American K9 Training Services in Rochester, NY

Tommy Doehler helps dogs, owners, and their families have happy and successful lives,
by teaching them his philosophy and an easy application of his techniques.

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The Only Federally Certified Kennel Master & Master Dog Trainer in Rochester, NY

Dog Trainer in Rochester, NY Tommy Doehler

Tommy Doehler has more than 18 years of Dog Training, Handling, and Supervisor experience.

Tommy established American K9 Training Services in 2009. To date, he has helped thousands of dogs, owners, and families have successful lives through his ability to train dogs in Rochester, NY and give an easy application of his philosophy and techniques to his clients.

Tommy’s dog training philosophy, formal dog training schooling, dog training accreditation, and dog training experience, will demonstrate that very few individuals have traveled down the extensive path he has. Helping people and their family dogs’ is not only what he does, it’s truly who he is.

Who Is Tommy Doehler?
Dog Trainer in Rochester, NY Tommy Doehler

Completely Customized Dog Training Programs For Every Dog

Obedience Training

Obedience training doesn’t solve all behavior problems, but it is the foundation for solving just about any problem. Training opens up a line of communication between you and your dog. Effective communication is necessary to instruct your dog about what you want her to do. You can teach her anything from ‘stay’ (don’t bolt out the door) to ‘sit’ (don’t jump up on the visitors) to ‘come’ (don’t run into the road).

Puppy Training

Every interaction with your puppy is a training opportunity. Training a puppy when you first bring them home is critical. It is obvious that you need certain physical items such as a dog bed or crate, food and water bowls, puppy chow, collar, leash, toys, etc. Equally as important, all family members must decide and agree on routine, responsibility and rules. I offer free puppy training for individuals that sign up for my regular programs.

Behavior Modification

Occasionally there are some real extreme issues that certainly need dog behavior modification. Some dogs will not get along with other dogs and/or people. Some dogs are extremely skittish and lack confidence. Some dogs resource guard, (aggressive behavior around food) for instance. These types of situations should really be observed by a professional dog trainer so that a proper game plan can be worked out. American K9 specializes in dogs that have these extreme behavioral issues.

Therapy Dog Training

A service dog is a tool for individuals who need physical assistance, some good examples for individuals who need this type of dog are individuals with multiple sclerosis (MS) or the elderly. A therapy dog is a dog trained to provide affection, comfort, and stability to people in emotional duress or general therapy for individuals in hospitals, retirement homes or nursing homes. The most important characteristic of a service and therapy dog is its temperament. A good candidate must be friendly, gentle, patient and well-trained. We prepare you and your dog to take Therapy Dog Certifications.

What Some Of Our Past Clients Are Saying About Us

Tommy was different from the very first conversation we had about Abby – he was positive!  It was nothing like the other trainers.  He had an amazing disposition just in his initial meeting with Abby, and I knew that this time she was finally going to get what she needed.  Read More…

Kimberly Failing

Dog Owner

Tommy invested his one-on-one attention to Bruno everyday. Within a weeks time, most of my daily frustrating issues were solved. Bruno now stays in our yard, walks perfectly on his leash, has stopped having accidents in the house, and now responds to my commands.  Read More…

Danielle Moretti

Dog Owner

At my wits end not knowing where I should turn to for help, I was referred to Tom through a mutual friend.  His structure, guidance and compassion with all of us, has left me confident in knowing that I can, and will, handle any situation with my dogs appropriately.  Read More…

Rachel Strauss

Dog Owner

Tommy has showed us how simple it can be to help a dog learn good manners and the correct behavior.  He is a very patient person and a true animal lover, both of which are extremely important qualities of a dog trainer.  Read More…

Melissa Jones

Dog Owner

High Quality, Extended Dog Training Programs in Rochester, NY

Are You Ready To Take Your Canine To The Next Level?

Dog Trainer in Rochester, NY Tommy Doehler

Private Dog Training Lessons in Rochester, NY and Surrounding Area

I provide service to dogs in Rochester, NY and the surrounding suburbs: Webster, Penfield, Pittsford, Mendon, Fairport, Greece, E/W Irondequoit, Hilton, Spencerport, Gates, Chili, Brighton, Henrietta, and certain areas of Ontario County, Wayne County, Canandaigua, and Farmington.

American K9 specializes in unique situations. Multiple dogs, different lifestyles, different dog behavioral issues. We have clients whose ages range from 8 weeks to 15 years old. Due to my flexibility, I am able to offer programs solely unique to each of my clients.

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