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 “Dog Training Is NOT Breed Specific, It IS Drive and Motivation Specific.”™

Here at Von Der King Kennels and Training we believe in the balanced approach to dog training. We implement a reward based marker system to reward desired behaviors and show the handler how to properly and effectively use food and toy reward. A system of Positive Punishment is also put into place to deter negative behaviors and to develop impulse control within your canine friend. Unlike most trainers, Von Der King is able to effectively use and apply all aspects of Operant Conditioning and Classic Conditioning. Von Der King Kennels and Training offers a wide range of training services for and your canine. Our training sessions, even group classes, are tailored to each individual dog and that dogs specific needs to help you achieve your desired outcome. Private lessons can be done at our training facility or in the comfort of your home or business. Whatever your training need is, we have you covered. We encourage all potential clients to come watch some of our obedience classes or more advanced training sessions.

Von Der King is your premier Kennel and Training Service Provider – “Experience The Difference”™

**All Prices Subject to Change**

Obedience Classes

Obedience training is essential to having a successful relationship between you and your beloved pet.  Clear and concise communication is the foundation for everday life and living. Here at Von Der King, we are able to tailor obedience sessions to your liking, anything from the most basic of obedience and house manners, to the more advanced K9 companion. Using motivational rewards and corrections, your pet will learn quickly and adequately. Please feel free to contact me for an evaluation and/or recommendation for beginning your next steps towards a happy healthy relationship!

Marker Systems and Luring 101 (2 Day Course) – $95.00

  • Roman Luring 2What is a Marker System
  • Motivation/Drive Building
  • Implementation
  • How to Lure
  • Luring Drills
  • Touch Pads
  • Manipulating Food Drive
  • Great for young puppies!
  • Great foundation class for all VDK Courses

Coming When Called (6wks) – $125.00

  • Motivational Recall Class
  • Medium to Heavy Distractions
  • Class held in a Retail Store
  • Handler Education and Problem Solving for Recalls
  • How to apply Social Pressure if needed

Young Dog Obedience Level 1 – (6wks) – $125.00

  • Designed for dogs 6 months and under
  • Development of a food based Marker SystemFebruary 2016 Young Dog Level 1 Part B Left
  • Focus
  • Heel
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Recalls
  • Low to Medium Distractions

Young Dog Obedience Level 2 –  (6wks) – $125.00

  • Designed for dogs 6 months and under
  • Must complete Level 1February 2016 Young Dog Level 2
  • Greater emphasis on focus
  • Review of Marker Systems and application
  • Focus Drills
  • Heel, Sit, Down
  • Touch Pads/Place Command
  • Stay with Touch Pad
  • Recalls
  • Low to Medium Distractions

Basic Obedience (6wks) – $125.00

  • Designed for dogs 6 months and olderBasic Obedience March 2014
  • Marker System Based Training
  • Application of Rewards
  • Heel on Leash
  • Sit
  • Down
  • Stay
  • Recall
  • Low to Medium Distractions
  • Handler/K9 Relationship Development

Intermediate Obedience (6wks) – $135.00

  • Application of Rewards and Marker Based Training June 2013 - 1
  • Greater Emphasis on Distractions
  • Introduction to Off Leash Heeling
  • Proofing the Sit
  • Proofing the Down
  • Proofing the Stay
  • Challenging Recalls
  • Medium to Heavy Distractions
  • Handler/K9 Relationship Development

Advanced Obedience (6wks) – $145.00

  • Application of Rewards and Marker Based TrainingFebruary 2016 Advanced Rally Hybrid
  • Off Leash Heeling
  • Proofing the Sit
  • Proofing the Down
  • Proofing the Stay
  • Challenging Recalls
  • Heavy Distractions / Variable Environments
  • Handler / K9 Relationship Development

Touch Pads Level 1 (4wks) – $105.00

  • Must Complete Young Dog Level 2 or Basic Obedience
  • Learn the Possibilities of this Training Aid
  • Stays with a Touch Pad
  • Rear End Awareness Drills
  • Proper Left Turns
  • Foundation for Circus Class Drills
  • Foundation for Sport Work

Touch Pads Level 2 (4wks) – $105.00

  • Must complete Touch Pads Level 1
  • Review of Level 1 Topics
  • Proper Positions on Touch Pad
  • Increased Precision and Awareness

*Note: Von Der King Basic Obedience classes are challenging. Our Basic Obedience classes cover topics and distractions that most trainers apply in their Intermediate to Advanced Classes. With that said, we will tailor the class to the dogs we have and the handlers we have.  Individuals will receive one on one attention throughout the class.

