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Essential Obedience Training at DogMaster K9

At DogMaster K9, renowned trainer Jerry offers a dynamic basic obedience training program, meticulously tailored to dogs of all breeds and ages. This immersive three-week course instills fundamental on-leash commands such as "come and recall," "heel," "stay," "sit," and "doorway manners."

The DogMaster K9 unique approach to obedience training provides a sturdy foundation for lasting good behavior, underpinned by our lifetime unlimited refresher commitment. Begin a rewarding journey with your dog as we build a bond that stands the test of time. Experience the DogMaster difference, where every canine transforms into a master of obedience.

Prime Features of DogMaster K9's Essential Dog Obedience Training

  1. "Come and Recall": Ingrains in your pet the significance of responding to your call and returning promptly, a skill paramount to ensuring their safety.
  2. "Heel": Geared towards promoting a pleasurable walking experience, this drill instructs your dog to walk beside you without tugging on the leash.
  3. "Stay": A crucial command that ensures your dog remains immobile until given a signal to proceed, thus granting you enhanced control in various situations.
  4. "Sit": A foundational command that teaches your dog to sit on cue, fostering a sense of patience and impulse control.
  5. "Doorway Etiquette": This drill instills the etiquette of waiting at doorways and moving forward only upon your approval, thereby promoting good manners and assuring safety.
  6. "Correct Behaviour Problems": Addresses common behavioral issues such as jumping, nipping, play biting, stealing things, and excessive barking to shape a well-mannered pet.

Please note: The maintenance of your dog's behavior and skills necessitates a sustained commitment from you. Your consistent follow-up and reinforcement of training lessons are pivotal for achieving lasting results. Remember, a well-trained dog is not a destination, but a perpetual journey. We appreciate your understanding and commitment.


Progressive Dog Obedience Skills: DogMaster K9's Intermediate Training

At DogMaster K9, we believe in raising the bar for dog obedience training. Our Intermediate Obedience Program, meticulously designed by our expert trainer Jerry, is for those aiming to further the obedience and reliability of their canine companions beyond our Basic Program.

Program Overview

Our Intermediate Obedience Training is the bridge between our Basic and Advanced Programs. The program, spanning over three weeks or more based on individual progress, transitions your dog to off-leash training, enhancing your canine's capability to handle distractions in busy environments.

Key Elements of the Intermediate Obedience Program

  1. Program Duration: A standard three-week course, adaptable based on the dog's and owner's rate of progress.
  2. Off-Leash Training: Evolving from the on-leash exercises of our Basic Program, we focus on solidifying the bond between you and your dog.
  3. Distraction Training: We prioritize mastering distractions, preparing both the owner and the dog to manage real-world environments with confidence.
  4. Owner Engagement: We partner with dog owners, equipping them with the knowledge to maintain the training at home and handle their dog confidently in various situations.

Training Journey

Our Intermediate Obedience Program adopts a thorough, step-by-step process:

  1. Assessment: We begin with an in-person evaluation to understand your dog's current level of obedience and pinpoint areas needing enhancement.
  2. Custom Training Plan: Based on the evaluation, Jerry develops a personalized training strategy to meet your dog's distinctive needs.
  3. Structured Training Sessions: These sessions are designed to increase the level of difficulty and distractions progressively, involving both the dog and the owner.
  4. Progress Tracking: We keep a close eye on your mutual progress, making necessary adjustments to the training strategy as needed.
  5. Follow-Up Support: Post completion of the Intermediate Program, we offer follow-up support to ensure consistent practice and sustenance of the newfound skills.

Continue Your Dog's Training Adventure with DogMaster K9's Intermediate Obedience Program.

Are you prepared to take the next step in your dog's obedience journey? Contact us today to discover more about our Intermediate Obedience Program and how it can benefit you and your dog. Our experienced trainers are excited to guide you and your dog towards a stronger, more reliable bond that can stand the test of distractions.

**Please note: Maintaining your dog's behavior and skills requires a sustained commitment on your part. Your consistent follow-up and reinforcement of training lessons are crucial for lasting results. Remember, a well-trained dog is not a destination, but an ongoing journey. Thank you for your understanding and commitment.



Dog obedience training is an essential part of a dog's development. It not only helps in building a stronger bond between the owner and the dog but also helps in improving the dog's behavior and socialization skills. Basic obedience training lays the foundation for advanced training, and it is essential to ensure that the dog has a strong foundation before moving on to advanced training.

