K9s Blog

Thursday, November 15, 2018 - 11:09
trainer with dog

The hardest part about being a dog trainer


Dog trainers have a very special role in our organization. They are the liaisons between the animal and human worlds. Each trainer has a specific reason for choosing a career as a dog trainer, but as you could imagine, they all love working with dogs. Not every moment as a dog trainer is ideal, though. Our trainers shared their thoughts on the hardest parts of being trainers.



Tuesday, October 23, 2018 - 08:49
trainer teaching dog

Favorite Part of Training

Our dogs are very intelligent and achieve many milestones during their time at Camp K9; the process seems so natural, it is easy to take for granted. From the moment a dog is rescued, to the moment a dog graduates, and every second in-between, our trainers are developing the skills, correcting the behaviors, and shaping the personalities of our future service dogs. There is not a specific step in the process that is more important than the next; however, our trainers do have their favorite parts.


Monday, October 8, 2018 - 13:01

Service Dog Behavior

Not every dog is cut out for the working life. So what does it take? Here’s what our dog trainers had to say about what makes a seemingly ordinary rescue dog into a great service dog.



“Calm… eager to please… has the desire to be around people.”