Date of Graduation: July 1, 2020
A note from Jackson’s owners after some time back at home:
Good Morning to the staff at QK Kennels.
I wanted to send a BIG thank you to Kiira for taking the time to invest in our boy. Jackson is a recent graduate of QK Kennels and we couldn’t be more pleased with the outcome. I know he was a challenge for her. He even had to stay an extra week due to his stubbornness 😳. But the hard work paid off. He’s a different dog, listening and understanding his commands and giving us the tools to be able to work with him.
Thank you Kiira for treating our boy like he was one of your own. I would definitely recommend QK Kennels to anyone that is having Obedience issues with their dog.
From, Wellington and Kelly Ferreira
Date of Graduation: June 1, 2020
A note from Navigator’s owner, to QK Dogs Trainer, Chris Parry:
I just wanted to give you another quick update. Gator has done spectacular over the last week. We’ve worked hard on commands and boundaries and he really seems to be respecting his new place in our family hierarchy.
Last night we played ball fetch for 30 minutes in our (unfenced) front yard. He recalled beautifully with MANY distractions and I had so much fun with him. He didn’t try to bolt and hasn’t tried doing so when doors or gates open. We haven’t had to activate a tone or zap on his collar for a few days.
I found a new love for this dog now that he listens. Now if only we could get Polar brought up to speed again! 😄
Thank you for everything you did. You helped make our family more peaceful again.
Hope all is well on your end!
Date of Graduation: May 1, 2020
Thank you Kiira and the entire QK staff. We now have harmony and balance in our home!
It has been two weeks since Oliver, our nine month old Bernese Mountain Dog, returned home from QK’s four week boot camp program. Kiira’s hard work and dedication has given us a remarkably obedient and confident pup who loves to show off his beautiful disposition.
Rewind to the months leading up to boot camp and the picture was of utter chaos! Tipping the scale at 100+ lbs. by 6 months, Oliver was too strong for even the strongest member of our family. Walking him on a lease was impossible, and it was a struggle to keep him from chasing, mouthing and grabbing at clothing. He had also turned into a canine vacuum, attempting, and occasionally succeeding, to inhale anything he could get in his mouth. Keeping him safe was a fulltime job! His relationship with the youngest members of the family was the worst. He was constantly using his size to “control” any interaction they had with him, and he refused to back down.
What a change! At the end of the four week program Kiira reintroduced us to an amazing and respectful pup who is relaxed and craves learning. One thing that was mentioned early on was how the training would guide Oliver into becoming a better version of himself…this is so true. Oliver consistently makes great choices even when faced with significant temptation. Daily walks are a pleasure, he responds wonderfully to voice commands, his recall is phenomenal, we are enjoying off leash hikes, and boy does he know the “leave it” command!
Oliver is now a truly joyful part of our family.
Kiira, we cannot thank you enough for all that you have done. We knew Oliver was in great hands and would receive an abundance of training, but the outcome is so much more than we had imagined.
The Joly Family
Date of Graduation: September 1, 2019
A note from Trae’s owners to QK Dogs Owner & Lead Trainer – Jennifer Broome:
We hope you’re doing well! We wanted to share that we had our human baby about 2 weeks ago. Trae has been PHENOMENAL with his human sister. His training has made it possible for us to be SO relaxed with him inside and outside of the house. Also, we have been so confident with family helping out with Trae as we care for our baby–again, all thanks to the training.
Thank you so much for preparing Trae for the arrival of his sister. We are so thankful for all of the stress-free time we will be able to spend as a family of 4!
Diana & Max
Date of Graduation: October 10, 2019
We sent our extremely anxious rescue, Thali, to the 4-week boot camp at QK. Jennifer and Jordan turned our fearful, anxious, and sometimes aggressive dog into a confident, obedient member of our family. The kept us up to date on her progress and the take home lesson was informative and fun. We missed Thali very much during the 4 weeks, but it went by quickly and I wouldn’t trade what she learned for the world. We’ve had her home for just under a week and we’ve done things with her that we couldn’t do in the past two years since adopting her. She walks on leash so lightly that I forget she is there sometimes. We bring her into stores and public places without fear that she will bark at any random passerby. Her skills off leash are just as impressive! She’s overall much more calm and mostly unaffected by her surroundings. Thali came home in the best shape/condition we’ve ever seen her in. I can confidently say that she was extremely well cared for at QK. I will not hesitate to bring her in the future. The staff is friendly and helpful, the grounds and buildings are well cared for and clean. I highly recommend bringing your dog here for any type of needs. I cannot begin to express how beyond thankful we are for Jennifer, Jordan and the rest of the QK staff!
