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About - Durham K9 Training & Services

Canine Training Tailored for Your Family

Welcome to Durham K9 Training & Services, where our passion for dogs and commitment to their well-being drive everything we do. Founded by a veteran and family-owned, we take pride in being a leading authority in dog obedience and behavior modification. Our journey is guided by a master-certified lead trainer with an impressive 6,400 hours of hands-on experience, ensuring that your canine companion receives top-notch training.

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Our Mission and Vision

Our mission is simple yet profound: to prove that it’s never too late to teach an old dog (and its owner) new tricks. We strive for excellence and will not rest until your pup is the best they can be. Our vision is to make a lasting impact through expert training, creating well-behaved and respected canine companions.

Join us at Durham K9 Training & Services, where expertise meets compassion, and together, we embark on a journey of transformation, building a stronger and more joyful bond between you and your K9 family member. Your dog’s journey to becoming a well-behaved and respected member of your family starts here.

Community Connection

Beyond training, we are deeply rooted in the East Texas community, proudly serving Gilmer, Longview, Kilgore, and surrounding areas. Our understanding of the local community and its unique needs allows us to provide not just a service but a personalized experience tailored to the dogs of East Texas.

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Our Founder - Durham K9 Training & Services

Our story begins with our founder, a dedicated veteran and family member, whose love for dogs evolved into a mission to enhance the bond between humans and their four-legged friends. While serving in the army in 2011 and returning from deployment in the February time period, our founder’s passion for training and working with K9 units was ignited. Recognizing the opportunity to contribute his skills, he volunteered to assist in training sessions for K9 units within the military police battalions.

In a matter of weeks, our founder’s expertise and leadership qualities were quickly recognized, leading to him being entrusted with running various training exercises and mentoring new volunteers. From bomb detection to extensive bite work, our founder’s hands-on experience and dedication to the welfare of both dogs and handlers became apparent.

Drawing from this wealth of experience and a desire to make a lasting impact, our lead trainer pursued further education and training, eventually achieving Master Certification. This accomplishment stands as a testament to the commitment to excellence that defines Durham K9 Training & Services. Through this journey, our founder’s passion for enhancing the lives of both dogs and their owners remains at the heart of everything we do.

Our Training Philosophy

At Durham K9, we embrace a positive reinforcement-based training philosophy. We believe that every dog is unique, and their training should reflect their individual needs and personalities. Our approach is grounded in creating a positive and respectful relationship between you and your furry family member, ensuring a harmonious coexistence.

Private One-on-One Sessions

Understanding that every dog is different, we specialize in private, one-on-one training sessions conducted in the familiar surroundings of your home. This personalized approach allows us to tailor our training programs to address specific needs and challenges your dog may be facing. It’s not just about obedience; it’s about creating a lifelong connection and understanding between you and your K9 companion.

Levels of Obedience Training

We offer a comprehensive range of obedience training programs structured across three progressive levels. Whether your dog is starting from scratch or looking to refine their skills, our programs evolve with their capabilities. Our commitment is to empower both you and your dog with the tools needed for a happy and well-adjusted life together.

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Aggression/Reactivity Training

We specialize in Aggression/Reactivity Training, addressing challenging behaviors with expertise and compassion. Our program focuses on identifying triggers, understanding underlying causes, and implementing effective strategies for behavior modification. With personalized sessions and flexible options, we empower you to help your dog overcome aggression or reactivity, fostering a happier, healthier relationship.

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