We board and train dogs of all breeds, for a spectrum of needs. Whether you want a dog who is obedient in the home, can compete in sports, or can serve in security or law enforcement, we can get their behavior into shape. Our dogs are fed and looked after while they receive their obedience training.
Take your security service to the next level with guard dogs that are qualified, trained, and professional. Our security dog protection training builds any dog into a capable and authoritative security dog. With our protection dog training service, you will have a dog that takes its job seriously, but still knows how to listen to commands.
Get your dogs started off on the path to good behavior with our puppy obedience training. Our puppy training never puts your puppies through more than they can handle, and is built around instilling important behaviors from a young age. At Foundation First K9, we focus on understanding what your dog needs from you to be happy.
Socialization is an incredibly important skill for dogs of all breeds and ages. Our group dog training service in Jacksonville, FL lets your dog build an array of proper behaviors alongside other dogs. We also offer private dog training if you feel this is preferable.
Taking my dog for training
Took the time to spend teaching me and my puppy with patience. It feels easy until you get home but I will keep working.
We regularly board our dogs with them. After a bad experience at another boarder we are so glad to have found them. They take great care of our dogs and our dogs always excited for their dog vacations. They come home tired and happy.
Very informative. Very professional. We learned a lot the very first day training started. We are so happy to have found this trainer . Athena our 11 mth old Belgium Malenios responded immediately to this trainer. It was like watching someone else's dog out there. Highly recommend Foundation First K9.
My dog has issues with strangers. I needed to board him for a week. Not only did he look great when I picked him up, he even made friends with some of the trainers. I could not be more happy with my experience!!
Highly recommend! My dogs behavior has improved by leaps and bounds. They are extremely professional and do a great job teaching you how to manage your dogs need for leadership. We have had a wonderful experience here so far and we plan to continue going back.
Owner super nice and friendly.
Great prices....highly recommend.
Love how they teach you to take control of your animal.
Been going to Foundation First K9 for about 3 weeks now and am absolutely impressed with their work. When I first started taking my dog (Pancake) I had a horrible time with her pulling and wanting to chase everything when on a leash. Now Pancake is a completely different dog leash manners are suburb compared to before. Foundation First has been an absolute life saver when it comes to my dog. They are very knowledgeable and professional, Tammy is by far one of the nicest people I have met and is very straight forward about training your dog. I would and have recommended them to several people
Excellent place for your pet, highly specialized, awesome staff
Have been attending this trainer for 1.5years. Highly recommend. Trainers have exceptional K9 behavior insights. Amazing pricing for all the services. Owner is a retired Police K9 handler & trainer. Service area (6 acres) has a variety of training tools that helped my dog tremendously in normal day to day interactions. I showed up with an open mind, willing to receive feedback and ended up learning so much more than I thought possible.
Love training at Foundation First! Best in the area...
Best in the business
Run by a former LEO, gets fantastic results. I would highly recommend him.
Great folks and very knowledgeable. I observed an obedience class first and was treated very well with all my questions answered. My first class was a protection
class and included obedience work, it was wonderful and my Mal leaned up on Chuck when they first met like they were old friends which is very unusual. I knew we were in the right place.
Caring professionals. Felt very comfortable leaving my pet in their care.
These guys know their stuff! Amazing dog and people trainers! Patient and kind and go above and beyond to support you and your dog. We did a lot of research on trainers and these guys invited us out to just observe a training in progress before we committed to trading. They answered many many questions as well as educated us on the work/training the dogs were doing step by step. I wouldnt go anywhere else now that I have worked with this family owned and operated business!
Very friendly staff. They seem to know what they are doing, so im bringing my dog back for more classes. Starting tonight!
Great experience all around with Foundation first from boarding to training classes. Successful board and train with a much better behaved dog, private and group lessons, so grateful for trainers that care about what they are doing! Family run business that puts thier all into what they do. Very responsive to messages and reasonable pricing. Highly recommend.
I've just recently returned to the world of dog training after being out of that realm for over 20 years. Meeting Tammie from Foundation First K9 was a chance meeting at a vet appointment we both happened to share. We struck up a casual conversation and the rest is history. I have been now training with them for over 6 months in both protection and scent detection. Foundation First K9 is more than a place to train. Through this organization I have gained knowledge, a training outlet and a second family. Come and join us!!!
I have been going to Foundation First k9 for the last 3 years. I couldn't have asked for a better training facility. From obedience, personal protection, and detection I have learned so much from them and still learn something new everytime I go. My first malinois and I have been going since he was 8 weeks old and will be turning 4 next June. As soon as we turn down their road he knows where we are going. They are always changing up the scenarios and tactics to best serve you and your dog. I cant say enough great things about the facility and the Pipkin family. They truly care about you and your dogs, and treat you as family.
They are great
Owner super nice and friendly.
Great prices....highly recommend.
Very kind, helpful, and patient with me as a first-time dog owner. The trainer showed me what equipment to use ( I was able to purchase it too ), and was very clear and descriptive as to what my pup was thinking/doing through the whole process while she trained me.
We had our first session yesterday and just loved it. The trainer was just amazing and so patient. I feel so very relieved knowing that we will be able to control our pup instead of her controlling us. Thank you so much and I can not wait for the next session.
Have been attending this trainer for 1.5years. Highly recommend. Trainers have exceptional K9 behavior insights. Amazing pricing for all the services. Owner is a retired Police K9 handler & trainer. Service area (6 acres) has a variety of training tools that helped my dog tremendously in normal day to day interactions. I showed up with an open mind, willing to receive feedback and ended up learning so much more than I thought possible.--Quincy Herbert
Chuck and Tammie saved my Doberman from having to be re-homed. She had so much anxiety that I didn't know what to do. After some general obedience classes and some board and train, they where able to work with her and me to build a great relationship. It has been a long road; but, they have not given up and I have learned how to help her coupe with stressful situations. They are great people and go above and beyond in advice and training. I highly recommend them for difficult dogs. Their level of understanding of the dog's personality and how to help with them is very impressive. Thanks for the help!--Jay Young Il
I love what Chuck and Tammie are bringing to the table with out of the box, realistic training. So happy to be on this journey with them. I highly recommend them for all your training needs!--Dana Brown
Chuck and Tammy are a lot of fun to work with they're always coming up with new scenarios to do for personal protection which keep training exciting and realistic can't say enough good things about these people--Bobby Turner
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