K-9 Direction : Dog training... Unleashed!

Alan Brown is the owner of K-9 Direction as well as an expert obedience trainer. He has been successfully training dogs for over 13 years. He has vast experience with dogs of all breeds, sizes and temperaments. Alan’s philosophy is simple, yet effective. Consistency, Anticipation, Light Hands and, above all, Communication. Alan doesn't use punishment-based methods which may create unwanted side effects such as fear, aggression and distrust.

He believes obedience training is a great opportunity for you and your dog to develop trust, confidence and respect for one another. One of the greatest gifts is to be able to enjoy the world with your dog. Alan and his three incredible dogs, Dillon, Boomer, and Clay, enjoy the freedom and confidence of their off-leash relationship.

Alan received his first taste for dog training at a competitive level with Dillon his Blue Heeler. They competed with Top Dog Racers, a flyball team, both locally and across the nation. Top Dog Racers has set a record for the fastest time in the United States, as well as being the third fastest team in the world.

"You can’t force a dog to run fast or make him drive hard over the jumps. Flyball and other dog sports taught me the importance of praise, motivation, and communication. The dog and handler have to be a team. Dillon has been a major influence in my life. Without Dillon I might have been comfortable on the sidelines, instead of leading the way".

Alan and his team mates, both two and four legged, competed in ESPN’s Great Outdoor Games, Purina’s Incredible Dog Challenge, State Fair of Texas, and even half time shows for the Harlem Globetrotters. Dillon retired from the flyball arena, due only to his failing eye sight. Alan brings a unique view point from his many years of flyball to obedience.

The Fort Worth Star-telegram has published articles about K-9 Direction the past two years. You can see the K-9 Direction Drill team at some of the local dog events, such as Barktober Fest, Keller’s Wild West fest, and many more through out the Dallas Ft. Worth metroplex. Here are some pictures of the Drill Team.

Alan works closely with DFW Tzus & More Rescue, a Shih Tzu / Lhasa Apso Rescue group, offering classes for both the new families and foster parents. Alan is also proud to support Little Orphan Angels, a local rescue group for both cats and dogs.

"Working with the foster parents ensures that if any problems do exist, they can be solved prior to adoption. Often socialization is the only thing that needs to be addressed. Once these lucky pets find a new home, I want to make sure that they fit into their new families with as little struggle as possible".

He believes that no dog is too old to train.

Read what his clients have to say about his training.

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