The Refined K9, LLC was founded on the belief that every dog should be treated differently, and with respect. All canines differ in personality types and every owner has unique expectations for their dogs.
We provide a unique & positive experience during our programs. Our training isn't just focused on 'sits' and 'downs'; but rather- centered on educating owners about their dogs' breed, how they should balance exercise, play, and training time, and how to encourage calm relaxed behavior inside the home. We want our graduates to not only be listening to behavioral cues, but to do them willingly and happily - instead of feeling forced to comply. We care about the emotional well being of your pups, and intend to train happy and eager to learn pups!
We use humane & fun training methods that are easy to follow, your dog will be learning new cues in a very short amount of time! Our goal is to have your dog listening to you and your family members not only inside your house, but he/she will also be listening in public with distractions.
Please let us know how we can help you and your canine companion.
BONDED & INSURED
Phone: (727) 935-7423
We offer Board & Train Services for all types of dogs, and also sell fully training companion dogs.
*We no longer train Service Dogs or provide Puppy Raising Programs as of January 2018 (We are working to change our logo to remove SDs from the tagline, thank you). *
Your dog will receive individualized attention with us, and have 3-5 training sessions per day, field trips out in the real world, and daily play time/recess. He/she will get 4 bathroom breaks daily, and spend the minimum amount of time necessary inside his/her kennel.
— Mike Ritland, TEAM DOG.
We utilize healthy and humane forms of communication to enhance the learning process with the dog to either continue a behavior or to discontinue an unwanted behavior. One form of communication is PAYCHECK, which lets the dog know that you appreciate his efforts and is seen as fun and motivation by the dog:
After the behaviors are shaped, and the dog has been paid for his efforts; the dog will begin to push back and that is when we add in feedback. ‘Feedback’ is an instant and fair response to an unwanted behavior. This is not a form of teaching or learning, and should not be a part of the process of learning. This simply gets the dog's attention and communicates to the dog: "stop what you're doing, and pay attention". When the feedback is effective, fair, and timed properly with the unwanted behavior, it will cause the dog to discontinue the unwanted behavior.
OUR ultimate goal is to reach a direct line of communication with your dog.
YOUR ultimate goal with your dog is to build a solid foundation by developing your bond, communicate trust, and have the ideal harmonious relationship.
*Please Note: having your dog train with us does not guarantee Daily Instagram posts featuring your dog. We feature many of our Boarding dogs inside our IG "stories" on a daily basis, and you will receive personal updates weekly via text message or email. We strive to deliver you a fully trained dog and intend to focus each day on providing your dog with a positive experience during his/her training program- not to help you make your dog "insta famous". Thank you for choosing The Refined K9, and we look forward to helping you develop a stronger bond with your pup! Unplug, and go play some fetch!