Frequently Asked Questions

How is WTK9 different?

Frequently Asked Questions I have tried trainers in the past. How are you different? All trainers and training programs are not created equal. Over the years we have tried many different training approaches and training environments. By doing this we have been able to...

What does a day in the life at West Tennessee K9 look like?

Frequently Asked Questions What does a day in the life at West Tennessee K9 look like? Every dog is housed indoors, in a private run. These runs are approximately  4’Wx9’Lx6’H. They are heated and cooled, around the clock. Your pup is let outside every couple of...

Welcome to Board and Train

Resources Download the Welcome Letter by Clicking the Link: West Tennessee K9 Welcome Letter facebook Youtube Hello, and thank you for choosing West Tennessee K9, for your board and train. Here are just a few things to know about your upcoming training. Board and...

Is There a Guarantee?

Frequently Asked Questions What if the training doesn’t work? Is there a guarantee? There are so many variables involved to create a well balanced, calm, obedient dog that it would be unethical for us to offer a 100% training guarantee. We do however go to great...

Who will work with my dog?

Frequently Asked Questions Who will work with my dog? Terry personally handles each and every dog that comes through the door. From time to time, a shadow student will work with your dog, however, this student will always be supervised. Our top-notch kennel staff will...

Will I get to see my dog?

Frequently Asked Questions Will I get to see my dog? A large part of the training philosophy is, what I call, Immersion. It is important that we can control every aspect of your pup’s life while they are with us. If you think about it, relative to your pup’s life...

Do we use treats?

Frequently Asked Questions Do we use treats? YES!!! 98% of the training is reward based. If you use nothing but correction and discipline the dogs will work only out of fear of correction. Always in fear is no way for anyone or anything to live. We want the dogs to be...

Why Prong Collars?

Frequently Asked Questions Why Prong Collars? Prong collars are a very good training tool and if used properly do not harm the dog. If you have ever walked a hard puller on a leash you know how hard it is to correct. The amount of force you have to use on their necks...

Why Ecollars?

Frequently Asked Questions Why Ecollars? An Ecollar is just another tool in the training toolbox. You absolutely do not need to have an Ecollar to train your dog. The basic way the collars are used is very low level stim that feels like a tickle on your dog’s neck....