Innovative K9 Academy

Innovative K9 Academy Innovative K9 Academy is a professional dog training company that specializes in boot camp dog train When I was 10 years old, I got my first personal dog.
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Dog Training is Our Passion

We are active dog competitors who love training and spending time with our dogs. We actively train and compete in different dog sports and activities. We have helped many people create a stronger bond through obedience training and our reward-based system. Our dog trainers have obtained their dog training skills by apprenticing under our Head Trainer, David Broderick,

and attending the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers. David works closely with our trainers to ensure quality of training and efficiency. David also makes sure that each dog gets the best training possible and achieves the highest level of obedience we demand. We are continuously keeping our education and skills up to date by attending seminars, training clubs, competitions, the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers, and our daily training with our customers! We believe there is no better way to be the best than to continue with education and training through helping our customers with their dogs’ daily problems. David Broderick – Head Dog Trainer

Dog TrainingI have had dogs my entire life growing up. She was a beautiful German Shepherd. Sadly, after about 2 years she had gotten extremely aggressive to the point that she had attacked numerous dogs, killed many chickens and was a nightmare to take anywhere. I decided I wanted to train her and get rid of her aggression. I found a great dog trainer and started training with him. After a few sessions I saw great improvements and I was hooked! I continued working with my trainer and soon started training other dogs for him. I continued working with him until I was 17. During that time I showed dogs in AKC Obedience and Confirmation. I continued training my own personal dogs along with anyone else that asked. In 2009, I found Michael Ellis and started studying his system. It was the best training I had ever seen. I loved how happy the dogs were, how well they obeyed and how fast they learned. Shortly after I graduated from his school, the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers. I am an active dog trainer and competitor in numerous dog sports. In 2015 I represented USA at the World Championships for Mondioring. I also actively compete in trials and competitions all around the country. In 2014, I took 4th place at the National Championship with a High in Obedience. I have achieved High-in-Trial, High-in-Obedience and High-in-Protection awards. I am a member of the International Association of Canine Professionals. I am a Board of Director member and decoy for the United States Mondioring Association. I am Evaluator for the AKC Good Canine Citizen. Our Dogs

Idole du Loups du Soleil MR3, BH, CGC
Idole is our main demo dog here at Innovative K9 Academy. She is trained fully in our training system and can be handled by just about anyone. She loves food and toys and will train for either. She is our resident puppy socializer and is also great for adults that need socialization skills. Idole is the best all-around dog I have ever seen. She is great with new people, dogs, other animals and kids. She is obedient almost to a fault and always wants to do right. She is trained in a protection sport called Mondioring, which encompasses obedience, scent work, jumping and bite work. Click here to check her out in our videos!! Quick du Loups du Soleil
Quick is one of David’s upcoming competition dogs. He is still a young puppy but is showing great potential. He is a very social and stable young male with lots of confidence in everything. He is painfully food motivated and can’t ever get enough food. He is great with new people, kids, dogs and other animals. He will be trained in IPO. We can’t wait to see him start competing, as he is very flashy in his obedience and fun to watch.

🆘We need help naming our new puppy!🆘We just got this cute little girl and would love some help picking a name. Bonus poi...
02/04/2024

🆘We need help naming our new puppy!🆘
We just got this cute little girl and would love some help picking a name. Bonus points if the name starts with the letter "U".
Thank you! 🙌🙌

Where does your dog sit on the BCS scale?
01/25/2024

Where does your dog sit on the BCS scale?

Over Christmas a client left their dog with us for boarding for the holidays and never picked her up... 😞😞 We have reach...
01/17/2024

Over Christmas a client left their dog with us for boarding for the holidays and never picked her up... 😞😞 We have reached out over and over and the emergency contact we had for them said they can't keep her. 😭 So Meet Maya. She is a 4 year old spayed Husky. She is social with people and most dogs. She can get over excited if a dog is going nuts behind a fence. She is quite calm for a Husky and doesn't have the desire to bolt and never see you again. She has been fully off leash trained by us, although it was 3 years ago she still does everything quite well. We'd love to help her find a new home so that she doesn't goto a shelter.
⚠️⚠️If you know anyone that is looking for a dog, will keep up with her training, and give her an amazing life... Please send this to them, tag them in the comments etc. Also please share this around on your stories etc. Please help us find a great home for Maya.

❓❓Which picture is your favorite? 1-10? These are some of my favorite pics of Idole competing at the Mondioring World Ch...
01/17/2024

❓❓Which picture is your favorite? 1-10? These are some of my favorite pics of Idole competing at the Mondioring World Championship in Belgium. ❓❓
I have had a number of people ask where Idole is from. She is from one of the top Malinois Kennels in the country called Loups du Soleil. Her breeder is my good friend Michael Ellis. Michael is also my mentor and the person I studied under before starting this dog training company. He runs a very prestigious school in California called the Michael Ellis School for Dog Trainers.


