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Does your dog
 
jump on people?
 bark unnecessarily?
 show signs of aggression to you or
 members of your family?
 ignore you when you call?


If you answered yes to any of the questions above, then give Nick Howchuk a call, Nick can help!

Nick has accomplished the following:

  • court testimony as an expert with dogs 
  • professional certified trainer/instructor 
  • volunteer with the Canadian Landmine Detection Dogs Society as a trainer for landmine dogs 
  • trainer for Mold Alert dog detection 
  • behavioural problem solving
  • agility training
  • Protection Training and Scent/Nose Work Training


Jack: Protection Work/Training
 

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Protection Training
 

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The training above took place at Dave McMahon's Dog Training Academy www.davemcmahon.ca.

Training featured Mike Testa and Zulu from www.guardianskennels.com.


Scent Work Videos

The training above took place at Dave McMahon's Dog Training Academy www.davemcmahon.ca.


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Mike Testa and Nick with Jack just before protection training.
    K9 Trainer Nick Howchuk and Dave McMahon at Dave McMahon's Dog Training Academy Niagara Falls Ontario.
 

Nick specializes in aggression problems with dogs.
  
CHARLIE
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I adopted Charlie from the Humane Society in October of 2012. Charlie was a stray that they picked up and had for adoption. Soon after, I found out that he had some aggression issues. Walking Charlie was more of a chore than an enjoyment. Charlie would lunge at bike, strollers, people walking, motorcycles, basically anything that moved. However, he was really bad with other dogs. Charlie has seen 2 other trainers previously with me and although they helped with the obedience, they were unable to have success with his aggression. I found Nick's website and sent him an email. Since working with Nick, Charlie no longer has issues with bikes, people walking, strollers, etc. We are still currently working on the issue with other dogs, however he is coming along great. Just the other day, we were able to have Charlie walk side by side with a German Sheppard with Nick's assistance and I've never been more proud of him. The difference in Charlie is amazing and I never thought it would happen. Charlie is happier, and more relaxed now. I am forever grateful. I was almost to the point of giving up on Charlie and accepting that this is how it was going to be, but Nick showed me he is capable of this and I will continue to work with Charlie. I would recommend (and already have) Nick to all my friends and family currently looking for a trainer. Nick takes the time to tell you WHY your dog is doing what they are doing instead of just telling you how to correct it. A lot of it seems like common sense, but I never realized it or thought of it until he said it. Thank you so much Nick! I have gained the confidence and skills to deal with Charlie thanks to you.

Amanda and Charlie Bear
 


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Please call for Details (519) 991-8905


Jack

 
 
Our newest K9 Member born just
outside of Berlin, Germany
April 20, 2010
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February 2013

I just wanted to share an update on how our dog Tyson has been doing since having the pleasure of training with Nick from K9 Development.

tyson_update2.jpg (61265 bytes)I has been about 2 years since Tyson since Nick worked with myself and Tyson.

He learned all the basic commands but more importantly Nick taught us about Dog Psychology and the fact that training a dog goes beyond the standard commands of sit, stay and come.

Dogs see the world totally differently than we humans do and Nick showed us this and so much more.

For example treat training does not happen in the dog world nor do they communicate with clickers, the adapt and are very very smart and learn to follow these forms of training but even with sit, stay and come that is human psychology not dog psychology.

Dogs do not understand the true meaning of the world sit, what they understand is the tone and inflection in our voice and our body language that teaches them to sit.

Dogs are also instinctual beings while humans think on an intellectual level.

We learned so much and have also taught Tyson all of the basic commands.

To this day every time were out for a walk we go over what Nick has taught us and Tyson's social life with and around people has improved beyond my wildest dreams.

People love him and are not afraid of him and express what a well trained and behaved dog he is.

We walk everywhere together not just isolated areas we go where we met hundreds of people on a weekly basis and he is exposed to all kinds of environments and situations on a daily basis.

I have been know to be thick skinned and sensitive to things in life but knowing where Tyson was before we met Nick and where he is now and seeing how happy he is almost brings tears to my eyes.

He can still get a bit anxious around other dogs but that is because of the dreadful life he was exposed to as a young dog He walks on a leash at all times but he is so good and well behaved around people and he loves people and people love him and we have Nick to thank for all that.

Best wishes to you always Nick keep in touch and thank you for all you have done for not only Tyson but myself as well.

I m so proud that people can read about my special rescue dog Tyson and Lilly and hopefully people will see that these can be wonderful dogs to own , all they need is the right owner to give them the proper care and love and training and they will give it back a hundred times over.

Take Care Nick and keep up the great work we would recommend you to everyone who needs training for there dog.

Thanks,
Mike B
 
Featured Testimonials

Hi Nick: We can’t thank you enough for the training Hunter recently received. He is so much more in control (as are we) and it is no longer a “chore” to walk him. We could never have accomplished this level of obedience without your expertise and guidance. He’s a happy puppy and we are happy dog owners once again. If you ever need a client recommendation, please do not hesitate to have anyone contact us. Keep in touch and please feel free to drop by any time. Give Jack and Harley a big hug from us. Carolyn & Bud

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Hi Nick, Just wanted to thank you so much for all your help with Jake. I am very satisfied with the results, the techniques you used, and how patient you were really shows your love and care for dogs.

I would be happy to recommend you to anyone looking for a great trainer.

Thanks again,
Kim

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