Our obedience training classes are broken down into our basic obedience training curriculum and advanced obedience training curriculum. Additionally, we offer a combined package that includes both basic and advanced obedience training.
This includes the Off-Leash K9 Training E-Collar (similar to a TENS unit) which all of our dogs are trained on, a 20-foot leash, and includes all FOUR lessons for $650.00 (or 2 payments of $325.00). The e-collar we use has a two-year warranty, it is completely waterproof, and has a range of 0.5 – 1 mile depending on the model being used, which will be brought to your first lesson along with the 20-foot leash. By the end of this package, your dog will be able to be taken outside with distractions listening on command.
This program is designed to deliver the following, all of which can be done off-leash:
They will walk right beside of you on a leash.
This means to jump up and sit on any object you point to on command and stay there until released. Though the “Place” command goes deeper than just sitting on an object, as well. It’s about giving you the freedom to do normal things around the house without having to put your dog away (or having them be underfoot), like eating food, cleaning, having company over, door manners, etc.
The “Place” command becomes an “off-switch” for your dog, creating the intention of a calm, balanced mindset. It has helped many dogs with separation anxiety and reactivity issues.
This means to not jump on me or anyone else; this is your all-encompassing “NO” command.
* Extended sit, down, and place means your dog will REMAIN in the down, sit, or place position until YOU tell them to “break” (release them).
Your dog must finish our Basic Obedience Package before we will enroll them in our advanced obedience training, of which we offer numerous training opportunities!
You can purchase the advanced training package for $450.00 (or 2 payments of $225.00). Here are some of our most frequently offered advanced lessons:
Your dog will be sitting/downing on command from 50+ yards away from you.
Your dog will come running, go around you and sit down right beside your left leg.
Your dog will stare at you until you release them.
Your dog will go in between your legs and sit down.
Your dog will assume a standing position on command.
Your dog will come running and sit directly in front of you no matter where they are.
Your dog will stare at you the entire time they heel.
Your dog will run up and stand up against anything you point to.
We have a Basic and Advanced Obedience Package for those who really want their dog to be rock-stars! This includes 8 lessons for $950.00 (or 4 payments of $237.50). You save $150.00 by opting for the Basic Obedience Package and 4 Advanced lessons up-front!
It’s certainly possible to find cheaper training solutions elsewhere, but oftentimes big class settings do not provide the environment required for a dog to learn obedience properly. In our experience, intensive one-on-one training is the most effective way to ensure that your dog walks away with all of the basic skills we listed above.
Unlike many other training facilities, we ensure dogs are trained to follow commands in public with distractions, not just in a classroom setting where treats are around.
Additionally, we include a Lifetime Support Guarantee, provided you uphold the training we set in place to the best of your ability.
Believe it or not, we get this a lot. Many training facilities and classes, unfortunately, don’t have the resources or knowledge to train extremely stubborn or difficult dogs. However, we believe every dog is trainable and deserves a chance, and we’ve sent home happy well-trained dogs previously thought “untrainable” to many homes.
Still not sure? You don’t need to listen to us, see what our customers on Facebook, Google, or our reviews section down below have had to say.
You’re always welcome to send us a message using the Messenger bubble in the corner, send us an email, or give us a call or text, we would love to hear about your dog and answer any questions you have about the program. You can also call to schedule a tour of the training facility at 18570 Bartlett Rd, Athens, AL 35613.
We are often booked several weeks in advance, so if you’re interested in the program you should give us a call or fill out our contact form immediately!
You can always send us a quick messenger chat or text to find out our availability, but the sooner the better if you need to make some behavioral changes quickly.
Fill out our contact form by clicking the large “Book Now” button below and give us some information about you and your dog, and we will get in touch with you at our soonest availability. You’re also welcome to call, text, or send us a message on the messenger chat in the bottom right. We’re looking forward to meeting you and your dog and welcoming you to the Off-Leash K9 Training Huntsville family!
*We cannot guarantee off-leash reliability for dogs that have severe aggression or anxiety issues.
I highly recommend Ciara! She treats her client’s dogs like her own and is an outstanding trainer. My dog came home from her 2-week board and train with skills and manners I couldn’t have taught her. Ciara then trained me on how to maintain the training and is always available afterwards for questions.