Date of Graduation: August 30, 2019
Lindsey and I want to start by saying a big THANK YOU! We really appreciate all the time and care you put into training our Harper, and we can truly see and feel the benefits.
The most significant difference seems to be a direct result of the “patience line” at QK. When we are doing our thing around the house, Harper is content to go and lay down by herself or chew on one of her bones. She is not constantly begging for attention or trying to manipulate us into taking her outside. If we are on the couch or entertaining guests, we can tell her to go to her bed and she does. She stayed there throughout an entire team meeting the other night when I had a dozen new and exciting guests over. It was incredible! She has also learned very quickly that she goes to her room (crate) when we eat or leave – and has taken to putting herself in there without prompting.
The best news of all… She is still Harper! She still LOVES fetch. She still has a ton of energy. She still loves people. She is the SAME DOG with BETTER BEHAVIORS. We are so thankful to you specifically and to QK overall. We know that she went through a traumatic event that altered her personality, and we are so thrilled to have our girl back.
Matthew & Lindsey
Date of Graduation: May 15, 2019
We are a nonprofit Labrador rescue and have rescued over 4500 dogs in 10 years. Rivers was one of our most challenging dogs, and we just were not equipped to handle her anxiety, dog aggression, and extremely high energy drive. Very quickly Jennifer, Jan, and the trainers at QK kennels recognized this girl’s needs, and within weeks she was off all medication, she was no longer dog aggressive and she’s now in an incredible perfect fit home and being trained as a dog! We are so, so grateful! And so happy for Rivers!
Date of Graduation: March 15, 2019
I wanted to email you and let you know again how grateful our family is to you and QK. Baxter and I go to our park constantly and enjoy our time there so much now. These pictures are from our trip yesterday. He’s doing so great and he’s been such a joy (even more so than usual!) to have at home and everywhere we go. His world has opened up so much and with it, ours as well.
Thank you, thank you, thank you.
Date of Graduation: March 1, 2019
Our family can’t say enough good things about QK! We sent our 4 month old Golden Retriever Chowda for the 2 week puppy camp. Before entering the program, he had no sense of boundaries, was stilling having accidents in the house, tried eating everything in sight, and was getting out of control with the playful/puppy mouthing. Since coming home he is calm, respectful, obedient, and all around an amazing dog. If we didn’t know better we would have thought they gave us back a different dog! He is now the perfect companion and therapy for my son who has Autism and he has the foundation to start his service dog training. None of this would have been possible without QK, we are eternally grateful!
Date of Graduation: January 10, 2019
I can’t thank QK enough!!!!!!!!!! This place is AWESOME!! The first assessment of our Springer Spaniel with Jennifer Broome (Owner/Trainer) was to say the least eye opening. We had been training our Springer Spaniel (Abby) for hunting and what we thought was good behavior. Well as it turned out we had an Alpha Dog in our home, and we were headed down a Bad road with Abby. QK took her in at 18 months old for a 4 week program. WOW, just WOW!! What a difference in our Quote “Princess” in just 4 short weeks. Chris Parry (Trainer) took Abby with absolutely NO bird exposure and very poor manners and turned her into a well-trained, tenacious bird machine. Well behaved on and off her lead. Abby actually enjoys her home training sessions with us now, and so willing to please. Just like the QK quote “A well trained, tired dog, is a happy dog”.
This dog finds and retrieves birds to hand faster than any dog I have ever hunted over. Plus, she has such a soft mouth and gentle touch, the birds come back unmarred, well except for the shot. Chris you did such an Awesome job with Abby. Thank you, Thank you, Thank you. I am truly looking forward to Abby’s pre-season refresher training, and many years of great hunting adventures with Abby.
Jenifer, you have built a great business, with a Staff full of passion and love for their jobs. My Wife, Myself and Abby are now part of your family, which is how you have made us feel. We thank you and your entire Staff.
A Heart Felt Thank You,
Vic and Linda Burnett