Canine Good Citizen

Want to put that obedience to work? Or are you just looking for that possible home owner’s insurance break? How about an AKC Canine Good Citizen! This 6 week course will cover all areas of the CGC. These areas are as follows:CGC copy

Classes are 6 weeks long, at a cost of $150 per handler/dog team.

* Prior completion of a 6 week group obedience class required.

* Didn’t do your obedience class here at Von Der King, No Problem! Call me for a Free Evaluation to make sure this course is for you!

Guaranteed to PASS! Call or Email for rules and limitations.

Freedom Collar – Remote Training System 

Here is a very exciting class! This course will cover proper use of a remote trainer and how to implement it into your dogs balanced foundation of rewards and corrections. All dogs must have completed Basic and Intermediate Obedience with Von Der King Kennels and Training or must have instructor approval. VDK is proud to be the only full service training facility to offer this course in the Mid Michigan area. Please do not bring your dog the first week.

 This course will cover-

  • Selecting a remote trainer
  • Fitting a remote trainer
  • Selecting levels of stimulation
  • Proper use and effectiveness of a remote training system.
  • How to introduce and pair the remote trainer
  • Myths regarding remote trainers

Course runs 6 weeks and costs $150.00 – 4 dog limit, no exceptions.

Rally-O

Looking to compete in Rally! This class is for you! This class is designed to help you understand the signs and how to read them, including orientation to the signs and what an actually event course will look like.

Rally 1 – 6 weeks $145.00 Limit 8 dogs

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Agility 

Want to do something fun that will build both confidence and handler trust! Try our agility class! These fun, fast paced classes will be an exciting mental and physical workout for your best friend! Basic Obedience is required to participate.

Agility 1 – 6 weeks $135.00 Limit 8 dogs

  • Dog WalkApril 2014 Agility Graduates
  • Teeter
  • Sway Plank
  • Pause Table
  • Hoop Jump
  • Tunnel
  • Chute
  • Weave Poles
  • Confidence
  • Rear End Awareness

Agility 2 – 6 weeks $135.00 Limit 8 dogs

  • Greater Course Variation
  • Higher Jump Heights
  • Handling Skills
  • Prepairing for the Ring
  • Cross Overs
  • Off Leash Foundation

Drop in Agility

  • $25.00 Per session
  • Must purchase 10 prepaid sessions
  • Basic Obedience Required
  • Agility 2 Required

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Circus Tricks!

Here is a fun class for dogs of all ages including puppies! In our Circus Classes you and your k9 friend will useful tricks and fun tricks to entertain friends and family. Von Der King Basic Obedience class required; Intermediate Obedience and Marker Systems and Luring 101 HIGHLY recommended.

Circus Class Level 1 – 6 weeks $125.00

  • Marker Systems and Luring
  • Touch Pads
  • Target Sticks
  • Place
  • Extended Stay
  • Various Tricks
  • Class Size Limited to 8

Circus Class Level 2 – 6 weeks $135.00

  • Available to those who have completed Circus Class Level 1 and have grasped the Symmetrical Foundation
  • Dogs will learn how to work away from the handler
  • Dogs will practice syncopated group drills
  • Trick repertoire is expanded
  • Class Size Limited to 8

Circus Class Level 3 – 6 weeks $145.00

  • Agility
  • Stunts
  • Synchronized Behaviors
  • Get Creative Bring a Costume!
  • Photo Shoots!

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UKC NOSEWORK

K9 Nose-Work is the newest and fastest growing competitive dog sport! This fun and challenging scent detection program encourages dogs to develop their natural scent-directed hunt drive. Owners and K9s are able to learn and practice scent detection similar to Law Enforcement and Military Working Dogs. Your K9 will learn to harness his natural hunt drive abilities and learn to detect target odors of Birch, Anise, Vetiver, Myrrh and Clove. These Odors will be hidden in containers, vehicles, interior spaces and outdoor spaces. Handlers will learn how to observe their K9 and learn how to recognize change in behavior as their dog searches for and finds the target odor. Check out k9detectionsports.com

No prerequisites required for this class; any age dog can start.

Dogs NEED to be Hungry at these classes. DO NOT feed before class.  Ball Drive is desired, however not required.

