At K9 Academy we strive to "be the bridge" between dog and human so that you can both live in mutual harmony and enjoyment together.   


Our Awesome Services –

WHAT WE OFFER:

DOG TRAINING CLASSES

Puppy Level 1

Tween

Teen

Teenage K9 Good Manners

K9 Good Citizen

Clicker Classes

Agility Classes

Tricks Classes

K9 Freestyle (Dance classes)

Protection

Tracking

Herding


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INHOUSE BOARD & TRAINING

Single problem focus

Puppy, Tween & Teen

Teenage Good Manners

Good Citizen Training

Protection

Tracking

Herding

House Manners

Problem Behaviour assessment and correction


Home from Home boarding


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BOARDING / HOLIDAY CAMP

Safe & Comfortable Boarding

(Home away from home)

Mental stimulation

One-on-one attention

Fun Playtime for sociable dogs

Special holiday camp options including swimming lessons, training of a specific behaviour and more

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POST OPERATIVE CARE / REHAB/ HYDROTHERAPY

Weight Loss

Cage Rest

Post Operative

Post Injury recovery

Wound dressing and Medicating


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day care


Supervised

Safe

Mental stimulation

Socialization




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kitty cuddle

Safe boarding

One-on-one attention

Meals

Play time





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BEHAVIOURAL CONSULTATIONS

Private consultations at our offices or at your home.


Behavioural modification plan and guidance implementing the plan.






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ONE ON ONE TRAINING

In person

House calls

Business calls

Zoom

Skype

What's App Video calls




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MEET OUR DEDICATED TEAM

DEREK MEYER
DIRECTOR

Derek is a retired US pilot and an aeronautical engineer and biker, who found his true passion in life working with dogs and shooting IPSC. He is the Academy director and in addition to working with the dogs he is also responsible for all the boring management stuff as he has excellent attention to detail.   Derek loves all animals but has an amazing ability to communicate with dogs and to really draw the best out of them.  His particular training passions are helicopter rope training, tracking and search and rescue.  He continually challenges himself with new designs for the hydro and step down facility, environmental enrichment for the dog gardens and mobility for the paralyzed patients.  Derek's favorite sport is IPSC shooting and he loves sharing his love of weapons, shooting and advanced driving with all his Xtreme Academy students.  He is a dedicated trainer and puts his heart into all he does. Derek is owned by his tracker called “Harley” who has an amazing nose and an insatiable desire to work which is a good thing as he really loves his food so needs to work off the extra kg’s.  Dereks new love of his life is Suzi Q a Malinois that was born at "K9" when we were fostering the pregnant mom.  Suzi is teaching Derek as much as he is teaching her and their bond is amazing to see.

MOIRA MEYER
DipCABT: Companion Animal Behaviourist

Moira has a background of working with security dogs and is a qualified civil detective and reaction officer. Her love of animals and  people and has led her to further her passion for helping each person to develop their relationship with their dog.  In addition to being qualified as a trainer by both Canine Culture (McKaynine Training) and by Hills as a Puppy Trainer, she also passed her Centre of Applied Pet Ethology CO1 with distinctions and in 2022 she graduated with a COAPE Diploma in Animal Behaviour which she upgraded to a COAPE MHERA Practitioner during 2023.  She is registered with CABTi, ICAN, and SABCAP. Her particular love is to work with problem dogs that would otherwise be euthanized.  Moira and Derek collectively own 10 dogs (mostly rescues) ranging from German Shepherds to Malinois to  Harley a golden retriever x brittany water spaniel, a real mix breed 100% dog plus a Daschund and a Maltese and 3 cats.  Moira and Derek are a match made in heaven as they both love dogs and eat, sleep and dream of ways to improve training and care for all dogs.  “K9” Academy is home to several foster dogs in addition to the “family” of dogs.

Casey
2023 was a very sad year for us as we lost our precious Dee Tzacos
She was'nt just the office administrator and PA but our right hand too