At DogMaster K9, we understand the importance of obedience training for your dog. Our advanced dog obedience training program builds on the foundation of basic training and focuses on off-leash training with distractions. We believe that every dog has the potential to become a well-trained, obedient companion, and our advanced training program is designed to bring out the best in your dog.

Skipping Enhanced Training

While basic training is a prerequisite for advanced obedience training, we understand that some dogs may be ready to progress directly from basic to advanced training. At DogMaster K9, we evaluate each dog's skills and abilities before recommending the training program that best suits them. If we believe that your dog is ready for advanced training, we may suggest skipping the enhanced training and moving directly to advanced training.

Off-Leash Training with Distractions

Our advanced obedience training program focuses on off-leash training with distractions. We train your dog to ignore distractions and focus on completing the exercise successfully. For example, we may train your dog on a busy street corner, where there are many distractions such as people, cars, and other animals. Our goal is to teach your dog to remain obedient even in the face of distractions.

About DogMaster K9

DogMaster K9 is a professional dog training business owned and operated by Jerry. Jerry is a certified dog trainer with years of experience in obedience training. Our goal at DogMaster K9 is to provide high-quality training that is tailored to your dog's individual needs. We use positive reinforcement techniques to help your dog reach their full potential and become a well-behaved, obedient companion.


Advanced dog obedience training is a great way to take your dog's skills to the next level. At DogMaster K9, we offer advanced training programs that focus on off-leash training with distractions. We believe that every dog has the potential to become a well-trained, obedient companion, and our training programs are designed to bring out the best in your dog. Contact us today to learn more about our training programs and how we can help your dog reach their full potential.

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Masterful Protection Skills: DogMaster K9's Level 1, 2 & 3 Protection Training Program

The ability of a dog to protect its owner and property is an admirable trait, and it's a skill that can be harnessed and honed with the right training. At DogMaster K9, we have designed a dual-level Protection Training Program that can cultivate this protective instinct into a controlled and reliable response.

Protection Level 1 Training

Our Level 1 Protection Training lays the groundwork for developing your dog's protective instincts. It introduces the core concepts of protection work and begins the journey towards your dog becoming a reliable guardian.

Key Elements of the Level 1 Protection Training:

  1. Basic Threat Identification: This component teaches your dog to differentiate between usual and unusual situations, helping them identify potential threats.
  2. Controlled Barking: We guide your dog to use barking as a deterrent, establishing an alert system for potential dangers.
  3. Appropriate Reaction: This critical element teaches your dog to react appropriately to different levels of threat.
  4. Owner-Held Leash Work: This aspect focuses on teaching your dog to protect while on a leash, ensuring control during protective situations.

Protection Level 2 Training

Building on the Level 1 foundation, our Level 2 Protection Training aims to heighten your dog's skills, focusing on off-leash work and response to more complex threats.

Key Elements of the Level 2 Protection Training:

  1. Advanced Threat Identification: Enhancing the skills learned in Level 1, this component equips your dog to recognize subtler or complex threats.
  2. Off-Leash Work: Transitioning from leash work, this phase focuses on off-leash protection, granting your dog more autonomy while maintaining their obedience.
  3. Multi-threat Situations: We simulate multiple threat scenarios to train your dog in managing complex situations.
  4. Protective Agility: This module works on your dog's speed and agility during protective actions, enhancing their efficiency.

Protection Level 3 Training

Graduating from the strong base provided in Levels 1 and 2, our Level 3 Protection Training refines and intensifies your dog's protective skills. The program encompasses advanced off-leash work, complex threat scenarios, and specialized training modules such as poison prevention and vehicle protection. The aim is to ensure your dog's precision and reliability even in high-stress situations.

Key Elements of the Level 3 Protection Training:

In-depth Threat Analysis: This module escalates threat identification, training your dog to decipher intricate threat cues and react in the most effective way. Precision Protection Work: Here, we focus on refining your dog's protective responses, ensuring they are precise and reliable, especially during off-leash work. High-Stress Situations: We simulate high-stress situations to teach your dog how to manage fear or anxiety, ensuring effectiveness under pressure.

Advanced Protective Agility: This module heightens your dog's speed, strength, and coordination during protective actions.

Scenario-Based Training: This covers a range of real-life situations, preparing your dog to protect in a variety of circumstances.

  • Poison Training (Food Refusal): In this critical segment, we train your dog to refuse food from strangers or food discarded in your yard, providing an essential safeguard against potential threats.
  • Vehicle Protection: We train your dog to protect the inside of your vehicle and respond to threats by biting from within the vehicle, leaping through windows, and other defensive actions.
  • Building Search - Endurance and Agility: In this final module, we teach your dog to navigate complex structures, jumping over walls and climbing stairs, enhancing their endurance and agility.