April 2014 Nosework Graduates

Level 1 – An Intro to Nose work!  In this class k9s will learn to detect the target odors and learn a Passive Response as an indication.

Class Runs 6 weeks and Costs $109.00

Level 2 – The Wall! In this class handlers and k9s will learn searching patterns and points of interest in an enclosed environment.

Class Runs 6 weeks and Costs $109.00

Level 3 – Exterior and Vehicles! In this class handlers and K9s will learn to search Exterior areas and Vehicles!

Class Runs 6 weeks and Costs $109.00

Level 4 – The real world! This class will be held at Tractor Supply! We will be hiding odor in real world areas with lots of distractions!

Class Runs 6 weeks and Costs $109.00

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Personal Protection / Executive Protection

Looking for a good way to protect you and your family? A Personal Protection K9 may just be the answer. While there are many other ways of protecting your home, vehicle, boat or other property, a K9 is the only one Defensive Weapon that CANNOT be used against you. A fully trained K9 can provide you a level of security unmatched by many modern devices, arming you with a less than lethal mode of protection that is on duty 24/7.

Please visit our Personal Protection Page found HERE  

Fully Trained Executive Protection K9s click HERE 

VKD PP Class w Background

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Training Commands


English

German

French

Czech

Dutch
Heel Fuss
(fooss)
Au pied
(oh-pee-aye)
Knoze
(kno zay)
Volg / Rechts
(left / right)
Sit Sitz
(siitz)
Assis
(ah-see)
Sedni
(said nee)
Zit
Stay Bleib
(bly’b)
Reste
(rest)
Zustan Blijf
Down Platz Coucher
(coo-shay)
Lehni
(leh nee)
Af /
Liggen
Come /
Here
Hier
(hee er)
Ici
(e see) /
Viens
Ke mne
(khemn yea)
Hier
Stand Steh
(shtay)
Debout
(da-boo)
Stuj
(stuuya)
Staan
Retrieve /
Fetch
Bring
(brrring)
Rapporte
(aport)
Aport Apport
Jump Hopp Saute
(soot) /
Aller
Skoc
(hop)
Over
Go Out Voraus
(for owss)
En Avant
(onn-avauhnn)
Vpred
(va porshed)
Voruit
Track Such
(tsuuk)
Piste
(piss-te)
Stopa Keuring /
Zoek
Guard Pass auf /
Wache
Garde
(guard)
Pozor Bewaken
(bay-wawken)
Bite Packen /
Fass
Attaque /
Mord
Drz
(dursh)
Stellen
Out /
Let Go
Aus
(owss)
Halte
(alt) /
Donne
(don-aye)
Pust
(pusht)
Los /
Loslaten
(those-lawten)
Speak /
Bark
Gib Laut
(geblout)
Aboie
(ah-bwaa) /
Parle
Stekej
(esteke)
Blaffen
(blauffen) /
Luid
Narcotics /
Dope
Rauschgift Drogue Hledej oznac
 
Staan Staan Staan Staan Staan
Find narcotics Such Rauschgift   Drogy  
Building /
Blind Search
Voran /
Revier
Cherche
(sherch)
Revir
(revere)
Revieren
(ray-fee-eren)
Kennel /
Crate
Zwinger /
Box
Chenil Kotec Hok /
Kennel
Go Outside Geh Raus /
Geh Draussen
Dehors Jdi ven Naar Buiten
Go Ahead Geh rein
(gay rine)
Monte /
Entre
Pojd sem Ga de in
What is going on? Was ist los? Qu’est ce qui
ce passe?
Co je to?  
Good
(praise)
So ist brav Bon Garcon Hodny Braaf /
Goedzo
No
(correction word)
Pfui
(fooey)
Nein
(nine)
Non /
Mauvais /
Mechant
Fuj
(pfui)
 
Don’t do
that!
Lass das
sein
Ne fais
pas ca
Fuj
(pfui)
Nee
Okay In Ordnung D’accord Vyborne S taan
Eat food Nimm Futter Mange Vem si  
Helper /
Stand Still
Bleiben Ruhig /
Steht Noch
Toi, ne bouge pas Ruche vzhuru  
Article Search Such Verloren Recherche
D’article
Hledej Oznac Zoek
Leave it Lass es Laisse /
Pas Touche

(pa-too-shay)
Nech to Los