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10/16/2016
By: Karen M.
K-9 Korner Inc
K9 Korner is an outstanding facility. I have been a client for 9 years and would only trust my Labrador and Golden Retriever to this facility. Sorry to hear about your misfortune with kennel cough, but truth be told, your dog could pick it up anywhere. Paul and Karen Price run an impeccably clean Kennel. They are true professionals of the trade, highly certified in all areas a dog training. Paul and Karen and their staff are extremely well schooled and treat my dogs like their own. They have been there for us with training, questions, daycare and boarding. K9 Korner is, in fact, the only place I would trust with my dogs. They have gone above and beyond for me on many occasions. And my dogs love it there. In nine years, with two dogs, I have never had a problem. Unfortunately, your experience, if it is true, is an exception, not the rule. Hard to believe this even happened, since they only board to clients. In 9 years, I can recall only one time when an illness went though the kennel. I was notified promptly. The issue was remedied immediately. There are some things you can't control. Bottom line: K9 Korner is an outstanding facility run under superb ownership. Don't let one rotten apple deter you from entrusting your dog with these fine people.
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Obedience training generally takes place at 6 months, but you can begin training a puppy to socialize with humans and other animals at 7-8 weeks.
Essentially, dogs learn to respond properly to basic commands in obedience class--and humans learn how to properly give those commands. Dogs and owners will also learn how to communicate with each other, and how to avoid distractions or disturbances from the outside. No matter which method of dog training is used, it is necessary to be consistent and committed in order to train a dog. Also, it’s important that a pet owner understand their dog’s temperament and hereditary factors, and find a class and method that is appropriate.

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