can’t control him on leash due to his strength. Bullet’s life is about to get a whole lot better!

Bullet and Sasha, our boot camp students, enjoying a rainy stroll. Keep in mind this is Bullet’s first day of training, and prior to today his owners couldn’t walk him because he pulled so much.

Check us out and save some cash!

Come see us tonight and all day tomorrow at Eastern Mountain Sports on Niagara Falls boulevard. You can see the K9 Connection dogs in action, and take advantage of 20-30% off anything in the store!

Down Time

Barley relaxing in my office while I get some work done.


Puppy Training – Teaching The Place Command

Mylee the Yorkie pup and her owner working with Tyler Muto from K9 Connection to start learning the place command with clicker training.

Partners in crime

Squirrely Pearly and Roscoe practicing place together.