Thank you for contacting the Innovative Sport Dog Community ! The world of dog training is constantly evolving, innovating, and progressing forward. And as so, it is our responsibility, our duty, as trainers to constantly push the boundaries of what is and can be in this amazing world we are fortunate to exist in.
Based in Tenino Washington the Innovative Sport Dog Community (ISDC) embodies this philosophy, this lifestyle.
It is our mission and desire to share with the world the most innovative and Scientifically Progressive Information and Education relative to understanding and working with our dogs. Our Relationship Based Motivational Training System is the best training system available today.
The ISDC is voted Best Dog Training Facility in WA in 2017 and 2018! We are BBB accredited with a A+ Rating.
We offer obedience training to suit any dog and handler. Our programs are developed by world renowned behaviorist Bart de Gols and are tailored to each individual dog and handler. The ISDC can help you take your dog training to the next level!
Read more about our innovative Relationship Based Philosophy here: http://www.isdck9.com/what-we-do
We offer solutions for any problem and offer varies Different Training options from group classes in the weekends, Private Training Sessions, Training packages( http://www.isdck9.com/training-packages/ ) to Board and Train solutions (http://www.isdck9.com/board-and-train-programs/ )and anything in between.
Check our page on Facebook https://www.facebook.com/ISDCK9/ Also Feel Free to reach out to us by phone 360-489-6162 ext 4.
Our CEO's Motto "No one has a right to consume the happiness of his dog on the training field without producing it. Training is a serious business but don’t forget to be happy in what you are doing, be consistent in your training, body language. Be focussed, serious and deticated but sometimes, Just play. Have fun. Enjoy the game." — Bart de Gols
Where do I begin? I was not a member of yelp until after Bart took care of our 3 month old Boarder Collie. My family and I were so impressed with his service I wanted to give him a well deserved rating. So, I signed up and here we go. While on a ten day vacation our biggest concern was who would care for and keep our new family member. We wanted her to get good one on one attention and stay on the same plan that we had set. After visiting 3-4 other boarding kennels in the Olympia area I made one last call to Bart De Gols. After our conversation I felt it would be worth the 45 min drive drive to his home. Upon my arrival, I found his home to be very clean and welcoming to me and our Boarder Collie. Bart is extremely knowledgable and he shares his insights about your animal with a respect to you and your dogs happiness in mind. While we were away our puppy was treated better than we expected. Infact, we were hopping she would still want to come home with us when we returned. It made for a worry free trip when we would recieve pictures of our BC playing in the yard. The updates of the adventures she embarked on brought smiles to the whole family. We feel lucky to have found Bart and we plan to set up more times in the future for Bart to watch and train our dog. More...
We have two Rhodesian Ridgebacks, a 6 year old female (Copper) and a 4 year old male (Lincoln) that were in need of training. Lincoln had developed a barking issue and was wild on walks. In fact, I think it's safe to say the household was a bit out of control. This started when my husband left for a job abroad about 6 months beforehand. Upon deciding to join my husband in Saudi Arabia from California we concluded that I couldn't transport two wild dogs and that I needed to get the situation under control. I was lucky enough to find Bart to help. Bart has an incredible sense of animal behavior. In fact, within about 30 seconds of meeting our two dogs he nailed the issue (in a nut shell: older female, Copper, was a bully and younger male, Lincoln, was extremely insecure). I explained that I would be joining my husband in Saudi Arabia in less than 5 weeks. Bart took on the challenge and we began an intensive training program to rehabilitate our insecure male (and to show our female that she wasn't the boss anymore!).Training included trust building exercises in various settings including trips to the mall. This was good for exposing both dogs to new spaces and a diverse group of people. By the secondsession the dogs were going up and down the escalators and riding the elevator too. Bart also exposed our dogs to his very cool K9, Rox, and a few other German Shepards. We went from an initial meeting where my dogs went into a "red zone" of barking and growling to a final session of my dogs enjoying their time around other dogs. It was truly an amazing transformation! Bart was always punctual, responsive, and encouraging. You can tell he loves his job and is passionate about his work. I would wholeheartedly recommend his services.Bart, you did an exceptional job I cannot thank you enough!!!!!!! More...
Liking these guys!I don't throw out 5 Stars for nothing. A business has to really impress me and I am not easily impressed. Read my other reviews and see. Protection Dog/Police Dog/Schutzhund/Service Dog training is a fine art. A lot of people SAY they can do this, (and a few even have their own TV shows... lol) but not many are truly effective. The folks at Woof K9 actually do get results. I have seen it with my own eyes.The proprietor has a Ph.D. in animal behavior and is the trainer for several local police agencies. I have seen his work on display at the schutzhund contests and the dogs he works with tend to score higher than average. He does right by us and our puppy.For anyone considering protection training, you need to know that it isn't cheap and it isn't (usually) fast. No matter who you use, it will not come cheap. Woof K9's prices are reasonable relative to the competition. He isn't the cheapest, but we get good value and get good results.Go see the dogs he has trained at the trials some time and then judge for yourself.Bottom Line: 5 Stars More...