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PronouncedK9 Seminar Wrap-Up

PronouncedK9 Seminar Wrap-Up

The first PronouncedK9 Member’s Only Seminar was held at the PronouncedK9 training field located in Hudson Michigan on April 30 and May 1, 2016.


Over 35 members and their dogs were in attendance over the 2 day event. Each day attendees could choose to work on tracking with Waine Singleton or obedience with John Bochenek and Brian Harvey. Then everyone reconvened to work protection for the remainder of the day. Attendees were coached one-on-one by the PronouncedK9 trainers on issues such as: indicating articles, tracking too fast, trouble with distractions, retrieves, bark and holds, gripping issues, and much more.



Other than the very slow-roasting pig and the cold and rainy weather, everyone seemed pleased with the amount of information shared and the hands-on training received. For those members who could not attend in person, videos from the seminar will be posted on the forum.

If you are still not a member of PronouncedK9, you too can view the videos from the seminar and many more training videos by joining today for only $25 a month. 

Started the PronouncedK9 Way

Started the PronouncedK9 Way

At just 9 months old, this pup is working at a level much higher than other puppies his age. His advantage? He has been training the PronouncedK9 way since day one. Brian Harvey has been building the bitework foundation on this pup with great success. See for yourself how Hondo stacks up against other working pups of the same age!

Is PronouncedK9 Right for You? Find out Today!

Is PronouncedK9 Right for You? Find out Today!

Have you been wondering if the PronouncedK9 program is right for you? There is one way to find out! For only $25 you can access the entire PronouncedK9 site to see the training that we do, and for a limited time you can get a 2nd membership for free!

When you sign up today, you can give a gift membership to your friend, helper or training partner. This is an excellent way to learn about the PronouncedK9 method and see how it can fit into your existing program. This is your opportunity to see what we do, how we train, and how we can help you reach your training goals.

For only $25 a month, you will have access to the PronouncedK9 site to view the training videos and participate on the forum. In addition to our fundamentals-based bitework training, we are now including tracking and obedience training videos!

PK9logoThe beauty of the PronouncedK9 on-line club is that you will have access to experienced, professional trainers to answer your questions and provide constructive feedback. Our goal is to provide a friendly training community where you can ask questions without having to deal with personal attacks and on-line bullies than seem to run rampant on the free training boards. That won’t happen here. Ask those “newbie” questions and post your training videos to get the information you need to take your training to the next level.

Join today to see what you have been missing, and invite a friend who can also benefit from a membership. Sign up for at least 1 month, then email us ( with your friend’s name and email address and we will send them an invitation to join for free for the month of January 2016. Offer ends on Jan. 4, 2016, so don’t hesitate to sign up today!

What are you waiting for?

What is PronouncedK9?

What is PronouncedK9?

PronouncedK9 is like no other.

With valuable tools and information for both helpers and handlers, our focus is on the basic fundamentals that can compliment any training program out there.

Learn more from the founder, Brian Harvey:

PronouncedK9 Trains UFC Fighter Daron Cruickshank

PronouncedK9 Trains UFC Fighter Daron Cruickshank

UFC Fighter and working K9 enthusiast Daron Cruickshank has been training with Brian and John to learn the fundamentals of helper work. He may have the power and athletic ability, but does he have what it takes to catch K9s flying at him?

Brian and John work with him on the basic skills of helper work including posture, footwork and targeting. If you are looking to learn helper work yourself, or improve your skills, these videos will be beneficial to you as well.

To watch the guys put Daron through the paces, and have a few laughs, join PronouncedK9 now and not miss a single episode. For only $25 a month (cheaper than pay-per-view!) you can see all of the training videos with Daron, PLUS have access to all of the PronouncedK9 videos and community forum. It is a great opportunity to check us out! Give us a try, we look forward to hearing from you on the forum!

You can learn more and connect with Daron on his website:

Meet PronouncedK9 Trainer John Bochenek

Meet PronouncedK9 Trainer John Bochenek

If you are striving to become a better K9 handler, helper and overall trainer, look no more. PronouncedK9 will show you how to use basic training fundamentals to make the dogs you work perform at their best.

If you are not ready to join the PronouncedK9 On-Line Training Club, sign up for the free newsletter. You will receive training tips right to your inbox. When you are ready to learn more, you can join PronouncedK9 for only $25/month. You will gain access to our step-by-step approach, join our community forum, and be able to have your own questions answered.

So, if you are struggling with a dog, or are ready to take your training to the next level, sign up today! Your access to the site will begin immediately and you can start being successful training the PronouncedK9 Way!

Why PronouncedK9?

Why PronouncedK9?

Sure, there are many places on-line you can go to get advice about and discuss protection dog sports. So, why pay for something you can find on-line for free?

In this video Brian explains exactly why:

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Become a PronouncedK9 Member!

Become a PronouncedK9 Member!

The PronouncedK9 On-Line Training Club is now accepting members! If you have been thinking about joining, now is the time. Registration will close on June 15, so don’t hesitate if you want to get in on our initial membership drive.

If you have been following us, you know that this online training club has been years in the making. Our goal has always been the same: to create the first, interactive online resource for bitework and protection dog training.  We wanted to create a virtual experience similar to being at your local Schutzhund training group, except that it is available 24/7 from the comfort of your own home. Coming up with the best way to do this has been challenging, but we think we have a setup that will not only teach but encourage interaction between members and with the PronouncedK9 Trainers.

This club is designed to teach anyone – helpers, trainers, and handlers – everything about training a protection dog. We have developed a step-by-step training method that works on every breed and type of dog. When done correctly, the PronouncedK9 method creates a fundamentally-sound dog that can be successful in Schutzhund/IPO, police or military work, or family or executive protection.

Is this club for me? Who can benefit from joining the club?

  • Anyone interested in the art of bitework training
  • Novice handlers or helpers – this is a great place to start!
  • Training helpers who have questions about some of the dogs they work or who just want another resource
  • Trial helpers looking to advance to the next level – the instructors on this site will teach you how they did it
  • Experienced helpers and trainers who have all the knowledge but who are looking for a better way to teach others – our clear, step-by-step process is already laid out for you
  • Handlers and competitors who want more control over their own training program – we can provide you with the knowledge you need to understand what is best for your dog

If I become a Member, what can I expect to learn?

  • Everything you need to know about training a protection dog. We know this sounds extreme, but we mean what we say. Our goal is to provide our members with all the knowledge they need to train a solid bitework dog.
  • How to read the dog
  • The four drive types and how each one thinks differently
  • How to identify each dog’s lead drive
  • The 10 key steps every bitework dog must learn
  • How to lead each type of dog through the 10 key steps
  • How to use the lead drive to create balance
  • Stimulations, pressures, and rewards for each type
  • The mitigating factors – nerves, thresholds
  • Helper mechanics – drives, lock-ups, sleeve presentation, catches, etc.
  • Problem solving

Memberships are available by the month, or save money by joining for 6 months or 1 year. Click here to join today! Remember: registration is limited and the cutoff date is June 15, 2015. We look forward to seeing you on the Member’s Forum!

PronouncedK9 Trainers and FAQs

PronouncedK9 Trainers and FAQs

Welcome to the new PronouncedK9 website!

Thank you for your overwhelming response to the new layout. This is just the beginning…the training site will be opening up very soon!
In this video Brian talks about the trainers that are involved with the creation of PronouncedK9:

We are also in the process of building a Frequently Asked Questions page for this website. Post your questions and comments now so we can include them!