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So many great takeaways from this weekend's art of teaching seminar with the  and the great Michael Ellis, not least of ...
10/23/2023

So many great takeaways from this weekend's art of teaching seminar with the and the great Michael Ellis, not least of which... belly rubs... not just for dogs. Who knew?

This was a very special and diverse bunch of very dedicated dog professionals who came together not only to learn and improve their craft but also were a great sounding board and a safe landing spot for each other to share ideas and grow. I was very blessed to get one of 8 working spots in this seminar of almost 60 pros. Running role playing scenarios and sharing lessons with a room full of top professionals is a bit daunting. But we all had great growth moments and stretched ourselves. Bringing these lessons home and improving what we are doing on a daily basis will have lasting impact at Audaxk9.

Introducing two dogs is all about making it a POSITIVE experience for BOTH dogs. ➡️ Moving too fast is not wise!🐕  Start...
10/19/2023

Introducing two dogs is all about making it a POSITIVE experience for BOTH dogs.

➡️ Moving too fast is not wise!

🐕 Starting by doing obedience near each other for food rewards. This will promote calm energy and positive emotions.

👃A quick sniffing of the other dog's back end 🐕 and then them calling away is healthy. We call the dog away to keep the encounter short, sweet, and positive.

📣 Short encounters that are positive are better than a long session that may stress a dog out.

🚶‍♀️Going for a walk together is also a good exercise when introducing new dogs. 👣

BIG NO'S:
🐽 Nose to Nose encounters‼️
- Dogs will take this as a challenge and are more likely to bristle or load into aggression.

🤪 Allowing one dog to bring a high level of energy.
➡️ This puppy initially wanted to jump on Delta, the uber calm Malinois. If that had been allowed, I would expect him to correct the puppy for her bad behavior. This would NOT be a good introduction.

🤔 Ask yourself, will this interaction build trust between the two dogs❓️❓️❓️

Need help introducing your a new dog to your home?

📅 Schedule a private lesson, and we will help you!

Relationship is paramount in training!And Hagrid, the Cane Corso, adores his human!  Need help developing this level of ...
10/09/2023

Relationship is paramount in training!

And Hagrid, the Cane Corso, adores his human!

Need help developing this level of engagement and relationship with your dog?

🐕 Let us help you take it to the next level.

It's a beautiful day!
10/07/2023

It's a beautiful day!

Virtual Punch Card Classes offer flexibility in your training journey!Tonight, the skills being worked on were long down...
10/05/2023

Virtual Punch Card Classes offer flexibility in your training journey!

Tonight, the skills being worked on were long downs and recall! From novice to advanced, we're all having fun and being stretched.

An important facet of dog training is to constantly be stretching ourselves and our dogs.

📣 Failure is a part of learning. 📣

If our dog's obedience is always perfect, then we've plateaued and are no longer learning, growing, or stretching. Let's continually strive to grow and do more!

Service Dog Life: Stella and Jo are working hard together while Mama gets her hair done. 🐕‍🦺Watching these two together ...
10/03/2023

Service Dog Life: Stella and Jo are working hard together while Mama gets her hair done. 🐕‍🦺

Watching these two together and seeing Jo's confidence and strength grow with his buddy by his side makes my Mama heart happy. ❤️

Saturday Successes! Penny is rocking her board and train stay under Christina's supervision! About a week in, and she's ...
09/30/2023

Saturday Successes!

Penny is rocking her board and train stay under Christina's supervision! About a week in, and she's already working in group classes, working around distractions and learning to tolerate other dogs.

Kaboom's ready to take a bite out of the weekend! Are you ready???
09/23/2023

Kaboom's ready to take a bite out of the weekend!

Are you ready???

The Course Calendar has been updated with class times for the next sessions.  Sorry for the inconvenience for those who ...
09/21/2023

The Course Calendar has been updated with class times for the next sessions. Sorry for the inconvenience for those who were trying to register before we got it fixed! We fixed the missing info and registration is now live. https://www.audaxk9.com/course-calendar

Maple Bar and her owner started training with us almost 2 years ago! Maple Bar has worked through our Basic and Intermed...
09/21/2023

Maple Bar and her owner started training with us almost 2 years ago!

