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TRAINING

Golden Valley K9 Solutions offers a variety of options to help with your training needs or situation. Our training not only focuses on teaching your dog what is expected of them, but we also provide you the necessary tools to ensure lasting results. We incorporate structure, rules and clear communication into our training programs. Our techniques can also help create a calmer state of mind for the dog which we believe is a key component to our success.

Puppy 911

Puppy 911

Basic Obedience Training

Basic Obedience Training

Advanced Obedience Training

Advanced Obedience Training

Learn to Heel Training

Learn to Heel Training

Behavior Modification Training

Behavior Modification Training

Comprehensive Board and Train

Comprehensive Board and Train

About

Golden Valley K9 Solutions was founded by Mark Harrison. Mark is a credentialed (CDT) Multi-disciplined Dog Trainer that is well versed within the training spectrum.

Mark's formal training began initially at a working K9 kennel. This kennel trained dual purpose K9's, solely for Law Enforcement and Military Operations. He then went on to earn his certification as a Master Certified Service Dog Trainer which led him to train for a large service dog organization that provides highly trained dogs for the disabled. Today, Mark continues his involvement within the Service Dog industry by training and by serving as an Active Board Member for Little Angels Service Dogs.

Prior to training dogs full time, Mark was a Project Manager for a Department of Defense Contractor and worked on several working K9 programs. The programs involved equipping canines with various environmental sensors that would allow data and information to be captured / dispersed worldwide and in realtime. Additionally, he was part of the team that helped develop an implantable sensor that captured internal biotelemetry data in support of K9 health and safety.

 

 

Mission Statement

To provide unparalleled service, knowledge and education to help people and their dogs with obedience, manners and behavior modification, improving their overall relationship and bond.

Vision Statement

We provide people and their dogs happier and healthier lives by providing highly effective training solutions.

Values Statement

We operate with integrity, honesty and transparency. All dog's are treated with great care and trained in a humane fashion. We do not use methods that are unjust to the dog. We believe in creating a unique bond and trust with the dog. Each dog is treated with the utmost respect.

Certifications

Certified Master Service Dog Training Certificate (2014)

Testimonials

See what others are saying about Golden Valley K9 Solutions.

  • Golden Valley K9 Solutions was honored to receive the Best of 2015 Thumbtack Award for earning great reviews from Thumbtack Customers.


  • KATIE G.

    I'm writing as the Director of Little Angels Service Dogs, a nonprofit assistance dog school for the disabled. Mark began in our program as an apprentice and successfully graduated our Student Instructor Training program with flying colors. He did so well with the dogs that we hired him on as a certified dog trainer for our program and has made a big difference in our dogs for quite some time. He has a natural knack with dogs and views life through their eyes, with fair and dog-friendly training methods that have proven to curb behavior problems in more than 50 of the dogs currently in our program. Mark has not only shown the ability to train advanced obedience with multiple breeds and energy levels, but also to train complicated assistance dog tasks such as opening and closing doors, turning on light switches, retrieving hard to reach items, and alerting to medical conditions such as seizures, diabetes and panic attacks. I currently refer those seeking training assistance to Mark, as I know he will provide honest training assessments and will stand behind his training. Should any potential clients have questions they can reach me through the Little Angels website at LittleAngelsServiceDogs.org.


  • SANDY A.

    Mark is the best of the best canine trainers! We have hired our share of dog trainers over the past 30 years and none have come close to offering the outstanding approach and knowledge base that Mark brings to his clients. He really takes his time to listen to whatever issues we have and teaches us how to achieve results quickly. We have a seven month old rescue pup who lived in a garage for the first five months of her life and was never socialized around people and other dogs. Mark met "Peanut" at our home and right away she kept her distance from him, barking and feeling threatened. By the end of the first session Peanut was eating out of Mark's hand and by the end of the second session Peanut was easily going up to Mark and rolling over for him wanting a belly rub. Talk about trust...Mark has a way with dogs that we've never witnessed and he taught us more in two sessions than we could have hoped to learn in a year with someone else. Mark knows dogs and if we could give him a ten star rating we would. We look forward to working with him to help Peanut become a confident, socialized and well trained member of our family. Our ultimate goal is for her to become a therapy dog in the senior community. We can't say it enough...Mark is awesome and we highly recommend him for all your dog training needs!


  • MAL S.

    My friends and I are so glad we found Mark!!! He has the expertise, the experience, the patience to take any dog or puppy, and help us learn just what to do to address problem behaviors properly....where the dog AND owner actually learn together what needs to be done...what's going on inside the dog's head. As to what goes on inside OUR heads when we get frustrated, Mark is a very kind, understanding, patient man.....After several phone consultations and a full afternoon leaving my 15 week Shepherd puppy with Mark, I feel like my mental health is starting to return. Thanks to Mark, the frustration has given way to clearly letting my pup know what I expect of him, knowing how to let HIM know, quickly and without turning up my vocal volume, when a behavior is wrong, and when to praise him. Less than 24 hours after leaving Mark, sanity is now restored to the home!!! Bless you, Boston Man!! As this puppy matures, I will be returning to Mark as needed, for whatever he recommends, making sure my shepherd and I have the best possible life together. My friends have had the same positive experience with their somewhat stubborn cattle dog puppy. After one month with Mark, this pup came back knowing exactly what she was to do....for Mark, in her mind, initially.....then for the family...thanks to a follow-up visit from Mark. Get the picture? This is the most positive review of the best experience I could've hoped for!


  • DAWN W.

    Mark is fantastic! Our dog, Loki, was fear aggressive and very timid. He wouldn't mind, wouldn't obey basic commands, barked at everything and would lunge at people. Mark took him for 30 days and brought a totally different dog back to us!! And when he brought him home, he spent over an hour teaching us the proper way to handle Loki. I would HIGHLY recommend Mark if you have issues with your dog!! He is patient, gentle yet firm and shows a true love and understanding of animals. He is just an awesome trainer!! Mark went the extra mile and gave Loki a "birthday party" because he turned 1 year old while he was with Mark for training. That was above and beyond and will never be forgotten. Loki loves Mark and that says a lot, because Loki doesn't like most people!! Thank you, Mark, for doing such an awesome job with our boy!!

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