Posted by: ontheballk9trng | September 1, 2010

Meet local pet experts in Denton Texas!

On Sept 9th several local pet experts will come together at Beau’s Bath House & Doggie Spa. Meet with a Trainer, Groomers, Pet Sitters, Pet Photographer & Vet Tech all in one place. Just in time for the holiday season, one stop shopping for all your pet needs.

Come join us from 6pm -7:30pm September 9th

Posted by: ontheballk9trng | August 15, 2010

Puppy Preschool in Denton Texas

Puppy Preschool will be starting Sept 23 2010 at 6:30pm.

Start you new puppy off right! Register for Puppy Preschool today!


Posted by: ontheballk9trng | August 4, 2010

Teach your dog some new tricks

Have you ever thought about teaching your dog to balance a bone on its nose or give a High Five? Well now you can! On The Ball K9 Training LLC is offering a basic trick class that will teach you & your dog 13 new tricks.  Come have some fun with your dog!

The dates for this class are changing to the end of Sept. It will run for 4 weeks & cost is $100 per dog.

Class will be held in Denton Texas!

Contact us to

Reserve Your Spot Today!!

*basic obedience required


Posted by: ontheballk9trng | June 28, 2010

Going on vacation this Summer? Send your dog to Camp!

Summer time is in full swing with school being out, vacations to take, & loads of things to do and see. So with all these things going on, what do you do with your dog? Depending on where you are going, why not take your dog with you? Check out for hotels, campgrounds, restaurants & more.  Can’t take your dog with you? Why not send them to K9 Camp? 

Lots of field trips


On The Ball K9 Training LLC offers a K9 Camp board and train program. While you are on vacation, instead of sending your dog to a boarding kennel where they will most likely spend most of their day in a kennel or dog run, why not send them to K9 Camp?  During a minimum 14 day stay, your dog will not only learn basic manners in the house, basic obedience on and off leash, &  how to properly behave in public, they will have a ton of FUN, lots of field trips and socialization. Come home from vacation to a well-mannered, better behaved dog. 

Since On The Ball K9 Training LLC only takes in one dog at a time for K9 Camp to ensure the most attention and training to your dog, reservations are based on a first come first serve basis.  If you have an adult dog or a puppy, our K9 Camp is for dogs of all ages and sizes. 

Behaving around other dogs


Contact us today to schedule a FREE demonstration and evaluation with YOUR dog.

Posted by: ontheballk9trng | June 25, 2010

3 years already? WOW- How time flies!

Back in the early part of 2007, I started looking into getting another dog.  I knew that I wanted a puppy and I knew I wanted a Belgian Malinois.  I already had 2 other working breeds, a 4-year-old German Shepherd Dog  named Major and a 2-year-old Dutch Shepherd  named Pilot, why not add a third?  I started looking around for a Belgian Malinois breeder and after talking with some other trainers, I contacted Mason’s Malinois in Mississippi. After some extensive questions from Bill Mason regarding getting one of his puppies, I sent in a deposit  for a female puppy.  

Modi 8 weeks old

 August of 2007 we received our new puppy whom we named Modi (Modi – the son of Thor. He was the god of battle wrath. He was worshipped by the fierce Berserks, warriors that drug themselves not to feel the wounds in battles. His name means “courage”). Ok so we gave her a boy name, happens all the time! LOL.  

Almost a year old

I knew that Modi was going to eventually take over Majors role of my demo dog for On The Ball K9 Training LLC and wanted to make sure I got her socialized right from the start. I made sure that I started Modi’s training as soon as she came into our home.  After only having her a few weeks Modi and I traveled from Alaska to attended E-Palooza (a dog trainers seminar) at That’s My Dog in WI.   

Around 14 weeks old, I started Modi on a remote training collar that has helped me shape her into the dog she is today.  When Modi was 15 months old, she passed her AKC Canine Good Citizen test. Today Modi helps me to train other dogs who need some help to become better canines.  

Modi & Tree in a down/stay

June 26, 2007 Mason’s Modi was born in Mississippi. In just 3 years she has traveled the U.S.A and even through Canada, met as well as helped lots of people & dogs, & has made many friends. Over the many more years to come, Mason’s Modi will continue to help people and their dogs live a better life together, the same way she has taught me!  


On Saturday June 26, 2010 Modi will be 3 years old! 

Happy Birthday Modi! 

Posted by: ontheballk9trng | June 18, 2010

North to Alaska—- to train dogs?

