Ryan West – Owner, Operator, and Primary Dog Trainer
Andrew West – Owner and Assistant Dog Trainer
Down Range K9 is a veteran owned and operated professional dog training business located in Southwest Ohio. Here at Down Range K9 we provide comprehensive high-quality dog training geared to meet our clients’ needs and enrich the human and dog relationship. We will accomplish this through providing an exceptional training platform that is geared towards puppy training, basic and advanced obedience, and also aggressive dog behavioral modification.
Ryan West owner and head trainer of Down Range K9 has been training dogs since 2013. He served 6 years in the Army as a Military Police Officer where he made deployments to Iraq and Afghanistan. After the military he worked for several years in the financial industry before he decided to follow his passion and become a dog trainer full time.
This training program consists of a 3-week board and train focusing on basic obedience on and off leash. While your dog is here, we will teach it to sit, down, place, come, off, leave it, heel, and manners in and out of the home. We will start the training with no distractions and then slowly progress to higher distractions by training in parks, stores, and other high distraction areas. Your dog will stay with us through the 3 weeks as it goes through the training program. While your dog is here, we will also work on manners both in and out of the home. The obedience and manners will allow you to have a better relationship with your dog in all environments. When we start the training our first focus will be on earning the trust of your dog and building a solid bond. At Down Range K9 we are balanced trainers that will use all 4 quadrants of operant conditioning in the training process. The final goal is to have a well-trained dog that does great in the real world under all distractions. I will also be sending you daily updates of your dog’s progress as well as videos of his training.
Our puppy program consists of two phases designed to train your puppy from as early as 12 weeks through 9 months old. The first iteration of training will consist of a 2-week board train when the puppy is 12 weeks to 5 months old. During this phase of training we will focus on teaching your puppy basic commands, verbal markers, socialization, exposure to different environment, recall, crate training, potty training, and building confidence. Following the completion of this phase we will train you on how to conduct on-going training until phase two of the program. The second phase of the program will occur when your puppy is 6-9 months old and consists of an additional 2-week board and train. During this portion of the program we will cover all topics outlined in our standard puppy program. The Complete Puppy Program is designed to have a well-trained, confident, and socialized dog at a very young age. Like all of our other programs we will be by your side through the entire life of your dog and you will have access to our monthly group training sessions.