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Training Packages


Our Custom K9 program is designed for those clients that want the experience of picking one of our puppies and selecting the training package that goes into developing the pup into the working K9 of their dreams. This program also offers what amounts to a financing option for your next fully trained protection dog.  Clients are able to select any or all of the below packages to put their new puppy through.  

A puppy is selected from one of our available pups or reserved from an upcoming litter.  We will assist you in making the selection as not all pups are born equal.  Depending on your personal needs, the necessary genetic temperament of your puppy may vary. As such, we will ensure you end up selecting a pup that best fits your personal needs and desires.
Once you have selected your puppy, you purchase the pup and he or she remains here for the next stage of training and development.

Each level of training takes a certain amount of 

time. Our training is billed on a per month 

basis, however bigger packages receive a certain discount on our per month charge. 
Once you have selected a package we progress your dog through our training levels.
The total for the training package you select is divided into monthly payments due at the beginning of each month.


PUPPY FOUNDATIONS TRAINING  – Training time 4 weeks
$2500+ taxes
Your puppy begins his or her training journey here at Shield K9.  Your pup undergoes extensive socialization and environmental exposure.  This is the same program we put our prospective Police K9 prospects through.
Your puppy also commences basic obedience and house training using primarily positive reinforcement to stimulate the pup’s interest and joy in learning. Basic Obedience commands including SIT, DOWN, STAY, PLACE, COME, KENNEL and Leash walking are addressed.
We also begin setting the foundation for protection work the pup will learn as he begins to mature and drive building.

Advanced Obedience / Protection Prep – Training time 14 weeks
$7000 + taxes
Your puppy now has basic puppy obedience and house training.  It’s time to take things farther and make your pup’s obedience more reliable.  We now begin fine tuning the pup’s understanding of the obedience. He now begins to become more reliable and capable in his work. In this stage we introduce the E COLLAR and commence OFF LEASH 

The pup’s drive also continues to be developed and foundation protection work continues. By the end of this stage, your pup now has more training and ability then most adult dogs ever have.

Freedom Training – Training time 4 months

$9000 + taxes

For details click the link FREEDOM TRAINING.

LEVEL I THREAT DETERRENT DOG – Training time 6 months
$13,000 including dog + taxes
In this package your dog goes through our FREEDOM TRAINING that stops people in their tracks as they can’t believe what they are seeing! 
Your pup now begins to learn protection work is more then a game, he is introduced to the concept of a real threat and how to engage and overcome the threat. Your pup learns how to use controlled aggression to win the fight. Our threat deterrent dogs are not trained to bite but to provide an active and physical deterrent to assaults, home invasions and robberies. 


LEVEL II FAMILY PROTECTION DOG – Training time 7 – 8 months
$15,000 including dog + taxes
In this package your dog goes through our FREEDOM TRAINING that stops people in their tracks as they can’t believe what they are seeing!
Your dog learns bitework fundamentals, aggression on command and the training to deter and engage in basic threat scenarios. The dog is socialized and prepared for life in the family home.

$20,000 including dog + taxes
In this portion of the training your dog is progressed to an advanced level of command and control. The dog is taught advanced fighting skills, how to deal with passive threats, advanced protection scenarios similar to what a Police K9 would learn and advanced tactical obedience.  Your dog is honed into a proficient working K9 that is capable of dealing with any threat scenario. This level of training is reserved only for puppies of the highest quality.

Your dog is not trained and ready to go home with you. It is now time for you to d anywhere from 1 to 5 sessions with a Shield K9 trainer to familiarize yourself with your new dog and ensure you understand how best to maintain the training and structure that has been instilled in your Custom K9 moving forward. We will be there with you every step of the way ensuring that you, your family and new dog have maximum success moving forward.  Delivery to your home is available for an extra cost.