Category Archives: Dog Training

Dogs and Fireworks: A Top Ten Survival Guide

K9-Games, LLC. Dog Training provides Pet Owners help for the Fourth of July (Phoenix, AZ) July 01, 2014 – K9-Games knows that with the upcoming 4th of July weekend, dogs across the country will react with fear and anxiety to all the firework celebrations.”The noise of fireworks can be extremely stressful for dogs,” said Kristi Smith,Read more…

American Kennel Club Awards K9-Games trained dog – Awards for Canine Excellence!

The American Kennel club has awarded Keahi a Belgian Tervuren trained and handled by K9-Games head trainer Kristi Smith an Award for Canine Excellence as the 2012 Search Dog of the Year.  Local News station Arizona Family interviewed Kristi and Keahi on September 26th regarding this award.   Follow the link to see the coverage!  http://www.azfamily.com/good-morning-arizona/Local-search-dog-wins-national-award-171390901.html  

2012 Search and Rescue Dog of the Year!

K9 Games’s Keahi (a Belgian Tervuren) has recieved a very prestigious Award for Canine Excellence (ACE)  from the American Kennel Club.  She has been named as the American Kennel Clubs 2012 Search and Rescue Dog of the Year.  (see full article at http://www.akc.org/press_center/article.cfm?article_id=4729   Keahi has been trained and handled by the head-trainer at K9-Games, Kristi Smith. Read more…

Be a Good Dog Training Leader

Some people believe that the only way to transform a disobedient dog into a well-behaved one is to dominate him/her and show them who’s boss. However, the “alpha dog” concept in dog training is based more on myth than on animal science. More importantly, it leads misguided pet parents to use training techniques that aren’tRead more…

Benefits of Obedience Dog Training

Statistical information proves that a primary reason for our  high euthanasia rate is due to too many unwanted pets which are then relinquished by their owners. Research indicates that 87{2eae91074e4915171f4cd94d83f170e096d20df18c46de4d5b11e0f489858441} of all relinquished dogs received little or no obedience training. Pet owner education, therefore, is very important. Many dog owners can benefit from training theirRead more…