Photos by the incredible Heather Ratynksi

My view last night was amazing. We are so blessed to live in a beautiful location surrounded by mountains 😍😍😍
01/16/2024

My view last night was amazing. We are so blessed to live in a beautiful location surrounded by mountains 😍😍😍

Happy 12th Birthday to the best dog I have had the pleasure of learning from. Idole has taught me more in the past 12 ye...
01/12/2024

Happy 12th Birthday to the best dog I have had the pleasure of learning from. Idole has taught me more in the past 12 years than I ever imagined. She has been the best friend to DJ his entire life. Sleeping in his room, playing any game DJ could think up along the way and loved every minute of it. She is the most patient dog with everyone she meets.
She has helped me train thousands of pet dogs with her calm demeanor and confidence. She has helped socialize countless nervous dogs, helping bring them out of their shell.
She pulled me along and picked up my slack as we competed in a sport I had never done. Mondioring is one of the most difficult sports in the world. Everything changes from trial to trial. You need a dog that is extremely smart, adapts easy to change and has a huge heart. She flew through the lower levels of the sport with excellent scores and went on to win the National Championship at the highest level and taking 2nd Place and the World Championship in Belgium against 50 of the best dogs in the world.
She has been the best companion I could ever ask for and I'm so blessed to have her in my life.
I love you Idole! My heart dog.

This makes my day! 🙌 This was a response to the question about breeds we got from a follower. Training can be a huge fac...
01/11/2024

This makes my day! 🙌 This was a response to the question about breeds we got from a follower. Training can be a huge factor in how your dog turns out. Especially when it comes to being able to relax in the house. But as I've said before not all training is equal. Even when it comes to Board and Train Programs, just because it is expensive doesn't mean it's quality.
Wilson did our In Home option to get exposed to my house cats and be able to work around them more. By the end Wilson and Simba(one of my cats) were amazing together. Simba would play with Wilson's fluffy tail and they were so cute. However, transferring that to their house and their cats took consistency and work. But Wilson and his family now had the skills to work through those issues and 💥💥BOOM now everyone is able to enjoy their life!

Here is a question from our Q&A story. I have a number of my favorites but I'd love to hear your answers to this. What a...
01/09/2024

Here is a question from our Q&A story. I have a number of my favorites but I'd love to hear your answers to this. What are your favorite family dogs?

Merry Christmas to you and your furry family members. We hope everyone had an amazing day with loved ones. 🎄🎄🎄 Love you ...
12/26/2023

Merry Christmas to you and your furry family members. We hope everyone had an amazing day with loved ones. 🎄🎄🎄 Love you guys!

Separation Anxiety is one of the most common behavioral issues we see today. Comment below if your dog has separation an...
12/20/2023

Separation Anxiety is one of the most common behavioral issues we see today. Comment below if your dog has separation anxiety.

12/13/2023
A few additional tips. Don't free feed your puppy. This will make it extremely difficult to get them on a good potty sch...
12/07/2023

A few additional tips. Don't free feed your puppy. This will make it extremely difficult to get them on a good potty schedule. This goes along with the info in tip 4.
Keep them on a leash when in the house. This will help minimize accidents and learning destructive behaviors. If you can't watch your puppy use their crate. This is a huge safety risk as well. I can't remember how many times I have heard about puppies swallowing something harmful when not supervised and then needing surgery. With some dogs this can even become a strong habit and happen over and over.

12/03/2023
Our boarding and refresher boarding spots are almost full for the holidays. Don't wait! Contact us or login to your acco...
12/02/2023

Our boarding and refresher boarding spots are almost full for the holidays. Don't wait! Contact us or login to your account to book your pets stay.

Annihilator update! Just had his 2 week checkup after surgery and everything is looking great. Dr Bagley said the leg al...
11/30/2023

Annihilator update! Just had his 2 week checkup after surgery and everything is looking great. Dr Bagley said the leg already feels very strong and secure. We can start doing more exercise now. Because of his energy level the last two weeks have basically been just out to potty and back in the house. For the next 6 weeks it will be adding more and more exercise and just avoiding quick explosive movements. I'll continue to use ice and laser treatments daily as well.
Fingers crossed for a full recovery to get him back to doing what he lives for...

Every dog should have a rock solid recall. Here are some tips to help get a faster and more reliable recall. If you have...
11/30/2023

Every dog should have a rock solid recall. Here are some tips to help get a faster and more reliable recall. If you have questions comment below or DM us.

Has anyone done laser treatments on their dog before? I just started laser treatments on Annihilator's leg with this sle...
11/21/2023

Has anyone done laser treatments on their dog before? I just started laser treatments on Annihilator's leg with this sleeve that allows you to target the whole leg.
If you have tried laser treatment on your dog, did you notice a difference?

