Boarding And Training
Cost of training: Consult
Training Sessions: 28 Day Boarding and Training
Training sessions held on: Consult
Sessions begin: By appointment
Let us do the training for you. During this time and age, training our pet is normally on the bottom of the Priority list.
28 Day Boarding & Training Program
Thank you for your interest regarding our 28 day boarding & training program. We have had great success
The program consists of ON LEASH Basic obedience commands. The 6 basic commands heel, sit, stay,
Training can begin at any time. The dogs are worked 5 days a week. The total time of training equals a
The best way to get the most accomplished is to write down the problems you are having. Make it specific.
We feed good quality dry kibble. If you would like us to feed a special diet, you will need to provide it.
We suggest you fly up to pick up your dog to transfer the training properly. We include 3 hours of handling
If you are making an advanced reservation, we ask for a $65 non-refundable deposit as we only book 4
training rate for any additional training.
March 3, 2011
Aloha from Kona,
I have had Roxy the Rottweiler home now for about six weeks and she is doing so much better than we ever thought possible. She just turned nine months old and after your four week obedience course over the holidays we are still amazed at how well she is doing. I have been walking her on a walking trail for an hour two to three times a week and it is amazing how people come up and tell me what a well trained dog I have. I have had many dogs over the years but having a well trained dog brings much joy to the owner as well as the pet. Thank you again for your help training Roxy.
December 1, 2007Aloha Ted, I hope everyone is as well and happy as when I last saw you. I realize this testimonial is quite overdue, but it's very heartfelt, and I hope you find it helpful.
During lots of instruction and education over the years, I've formed a pretty rigid list of important qualities in an instructor. Knowledge first, followed by patience. Consistency, enthusiasm, integrity, clarity (of plan and communication). These qualities describe Ted and his training perfectly. The deliberate, methodical, unflappable way he works with dogs and owners is extremely effective, while producing the happiest and most responsive dogs I've ever seen. I don't know how he does it, but he does it really, really well!Y'all have a wonderful Christmas and a terrific new year... Eternally grateful and warm regards, Anne Schmaltz
January 10, 1999
Re: 17 month old, 89 lb., uncontrollable, non-vicious, black labrador retriever mix male.
To Whom It May Concern;
Malu was placed in Alpha K-9's 28 day obedience program for exhibiting the following behavior:
1. Jumping on people (adults and kids) in a non-vicious but playful manner often knocking them down; inflicting bruises and scratches; tearing clothing and scaring the individual.
2. Wrapping paws around one's leg and nipping at slippers, shoes and clothing.
3. Chasing cars.
4. Chewing and demolishing objects left on our property.
5. Difficulty in controlling on a leash.
Basically, we were afraid that he would injure someone and surely he had already made a bad impression on our kids. Whenever we needed to leave home (our property is completely fenced in) , Malu had to be chained up for fear of having our clothing soiled or torn. Upon returning home he would always be loose (he managed to get off his cable) and if I were not present, my wife and kids could not escape being jumped on, soiled and scratched while getting out of the car.
We decided to seek professional help after our 16 year old daughter received large bruises and puncture wounds on the biceps of both arms and scratches on her torso while attempting to place Malu back on his cable. These injuries were inflicted while wearing a heavy cotton long sleeved t-shirt.
After 28 days, Malu came home a changed dog. Absolutely no scratching and tearing of clothing, no chasing cars, no chewing and demolishing of personal objects and most importantly he doesn't bother and intimidate our 8 and 16 year old daughters. He still jumps a little in excitement to see us but is very controllable upon command.
The change in Malu's behavior is incredible. It's a relief to be able to come home and unload a car of groceries and enter your home with clean clothes. It's great to go anywhere with him on a leash without him dragging you along or going to the vet and having him sit patiently without much distraction. Imagine, weighing him now at the vet takes 5 seconds...2 seconds to step on the scale, 2 seconds to step sit and 1 second to read the recorded weight.
Although these are significant changes in his behavior, the most impressionable change is the way he now seeks our attention and affection. Malu was always a friendly and lovable dog but the way he sought our attention and affection was undesirable. Through obedience training he seeks our affection even more but in a very warm and subtle way. The biggest reward for us is that he is now a family dog and not a family nuisance.
Alpha K-9 Kennel's ability to produce favorable results is excellent and has our highest recommendation. However, you must be willing to spend the time with your dog and be committed to work with him or her on a periodic but continuous basis. These reinforcing sessions just take a few minutes of your time.
Trainer Ted Young along with his wife, Laurel, is very professional, competent, patient and always willing to help the owners. If you allow Alpha K-9 to train your dog and later follow and maintain their recommended training instructions, you will inevitably be rewarded with the results we enjoy. Rember Alpha K-9's obedience program trains BOTH your dog and YOU.
Have fun with your dog!
Craig C. Kimura, DMD
August 21, 2006
Aloha Ted, I just wanted to let you know how very impressed we are with Ted's instruction. He zeroed-in immediately on our biggest concern and source of frustration/discouragement with Maui - his biting. I'm happy to report that we have seen definite improvement in the biting from using the choke chain. He is still eager to test his status, especially with Ginger and me, but when this occurs I immediately get the choke chain and work with him. There is a new tooth hole in my favorite shirt, but the occurrence of pierced skin is much reduced! He has been spending more time in the house and things are much more pleasant. I don't know what we would have done without Ted's expert advice and guidance. Thank you so much! We'll see you soon at Puppy Training! Mahalo! ..Teri, Bud, Ginger & Maui Carlson
June 4, 2004I want to thank you guys for the best dog we have ever owned. We get compliments where ever we go. Vi Stryder vom Younghaus (Wolfman X Fullhouse) is our best friend and watch dog. He was always a smart dog, but your 28 day boarding and training program really made all of the difference. He now listens when we give him a command on the first command. He does not jump on me, the family and our guests. I can walk him calmly for a mile each morning and I am truly enjoying his maturity. We wish we sent him to the training program sooner! I will recommend this program to our friends with dogs. It is such a benefit in so many ways. The only bad thing is that we missed him but it was well worth missing him because the result is a fantastic, well behaved, handsome German Shepherd. He is a special part of our family and now he behaves like one!!
E. Poolman- Kamuela,
March 15, 2005
April 5, 2005
It's been about 3 weeks now since Miah's graduation from your 28-day training program. She is doing extremely well with all aspects of basic obedience (walking, sit, stay, down, etc) and now she also will consistently roll-over on-command...she knew how to do it before, but using your same training methods, she is much more consistent with this particular trick. We are so happy to have her back, but our happiness is really due to the fact that Miah is now a controllable, enjoyable part of our family and I look forward to training her everyday. I've made it a habit of doing about 15 minutes of concentrated training with her daily (as you recommended), and
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