1. Developing a very deep bond between handler and dog
2. Staying intentional about training in a way that is fun
3. Giving your dog a job that he is craving which will challenge him mentally and physically
4. Building your dog’s confidence
5. Enjoying the friendship of the other handler-dog teams at Tecla’s K-9 Academy
Tecla Walton’s training background is deeply rooted in dogsport activities and she has expanded Tecla’s K-9 Academy course offerings in order to share her love of dogsport with Tecla’s K-9 Academy’s clients.
Our program of classes boasts a hearty selection of dog sports including Rally, Nosework, and Agility. Tecla’s K-9 Academy instructors have developed our dog sport classes from a perspective of teaching excellent foundational skills while maintaining a fun atmosphere for handlers and their dogs to learn. Our clients enjoy this journey with their dogs and many have gone out to compete, often times surpassing their own expectations. We call this the TK9 Difference and we invite you and your dog to give it a try!Check out our upcoming classes…
Small Group and Private Lesson Instruction
For those interested in Tracking, IPO (Schutzhund), or Competitive Obedience we offer private lessons or small group options coached specifically by Tecla Walton.
Tecla holds many High in Trial, High Tracking and High Obedience awards in IPO as well as many First Place finishes and High in Trial awards in AKC Obedience. She has done this with multiple dogs and is the only trainer in the metro Baltimore/DC area to High in Trial three different dogs in three different disciplines within an 18 month period of time: Penny (High in Trial in Nosework), Skye (High in Trial in AKC Obedience), Aries (High in Trial in IPO).
Tecla also holds multiple High Protection awards with her most recent dog Aries. Tecla’s K-9 Academy IPO protection group meets with decoy Todd Dunlap on Thursday evenings and Friday mornings. Todd is one of the most sought after protection decoys in the country (he is booked solid for seminars through 2017)!