Scheurman's K9 Academy



Scheurman's K9 Academy for Dog Training is located in Jacksonville Florida. We are proud to offer dog training to Jacksonville Fl. (Duval County Florida), plus the surrounding areas. We offer pick up service at Jacksonville International airport, for out of state residents who wish to send their dogs to our board and train programs (Doggie Boot Camp).

Wallace Scheurman is a Certified Master Dog Trainer, as well as an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator. Scheurman's K9 Academy also offers the American Kennel Club Puppy Star Obedience Course, as well as the American Kennel Club Community Canine Good Citizen, and American Kennel Club Urban Canine Good Citizen which is the advanced levels of the AKC’s Canine Good Citizen Program. With over 45 years of experience training dogs for law enforcement, arson detection, search and rescue, cadaver recovery, as well as training civilians in the areas of competition obedience, correcting aggression issues, problem solving, and all aspects of obedience training.

Scheurman's K9 Academy was established in 1988, and moved to Florida in 1992. Wallace Scheurman's career started when he received his first dog, a Doberman in 1973 while he was in the United States Marine Corps.

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Scheurman’s K9 Academy offers dog training for ALL BREEDS and ALL AGES in Group classes, Private lesson format, and Board and Trains often referred to as Doggie Boot Camp, for Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Competition Obedience for both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club in Novice, Open, Utility and Rally.  Scheurman's K9 Academy also offers dog training in Personal Protection, Therapy Dogs, Service Dogs as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act,  Search and Rescue, Cadaver Recovery, Schutzhund, KNPV, NVBK, French Ring. We further offer Canine First Aid and CPR classes, using our canine manikin, Scruffy.


Scheurman’s K9 Academy offers training programs to security, and law enforcement to include Narcotics Interdiction Dogs, Building Search Dogs, Perpetrator Apprehension Dogs, Officer Protection Dogs, Explosive Detection Dogs (Bomb), Accelerant Detection Dogs (arson), Riot Control Dogs, Prisoner Escort dogs, Cell Phone Detection Dogs, and Patrol Dogs, plus other areas of interest to law enforcement.


Scheurman’s K9 Academy also offers Behavioral Problem Solving through Obedience Training, such as aggression to include dominance aggression, sexual aggression, possession aggression, fear aggression, food aggression, territorial aggression, animal aggression and combinations of these behaviors. Scheurman's K9 Academy of dog training also covers digging, barking, jumping on people, destructive behavior, counter surfing, house training, and most any behavior that is distressful for the owner, we can't stop a dog from being a dog, but we can make him or her easy to live with.

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Scheurman’s K9 Academy teaches and use the compulsive dog training methods. These methods are similar to methods used by trainers like Caser Milano, Tom Rose, William Koehler, Captain Haggerty, Barbara Woodhouse, and other great trainers.


Scheurman’s K9 Academy uses a combination of proven training methods, as well as canine psychology to ensure that your dog is trained with the least amount of force, and the highest amount of praise. We at Scheurman’s K9 Academy know it is necessary to look at the total relationship between the owner and the dog. Scheurman’s K9 Academy has made the same commitment to every student, to help our students achieve realistic goals, for themselves and their canine partner.

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Scheurman’s K9 Academy training programs are designed to give the dog owners real control over their dogs, and thereby making day to day interactions more enjoyable for both the dogs and their human families. It is based on pack theories, mutual respect, and leadership. It is not based on bribes or begging your dog to do something. While Scheurman’s K9 Academy do use positive reinforcement to teach certain behaviors, Scheurman’s K9 Academy always proofs the dog with compulsion.

Scheurman’s K9 Academy teaches one command one action. You may only have the ability (time) to issue one and only one command to your dog, which is a matter of life and death. Your dog starts running for an open gate, in to a busy roadway, you may only get one chance to save his life, and you may not have a treat to bribe him with. This is when compulsive training is needed, this is when your dog needs a leader, and this is when you wished you had real control.

Compare Scheurman's K9 Academy to other dog trainers in Jacksonville Fl. Scheurman’s K9 Academy have two CERTIFIED MASTER DOG TRAINERS, and two American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizens Evaluators on staff. Take time to view the photos, and video files on this web site, these are actual students, working their dogs. While I'm always happy to demonstrate my personal abilities, and my dogs training to anyone. It is not about what I can do with my dogs, but what I can teach my human students and you to do with your dog.

Another thing you will notice is our pricing policy. Scheurman’s K9 Academy doesn't believe in "call for price" our competition believes in. Scheurman’s K9 Academy lists the price for every civilian program we run, bottom line you know what it will cost BEFORE you invest your time. Nothing like spending your valuable time, finding a dog trainer, reading their web site, only to find out that you have to call them to find out how much it will cost. When you do call them, no answer, or having to deal with a sales pitch. When potential students call Scheurman's K9 Academy, they know the cost, and can focus on their questions, to see if we are going to meet their needs and expectations.

Scheurman's K9 Academy for dog training, also has a Loyalty Bucks Program, in addition to our diversified intermediate payment options. Scheurman's K9 Academy also offers Discounts for active Military, Fire Fighters and Law Enforcement. Scheurman's K9 Academy for dog training even has a barter program, where you can turn unwanted items in to a trained dog, for little or no out of pocket cash . Scheurman's K9 Academy for dog training believes in the importance of dog training, that is why we have a various methods of payments. To include major credit cards, checks, and of course cash. Scheurman's K9 Academy for dog even allows you to pay on line.

Choosing a dog trainer, for you and your dog, is like choosing a college for your child. You have the Harvard's, and Yale's, to the Podunk school for kite building. Scheurman's K9 Academy like Harvard, and Yale, educates their students for a lifetime of success with their dogs.

I noticed reading my competitions web sites, they like to use words like pet, companions, family members and the like. Where Scheurman's K9 Academy uses dog, pack and team member. The reason is simple, that in order for a dog to function within a human society we must always remember the dog, is a different species. The humans that form the dog's pack, must strive to fulfill his or her needs as a dog. Yes dogs have needs, and they certainly have wants, but anthropomorphic thinking is not beneficial to the dog or to the symbiotic relationship dogs and humans strive share. While Scheurman’s K9 Academy may consider our dogs family members, we must resist treating them in ways they can't understand. Too many social disorders are created when we demand human behavior from a dog.  Besides Dog is God spelled backwards!

If you live in the real world, and desire a dog trained for the real world, you owe it to your dog to check out Scheurman’s K9 Academy, where you are always welcome to view a class before you sign up. Scheurman’s K9 Academy welcomes you to interview us and talk to our students.

Photographs on this page are current and or former students.

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