We love dogs
Here at TOTAL K9 ® we love dogs. We are passionate about providing and training the perfect dog for your family or business. We know that every dog and its owner is different. That is why we supply a happy, fully trained family companion pets and obedient professional protection dogs of every breed, size and age.
Our K9 Dog Training programmes reach out into the heart of your existing family or business, too. As well as providing new dogs for our customers, we also train owners and handlers to foster positive and rewarding relationships with the dogs they already have.
How we can help you find your ideal dog
We understand that however much you love them, choosing and training a dog can be a little daunting. So, why not let us support you to select and train the perfect pet or working dog for you using K9 Dog Training?
From puppies to protection dogs
Turn to TOTAL K9 ® for the ideal puppy, faithful family/personal protection dog or working security dog. All of our dogs are trained in vital rules and manners to give unswerving loyalty and service. We are so confident that we can match you with your perfect dog that every canine companion comes to you with the TOTAL K9 ® complete satisfaction guarantee.
Loyal family friends and guardians
As well as being an adored and trusted member of your family, our dogs offer an added layer of protection within your home. A dog instinctively grows to love and know you. Burglars might find a way through a door or window, but you know that your dog will always be waiting on the other side to see off the threat. We specialise in selecting family protection dogs and training them to be thoroughly socialised as well as quick to respond to real-life incidents that look likely to threaten your family. We understand the importance of ensuring that family protection dogs are also great with children, the general public and other family pets.
Security, police and prison protection dogs
We already provide working service dogs from world class bloodlines, including German Shepherd and Rottweiler breeds, throughout the United Kingdom. All our security dogs conform to British Standard 8517-1:2009. As well as supplying fully trained protection dogs we also source new dogs which show the right characteristics for security work and bring them on our K9 Dog Training programme.
“It is a truism to say that the dog is largely what his master makes of him: he can be savage and dangerous, untrustworthy, cringing and fearful; or he can be faithful and loyal, courageous and the best of companions and allies.” Sir Ranulph Fiennes
How we train our dogs
Owner Robert Cammish is the heart and soul of TOTAL K9 ®. He knows that punishment-based training using choke chains and other punitive methods is outdated and more likely to trigger anxiety and aggression in dogs. He recruits his team to work around him using positive reinforcement, rewards, praise, and the ‘Alpha’ voice to ensure reliable and lasting good behaviour from all of the dogs he works with.
Turn to us to train your dog
As well as finding and providing fully trained dogs, we also offer pet and working dog behavioural and obedience K9 Dog Training throughout the UK. We can support you to train your brand-new puppy, young adult pet or mature working dog with personalised residential, home-based and 1 to 1 training packages.
• pulling on a lead • barking and biting • anxiety and aggression
We build high levels of obedience
• walking at heel both on and off the lead • basic cue training • toilet training
As well as training for family dogs, 1 to 1 training is available for owners/handlers already holding a front-line SIA license. Plus, we offer the TOTAL K9 ® Protection Dog Training Package for select breeds.
About owner Robert Cammish
Robert Cammish, MBIPDT, is an Approved NASDU Instructor/ Trainer, a member of the National Association of Security Dog Users (NASDU) and the British Institution of Professional Dog Trainers (BIPDT), and has achieved the Highfield Level 3 Award in Education and Training (RQF).
TOTAL K9 ® owner Robert Cammish regularly trains dogs for celebrities and professional footballers. Recent film and television assignments include ‘Release the Hounds’ for ITV 2 and Fox TV (USA), plus training dogs for the TV movie ‘The Sprint King’. He has also run security operations for a wide range of organisations including the Prince’s Trust (London Fashion Week at the Hilton Hotel, Paddington).
During his many years working with dogs he has developed a unique understanding of how to foster rewarding relationships between dogs and their owners. He runs all the company’s operations, personally overseeing the whole team to ensure a consistently high standard of service, provision and training.
Robert says, “I am a passionate professional dog trainer who knows that every dog is different. As a father, I understand the importance of choosing the right pet for any family environment. Across my years working in real life situations as an operational dog handler and professional trainer in police, prison and security sectors, I know just what is needed in a well-trained protection dog. I know how to get it right.”
Robert has high-level training experience progressing general-purpose security dog handlers to obtain their level 2 qualification through NASDU. He holds this qualification himself, along with a level 3 award achieved at West Nottinghamshire College, The K9 Centre for Excellence. He also has a successful record competing in working dog trials. If getting the right dog matters to you, why not turn to him?
Wherever you are in the UK, get in touch today. We’re only a phone call away.