Maple Bar has worked through our Basic and Intermediate courses a couple of times, and she always shines! 🌞

When she registered for our AKC Trick course, her hooman expressed her desires to have more fun with her dog and continue to learn with her dog.

📣 GUESS WHAT! At class this week, she declared her relationship with Maple Bar was so much stronger. The connection and teamwork is so much GREATER! 💜

🐕 Teaching our dogs tricks or some of the advanced concepts taught in our Intermediate and Advance courses are all about having fun with our dogs. There is no social pressure and no correction for failure. This gives our dog a greater willingness to TRY!

When our dog is in the learning stage of any new skill, we want them to be free to try. Free to problem solve.

➡️ No failures, only opportunities‼️

The Power of Place‼️Cultivating a bed or place behavior through positive reinforcement is a powerful tool. We use our be...
09/13/2023

The Power of Place‼️

Cultivating a bed or place behavior through positive reinforcement is a powerful tool.

We use our bed cue heavily to aid in the following:

➡️ Household Management

➡️ Learning Self Control

➡️ Positive place when working around other dogs. This is especially helpful for dogs who don't love other dogs.

➡️ Environmental cuing, like when someone rings the doorbell.

➡️ A Portable Place/Bed mat for outings like having coffee with a friend or flying with a service dog.

What is your favorite use of a Bed/ Place behavior???

Spending a lazy Sunday afternoon with Benedict. 🌟 Benedict vom Frankengold, fierce family protector 🌟
09/10/2023

Spending a lazy Sunday afternoon with Benedict.

🌟 Benedict vom Frankengold, fierce family protector 🌟

Our Punch Card Obedience classes are a favorite way to start the weekend! 💕 We love the variety of breeds and varied lev...
09/09/2023

Our Punch Card Obedience classes are a favorite way to start the weekend!

💕 We love the variety of breeds and varied levels of obedience skills of the dogs.

2007... just a few years ago, right?As I deep clean the house today, I found a box of photos. Right on top is this pictu...
09/07/2023

2007... just a few years ago, right?

As I deep clean the house today, I found a box of photos. Right on top is this picture of Mack, the best Saint Bernard ever. 🙌

Let's take a moment and remember those special dogs who are no longer with us but never forgotten.


Throwback Thursday! Our kids are an active part of all we do. You'll often see them playing in the woods during classes ...
09/07/2023

Throwback Thursday! Our kids are an active part of all we do. You'll often see them playing in the woods during classes or bringing our own pup to class. They love on your dogs when they stay with us.

One of my favorite moments are when a client pulls in for class or to check a dog in for a stay, and the kids get excited asking: "Is that George, Brutus, Storm, Gus, etc?"

Sadly, our kids keep growing up, but their hearts keep getting bigger.

These are our dog trainers in training. The biggest challenge we find with kids and dogs is the constant reminder that not all dogs are friendly. Not all dogs trust kids. Training our children about strnager dogs requires more consistent work than training them not to talk to strangers.

We snuck away for a little camping trip this summer. We always take a couple of our dogs. This year, we took Chakira and...
09/07/2023

We snuck away for a little camping trip this summer. We always take a couple of our dogs.

This year, we took Chakira and Stella. This allowed our 11 year old son to continue working with Stella, his new service dog.

Notice Chakira. Just shy of 11 years old. And she still never takes her eyes off of Jason.

This level of trust and devotion comes through consistency and paying your dog for the work.

Your dog is trusting you. Don't break their faith in you and your word.

Positive reinforcement will motivate your dog to work for you.

Meet Moose! He started out doing private lessons with his human and our talented trainer, Christina. They focused on bui...
09/06/2023

Meet Moose! He started out doing private lessons with his human and our talented trainer, Christina. They focused on building his confidence, decreasing nervous energy and reactivity, and helping him enjoy life better with some health boundaries and obedience.

Moose is currently staying with us for a short training stay and making tremendous progress. 💪

One of his owners initial concerns was how nervous Moose gets around big dogs. We'll he's around big dogs 24/7 this week and rocking his confident obedience.

