1. K9 H.P.C. Training Now Available

    Kelevra K9 is proud to offer training for a new dog certification and trial, the Handler Protection Course. This is a new title offered only in Colorado and the first trial will be in May 2017. The handler protection course is for trained protection dogs, this is not a sport title but a working title. As of now there are 2 H.P.C. levels: 1 & 2. You can get all of the details about the program…Read More

  2. Protection Dog Training – Defensive Drive

    This is our second post in our series about protection dog training. Now I want to reiterate that protection training is not the same as police dog training and I wouldn’t call it attack dog training either. Protection training is training your dog to protect you and your family when and if the need ever arises. In all honesty I hope that you are never in that situation. One of the fundamental t…Read More

  3. Training Protection Dogs – The importance of dog obedience

    The first thing to be trained in any protection dog is obedience. There are many reasons for this but I want to start off with the biggest one: LIABILITY If you are training your dog to protect you and to bite other people you have a big liability on your hands if the dog does not have excellent obedience. If your dog breaks away from you and bites an innocent person you have an instant lawsuit on…Read More

  4. The Best Dog Foods: What Should You Feed Your Dog?

    There are 100's of different dog foods and brands out there to choose from so how do you know which is the best for your dog? You don't unless you know what you are looking for. I advise all of my clients to think about nature of their dogs. Simple fact is that canines are predatory carnivores. They hunt for their food just like wolves do in the wild. My suggestion is to feed your dog a natural ba…Read More

  5. 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

  6. 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

  7. Operation Christmas Child!

    This year Kelevra K9 is putting together shoeboxes for Operation Christmas Child! Our goal this year is to create as many shoe boxes as we can to send to children in need across the globe. This is Kelevra K9's first year donating gifts to those in need and we want YOU to join us! Group Class will be held on Saturday the 12th & 19th at Railroad Park (700 S Railroad Ave, Loveland CO 80537) at 10…Read More

  8. Training A Dog For Protection – Temperaments & Prey Drive

    This is the first post in a short series where I will go into some of the different aspects of protection training for dogs. Protection training is very serious and quite complicated in the overall picture. We are not training a dog to bite people, that would be easy and a huge liability. We are training the dog to think on his own, protect his family, pay attention to things, be very obedient, an…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