Dog Training

K9 Academy

Don’t have time to train your dog? We can help! A professional dog trainer can train your dog for you, so you have a tired and better mannered pup to bring home!

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Training Courses

Choose a group course that fits your schedule where your dog and you can learn and bond together.

Beginner Puppy (Puppy 1)

$125.00 for 4 weeks
Start Dates:

September 14th (Tuesday) – 10:30-11:30 am & 5:30-6:30 pm

September 16th (Thursday) – 5:30-6:30 pm

  • Puppies from 8 weeks to 5 months:
  • Socialization
  • Learning basic commands
  • Addressing puppy problems/habits and how to fix them
  • Please bring your Puppy with on FIRST DAY of class!
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Advanced Puppy (Puppy 2)

$125.00 for 4 weeks
Start Dates:

September 14th (Tuesday) – 4:00-5:00 pm

Continuation of Puppy 1:

  • Building confidence
  • Proper dog walking
  • Off leash commands
  • Please bring your Dog with on FIRST DAY of class!
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Basic Obedience

$125.00 for 4 weeks
Start Dates:

September 15th (Wednesday) – 10:30-11:30 am & 5:30-6:30 pm

  • Dogs 6 months and older
  • Learn basic commands
  • Address behavior problems and how to fix
  • Please bring your Dog with on FIRST DAY of class!
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Advanced Obedience

$125.00 for 4 weeks
Start Date:

September 15th (Wednesday) – 4:00-5:00 pm

  • Continuation of Basic Obedience:
  • Learning new commands
  • Holding commands longer
  • Off leash training
  • Please bring your Dog with on FIRST DAY of class!
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2-Day Therapy Dogs 101 Seminar

$25.00 per team (handler and dog)
Start date to be determined

Join us for this 2-Day seminar where you will learn about the different organizations, skills, and requirements to become a therapy dog team.

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Meet Our Trainers

Don & Stephanie Vaughan
Don & Stephanie VaughanTherapy Dog Instructors
Kimberly Radke
Kimberly RadkeDog Instructor
Kimberly Radke has been caring for and training dogs for over 25 years and has always had a love for animals, but has a special passion for dogs. She is a dedicated dog mom to Monkey, rescued boxer (9yrs), Aloha, rescued pitbull (11yrs), Ellie, rescued Chihuahua (11yrs) and Cooper a Cavalier King Charles Spaniel (4yrs).

Kim graduated from National K-9 School for Dog Trainers in 1995 with her Master Dog Trainer Certification. National K-9 focused on Basic and Advanced Obedience, Therapy Dog Work, Police training and bite work, Scent Detection and Kennel Management. In 2006 Kim attended and graduated from No Limitations/Sit Means Sit K-9 School located in Las Vegas, Nevada where she received her certification in Remote Collar Dog Training, Bite Safety Instruction and Dog Swimming Instruction.

Furthermore she is also certified in Pet First Aid and Canine Hydrotherapy. She has taken courses in Emergency Animal Sheltering and FEMA Emergency Management with her focus on animal emergency crisis.

Kim has done extensive training with high risk breeds and aggressive cases. She enjoys letting dogs be dogs and helping owners create a balanced and happy animal household.

In her spare time she is a very dedicated MN Twins Fan, GO TWINS!! and loves to golf and travel. Originally from the Twin Cities area she moved to the Rochester area in 2001. Currently, Kim is teaching Puppy 1 & 2, Basic Obedience and Advanced Obedience and doing private lessons.

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