A combination of private lessons, group classes, and board and train is often the best option for many dogs and owners to fully achieve their goals.

Jason & I met 16 years ago. We've been inseparable since. We've been married for 15 years, and we continue to learn more...
09/01/2023

Jason & I met 16 years ago. We've been inseparable since. We've been married for 15 years, and we continue to learn more about each other. Most importantly, we still have fun together.

We are passionate about dogs, community, connections, and lifelong learning.

Taking a little time as a family to connect, relax, and learn something new is a key to our peace and maintaining our passion for helping you achieve your goals as a dog handler and owner.

Our Summer Ladies Night Series is rockin' & rollin'. ➡️ These ladies are working SO hard and are attracting so much posi...
08/25/2023

Our Summer Ladies Night Series is rockin' & rollin'.

➡️ These ladies are working SO hard and are attracting so much positive attention from the community as they work their dogs.

💪 Raising a well-rounded dog that can go out in public and be well mannered takes work.
▪️Certain breeds are harder.
▪️Adolescent male dogs are harder

💯 Intention pays off!

📣 Be intentional and invested in your dog's success.

Healthy Play Habits! ➡️ Teaching a puppy how to play correctly is a crucial part of their learning. 🐕 We want our puppie...
08/18/2023

Healthy Play Habits!

➡️ Teaching a puppy how to play correctly is a crucial part of their learning.

🐕 We want our puppies to know how to play in a way that will allow us to use toys as rewards later in life.

🚫 We don't want our puppies play to include putting their mouth on us.

✋️ Rough housing with our puppies and dogs should never include them putting their mouth on us.

✔️Use a toy instead of you!

‼️ Stop playing if they put their teeth on you, even if it's an accident.

➡️ Remember the pattern: tug, tug win. Your puppy needs to feel gratification by winning the toy!

💯 Keep your pup on leash and use their flat collar when they are learning how to play.

🎣 Use the leash like a fishing pole and reel your pup back in while they are still holding the toy.

🚫 DON'T take the toy from them.

👍Instead, start the game over again. Gently grab the toy and tug, tug, puppy win! 🏆 This will motivate your puppy to bring the toy back to you in the future.

Watch Jason teach our kiddo how to play with our pups on YouTube!
https://youtu.be/IhPhCII6Bso

We love Belgian Malinios but they are definitely not for everyone.
08/18/2023

We love Belgian Malinios but they are definitely not for everyone.

Ladies Night kicked off Thursday. The dogs all did so well working in new places around new dogs and new distractions. I...
07/29/2023

Ladies Night kicked off Thursday. The dogs all did so well working in new places around new dogs and new distractions.

I am so proud of these ladies and their hard work.

Ladies Night Out starts tomorrow evening!2 spots available in our 6 PM hour! You still have time to register for this aw...
07/27/2023

Ladies Night Out starts tomorrow evening!

2 spots available in our 6 PM hour! You still have time to register for this awesome opportunity to work with Kim and build your confidence with your dog in the real world.

https://www.audaxk9.com/course-calendar

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07/21/2023

Before and after. New logo banner is in! Logo-wear t-shirts coming soon.

Puppy Empowerment Classes start on Saturday! We have a couple of spaces still available. Puppy class is the ideal place ...
07/20/2023

Puppy Empowerment Classes start on Saturday! We have a couple of spaces still available.

Puppy class is the ideal place to learn how to shape your puppies' behaviors now to be a good citizen and a happy, peaceful member of your home.

We cover the following and more:
✔️basic obedience
✔️counter conditioning common things that worry dogs
✔️household management
✔️socialization
✔️puppy biting
✔️jumping
✔️question and answer time

Register now: https://live.vcita.com/site/Audaxk9/online-scheduling?event=2zc91ks449gmgcl8

LADIES NIGHT is starting up soon! Join Kim & Emma on Thursday evenings for real-world practice of obedience skills and s...
07/20/2023

LADIES NIGHT is starting up soon!

Join Kim & Emma on Thursday evenings for real-world practice of obedience skills and social skills.

This course is specific to Ladies and their K9's. We will be working in multiple Snohomish locations including parks, business parks and coffee shops. We typically end with dinner out with our dogs.

