Dog Training
in Orlando, Florida

The Calm K9

Our “real world” dog training system brings dogs back to a natural way of thinking and behaving, creating a balanced and well-behaved family pet.
There’s no dog we can’t help – no matter how bad or out of control you think your situation is.

Curtis Craig
Dog Behavior Expert

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Curtis Craig is a world renowned dog behavior expert! Living with a personal pack of nearly 30 dogs, Curtis has a unique perspective and amazing insight into the human-dog relationship. He relates to and understands the psychology of both humans and dogs.

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Aggressive & Fearful
Dog Training

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Our board & train dog training program teaches dogs to behave all of the time. Through lots of structured exercise, lots of play with other dogs, and most importantly, long duration calming exercises, we teach dogs how to exist in a human home.

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Puppy Training
& Socialization

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Puppy Training at The Calm K9 will put your puppy on the fast track to becoming a balanced and well-mannered dog. During our board & train obedience program, we will work on potty training, crate training, basic obedience, leash walking, greeting behavior, and more!

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Dog Training in Orlando and Central Florida

In our opinion, dogs learn best from other dogs that they observe. When introduced into a group of relaxed, well behaved, and working canines, they see that it is OK to trust a human or another dog. Not many dog trainers have a sizable pack of their own dogs working as “canine instructors”. We have a big group – thirty dogs of various breeds, sizes and temperaments. They will help your anxious or aggressive dog to relax and learn quite a few good manners.

While rehabilitating and training the dogs, we also work with the owners. At the end of the training program we present them with easy to follow instructions. This is why our dog training methodology provides visible, lifelong results.

Curtis and Meredith have trained thousands of dogs from all over the USA…

…as well as dogs from Puerto Rico, Bahamas, Dominican Republic, Brazil, Colombia, and even Afghanistan!

Balanced Dog Training in Orlando and Central Florida

In our opinion, dogs learn best from other dogs that they observe. When introduced into a group of relaxed, well behaved, and working canines, they see that it is OK to trust a human or another dog. Not many dog trainers have a sizable pack of their own dogs working as “canine instructors”. We have a big group – thirty dogs of various breeds, sizes and temperaments. They will help your anxious or aggressive dog to relax and learn quite a few good manners.

While rehabilitating and training the dogs, we also work with the owners. At the end of the training program we present them with easy to follow instructions. This is why our dog training methodology provides visible, lifelong results.

About The Calm K9

Our team is more than just dog trainers, we are dog owners that understand the struggles and hardships of having a dog. So we know where you are now, how you feel, and what you are looking for. We know how to help change you and your dog’s life.

When you are talking to someone from our team you will be talking with someone that has been in your shoes and who cares. We are also the ones that have the knowledge and tools to help not only your dog, but you as well. We have spent years of educating as well of years of experience combined to create the best programs that offer solutions and results to the most challenging of dog obedience and dog behavioral issues. This combination has allowed us and dog’s families to succeed where numerous other trainers have failed.

The Calm K9 is located in Tavares, FL in Central Florida, convenient to Orange County, Silver Springs Shores, Lake County, Orlando & Kissimmee. Dogs from as far away as Alaska have come to The Calm K9 for our unique brand of balanced dog training.

Is it too late to train my dog?

Often times, owners come to us as a last resort after trying out other dog obedience training schools. We have even had cases where we rehabilitated animals recommended by a vet to be euthanized due to extreme levels of aggression. Without endangering ourselves or our K9 pack, we have introduced these dogs to a new life full of structure, rules, and human leadership. The transformation was remarkable. We have achieved these amazing results by providing the dog with what they were lacking – human guidance.

We have many wonderful success storied about our K9 students. The most memorable is a story about Charlie, a stray dog from the Dominican Republic. He used to live on a street, tied to a tree, abused and neglected. His future “mom” was there on a Peace Corps mission. She couldn’t pass by a suffering dog. After spending a lot of her savings, she was able to bring Charlie to the United States. But the reunion was far from being euphoric. Charlie has developed mistrust for humans and severe aggression. When we first met Charlie, he was a growling aggressive monster. With lots of patience, training, and help from our dogs, we have taught the Charlie how to control his fears and anxieties and make appropriate behavioral choices.