FAQs

 

 

Are we the right trainer for you?

We are balanced trainers (we use YES and NO and find ways to motivate the dog to do what we want and what we don't want) and very different from other trainers.  What we offer is  truly unique because we break through the walls that are keeping you from living the best life with your dog and then we coach you and rebuild from the ground up together.  Our training is intense and life changing.  Working with FK9 means you have to bring as much to the table as we do.. When you enter your dog for a Board & Train with Funtastic K9, we create a partnership and we expect you to do your best work.  You have to be willing to work hard and be committed to make the changes in your life that need to be made.  If you think you're ready to go the distance with your dog, then we might be a good match.

Who will be working with my dog?

Lise and Mailee are the experts and they will handle and divide training between all dogs. 

Do we use treats to train dogs?

Rarely. Our training approach is mainly relationship-based. Our dogs work for us, not for a food morsel. Although we may use the dog's daily kibbles to reward and reinforce wanted behaviors, food is eventually phased-out of training.  

What training tools do you use? 

Our main training & communication tools are the prong collar, the e-collar and a 4 foot leash. 

Why do you use prong collars?

We use prong collars because we find them to be the best tool to connect and communicate with your dog. The prong collar allows us to break through and effortlessly communicate with your dog, creating a different state of mind and a highly responsive dog. When fitted and used properly, a prong collar is designed to have even pressure all the way around your dogs neck so that the dog will not gag and choke itself and not causing any physical harm to the dog.  They have been proven to be the most humane and safest tools available.

Why do you use remote collars?

Modern remote collar training is the most effective, most reliable, most humane and most transformational training tool available today. The E-collar will give your dog the freedom it deserves. We use the E-Collar at the lowest level that the dog can feel, which helps reduce the stress level of the dog while in training. The remote collar we use is very similar to something chiropractors and doctors use in modern medicine known as a TENS unit, a device to stimulate the nerves for therapeutic purposes. It is also the best training tool to clearly communicate with our dogs from 2 feet to 1/2 a mile away.

Can you guarantee lifetime results with your board & train program?

We can guarantee that we will do our very best to give you the results that you have asked for. We can promise you that we will give you back a better behaved dog. We promise that we will give you all support needed to coach you and apply the new training to your dog. We love you and your dog and want to see you succeed.
But if you do not follow our ‘go home’ instructions or choose to do things differently at home, we cannot guarantee that your dog will not revert back when he is back home with you. There are so many variables that are beyond our control, therefore, it is unethical for us to offer guarantee lifetime results.
With that said, please be assured that if anything happens, we do offer lifetime support to help you and your dog get back on track.

Can I visit my dog during its board and train program? 

We know you miss your dog but unfortunately, we do not allow visits during your dog's training. The reason why is that your dog came to us for rehabilitation. A visit might hinder and set the dog back. We post daily videos on the dog's progress on our Facebook Business page.