1. FAQs About Our Dog Boarding & Training Programs

    Here are some of the frequently asked questions we get in regards to our boarding and training programs. We hope that this helps answer some of your questions as well but if not give us a call and we will absolutely answer any questions you have about dog training! Q: What training techniques do you use? A: We are balanced trainers meaning we use operant and classical conditioning to teach the dog…Read More

  2. Positive Only Trainers – The Myth

    There is a lot of unknown information out there about dog training and it can be scary choosing the right dog trainer. We encourage you to do your research and want to share some helpful insight on the "positive only" myth that sounds great, but in reality is a farce and a marketing gimmick. Dog Training 101 - The Basics Even a brand new dog trainer must have a basic understanding of a few things;…Read More

  3. This Is What You Need To Consider Before Becoming A First-Time Dog Owner

    Getting a pet is a rewarding and loving  experience — there are 78 million dogs and 85.8 million cats in happy homes to prove it — but it doesn’t come without its fair share of responsibility. While it can be tempting to choose a dog based on looks alone, there are several other considerations to make based on your lifestyle and personality. So, before plucking the first furry face you’re…Read More

  4. Welcoming a New Dog into Your Home

    The time has come to bring your newest four-legged family member home. This can be a very exciting day but it can also be stressful for the dog. Keep the following tips in mind when bringing home your new best friend for the first time. Gather supplies Gather everything you need for the dog before the time comes to go get him or her. Going to the store to buy things like a collar, leash, food dish…Read More

  5. Simple tips to make home buying and selling easier for you and your dog

    Buying a new home can seem complicated, especially for dog owners.  Recent studies  show that many dog owners are even making home buying choices based on the needs and  comfort of their dogs. Thankfully there are several ways to make the process easier for you  and your pet.   Find the right new home There are a few things you should consider when shopping for your new home. Rules and regula…Read More

  6. 4th Of July Fireworks & Your Dog

    Happy 4th Of July! Stay safe this holiday weekend and take care of your pups! The 4th Of July is generally pretty tough for dogs, because of all the fireworks and excitement. It's even more difficult for them when you cannot be home to comfort them. You are their support and steady rock, more often than you may realize your dog feeds off of your mood and disposition. If you know your dog is uncomf…Read More

  7. Training Your New Puppy

    Puppies are great! They are a brand new addition to your home and this is an exciting time for you and your family. The truth is puppies can also be a terror to your home and cause you many headaches! That’s where we come in! Kelevra K9 offers weekly puppy classes to help you train your new furry friend. Some of the common puppy issues we come across are: Biting Everyone & Thing They Can Che…Read More

  8. Which Dog Training Collar Is The Best

    This is a question I get asked quiet frequently as a dog trainer. The truth is there is no "best" dog training collar out there. What is a dog training collar? Training collars are tools, and just like anything else you need the right tool for the job. Most training collar offer a correction to the dog based on input from the handler. For example a choke collar when a correction is applied briefly…Read More

  9. Dog Training Explained

    Dog training has come so far in the last 60 years. Personally, I wasn't around but I've read a lot about William Koehler and Winifred Strickland who were the experts in the dog training field in the 60's and training dogs with food rewards was unheard of at back then.  The main argument against using food was "if you train with food, at some point you will have to stop. Then what will you do?" We…Read More

  10. Loveland Dog Trainer Supporting Local Pup Crawl

    Kelevra K9 is proud to announce that we are sponsoring an event that hits near and dear to our hearts. Bounce Rescue’s 2016 Pup Crawl in downtown Fort Collins April 23rd from 2-7pm. Tickets available until April 1, you can purchase them here. You can get more information on Bounce's Facebook event page as well. This event is dedicated to Bounce’s Rescues Rescuing Veterans Program. This program…Read More