1. Playing Tug With Your Dog

    When I first started dog training I thought the only way to reward a dog was with treats... I was so wrong! Dogs are rewarded in many different ways and each and every dog is motivated by something different. Not all dogs want to play tug, not all dogs will respond to treats, you have to find what motivates your dog to perform and when they perform, BAM! Here is your reward. I created a video the …Read More

  2. 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

  3. 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

  4. Loveland Dog Obedience Training

    Dog training is a delicate art. It takes a lot more than most people think, and because of that there are many untrained and undertrained dogs that have problem behaviors that are truly frustrating for any dog owner. At Kelevra K9 our dog training techniques are proven to get results. We focus on the dog's core genetics to determine which type of training will be best for your dog. Each breed and …Read More

  5. What Does A Dog Trainer Really Do?

    First and foremost our job is to train your dog, but being a dog trainer takes a lot more than you’d expect. There are schools, seminars, tons of books to read, videos to watch, and events to attend, that all help in becoming a good dog trainer. Unfortunately each and every dog is different. Which means that no specific training technique is going to work, for any specific dog. You can see some …Read More

  6. Loveland Has A New Dog Trainer In Town

    Kelevra K9 is now open and accepting new clients. We pride ourselves on being professional dog trainers in Loveland, our main goal is to help you and your dog live a happier, more peaceful life! We are based out of Loveland, CO, but serve the Northern Colorado area, from Longmont to Fort Collins and as far east as Greeley. We've been training dogs privately and in our dog club for over 30 years …Read More