GIVE ME 2 MONTHS AND I'LL GIVE YOU A BETTER BEHAVED DOG!
Do any of these sound familiar?
I am overwhelmed by my dog’s behavior.
I feel lost with my new puppy.
I’m jealous of other people casually walking their dog on leash.
I am embarrassed when people come to visit and my dog jumps all over them.
I get frustrated when I call my dog and they ignore me.
I've used trainers before and all we did was learn some commands.
If so… I can help.
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***NOW BOOKING RESIDENCY BOARD & TRAINS & DAYTRAINING FOR WINTER 2023!***
I am currently booking Residency Board and Trains and Daytraining for Fall 2023 (October & November). Your dog will either live with me, my family and my dogs on our property on Oldham County or I'll have your dog for the day and bring them home while I send you personalized instructions during the program. Both programs includes Private Lessons to teach you as well.
An Evaluation/Intro Lesson must be completed to secure your spot!
I'm John Imler
I'm a Professional Dog Trainer and owner of Top Dog Training, Kentucky and there's not many people more passionate about bettering dogs and helping the humans that live with them than me.
In 1995, after getting out of the military I got my own “problem dog” and needed help dealing with aggression and reactivity. Our family had dogs growing up but this one was mine and I had to figure out what to do… that started a passion of working with dogs.
Fast forward 20 years to 2014 where I left a successful position at a Fortune 500 company and turned a passion into a career opening Top Dog Training Kentucky serving Kentuckiana.
Now almost a decade later I'm very active in the pet industry helping dogs, their owners and other dog trainers as a trainer, coach, consultant and mentor.
Since then I have presented thousands at meetings and conferences. I have been featured in print media, podcasts and more. I have served on international organizations designed to help dogs and professionals and in 2020 was named Member of the Year by the International Association of Canine Professionals.
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I use a method that focuses on the Whole Dog and is designed to help owners truly understand the amazing canines we share our lives with and help dogs understand and value what you want.
EXPERIENCE "DOG TRAINING" LIKE NEVER BEFORE...
What separates the Whole Dog Method from others is John's effective approach to teaching dog owners how to truly understand and communicate with their dogs in order to build a true and lasting bond based on a mutual understanding.
As you progress, you'll notice that every lesson is presented in an easy to understand manner and builds upon the previous. The exercises and drills are laid out in a simple and easy to understand manner giving you confidence and ensuring success.
Every owner can have their own Top Dog...
It's my goal to help make that happen...
We'll go far beyond the "obedience" approach. Where most trainers just teach commands, we work on how to LIVE with your dog.
This method is designed to fundamentally change the relationship you have with your dog from often a position of mutual "misunderstanding" to one of clear communication and mutual respect. It is based on on building trust and takes into account the fact that both the dog and the owner play a role in the success of a training program. I have used this on thousands of dogs. This program can be modified to address everything from general behavior issues and manners to aggression and reactivity.
My clients are guided by regular lessons, access to me via text and phone as well as online video support and a maintenance guarantee that lasts as long as you have your dog.
So regardless of the program you choose you choose… it works because I focus on the dog AND the human.
John has been excellent in helping me to understand how my own behavior and excitement effects the progress with training my dog. John's training methods are the right balance between positive reinforcement and structure.
Patty and Sadie
QUALITY TRAINING TAKES TIME AND A SYSTEM
LEVEL 1 FOUNDATIONS
Level One is the base level of the Whole Dog Method. Here we are getting the dog and you ready for the exciting adventure you are about to embark on.
LEVEL 2 FUNDAMENTALS
Level Two is where we establish a clear and easy to follow set of expectations for both the owner and the dog that we build off of as we continue through the method.
LEVEL 3 FUNCTIONAL
Level Three is where you see the work really pay of through the accomplishment of a set off measurable standards designed specifically for your Family Dog.
LEVEL 4 FREEDOM
Level Four is at the pinnacle of the Whole Dog Method. At this point you will understand your dog like never before and have a dog that is reliable both on and off leash.