Locations are provided after registration.

📣 lifetime members, message for your coupon code to register for free!

Puppy Empowerment Class is starting soon! ➡️ Join Kersti and her puppy Montana at class. We strive to be a family friend...
07/12/2023

Puppy Empowerment Class is starting soon!

➡️ Join Kersti and her puppy Montana at class. We strive to be a family friendly environment where kids can work with parent supervision to train their dogs.

✔️Build confidence in your puppies and children
✔️Cultivate respect between animals and their humans
✔️Social your pup's and kids
✔️Learn how to teach your puppy obedience
✔️Utilize those obedience skills for household management
✔️ Learn solutions to common puppy behavior problems

📣 Children not required to participate in class‼️

Chancellor & Christina are enjoying a cup of coffee together this afternoon! For many dogs, holding still is extremely c...
07/11/2023

Chancellor & Christina are enjoying a cup of coffee together this afternoon!

For many dogs, holding still is extremely challenging and requires focus and attention. Holding "bed" aka place is more exhausting than running this type of dog for an hour!

➡️ need help dialing in your dog's house manners?

📣 is offering lessons both here & in the comfort of your own home.

🏡Message us to book your in home lessons!

Happy Independence Day!
07/05/2023

Happy Independence Day!

Luca, the GSD pup, is learning how to rock his long down. Not bad for 3 months old! 🌟 Luca is from  and is currently in ...
07/03/2023

Luca, the GSD pup, is learning how to rock his long down. Not bad for 3 months old!

🌟 Luca is from and is currently in training until we select his forever home. 🌟

Grandma Chakira is the queen of puppy socialization! ✔️ Having a calm, stable, trustworthy older dog is key when sociali...
06/22/2023

Grandma Chakira is the queen of puppy socialization!

✔️ Having a calm, stable, trustworthy older dog is key when socializing a young pup.

➡️ they teach proper play cues

➡️ they teach dog communication signals

➡️ if it's your own dog, they can also help teach the rules of your home.

Happy Father's Jason and all the unfurgettable dads!You show us that anything is pawsible. We love you and love doing li...
06/18/2023

Happy Father's Jason and all the unfurgettable dads!

You show us that anything is pawsible. We love you and love doing life with you!

Take a bite out of the weekend with us!
06/10/2023

Take a bite out of the weekend with us!

Timber, the Mal, lives by the motto "work hard, play hard"➡️ tonight, , worked extremely hard in a private lesson with  ...
06/07/2023

Timber, the Mal, lives by the motto "work hard, play hard"

➡️ tonight, , worked extremely hard in a private lesson with and his owner.

After working hard for an hour, he decided it was time to let off some steam and be a goofball.

📣 Private lessons are your hour to work on the skills you want and to build your confidence working your dog.

Message us or visit the link in our bio to book your lesson!

How can we expect a dog to "behave good" if the dog doesn't "feel good?"I talk about this all the time. When dealing wit...
06/06/2023

How can we expect a dog to "behave good" if the dog doesn't "feel good?"

I talk about this all the time. When dealing with a behavior problem that stems from defensive feelings, lack of confidence, fear of the environment, people, other dogs, noises, and the learned and instinctual behaviors that have allowed this dog to cope with those negative emotions, I always take the approach of: let's get the dog feeling good. Then let's make direct connections to the behaviors we want to see more of and make general connections for these good feelings to training and the training environment, other dogs, people, etc.

I often find that a dog that was displaying problem behaviors near 100% of the time will reduce these behaviors to a mere fraction of the time just with accessing motivation and positive feedback. Usually this requires structured feeding and food rewards during training so that we can apply classical conditioning to our communication and the environmental stress triggers.

Then with thoughtful application of tools, techniques and communication we can work on the problem behavior that has become only a fraction of its former domination of the dog's overall behavior.

Want to learn more? Reach out for a consultation at 425-239-0175 or by email [email protected]

With summer almost upon us, what are some fun classes you'd like to take? ➡️ drop your thoughts in the comments!📣 A few ...
06/05/2023

With summer almost upon us, what are some fun classes you'd like to take?
➡️ drop your thoughts in the comments!

