Only Federally Certified Kennel Master & Master Dog Trainer in Rochester, NY
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.
Completely Customized Training Programs For Every Dog We Work With
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).
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.
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.
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.
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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.