About DogMaster K9

DogMaster K9, led by the skilled and certified dog trainer Jerry, is a professional dog training business committed to providing superior, customized training for dogs of all breeds and ages. Our training methods, rooted in positive reinforcement, aim to bring out the best in your canine companion, making them obedient, reliable, and efficient protectors.


DogMaster K9's Level 3 Protection Training is the pinnacle of our protection training programs. By sharpening their natural instincts and equipping them with specialized skills, we ensure that they are reliable guardians. Reach out to us today to discover how we can support your dog in achieving the highest level of protection training.

**Important Reminder: Protection training is a partnership between you and your dog. Your responsibility extends beyond the completion of our Level 1, 2, or 3 Protection Training programs. To ensure your dog remains a reliable protector, you must consistently reinforce and maintain the behaviors and skills your dog has learned. Remember, your dog's training should be an ongoing process, not just a milestone to reach. Maintaining a well-trained, effective protection dog requires commitment, understanding, and consistency. Thank you for entrusting us with your dog's training journey and for your dedication to their continuous development.


Puppy Training Boot Camp: Building Solid Foundations

Raising a puppy comes with adorable moments and challenging times alike. Training a puppy effectively from the start is critical to avoid problem behaviors and encourage positive habits. At DogMaster K9, our Puppy Training Boot Camp serves as the ideal program to shape your pup into a well-behaved, socially adept, and confident canine companion.

Immersive Training for Your Little Companion

Our Puppy Training Boot Camp is an immersive program that provides your puppy with a safe and structured environment to learn essential behaviors. This foundational training program is meticulously designed to instill good habits, proper socialization, and basic obedience commands in your puppy during their most impressionable phase of life.

Assessment and Personalized Training Plan

Each puppy has a unique personality and pace of learning. At DogMaster K9, we take time to assess your puppy's temperament, behavioral traits, and learning capacity. This allows us to tailor a training plan that best suits your puppy's needs, ensuring they develop in a positive, rewarding, and encouraging environment.

Socialization and Exposure

In our Puppy Training Boot Camp, we introduce your puppy to various environments, sights, and sounds to enhance their adaptability and confidence. We believe that early, positive experiences are crucial for a puppy's future behavior, so we carefully expose them to different scenarios, promoting a well-rounded, resilient, and sociable dog.

Meet DogMaster K9

DogMaster K9, run by Jerry - a certified dog trainer with years of experience, is dedicated to bringing out the best in your pup. Jerry understands the significance of early puppy training and uses his expertise to provide training that forms the cornerstone of your puppy's future behavior.

The DogMaster K9 Promise

At DogMaster K9, our aim is to set your puppy on a path to becoming a well-behaved, obedient, and confident adult dog. Through our Puppy Training Boot Camp, we use positive reinforcement and scientifically-backed training methods to create a strong foundation for your pup’s lifelong learning and behavior.

Let's Get Started

Embark on an exciting training journey for your puppy with DogMaster K9. Contact us today to learn more about our Puppy Training Boot Camp and how it can help your puppy grow into a well-adjusted, obedient, and happy adult dog.


Service Dog Training: Transforming Lives

Service dogs are extraordinary animals that provide invaluable assistance to individuals with various physical or mental conditions. Training a service dog is a task that requires expertise, precision, and a deep understanding of canine behavior. At DogMaster K9, we take this responsibility to heart, with our Board & Train Service Dog Training Program designed to mold reliable, competent, and intelligent service dogs.

Profound Training for Exceptional Service Dogs

Our service dog training program goes beyond basic obedience, focusing on specialized commands and behaviors necessary for the specific needs of a service dog. We understand that these dogs serve a unique role, requiring them to interact harmoniously with the world around them while providing unwavering support to their handlers.

Assessment and Personalized Training Approach

Every dog is unique, and at DogMaster K9, we acknowledge and celebrate this individuality. Our initial step is a comprehensive assessment of your dog's abilities and temperament to determine their suitability and readiness for service dog training. Based on this assessment, we develop a personalized training program aimed at maximizing your dog's potential.

Intensive Training with Real-Life Distractions

Understanding that service dogs are required to function in various environments, our program involves intensive training in real-world settings. We create scenarios with real-life distractions to ensure that your dog can perform tasks accurately, maintain composure, and provide comfort even amidst chaos or distractions.

