Flashback Friday

Enjoy this weeks flashback friday pics including baby Emeline and more!

Young Eme and Kendal exploring the chenango river

Young Eme and Kendal exploring the chenango river

Eme and Kendal hanging out

Eme and Kendal hanging out

Fugly on a hike

Fugly on a hike

Eme on her first boat ride in NJ

Eme on her first boat ride in NJ

Eme and I at a NJ water training

Eme and I at a NJ water training

Flashback Friday

Enjoy a few pictures of previous foster dogs, and dogs in for training.

The gang

The gang

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Olive and Snoopy in the front, and rescue dogs Alicia a BC mix, Webster a mastiff/st  bernard mix, Vee a beagle, and Wendy a black lab with our little Valentine our English bulldog cuddled into webster. These days we had 15-20 dogs living in the home as a pack, either our dogs, rescue dogs, or boarding and training dogs.

Dusty

Dusty

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Star a GSD mix pup

Star a GSD mix pup

Meet the newest member of our pack

Frannie

Frannie

Charchen’s Mama’s Broken Heart (call name Frannie)  arrived on Tuesday December 17th and the pack welcomed her with open arms. Born October 11th (the day after Raina) this little 9 week old spit fire walked into a house with multiple German Shepherds, Belgian Malinois, and more and acted like she owned the place. Her future here at EIK9 holds a bit of a double duty, not only will she continue in her mother and fathers footsteps and become a champion in the AKC ring but she will also be working as a therapy dog alongside Kaze and Franky. Her personality is perfect, and she really does hold true to the statement that therapy dogs are born and not made. Having already met over 100 people this sweet angelic little girl has a kiss and tail wag for every person she meets and every dog she sees. A true respectable breeder in the pug world shows it makes all the difference to do your research and purchase a dog responsibly, if not go rescue, doggies like Anna, Franky, Kaze, and Mia thank you for it!!

frannie 2

Supply Sunday- The Kong Wobbler

Today’s supply Sunday post is a the quick and easy way to wear your dog out and feed him dinner………..

The Kong Wobbler

The Wobbler

The Wobbler

The beauty of this $16 toy is that you can easy dump your dogs breakfast and dinner (if kibble fed) into it and Voila you have a mind amusement for 20 minutes. If they are anything like my dogs, after a few weeks it widdles down to 5 minutes but still a wonderful way to amuse them.

It also simulates the “hunt” for food which any dog enjoys.

Dishwasher safe!!!

The only slight downfall is after about a year of use the place where the toy meets can get worn down (it has threads) and may need to be replaced.

You can buy it online, at petsmart, or most any local pet store. I suggest all owners start to feed their dogs in this as part of my training program.

4.5 paws out of 5

Flashback Friday

Today’s flashback friday post for this wonderful friday the 13th of December! We are featuring K9 Max and handler Buddy and K9 Emeline and handler Jenn at a 2010 disaster workshop.   Enjoy!!!

K9 Emeline and Jenn getting ready to do a send out for a directional

K9 Emeline and Jenn getting ready to do a send out for a directional

 

K9 Max and Buddy working directional excercises

K9 Max and Buddy working directional excercises

Aaaaand thats a wrap!

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As 2013 comes to a close i must stop and reflect on what the year has held for us and even more exciting is what 2014 has in store.

2013 brought us a newly certified trailing K9 Miss Emeline and an additional certification on Raina through IPWDA as well. It brought us 2 more certified therapy K9s Anna and Frank. It brought us two newly certified water recovery K9s with Raina and Max both passing on the same day. It also brought us the addition of Annecy to the pack and Diva to the program. I feel like 2013 brought us a lot of twos!!!!

As the sole handler and trainer of all the canine copilot dogs (with the exception of Max and Mia whom i assist in training plans but they are handled by my better half) I feel like 2013 has been just a glimmer of what i can achieve.

So with that 2014 will focus on the following.

-The A litter of vom Kugelblitz Kennels. This highly anticipated litter between Raina and Soren is going to bring us a some of the top SAR, IPO and Police dogs in New York State.

-Annecy as what we hope to be the first certified Airscent dog in New York State with a bark and hold indication.

-Annecy’s CGC, Therapy certification, narcotics certification and BH. vom Kugelblitz’s first Malinois has a lot to accomplish and we know this little girl can do it all. Please keep an eye out in 2015 for our B litter of malinois’s at vom Kugelblitz kennels.

-Soren’s therapy certification,BH, Show rating, and IPO1 come this spring. This boy will be busy between raising his offspring.

-Kamikaze’s therapy certification.

-Diva’s therapy certification, BH, airscent and HR certification.

– Mia’s CGC, and HR certification.