📣 A few that we're starting in July are
- AKC Trick Dog‼️
- AKC Canine Good Citizen course
- Ladies Night Out for neutral dogs
- Ladies Night Out for spicy dogs

❓️would you or someone you know be interested in classes specifically for kids and their dogs❓️

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We agree. It's not "fixing" the dog it's breaking the dog. If you must spay or neuter do so after maturity. Definitive s...
06/04/2023

We agree. It's not "fixing" the dog it's breaking the dog. If you must spay or neuter do so after maturity. Definitive study has shown early spay and neuter has as much as a 5 fold increase in joint disfunction and malformation.

A female dog is fertile only during heat. Keep in-heat dogs away from all male dogs. Keep male intact dogs AWAY from in-heat female dogs. Problem solved. Be responsible for your dogs.

This memorial day we pause to reflect on the lives of all the men and women who laid the supreme sacrifice on the alter ...
05/29/2023

This memorial day we pause to reflect on the lives of all the men and women who laid the supreme sacrifice on the alter of the freedom we now enjoy. We feel the weight of a debt and responsibility to uphold the ideals for which they bled and died. That all mankind are created equal and endowed by the creator with the inalienable right to life, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness. We invite you to join in our plan to hold family and loved ones close today and live out the meaning of the pursuit of happiness in honor of those who sacrificed all.

Congratulations to all our Ladies' Night handlers and their dogs! 💪 You've worked hard and stretched yourselves and your...
05/26/2023

Congratulations to all our Ladies' Night handlers and their dogs!

💪 You've worked hard and stretched yourselves and your dogs! You rocked it and should all be so proud of your progress.

🍺 Tonight, we met up , had a delicious dinner, and were complimented on how well behaved all our dogs were! 🐕 Well done!

Interested in our next Ladies' Night training outings? We have a number of opportunities coming up this summer.

📧 email Kim for details.
[email protected]

Are you familiar with the Biewer Terrier breed? Their history is a captivating story.
05/24/2023

Are you familiar with the Biewer Terrier breed? Their history is a captivating story.

The Biewer Terrier, originally known as the Biewer Yorkshire Terrier, is a charming and elegant toy breed that has captured the hearts of dog enthusiasts

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Snohomish, WA
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Tuesday 10am - 8pm
Wednesday 10am - 8:30pm
Thursday 10am - 8pm
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The air waves are a-chatter with dogs adopted during the early days of COVID and now their humans are headed back to the office and the pups are struggling to adjust. Or, maybe you’re soon bringing home your new family member. Either way ---

WE GOT THIS! Here are 5 concrete and very doable tips and a bonus to help you make the transition as smooth sailing as enjoying a KONG filled with creamy peanut butter!

Let us know how it’s going for you and your fur-baby and if you would like referrals for certified dog trainers and behaviorists to assist.

Happy Training!

Audax K9
Jason, this is Aryn. Duke needs to return to class. Please help.
KING 5 Canine Rescue of the Week - CHIEF

In case you missed seeing Chief yesterday with Steve Bunin. you can watch him here. He's a working dog who is looking for an adopter who will give him lost of exercise and help him with his training. He is in foster care with our partner rescue, Dog Gone Seattle. You can watch the entire video on our YouTube channel and see him in action learning some leash skills with Kimberly Brown of Audax K9 Academy.


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I want to let every one know that Shadow is in the clear!! His blood work today came back all normal!!!! Thank you every one for your prayes, and support.
Training just takes it outta them. We ❤️ you Jason and Kim. Creating snoring pups (and husbands) one session at a time 😂
I got a kick out of this Kim Brown 😂💕🐶💕
Wilson he has this all figured out. Place 45 minutes. Thank you Kim Brown Audax K9 for all the expert training he has received from you.
A few photos from wednesday nights class. Allira and I really enjoy Audax Training. I have learned so much.
Look at this good big boy Wilson place for 20 minutes and going strong!
They are the best of the best hands down. You’re making the best choice for your dog and your family when you choose Audax K-9 for all your training needs. Jason and Kim are passionate about helping people build a positive, life-long relationship with their dogs(s). Highly recommend!
Wilson working this morning thank you Jason and Kim.