Meet DogMaster K9

Operated by Jerry, a certified service dog trainer with years of experience, DogMaster K9 is devoted to transforming dogs into reliable companions that improve lives. Jerry’s proficiency in understanding canine behavior enables him to effectively train dogs for specific services while nurturing their inherent traits.

The DogMaster K9 Promise

At DogMaster K9, our goal is to help your dog reach their full potential as a service dog. Using evidence-based training methods and positive reinforcement techniques, we strive to train dogs that can make a profound difference in people's lives.

Get in Touch

Unlock your dog’s potential and transform them into a capable and reliable service dog with DogMaster K9. Contact us today to learn more about our Board & Train Service Dog Training Program and how we can help your dog become a life-changing companion.




Standard & Specialized Boarding:

Trust DogMaster K9 for boarding your dogs, including special dogs such as protection dogs and more. When life's responsibilities call you away, let DogMaster K9's specialized boarding services provide a secure, nurturing home for your dog.

We offer transparent and affordable pricing. DogMaster K9 believes in clear and straightforward pricing.

Our daily boarding rates are as follows:

  • Dogs up to 20 lbs: $20/day
  • Dogs over 20 lbs but not more than 30 lbs: $25/day
  • Dogs over 30 lbs but less than 75 lbs: $40/day
  • Dogs over 75 lbs: $60/day


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We understand that each dog has unique needs, especially those that have been through our rigorous protection training or dogs that exhibit aggression. That's why we offer a specialized boarding experience tailored to accommodate these unique requirements.

At DogMaster K9, we conduct a free evaluation of all dogs with any type of aggression or special needs prior to boarding. This step allows us to ensure the safety and comfort of your dog, as well as our other four-legged guests.

Boarding with DogMaster K9: Ensuring Comfort, Exercise, and Nutrition

Clean and Secure Accommodations: Your dog's well-being is our priority. We offer spacious, spotless, and secure accommodations to give your dog a comfortable and stress-free stay.


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Specialized Attention and Care: We understand that dogs with special needs require more than just a space to stay. Our skilled team is experienced in handling dogs of all temperaments and needs, ensuring they receive the appropriate care and attention.

Daily Exercise and Playtime: We know how important exercise is for your dog. Each day, we provide ample time for play and physical activity, ensuring your dog remains active and engaged.

Nutritious Meals and Snacks: We believe in the importance of a balanced diet. When we are assigned to provide meals for your dog, we provide nutritious meals and healthy snacks to ensure your dog's dietary needs are met during their stay.

Trust DogMaster K9

At DogMaster K9, we don't just board dogs; we create an environment where your dog can feel secure, relaxed, and loved. So, whether your dog is a small, cuddly companion or a special needs protection dog, we have the knowledge, experience, and passion to provide them with the highest standard of care. Trust DogMaster K9 to take care of your best friend when you can't be there. Contact us today to learn more about our boarding services.

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Want to chat with me?

Hello, fellow dog enthusiasts! My name is Jerry, the proud owner and certified dog trainer at DogMaster K9, based in Valrico, Florida. With over 30 years of professional experience under my collar, I'm dedicated to addressing a variety of training needs for your beloved canine:

Dogmaster K9 Jerry Profile Photo Valrico FL

Want to chat with me?

Hello, fellow dog enthusiasts! My name is Jerry, the proud owner and certified dog trainer at DogMaster K9, based in Okeechobee, Florida. With over 30 years of professional experience under my collar, I'm dedicated to addressing a variety of training needs for your beloved canine:


  • Behavior Modification: Whether it's mastering basic obedience commands like 'sit', 'stay', 'come', or dealing with more intricate behavioral challenges like leash pulling, excessive barking, or jumping, I'm here to lend a helping paw.
  • Socialization Training: I guide dogs to interact positively with other canines and people, fostering a reduction in stress levels and creating a more harmonious home environment.
  • Special Activity Training: Whether your furry friend is gearing up for agility trials, rally obedience, or therapy work, I can streamline their training process.
  • Strengthening Bonds: Through the power of positive reinforcement training, I help dog owners cultivate a stronger, more responsive relationship with their pets, enhancing the joy of your companionship.


Though this is a quick glimpse into my expertise, I welcome any further questions you might have.


If you're on the hunt for a seasoned dog trainer ready to address your needs, I warmly invite you to get in touch today. To help us tailor the perfect training plan for your dog, I offer a free 15-minute consultation (by appointment only) to discuss your specific goals and requirements. I eagerly anticipate our conversation!

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