Training Programs

Initial Evaluation


All dogs start out with a private meeting with the head trainer, where they will evaluate your dog and suggest a training and/or behavior modification program that would best suit you and your dog. Evaluations are offered Monday-Thursday and can be scheduled via phone. During this time, we will discuss the various training programs that we offer, and we will see which program works better for you and your dog.

Beginner Obedience

Beginner 6 Class Package: $280.00

All dogs start off in our beginner obedience level. These classes are rolling admissions and are not a set six-week course. In these classes, your dog will learn the basics of “heel, sit, down, stay, come and leave it.” We use a no non-sense approach to training your dog without the use of clickers or treats. We believe in using praise and motivation as the reward for good behavior.

Intermediate Obedience

Intermediate 8 Class Package: $280.00

This level of obedience is based off of everything that was taught in our beginner classes and improves your dogs’ response to commands to reach the next level of skill and understanding. You will learn how to train your dog with more distractions and longer distance control of your dog.

Advanced Obedience:

Advanced 8 Class Package: $280.00

This level of obedience is designed to achieve “off-leash” training with your dog. These classes will put you and your dog in situations where it is a necessity for you to have complete control over your dog. Maximum distractions and real-life situations will be taught as well to achieve the highest obedience your dog can achieve.

Private one-on-one:


These individual lessons can be scheduled via phone and are offered Monday, Wednesday, and Fridays. During this time, you'll work on obedience training or any issues you may be having that cannot be addressed in obedience classes.

In Home Visits:


In home visits can be scheduled via phone or e-mail. These visits are designed to solve any issues you may be having that cannot be solved here at our facility.

*Price varies depending on location and trainers discretion

Personal Protection:


Our protection program is specifically designed for the skill necessary to either deter a potential threat or react in a manner to stop an attempted assault. Protection is offered to those who want to a have a personal protection dog and to those training for various competitions. If you are interested in having your dog trained as a protection dog your first step would be to schedule an evaluation where decoys will work your dog and assess their capabilities.



This is a fun course designed to strengthen the bond between you and your dog. During these sessions each handler and dog have the opportunity to try out each piece of equipment from the dog walk, tunnels to jumps. Agility classes are not only fun for your dog but a great way to build your dog’s confidence.

Boarding With Training


Trainers will design a customized training program that will address whatever problems you may be having with obedience, dog aggression, people aggression, food aggression, fears or any other unique issues you may be dealing with. If your dog does not attend our daycare on a regular basis, and you wish to have them socializing with our pack, you must sign up for Boarding with Training to ensure their safety.

Boarding is calculated by the calendar day (the days you drop off and pick up are included), not 24-hour period. All drop-offs and pick-ups are offered 7 days a week.

In Home Puppy Training Program


This is a three week program where the puppy will be staying at the head trainer’s household and learning proper house manners. During this program, the puppy will be undergoing crate training, potty training, socialization with dogs and people, and obedience training. Included in this program is the initial evaluation, one private session, and a $25 discount on our obedience classes.

In Kennel Obedience Training Program


This is a three-five week program that mainly focuses on obedience training. During this program, your dog will learn the commands such as heel, sit, down, stay, come, leave it, etc. Included in this program, your dog will also undergo e-collar training (varies depending on dog and client). The e-collar training helps substitute for a leash, where you will be able to do off leash events with the peaceful mindset that your dog will stick by you, and continue to be obedient under your control. Included in this program is the initial evaluation, one pick up private session, one follow up maintenance session, and a $25 discount on our obedience classes.

In Kennel Behavior Modification Program:


This is a three to five week long program where your dog will stay with us as we conduct obedience training and behavior modification. This program is not just for obedience and is available to those who have dogs with the highest level of aggression, anxiety or fear. Your dog will be treated as if they were our own. Although they are here for training, they will also be socialized with the outside world including dogs, people, and traffic. We will incorporate real world training in many different environments in order to get the most reliable results. This program has a very high success rate and is beneficial to both you and your dog.  Included in this program is the initial evaluation, a private pick up session, a follow up private maintenance session, and a $25 discount on our obedience classes.

At the end of the program, our head trainer will give you a complete review of your dogs’ time spent at K-9 Top Performance.

In Kennel Protection Program:


This program is the same as our in kennel obedience but protection training will be the main focus. The time duration of this program will be discussed after further evaluation of your dog. Included in this program is the initial evaluation, one private pick up session, and three protection classes.

*Note not all dogs are suited for protection training. Trainers will conduct an evaluation with your dog to determine if this program would be beneficial for you and your dog.
**All dogs must complete a full evaluation before admittance into our in kennel training programming.

Canine Good Citizen

Test Only: $40.00
One classes and Test: $100.00

According to the AKC, the Canine Good Citizens Test was started in 1989. This program is designed to reward dogs who have good manners at home and in the community. The Canine Good Citizen Program is a two-part program that stresses responsible pet ownership for owners and basic good manners for dogs. Dogs that pass the test posses a solid obedience foundation and are a joy to live with because of their manners that they share in home and in the community. AKC CGC dogs respond well to household routines, have good manners in the presence of people and other dogs, and  fully enjoy the company of the owner who took the time to provide training, intellectual stimulation, and a high quality life. We sincerely hope that CGC will be only a beginning for you and your dog and that after passing the CGC test, you'll continue training in obedience, agility, tracking, or performance events.

Customer Testimonials

Steve, thank you so much all the training. Elsa loves the Advanced Class and she has learned so much. I am happy that you constantly add new things for her to learn. She has been going to K9 Performance since she was 4 months old and I have watched her progression through each level. As a German Shepherd dog, she has high drive and a lot of energy that needs to be funneled into correct behavior. I like your positive reinforcement methods and consistent encouragement. She is a happy girl (which makes me happy!)Karen

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