Heart Mountain K9 Academy

Dog Training for all breeds

Our programs focus on bridging the gap between you and your canine companion. The first step in training is to become fluent in a communication system that makes learning clear and enjoyable for both the owner and the dog. Using Heart Mountain K9's system, you and your dog will build a stronger relationship, and your dog will obey your command of his own free will.


Training Areas

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Obedience begins with understanding. One can not expect their dog to obey commands that the dog has not yet learned. Therefore, our approach to training is always to teach the dog what is right before holding them accountable for misbehavior.

Heart Mountain K9 Academy obedience will take your dog on a journey that will help him understand what is expected of him and that will give him a positive and confident outlook for the rest of his life. If you want real results that translate to the real world, then enroll in our program so you and your dog can start living your best life.


Heart Mountain K9 trains protection in the form of controlled aggression. Every dog has aggression; We specialize in manipulating and controlling that aggression to create a stable companion who can be both utilized for protection, and enjoyed by all members of your family.

Turn My Dog into a Protection Dog!

Not every dog is suitable for protection work and Heart Mountain K9 has a firm belief that a dog should not be forced to do something that it does not possess strong aptitude for. Forcing a dog into aggression can cause major issues and is not a safe, nor is it a morally sound practice.

However, if your dog shows an aptitude for this kind of work, we are happy to assist you in developing his/her skills, and supporting you clear to the end of your journey with your canine partner.

Start your journey Early!

Starting protection work with your puppy is the best way to ensure success. If you wait until your dog is older, you may have missed out on our opportunity to condition him/her properly for future success.

Consult a Professional Before Purchasing a Pup!

It is a common misconception that any German Shepherd can do the job and those who want a protection dog jump to buying the first pup they see. The reality is that these people quickly find out that their new pup is not what they needed. It is better to talk to your trainer and ask for recommendations before committing to buying a pup.

Nose Work

Nose Work comes in many different forms but can be separated into two different categories: Tracking/Trailing and Detection. Whether you want an outlet and relationship building activity for your dog, or you want to put your dog to work in a real world application, our trainers will help you reach your goals.

  • Tracking/Trailing:
  • Sport Tracking (Footstep)
  • Law Enforcement Tracking/Trailing
  • Search and Rescue
  • Blood Trailing
  • Detection:
  • Narcotics Detection
  • AKC Nosework

Service Training

Physical Assistance, Medical Alert, Public Access, Etc. Heart Mountain K9 can help you train your dog to fit your needs. Because of the personal nature of service dog training, we personalize a package for each of our clients that addresses their training needs and fits their requirements. Get started by giving us a call today!

Group Classes

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Classes are kept small so that you will get maximum one on one time with a trainer. Every class comes with one private lesson that can be scheduled right away or utilized once the class has ended. Classes are scheduled based on demand so let us know what class you are interested in! Also stay tuned to our facebook page for scheduled classes and updates.

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Beginning Obedience

A 5-week course that overviews Heart Mountain K9’s obedience training curriculum, teaching your dog all of the basic commands and a foundation for future learning. In this class, you will also learn how to communicate with your dog and troubleshoot problem behaviors. $250

Off-Leash Obedience

5-week course. Participants must have already graduated from our beginning obedience course. If you have not taken the beginning obedience course but you feel your dog is ready for this course, contact us about testing out.

This course will take your obedience with your canine to the next level! Challenging routines and distractions… no problem! Your dog will be leash free in no time! $250 (e-collar not included)

Agility Foundations

This class will teach you the base skills necessary to being competitive in agility. The obstacles are the easy part! If you start your dog with the right foundation then the sky is the limit. 4-week course $200

AKC Nosework

This 6-week course focuses on teaching your dog to detect the basic scents necessary for AKC nosework competition. $300

Puppy Headstart

Learn how to raise your pup correctly from the experts at Heart Mountain K9! This class goes over teaching all of the basic commands as well as how to set your pup up for success for the rest of their life. This class is a must for new and experienced owners alike. Puppy must be between 10 and 20 weeks old at the start of the class. 5-week course $200

Private Lessons

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Private lessons are ideal for the individual who has the time to train their dog themselves, and the desire to learn. Whether you need direction from the ground up, just want help with distractions in a controlled environment, or want to streamline your dog’s skills, private lessons may be the option that works best for you. Success with private lessons requires dedication and daily practice with your dog. If you do not have the time for that, no problem! Ask our trainers about which Board and Train Package would work best for you and your circumstances.

Obedience, Manners, Etc.

  • 1 Private Lesson $85
  • 4 Private Lessons $300

Protection Work

  • 1 Private Lesson $120
  • 4 Private Lessons $400


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It is finally here!

Have you wanted to invest in a board and train program but you just haven’t been able to leave your dog for long periods of time? Do you wish that your dog was getting more out of their current daycare situation? Then this is for you.

Drop your dog off at Heart Mountain K9 in the morning for a day full of learning, exercising, and socializing. You get to choose which two activities you want your dog to participate in each day. Private one-on-one training session, treadmill physical training, Neighborhood walk, group playtime, private play with a trainer.

Day-Training is available Monday- Friday (not including major holidays). Participants must schedule drop-offs and pick-ups ahead of time.

  • Drop Off Times: 6:45 am- 9 am
  • Pick-Up Times: 3pm-6pm


  • 1 Day $85
  • 1 Week (5 days) $375
  • BEST VALUE!! 2 Weeks (10 days) + 1 private lessons $700

Board-N-Train Packages


This is where you will find the best value for professional training. When you enroll your dog in our board and train program, he/she will come and stay with us for the duration of the training. He will be integrated into our daily program of exercise, socialization, and learning. If you choose board and train for your dog, you will experience faster progress than in any other service that we offer. Several of our package options also come with guaranteed results, meaning that when your dog comes home, his training will be complete and your time commitment to maintain his training will be very small.

It is very important, in Board and Train programs, that the owner be involved with the dog’s training. Here at Heart Mountain K9, we take this very seriously. You will have training sessions with your dog before he even leaves Heart Mountain K9 and then you will also be sent home with free lessons to utilize at your discretion. We are committed to the long-term success of our clients and their dogs.

Basic Obedience Package

Your dog will learn all basic commands and on-leash obedience. Commands: Heel, Sit, Down, Place. Markers: Yes, Good, No. If you want a dog who behaves in the home and who you can take out on walks without struggle, then this package will work for you. 2-3 weeks and GUARANTEED RESULTS! $1700

Advanced Obedience Package

Our most Popular package with GUARANTEED RESULTS! Your dog will learn Sit, Down, Heel (move into the heel position and walk in the heel position), Place, Come, Wait, as well as our marker system. If you want a dog that you can take anywhere and everywhere who is reliable and obedient, then look no further. 5-6 weeks and a free Educator E-collar $3200

Aggression Rehabilitation Package

Heart Mountain K9 specializes in the manipulation of canine aggression. We are the only training company in Wyoming who can handle aggression cases. Whether we are harnessing aggression or suppressing it, we get the job done. Every dog will progress through rehab at different rates. Talk to a trainer to determine what time commitment your dog will need. $2500 for 30 days

Puppy Basics Package

3 weeks of potty training, socialization, obedience imprinting, and confidence building. This is the absolute best way to set your puppy up for success and positively influence their worldview, giving you a balanced and well rounded dog. Investing in Puppy Basics for your dog also gets you 20% off future training with HMK9. $2000

FAOLADH Puppy Basics

For puppies produced by Heart Mountain K9. special rate $1000 for 30 days (discount included).