Scheurman's K9 Academy located in the Sunshine State of Florida. We are proud to serve Jacksonville, Duval, Clay, Nassau, and Baker counties.
Wallace Scheurman is a Certified Master Dog Trainer, as well as an American Kennel Club Canine Good Citizen Evaluator.
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.
Scheurman’s K9 Academy offers dog training for ALL BREEDS and ALL AGES in Group classes, Private lesson format, for Basic Obedience, Intermediate Obedience, Competition Obedience for both the American Kennel Club and the United Kennel Club in Novice, Open, Utility and Rally. We also offer 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 to name a few.
We also offer Behavioral Problem Solving through Obedience Training, such as aggression(biting), digging, barking, jumping on people, to name a few.
We teach 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.
We use 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.
Our 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 we do use positive reinforcement to teach certain behaviors, we always proof the dog with compulsion.
We teach 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 Florida. We 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 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. We don't believe in "call for price" our competition believes in. We list 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.
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 we all 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. We welcome you to interview us and talk to our students.