Meet the Trainers
Franchise Owner & Trainer
Matt has been training dogs for over 10 years, personally, professionally and competitively. He has trained dogs for DockDog competitions, American Kennel Club (AKC) obedience test, AKC hunt test, and AKC Canine Good Citizen test.
Matt is not only a well-seasoned trainer, he also understands the proper care, nutrition, and behavioral needs of various breeds and canine personality types.
Over the years, he has worked with different animal rescue organizations and dog obedience clubs. His purpose has always been to put this knowledge into action to help owners have a better life and bond with their dogs. Matt has been a franchisee with The Upbeat K9 since 2017.
During college, Erin discovered her passion for dogs. She became involved with a local service dog agency as a volunteer foster home for service dogs in training. After graduating she took a job at that agency, 4 Paws for Ability, as a Socializer and was later promoted to Volunteer Coordinator. She had always been interested in professional training which led her to accept a position with The Upbeat K9.
Erin has trained 4 service dogs and hopes to train many more while continuing to learn and grow as a dog trainer. Erin specializes in service dog education, socialization, puppy training, and the use of essential oils with animals.
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Programs & Services
Day Training for the Real World
The Upbeat K9 Day Train Program is designed to teach your dog the most fundamental obedience principles. You and your dog will leave this program with a good understanding of what is expected of him/her in everyday situations. Basic obedience principals such as jumping, coming when called and walking on a loose leash are a focus of this program. In the Day Train Program, you and your dog will learn the fundamentals of good canine citizenship.
Comprehensive Training for Real Life
The Upbeat K9 Jumpstart Premium Program is designed to teach your dog more advanced and long-lasting obedience lessons. In this board and train program, we take your dog beyond jumping, coming when called and walking on a loose leash and focus more closely on teaching your dog self-control and restraint when faced with challenging and exciting situations and varying stimuli, such as seeing a wild animal or stray cat, meeting other dogs, or simply the excitement of meeting a small child that loves to hug. Jumpstart Premium is a great program for taking your dog from well behaved to becoming the envy of your friends and family.
We Train, You Maintain
Extended Day Training Program
Our We Train, You Maintain Program is designed to help your dog learn and live the fundamental obedience principals that are vital to a healthy and happy relationship with their owner. This facility-based day training program allows us an extended period of time to develop the neutral behaviors, and encourage restraint when it comes to the self-rewarding behaviors. We are able to work on all of your goals in a highly distracting controlled environment to allow for absolute understanding in any environment. After your dog has focused on the fundamental obedience principals, we then help you develop your skills so that those learned behaviors are long-lasting and meet the expectations you have for training.
Dog Walking & Pet Sitting
Our Newest Program!
The Upbeat K9 offers comprehensive dog walking, pet sitting, and dog waste removal services that are designed to support our customer’s need to be a responsible pet owner and their best friend’s need to take a break, eat, exercise and receive attention from a friendly face when their owner is away or unavailable.
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