Dog Sports - Tecla's K-9 Academy
Our training program offers a number of DogSports including Rally, Nosework, and Agility. TK-9 DogSport classes were developed not only to teach and enhance excellent foundational skills, but also to maintain a fun atmosphere for handlers and their dogs to learn in. We have found that our clients enjoy this journey with their dogs greatly, and often surpass their own expectations for the work and bond they can achieve as a team. We call this the TK-9 difference, and we invite you and your dog to give it a try!
Taking a dogsport class at TK-9 gives clients the opportunity and tools to:
1. Develop a deeper bond with your dog
2. Stay intentional about training in a way that is fun
3. Give your dog a job that will challenge him both mentally and physically
4. Build your dog’s confidence
5. Enjoy the friendship of other handler-dog teams at TK-9
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. See some of her amazing accomplishments below!