The key to a good dog is being proactive. Through our personalized training services, we have the time and expertise to focus on keeping your dog working with you and out of trouble, rather than dealing with problems after their onset. Our goal is to help you and your dog have fun and achieve real results: the maximum benefits of dog ownership and quality of life for you both.
Our classes, workshops and one-on-one services give you more control, greater access and more attentive treatment when needed. Our dog owners and families receive the information they desire in a setting that focuses on professionalism and the client experience.
For the dogs, training is about having fun and building a bond of trust and reciprocity. For owners, it's about methods, techniques and approaches that are user-friendly, understandable and ethical.
For us, obedience training is about results.
Kindergarten Puppy Training (KPT) is available year-round, and offered in collaboration with our veterinary partners at Antelope Creek Veterinary Health Care Center, and Yankee Hill Veterinary Hospital.
Each fall and spring semester, PK9 partners with the UNL Companion Animal Program/Department of Animal Science to offer a community-based obedience class, either an AKC Canine Good Citizen or an AKC Beginner Novice class. The classes are open to the public and hosted by the student organization at UNL; we meet in the Animal Science building on East Campus. We do one eight week class in the fall and one in the spring semester.
Starting each May and running through mid-August, we offer a full slate of summer classes including a something just for Adolescent dogs ages 8-18 months, a tracking class (teaching your dog to follow human scent), and the popular boot-camp that will have your dog working reliably off-leash in ten weeks. The summer offerings are available by early April. Just email for more information or to request a registration form.
Classes won't work with your schedule? I am available for private lessons; we'll work one-on-one in your home or another site by mutual agreement. Contact me for more information about private training.
Prairie Skies offers the following service by appointment only:
Aggression is serious business and not just for the dog.
If your dog already has a documented bite history or you're worried about his interaction with the kids, the neighbors or other dogs, contact me for evaluation and recommendations.
Evaluation involves taking a complete history: underlying medical issues, sensory deficits and/or intervention for pain; the role of leadership, structure and rules in the dog's household, and the level of the dog’s formal obedience training and response to training commands.
There are twenty-eight accredited schools in the country that teach people how to be veterinarians, but not a single one for teaching dogs and their owners how to be your best-behaved clients.
Prairie Skies has offered continuing education workshops and seminars for veterinary clinics, schools, hospitals and medical professionals aimed at how people interact with their families, their kids and their pets; we have helped apartment complexes and senior living centers to provide dog training on-site as well as facilitating the design and implementation of resident co-ops to set and enforce pet policies and we specialize in client communications and client education.