- Beginner's Obedience 101(Puppy to Adult)
- AKC OBEDIENCE (CD/CDX & UD)
- AKC CGC (Canine Good Citizen Certification.
* NOSE WORK
Patt Wegmann: CGC/Star Puppy Certified Examiner
AKC Obedience CD/CDX/UD
ABCA Herding *AKC Conformation
Rescue work with GSD/BC/ACD
*MondioRing *Personal Protection
Colleen Breslin: AKC/UKC/CKC Obedience(CD-CDX-UD)
Tracking *Agility *CGC *RingSport
AKC Rally. PSA. WDA. Barnhunt
Roger Westphal: AKC Obedience:
Betty Bugiel: Therapy Dog: Obedience: Agility
Barb Beschta : Therapy Dog: Obedience: Agility
Ginny Mertens: SAR: Obedience
Mary Poer: SAR: EMT: Obedience Tracking
Kevin Baars: Schutzund/IPO: Mondio Trainer/Decoy
All Instuctors have experience Training, Showing, or Working with Dogs since they were kids and have trained & worked most breeds, but, if we have a problem we can't fix, we have a "network" in the Dog World that we can call for advice.
We use a variety of Methods and Psychology in our School.
We're not stuck in ONE WAY ONLY training.
We've been known to "color outside the lines" combining our methods IF it gets the Dog to Understand what we the Human wants. It's all about "communication". What may work on one Dog, may not work on another. When working with animals, NOTHING is ever written in stone.
There is only one rule:
The Dog doesn't get hurt and the Handler doesn't get hurt
Lakeland Dog Training Center
offers many types of Canine Training Courses. We are a group of diversified Professional Dog Trainers who love Dogs and love to Train, Trial and Show our own dogs, AND, help others to Train their Dogs. We are a non profit group whose mission is to insure our Students the opportunity and professional advice to understand and train their Dog and therefore better enjoy their Canine Companion while GIVING their Dog a Fulfilled Balanced Life. All Dogs NEED TO BE TRAINED. They need structure, they need a JOB. It gives the Dog mental security, and a secure dog is a Happy Dog. Deny Balance and you have a dog with many many problems.
As Instructors we are also avid Dog People who not only train dogs,
but study Nutrition, Canine Psychology, Holistic Medicine and we're always in search of NEW and Better alternative methods of Training. We attend K9 Seminars and Workshops to train with the
TOP TRAINERS & K9 PSYCHOLOGISTS in our Country & Europe.
This increases OUR knowledge, enabling us to pass new information on to
Our goal for ourselves and our Students is to have that
"Balanced Happy Working Dog". Sound in Mind, Body and Spirit. Just being loved is not enough for a dog. They need exercise, structure, and then affection, in that order. Even in our group classes we treat each dog as the individual it is, and devise a learning plan for that dog. Whether you want to Show, Hunt or just want a FRIEND to walk in the woods with and snuggle with watching TV.
We can help you achieve your goal.
Problem Dogs aren't a problem for us, just an opportunity to learn.
So Come On,
There's nothing better than a Trained Dog.