Welcome to K9s Unleashed!
Imagine unleashing your dog’s potential. Your dog is very special and has a unique set of talents and instincts. When working with your dog we will identify your dog’s strengths utilizing breed information, living environment, and innate vs. learned behavior specific to your dog.
Imagine learning how to build a language with your dog. Dogs are extremely intelligent. They try very hard to understand and please benevolent handlers. Together we will make it easier for both you and your dog to communicate with confidence and pleasure. Your dog will not have to guess what you expect and you will be thrilled with the results!
Imagine having an enjoyable relationship with your dog in any setting. Do you cringe when you have a guest at the ring the doorbell, approach another dog on a walk, or when your dog doesn’t listen to you? We will utilize your home environment, neighborhood and lifestyle to analyze your goals and expectations. The utilization of your surroundings with natural daily distractions will dramatically boost confidence within you and your dog.
IT IS ALL POSSIBLE! YOU CAN BE THE BENEVOLENT LEADER YOUR DOG NEEDS AND WANTS YOU TO BE!
We service the following areas: South Charlotte, Waxhaw, Marvin, Weddingtion, Wesley Chapel, parts of Matthews and Indian Trail, North Carolina, plus Indian Land and parts of Fort Mill, South Carolina.
Meet Our Trainers
Amy Ferguson, Owner
Amy Ferguson has been professionally training dogs since 2002 with a concentration in Obedience, Canine Good Citizen, and Therapy Dog Certification.
Amy has successfully trained many breeds and mystery mutts by utilizing positive reinforcement-based training methods. She excels in educating the handlers on how to observe and understand their dog’s behavior.
Amy believes learning how to be consistent, understanding the fundamentals of dog behavior, building a unique language between the dog and family, understanding how to motivate your dog, plus anticipating your dog’s next move are all needed when seeking the position of a benevolent leader.
“He is your friend, your partner, your defender, your dog. You are his life, his love, his leader. He will be yours, faithful and true, to the last beat of his heart. You owe it to him to be worthy of such devotion.”
Abby Frey joined K9sUnleashed in January 2018. Her passion to work with Dogs and Children prompted her to make a career switch after experiencing how short life can truly be. Abby has a passion for watching how dogs can enhance one’s quality of life and how dogs can love, heal, and comfort. She has experienced this first hand with her own two dogs.
Abby brings a variety of skills and talents to K9s Unleashed including the ability to understand, connect, and effectively communicate with people of all ages. She enjoys helping create a bond between the handler and their dog by using positive and motivational techniques when teaching and training. She is grateful to have been trained by Amy and excited to be a part of K9s Unleashed.”
“Those who teach the most about humanity aren’t always human.” ~ Donald L. Hicks
What our clients are saying…
Amy & Abby are the most patient and non-judgmental trainers I’ve ever met! They truly see each dog and trainer as individuals and take the time to help if a dog and/or trainer is struggling with something in particular. Thank you both for guiding our family on how to train our furry family member! We don’t expect perfection from our dog but we sure have seen major progress in a positive direction thanks to your guidance! And…I do believe you are a dog whisperer!
We had our first in-home training session to work on our high-energy dog’s behavior in our home. He is usually not a fan of strangers (or people in our house) but he loved Amy and responded very well to her. We also felt that we learned so much from her during the time she was with us. She was very understanding and offered some great solutions to improve our dogs behavior. Definitely recommend!
Thank you Amy for your expertise in training Trooper today. We learned some great positive training techniques and you helped the kids feel more confident in their interaction with Trooper so they can enjoy playing with him.
Our Services, Classes, and Programs
Learning how to be consistent, understanding the fundamentals of dog behavior, building a language with your dog and anticipating your dogs next move are all needed when seeking the position of a benevolent leader. We focus on the family lifestyle, desired behaviors, and successful partnership between handler and dog.
Private In-Home Training
Basic Training Class
Advanced Training Class
Group Field Trips
Dog Training Camp for Kids
Basic Puppy/Dog Training Class
Intermediate Puppy/Dog Training Class
Jumps, Tunnels and Targets
Top Dog Training Class
K9s UNLEASHED Dog Training Summer Camp