– Anna, Frank, Abby, Eme, Max, and Raina will all get to relax and take the year off, just performing there typical jobs on a daily basis (and Raina being a mom of course!)

and of course we will continue our rescue work with Life Long Tails helping local canines who cannot stay in their current homes and continue to maintain our roster of students for private and group training.

Keep an additional eye out on Allynwood Academy and the new CHAT(c) program that Jenn has been appointed training director of. Parts of 2014 will be traveling doing seminars on our breakthrough new Canine Human Attunement Training. We were able to give one presentation in North Carolina in 2013 as well as hold our first all day seminar in November at Allynwood, both of which where a huge success! Very excited about this new venture, and the ability to continue helping people develop the ultimate relationship with their canine copilots.

❤ so with that, we are ready to proceed to the last month of 2013 and ring in the new year!!

Welcome to EIK9

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Please check out vom Kugelblitz Kennels page for our planned upcoming “A” litter with Raina and Soren.

Welcome to EIK9, home of the Canine Copilot pack and vom Kugelblitz Kennels.

We are located in upstate NY and offer a variety of training including basic and advanced obedience, behavior modification, agility and other fun sports, detection and protection with a focus on canine Search and Rescue. We occasionally have adult green or trained dogs for sale, as well as litters of pups raised for working detection or protection homes. We stress quality not quantity. When you train with EIK9 you have a partner and friend for life.

Jenn currently handles numerous certified SAR K9’s in every discipline possible, and has trained dogs for detection in everything from tracking and trailing to narcotics, bed bugs, explosives and more. Her life is all about dogs, but it is not how she makes a living as it is instead her passion. She has been told by many other handlers, clients, and trainers that she has a gift with dogs and it is her intention to share that gift with all who wish to receive it.  Holding certificates from Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers (CCPDT) International Associations of Canine Professionals (IACP), and American Kennel Club as a certified trainer, behaviorist, and Canine Good Citizen evaluator, Jenn shares almost as many accolades as her canine partners. Currently a member and K9 Handler with International Police Working Dog Assosciation (IPWDA) as well as secretary of the New York State Federation of Search and Rescue teams. Holding a degree in Accounting and currently finishing up her AAS in Veterinary Technology so that she may add License Veterinary Technician to her ever growing resume.

You will not find a more knowledgeable active handler/trainer in the area. Whether you have an out of control pet dog, need to learn how to have a better relationship with your companion for you and your family, or wish to add a new working dog to your home we do it all with care and compassion.

Our training philosophy 

Our main goal is to ensure you have a successful, fulfilling life with your K9 partner. We believe that having a solid foundation with your pup will lead to that  ultimate K9 relationship. Training every dog is different and we do not have any set method or curriculum. Everything is tailored to each individual dog or pack and its needs.

We do maintain a philosophy throughout working with canines, this has come after years of experience working with thousands of dogs, studying body language and canine communication. You must have a FOUNDATION laid so your dog understands what you want, you must COMMUNICATE effectively to your dog and keep it CONSISTENT. You must RESPECT your dog and you must require the same RESPECT.

We will teach you how to read your dog, how to communicate effectively and consistently with your dog, and how to use everyday life as a training session. Dogs do not put training life “on paws” and only pay attention and learn when you want them to, everything you do, everything yous aw, and EVERYTHING you reinforce every minute is you training your dog. Behavior is not static- it is always changing and evolving.

We rely on the basic reinforces in dog life, food, water, social interaction, and exercise and will teach you many other secondary reinforces that you can use with YOUR dog. We primarily train by direction, not correction and we hold true to our statement that there are no disobedient dogs, only unclear human communication. Remember dogs see the world differently than us, the past is over for them, and the future is inconceivable, they only live in the moment.

Our German Shepherd Breeding Program

At vom Kugelblitz German Shepherds we have one main goal, and that is to breed the TOTAL German Shepherd Dog as Max Emil Friedrich von Stephanitz envisioned and spoke of years ago.

“The most striking feature of the correctly bred German Shepherd are firmness of nerves, attentiveness, unshockability, tractability, watchfulness, reliability and incorruptibility together with courage, fighting  tenacity, and hardness.”

We are not a kennel, and we only have a litter once every few years. Our foundation dogs are health tested, hips and elbows xrayed, are either certified search dogs, IPO titled, herding titled or a mix of all of the above. Our dogs do it all, they are working, biting powerhouses with insane drive but great control, who can be found in a room full of kids providing canine therapy in their off time at a therapeutic boarding school. They are family members and live in the home as we do not believe in keeping kennel dogs. Please check out the canine copilot tab for more information on Raina and Soren our current foundation female and male. Both dogs have great drive, but there ability to think while working in real life situations is what makes them exceptional shepherds.