PronouncedK9 is a training method that I developed to promote fundamentally-sound Schutzhund training for sport, police and protection dogs. Our goal is to teach you to produce well-balanced dogs with reliable training that are capable of succeeding both in real-life situations and high-level competition.
We are the first interactive online resource for working dog trainers, helpers, and handlers. Members of the PronouncedK9 Club will not only learn a clear step-by-step process that works on every dog, every time, but will also develop an understanding of why the process works and how each dog learns best. You will have access to instructional videos and a forum where you can have your questions answered by some of the top helpers and trainers in the country.
During the 30 years I have been involved in Schutzhund/IPO, I have seen it evolve from a true test of courage and hardness, to a sport played by dogs for points. It used to be that training a Schutzhund dog and training a protection dog were the same thing, but today there are so many gimmicks and an overall lack of fundamental understanding that this is no longer the case. Because of this, many police and protection dog trainers do not see the sleeve training done by Schutzhund trainers to be relevant to their programs. The PronouncedK9 method uses some of those old-school fundamentals to train working dogs that are capable of succeeding in any arena – sport, police, family or executive protection.