Drop Zone K9 has developed its own breeding program. We breed special combinations to ensure we obtain the finest qualities of each specific breed. We also keep daily vigil over the puppies and select them based on the right drives for the job each will have in the future. We establish protocols as the puppies age to determine the best fit and course of training to pursue. We know the pups from day one giving us the best possible insight into each of their personalities.
Drop Zone K9 has forged lasting friendships with some of Europe’s finest dog trainers allowing us to locate and import dogs of the highest quality. All of our dogs are from the working dog world or currently in our own training programs. We know the capabilities and skills of the parents allowing us to determine the genetic potential of each puppy.
Our program gives the puppy the greatest chance to develop its natural instinct and drive. Because of this, puppies will be prepared for the real working-dog world. This head start provides a roadmap to success allowing us to discover the dogs true qualities.
During the training process the puppies will be exposed to a myriad of differing environments and training situations. For example, a multi purpose canine prospect will have had training in the varying situations they may encounter in the real world: building searches, man tracking/searching on all surfaces, article searching, buildings. cars, fields, streets and bite work.
Our puppies are allowed to develop their drives in all kinds of environments. Dog's should perform well in any and all situations. Dog's should not view their environment as to stressful that the work can not be accomplished. Most of us know that a dog can be a lion on a training field but change into a mouse on a slippery floor inside a room. Problems like that are not fixed overnight. Problems like that cost a great deal of time to fix. Time that you could spend on working on specific endeavors. Issues like these should be known before you invest in a working dog. Yes you can test a dog before you start and there are good dogs out there. However, testing can only provide a small window of potential. We feel that selecting the pup carefully and letting it develop with a goal in mind, creates the best outcome. Sure it’s not a guarantee but it’s pretty close.
“Our goal is to develop the right dog for your specific needs.”
Dog training has probably been around for as long as there have been dogs among us. Over time it became more and more detailed as the job for dogs became more complex. Additionaly, the influence of “sports” had a big impact on dog training. Real work requires your dog to use everything he’s got to fulfill the task. You use his “instinct and drive” to shape behaviors for specific tasks. Teach the dog that when he is using this, he will be successful. Teach the dog that you are a “hunting partner” and he will obey you as you ask him to work to that endeavor. Just like every wild dog knows to stay low and hide in the grass to creep up on a big prey just before they attack as a group.
We work with the dogs in a variety of environments. A basic training field is not going to do it. That’s why we train in buildings, fields, woods and as close to reality as possible even if the dog is young and green.