Ciara was the trainer for our dog, Alfie, who was adopted from a shelter and came with no manners. He excelled at leash pulling, counter and table cruising, had no impulse control and needed a high-quality education. Ciara was able to supply that and he is now a joy to be around! His manners are impeccable, walking him is an absolute pleasure, and the countertops and tabletops are now safe. She also discovered that he had a severe lack of confidence and did a lot of self-confidence building with him. She taught me what to look for in his body language when he is getting stressed and how to help him work through that stress in a safe and healthy manner. Even after getting him home, Ciara and I are still in touch and she is answering questions and giving suggestions when I sent her updates. Ciara and her staff truly care about the dogs in their care, and the facility has always been absolutely spotless every time I’ve been there. The property that they train on is absolutely gorgeous, as well! I highly recommend Ciara and her facility to anyone who is looking for either a two-week board and train program or even just obedience classes. You will be amazed at what your dog will learn!
Our friends gave us a beautiful labradoodle puppy last year. She has the sweetest disposition, but our attempts to train her were inconsistent and ineffective. We were fortunate to get an appointment for her with Off Leash K 9. Now we have a beautiful, sweet OBEDIENT labradoodle! I take her for an off leash walk every day and she is perfect. Off Leash K9 gets 6 stars on a 5-star rating system from us.
OLK9 Training is the way to go!!! I have a 2 year old Beagle that knew one or two commands… but would not hold commands, he always pulled on the leash, and he also loved to jump on the furniture/people. I chose to do the 2 week board and train, and I would recommend this training package to everyone. Ciara done so well with Memphis, and Memphis loved her. To see what all she trained him to do in only 2 short weeks is absolutely amazing. She really cares about each and every dog that comes through her training, and you can see that just by talking to her. She turned my 2 year old stubborn Beagle into a very well behaved dog… when I take him out now people are always complimenting on how well behaved he is. A big thank you to Ciara for all your hard work.
Ciara and Off Leash K9 were fantastic! Francie went from completely unmanageable to receiving compliments on her behavior. She did a complete 180° after just the first session. I highly recommend Off Leash K9 to anyone thinking about training their pup.
I am a medical student on student loans. I also happen to be a dog owner (who loves her pup more than anything). A few months ago, Molly ran outside at a friend’s house and ran around a moderately busy neighborhood area in Birmingham until she allowed me to catch her. I immediately started researching dog training. My biggest fear would be her getting hit by a car or running away. I was skeptical because Molly was extremely timid. I knew she was smart, I easily taught her a few very basic commands, but she would only perform them in the comfort of our apartment, when she wanted to. She is also a stubborn pup.
I found OLK9 online, and emailed Ciara. I got a response quickly with a detailed explanation of services, videos of dogs she has trained, and more information. The cost is a big investment, and it sounded incredible, but I wanted more information before I made a commitment. I brought Molly out to Ciara’s land and spent almost an hour talking with her and having her show me the training facility and explaining how she trains and what she guarantees. I put a deposit down that day.
Fast forward to today: I am absolutely THRILLED with OLK9, Ciara, and my incredibly well behaved and trained Molly. I cannot say enough good things. It was worth every penny and more. I didn’t know that being a dog owner could be more fun and truly stress free.
I went on a 4 mile hike yesterday with Molly, and didn’t put the leash on her once. (Keep in mind that 2 months earlier I ran a mile down the side of the same mountain -not on a trail- after Molly). Even when I wasn’t keeping her in a heel command, she would wander up ahead a little bit but stay within eye sight, all on her own accord. She is such a happy pup with her new freedom and is having a BLAST. When I think of having Molly for her lifetime, and the fear that is now gone of her being hit by a car or not coming when called, I would do the same thing over again in a heart beat. I wholeheartedly recommend OLK9 (and in particular Huntsville) to anyone who is a dog owner and is considering training. Molly is thrilled with her new freedom. I am ecstatic about the quality of her training. And it is so apparent that this is not just a job for Ciara. She truly cares and has a passion for what she does and the dogs she trains.
TLDR: do it. You won’t regret it.