Last week Modi, my 3-year-old Malinois and I returned to Anchorage Alaska to help some dogs and their owners become better companions. Some of the dogs that we worked with were previous friends/clients that just needed some refresher training, others, we had never worked with before.  

Modi and I cheered on 2  On The Ball K9 Training LLC clients that took their AKC Canine Good Citizen test at Alyeska Canine Trainers.  This test consists of 10 steps including greeting a friendly stranger, reaction to another dog, walking through a crowd, sit/stay & down/stays, etc.  Congratulations to Diego & Kiska for passing their test and becoming Canine Good Citizens.  

While in Anchorage, we helped with problems ranging from basic puppy manners to dealing with a pack of 6-8 dogs. We also spent a day being a tourist, visiting the Saturday Market  and taking some time out to pose by some Anchorage art.   

Modi & Balto


Lets go for a ride


That is one big bear!










Modi and I would like to Thank Diego, Kiska, Titan, Bailey, Tucker, Zoe, Emma, Takoda, Gilbert, Bella & their owners, as well as Bubba & her pack for having us back in Alaska. We are very grateful to have such loyal clients that would allow us the opportunity to return to Alaska to help them with their dogs.  Thank You so much!  

 Below are just a few testimonials from some of our newest clients in Alaska.  





“Thanks Summer! It was great having Bailey work with you and we are on track now after your instructions”–Cody & Bailey  





“Hey Girl!  Thank you for taking a wild ride with Bubba’s pack, and transforming me into a more calm, assertive pack leader, and the pack into a more calm, submissive pack!  What was becoming a stressful situation, has become a more pleasurable experience after only two sessions with you!  Your energy is calming and your knowledge is great! I do admit that it is a bit more work for me and somewhat exhausting, but in due time, I anticipate that our new behaviors will soon become second nature and routine. Thank you again for coming to Alaska and sharing your expertise and patience!  You and Modi are a delight!”— Michele “Bubba” Palatas

“Summer, Even tho we had only 3 hours, I really learned a lot. I know I need a lot of practice but I don’t think I’ll freak out now when we encounter other dogs. Now I have good info and will be too busy multitasking. Thank you and Modi so much-some of the best money I have ever spent. Aside from the numerous mosquito bites, it was a great (and exhausting) day!”– Deb & Bella





On The Ball K9 Training LLC offers dog training in North Texas. We offer in home private lessons, puppy consultations & a K9 Camp Board and Train program. Interested in getting your dog trained? Contact us to schedule a FREE demonstration and evaluation with YOUR dog today!

The weather is warming up, school is coming to an end & Summer time is almost here. Time to go out and enjoy your dog. Here are some tips to make your Summer more enjoyable with your dog.

  • Avoid overheating your dog. If your dog is slowing down, looking for a cool place to rest, or is reluctant to engage in activities, this could be a sign that they are getting too hot. If your dog gets over heated, move him to a cool area, wet him down with cool water, and get him to a vet. 
  • Make sure that your dogs has access to fresh water and lots of shade.  Kiddie pools are also another great way for your dog to keep cool.
  • Be careful your pup doesn’t get sunburn. Dogs with hairless areas or white fur on their noses and ears are prone to sunburn.
  • Take your dog for walks in the early morning or late afternoon when it’s as hot outside. Dogs who aren’t use to hot pavement can burn their paws.
  • Don’t allow your dog to swim unattended. If you have a pool make sure your dog know how to get out of the pool by going to the steps. If you are going to take your dog out on a boat, make sure you have trained him to get back on board if he jumps off for a swim. Also be careful about letting your dog jump into the water when a boat is running.
  • Be careful, when gardening, on the type of mulch you use. Some are using shells of spent coco beans which can be toxic. Check the mulch’s ingredients list to be sure it’s canine friendly.
  • Remember if you are uncomfortable in the heat, your dog is probably uncomfortable too.

Get out and enjoy your dog this Summer!

On The Ball K9 Training offers Reliable Training for the Real World so you can get out with your dog and have fun. Contact us for a FREE demonstration and evaluation with your dog. 

Did you know that 4.5 million Americans are bitten by dogs each year. Among adults, males are more likely to be bitten than females. Adults with 2 or more dogs living in the household are 5 times more likely to bitten then those living with out dogs.

