4501 Chouteau Avenue
Saint Louis, MO 63110
Whether its day care or training needed, this staff is the best. I've used trainers in California, Alaska, Illinois, and others in Missouri, and Ouniel is by far the best. It's also obvious that his staff loves what they do; its comforting to know I'm leaving my dogs with people who have their best interest at heart and will take good care of them.
Our the yellow Lab Farrah Loves coming their. When i get leash out she runs around in circles, so excited because she knows she is going to the K-9 Athletic Club.
Our Paxon has been going there since they openned. Ouniel and his staff genuinely Love the dogs and take care of them as if they are their own. Pax has become a better well socialized dog.
Thank you so much for coming to evaluate our situation, us and the dogs. Although it may not seem as dire as we thought, you can see what we were dealing with. I very much look forward to working with you and the possibilities ahead. You WILL be hearing from us soon!!!
Our dog Shelby is dog challenged and she has been doing so much better since we started training her with K9 carnival! We used to not be able to take her anywhere with us and now we can take her anywhere without worrying! Shelby still has a lot to go but I know she will continue to progress all because of the wonderful training offered! Thank you!
Our Sam loves doggy daycare here. Great place and great team on-site!
Busy day? We'll give your dog the attention and excercise they need while you work.
By boarding with us, your dogs enjoy free daycare activities to their heart's content!
Let us help keep your dogs fresh and clean when they return after a long day of activites!
From puppy training to behavioral exercises to baby proofing, we do it all!
Welcome to a stress free life with you and your four- legged family member in the world of behavior. Our training classes are structure for you to receive the best possible way to synchronize with your pet. Since we use both classical conditioning and operant conditioning for training your journey to a well behaved dog in your community is just a phone call away! Schedule your free training evaluation now to get started today K9 Athletic Club 314-652-9599.
"Learning Theory" is a discipline of psychology that attempts to explain how an organism learns. It consists of many different theories of learning, including instincts, social facilitation, observation, formal teaching, memory, mimicry, and classical and operant conditioning. It is these last two that are of most interest to animal trainers.
Why should animal trainers be bothered with learning the theory behind how their animals learn? Many excellent trainers have no formal schooling or organized understanding of how their training is effective or how their charges work. But training is both an art and a science. More and more trainers - pet owners, show competitors, horseback riders, show-business trainers, zookeepers, aquarium trainers and more - are finding that an understanding of learning theory helps them understand their animals' behaviors better, and plan their training accordingly. So trainers are learning the theory of learning theory Classical or "Pavlovian" Conditioning. Classical conditioning forms an association between two stimuli.
Operant conditioning forms an association between a behavior and a consequence. (It is also called response-stimulus or RS conditioning because it forms an association between the animal's response [behavior] and the stimulus that follows [consequence]
There are four possible consequences to any behavior:
Consequences have to be immediate, or clearly linked to the behavior. With verbal humans, we can explain the connection between the consequence and the behavior, even if they are separated in time. For example, you might tell a friend that you'll buy dinner for them since they helped you move, or a parent might explain that the child can't go to summer camp because of her bad grades. With very young children, humans who don't have verbal skills, and animals, you can't explain the connection between the consequence and the behavior. For the animal, the consequence has to be immediate. The way to work around this is to use a bridge which will explain on the time of your evaluation.
K9 Athletic Club
Packages & Prices
Board 'N Train
Your pet will stay with us at the facility for intensive training with our certified trainer. All training clients get additional one on one training so that all commands and training methods can be transferred over to you the pet(s) owner(s). One week equals one hour private session, two weeks equals two one hour sessions for the two weeks, three weeks equals three one hour training session one hour a week for 3 weeks.
Training Equipment is additional $229.99-$249.99.
Drop your pet of for training at our facility. Our certified dog trainer will train your pet all through the day to help establish any training needs for you and your pet!
Private Lessons/ In Home Training
Setup an appointment based on your convience towards day and time. One hour sessions will give you all the one on one training that you and your dog(s) need to correct minor issues.
Puppy Training / Socialiazation
Call for time and dates for the next Puppy training class starting today!Puppies 12 weeks to 6 months old. Puppy classes are for six weeks of training which covers, sit, stay, down, come, leave it, take it, and loose leash walking. All pet(s) have to be current on their vaccinations to sign up for class. Classes are taught with all positive reinforcement training methods. All Puppy classes come with 3 half day of Daycare her at K9 AC facility as part of your socialiazation introduction.
Socialization Training 3 weeks
Training is done at our facility. This package requires an evaluation appointment prior to enrolling. Please call 314-652-9599.
Basic/Intermediate 8 week course
This course offers your sit, down, stay, come, heel, wait, leave it, take it commands. Less intense than our level base training class but just as fun! We will train you to train your dog with the right type of approach to training that will fit you and your dogs needs. This class will give you the tools to proof your dog in our community making it a wonderful fit for customers that have a little bit of dog knowledge to move forward into the wonderful world of training!
New baby in home training
Have a new baby on the way! Let us help you train your dog(s) to accommodate your new baby to your home.We will come to your home and train you and your dog(s) for the new babies arrival so that all you have to do is concentrate on your new babies care for those special moments in life.
3 weeks Board 'N Train to condition dogs with behavioral issues, Dog aggression, and Human aggression. Very intense training for 3 weeks using positive punishment method and operant conditioning. Please call to discusess training methods and restrictions that may apply with our current training approach.
Level Base Training 4 month course
16 weeks of Urban Training for you and your dog. Classes go over all Basic and Intermediate training with a CGC test at the end of the course. We will also start off lead work for handler and your dog. We guarantee that after you take this course you will neve have to take another course again! We will make sure that you understand you dog and that your dog understands you! Very exciting course that offers great outdoor and indoor locations so that you and your four legged friend can be a social part of your community!
Dog walking service/Pet sitting
Cat Proofing Training
New Dog introductions