Just in time for Thanksgiving! Annihilator decided he wanted to be a plucked turkey. Annihilator tore his CCL (similar t...
11/18/2023

Just in time for Thanksgiving! Annihilator decided he wanted to be a plucked turkey. Annihilator tore his CCL (similar to an ACL in humans) as well as his meniscus. I can't imagine trying to manage a dog through the recovery of this injury without training. Dogs should sleep roughly 16 hours a day. He takes advantage of that to the max! But there are a lot of dogs that pace all day while their family is gone. There are a lot of dogs that can't lay down and relax. There are a lot of dogs that hate the crate or have major anxiety in a crate. In 27 years of owning dogs this is only the second injury I have had with my dogs that resulted in 100% management. I am so thankful my dogs love their crate. They have no problem sleeping on the bed or couch all day long. I am constantly recommend crate training and this is why. It doesn't matter their age. My oldest dog (Idole) is almost 12. She still goes in her crate for meal time and loves her crate. Ikar is 10, he loves his crate.

This is a reminder to crate train your dog and keep them conditioned to the crate.
If you have any questions about crate training feel free to comment below or DM us.

Follow up group class this Saturday 11/18This is for any dog that has been through our training. DM or comment below to ...
11/14/2023

Follow up group class this Saturday 11/18
This is for any dog that has been through our training. DM or comment below to RSVP!

☀️ Happy Monday from Asher & Boone ☀️•••••••
10/17/2023

☀️ Happy Monday from Asher & Boone ☀️







We are so proud of Luna and Riley. When they were dropped off they couldn’t be near each other, now here they are at the...
10/03/2023

We are so proud of Luna and Riley. When they were dropped off they couldn’t be near each other, now here they are at the park double heeling. Their relationship has come such along way! Helping them be comfortable and confident around each other has been so rewarding! We are so proud of these two and what they have accomplished so far! 🎉👏






The cutest pumpkins in the patch 🎃👻•Ali, Arlo, & Phantom •••••••
09/30/2023

The cutest pumpkins in the patch 🎃👻

Ali, Arlo, & Phantom







Field trips are such a fun part of the training program! The cutest group ever went out to lunch with us! •••••         ...
09/16/2023

Field trips are such a fun part of the training program! The cutest group ever went out to lunch with us!





Follow-up Group Class this Saturday (8/26) morning. Comment below or DM to RSVP!
08/24/2023

Follow-up Group Class this Saturday (8/26) morning. Comment below or DM to RSVP!

Share your experience below if training your dog helped you have a better relationship with your dog or helped them live...
08/20/2023

Share your experience below if training your dog helped you have a better relationship with your dog or helped them live a better life!

This is what I see every morning when I wake Aspen up... Aladdin waiting for her to wake up... With her bed covered in the books she read before falling asleep and her horses/dolls. 😂😂

Yes!... Our dogs sleep on our beds, they get on our couches, they go through doors before us and we give them human food for snacks... But these are all earned privileges. Just like when raising kids, privileges are earned and can be taken away. But this is the goal of having a well trained dog. Have a high level of obedience when you need it but to let them be dogs and enjoy them. One misconception we hear a lot is that training your dog will take away their personality and turn them into a robot. That isn't what we want for our dogs and doesn't sound fun for the dog or family. Good training should help bring out their confidence and personality more. It should give your dog the freedom to be off-leash and enjoy adventures.

Board and Train Follow-Up Group Class this Saturday in SLC. If you have ever trained with us and have not been to one of...
08/01/2023

Board and Train Follow-Up Group Class this Saturday in SLC. If you have ever trained with us and have not been to one of these classes, please come out! These classes will take you and your dog to a completely different level!
Comment below or DM to RSVP. Due to the heat we have changed the times a bit so contact me for time schedule.

Louie was a blast to work with 🙌🙌
06/01/2023

Louie was a blast to work with 🙌🙌

💥Graduate Follow-Up Group Class💥We'll be meeting this Saturday at Liberty Park in SLC for another class! Comment below o...
05/31/2023

💥Graduate Follow-Up Group Class💥
We'll be meeting this Saturday at Liberty Park in SLC for another class! Comment below or DM to RSVP.
This is for any dog that has ever been through our training. Whether you want to keep everything sharp or get an opportunity to work around other dogs and distractions, we'd love to see you!

We love Apollo!
05/28/2023

We love Apollo!

⚠️Graduate Follow-Up Group Class⚠️Have you ever trained your dog with us? Come join our follow-up class and fine tune al...
05/26/2023

⚠️Graduate Follow-Up Group Class⚠️
Have you ever trained your dog with us? Come join our follow-up class and fine tune all of the skills they learned with us and have fun learning new ones!
Saturday at Liberty Park in Salt Lake City!
If your dog is struggling with anything we'd love to help!
Comment below or DM to RSVP

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1889 S Redwood Road
Salt Lake City, UT
84104

Opening Hours

Monday 7am - 7pm
Tuesday 7am - 7pm
Wednesday 7am - 7pm
Thursday 7am - 7pm
Friday 7am - 7pm
Saturday 7am - 7pm

Telephone

(385) 321-9002

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