The ASPCA  states that 50 percent of all children in the United States will be bitten by a dog before their 12th birthday? Did you know that 800,000 bites a year are severe enough to require medical treatment, while 1 to 2 million go unreported? The vast majority of dog bites are from a dog known to the child—his or her own pet, a neighbor’s or friend’s. You can help prevent this from happening to your child.

Here are some tips to help prevent dog bites:

  1. Spay/neuter your pet, this will help reduce aggressive tendencies
  2. NEVER leave a dog alone with an infant or young child
  3. Properly train and socialize any dog you bring into your home
  4. Dont approach an unfamiliar dog
  5. If your dog starts to display aggressive behaviors seek professional help
  6. Keep an eye on your dog when around other people or animals.

Here are some tips for children to help prevent a bite:

  1. Don’t stare a dog in the eyes, eye contact could be seen as a form of confrontation to a dog.
  2. Let the dog approach you, not all dogs want to be approached.
  3. Don’t run or scream if a loose dog approaches you, stay still like a tree. If you run the dog will most likely chase.
  4. Always ask permission to pet someones dog.
  5. If there is a loose dog, tell an adult immediately.
  6. Don’t bother a dog while they are eating or sleeping.
  7. Dont hug or kiss dogs, instead just pet them softly.

Remember that dog(s) are animals that we share our lives with but they are still animals. Enjoy your dog(s) and make sure that you keep yourself and your family safe!

Need training? On The Ball K9 Training offers training in the North Texas area including Denton, Lewisville, Flower Mound, Sanger, Gainesville, & Krum areas. Contact us for a FREE demonstration and Evaluation with your dog.

Posted by: ontheballk9trng | May 13, 2010

Time to have some fun & train your dog too!

Want to have some fun while training your dog?  Do you want to take your dog to the next level of training? 

On The Ball K9 Training LLC is now offering group class to client who are currently enrolled in or have completed either our Major Learning Program or K9 Camp Board and Train Program.

These classes focus on proofing the command that your dog has learned during the programs,  around other dogs, distractions & different locations. Training dates, times and locations will be posted on our Facebook page and/or Twitter.

Looking to start training with your dog? We offer FREE demonstrations and evaluation with YOUR dog!

Contact us today to get started!

Fit Dog Fit Nation Day is Sunday, May 2nd, 2010 . Celebrate by taking your dog for a walk, a run, or some tail-wagging time in the sun.

Healthy dogs are happy pets and regular exercise is key to every fitness plan.

Exercise is so important for our four-legged friends that “Pets and People — Healthy Together” is the theme of this year’s National Pet week, May 2-8, 2010, jointly founded by the American Veterinary Medical Association (Schaumburg, Ill.) and the Auxiliary to the AVMA, to promote responsible pet ownership, celebrate the human-animal bond, and promote public awareness of veterinary medicine.

Dogs are great workout partners. Studies show that our exercise programs are more successful when we take our dogs along.

For dogs, more time with you means less time home alone. Animal behavior experts agree that active dogs are less likely to become behavior problems.

Excess weight is a health hazard for all of us. Pudgy pets are at increased risk for osteoarthritis, diabetes, heart disease, and dental problems. They don’t live as long as their lean friends, either.

Fit Dog Fit Nation Day is one day to focus attention on the importance of fitness for our furry friends, but we invite you to put your dog’s health on your calendar every day.

Check out May 2nd) for fitness information and daily pawsitive inspiration. Look up for weekly training plans, dog training tips, health and fitness plans for every effort level at http://www.dogtrainingsandiego.comor sign up for a race with! (coming May 2nd) More information on National Pet Week is available at

Make tails wag! Start National Pet Week 2010 with your best paw forward and take your dog for a jog by celebrating Fit Dog Fit Nation Day on Sunday, May 2nd.

On May 2 2010, On The Ball K9 Training will kick off Fit Dog Fit Nation Day with our pack walk! 

This months walk will be at South Lakes Park in Denton TX at 9:30am.

We invite previous, current and prospective clients to join our organized pack walk. This is not designed to be a meet and greet for all dogs present, as some will be further along on their rehabilitation process than others, but more of a fun way to exercise our dogs as a pack and get to know other owners who share common goals and training methods.
This pack walk is open to all dogs. With that being said, you should approach every dog/owner with that in mind, so use common courtesy and manners. All owners/handlers are responsible for the actions of their own dogs at all times. All dogs should be leashed at all times. No exceptions. This is NOT a training class.

Get out, get fit and have some fun with your dog. Meet new people & other dog lovers

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